|Day 3 of this adventure
||[Jun. 21st, 2006|03:43 pm]
Tracking our progress and getting advice from each
Ok, I found the invitation, I'm in :)|
StoneyFieldFarms Organic Fruit Smoothie Light - 130 Cals - 2.5 Points
Root Bear - Caffine and Sugar Free - 0 Cals
Peanutbutter cups - 200 Cals - 5.0 Points
Chicken Pizziola - 230 Cals - 5.5 Points
1 Glass Skim Milk - 1.7
Chili Lime Grilled Chicken w/ Back Bean Pasta - 340 Cals (16gm fat 4gm Fiber)- 8 Points
Root Beer - Caffine and Sugar Free - 0 Cals
I've had about 4 full glasses of water so far today
Total for day 22.7 Points, ehh, not great. I guess I could count it as 2.7 of my 35 flex points right?
Goal 20-22 I'm 152lbs, so I guess 22, but will be near the 20 line soon I hope so I'm trying to keep that in mind.
30-32 if taking the 10 nursing points...
I'm questioning the nursing points though. Rach really doesn't nurse that much anymore and eats just about everything (meat, cheese, veggies, fruit, etc.) and its SO MUCH more food then I need if I make better food choices...
2006-06-21 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I always thought the nursing points were too much. I stopped counting them when Amelia/Owen were getting most of their meals from food. Plus, if I was making good choices about what to eat, I had to WORK to get up to my target with the extra 10, and that didn't seem right.
The woman told me at WW though that often it's that we have to work to get those points but that we need them for our metabolism to be at peak performance otherwise our bodies go into store/starvation mode in order to provide for baby.
I don't know how often Rach is nursing - but, for me, being that Cole drinks only my EBM with about 2oz max of anything else and I know he could go all day without solids but not all day without my milk, I'm counting the points.
I think at the least kara, you should split the diff and take 5.
2006-06-22 01:42 am (UTC)
Whatever works. But if you find you're not losing weight, it might be worth cutting some of the points.
I mean, I know I stopped nursing Amelia earlier than you all, but at 13 months, she's getting almost all of her nutrition from solids. My understanding is that your supply is pretty steady after a certain point--meaning that a change in diet isn't going to make or break your nursing stuff. My friend who is nursing her 3 year old has gone back to her pre-pregnancy calorie intake because at this point, her body isn't gonna give up the milk unless forced to.
2006-06-22 01:43 am (UTC)
Let me clarify, because my first answer was confused.
By all means, take as many nursing points as you're allotted. But if you find you're not losing weight, it may mean that you don't need ALL the points, but only some/not as many of them.
and also it's important that all doctors will tell ANY nursing mom, no matter what the age of the child that any more than 1-2lbs/wk is too much to loose - so, it's a tight balance of too little or too much