This week I can't stop eating. The baby has been constantly attached to me like a limpet and I have been working my way through our cupboards until they are bare. Breastfeeding apparently burns an additional 500 calories a day but I am definitely eating in excess of that increase. It wouldn't matter so much if I was eating healthy food but I'm craving sugar which they say is more addictive than crack. Cake, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream... I am literally stuffing my face.
It must be karma as I didn't really experience any cravings during my pregnancy apart from an increased desire for dairy products. First time round I ate a giant bar of Dairy Milk each day so I was feeling optimistic this pregnancy that the weight gain would be minimal. I didn't weigh myself at all during the pregnancy but if my clothes are anything to go by I put on a lot less.
When Little I hit 4weeks I decided that enough was enough. I wrote on the blog that I was starting a healthy eating regime. It lasted about a day before I found myself manically making apple crumble to satisfy the craving. Things have gotten noticeably worse this week and I even had to snack during a nightfeed, something I have never done before.
So I have formulated a new plan. My 6week check is on Tuesday and I am going to take the plunge and weigh myself. I'll stock up on fruit and healthy snacks so I have something to grab when a sugar craving hits in an attempt to break the cycle. Withdrawal here I come!
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