Update: Postpartum Pounds

This update comes with an ultimatum. I went to the doctor a few weeks ago, and we had a chat about losing the postpartum pounds. We formulated a weight loss plan, and she wanted to do blood work as well.

After the results came back, I got the news that my cholesterol is better but still too high. My doctor suggested that I follow the American Heart Association recommended diet and exercise 150 minutes every week. 

Here's the thing. I have six months lower my cholesterol and lose the weight or go on cholesterol lowering medication. I do not want to take meds in my 30's for something that could cause heart disease. This is an eye opener! 

My doctor also stated that she would put me on a new drug that tells your brain not to be hungry. I hate that hungry feeling when trying to lose weight, and this was her solution to a growling stomach. After a little discussion, we decided to hold off on the hunger drug and try diet and exercise first. 

For the last two weeks I have been sick, and I've lost five pounds. It's not the best way to lose weight, but at least it's a start. 

How are you coming along on your weight loss plan? I would love to hear your progress. 

Amanda

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