Well I had to go on a hiatus from Weight Watchers for a bit because I was pregnant but I'm happy to announce that Brandon Kyle is here!! Just before I got pregnant I gained quite a bit of weight because of stress. Once I got pregnant, I gained 19 pounds. I'm not at the weight that I was when I originally started WW but I'm close enough. I always said that I would go back to WW as soon as I had the baby and I'm so glad that I stuck to it and was motivated to come back.
During my pregnancy, I let myself eat what I wanted. I can't believe I only gained 19 pounds and I was mostly belly. My pregnancy was very kind to me. Even though I made poor food choices when I was pregnant, I didn't eat much. I never felt like I needed to "eat for two"and I wasn't very hungry. Well now that I'm breastfeeding, the hunger is here!! I am so hungry all the time! When I wake up to feed the baby at night, my tummy rumbles and I have to have a snack. I am burning 500 calories a day just breastfeeding so that makes sense why I'm so hungry. The key to being on WW and breastfeeding will be making the right choices with all of this hunger.
I went to a new meeting today. Unfortunately, Kerri my leader is no longer leading meetings so I had to find a new meeting. Kerri recommended Kathy on Thursday nights so I gave it a try. I brought Brandon to the meeting and he was quite a hit. Kathy was so sweet and loved him right away. The meeting was busy enough and they were very interactive. Kathy seems like she'll be a great leader. I'm so happy that I found a great replacement meeting. I'm glad I don't have to try out a bunch of meetings. I will definitely return next week.
It will be difficult to get back in to the swing of things because the last nine months, I've allowed myself to eat what I want without a thought. I'm allowing myself to take it easy the first week and try to get used to being on the program again. I won't be super harsh on myself. Also, I don't want to lose weight too quickly because it can effect my milk supply. So this week I will focus on getting the house more WW friendly and get back in to tracking.