Ugh. I was really careless with my eating yesterday and it's carried over to today. Fortunately, I still tracked my calories (today, that is) but I only have 115 to eat for dinner. Oops!
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I have had dinners like this. You total it all up and realize you can have a carrot for dinner. No fun. That is the good thin about tracking though. If I wasn't tracking I would just eat whatever. Probably how I got so big pre-pregnancy.
Hang in there. Losing weight for me involves the scale jumping around a bit. I sometime gain and lose the same few pounds for a while. You have to step back and look at the big picture. If the overall trend is down you're winning the war. You may not win all the weekly battles.
I'd like to join....!
Hi all - I'm 8 wks PP and feel like I'm not gonna shed anymore weight unless I do something about it! I lost the first 15-20 or so just by birthing & whatnot but now gotta get movin' and eat better to get back to normal. I'm at 185 want to get back to 165 (then 155 if I can :)
So, guess what? I'm back. No baby after all. I have absolutely no idea what the heck happened. It wasn't an evaporation line, cause I've seen those before. It was a definite positive. But, lost symptoms about 2 weeks later, retested and two negatives. I figured I was miscarrying, which we were sad but okay with given the fact of 6mo twins. Decided to wait around to see what would happen. Last week I was dealing with lower back pain on one side, and wondered if it was related, a sign of impending bleeding? Thursday evening it started becoming more intense with sharp pains and I decided it was time to officially rule out ectopic. So, in we went and after everything, they could find no evidence of a pregnancy, missed miscarriage or otherwise. Weird. So, I'm leaning towards a bad test, but that does not explain the symptoms I was definitely feeling. Dunno... I think I might just be crazy... Okay, I have 8 kids, I'm definitely crazy. And, I think my back pain was just cosleeping weirdness, exacerbated that day by having a WIC appt in a building in which I have to lug two buckets with 18 lb twins in them up and down stairs by myself. Yeah, that could do it. (said WIC office is relocating before my next appt, YAY!!)
And now I'm back. Hello!! I'll go back and read and catch up. Good to see all you ladies again.
Yes, definitely. It's amazing how I can live in denial about what I'm eating and then I wonder why the pounds won't budge.
I weighed in yesterday and am currently at 184. That was a little gain over the last time I weighed in, but I haven't been updated on the front post, so overall a loss. :) The girls must have been increasing my supply, because I have been ravenous nonstop for weeks. I'm not really focusing on what I'm eating at the moment, cause I just need calories for them, but I did some Wii fit (47 min...got lost on one of the biking games, LOL) so that was something! I'm fitting comfortably into my 12s, but I'd like to firm up my tummy a little more. Still feel really poochy from the twins.
Mylilmonkeys- I am so sorry for your loss. Welcome back though and congratulations on the loss. I have you down 13 lbs now, is that right?
AFM. I am struggling again this week. Today is my birthday and I plan to have some ice cream but I have been anxiety eating. I was bit by a dog on Tuesday that has not had any shots. Animal control still has not gotten the dog quarantined and I am worried I will need the shots. Worse, I am wondering if my little one will need them too because she is nursing. Added to that is I am not feeling well today. It's probably just the cold the kids have had but I am convinced it's rabies of course. Ugh
I think I got the last few updates in.
How is everyone doing? I watched the first episode of Biggest Loser/ How I would love to lose 10 lbs in a week. Some of the bigger guys lost over 20 lbs. That can't be healthy though.
It's girls' night so I am baking bread and making minestrone. Need to just have a serving and not pig out. It's the wine that will do me in.
The neighbor surrendered the dog to animal control. I guess they decided they did not want her anymore :( That makes me sad for the dog she will be quarantined so I can presumably avoid rabies shots.
Stepped on the scale, even after not working out for a few weeks, and I am 152!!! So excited to see that number! That's the lowest number I've seen on the scale since the beginning of my pregnancy with my daughter. However, I don't feel like I've lost the 20 lbs that I have. My body looks the same to me. I am wearing many of the same clothes, and they are bigger, but not THAT big. WHERE is the weight coming from?
My boyfriend and I broke up this week so I'm trying really hard not to indulge in a bunch of junk food just because I'm sad. It was for the best, and he isn't worth wrecking my hard work for!! I really need to get back into the gym routine but my gym's childcare hours are so annoying...the only time I can work out is the late afternoon, which is when I'm *least* motivated...also that's the time of day when everyone is getting off work and going to the gym, so it is really crowded and I always have to wait for machines, and there are more kids in the childcare which makes both my daughter and I nervous. I know if I could work out first thing in the morning I'd be so much more consistent, but the childcare doesn't open until 8 and I have to be at work at 9 :( Oh well! When I move home I am going to join a new gym and hopefully that gym will have better hours.
Anyone dealing with IBS, too? I'm feeling like this may actually be a huge piece of my weight loss puzzle, and solving it may help. It doesn't seem like my caloric intake really factors into my weight loss at all. I think I need to go dairy free and possibly gluten free, but I'm nervous about it. I've done dairy free off and on for a long time, but gluten free would be entirely new. DH does the majority of cooking and shopping and it seems like a lot of extra energy to make him plan around diet restrictions. We've been trying to do more casseroles and stuff that can prep ahead and just heat up on the days he is at school (the majority of the week) and these tend to rely a lot on dairy and pasta. I also live in a place where it is difficult-to-impossible and costly to find specialty foods. I know I need to figure out how to control my IBS symptoms, but I'm really not very eager or motivated. Ugh.
It's time for me to join here. My youngest DD is five months and I have actually gained 15 pounds since she was born. I only gained 10 pounds with the pregnancy and was 5 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight at 4 weeks pp. Since then, I have gained 15lbs. It's ridiculous. I weigh what I did the day I gave birth and eat healthier than ever. I have thyroid issues and had my levels checked, as I was concerned that my medication may have needed to be upped. Nope, levels were within range. I did start on Zoloft when DD was about a two months and I wonder if that has anything to do with my gain. Still, I have to get moving and get rid of some of this weight. According to BMI, I am now obese. That's a hard one to swallow.
I currently weigh 185 (5'5'') and would like to get to 135. I would like to get back into 8's and would LOVE to be back into my 6's. Right now, I range between a 14-16. My plan is to do the elliptical twice per week for an hour, swim for 1/2 hour once per week, and an hour long yoga class on Saturday mornings. I plan to add in some weights once I get used to the above routine. The 1000 minute challenge really helped me lose weight after my first DD was born, so I will probably do that again, too.