That would be awesome! Do you know of any trails up your way or midway? There's one nice one in my city called Hands Across the Merrimack.
Congrats on being below your prepregnancy weight. :-)
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.
I don't know how to stay away from goodies when I make them. I just don't. I feel like I either have to deprive my son of Christmas sweets or just suck up the gain.
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.
That is truly mean and very critical of her. I don't understand it. As Carrie said, please know that you look absolutely beautiful. Absolutely.
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
Please Santa--bring me Zumba like I've asked!!!
Good luck fitting into your dress. I think it's doable. And it will motivate you while being an attainable goal.
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.
AFM: I'm down to 126.5, so I'm steadily dropping. I'm glad to be in the 120's. Also, DH got me a pair of yoga pants for Christmas that he gave me early.They have a slimming effect with a panel that conceals any belly flab. I love them! LOL He wasn't trying to tell me I'm pudgy. He just knows I'm a little insecure about my muffin top lately. These are the best yoga pants I've ever had, though! They are so comfortable and I do feel better when I wear them.