Being a mummy is so crazy.. I am sooo busy. Back at work this week after nearly 5 months off.. it went so quickly! So now I'm a working mum.. I have set up my own small business and will hopefully build it up over the next year or so, but for now, Ive got a lovely 20 hr a week contract, working 2 days in the office and some random hours around the boys schedules at home. It's perfect :)
I booked in for a fill on 18th October.. but I never went. Truth is, I'm adequately filled.. I'm just not eating the way I should be. My portions are way too big (I blame breastfeeding hunger mostly!) and I eat way too fast, with too big bites. My lapband is working the way it should. I do not need to get more fill. I need to be able to eat well to be able to continue breastfeeding. However, I don't need to be eating alot of the crap that I was.What I have been doing is eating differently over the past month. I have basically cut out all things made with flour, potato, rice, corn and sugar. It's sort of low carb, except that most of my carbs are coming from all my veges salads and nuts and I'm not skimping on them! I'm eating alot more protien and a lot more fat now and it is doing wonders for my breast milk supply.
Here is my typical day:
2 boiled eggs mashed with a TBS whole egg mayo or a protein shake
Coffee (always coffee!!) with 1 sweetener and heavy cream
Nuts or a boiled egg or cream cheese and deli meats (sometimes I don't even eat morning tea cos I'm not hungry)
Salad with Protein (deli ham, tinned tuna) or leftovers from the night before.
Strawberries and Cream
Steamed Veg/Salad and some form of protein. Salad dressing has olive oil and lemon juice mostly, the protein part is cooked in butter or coconut oil.
Or I could make myself a gorgeous omelette.. Mmmmmmmm Loving eggs at the moment.. omelettes are my favourite.. loads of herbs, onion, bacon, mushrooms, cheese and roasted pine nuts. Nom nom.
Low Joule Jelly and heavy cream
I've lost 3kg in the last 4 weeks, and that's with no exercise at all. I'm pretty happy with that. I do plan on starting exercising very soon, but, being a gym girl, i need to wait until we have more $$ before splashing out on a gym membership, so the plan is to go walking and swimming when the weather warms up a bit and when baby boy is sleeping through, because at the moment, I'm still nursing at least twice overnight.
So that's where I'm at. I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that my body responds better to less carbohydrates - especially those that come from simple sugars and flour. I may even be gluten intolerant. Eating like this for a month and I'm not bloated, i have regular good poops and as I mentioned before, My breastmilk supply has IMPROVED!
Will check back in again but in the meantime, I'm very active on twitter so if you're on twitter, come find me! I'm @lapbandgirl... drop me a message and let me know you're following me. I post a lot of food pics about what I'm eating in case you are interested.
Thanks for reading!