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Mamas Losing the Baby Weight - December!!

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http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335157/mamas-losing-the-baby-weight-in-november/80#post_16777980

 

Old thread above!

 

So, we're into December and I thought we could get a new thread going?

 

How is everyone doing?

 

I weighed in today -- 149.6!!  joy.gif  I'm out of the 150s!  I'll (hopefully) never see that 5 again!!  I didn't exercise at all this week b/w lack of sleep and DH working some longer days.  I just didn't have the energy.  Good to see I can still lose w/o it!  I'm down 1.4 this week from last.

 

I think tho I do need to start some toning exercises.  I still have such a flabby belly and I only have 10 lbs left to lose.  eyesroll.gif

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I haven't been working out as much and I definitely haven't been eating as well as I should be. But I'm guessing breastfeeding does good things for me, since I've been steadily losing weight. I weighed myself this morning and I'm about 135-136, and I haven't weighed that since middle school, so I'm feeling good. My stomach is still very poochy, though. I still really want to start running, but I don't feel safe, and less so with the snow that we just got. 

 

I get a work out in about twice a week, if that. I can't wait till we find a place in the city so I don't have to worry about safety and I can pick up running, maybe even with Liam in tow. 

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I just placed an order on Amazon for a couple of pilates dvds so I'm going to jump back in with the weight loss.

 

Despite doing nothing about it for the last two months because of the house move then my parents visiting from Scotland (and filling our home with junk food!) I somehow managed to loose another 2lb. It might not seem much but I got stuck after the initial 30lb I lost in the first month, and this 2lb is the first weight to come off since then.

 

I did get a double jogging stroller, but right now my problem with that is finding a time of day when both boys are awake at the same time for long enough to get out. I'm hopeful that once Seth settles into a regular nap routine (almost there) I can figure out a good time for going on walks.

 

Now with the pilates dvds I can still get work outs in whenever the boys are napping at the same time. Right now I really want to focus on getting rid of the belly and regaining my naturally small waist, which I have been told by numerous people should happen with pilates.

 

For those of you using diet to loose how do you cope with hunger? Nursing makes me incredibly hungry, so every time Seth eats I'm eating too.

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I finally made it down to 127.8. So I'm getting close to my goal weight of 120. But I still have a super flabby belly and really need to tone. So I need to start toning and chiseling some fat away. 

 

Congrats Carrie, kylaskye  and Lynann on the weight loss.

 

Lynann, my problem is finding the motivation to do stroller walks and fitting the motivation when I do have it in with the chores that I'm buried beneath.To answer your question, though. I eat whatever I want. I suppose that's part of the problem. I'm still losing weight, although very slowly.

 

 

 

 


Edited by PoetryLover - 12/9/11 at 9:03pm
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I finally made it down to 127.8. So I'm getting close to my goal weight of 120. But I still have a super flabby belly and really need to tone. So I need to start toning and chiseling some fat away. 

 

Congrats Carrie, kylaskye  and Lynann on the weight loss.

 

Lynann, my problem is finding the motivation to do stroller walks and fitting the motivation when I do have it in with the chores that I'm buried beneath.To answer your question, though. I eat whatever I want. I suppose that's part of the problem. I'm still losing weight, although very slowly.

 

 

 

 


I LOVE walking- maybe that could be an activity when we get together :) - 

 

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For those of you using diet to loose how do you cope with hunger? Nursing makes me incredibly hungry, so every time Seth eats I'm eating too.



I eat!! eat.gif  But i try to eat healthy things.  Hummus on a wrap, a "turkey" sammie, fruit, ANYTHING.  I also get so crabby when I'm hungry that I lash out at DD more for typical behaviours that normally I can tolerate.  So.  I never go hungry!!  Also, I'm making sure I drink enough.  It helps to always have iced tea on hand or lemonade (I do sugar free) and that way my cup is always full or being filled.

 

PL - I'm with you.  I think I can deal with this last bit of weight in numbers but I need to start some serious toning.  With DD the last 10 hung on until she was closer to 1 and nursing less often.

 

 

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Carrie, I totally understand the being crabby when hungry. I totally snap more and have less patience when I know I'm needing to eat.

 

I know I need to keep my focus on healthy choices for snacks and eat protein instead of the sugar I'm craving. There was so much junk food in our house while my parents were here last month and it totally got me craving junk. I'm trying to get back to protein based snacks for both me and DS1. I think the key to success for me is to not have junk in the house, AND to prepare the day's worth of snacks & meals ahead of time. I usually have a little time in the morning after putting DS2 down for his first nap before DS1 gets up in the morning. I've been using that time to come online while I drink my first coffee of the day. I think I'll start preparing our food for the day first, so then I don't have to do any prep when I am beyond hungry because I've been nursing.

 

I can hear that DS1 is awake now so I'd better get him up and feed him breakfast.

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Alright, I'm going to join in on the weight loss fun.  My goal is about a pound per week.  I was 185-190 when I delivered and right now I'm at 153 (can't WAIT to see the 140s Carrie-congrats).  My birthday is February 17th- I want to be at 145 by then and be able to wear one of my old dresses and go out dancing.  That's 5 lbs above my pre preg weight, but I'm ok with some extra weight while I'm still nursing.  The numbers on the scale don't bother me as much as the flabbiness that has become my stomach and hips.  No one told me my stomach would feel like pizza dough! 

I'm not making exercise a big enouhg priority.  When it was warm out we took walks everyday, now that it's cold I only get my butt on the treadmill a few times a week and it's just not cutting it.  I try to get some yoga in a couple of times a week too, but it's rare that it happens.  My biggest problem is Ada only takes 45 minute naps so after I get some cleaning and other things done, I don't have much free time to work with.  I also work Mondays/Wednesdays/Saturdays so exercise is not even really an option those days.  I've got to figure something out because this body is not going to tone itself.

Lyn, I am the same way with my food, if I don't have fresh fruit or yogurt or nuts around to eat I grab the first available easy thing which is likely to be pretzels or anything else that's laying around and probably not the most nutritious. 

 

Today my eating is looking like this:

oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, brown sug & cinn.

I brought a greek yogurt, an apple and pb crackers to work and I'm sure I'll have 2 or 3 cups of coffee along with way

I'm making a pizza for dinner (wheat, with green peppers & onions)

I'm a slave to dessert--not sure what that will be yet, these days I'm really digging chocolate pudding and whipped cream (I use skim milk and low fat whipped cream, so it's basically like eating nothing, right?)yummy.gif

 

Not too bad, I'm making up for yesterday's potato salad and donut blush.gif

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No one told me my stomach would feel like pizza dough! 


OMG, right?!?  I knew it was going to happen, as it happened after DD last time.  But know this -- it DOES go back to normal.  I think that's why I'm not completely freaking out this time.  The weight comes off, but it takes time to get back into "shape".  This time next year, we'll all be flaunting our hot stuff!

I think your goal is totally reasonable!  I would LOVE to be 145.

 

I'm going to stick with WW for another month (at least).  I'm sure I'm going to gain over christmas and NYE, so it'll help me recover, at least.  I NEED to get back into tracking.  Yesterday I didn't bother (I was overtired, crabby, DH and I were bickering and I wanted CHOCOLATE.) so today I'm back on plan.  This week HAS to be a success.

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I'm feeling SO unmotivated lately. I'm still doing PT once a week, so that helps, but other exercise has taken a backburner. I'm so tired all the time! And of course my weight has stalled...again. I keep telling myself that it ALWAYS does this around 3-4months, then starts to fall off (has the last three times at least!) but I am just so discouraged! I'm at 154, and want to lose 14, although 11 is back to my pre-preg weight. ugh.
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Carrie, for chocolate cravings I go for 80% cocoa chocolate. Its really hard to go overboard with how much you eat of it, has fewer bad things added and totally meets the craving need. I do love me some Lindt 80% and MIL recently got me some 85% cocoa chocolate that I'm keeping for Christmas week.

 

I'm actually already below my pre-pregnancy weight for this last pregnancy, but I was still carrying weight from 2 previous pregnancies so I still have a ways to go.

 

Before any pregnancy 2 years ago I was 169. Before this last pregnancy I was 189. I'm currently at 183. I'd like to get to 140 initially, then if I get to that goal I'll try for 120, which is middle of the healthy range for my 5ft 2in frame.

 

For the belly flab I'll be starting pilates as soon as the dvds arrive, and I have an abs workout dvd I'm going to commit to doing twice a week for now. Walking is very hit or miss depending on when the boys overlap their awake time.

 

Today so far:

 

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs & 1 slice wholemeal toast

Snack: Homemade mini banana bread & milk

Lunch: smoked turkey sausage & salad

Snack: planning on cheese & apple

Dinner: homemade wholemeal lasagne & salad

Snack: handful of nuts & craisins

 

My plan is to have protein every time I eat and hopefully that will stop me from eating too many carbs, which I will do if I get too hungry.

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ohhh the protein each time is a great idea lyn! I need to break out my (5lbs) of walnuts for that!
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Ohh, Lyn, I only eat dark!  It's stopping after only one square or handful that gets me.  I bought dark chocolate coconut things and at 150 cal each (and 10 g of fat) I devoured the package.  All 4 of them!! 

 

I'm doing ok today.  Hungrier than normal.  Went food shopping and got some "deli" slices (vegetarian ones) that are low points so I can have a sandwich as a snack. Turns into a 4 point snack and it's pretty decent sized.

 

Erica - hows the vegan transition going?

 

 

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Carrie have you tried the 85% cocoa chocolate, its amazing. I will sometimes have a second square, but as long as I stick to just chocolate (no fillings or extras in it etc) I have a reasonable amount of self control. A few years back I got a taste for Green & Black's chocolate and they have a great dark chocolate that has orange oil & spices called Mayan Gold and its soooo good, and more difficult to only eat a small piece. I love that Green & Black's are all organic and fair traded too, even their milk chocolate is darker than regular milk chocolate.

 

Today I have managed protein every time I ate, and as a bonus I haven't been as hungry as normal.

 

Now I just need to stay away from all the Christmas goodies I'm currently in the middle of making.

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Ohh, Lyn, I only eat dark!  It's stopping after only one square or handful that gets me.  I bought dark chocolate coconut things and at 150 cal each (and 10 g of fat) I devoured the package.  All 4 of them!! 

 

I'm doing ok today.  Hungrier than normal.  Went food shopping and got some "deli" slices (vegetarian ones) that are low points so I can have a sandwich as a snack. Turns into a 4 point snack and it's pretty decent sized.

 

Erica - hows the vegan transition going?

 

 




About as well as tracking my points and exercising...it's not happening.

These kids are really kicking my butt these days. Plus I've been working from home the last couple of weeks. I firmly resolve to start tracking again tomorrow!

I did go to a stroller strides class today. It was actually a really good workout. I got a deal on living social for 5 classes for $19. At least I know I'll exercise 4 more times before the month ends.


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4 months ago DD was born. 3 months ago I hit 140lbs (normal is 120), and I've officially stalled out there.  Beginning to think I'm going to have to lay off the cookies (lol).BFing was all I needed with DS--it isn't cutting it this time around.  feeling so discouraged!

 

This is how bad it is:  Thanksgiving I had a photo taken of DD and I, and I emailed it to my mom-- who later emailed it back to me after photoshopping all of my neckrolls out!  i know she was just trying to help, but it ended up making me feel like the biggest fat ass!  I have attached before and afters

 

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Please Santa--bring me Zumba like I've asked!!!

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Oh my gosh if my mother or ANYONE did that to a pic of me heads would roll!!  I think you look BEAUTIFUL!!! In your BEFORE picture!!  hug2.gif

 

Ladies, seriously, 9 months on and 9 months off.  I mean, I'm just as bummed about the fluff as anyone but we have FOUR MONTH OLDS!!  Not like it's been years here!  We are doing WONDERFULLY! We all look beautiful!!

 

That said...

 

Lyn, yep, I have tried that 85%.  I like it but I prefer like 70% or so, if it's going to be just a square.  Maybe I should keep that on hand so I don't go overboard with the other stuff.  I bought chocolate cherries b/c they only come out this time of year and they are sooo good.

 

Erica - ooohhh I hear you.  I tracked yesterday and I feel better about myself instantly.  I also did a 5 k (in 34 min! Best time yet!!) for the first time in like, oh, over a week.  It felt GOOD.  It's mental for me, I feel better when I exercise and it makes me more focused.

 

 

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Oh my gosh if my mother or ANYONE did that to a pic of me heads would roll!!  I think you look BEAUTIFUL!!! In your BEFORE picture!!  hug2.gif

 

Ladies, seriously, 9 months on and 9 months off.  I mean, I'm just as bummed about the fluff as anyone but we have FOUR MONTH OLDS!!  Not like it's been years here!  We are doing WONDERFULLY! We all look beautiful!!

 

That said...

 

Lyn, yep, I have tried that 85%.  I like it but I prefer like 70% or so, if it's going to be just a square.  Maybe I should keep that on hand so I don't go overboard with the other stuff.  I bought chocolate cherries b/c they only come out this time of year and they are sooo good.

 

Erica - ooohhh I hear you.  I tracked yesterday and I feel better about myself instantly.  I also did a 5 k (in 34 min! Best time yet!!) for the first time in like, oh, over a week.  It felt GOOD.  It's mental for me, I feel better when I exercise and it makes me more focused.

 

 


Thanks for the confidence boost ;)  most def was needed!  don't think I'll be calling mom for a while, lol.  

 

Off to eat dark chocolate now--maybe if I walk around the block while eating it they will cancel each other out??

 

 

 

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Wow.  Just wow.  What is with moms being so hard on daughters?!  You look adorable Cakemomma, your mom is a little nutty.

 

Carrie- so jealous that you're running so much already.  I've only run a couple of times and I hated it.  It felt like my vagina was falling out and I got so winded so easily that I got really mad.  Do you go outside?  You're in Jersey, and I'm in Pa...it's been pretty cold here.  I'm afraid to take Ada for walks...is it too cold for babies?

 

I get the 9 mos. on 9 mos. off....BUUUT....I'm a maid of honor in April and I sorta kinda bought my dress too small for me anticipating that I will have lost some weight by then.  It's just ONE size smaller than what fits me now, I'll probably be fine, right?  It's my best friend's wedding and she's due this month...and getting married in April....and she's gotta get into a wedding dress.  I feel SO bad for her. 

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4 months ago DD was born. 3 months ago I hit 140lbs (normal is 120), and I've officially stalled out there.  Beginning to think I'm going to have to lay off the cookies (lol).BFing was all I needed with DS--it isn't cutting it this time around.  feeling so discouraged!

 

This is how bad it is:  Thanksgiving I had a photo taken of DD and I, and I emailed it to my mom-- who later emailed it back to me after photoshopping all of my neckrolls out!  i know she was just trying to help, but it ended up making me feel like the biggest fat ass!  I have attached before and afters

 

Thanksgiving 2011 019.JPGThanksgiving 2011 019-2.jpg

 

 

Please Santa--bring me Zumba like I've asked!!!



 

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Carrie- so jealous that you're running so much already.  I've only run a couple of times and I hated it.  It felt like my vagina was falling out and I got so winded so easily that I got really mad.  Do you go outside?  You're in Jersey, and I'm in Pa...it's been pretty cold here.  I'm afraid to take Ada for walks...is it too cold for babies?

 

I get the 9 mos. on 9 mos. off....BUUUT....I'm a maid of honor in April and I sorta kinda bought my dress too small for me anticipating that I will have lost some weight by then.  It's just ONE size smaller than what fits me now, I'll probably be fine, right?  It's my best friend's wedding and she's due this month...and getting married in April....and she's gotta get into a wedding dress.  I feel SO bad for her. 



 

 

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Noooo I dont run outside!!  i have a treadmill.  I did a couch to 5 k program, and it worked!!  It took like 2 months, but I'm able to do the whole 3.12 miles (usually)!!  I put the app on my phone.  Its called C25K Pro on Android.

I think if you buckle down (and get some spanx!!) you'll rock that dress.  i love spanx!!  I've even worn them under jeans that i couldn't quite button!!  lol.gif

 

Oh and that vagina falling out feeling?  KEGEL!!  I have 2 prolapses (bladder and rectal) and if i didn't do those kegels, I'd be really uncomfortable!!

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