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post #21 of 64

I want to join! DC4 will be eight weeks old this Saturday. I've been really lucky and have felt fantastic since giving birth. Some compensation for feeling like complete crap for the nine months I was pregnant. My other kids are 6, almost 4, and 15.5 months so. . .I'm busy. And DH has been working 60-65 hours a week. And I love to bake. And then eat when I'm bored at night.

 

Good thing I have a treadmill, eh?

 

I'm 181 lbs, and my goal is 150.

post #22 of 64

mamaofprincess welcome! My DD2 was born on Jan 23rd. What's your baby's birthday?

 

upnorth the emergen c is a great idea!

 

I also do the lemon water occasionally. Maybe that's a better idea than juice.

post #23 of 64

Hi trekkingirl, mine was born jan 22! Early in the morning, 2:30 am.

post #24 of 64

We have a lot of Jan babies here, mine was born Jan 29th. Of course, that was 2010, though, lol

post #25 of 64

I noticed that I have a habit of finishing my kids dinner plates. I hate to throw away food but I guess I am throwing away my chances at a healthier body if I act as a garbage disposal!

 

I needed to confess!

post #26 of 64
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I noticed that I have a habit of finishing my kids dinner plates. I hate to throw away food but I guess I am throwing away my chances at a healthier body if I act as a garbage disposal!

 

I needed to confess!


I used to do this. Now I just head for the trash. At least I try...

 

post #27 of 64
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I noticed that I have a habit of finishing my kids dinner plates. I hate to throw away food but I guess I am throwing away my chances at a healthier body if I act as a garbage disposal!

 

I needed to confess!



Yeah, here too.  I've been getting better.  I also tend to finish things off rather than store the little bits that aren't enough for a complete meal tomorrow, or (gasp) throw it away.  I've been getting better and trying to stop when I'm done rather than stop when the food is gone. 

post #28 of 64

Just wanted to update...127!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't even believe it. I had a horrendous stomach bug for over a week and ended up losing 4 lbs. Not the way I wanted to lose it, but it was my goal from the original thread to be in the 120s, lol.

post #29 of 64

nola congratulations on hitting your goal.

 

6 days in for me and I haven't hit my first mini goal yet. 201 lbs today! That's 3lbs lost in six days! Not bad.

post #30 of 64
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nola congratulations on hitting your goal.

 

6 days in for me and I haven't hit my first mini goal yet. 201 lbs today! That's 3lbs lost in six days! Not bad.



Thanks! 3lbs in 6 days is very impressive!

 

post #31 of 64

nola, I'm right there with ya! The stomach bug isn't completely gone yet for me, but I must say seeing 129-129.5 for the past 3 days has been a nice perk! I haven't been in the 120s since I was 18. I had been hovering around 132-133 for the past month, but also haven't been working out nearly as much as I should. I'm hoping to stay in the 120s by getting into a new routine after I've fully recovered. Here's what I have planned:

walk/jog 3x/week

yoga, pilates, or barre 3x/week - lots of core strengthening exercises to help with pain from a back injury

drink LOTS more water - I really struggle with this one

increase fruits and veggies

decrease cookies and processed foods winky.gif

 

What is everyone else doing to try to reach their goals?

post #32 of 64

to reach my goals I am:

 

weighing myself every morning

not finishing my kids plates

limiting sweets

drinking more water and less juice

trying to do something other than eat when I'm bored!

 

do I really need to excersize if I am breastfeeding? Doesn't that burn calories?

post #33 of 64



 

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Originally Posted by pittnurse08 View Post

nola, I'm right there with ya! The stomach bug isn't completely gone yet for me, but I must say seeing 129-129.5 for the past 3 days has been a nice perk! I haven't been in the 120s since I was 18. I had been hovering around 132-133 for the past month, but also haven't been working out nearly as much as I should. I'm hoping to stay in the 120s by getting into a new routine after I've fully recovered. Here's what I have planned:

walk/jog 3x/week

yoga, pilates, or barre 3x/week - lots of core strengthening exercises to help with pain from a back injury

drink LOTS more water - I really struggle with this one

increase fruits and veggies

decrease cookies and processed foods winky.gif

 

What is everyone else doing to try to reach their goals?



It's awesome, huh? I really did not think I would get to the 120s. I was 122 before I had ds, but  I was really skinny then and don't want to be that small again. I was 128 a few years ago but it's becuase I was working 2 jobs and under some stress. I was eating normally, but not keeping any weight on.

My diet is right where I want it, so if I stick to what I'm doing right now, I should be able to maintain fairly easily.

 

post #34 of 64

got a nice new outfit that is really flattering. DH says I look the same but what do guys know! I really like the Lee One True Fit jeans. Comfortable and flattering. I realized I need to stop shoping the clearance rack and settling on clothes just because they are cheap. Putting a few more bucks into some thing that really looked good on me made all the difference in the world. I have some confidence. Now if I can just get under 200lbs!

post #35 of 64
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I realized I need to stop shoping the clearance rack and settling on clothes just because they are cheap. Putting a few more bucks into some thing that really looked good on me made all the difference in the world. I have some confidence.

This is something I struggle with as well!  I'm glad you found something that makes you feel good! 

 

I am doing better with my snacking, but still have a LONG way to go.  I am doing well with my water intake, but I haven't been exercising much.  The weather is really starting to get nice, so DD and I will start going on daily walks.  DH is in the military and has his annual weight check next month, so he is going low carb.  I am thinking of joining him.  I have done Atkins in the past with good results, both with weight loss and with my emotions. I worry about cutting out too much while I have a nursling, however.

 

I was at the midwife today and am down 6 pounds since the beginning of the month!  I really have no idea how I pulled that off, but I will take it!!!  I haven't noticed a change in how my clothes fit, but hopefully soon!!! 

 

Its nice to see the thread has been so active this month!!!

post #36 of 64

Hello everyone. I would also like to join.

 

Ds is 2wks old and I'm almost ready to start working at eating healthier and start doing exercises again. I'm still giving myself time to adjust being a mom of 4 and letting my body heal and feel like myself again. So I may really start only in a few more wks but gradually start with my plan now.

 

Just before I got pg with ds, I had just lost 25lbs. I was already working of losing weight but put it on hold while being pg. I weighted myself about a wk ago and I only have 6lbs left to be where I was when I got pg. So I have 46lbs min to lose. That's my goal but when i check for my height, i would still need to love 20lbs more to reach the right BMI. We'll see. I want to feel good but not too skinny, ikwim?

 

My plan to reach my goal is:

 

drink lots of water

take my vitamins

eat more veggies and fruits

take a walk when the sun is out and it's beautiful outside. It's still cold here, so i may not go too often just yet.

post #37 of 64

Wow! Welcome to all the new members! So exciting.

I am trying to be really good with weight watchers this week. I am having a hard time pushing through another plateau. It's been raining here so I haven't been out running. Looks like I can get out tomorrow though.

post #38 of 64

anybody tried babyfit? I just joined and am going to try their meal plan.

 

stepped on the scale this morning after taking a two day break and it said 200.7 lbs. that's what it said three days ago when I stepped on it last.

 

at least I haven't gained. I hope to be under 200lbs tomorrow. I'll let you guys know.

 

so how important is excersize when your breastfeeding? doesn't that burn calories?

post #39 of 64
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anybody tried babyfit? I just joined and am going to try their meal plan.

 

stepped on the scale this morning after taking a two day break and it said 200.7 lbs. that's what it said three days ago when I stepped on it last.

 

at least I haven't gained. I hope to be under 200lbs tomorrow. I'll let you guys know.

 

so how important is excersize when your breastfeeding? doesn't that burn calories?

I haven't heard of babyfit. There's a meal plan? Is it a website?

 

I have decided exercise even though I'm breastfeeding is important. After my first I said I would just watch what I ate and then really start an exercise program after he weaned. This did not work for me. I just steadily gained lots of weight after he weaned. I hope that does not happen this time! Oddly enough through watching what I eat and exercising I am making more milk. Also, it just keeps my brain chemistry right. I don't workout as regularly as I hope to be able too when DD is a little older but, while breastfeeding, I figure every little bit helps.
 

 

post #40 of 64

yeah babyfit is a website. Someone suggested sparkpeople so I went there and it directed me to babyfit since I am nursing.

 

I guess I should get back on the wii fit for some excersize.

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