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Monday, August 01, 2005

Surprise, Surprise - Postpartum Fitness/Weight Loss Update, August 1

If you've been reading my updates for the last few weeks, you know that I've felt things are not going well, and that I am working to make my health important enough to me to change my ways. So imagine my surprise when I realized that I've actually lost 6 pounds in the last 6 weeks! Of course, it's not nearly as much weight as I would have liked to lose, but I am fitting into a smaller size now (I was between sizes when I started trying to lost weight). And one pound a week is the right pace for me as a nursing mother - more than that could reduce my milk supply.

I think what this proves is that little changes do make a difference. I'm not exercising as much as I would like, but I do put in at least 2 miles on the treadmill or at the park at least 3 times a week. And I've been having salads and fruit for lunch and snacks, at least some of the time, in lieu of fatter, unhealthier fare. I eat cereal once, sometimes twice, a day instead of three times a day.

I don't know if I've made enough changes to keep losing weight, but that's okay. Because I'll keep making small changes, and those will add up too.

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