ktgrok

I'm back...with a baby!

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Not sure if anyone remembers me here, I may have read more than posted. But I'm 2 years out from VSG and working to get back on track after slacking during the end of my pregnancy and the months after having the baby. The little baby bug is 6 months now and it's time to stop blaming her for the baby weight :)  I've got 4 pounds to go to get to postpartum weight, and then want to lose another 20 after that. Started tracking my food again with a new app (loving Baritastic) and making sure to not drink with food, etc. Seems to be working, I lost 2 pounds last week! Was great to see that my sleeve works if I work it. 

My nutritionist says I should eat 1500 calories a day and 100 grams carbs while still nursing, but that seems kind of high....I'm 41 years old and 5'1" tall and currently 161 pounds. I have no trouble with the protein goal, which she set at 60-80 grams minimum. 

Anyway, I'm back, and looking for people that "get" it and some accountability and socializing. So, HI!

 

(photos are the day before I gave birth (I was 42 weeks when little miss finally decided to come!), shortly after she was born, and then a recent picture of her and I)

 

 

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Congrats on that absolutely ADORABLE baby! Welcome back!

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Such a cute baby!!! Congratulations, welcome back, and good luck with the next weightloss goals.

100g of carbs does sound high to someone who has been restricting them. It is actually still low, and well below what many would recommend. That said it is too high for ketosis to happen, but that may well be why your NUT has set that figure to ensure you don't go into a ketogenic state so soon after birth. As a comparison point, my dietician would ideally like my carbs at 200g daily.....Haha...not on my watch!!!!!!

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What a sweetie!  Congrats!  And welcome back!

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What a precious little girl! I also love the look on the cats face. Doesn't really look thrilled that she is there. lol

Welcome back and good luck to you.

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1 hour ago, Readytobeme said:

What a precious little girl! I also love the look on the cats face. Doesn't really look thrilled that she is there. lol

Welcome back and good luck to you.

Baby had been trying to harass the cat right before this, lol! 

And thank you. 

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Congratulations on the new baby! She's absolutely adorable, and you look fantastic as well! It's great you're getting yourself lined up to lose those last few pounds. I hope they drop off quickly for you! Keep up the great work you've started....it will be gone before you know it. :)

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7 hours ago, ktgrok said:

Not sure if anyone remembers me here, I may have read more than posted. But I'm 2 years out from VSG and working to get back on track after slacking during the end of my pregnancy and the months after having the baby. The little baby bug is 6 months now and it's time to stop blaming her for the baby weight :)  I've got 4 pounds to go to get to postpartum weight, and then want to lose another 20 after that. Started tracking my food again with a new app (loving Baritastic) and making sure to not drink with food, etc. Seems to be working, I lost 2 pounds last week! Was great to see that my sleeve works if I work it. 

My nutritionist says I should eat 1500 calories a day and 100 grams carbs while still nursing, but that seems kind of high....I'm 41 years old and 5'1" tall and currently 161 pounds. I have no trouble with the protein goal, which she set at 60-80 grams minimum. 

Anyway, I'm back, and looking for people that "get" it and some accountability and socializing. So, HI!

 

(photos are the day before I gave birth (I was 42 weeks when little miss finally decided to come!), shortly after she was born, and then a recent picture of her and I)

 

 

day before giving birth.jpg

sleepy mom and baby.jpg

rosie on bed 5 months.jpg

katie 6 months postpartum.jpg

Congrats on your adorable little one. She looks like a drawing from a Disney movie!

Be kind to yourself while nursing. It takes a lot of energy to feed a tiny human. I'm glad you are here and am looking forward to getting to know you. :D

 

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6 hours ago, NerdyLady said:

Congrats on your adorable little one. She looks like a drawing from a Disney movie!

Be kind to yourself while nursing. It takes a lot of energy to feed a tiny human. I'm glad you are here and am looking forward to getting to know you. :D

 

Thank you! That's so sweet!

I'm not sure I've been kind to myself, but I'm not stressing too much. This is my fourth baby, and the first time I've lost so much of the baby weight, so there is that :) And I did bump up my calories/carbs but since doing that the scale hasn't moved :(  I'll give it a bit longer and then re-evaluate. 

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Your little princess is adorable ktgrok - congratulations!

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Welcome back! I totally remember you because you're actually the reason I started looking into WLS in the first place. I don't think I ever actually thanked you, though.  You posted about it on the WTM forums and got the wheels turning in my head. I'm so grateful that you helped start me down this path and I'm looking forward to hearing about your renewed weight loss journey.

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Welcome back!  You look great and your little one is so precious :)

 

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5 hours ago, athenarose said:

Welcome back! I totally remember you because you're actually the reason I started looking into WLS in the first place. I don't think I ever actually thanked you, though.  You posted about it on the WTM forums and got the wheels turning in my head. I'm so grateful that you helped start me down this path and I'm looking forward to hearing about your renewed weight loss journey.

Oh, wow! Thats crazy!

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Welcome back and thank you for posting the photos of your totally adorable baby!!

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She's so cute :) 

Welcome back. I had a look at your blog - it sounds like you're getting back at it. Good for you. I imagine coordination between pediatricians and bariatric specialists is probably not super close. I hope you can figure out the balancing act between weight loss, baby feeding, and keeping yourself nourished!

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@ktgrok

Your youngster is just deliciously babyhood! What a great smile on the both of you!

and great to hear the connection with @athenarose. One never knows the good one does in the world by setting off a chain of good events...

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Soooo adorable tiny human!! She is beautiful ❤️ Welcome back and so glad you decided to rejoin the ranks :) 

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I found a workout to do with the baby in the baby carrier! Beachbody had a few post partum ones, and two that incorporate baby! This one was called Baby on BOD and was fun, but man are my legs going to be sore tomorrow!!!

We also ate out today, and I made good choices! Ate more calories than normal for lunch, but I'll still be within the range my nutritionist wants me at, and my carbs stayed low enough :)  (had steak, parmesan creamed spinach, and Caesar Salad. And...a few bites of cheesecake, which I also logged and I'm still in range :)

Plus of course I had the rest for dinner, so yay. 

 

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17 hours ago, ktgrok said:

I found a workout to do with the baby in the baby carrier! Beachbody had a few post partum ones, and two that incorporate baby! This one was called Baby on BOD and was fun, but man are my legs going to be sore tomorrow!!!

We also ate out today, and I made good choices! Ate more calories than normal for lunch, but I'll still be within the range my nutritionist wants me at, and my carbs stayed low enough :)  (had steak, parmesan creamed spinach, and Caesar Salad. And...a few bites of cheesecake, which I also logged and I'm still in range :)

Plus of course I had the rest for dinner, so yay. 

 

baby on bd.jpg

So cool about the workout!

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