Diary

10 Week Postpartum Check In

I’ve decided that since Oliver was born on a Thursday, that posting my check-ins on Friday makes more sense than Monday. So here we are, checking in on a Friday!

Sleep

Well Ollie is finally out of leap 2, which means less screaming during the day and slightly better sleep at night. On occasion he’s had 8 hour stretches which is a dream!

Over the last 7 days I’ve averaged 7.5 hours of sleep a night, with an average of an hour awake. So certainly nothing to complain about.

Food

Easter weekend saw the consumption of Los of Easter chocolate. Chocolate is my kryptonite and I have no regrets for enjoying myself, which is a far cry from the guilt I used to feel after such a weekend.

While we’re still enjoying some takeaway when the urge calls, my meal choices day to day have been healthy and satisfying. And at the end of the day, if I’m still hungry, I eat.

Exercise

My walks over the last couple of weeks definitely decreased. To be honest, I had some anxiety about leaving the house with Ollie during his leap. He was so fussy, and any walks that I managed to get in, I was lucky to get.

I’m excited to be starting the Emily Sky Fit Postpartum Plan, which works on your body’s recovery in preparation for returning to regular exercise, so I’ll be starting that on Monday. I had a sneak peak at the week 1 workouts and they look like they’ll gently ease me back, which is important after a cesarean.

Body

I’m officially down 3 kg from when I began these check-ins at 6 weeks. It’s not rapid weight-loss, but it’s what I need so that I don’t have to worry about my breastmilk supply dropping.

My other measurements are down slightly as well which is of course nice to see.

Mind

There’s not a whole lot to report here. Unlike previous weeks, I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about my relationship with food, which is perhaps a small step towards a better one.

I find I’ve been less obsessive about food, Wheatley it’s what I’m going to eat or what I “can’t” have. Perhaps that’s because I’m not telling myself that I can’t have things. If I want something, I think to myself if I actually DO want it, and if I do, then I have it.

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