Originally Posted by jheathcoat2011
So I'm 22 years old and just had my first child. At the beginning of my pregnancy I had actually lost weight, but that didn't last long. Now I'm back up to 250lbs and I'm hoping to get down to 150lbs in a year. It's about 2lbs a week which is very do-able for me. When I start losing weight I tend to lose it fast, but I am HORRIBLE at staying motivated. I hope dropping to a healthier amount of daily calories (2,000) will help plus the fact that I walk to work every day and have a new baby to keep me active. I can't do anything too drastic as far as calorie intake is concerned because I'm breastfeeding and I've been told too few calories can hurt my milk supply. I'm also taking a daily multivitamin to help.
Anyone else out there with similar goals/situation?
Don't expect to lose exactly 2 lbs every week. Sometimes it will be 2, sometimes 1, sometimes a half pound, sometimes nothing for a few weeks. It will all add up over time though.
2000 calories should be a healthy level for you unless you are very tall but I would ask your doctor since there's someone else involved (your baby) who needs healthy milk.
When you get smaller you may need to drop calories to lose more weight or increase exercise. Exercising at 250 lbs. can be very hard on your joints so make sure whatever you do is low impact.