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I've definitely plateaued. I know that it will require food restriction to start losing weight again and I am unwilling to do that over the holidays. (Typed while eating a square of carrot cake from last night's birthday dinner.) I will go at it again in a couple of weeks and can hopefully maintain until then.

 

Exercise doesn't do much for me for weight loss, but it makes me feel good and helps me eat well more easily. I'm really looking forward to being able to do harder workouts again, but until the physiotherapist gives me the go-ahead, I'm just walking a lot and doing physio exercises every day.

post #162 of 218
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Originally Posted by mythik View PostI'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.
 

that is really great!
 

 

 

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 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.  

amazing
 

 

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 this is still nearly 10 lbs below PrePregnancyWeight, so it's still a good thing!

 

that is also great! big accomplishment

 



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

ooh so jealous!

 



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I've definitely plateaued. I know that it will require food restriction to start losing weight again and I am unwilling to do that over the holidays. (Typed while eating a square of carrot cake from last night's birthday dinner.) I will go at it again in a couple of weeks and can hopefully maintain until then.

 

Exercise doesn't do much for me for weight loss, but it makes me feel good and helps me eat well more easily. I'm really looking forward to being able to do harder workouts again, but until the physiotherapist gives me the go-ahead, I'm just walking a lot and doing physio exercises every day.

yeah to this. hoping at this point to maintain for the next 2 weeks and then go for more restriction and exercise.

for me, I think that exercise does help with weight loss. and more importantly it just makes me feel better and more energetic, so its a good thing.
have been wondering how the physio is going- hope its helping.

 

post #163 of 218
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I do think the exercise helps me but primrily in feeling better about my body overall & in the long run I hope it will help me look more muscular & not "skinny-fat".

post #164 of 218

Physio is going OK, thanks. I made huge progress from intake appointment to second appointment, but second to third showed no movement, which was a bummer. Fourth appointment is on Thursday, so we'll see how I'm doing. I have been doing so much deep ab work.

 

We got a new bathroom scale, which measures 6 lbs higher than our previous one. I am unthrilled about this.

post #165 of 218
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Physio is going OK, thanks. I made huge progress from intake appointment to second appointment, but second to third showed no movement, which was a bummer. Fourth appointment is on Thursday, so we'll see how I'm doing. I have been doing so much deep ab work.

 

We got a new bathroom scale, which measures 6 lbs higher than our previous one. I am unthrilled about this.


I have 2 scales.  One I've had since just after college, which makes it almost 15 !?  It is really gross to look at because one of my cats used it as a scratching post and then it got dirty in a way that can.not.be.cleaned.  But if I step on it and then lean back, it is fairly accurate.  I bought a new scale a few years ago that is a fancy digital thing that's supposed to tell you your bone mass & water %, etc. and I find that a) it's consistently a few lbs more than old faithful and b) it is consistently inconsistent.  Stupid newfangled scale.

 

AFM I am staying right around pre-preg weight (2lbs above or below), which I got to about 2 weeks PP.  Yet my belly is still pretty big.  I haven't tried on my jeans in about a month, so I need to try that again to see how muffin-top-ariffic things still are.

 

I have never been much of a gym person, but even when I did go consistently I never was able to lose much weight from it.  Adding more walking to my day seems to help me more.  But calorie counting works best.

I have managed to get off of my pregnant ice cream addiction but I think I've replaced it with cookies bag.gif

 

I'm also totally not doing anything until January.

post #166 of 218
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I have managed to get off of my pregnant ice cream addiction but I think I've replaced it with cookies bag.gif

 

I'm also totally not doing anything until January.



I am still totally ice cream addicted. Need my bowl every night! LOL I need to decrease how much though . . .DH calls it my ice cream mountain.

 

not doing anything until January either. I am considering doing weight watchers. anyone else doing a plan of some sort? I know a ton of people on the Paleo bandwagon and I just don't want to give up all the things that aren't Paleo (like ice cream! and bread . . .and a ton of other things)and I am not totally sure I agree with the premise either.

 

I also wonder sometimes if I'm eating enough. that always used to make the scale #s go up with DS - when I was too restrictive. A typical day for me is

 

Breakfast: coffee w/ flavored creamer and a bowl of cereal (no milk) or toast with peanut butter

Lunch: leftovers from dinner or soup

Dinner: the house is very country so this isn't always healthy. (we live with the IL's) but chili, spaghetti, wings (not fried) and fried rice . . . are typical.

Dessert: Ice Cream. or cookies, if they are in the house.

 

I really am not much of a snacker. If I do have a snack it is usually toast with peanut butter. or cheese. 

 

So I see a lot that can be improved upon. Like I need to eat more fruit and vegtables. But it's not completely horrible either. I think.

 

post #167 of 218
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katrina - adding more protein would be a good idea too - you're very slim there. Veggies are always a good addition.

 

We've had 3 pretty good nights of sleep here. I've told myself that a week of her sleeping at night (I'm not concerned about frequency of wake ups at this point) & I'll restart with the nutritionist.

post #168 of 218

alright. went back on babyfit to enter my food. blah. I am definitely eating more carbs than I was admitting to myself. boo. therein lies my problem, I think. I need better snacks and probably to cut out fruit at breakfast (most days I have 2 eggs, some fresh fruit, and coffee with half-and-half).

 

Lifeguard- yay on better sleep. hope that keeps up.

post #169 of 218

Babyfit has helped me w/ the weight loss too :)
 

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alright. went back on babyfit to enter my food. blah. I am definitely eating more carbs than I was admitting to myself. boo. therein lies my problem, I think. I need better snacks and probably to cut out fruit at breakfast (most days I have 2 eggs, some fresh fruit, and coffee with half-and-half).

 

Lifeguard- yay on better sleep. hope that keeps up.



 

post #170 of 218
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Babyfit has helped me w/ the weight loss too :)
 



 



Its been 5 days using it now (but didn't try to do it on xmas day) and I think its helping me eat better. I don't feel that I am eating radically differently, but those little things add up. I am keeping my calories in the recommended range and successfully keeping carbs under (but close to) 150 a day. Aiming to get calories and carbs a little lower, but nothing drastic. My little one is only 2m tomorrow and I am still nursing my 2yo. Frankly I'd be thrilled with, say, losing a half a pound a week. It would take me 10 months to lose the 20lbs, but hey. I'd look good at the 1yo birthday pics. Anyway so far I am still holding steady, but I guess that over the holidays, that is a good thing.

 

I am thinking I'll use it through the end of the first week of January, and use it the first week of each month, to help me keep my eating habits where I want them to be, b/c entering all the food seems like a lot of work (esp b/c I eat a lot of foods that aren't on there! Though I am slowly getting foods I eat entered and saved).

 

Rosemary, I am thinking of getting a pedometer. I don't regularly wear a belt though- where do you clip yours on?

post #171 of 218

You can clip the pedometer just right to your pocket or waistband I think.

post #172 of 218

okay babyfit is a PITA but I have lost 3 lbs in about 1.5 weeks now. And that was over Christmas. Hope I'm not dehydrated or something... anyway. I still feel like I am eating a ton but it does help me make better choices (for me) with my food. I aim to keep my total carbohydrates between 100-150 and that feels very doable for me. When Vera starts eating food I will try to drop to under 100 a day, but I am not going to push myself like that when I am EBFing a baby and nursing the older as well. If I can have slow but steady weight loss I will be perfectly happy. Its nice b/c this is my "maintainance" range when I am not exclusively breastfeeding, so it doesn't feel onerous to me, or like "a diet".

post #173 of 218
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That's great emmaegbert!

 

I officially started back with the nutritionist on Sunday. I would have started the week before 'cause that was when I hit my goal of having dd sleep at night for at least one week but then I got so sick. Why does getting so sick & not eating for 3 days not equal weight loss?! I must admit I'm terribly unmotivated for it but I'm going to try to muddle through. I know by now that motivation doesn't really mean that much, it's more about building habits & momentum.

post #174 of 218

Emma--yay! Could you walk me through how you set up your goals? I never understand how they arrive at the random numbers. Thanks!

post #175 of 218

Rosemary- I am just using their stated calorie range for now (its about what I eat, though some days a bit under). I am not a big calorie-counter but this does make it more possible for me. I set my own goals for carbs b/c I know that I need to eat a lot less carbs than standard recommendations. I don't remember if I set the protein and fiber goals myself or they came with it- I tend to eat plenty of both. I eat WAY more fat than they recommend but whatever, that is what happens when you cut down on starches and sugars. And its nice to see on the charts how even eating high fat, my calorie range is totally reasonable. I decided on under 150 total for carbs (that # includes fiber which has a minimal effect on blood sugar) pretty much since that was what I read on a primal diet thing... for nursing moms. I am not a "primal" eater particularly, but their fat/protein/carb goals work well for me, if not all the associated dogma.

post #176 of 218

oh and I've had to enter a lot of foods manually. that is making it quicker now, that things I regularly eat are easier to add. I am also taking the time to calculate per-serving amounts for various recipes I make often.

post #177 of 218

I'm starting to count calories again for a bit.  I definitely got off track during the holidays.  If any of you have iphone, my fitness pal makes it a lot easier on the go (they also have a website).  I came up with my own calorie goal & messed around with the weight loss per week goal on the app until I got a # close for calories since they don't have anything to factor in BFing.  I should pay more attention to my carbs, too. The app tracks them, but I haven't been paying attention to much besides calories.  I should input my stuff to babyfit for a few days too to see which is better.

post #178 of 218

Wow, everyone is doing great!  Using babyfit showed how many glasses of chocolate milk (non fat) I was drinking right after DD and that was easily 800 calories/day - didn't feel like it but that made a huge difference to cut out (I do 1/2 glass a day now - much better:)).

 

I also find I tend to 'graze'....so it's a PITA to use but oh so helpful.

 

I jumped up 2lbs last week and am back down so I was definitely noshing on too many ribs and chicken wings that DH made - yum...I went back to lighter fare (fish/rice, soup and toast, fruit, etc) and feel just as full but more healthful.  I have to remind myself that this is how I USED to eat all the time and is best for me.  I think being preggy threw my body off wack and it thinks it needs more than it does - oy.  That is the hard part for me...cutting back on the food grazing.

 

 

post #179 of 218
I'm going to the gym tonight for the first time since Kai was born! I've lost almost all the weight without any diet restrictions or exercising. I wouldnt recommend how I did it though (going through what happened with my dad was what did it... By the time we came home my pants were falling off). Now I need to work on toning smile.gif
post #180 of 218

I got back on the scale after we got home from the holidays on Saturday, and was reasonably happy to have maintained throughout two weeks of holiday meals. I'm still up a few pounds from pre-pg, though, and pre-pg was at least 10 lbs more than I would like, so I am considering making a real push to lose it. Currently contemplating what I am willing to do right now. I know from experience that food limits and food logging work very well for me, but wow, they are a lot of work.

 

I got the go-ahead from physio to start back at exercise beyond walking, so I am both excited and scared about that.

 

mythik, snacking is a big deal for me, too.

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