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post #141 of 218
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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

Becky, that sounds like me! Are you the same height? I'm 5'5. My pre-preg weight was 149. I'm down to 134 now, but I wouldn't mind losing a few more pounds. Anyway, I'm exercising a lot. I walk everyday, minimum 1 mile. I try for 3-4 miles. I've started jogging, too. And I'm doing around 30 minutes a day of yoga and other exercises like push ups and sit ups. It took going through physical therapy for my hip and knee pain to realize that so many things (pain, fatigue) are from my not being in shape. So I'm trying do better!

I'm 5'4". I can't wait until everything in my mind is normal again, so I'm not so tired from being up. I started hooping today from my local AP mama group. It was nice. I think if I did that with some yoga, it'd be good.

post #142 of 218

My pre preg weight was 141 and I am down to 138.  My tummy still looks pregnant though.  I try to get out 4 or 5 days a week and walk/jog.  It has really helped shed the extra weight and makes me feel better , physically and emotionally.  If anyone has any miracle tummy tightening exercises let me know!

post #143 of 218

I still look 5 months pregnant somedays. confused.gif

post #144 of 218

Me too, Becky... actually every night after dinner...

post #145 of 218
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Me too, Becky... actually every night after dinner...

LOL I hate eating, just because I look even bigger after I eat! *sigh* But I DO eat and I eat good. Just thought I'd add that, so no one would think I was depriving myself. lol

post #146 of 218

oh so good to read this thread! I run 60+ miles per week, nurse 2 babies and still holding on to 6-8lbs. My belly looks 13-15 weeks pregnant if I eat food. Not fun to still look pregnant. My belly button is herniated too. Sigh... but I love my dear babies!

post #147 of 218

Haven't seen you on lately, Nicole! 60+ miles a week is super impressive and I wish I had the energy.

post #148 of 218
Wow, you run that much with twins, Nicole. I doff my cap. That's impressive. smile.gif my tummy doesn't tend to look pregnant but my butt and thighs sure do. Any slacking off and my pants are the first to let me know thar I'm losing progress.
post #149 of 218

I ran today!  jog.gif  biggrinbounce.gif

post #150 of 218

Hey Nicole!  My belly button is screwed up too.  I used to have a nice inny.  My abs are getting stronger, but only on the sides.  The separation causes a pooch in the middle- add food and it inflates.  Sigh...  Dh recommended plank position exercises.  I think I remember reading in the Mummy Tummy book that plank was okay with diastasis recti.  Anyone know?  I need to get that again and do some research.

 

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post #151 of 218

Nope... just looked it up on the Tuppler website... too much pressure on the connective tissue when in all fours or plank position.

post #152 of 218

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post #153 of 218

I think that not much is really known about diastasis recti for sure, hence the conflicting info...  I'll have to ask my two PT neighbors as well and see what the majority has to say!

post #154 of 218

Thanks for everyone's responses. My core is strong but the diastasis recti is not any better. With DS1 my belly pooch lasted about 6 months with this pregnancy I think my body won't heal back completely as before. Too much stretching.

post #155 of 218
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So, I'm now 4lbs under my thinnest pre-preg weight.  I got on the scale this week and was almost alarmed.  I know that not everyone struggles with this, but how do I keep from getting too thin?  I already eat full-fat everything, meat, cheese, healthy oils, etc.  We have been focusing on eating better lately, which includes way less grains, no dessert, trying to avoid gmo foods as much as possible.  My husband is going to start the GAPS diet next week, so we will basically be eating like that.  The problem is, that since we've started eating better, I've lost 5-6lbs this month.  irked.gif  Spoonfuls of butter or just embrace being too thin?  confused.gif

post #156 of 218

Abra I feel you!  I have managed to hold onto about 2 extra pounds this time around and it has made all the difference in my health!  My skin hasn't started to fall off like it did with my other two kids during breastfeeding!  Yay!  I think that avoiding GMO foods is fine, but I'm just not sure that I would alter my diet extravagantly while breastfeeding.  I eat dessert and grains all the time.  If you go on GAPS with your dh, you'll be down to a few boiled veggies and meats for weeks until you can add in a few things like eggs.  It doesn't seem the best time to be doing that- while you're nourishing two bodies and on the road.  Personally I would wait to make big diet changes until Coralie is nursing less.    I've also been good about running and for me, this helps me to keep weight on b/c I eat more and put on muscle.  How is your exercise routine?  Seems like that would be a challenge while traveling, too.

post #157 of 218

Hey Christina, are you out there? whistling.gif I know you've had recent experience with the GAPS diet and nursing affects!

 

As for me, I've gone up in weight again. I'm already overweight, so I'm not too happy about the extra 6 lbs I put on in the past month... Stress eating and lack of movement hit hard. I'm really excited for the near future, though, because I'm going to have a lot more free time to take better care of myself! DH and I found an amazing in-home childcare setting with a young mom who watches her own daughter and a few children within a year of Sora's age. It's super close to our house, very well-structured, very reasonably priced (won't cost us an arm and a leg!), and Sora really enjoyed it there the day I went to feel the place out. We're super excited that she's going to have other kids to play with regularly now a few days a week! With her there part time, I think it's going to really make a difference for all of us. Her first day is today! First thing on my agenda when I get home after dropping her off? SLEEP. Then a lunch date with DH! Then exercise! Yay! biggrinbounce.gif

post #158 of 218
Joanie, I'm so glad you decided to go with the in home daycare! That's very exciting!

Yes, my dh and I attempted the gaps intro last month and I felt a noticeable drop in my supply, and R seemed quite fussy about it. I'm not sure if we were doing it wrong, but I was having 5-6 huge bowls of the soup per day and by bedtime I was ravenous. We didn't make it two days. I lost a few pounds (which I need badly to do) but I could tell it wasn't positive for me at this point. So we have opted to just jump into full gaps and that's working great. Not much different than the paleo diet we have been on, so it hasn't been much of a change. Other than no sweet potatoes! wink1.gif
post #159 of 218
Thread Starter 

Oh, let me clarify..  I'm not going to do the GAPS diet myself.  The first thing is that I have a sensitivity to eggs, which is a huge part of that diet and yeah, I can't make it long on broth and fermented veggies.  However, my husband is going to do it to try to rebuild his digestion from scratch.  He's had IBS/diarrea for most of his life and with his new diagnosis of bi-polar we both firmly believe that his brain isn't working right because his digestion is bad.  He's been GF for a couple of years now, but we want to take it one step further.  I still plan on eating a few grains, but most of our larger meals will be GAPS friendly for a while.  I also am cutting way back on sugar, which I shouldn't have to eat to keep my weight up. 

 

As for working out..  I walk 3-4 times a week, probably 2-4 miles at a time while holding Coralie in the carrier.  I rarely do any cardio unless we're hiking up a hill or something.  I make a point to stay active because I feel so much better when I move.

 

I should probably just replace my evening ice-cream with a large bowl of yogurt and honey or something like that. 

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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Abra I feel you!  I have managed to hold onto about 2 extra pounds this time around and it has made all the difference in my health!  My skin hasn't started to fall off like it did with my other two kids during breastfeeding!  Yay!  I think that avoiding GMO foods is fine, but I'm just not sure that I would alter my diet extravagantly while breastfeeding.  I eat dessert and grains all the time.  If you go on GAPS with your dh, you'll be down to a few boiled veggies and meats for weeks until you can add in a few things like eggs.  It doesn't seem the best time to be doing that- while you're nourishing two bodies and on the road.  Personally I would wait to make big diet changes until Coralie is nursing less.    I've also been good about running and for me, this helps me to keep weight on b/c I eat more and put on muscle.  How is your exercise routine?  Seems like that would be a challenge while traveling, too.

post #160 of 218

I haven't been able to work out. My energy is still zapped. But I've been losing weight since I stopped eating out of boredom. I'm now 9 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. Thing is, that still leaves me 20 lbs heavier than my ideal weight (125). Which I'll be able to kick off when I can get my energy back. I know it's my sleep habits that's doing it, but I'm still struggling with the insomnia that goes with bipolar and regulating my medication. I can't seem to remember to take my medication every day and that really messes things up. I need to force myself off my bum and at least walk, so I get that routine.

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