OK ladies, I am so incredibly frustrated I could just scream. But I won't because the baby is napping. I have battled weight my whole life (more in my head than anything else), but this is a whole new low for me. After I had my son and the swelling weight down, I officially weighed less than I did preconception, but I was still overweight. This was not on purpose, I could eat NOTHING the last trimester :( Then, over the past 10 months, I have GAINED 20 LBS! This is while trying to LOSE weight! I wanted to use my time away from work to work on myself and this is what happened. I go back to work in January and none of my clothes fit. I have been dieting the entire time since my son was born too. Counting calories, I tried Weight Watchers, I started running again, etc. Nothing. Well something, but my weight moved in the wrong direction. I know I had bad days in there, but for the most part I truly feel like this 20 lbs was not earned. I am also still nursing my son, so I couldn't eat less than 1800 calories per day (so they say) because I'd lose my supply. Weight Watchers for breastfeeding mothers was waayyyy too many calories. I gained weight. Now I have been doing the Shaun T 25 workout and shakeology everyday while maintaing a 1,800 calorie a day diet and still…nothing. What do I have to do?!?!
I do have an underactive thyroid that I take meds for. Bloodwork within the past month shows it's normal. My numbers have been great (last a1c was 6.5) Everything looks great but my weight. I am at a loss…. I have heard some people say it was impossible for them to lose weight while nursing, but I feel like that would just be another excuse. I want to cut my calories WAY more, but everyone i talk to tells my I can't unless I wean. I can't do ideal protein until I wean, it feels like I can't do anything until I wean. I know anything weight loss related is always harder with T1 too. THIS SUCKS! I have about 50 lbs to lose now. I am so upset :(
Advice? words of wisdom? A magic potion?