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Postpartum Weight Loss- April!

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Congratulations on your baby!!!babyf.gif

We are glad you found this thread. We are a group of Mamas trying to get back in shape postpartum. We have varying amounts of weight to lose and and are trying a variety of strategies to do so.  Welcome.

 

This is our official accountability thread!
If you want to be added to the roll, let me know your info and I will get you listed. And of course, let me know any changes you want made to your listing by posting in bold. We want to share your success with you!
If you have any links to tips, recipes or exercise you want to share, I will post that too.


Current Hot Mama's-
Amandamanda- Current Weight- 135lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 85lbs!

Amy@STL- Current Weight-184lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost-
AnnieMac- Current Weight- 110.5lbs, Goal Weight- 100lbs, Total Lost- 31lbs!

Aphel- Current Weight- 165lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 5lbs!

BaileyB- Current Weight- 158lbs, Goal Weight- 148lbs, Total Lost- 32lbs!

Carley- Current Weight- 130lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 26lbs!

CherryBomb- Current Weight- 238lbs, Goal Weight- 175lbs, Total Lost- 27lbs!

Chewynotcrunchy-  Current weight-170lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 35lbs!

Chloe'sMama- Current Weight- 148lbs, Goal Weight- 135lbs, Total Lost- 17lbs!

Decafmom-Current Weight- 122lbs, Goal Weight- 110lbs, Total Lost- 29.5lbs!

Fruitful4him- Current Weight- 182lbs, Goal Weight- 169lbs, Total Lost- 68lbs!

Geigerin- Current Weight- 208lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost-

Gobecgo- Current Weight- 211lbs, Goal Weight- 175lbs, Total Lost- 20lbs!

Greenlea- Current Weight- 180lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost-

Hannah32- Current Weight- 178lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost- 27lbs!

Hollymommy- Current Weight- 131lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 17lbs!

Hollyrose 114-Current Weight- , Goal Weight- , Total Lost-

Ihugtrees- Current Weight- 165lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost-

JAntoinette- Current Weight- 145lbs, Goal Weight- 132lbs, Total Lost-

Jess_paez- Current Weight- 181lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost- 23lbs!
Kitteh- Current Weight- 127lbs, Goal Weight- 116lbs, Total Lost- 27lbs!

KittyWitty- Current Weight- 152lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 17lbs!

Laylasmomplus1- Current Weight- 252lbs, Goal Weight- 205lbs, Total Lost

LoveLife- Current Weight-130 , Goal Weight- 112lbs, Total Lost- 16

Lovemore- Current Weight- 124lbs, Goal Weight- 115lbs, Total Lost-31lbs!

Loveneverfails-Current Weight- 162lbs, Goal Weight- 160lbs, Total Lost-10lbs!

Maciascl- Current Weight- 168lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 5lbs!

Mamacatsbaby-Current Weight- 185lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 10lbs!

mamaofprincesses-Current Weight- 181lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost-

MamitaM- Current Weight- 121lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 39lbs!

Mammab21- Current Weight- 160lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost-
Mandica- Current Weight- 134.5lbs, Goal Weight- 134lbs, Total Lost-68lbs!

Mauraa629- Current Weight- 154lbs, Goal Weight- 122lbs, Total Lost-

Mylilmonkeys- Current Weight- 197lbs, Goal Weight- 170lbs, Total Lost-

OneWithTwo- Current Weight- 200lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost-
Pacificbliss- Current Weight- 178lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 16bs!

Pittnurse08- Current Weight- 135.5lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 70lbs!
P.J.- Current Weight- 155lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 22lbs!

Poorlittlefish- Current Weight- 163lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost- 4lbs!

prone_to_wander- Current Weight- 155lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost-

RaeRae91-Current Weight- 145lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 28lbs!

Sandrine- Current Weight- , Goal Weight- , Total Lost-

Snapdragon- Current Weight- 150lbs, Goal Weight- 120lbs, Total Lost-
Sosurreal09- Current Weight- 163.3lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 75lbs!
SpuglyRoo- Current Weight- 133lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 51lbs!

StellaNuova - Current Weight- 150lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 30lbs!

Sunsetdancer- Current Weight- 233lbs, Goal Weight- 153lbs, Total Lost-

Theoldmommers- Current Weight- 129lbs, Goal Weight- 115lbs, Total Lost- 38lbs!
Tracymom1- Current Weight- 127lbs, Goal Weight- 115lbs, Total Lost- 23lbs!

TrekkinGirl- Current Weight- 204lbs, Goal Weight- 170lbs, Total Lost-

Upnorthmama- Current Weight- 208lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 15lbs!

 


Edited by pacificbliss - 4/8/11 at 4:23pm
post #2 of 67
Thread Starter 

Here it is! No April Fools Joke, the new thread is up. As Amanda mentioned I am going to take over the thread for a while. I am hoping for some threadmistress magic. Amanda is still here but she's going to be hanging out cheering us along. Please let me know if I messed anyone or any updates.

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I wanna join!! BaileyB - Baby girl born Feb. 4 - Current weight 160 - -Goal weight 148.  Scale-just-wont-budge-anymore! I've lost 30 lbs. so far.


Edited by BaileyB - 4/1/11 at 5:35pm
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I wanna join!! BaileyB - Baby girl born Feb. 4 - Current weight 160 - -Goal weight 148.  Scale-just-wont-budge-anymore! I've lost 30 lbs. so far.



Welcome.gif I have you on the first page now. Congrats on the baby and the 30 lb loss!

post #5 of 67

Ugh! did not-so-good today, haha. I did workout but as far as food, I sucked. But I knew it would be a hard day for any kind of diet. We had a pancake breakfast followed by a 3 year old's bday party at McDonalds followed by a grill out at a friend's house and now I am eating a small brownie and drinking decaf with Bailey's Irish cream in it. BUT I have decided to start running for sure and am getting new running shoes on Monday. So excited because our local shoe store is having a sale, bring in a pair of gently used shoes to donate to Soles4Souls and get 15% off a new pair of shoes! So much better than the $10 pair of WalMart tennies that I have been using.

 

By the way, is it true that it may be really hard to lose the last bit of weight while EBF-ing?

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looks great PacificBliss! (I just realized that it is so weird that I don't know your actual name, I feel like I have "known" you for so long- ever since the Losing Weight While TTC thread of like June 2009!!) I like how you alphabetized the names! I am in a bit of a rut, I gained a bit of weight while on vacation (only 3lbs so not too significant) but I am having a hard time finding the motivation to get back on track. I did really good for breakfast today, but then my DH baked bread, and I seriously ate half of a loaf. Its only like 600 calories, so I can skip lunch and a snack (I am so full now anyway) and just budget it into my daily intake, but still that is a total binge for me, and I don't like it! Not to mention that it was WHITE bread, and I have only been eating whole grains lately, but whatever. Heres hoping I can gain control!

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Well, we're finally home from our trip & I weighed myself this morning. I was hoping it would have been lower, but it was right at 130, so I've lost 16 lbs so far.  Goal 112.  I'm bummed because by this time with DS1 I was only 4-5 lbs above pre-preg weight.  I feel like its going to be so much harder this time around, and I'm just so out of shape.  Good thing I'm starting the C25k tommorrow, or I'd really be feeling depressed.

post #8 of 67
Thread Starter 

Thanks Amanda! Wow, I had forgotten about the losing weight while TTC thread. I have been more successful here than I was there. I am actually 12 lbs lighter now on this thread than I was when I left that thread pregnant. So, I am 12 lbs below my pre-pg weight joy.gifUntil now I had not looked at it that way. Sorry about the gain and the doldrums!

 

LoveLife- I got you updated. I am on Week 6 of the C25K

 

 

So, It was good to realize I am 12 lbs below my pre-pg weight and fun to be at week 6 of the C25K but, I hurt my back. I am really afraid of derailing. I am in pain and bored because I can't do much. Plus, I am an emotional eater. I have already used some of my weekly weigh watchers points (for those of you who know what that means) and I got a whole new set yesterday.

post #9 of 67

Hi, I'd like to join...unsure of current weight...pre-preg weight, 130 lb (approx - somewhere from 128-135 lb), highest pregnancy weight 180 lb. My sweet babe was born on 03/8/11 ... not sure of current weight but might find out at today's Dr's appointment. I am trying to focus more on sizes actually.  I can get into my size 8 "transition jeans" but was a size 4 when I got preggers.  So that's my goal.... my issue is focusing on healthy eating and in a bit , exercise....and not getting obsessed/extreme in my approach, trying to listen to my body, eat when I am hungry, stop when I am full, rest when I am tired...Anyone else struggle with similar issues/or struggled with an eating disorder in the past?  I have so the whole weight loss thing can be a slippery slope for me and while I want and need to lose the baby weight I am trying to tread lightly here...hence I do not own a scale and rarely weigh myself.

 

Ok, so doc's scale said 152.4...that was w/all my clothes on & having to go to the bathroom, so I am guessing actual weight is about 150 which I am pretty happy w/since it is a little less than one month pp. I have been eating a lot so it has be due to bfeeding. I am going to try to go a little easier on my cookies & milk snacks and also avoid the late night runs to the kitchen which I don't think I really need most of the time. Oh yeah and if the weather ever gets nicer here and if I feel up to it (and ususally I do) I will start going for walks and check out post natal yoga. 

 

Bailey, I have always found it impossible to lose the last 8-10 lb when still nursing...I wind up losing those last few stubborn lbs after weaning. 

 

:)
Stella 


Edited by StellaNuova - 4/5/11 at 10:03am
post #10 of 67

Happy to report that I am back on track with my healthy eating today after a weekend of eating horribly and trying to fit in a little exercise (Even though I did lose another pound somehow. Really not sure how that happened!). Unfortunately when I tired to buy some good running shoes today they didn't have my size and they had to order them so I have to wait 1-2 weeks to get them, but right now me and babe are getting ready to go on a nice long walk with the jogging stroller.

 

Here we go! biggrinbounce.gif

post #11 of 67

I am SO back on track!!

Plus, I started the Game On! Diet with some friends, and it has been challenging so far, but the total motivation that I needed.

 

http://thegameondiet.com/

 

Weighed in at 137 this morning, so still 2lbs up from my vacation, but I am feeling good that things are heading in the right direction!

 

April 7th 2010 will be one year since my first weigh in, when I saw 193 on the scale, even at 5 weeks postpartum! I am so glad that I started this group, you have all been such a help to me. PacificBliss, I hope being the threadmistress will give you the same luck!!

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Well I spent the last few days in L.A. Dieting wasn't an option but I did watch what I ate. I'm still 199lbs. I tried Carl's Jr new turkey burger, not bad for on the road food. I noticed the fast food places list calories now.

 

While there I visited my skinny sister.

post #13 of 67
Thread Starter 

Welcome.gif StellaNuava! Congratulations on the weight loss so far!

 

Welcome back trekkingirl and way to stay on track while on vacation. Amanda, glad to see you are back on track, That game looks like fun.

 

If anyone would like their weights updated please put them in bold. I hurt my back and will be on vicodin and muscle relaxers for a bit and might miss something. So, in addition to no workouts we need to get out of the house for a few days and stay in a hotel while the house is treated for termites.  I am going to have to work hard to stay on track!

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My baby pulled me away from the computer earlier and I didn't get to finish my post. I was starting to say that I visited my skinny sister. She dropped down to size six and you wouldn't believe the amount of junk food in her house. Yet somehow I am the fat sister! That sucks! I wish we could have the same matabolism! She thinks she needs to go to the doctor about the weightloss. I guess she dropped a lot real fast without intending to.

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I'll join! Before getting pregnant with ds who is now 12 months, I was happily 120 lbs and felt quite fit.  I honestly forget how much I got to in the pregnancy, but here, one entire year post partum, I am still at 150 lbs!! so my goal is to return to my 120 weight which I had been for many years, most of my adult life! I can't seem to get below 150 right now. I am not dieting and exercising only minimally- so I giess that is it. I eat fairly well- I am still nursing so I don't want to restrict my calories too much but I do want to start thinking more about what I eat and trying to exercise more- I used to exercise a lot more before I had a baby because now I am not as free to go out when he is sleeping and I have free time I just sit at the computer or something.  when he is awake we do go for walks every day but not huge walks for hours like I did before having him! I hope when the weather gets warm I can increase my exercise.

post #16 of 67

Down to 158! Yay!

post #17 of 67

welcome snapdragon

 

congrats on the progress bailey

 

Do you think looking attractive to DH is bad motivation to lose weight? I always hear "Oh you should lose weight for YOU not DH"

 

Because I have alopecia I am very confident that my DH loves me for who I am, not what I look like. I just think it would be nice if he had a skinny wife. Or not even skinny, just normal instead of fat. I guess I have a little guilt about being bald. I'm rambling.

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136 this morning, nice to see things moving back in the right direction!

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Hi Ladies, hi Stella!  I'm another March mommy.  I was thinking it might be a little soon to worry about intentional weightloss, so I'm glad to see I'm not the only March mama.  I've been trying to lose baby weight for 14 years.  LOL  My twins were born 3-3-11, and I was 234 a week before they were born.  This AM according to Wii, I am at 197.  I don't know my pre-pregnancy, because my dad was here working on our house and he has a tremendous sweet tooth, and there was so much sugar and junk in this house!  I gained like 10 lbs, I think, in the couple months he was here, so probably around 190.  So, I am really close to prepregnancy already.  My goal is to get to 170 and then see how it's going.  Usually end up pregnant again before getting much further (though I got to 160 once!).  I have to be careful not to cut calories too much, as with the twins apparently my milk supply suffers.  Never had that problem before, even tandem nursing my toddlers with the newborn.  For now, I'm just going to try to make good choices and now that the weather is improving, get out and walk.  Had our first walk last night!  

 

Pacificbliss - sorry to hear about your back!  

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Do you think looking attractive to DH is bad motivation to lose weight? I always hear "Oh you should lose weight for YOU not DH"

 



I absolutely do NOT think it is bad or wrong motivation.  Ultimately all our goals should be to be healthy, have energy, be comfortable in our own skin, etc.  Realistically, however, most of us (probably all of us) feel better about ourselves when our spouses find us irresistibly attractive.  I think there is a difference (however subtle it may seem to some) between trying to lose weight knowing both that you should and that DH will probable find you more attractive and trying to lose weight because DH wants you to.  I'm not really expressing myself well.  But it is kind of like one way is a gift and the other way is an obligation, if that makes sense.

 

I haven't been here much recently, though I check on all of your updates regularly.  Maybe keeping more active here will help me keep more active in real life ;-)  The weight is still slowly coming off.  I went up a couple of lbs to 136 but now I'm back to 132ish.  We recently decided to cut processed foods out of our diet and will be buying pretty much single ingredient foods (if I need a science lab to create or extract an ingredient, we won't eat it).  It has only been a week and I haven't even been on it very strictly since I was still eating up some things that we had already bought, but I feel like I already have more energy and think that it helped jump start my weight loss again.  If it would stop raining for 10 minutes maybe the kids and I would be able to go outside again.  I'm itching to get outside, plant my garden and feel the warm sun on my face again.  I still have three months before DD turns 1 and right now I'm around 6-8 lbs away from my goal.  I'm sure I can make it if only I could lose more that 1 lb a month like the past few months.

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