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Two things:

1. Hubby and I are starting the 21 Day Sugar Detox next Monday. Join us?

We'll both be doing level 3 (because we already eat Paleo) with two exceptions: I'll be doing the breastfeeding modifications and we'll both likely still have dairy in our coffee (though I may go back to my Paleo coffee creamer sans honey, we'll see).
Yesterday I made a meal plan and grocery list for next week. I have to say I'm pretty excited! Some people don't do well with this type of thing. Tell them to eat a certain way and they rebel or start craving what the plan says not to have. I however thrive with this type of thing. I know I'm a broken record, but: it's all about finding what works for you! I like structure, and I like doing things like this with friends/community. 
2. I started a new account on My Fitness Pal (I was still fitviews! lol, every time I think I've wiped that old handle off the internets...)

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Body After Baby - Losing The Baby Weight - 5 Weeks Postpartum

I can't believe it's been 5 weeks already! Time flies...

My stats this week:
Weight: 196 (yep, that's a pound UP)
Bust: 44 1/2
Waist: 37
Hips: 44
Clothing Size: 13/14

That one pound gain doesn't worry me. My measurements are all the same. 

This first 6 week period postpartum my focus isn't really weight loss anyway. I'm focused on healing

With fitness I'm focused on moving again, working my way back rather than just jumping in with both feet at the 6 week mark. The walking and yoga has been perfect for this.

With nutrition I'm tracking to see where I'm at, not to keep myself at a certain calorie level. I want to know where I'm winding up calorie-wise on my own and also where I'm coming in nutrition-wise. Am I getting enough iron, vitamins, etc, etc.

My goals this past week and how I did:
Drink 3 liters of water daily. I made this most days. Hooray!Walk 20 minutes 5 or 6 days. I did 4 days. I'll call that a win.Postnatal yoga 2 or 3 days. Did 2 day…

Sleep? I Remember Sleep... It Was My Favorite

I am not one that needs lectured on the importance of sleep. Totally on board here that sleep is as important to my well-being as food and fitness.

Around the same time I went Paleo 2 years ago I also began making sleep a priority. I quickly realized that I am someone that NEEDS their sleep. 8 or 9 hours a night became my norm and I was a happier and healthier wife/mama/friend/person as a result.

Sleep affects everything for me. It affects my mood, my fitness, my attitude, my weight (whether I'm maintaining or trying to lose weight), and my appetite. Not to mention my energy levels, my focus.... OK, you get the point. 

I. Need. My. Sleep.

Which of course with a new baby I'm not getting right now. Most nights I am sleeping 5 or 6 hours. I know some people routinely get that much and do fine, but I'm not one of those people.

I've been struggling getting to bed before 10:30 or 11:00. The baby tends to eat around then and instead of going to bed at 9 (yes, I'm a grandma and…

Body After Baby - Losing The Baby Weight - 4 Weeks Postpartum

Two words for this last week: EPIC. FAIL.

Not beating myself up, more laughing at myself.

I was so excited to start working on my fitness again, to lose the baby weight, to do. this. thing. I just knew that when I had the OK to do more I'd jump at the chance and be off and running (but not actually running...yet).


This week completely got away from me. Bottom line: I underestimated the power of sleep deprivation and the new demands on my time.

Not making excuses, just trying to figure out how to make this work.

My stats this week are exactly the same as last week (no surprise):
Weight: 195
Bust: 44 1/2
Waist: 37
Hips: 44
Clothing Size: 13/14

My goals for the past week and how I did:
Drink more water. I was aiming for 3 liters a day and fell short most days, some days only managing a liter. Walk 20 minutes most days. I think I managed two walks.Postnatal yoga2 or 3 times. I didn't even find the DVD!Track my food. My phone died (like bury it in the yard, dead as a door nail died. OK, I…

Body After Baby - Losing The Baby Weight - 3 Weeks Postpartum

Finally! My first Body After Baby post. I've been looking forward to this series for months, but seriously: Holy. Cow. It's amazing how the addition of one so little (and cute, don't forget cute) has changed so much. I've been struggling for a week and a half to get this post together! I originally hoped to get a 2 week postpartum post up. Ah well...
The first 2 weeks postpartum my only focus was resting, healing, and bonding with baby. No housework, no exercise (not even walks) midwife's orders (because I had an increased risk of uterine prolapse). 

Not going to lie: it was kind of nice. Hubby cooked amazing healthy meals for me, cleaned, took care of the older kids, and did the grocery shopping... and I took care of baby and rested. Bliss.

Once I hit the 2 week mark (which was last Monday) I had the OK to do 20 minute easy walks. I can also do some gentle postnatal yoga. It may not sound like much, but I am so glad to be able to MOVE this body again! Oh yes, and hub…

July's #PaleoChat Cancelled

I cannot believe that I haven't posted for a month! Oh what a month it's been, but more on that later.

Just wanted to get a quick post up saying I'm cancelling July's PaleoChat. If you hadn't heard, I had my baby a week ago! Again, more on that later...

So sorry for the last minute notice, but no #PaleoChat this month. I hope to get it together for August, but for now I'm taking a break and enjoying my awesome family.