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post #61 of 218

I've been on a high since squeezing into my favorite pre-preg jeans!  I am still roughly 10 pounds away from my "ideal" body weight (I think - but I'm not getting on a scale, since those dang numbers always seem to trigger me).  I know that my skinny jeans looked pretty goofy when I tried them on last night - and I could zip them up, but then couldn't walk in them, so I can tell I'm still a ways from where I was.  At the same time, I feel like if my body just stays the way it is right now and I don't lose any more weight, I'll be pretty happy.

post #62 of 218
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Originally Posted by MrsKatie View Post

At the same time, I feel like if my body just stays the way it is right now and I don't lose any more weight, I'll be pretty happy.

That's awesome!  AFM, I have successfully worn two pairs of pre-pregnancy pants this week!  They are my loosest pants, but the fact that they fit this week, but didn't last week encourages me that in another couple of weeks I'll be wearing all my jeans again.  Yay!
 

 

post #63 of 218

The scale hasn't budged for me but my face and arms look much thinner.

post #64 of 218

I've been feeling worse about my body lately. I've gained 8 lbs since I've had Levi. End of pregnancy, 179, 2 weeks postpartum, 154, current 162. :( I know I'm not eating that great, but I also need to get up and do stuff. I just feel so tired by the time I HAVE time that I just can't do anything. It'd be nice if I could get up early in the morning again, like I used to, so I can just leave and run, but I don't think that can happen until he's about a year old. crap.gif

post #65 of 218
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Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN View Post

I've been feeling worse about my body lately. I've gained 8 lbs since I've had Levi. End of pregnancy, 179, 2 weeks postpartum, 154, current 162. :( I know I'm not eating that great, but I also need to get up and do stuff. I just feel so tired by the time I HAVE time that I just can't do anything. It'd be nice if I could get up early in the morning again, like I used to, so I can just leave and run, but I don't think that can happen until he's about a year old. crap.gif


Becky, even if you don't exercise, paying attention to what you eat can help a lot. I use an app on my phone to chart everything I eat. There are websites where you can do the same thing, like sparkpeople.com. Just knowing you'll have to record everything can sometimes stop extra eating. You can set goals for yourself and try to stay within them.

At first, I was trying to stay around 1700 cal a day, but then I decided I should eat more as I'm nursing. I'm not strict, but I'm eating around 1900-2000, which is actually a lot. But it's the number that works for me while nursing. I'm still losing .5-1 lb per week. You can experiment to see what works for you.

Another benefit of charting your food is seeing weak spots. I thought I was eating super healthy, and now I see I eat too much saturated fat. That was surprising to me as a vegetarian who makes plenty of vegan meals! Just a little dairy here and there adds up! I think my main problem there is my current addiction to egg salad sandwiches with extra mayo and cheese! Ha!

Anyway, just my advice. It's worth a try!
post #66 of 218
Thread Starter 

All good ideas!
 

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Becky, even if you don't exercise, paying attention to what you eat can help a lot. I use an app on my phone to chart everything I eat. There are websites where you can do the same thing, like sparkpeople.com. Just knowing you'll have to record everything can sometimes stop extra eating. You can set goals for yourself and try to stay within them.
At first, I was trying to stay around 1700 cal a day, but then I decided I should eat more as I'm nursing. I'm not strict, but I'm eating around 1900-2000, which is actually a lot. But it's the number that works for me while nursing. I'm still losing .5-1 lb per week. You can experiment to see what works for you.
Another benefit of charting your food is seeing weak spots. I thought I was eating super healthy, and now I see I eat too much saturated fat. That was surprising to me as a vegetarian who makes plenty of vegan meals! Just a little dairy here and there adds up! I think my main problem there is my current addiction to egg salad sandwiches with extra mayo and cheese! Ha!
Anyway, just my advice. It's worth a try!


I fit into my size 6 transition jeans today (I was an 8 pp).  Yay me!

 

post #67 of 218


I've been unable to exercise also except for a weekly family hike, but have been tracking what I eat with some success. I went through the same calorie shift of realizing that less than 1900 seemed too low for nursing and I'm still able to eat plenty and lose ~1lb/week (less if I cheat, but overall losing). It really helps me to write everything down and it makes me plan my meals out so I know how many calories I have left for snacks. I use the one on livestrong.com/myplate. Thanks Ashley, now I am craving an egg salad sandwich!

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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post


Becky, even if you don't exercise, paying attention to what you eat can help a lot. I use an app on my phone to chart everything I eat. There are websites where you can do the same thing, like sparkpeople.com. Just knowing you'll have to record everything can sometimes stop extra eating. You can set goals for yourself and try to stay within them.
At first, I was trying to stay around 1700 cal a day, but then I decided I should eat more as I'm nursing. I'm not strict, but I'm eating around 1900-2000, which is actually a lot. But it's the number that works for me while nursing. I'm still losing .5-1 lb per week. You can experiment to see what works for you.
Another benefit of charting your food is seeing weak spots. I thought I was eating super healthy, and now I see I eat too much saturated fat. That was surprising to me as a vegetarian who makes plenty of vegan meals! Just a little dairy here and there adds up! I think my main problem there is my current addiction to egg salad sandwiches with extra mayo and cheese! Ha!
Anyway, just my advice. It's worth a try!


 

 


Congrats Abra! 

 

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All good ideas!
 


I fit into my size 6 transition jeans today (I was an 8 pp).  Yay me!

 



 

post #68 of 218

I'm stuck at 154 and was 140 pre pregnancy.  This happened to me last time too and then I lost it all at once.  Hopefully that happens this time too!

post #69 of 218
Thread Starter 

How is everyone doing?  I'm down to 135lbs, so I've been steadily losing weight.  I still have at least 10lbs to go, but I feel like it's slowly ticking away.  I've been walking 2-3miles, 3-4 days a week..

post #70 of 218

I am down to 147 so I've lost 7 pounds.  It's not coming off as fast as I'd like but it's girl scout cookie time and all 6 boxes I bought are GONE!  yummy.gif I can't have stuff like that in the house anymore.  I also walk 2-3 miles 3-4 days a week.  Now that the cookies are gone it should start coming off a little bit faster!

post #71 of 218

I'm not sure how much I weigh right now. Somewhere around 140, maybe a bit less. I've reached a point where I am happy, so I don't really care. I am a size 6, and I can wear pants and fitted tees without feeling like I have to suck in my mom tummy. That works for me! I feel pretty good for a 31 yr old mom of 4. I'm not walking 2-3 miles, but I am walking 1-2 miles almost everyday. I also do a bit of yoga with Jasper. Anyway, I'm happy with how I look, and that is what matters. thumb.gif

 

Jill, I feel you on the cookies. It's worse here: I am a leader for dd2's troop and the cookie mom for dd1's troop. Lots of cookies. Lots of, "Hmmm... I want a Do-si-do... I think I'll open just one more box!" Luckily, I don't have a sweet tooth, so I'm over the cookies in about 2 weeks. Dh, however, is another matter. I'll hear him run downstairs for a drink at midnight, then I hear a rustle of plastic wrap and munching. After about 5 cookies, I go get him. He's always complaining that he is fat (totally is not), so I try to help him out there. winky.gif

 

post #72 of 218

My weight loss is not happening. I'm down 30 lbs from my highest pregnancy weight and have 16 to go, but most of that weight was lost within the first month postpartum. I was overweight to begin with and would like to lose 30-40 lbs past the 16 left from pregnancy. I need to set small goals because 50-60 lbs of weight loss ahead of me is SO not motivating. I've been walking with the baby every day, sometimes twice a day, now that the weather is nice. My eating habits are out of control, though. No idea how to commit to portion control. I never learned it growing up. I am a total stress eater too. Oye.

 

Now that Sora is maturing and doesn't mind being watched by other people as much, I'm thinking of asking DH if he'll commit to watching her for 1 - 1.5 hours every morning so I can have "me" time and focus on exercising in that time. Maybe I'll start jogging outside. Even if I work out inside on the elliptical, at least I'd know I won't be interrupted and can do a full hour like I'd like to. I'm thinking DH would agree to that arrangement since he'd like to see me doing healthy things for myself. I think he's finally (hopefully?) realizing that he needs to give me more "me time" breaks to keep my sanity and not be an angry b**** with him. Haha!

post #73 of 218

Way to go Sora for being able to be watched by other people!  I hope you get some good ME time.  I have been trying to get some free time in order to workout for, literally, months.  Every time it's a good day for it, it is RAINING and I just can't motivate myself to run in the rain.  Excuses excuses :-)
 

 

The one thing I have noticed lately with my own weight is that if i drink TONS of water I don't carry as much water weight.  Duh, J.  I knew that, I just didn't put it into practice!  I'm terrible about drinking water, so I really have to think about it.  Instead of starting my morning with coffee, I drink two full glasses of water first.   Otherwise I often get to lunchtime and realize I haven't had any water!  

 

 

post #74 of 218

I feel kinda stuck.  I fit into my old jeans (kinda), but I wonder if I've actually GAINED a tiny bit of weight back.  I don't know how; I never eat sugar or wheat or animal products or processed crap or anything.  I had a gluten-free vegan cookie last weekend and I haven't had anything like that in months. But it's not just the weight -- my body is a different shape now, and that's hard for me to get used to.  But I think part of that is the total lack of an exercise routine. 

post #75 of 218
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The one thing I have noticed lately with my own weight is that if i drink TONS of water I don't carry as much water weight.  Duh, J.  I knew that, I just didn't put it into practice!  I'm terrible about drinking water, so I really have to think about it.  Instead of starting my morning with coffee, I drink two full glasses of water first.   Otherwise I often get to lunchtime and realize I haven't had any water!  

 

 



Me time? What is that? Never heard of it. 

 

J, I do the *exact* same thing. I'll nurse my coffee until noon, and then realize I've had zero water. I've been trying to down some first thing, as well. 



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Originally Posted by MrsKatie View Post

I feel kinda stuck.  I fit into my old jeans (kinda), but I wonder if I've actually GAINED a tiny bit of weight back.  I don't know how; I never eat sugar or wheat or animal products or processed crap or anything.  I had a gluten-free vegan cookie last weekend and I haven't had anything like that in months. But it's not just the weight -- my body is a different shape now, and that's hard for me to get used to.  But I think part of that is the total lack of an exercise routine. 


 

Katie, I recommend tossing the jeans into the back of your closet and getting some new ones. I have to search out "curvy" fit jeans now. Getting things tailored is always an option. But really, I find skirts and dresses fit me best. Also, pants that fit higher, near my natural waist. No, I don't mean mom jeans. I have some nice linen pants that have a higher waist and fit great. Skirts that fit at my waist and then drape down look good, too.

 

I'm not sure who jeans are designed for, but it sure isn't me! One size= muffin top and the next size=falling off. 

 

post #76 of 218

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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

I'm not sure who jeans are designed for, but it sure isn't me! One size= muffin top and the next size=falling off. 

 


truedat.gif Same problem over here... Then there's this issue: I was not blessed w/ junk in the trunk to even hold up low-rise jeans. But then I also wasn't blessed w/ much of a distinguishable waist in relation to my hips, hence the muffin top. Bane of my existence.

post #77 of 218

I've been running 4 days a week and it's great.  I am so loving the time to myself and my body.  Plus now that the weather turned, it's just gorgeous outside.  I'm back into all my pre-pregnancy clothes, but some are still a bit tight- especially in the crotch so my underwear is in a constant state of wedgie.  So annoying.  Skirts are the way to go for sure!

post #78 of 218
Thread Starter 

Yay!

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I've been running 4 days a week and it's great.  I am so loving the time to myself and my body.  Plus now that the weather turned, it's just gorgeous outside.  I'm back into all my pre-pregnancy clothes, but some are still a bit tight- especially in the crotch so my underwear is in a constant state of wedgie.  So annoying.  Skirts are the way to go for sure!



 

post #79 of 218

So, I've been doing 30 Day Shred and my knees were hurting to the point of not being able to bend them without it HURTING. Today, I checked the mail and every single step hurt. It's been 4 days without any exercise so as not to injure myself further, and it's driving me crazy! I'm friggin 22, my knees shouldn't be doing this. I don't have insurance and can't afford doctor visits. I don't know what to do. :(

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So, I've been doing 30 Day Shred and my knees were hurting to the point of not being able to bend them without it HURTING. Today, I checked the mail and every single step hurt. It's been 4 days without any exercise so as not to injure myself further, and it's driving me crazy! I'm friggin 22, my knees shouldn't be doing this. I don't have insurance and can't afford doctor visits. I don't know what to do. :(


30 Day Shred is KILLER! I started doing it last year right before I found out I was pregnant and was loving the challenge, but I stopped due to the intensity of the workouts while pregnant. I want to get back into it again. Thanks for the reminder. thumb.gif I'm sorry about your knees. greensad.gif My knees hurt during some moves too because I can't do lunges (high school tennis training killed my knees) so I just modify moves or do something else with a similar intensity. Maybe you would feel better doing that too?

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