This week I've done something that has been 5 months in the making. I've lost 10 lbs since having Beck. (Admittedly, Beck is 6 months old, but I was not trying to lose weight the first month.) 10.2 to be exact. This has been excruciatingly difficult to do. And yes, I'm averaging only 2 lbs a month. That's about a half a pound a week. But, still, it's better than nothing.
A few weeks ago I tried Weight Watchers core plan. This is something that is difficult for me, but I always lose well. And I did. I dropped 3 lbs in one week. I was elated.
Immediately after WW, I took Beck to the doctor. He'd been fighting laryngitis for nearly 6 weeks, starting right after his 4 month check. But his lack of voice kinda went on the back burner after they weighed him. He'd only gained 2.5 ounces in 5.5 weeks. And his diaper was wet this time, whereas it had been dry the time before.
At 2 months he weighed 13 lbs on the nose, which put him in the 79% for weight. At 4 months he weighed 13 lbs 15 oz dropping to the 27%. But here he was 5 and a half months old and he only weight 14 lbs 1.5 oz. He was now in the 8% for weight.
Dr. Wynn turned to me and said, "Tell me about your diet."
"I'm on Weight Watchers," I confessed. "But I've done this with each of my kids. No one's had a problem gaining weight. Nathan weighed 20lbs at 4 months and I lost the most weight with him."
"Well," Dr. W said in the kind, sweet voice of a pediatrician, "I think you need more fat in you diet."
In my head I thought, seriously. Have you seen me? I have more than 60 lbs to lose. I need MORE fat, like I need a fork stuck under my toenails. Is there not some way to get the fat from my thighs to my milk?
So these last two weeks, I've lost weight while trying to eat more fat. This is very tricky indeed. I'll find out on Tuesday how Beck's weight is doing, but for now, will you clap for me? Losing this weight has been very hard to do.