I am so discouraged. I decided that while DH was away, I was really going to work on portion control. Eat whatever, but not ten pounds of it. And I've been doing very well for almost a week; I've also been exercising more (I already exercise a fair bit, but it's sunny and people are into walking with me, and there's the garden, etc). Anyway, I weighed myself today. I'm up 3 pounds. I weigh myself regularly, so I know that only last week I was 110, and now 113. To be honest, 113.4! I'm still going to portion control, but I guess I can't have chocolate everyday, not even a little bit.
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Hi y'all...well I have been eating up a storm, just have felt like it...actually I think it's because I have been having trouble sleeping...when that happens I seem to eat more to compensate for the energy loss...don't know if that makes sense but...
Btw, someone mentioned if you gain weight when you stop breastfeeding...I have found both other times that I need to get used to eater smaller portions again...because I have been pregnant/nursing for so long it's been a while since I was eating normal amounts for me...
No huge progress to report but I did lose 1 pound which brings me down to 195lbs.
I saw a really sad show on tv last night about the half ton mom. After searching for gastric bypass for 12 years she finally found a surgeon willing to do the surgery on a woman her size. Six months post surgery she died of a heart attack leaving two daughters behind.
Sad but very motivating!
Trekkingirl, that's great! You're on your way :) I saw that show a while ago too. Yeah, sad. And scary, to imagine how she got that big -- it's gotta be just one doughnut, one cookie at a time, right? The same way I am 10 pounds overweight, she become 500 pounds overweight. I will admit to watching all the "fat people" shows. It's like a little dose of "there but for the grace of god."
Pacificbliss, what does your cleanse look like? I should try something like that, but omg, I get so hungry! Speaking of hungry, I've been counting calories for the past 4 days. I have eaten over my allotted 1500 every single day by between 300 and 500 cals. 1500 calories is just not much food, especially as a nursing mother. Anyone else doing this? Tips? There's got to be a way to eat a balanced diet (ie not just cucumbers all day) but still come in at or under 1500 without starving. Is it just a case of getting used to feeling a little gnoshy all the time?
Not counting cals but sure I am well over 1500. In my experience 1500 is not a lot even when you are not nursing. Are you super teeny tiny because that seems really low. I am tall but when at my normal weight slender-ish at about 130. Counting calories just makes me obsess so trying just to eat healthy not overeat and go easy on the carbs and that's been working pretty well the last few days. But what I am really excited about is that my efforts to exercise are taking hold and it's helping me feel good...I have to pay a sitter to watch my lo while her older sibs are in school so it's an inulgence but I am thinking of it as a gift to myself....also my abs are a bit separated to trying to do those special sit ups...plus some serious pelvic floor ones (usually get those done at night while watching something!) Not weighing myself till my next medical appt. 2nd half of June so just wanting to keep this going till then (and beyond!)
I am small, so 1500 is probably correct. It sure is hard though, and I think ultimately I will use it as a guideline for what healthy portions are, and what packs the most punch, nutritionally and calorie wise. I'm on calorie count. com. They give you the nutritional breakdown as well as the calories so that is useful. Who knew that just six walnuts had SO much fat (and therefore calories)? And blue cheese dressing, my favourite, is a serious 1500 calorie buster. However, walnuts are way better for me, so they will stay, and perhaps the blue cheese dressing will have to go.
I've been doing a green smoothie for breakfast every morning, and I'm adding some 0% greek yogurt into it for protein. Feeling good about that :)
Stella, that's awesome that you're taking the time to exercise. I'm feeling more and more comfortable with the idea of leaving the LO at the gym daycare...I'm not quite there yet, so we just do walks and stuff around the house -- but eventually, I will actually get there :)
Imogenlily, I dont' know if I'm making green smoothies like other people think of them. Might be, just don't know. Here's what I do: banana + some fruit (I've used oranges, raspberries & blueberries, going to try mangoes tomorrow), 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (or water), a handful of something green and leafy (lately it's been a mix of romaine & butter lettuce, cause that's what's in the fridge; I've also used sunflower sprouts & spinach), and a big tablespoon of 0% greek yogurt. That's it. It's sweet and a bit earthy tasting.
I don't think a diet pill is safe while nursing. Anything you take the baby will get some of and babies need to absorb all the fat they can get. I found a cleanse that seems like it should be fine. I don't think I would do it with an exclusively nursing infant but feel like it's ok now. There are no chemical stimulants or diuretics. It's all herbal with probiotics and fruit enzymes. With it I am just trying to eat cleanly, lots of fruits and veggies, some fish. No wine. Anyhow, it's the SkinnyGirl cleanse from Bethenny Frankel. LOL
I really need to join in this thread. I thought, with nursing especially, those pounds would come right off. What a lie! :D
I've always been small, but no longer. I'd like to lose about 10 more pounds (at least) and 15 (if I'm lucky). I've never had to diet before to maintain a healthy weight so I guess I'm at a loss as to how to even start. Anyone have words of advice or wisdom?
Have you guys tried Greek yogurt? Probably yes...but if not I want to recommend it...really high in protein and low in fat and really good....that with berries is my favorite healthy breakfast...and if you are open to lower calorie drinks the Arnie Palmer/Green Tea/Lemonade (I think it's by Arizona Tea is really good). And I am subbing Hagan Dasz peach sorbet for ice cream if I need a frozen treat...I know not the cheapest but important to invest in good health with good food, right?
Oh yeah, greek yogurt! Yum! Where I am I can buy a 0% fat version or an 11% fat version. Let me tell you, the higher fat version is so much more delicious. I try and forget it exists as I scoop my 0% into my smoothie or onto my fruit or whatever :) But it is good, either way, and super duper protein source.