Thursday, April 5, 2012

Little steps-

So, I stopped breastfeeding. After I finished the Reglan, my supply dropped so low that I couldn't even nurse him in the morning anymore. I made it to 1 day shy of 3 months, and I know that's the best I could do. What I was pumping really wasn't worth the time and effort it was taking, so I am at peace with this. Honestly, I spent too much time getting frustrated and crying over it, so it was a huge relief when I stopped. I still miss it, but I know it was time to let it go.

Allowing my milk to dry up sucked. It was painful, and I kept second guessing myself, but it's over now.

I'm switching from the mini-pill to a regular estrogen/progesterone pill now.* Hopefully that will help with my PCOS symptoms, goodness knows I need it. I'm still on the Metformin, but that only helps me so much. Meanwhile, the pill should prevent cysts for me at least and give me a regular cycle since I don't do that on my own.

As for the weight loss... yeah, I haven't been on the treadmill in awhile. But, since I stopped breastfeeding, I've been watching my calories. I'm in week one, otherwise known as the hunger stretch! I always find the first couple of weeks the hardest, as my body adjusts. I feel hungry all the time, but it's not a bad hunger. It's bearable, I mean I'm not starving, I'm just wishing for more. I know that once I adjust, it'll be fine. Getting there can be tough though! So no real progress to report but I'm taking it a step at a time.

I really need to get motivated on the exercise. Maybe schedule out some time for A to watch V while I work out- and then, no excuses for not getting it done. I really want to start jogging regularly again, and I do miss yoga too. The weather is starting to get nicer, so I want to start taking V for walks in his stroller too. I think he'd like that anyway.

*eta: I don't know if I'm switching now. The nurse was concerned about my clotting disorders and taking estrogen pills. I think since mine are minor clotting issues, and I'm on low-dose aspirin, it should be fine, but what do I know. So I guess we'll see what happens. I have to talk to them again Monday. I may need to consider other options there.


St Elsewhere said...

Well, be comfortable with your decision. The freed time will make you feel better in a lot of ways...and Nombie is doing so good!

Take Care!

Shannon Ivy said...

I've started exercising again this week. I've enjoyed it but I know 30 minutes on the treadmill DRAGS on when I used to do an hour without a problem... And I miss yoga too, but after taking it in college a couple years ago, I am really picky on how I take it! LoL

Good luck!

Rebecca said...

The first month of exercising is the hardest. Once you form a routine it will be so much easier for you to stick with it.

Kristin said...

I'm glad you are at peace with your decision. It's not worth beating yourself up over it.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Walking is great! Seriously! Most days, it's all the exercise I get, but I see the results because I'm always moving and carrying a child around.

I remember the crying over my lack of milk too. I'm glad you have come to a better place with it all.

mommy someday said...

Three months is GREAT! So many women are not lucky enough to make it that long.

By the way, I was tagged with the Lovely Blog award and have passed it along to you. :-)