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post #141 of 218
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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Post even worse when I see a pic of a special moment & I just don't look how I felt. Major disconnect between how I feel & how I actually look - this body doesn't represent who I am very well imo.


totally agree. I look so ugly- frazzled, messy, fat- in all the pictures people take of me. I hate it. Its not at all how I actually feel. And I know my kids love me and see me as beautiful, you know? I am their mom. I think I need to hang around with people who are better photographers-- I am the one who takes good pictures in this family (many years of formal photography classes and a former career in film/tv production do help me use my little point-and-shoot camera). I always make sure that people are looking their best in my pictures of them, and I wish they'd do the same for me!

 

I did buy some new pants over the weekend. very cheap ones, so at least I can wear clothes that fit, and hopefully I'll need some more in a few months :)

 

post #142 of 218
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I soooooo wish dh would become a better photographer!

post #143 of 218

Very bad when people take ugly pictures of you and then share them, tag them on Facebook, etc. My mother is notorious for this. My sister, who has a prominent double chin, insists that all photos of her be taken from above, because the camera makes it about all you can look at, when IRL you don't really notice it. I have a double chin, too, and the same happens for me in pictures.

post #144 of 218

I have to keep up more as I miss being on here, but it's quite busy with the littles :).  I have only been watching what I eat and no exercise yet - lame I know but true.  I'm a pound away from my PPW with DD but have another 13lbs to lose to get to where I was with DS....I'd honestly be happy with just another 8ish lost and call it a day.  I dont' starve myself but have been eating more fruit and protein than carbs and cookies.  When I crave cookies I stick to one or I eat graham crackers.  Lots of fish, turkey, soups, etc have been helpful also besides nursing which is awesome!!

 

GL ladies and I'll keep on here when I can.

post #145 of 218

Hi Mythik! I am a graham cracker person too; though lately they've been much too easy to eat. I keep telling myself to stop buying them, but with all the foods I'm cutting for DD, I feel totally deprived if I don't have something for the cravings.

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LOL, we have annie's graham bunnies for DS but I nosh on them all the time :).  I try to limit them to 1 handful a day....but sometimes I xheat and have a little extra :)....s I've steadily been losing nil to 2lbs/wk so far.  I'm adjusting to eating less but healthier/low cal foods and know I need to be careful at weaning in a year...I put on 8lbs in two months after weaning DS by eating like I was nursing :).  I also find babyfit.com has been helpful in showing me how much I'm eating and what.

 

GL all!

 

(nak'ing)

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Hi Mythik! I am a graham cracker person too; though lately they've been much too easy to eat. I keep telling myself to stop buying them, but with all the foods I'm cutting for DD, I feel totally deprived if I don't have something for the cravings.



 


Edited by mythik - 12/17/11 at 9:28am
post #147 of 218

oh, i can't have bunny grahams around at all. box demolished! so yummy.

post #148 of 218

I don't think i've really lost any weight in a month- still probably 8-10 lbs over pre pregnancy weight.  However, I have been running for past 3 weeks. My first run back was 3 miles at about 12:30 min/mile pace.  this week I ran 3 miles at 9:23 pace... this was a huge accomplishment!  My goal by 2012 is to run 3 miles at sub-9 minute pace.  I know /i can do it, because we've also been at altitude the past month, and tomorrow go back to sea level.  

post #149 of 218
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I'm impressed Amy May! The other day the spirit moved me to try running during my cardio but only lasted about 2 minutes 'cause all the bouncing is just so uncomfortable - darn boobs!

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I'm impressed Amy May! The other day the spirit moved me to try running during my cardio but only lasted about 2 minutes 'cause all the bouncing is just so uncomfortable - darn boobs!



Yep,I'm unwilling to run right now for this reason.

 

I have started playing Just Dance or Wii sports for about an hour a day.  It's not great, but running hurts my boobs and I don't have a gym membership ATM.  It is too freaking cold for anything outside.

 

Weight is okay.  I bought some new jeans...my prepregnancy ones fit, I  could zip them, but they felt too tight in the hip area.  I bought some that were two sizes larger; I should have gone with one size because now they are falling off.  It is weird how you can weigh the same, but clothes fit totally different.  I want to work on getting muscle tone back, I was quite inactive during the pregnancy due to nausea, anemia, and low blood sugar, so I think that is a big reason why things feel so redistributed.

 

Graham crackers are amazing.  I rediscovered my love for them a few weeks ago.  

 

DH is a horrid photographer.  Other people take a picture of me, I like it okay.  He takes it, and I look awful.  I don't know how he manages to snap me in such unflattering positions.

post #151 of 218

Amy May--that's awesome.

Running: nope. not for me. I'm a fast walker. It works for loss for me.

Loss: not sure this wee, but nothing spectacular expected.

post #152 of 218
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livacreature - seriously the change in body shape is soooo weird to me. I can see from pics & everyone else's comments that I LOOK slimmer than ever, especially in my face but my belly is not budging. So weird.

 

Actually my belly is slowly budging. On a whim I decided to measure my waist last night & in the last month & a half I am down almost 5" - no weightloss though. Ah - it's so strange.

post #153 of 218

It's your uterus that's gone down to its normal size, right?

post #154 of 218
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I guess but I thought that was supposed to happen pretty fast?

post #155 of 218

Nope, not quite that fast. Here's from babycenter.com:

For the first couple of days after birth, you can feel the top of your uterus at or a few finger widths below the level of your belly button. In a week your uterus weighs about a pound - half of what it weighed at delivery. After two weeks it's down to a mere 11 ounces and located entirely within your pelvis. By four to six weeks, it should be close to its pre-pregnancy weight of about 2.5 ounces. This process is called involution of the uterus.

 

So it takes a while.

post #156 of 218
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My last measurement was at 4 weeks pp & now I'm 10 weeks (crazy!) so I suppose the uterus could be a small part of it but likely it is other things. Interesting.

 

post #157 of 218

still no change for me. I am trying to be more serious with diet, have been walking daily... I guess I may try food logging again for a while- babyfit, I will reactivate my membership...

 

I am going to try to add more walking but man. I kind of lost it this weekend with bad eating and not enough exercise but it was freaking COLD. My eating, to be fair, was not awful. Like, I ate 3 butter cookies today and a small piece of bread. But my body is so sensitive to carbs, its so unfair.

 

Graham crackers: I cannot have anything at all like that in my house or I just am too tempted. My poor kids get unsweetened puffed kamut, dried fruit and nuts for snacks. Or just cheese slices and fresh fruit, which always seems like a perfectly reasonable snack to me.

 

Apparently childwatch at the Y starts at 3m. So that is good- late January I could start taking a class or two.

post #158 of 218
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emmaegbert - I'm with you - things like that disappear in my house instantly. It's interesting how many people comment they "need" to keep the stuff around for their kids yet it hasn't been an issue here for ds. He gets fruit, cheese, nuts & occasionally ww bread with pb as snacks. I don't think he's deprived but he sure does get excited about cookies & such when we are at other people's houses which makes me worry sometimes.

post #159 of 218

I am almost 10 weeks PP and have gained back 2 of the the 25 lbs I've lost so far. BUT: this is still nearly 10 lbs below PrePregnancyWeight, so it's still a good thing!

 

I really need to eat better .. . ice cream is my weakenss. I even it it huddled with a blanket because I am otherwise so cold. I miss the baby inside keeping me warm! Otherwise, it's not too bad, my eating. It is just kind of hard when I feel like I'm starving not to overeat to compensate!

 

Yay for all of you running and lifting weights! the only running I do is after my toddler, and the only weightlifing is the two kids!

 

 

post #160 of 218

I'm now 5 above ppw. Seems like 1lb/week is my speed.

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