It's official! Friday marked the beginning of my 32nd year. After a week of clean eating and thoughtful decisions, I threw caution to the wind and celebrated for a couple of days with some of my favorite people and all of my favorite indulgences: pizza, chocolate cake, WINE, and chicken and waffle potato chips. Ridiculous. I actually lost over my goal and then gained a little back. All the fun was worth it and I'm fully committed to keeping things much cleaner this week. It was such a fun weekend.
I wanted to thank you all for your encouragement and say a few things about some concerns that some of you dear people had in the comments. When you are breastfeeding it is extremely important that you're getting enough calories (at least 1500 a day) and that you're getting enough healthy fats. You don't want your milk supply to plummet with extreme dieting. I don't consider myself to be on a "diet." I'm eating whole foods, I'm going to start walking this week, and I'm cutting out alcohol during the week and eliminating processed foods and sugar. I'm going to indulge in something I love once a week and if that hurts my weight loss then I'll cut that out for a while. I want to gradually and healthily lose the weight. Breast feeding mamas should lose about 1.5 lbs a week. Read other healthy guidelines for nursing moms here and here (thanks for the links ladies!).

Here are my stats for week 2.
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 156
Size: 10/12
Body fat: 18%
Pounds lost: 1

What I'm eating...
For breakfast- oatmeal with blueberries
For lunch- dill cheese and turkey rollups with arugula
For snacking- hummus with celery (I would LOVE your healthy snack ideas)
For dinner- veggie tacos in a lettuce wrap with cucumber salad
Goal for this week: to lose 2 lbs
Reward if I make my goal: new workout top

If you're playing along please leave a link to any similar posts that you do in the comments below, I'd love to see what you're doing and really want to create a community for other moms where they can gather inspiration and share what's working for them!

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  1. happy birthday (i turned 32 yesterday)! this series is going to be SO helpful; our little girl was finally born last wednesday.

    1. SOOO happy for you guys! can't wait to hear her name. :) lots of love to y'all (and happy birthday!!!!)

    2. aw, thanks! :) her name is... cricket. a little different, we know, but we like it with violet and max.

    3. i LOVE her name. so stinkin cute and fits perfectly with your already darlin family.

    4. aw, yay! sweet of you to say. :)

  2. Happy Birthday and keep it up! I like how you posted some of the things you are eating, gives me some ideas too! :)

  3. Happy Birthday! I am joining you in the weight loss and getting fit journey. I also have a new baby, and want to get in shape. Here is my blog: Thanks so much for inspiring me to blog about it. Love your outfit!


    1. yay hannah! glad to have you along.

  4. Your body fat is 18%??? Then why the heck do you want to lose any weight silly?? That dress is beautiful, the sweater is even more beautiful, and you look stunning (and like you don't need to lose a pound).

    1. thus why i consider you one of my best friends. XOXO


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