My weight loss journey: End of week 1


     Since I gave birth to my daughter 4 weeks ago, I’ve completely avoided doing any exercise but at the beginning of last week, I felt strong enough to start some light exercise. I weighed 176 pounds when I started and I worked out for 30 minutes for 4 days during the week using Leisa Hart’s Fit mama postnatal workout DVD.  I also did some bicep curls using a 5 pound dumbbell. Today, I weigh 183 pounds (83.2kg), my waist measures 37 inches and my hips 42 inches!


     Is it muscle gain or I’m adding more weight? I must confess that I haven’t really controlled my food intake but that’s one thing that I find really difficult: restricting the amount of food I eat. I can’t help going for seconds and ‘thirds’ when the food is really tasty!
Although I’m not breastfeeding, I’m pumping and expressing milk daily. (My daughter has refused to breastfeed but I want her to get the benefits of breast milk!) I thought that would also accelerate my weight loss but I guess it’s not. I wish I could use some weight loss pills but I can’t because it would be in the breast milk and I don’t know what sort of effect it’ll have on my daughter. I don’t think I’m ready to find out what!

9th January 2011
9th January 2011

This week, I’m going to really work on my eating habits and I hope to work out for 5 days this week. It took 9 months to put this weight on and so I don’t beat myself down too much, I’ll give myself at least that amount of time to take it off!!

Dr Fomsky

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Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three and a medical doctor by day. She is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she had babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Paris, France and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book
HAIR TYPE: 'Texlaxed' hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
LOVING: Argan oil for sealing, Brown Butter Beauty Love Deep conditioner, Shescentit Blueberry Co-wash conditioner and Hairveda Red Tea Satin Moisturizer
LONG-TERM PLAN: Trim off bone-straight ends (6 inches left) over time

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3 Comments to My weight loss journey: End of week 1

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey girl you are not terrible for a 4weeks postnatal.

    Actually when you start working out, you start by adding some extra kg cos the muscles are building up & I don't mean to discourage you but it might continue for another one or two weeks before your flesh will start shrinking. It did happend to me & I continued cos I was bent in dropping those excess & I was in the gym for 5days in a week & in a month I added almost 5kg then the first week of the second month the weight then started going down.

    Talking about food, I actually don't like dieting & I understand its not the best. Eating not too much & more than 3 times is not bad. All you can do is take more of protein & less of carbohydrate.


  2. Debbie says:

    Thanks for stopping by life of a modern mom today! I am now following your new sizzling mommy blog, and I hope we can get our post natal bodies fit!!!

  3. dr_fomsky says:

    Glad you could stop by. I do hope we whip these bodies into shape soon! LOL
    @anonymous thanks for the encouragement!

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