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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Postpartum Weightloss: 10 days postpartum

Who-hoo!  Down to 166 lbs from 182 lbs!  I still haven't done anything special or specific to weightloss yet. Physically I'm still just hanging out with my toddler and newborn (and it's getting easier to hang out with her as my muscles gain back their strength). I'm eating food from the food service but have dealt with 2 bouts of gastroparesis. So I've gone about 4 days without eating. 

Don't get the wrong idea. I'm not not eating to lose weight - I love food too much. Gastroparesis is a condition I've had since college where my stomach spontaneously stops digesting food, leading to increasingly awful stomach pains that eventually lead to vomiting. It happens randomly for me. I'm not sure exactly what sets it off because if I did know I'd stop that behavior.  It can be set off by bad posture while eating, tight clothing like bra bands, stress, eating too fast, not chewing enough, being too hungry...the list goes on and on. When I do have to deal with my non working stomach I usually don't eat anything the day after to "reset" my stomach. Filling it up too soon can just lead to more gut clenching pain for me. 

Anyways, this wasn't supposed to be a post on gastroparesis but I just don't want anyone to think I'd do something as extreme as going on a starvation diet. 

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