I am four foot ten inches and over eleven stone. Just had my second baby, he is three months old and would like to get back into pre-pregnancy clothes and out of my maternity wear! After six days of calorie counting with My Fitness pal I have lost a pound, hurrah! going in the right direction.
It is hard work though, I feel as though I am hardly eating and I can't believe how much calories there are in foods. Special K cereal is over 400 calories and that's only usually part of my breakfast, really hard to keep it down to 1400 calories a day. I have never counted calories before and it is a challenge.
I was really pleased that I managed to go to a Zumba class with a friend this week even though I was quite tired as my little boy is still waking for 3am feeds. I have been to Zumba before, started going a couple of years ago with friends and then stopped when I got pregnant again. I kept all my movements to low impact, but it was still quite tough going. I felt much better for getting there. I have to admit I was on the verge of cancelling as not sure if I had the energy but didn't want to let my friend or myself down.
I slipped up food wise on Weds, I went to the cinema and I couldn't resist my favourite treat 'toffee popcorn'. Turns out the half a bag I ate was 416 calories and took me way over the daily limit.
My aim next week is to keep within the daily food allowance of 1400 calories and not give in to my cravings for chocolate during baby's naptime and when my eldest is at preschool. Wish me luck!