We had Little’s 6 month Well Baby visit last week and I was a bit dismayed to find out she’s dropped from the 50th percentile for weight to the 7th! I vowed to be more consistent with offering her solids as well as nursing her more.
(stay with me… This IS a Weight Loss Wednesday story…)
I went to get dressed the morning after the appointment, still mulling over how to get her to GAIN weight, as I slipped into my jeans. I buckled the belt, as per normal, but the denim was bunching up all around my waist!
I had been noticing my pants being super baggy by the end of the day, but these ones were freshly laundered and still baggy!
So, I opened The Drawer. You know, the one with all the pre-pregnancy pants that make you feel like a total sausage post-baby, but that you like to keep handy just in case the pounds magically melt off in between nursing sessions and ferrying the other kids around.
Had to be a fluke, right?? Maybe those were my “big Size 10s”. So, I tried on another… And another… And another.
They ALL fit!
Not only did they zip and button, I could breathe!
Then it occurred to me.
In the past few weeks, I’ve dramatically decreased my milk intake! I had been drinking 32-48 oz A DAY of 1% milk!
Duh. I needed to feed Little MORE milk to make her gain weight, so naturally, drinking LESS milk would mean loss!
The best part? I hardly miss the big cold glass of the white stuff and I don’t have the anxiety that comes from “dieting”.
What have you cut that made TW biggest difference for you? Was it difficult?