I'm sure you've seen those slightly snarky and oh-so-true signs in many offices.
Well, if my body had an office, its sign would read like this:
- CheapPick two.
- Run 7-12 miles per week.
- Make enough milk to breastfeed.
- Lose weight.Pick two.
Right now I'm going with the first two.
With all of this running, I've expected this baby weight to just fall off. No such luck. I'm still holding steady at 160, about 20 pounds above my pre-baby weight. When I've both run and cut calories in an effort to lose weight, my milk supply has diminished and made breastfeeding difficult. And Peanut's too little to be dieting.
I'm not complaining, really, because Hello, Heather! Your body can run 7-12 miles per week! You're successfully breastfeeding your fifth gorgeous child! Nothing to complain about there.
Mostly, I'm just finding it interesting. I've always had difficulty losing weight while breastfeeding, at least for the first year when my babies get most of their nourishment from me. This isn't new. But, the running is new and I thought it might make a difference. Nope.
And can I just say that the running is rocking? 4.31 miles today in 55 minutes.