I'm working on only eating three meals per day instead of three meals and a snack. I don't really feel hungry for the snack but I get a slight woozy feeling in my head if I skip it. I skipped my snack yesterday for the first time and was fine. I think my body just needs to get used to a new routine. I also cut out all of the almonds and almond butter I was eating and concentrated on eating enough at each meal instead of using the almonds to fill up after meals. I lost 2.6 pounds(that's amazing for me) since Monday just by giving up the almonds and cutting out the snacking. I didn't really cut calories either as I ate more coconut oil and butter to make up for it. We'll see what happens next week!
I started reading The Tummy Chronicles last week at Amy's blog Raising Arrows.
After trying to measure my diastasis recti separation I came to the conclusion that I need to work on closing it. My husband tried to measure it for me and we couldn't even tell how wide it is but we could feel pulsing in each spot that we measured, which Julie Tupler says indicates very weak connective tissue. I had used the Mummy Tummy book while I was pregnant with my last baby but didn't stick with it and didn't use the tummy splint either. After my baby was born I tried the exercises again which made my back hurt so I gave up. I'm hoping this will solve some of my back and digestive problems.
Here are my before pictures from the side and front(gasp!).
I didn't realize how much my tummy sticks out until I put this fitted shirt on and wore a skirt with a low waistband. Wow!
The separation explains why I have such a hard time moving down each size when I'm getting close to my goal weight. My pants will be baggy in the legs, lower hips, and sometimes waist before my tummy finally lets me wear a smaller size. I have about twenty pounds to go which is coming off very slowly!
Hopefully, I will get my package soon so I can post some progress pictures next week. I ordered the package with the DVD, splint, and guidebook. It was more than we wanted to spend but getting my tummy muscles strong and healthy again is pretty important!