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post #21 of 77

Hello again everyone! Welcome poorlittlefish! So I've been pretty much MIA lately. That's because the scale won't budge, and sometimes it even tells me Im 112, although it goes in between 110 & 112, so I'm going to figure that's water. I just haven't been serious about it. It's like I hit 110, and that was fine -- but it's only fine when I'm fully dressed & not looking at myself :( I've been *reasonably* active. I've walked probably between 3 and 5 times/week. I raked leaves one day, with a 19 pound baby strapped on my back. There's housework, and much of the time, I've got that baby on me, either in the backpack or the snugli. I'm getting stronger, there's no doubt about that. I bought a shelving unit last week. You know, the cheap particle board type that are really heavy. The guy at the store put it in the truck for me and I had no idea how I was going to get it into the house alone. I had visions of opening up the package and carrying it in piece by piece. But I just hefted it up, no problem, brought it inside no problem. 

 

I've also really been battling the sugar addiction & losing. I have a friend who's been a drinker for a long, long time & in the last few years has decided to quit. I've watched him repeatedly go into rehab, repeatedly come home, have a few good weeks and then start drinking again. And I think to myself, wtf? Why is he doing this to himself? He makes this big effort to not drink, goes through detox, etc, only to come back out and throw away all the work he's done. And then I looked at myself. I know for a fact that if I eat something sugary in the morning, I will feel awful by early afternoon. I will be shaking and weak, likely I will have a panic attack as well. It's not fun. But I do it anyway, even knowing that I'll pay for it later. I know it's not as bad as alcohol, but I realized the behaviours are not that different. So I'll take a page from AA and adopt their "one day at a time" philosophy. Today I'm not eating sugar. No chocolate for me. No jam (I made some delicious jam). No cereal with heaping spoonfuls of white death on it. For now, I'm just going to focus on the refined sugars. I know I should look at getting rid of white bread as well, but while I do this, I'm allowing myself free rein with the bagels. I know they kind of do the same thing to your insulin levels, but...The thing is, sugar and white bread makes me feel so good intially. Really, it feels like I'm doing something great for myself with those initial bites. But it's an illusion, something to do with serotonin, I think. So that's my resolution for the day! Good luck to all of you out there!

post #22 of 77
May I join? orngbiggrin.gif I weigh 149 right now (20 lost since the day I gave birth) and I would like to weigh between 120-125. That's my usual weight, at least. My goals are not so much weight as energy and muscle tone, though. I feel and look huge. I still look pregnant! I know I'm only 1 month pp, but I would really like to fit in non-maternity clothes. smile.gif

I plan on starting back on light postnatal yoga this week, moving to Kundalini in 2 weeks, getting back into belly dancing, and starting hooping. I'm also thinking about doing the C25K again as I was working on it again when morning sickness stopped me in my tracks. Sounds like a lot, but my kids love doing the exercise videos and hooping with me, so it keeps us from going crazy inside in the winter! I had a "goal" dress but it ended up being backordered then out of stock, so I'm trying to find another reward. I'm eating fairly well-off dairy now and cutting out caffeine because of baby's reflux until we get it figured out. I've been eating a lot of fruit and smoothies but I'm not so good at eating veggies.

That's awesome, Amanda!

MamitaM-after my 1st and 3rd children my weight did the same thing. I actually got quite underweight. My thyroid was fine, too. Maybe some kids are just calorie hogs? lol.gif
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May I join? orngbiggrin.gif I weigh 149 right now (20 lost since the day I gave birth) and I would like to weigh between 120-125. That's my usual weight, at least. My goals are not so much weight as energy and muscle tone, though. I feel and look huge. I still look pregnant! I know I'm only 1 month pp, but I would really like to fit in non-maternity clothes. smile.gif

I plan on starting back on light postnatal yoga this week, moving to Kundalini in 2 weeks, getting back into belly dancing, and starting hooping. I'm also thinking about doing the C25K again as I was working on it again when morning sickness stopped me in my tracks. Sounds like a lot, but my kids love doing the exercise videos and hooping with me, so it keeps us from going crazy inside in the winter! I had a "goal" dress but it ended up being backordered then out of stock, so I'm trying to find another reward. I'm eating fairly well-off dairy now and cutting out caffeine because of baby's reflux until we get it figured out. I've been eating a lot of fruit and smoothies but I'm not so good at eating veggies.

That's awesome, Amanda!

MamitaM-after my 1st and 3rd children my weight did the same thing. I actually got quite underweight. My thyroid was fine, too. Maybe some kids are just calorie hogs? lol.gif

Welcome! Wow your exercise regime sounds like so much fun! Im jelous! Wish we had kundalini classes here. I recently bought a yoga membership at half price, its vinyasa flow. so excited to get a chance to actually go!!

 

As for me... OMG OMG OMG

WW weigh in tonight... 137! holy crap.

dh calleed me the incredible shrinking mommy machine lol

i feel great!
 

post #24 of 77
We have yoga classes here, but I'm doing DVDs since I can't afford the classes. smile.gif I can join dh's work gym for $10 a year so I will be doing that in spring semester when it opens up after break.

Congrats Mandica!
post #25 of 77
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137.0 today!!!!!

post #26 of 77
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137.0 today!!!!!



WOW great work! Keep it up!

post #27 of 77

Update me!!!

 

163.6

 

Was so stunned that I went on the scale 3 different times just to verify. 

post #28 of 77



Go you! energy.gif

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137.0 today!!!!!

post #29 of 77

Please update me as well--at my weigh in on Friday I was 162.  Haven't seen that number since 2008 :)

post #30 of 77

Please update me to 182 :) Thanks!

 

So, this is odd. I joined WW and following the points plan have cut calories (of course). I was worried about milk supply but I am making way more milk than DD needs. Would cutting calories make it taste funky? She's almost 7 months and has been getting solid foods for 3 weeks now. Maybe she is getting better at extracting nutrition from solids and eating less. Her nursing sessions are the same in terms of frequency and duration. Anyone else have this experience?

 

post #31 of 77

Also Welcome.gifkittywitty and poorlittlefish!

 

Awesome work on the weight loss Amanda and loveneverfails!

 

Sorry, didn't mean to just focus on me there.

post #32 of 77

I've had the opposite experience on WW this week. My supply is way down and I have a sad hungry 2 month old now. I'm not counting points today and already feel like she's getting more than she has all week. Am I nutty? 

post #33 of 77

How do you know that your supply was down?  Do you pump?  Just curious because it might just be a perception thing or just a down day, which most people have every once in a while.  YOur baby might have just been fussy that day as well.

 

I know that some people have more sensitive supplies than others (myself included) but everything that I have read and learned has said that unless you are truly, truly malnourished, your supply shouldn't suffer.  The way my LC told me, when you are pregnant, your body still has you as the number one priority and if you are not nourished or taking care of yourself, it is the baby that suffers.  Once the baby is born, your body puts a higher premium on the baby.  It will make milk at the cost of the mom (bone density etc) just to keep the baby nourished.  So, my point is, maybe give it a few days and see. 

post #34 of 77

I'm getting back on track over here, back down to 140 from my gain over Thanksgiving.  It's not moving fast but as long as we are headed in the right direction I am content.  I'm sure that if I put more effort into it I would see faster progress but I just can't right now with holiday prep making me crazy.  We are hosting two nights in a row, Christmas Eve with the in laws and Christmas Day with my family so I'm extra busy trying to get as much as possible done in advance.

 

pacificbliss since you cut calories have you added in things you weren't eating before?  Some things like oatmeal help with milk production so if you have started eating it instead of something else that might explain the increase.  Or your little one might just be experiencing a change of appetite, either a in quantity or in variety. 

post #35 of 77
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I've had the opposite experience on WW this week. My supply is way down and I have a sad hungry 2 month old now. I'm not counting points today and already feel like she's getting more than she has all week. Am I nutty? 



I'm sorry. At 2 months this could also be a growth spurt. I hope supply picks up and you get to continue with WW.

post #36 of 77
I agree it sounds like maybe a growth spurt? I hope so! You can try incorporating more oatmeal in your diet and make sure you're drinking enough water or milk tea!

I have actually gained weight since 2 weeks postpartum but started bleeding after exercising the other day-I didn't even do that much! I'm sick of waiting as I'm getting cabin fever and really want to not have to wear maternity clothes.
post #37 of 77
Thread Starter 

hi ladies! so i've been slowly trying to "acclimate" myself into the "real world of eating" with my new lifestyle. This week I have NOT entered my calories into a tracker, and just focused on making good choices. I also am trying to "officially" weigh myself (on the wii-fit) only once a week. I'm really doing this because we are heading to california on sunday morning, and last time we went (over the summer) i seriously was having anxiety/panic attacks over not being able to weigh everyday and not being able to track calories (because of restaurants, not my own home, etc.). I really don't want a repeat of that situation, so I figure if I start now, I should be okay. Plus, I am going to let myself indulge a tiny tiny tiny bit over Christmas. I will do my final pre-holiday weigh in on saturday and then I won't be weighing again till after I get home on the 27th. Last time I was on vacation I managed to lose 3lbs, so hopefully I can do that again. haha, I can dream right? As long as I am still in the 130's when I get back, I will be pleased. Although it would be nice if that number was 135 or less..

post #38 of 77
Good luck in California! I would be gorging myself on all the tasty restaurants out there. Quite a challenge!

I joined sparkpeople & babyfit way back and just logged back in. It's a little depressing seeing how much I still have to lose, but I haven't gained too awful much in my arms, at least. It is nice seeing how much bigger my boobs are, though. wink1.gif I wish I could keep them and get rid of the rest!

Does anyone use meal plans? Either online or otherwise? I am not into counting points or WW at this stage of the game, but really need to plan some meals-I've been so unimaginative and kind of wish it was done for me. But so many are also dairy heavy and I'm dairy free right now...
post #39 of 77

Amanda, it seems like you are trying to wean yourself off weighing and I'm trying to do the opposite.  I actually use the wii fit as my exercise time, so if I'm not weighing I'm not really exercising either.  It's a double whammy that way because not only am I not being active but I am also able to be in a bit of denial about how much I weigh.  My goal is to start weighing, and therefore exercising, more!  Good luck in CA, and enjoy!  If you start stressing out remind yourself that you successfully went on vacation last time without going crazy weight-wise and that you can do it again.

 

kittywitty, I definitely meal plan.  I make out a menu a month at a time and then buy everything all at once except for the produce (we get that weekly at the farmer's market).  It's healthier and cheaper for us because it means we aren't doing take-out or convenience foods, but I'm not really planning "health foods" per say.  I began to post my menu monthly on my blog and when a recipe is a hit (and I have time) I post that separately and then link to it from the monthly meal plan.  We have been doing it this way for a little over a year now (the blog is new but the planning isn't) and it works great for us. 

 

139.5 today, staying back down in recovery mode.  I'm frustrated at myself for losing my progress.  I was 5 lbs ahead of my goal until I stopped focusing and let the holidays be my excuse.  Now I'm 3 lbs behind my goal of losing a lb a week for the 40 postpartum weeks.  Oh well.  Time to refocus. 

post #40 of 77

162 again this week.  I was really good too so I am a little bummed but, slow and steady win the race.

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