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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.
 

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

 



Congrats on being below your prepregnancy weight. :-)



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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.


I don't know how to stay away from goodies when I make them. I just don't. bawling.gif I feel like I either have to deprive my son of Christmas sweets or just suck up the gain.


 

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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.



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. hug2.gif



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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!!!



 


Good luck fitting into your dress. I think it's doable. And it will motivate you while being an attainable goal.

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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. 



 



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.

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I decided to try weighing myself before and after one of Seth's nursing sessions this morning. I could hardly believe the difference, 8oz. I was a whole half a pound lighter after my sweet baby sucked down his milk for 10 minutes. No wonder he is growing as much as he is. AND I'm definitely only weighing myself straight after I've fed him from now on.

 

So I'm now at 182.4lb I'd like to get to the 170's by the end of the year, so I'm going to have to work my butt off for the next two weeks to make up for the feasting on Christmas Day. (Christmas is all about the food in this house Sheepish.gif)

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Finally hit my pre-pregnancy weight today of 140.  I'd like to lose another 5-10 and several inches.  Still pretty flabby seeing I'm not really working out.  Need to get on that ASAP.

 

Wish everyone would stop tempting me with all the holiday junk!  Need some will power

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Finally hit my pre-pregnancy weight today of 140.  I'd like to lose another 5-10 and several inches.  Still pretty flabby seeing I'm not really working out.  Need to get on that ASAP.

 

Wish everyone would stop tempting me with all the holiday junk!  Need some will power



Congrats!  I am about 146 right now and my pre-preg weight was 130.  It's hard to work out with a baby! 

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THAT is awesome, congrats!!!!! 

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Finally hit my pre-pregnancy weight today of 140.  I'd like to lose another 5-10 and several inches.  Still pretty flabby seeing I'm not really working out.  Need to get on that ASAP.

 

Wish everyone would stop tempting me with all the holiday junk!  Need some will power



 

post #26 of 36
Anyone have a favorite workout video you can stream from Netflix? I haven't lost much or anything since dd was 1 month old! Was walking regularly but the holidays got me off track. Now that dd takes a more regular morning nap maybe I could work out at home.
post #27 of 36

i'm going to lurk about to hear about a favorite workout video that can be streamed via netflix too........haven't been getting much workout time in, but somehow i've made it down to the 130s! still at least 10 from pre-preg weight, but i have new inspiration. now to tighten this belly skin....

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I've never even looked on netflix!  I'll see if I can check some out and get back to you guys.  I need something to work on my arms and core.  I've got running down pat but need something to help with the tone.  I don't think I can lose all this jiggle with just running...

post #29 of 36

Hulu has some workouts, and its free.

post #30 of 36

I'm checking my Netflix right now and I just saw this...

 

The Situation Workout

 

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, one of the popular stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore," offers useful tips on how to attain a ripped physique like his.

 

I will NOT be trying that one ROTFLMAO.gif

 

It looks like they have several pilates workouts. I'll try one today and see how I like it.

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I'm checking my Netflix right now and I just saw this...

 

The Situation Workout

 

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, one of the popular stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore," offers useful tips on how to attain a ripped physique like his.

 

I will NOT be trying that one ROTFLMAO.gif

 

It looks like they have several pilates workouts. I'll try one today and see how I like it.


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post #32 of 36

I don't have Netflix anymore, but I've done this one on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfU2cFCM9l0&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLF5B6CE2544651213

 

My MIL sent me Pilates and Yoga DVDs that you can supposedly do with baby...haven't tried them yet. 

 

My good news is that I actually lost 1lb over the holidays!  My not so good news is that one day I decided to go for a run and ended up injuring BOTH of my ankles.  It was silly of me...I've never really been a runner, it was cold and I didn't warm up at all, and I was wearing brand new shoes.  I was over-excited to be out exercising by myself and I paid for it greensad.gif

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My good news is that I actually lost 1lb over the holidays!  My not so good news is that one day I decided to go for a run and ended up injuring BOTH of my ankles.  It was silly of me...I've never really been a runner, it was cold and I didn't warm up at all, and I was wearing brand new shoes.  I was over-excited to be out exercising by myself and I paid for it greensad.gif


Ugh.  I did that with my hips right when I started running.  Idk what I did but I was overzealous and just kept running at too fast a pace for a few days.  My hips KILLED. Overuse injury they called it.  I slowed down after that!  I hope your ankles feel better soon.  Slow and steady!!

 

So - I'm thankful for sunless tanning spray.  I know, so not natural of me, lol.  But, every winter around this time, I used to actually go tanning, and now that I know how incredibly stupid that is, I use sprays.  With a little color to me, things are not so bad!  And I ditched the nursing bras (soooo over saggy boobies) so now I'm actually feeling kinda cute!  I'm 6 lbs from pre preg weight and wearing all my old stuff (except some shirts that are too short b/c of the aforementioned boobies).  I know DH and I want to take the kids somewhere tropical maybe even this summer when Finn is 1 so ...

 

post #34 of 36
Thanks for the workout links. I'll see how it goes!
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Soo..I'm back.  I gained about 2-4 lbs over the holidays depending on what time of day I get on the scale.  I'm very ready to get back on track and get this weight off.  I'm still 20ish lbs above pre-preg weight and about 35 from my goal.  That seems so daunting, but I know I just need to take it one meal at a time.  My body loooves to hang onto weight and it is a painstaking process for me to lose anything at all.  Aside from the holiday hiatus, I'm actually pleased with my progress. 

 

I, stupidly, registered to run in a 5k this Saturday.  I haven't run at all in over two weeks and haven't done 5k since Thanksgiving!   Oi!  I'm going to go out there, but it.will.be.UGLY!

 

Carrie, I'm so happy for you for getting so close to your goal and feeling good about yourself.  I can't wait to be there as well!

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So - I'm thankful for sunless tanning spray.  I know, so not natural of me, lol.  But, every winter around this time, I used to actually go tanning, and now that I know how incredibly stupid that is, I use sprays.  With a little color to me, things are not so bad!  And I ditched the nursing bras (soooo over saggy boobies) so now I'm actually feeling kinda cute!  I'm 6 lbs from pre preg weight and wearing all my old stuff (except some shirts that are too short b/c of the aforementioned boobies).  I know DH and I want to take the kids somewhere tropical maybe even this summer when Finn is 1 so ...

 



That's awesome, I can't imagine being 6 lbs away from pre preg weight OR getting in my old clothes...or feeling cute for that matter!

Everybody is  being so positive about this process and I am so not.  I'm just stuck.  I need to up the workouts and I just don't feel like it...WAAAAHbawling.gif

 

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