As many of you have been asking why I am not posting on my food account on instagram, I decided to do a little weight loss update. So... why haven't I posted any photos over there? Well... I simply can't be bothered switching between two accounts anymore. Logging in and out is such a pain. Apparently Instagram will allow managing two accounts without the need to log in and out all the time soon, so fingers crossed. In terms of weight loss, it's been ok.
I was obviously hoping to lose more weight by now, but in my last update I mentioned that I put a couple of lbs back on, which wasn't great. I am now back down to a total of -14lbs thankfully and I can continue from here. It's actually really hard for me trying to lose weight, while breastfeeding, as I constantly worry that I might not be eating enough and that my milk will dry up. I am paranoid about it, as I already have a low supply, so I have to watch what I am doing. For most mums, it's a different story, but my supply issues are still at the back of my head, so it's a tricky one. I do have to pull my finger out though, as it's already been 3 months since I started this 'mission' and I would have liked to be a considerable bit lighter by now :)
As Zachary is now off nursery for the Summer, I am no longer walking him there or picking him up, so I have to make an actual effort and plan other activities to add some exercise to our life. We've been going to parks or just playing outside lately. We have one favourite park (Calderglen) which is absolutely amazing and yesterday it was completely empty so I was able to go on the massive slides too, climb the hills etc. I am very anxious when there are people around, so this was perfect and I enjoyed it so much. I felt like a kid again :) haha. We all loved it.
I also wanted to mention that I am getting slightly fed up of people acting like I am not allowed to have anything 'bad' because I mentioned that I want to lose weight. Also, what some people see as 'bad' or unhealthy isn't necessarily that big of a deal. Plus, only I know what goes into my food. I personally think that drinking Diet Coke is like drinking bleach with added aspartame (which I describe as poison). I am pretty sure that a slice of cake won't damage my body as much as a Diet Coke, so yeah... In my house, Coke will only go down the drain, as it's a great alternative to bleach and cake will go in my mouth, if I feel like it. Thanks. I try to be positive and not react to any trolling, but sometimes you just have to get something off your chest.
On a positive note, I got two little jars to help me visualise my weight loss and I will put glass pebbles inside. One jar will have all the 'lbs lost in it' and the other one all the 'lbs until target'. I've seen it on Pinterest and it's such a good idea. I am going to Home Bargains tomorrow to get some pebbles and I hope it helps me stay motivated. I want some chalkboard style stickers on the jars as well, so I can write the numbers down too.
It's my 29th birthday on the 15th of July and Mia's 1st birthday on the 18th, which means lots of cake, so I have to be extra careful not to pile the pounds back on. I am sure I can manage. I also have a gorgeous tunic I bought recently that won't go past my boobs, which is actually great, because I think that when I lose another 2 stone, it will fit me perfectly. I have a 'before photo' wearing it, so it will be interesting to see how it looks like on once it actually fits me.