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post #41 of 128
I need to be here! Thanks for the thread Jenny!

Pre-preg: 185
Highest preg: 205
Current(12 days PP): 185

I don't gain much during my pregnancies(the last three I put on 20lbs) but it usually takes me 3 months to get the last 10 of those 20lbs off. This time the weight dropped off instantly! The thing is, I started the last 3 pregnancies overweight greensad.gif I'm 5'6" so a comfy weight for me is 150lbs which I haven't seen in 8 years!!
So my goal this year is to drop 35lbs:) I have zero excuses...I have to do this for my health.
I'm excited to have so many ladies to do this with!!
post #42 of 128
Wow, what a difference a week makes! I went for a one mile walk today and didn't feel like my guts were going to spill out at any moment! Odin lasted a half mile in his stroller, a quarter on my arms, and the last quarter was nursing while walking. He loved that!
post #43 of 128

I walked around the zoo today with the kids and my 9 pound baby wrapped on me. My back got tired but it felt good to get out! I am starting either the 30 Day Shred or the elliptical on Monday. I will be 4 weeks out by then and my bleeding finally stopped this week. 

post #44 of 128

It is really interesting how many of us are having "hard core sugar cravings."  One of you said that if there is nothing sweet in the house, you bake something. I'm so right there with you!  And during pregnancy, I don't like to eat refined flour or sugar.  (With the exception of Jelly Bellies. eat.gif)  So it's odd to me.

 

I asked my midwife about it, and she said that in her experience, women crave sugar post partum if they aren't getting enough protein.  She said to go ahead and have the treat I'm craving, but make sure to balance it out with a protein rich food.  Cookies... but with the big glass of milk.  I am having a hard time wanting much in the way of protein, but am giving it a try!  Near the end of pregnancy, I was eating about 4 to 6 eggs a day, but now eggs totally gross me out.  So does tuna.  I don't get it.

post #45 of 128

I figured that there was a correlation between the sugar and protein. I too am one that will bake something if its not in the house.

post #46 of 128

I have also been baking if there is nothing in the house. I will try to up the protein and see if that helps. I have been eating way too much chocolate...if it has almonds in it it's okay, right? winky.gif

 

So yesterday I walked so today is workout video day, but first park for a LLL parenting meeting, there won't really be any walking or exercising just chatting with nice mommas.

post #47 of 128

I made peanut butter cookies a few days ago and put some of the dough in the fridge to bake later. Well..... I'm not baking the dough. I'm just eating it out the container!!!!!!  It's okay though cos I used no-sugar peanut butter. Haha!

post #48 of 128

...and because peanut butter is a protein food!  Woot!  :)

 

Courtney, I hope the LLL meeting was fun.  I took Mo to his first meeting this week, and it was so fun to be the mama with the youngest baby in attendance!  

post #49 of 128

ok.  so i really need to be a part of this group. 

 

5'7"

pre-preg: 205

preg: 210 (i really didn't gain only 5 pounds!  i usually lose about 15 pounds at the beginning of a pregnancy and then gain it back plus 5 pounds.)

now at 5+weeks pp: 200 (which kind of annoys me because i was 195 @ 2 weeks pp)

 

yes to major sugar cravings!  which is probably the cause of the 5 pounds up from 2 weeks pp.  i'm going to try to eat less sugar i swear!!  i have gone on a few mile long walks ever since 2 weeks pp, but i know i need to up it to everyday.  i really have no excuse since the weather is now getting nice.  it is my plan to start on the C25K plan.....at some point coming up.  i just need to get the motivation to do it.  maybe this will help me out.
 

post #50 of 128

oh my goodness what a week! I'm officially exhausted, but I am feeling a little smaller this week than last, and that's nice.  I'm 5 weeks and 3 days pp, and physically starting to feel like "me" again.  that said, i was so tired yesterday that the room was spinning... not good.  so i'm trying to up the protein and veggies, and i'm thinking soups will be a good way to get some veggies in that wont upset ds's tummy...here's hoping.  haven't weighed yet, i'll save that pleasure for next week...

post #51 of 128
Thread Starter 

After such a successful horseback ride the other day, I went for a bike ride today with baby sleeping in the Moby, DS1 on his bike and DS2 in the bike trailer.  We didn't go far, but it felt good.  I can't figure how else to ride my bike but have baby in the Moby, but it certainly isn't ideal. If he hadn't been asleep the whole time, it wouldn't have worked, because he hates being tucked in, and otherwise his head would have just fallen back because I was leaning forward.  He's too little still to be in the trailer.  Once I can carry him on my back that will be better.

 

I'm doing surprisingly good with my eating.  I'm still doing mostly raw with just rice or quinoa to supplement calories.  Still, I don't feel like it's doing much.  My supply is fine, and my energy is up. I will only weigh myself on Sundays, as I don't want to become obsessed with the number, but I don't feel like I'm losing much.  Right now I'd just be happy to not be wearing maternity clothes any more!

 

Next weekend we are heading out to my FILs very remote, boat access only, cabin, where you have to bring in all your food, and so we generally only eat processed crap.  I'm wondering how I'm going to keep on track for 4 days.  I better start meal planning NOW! 

post #52 of 128

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Originally Posted by RosieL View Post

Anyone in this thread with a c-section? I'm four weeks plus a couple days out and really looking forward to that six week marker...was told zero exercise til then.

 

Me.  I had an inverted-T, and I'm terrified of doing anything until I'm sure the external scar is completely healed.  Although my first was a section too, it was a tiny low transverse ("classical") that seemed well healed in 4 weeks.  I'm 4 weeks out now and still too tender to wear jeans...giving myself 2 more weeks before doing anything more intense than laundry and carrying DD2 up the stairs. I'm still bleeding a bit, maybe because of the tear and repair work on my uterus/bladder.  Grr.  It sucks. I'm so sick of wearing pads.

 

Stats--

 

140ish is my ideal weight

150 pre-preg

173 at delivery

147 now

 

Still eating like there's no tomorrow.  My only real concern is how loose everything is...I don't remember this with DD1 and I wasn't that much younger.  Not so much the skin, but the entire top layer of skin and fat and whatever.  Remind me, does that tighten back up?

 

As for exercises with baby, I know you can do lunges holding your LO, and squats. 

post #53 of 128
I'm also less worried about weight (though a little, let's be honest) and more worried about things tightening up.  Also it's amazing because my body looks pretty good for 2 weeks pp but i made the mistake of measuring my waist yesterday... it's still a good 4-5 inches wider than it used to be.  I had a nice little waist and i want it back!!!!! 
(i hate myself for sounding so vain, but i'm just being honest!)
post #54 of 128

tara--not vain, just real ;)

 

well, dh gave me 12 sessions with a personal trainer for mothers day...hmmm, to be offended, or not to be offended?!?!? lol, i know his heart is in the right place, but seriously, i'm not even 6 weeks out, and currently don't even have the energy to talk a long walk... hell, i can't even remember if i took my vitamins this morning i'm so friggin tired, so i don't see a lot of hard core gym time in my near future, but i guess we'll see...

 

hope everyone is doing well with their goals!

post #55 of 128
Thread Starter 

Sunday Weigh In:

 

Kay, I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, because I'm trying hard not to be attached to a number on the scale, but I've decided to do a Sunday weigh in. I won't step on the scale any other time but Sunday - just to keep myself sane.

 

Today's weight: 165

Down from last week: 4 lbs

Pounds to go: 30

 

30 lbs feels like a lot.  I've done it before, so I'm not worried about it, I just hope that I do it quicker this time around.  I do feel like my hips are shrinking though. I still can't even pull on pre-pregnancy stuff, but I did go buy a few cute, very stretchy skirts that I should be able to wear for a while. It's nice to not be in maternity clothes. The funny thing is, my boobs are back to normal size already. I'm surprised by that, as the last two times it's taken months before I could fit comfortably in the bras I'm wearing already. I'm hoping that I'm not compromising my supply by watching what I eat, but it looks like all is well with that.  I'm keeping a close eye on it though. 

post #56 of 128

Way to go Jenny!!!

I hear you on the 30# thing....it feels like a lot to me too:( I have 33 to lose and it feels like a massive amount to me. Plus, once I hit the 170 mark I plateau and it's really hard to creep past that point.

 

Last week 185

This week 183.5

I can get into my pre-pregnancy shorts but they are a bit tight when I sit down....which leads to me unbuttoning them and then forgetting to do them up when I leave the house....LOL! Classy!!

I think I'm going to weigh every Monday and Thursday. I need to do it more than once a week as I'd go crazy if I didn't. The more I weigh myself, the more I stay on track with my eating.

I'm hoping to be down another 2lbs by next week:)

post #57 of 128

i'm so frustrated! as of friday morning i was 205, and today i'm 210...WHAT?!?! So I don't know if i'm down 3, up 2, or somewhere in between.  that said, i feel smaller than i did last week, and i've been fairly diligent about eating right, so i'm going to say that at the very least, i probably haven't gained anything.  i think i need a new scale...

post #58 of 128
This goes counter to what advice columns usually say, but when I was focusing on weight loss a little while ago I weighed every day. Every day at roughly the same time, in the mornings before eating or drinking anything. That way I could see true trends without being alarmed at daily fluctuation. It worked for me. I was also tracking a food and exercise schedule and writing all of it down. I think the logging was a huge factor in keeping me honest. I gained a lot of speed and endurance in those months while shedding lbs!
post #59 of 128

That's awesome Jenny! 

 

Well, I am 4 week post partum and I started working out today. I did level 1 of the 30 day shred. Before I got pregnant I was alternating between P90x and ChaLean Extreme. Today, Jillian Michaels was a good workout. I am so out of shape in some ways and much better than I expected in others. I forgot to weigh on Sunday (which was my plan) so I will probably do it tomorrow. The sad thing is that I really want to lose the weight and get back into my clothes from last summer but I am lacking the motivation. I have no desire to slightly diet (which was also the plan since I don't want to mess up my supply). I want to eat what I want and just add in working out. LOL!

post #60 of 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by RosieL View Post

This goes counter to what advice columns usually say, but when I was focusing on weight loss a little while ago I weighed every day. Every day at roughly the same time, in the mornings before eating or drinking anything. That way I could see true trends without being alarmed at daily fluctuation. It worked for me. I was also tracking a food and exercise schedule and writing all of it down. I think the logging was a huge factor in keeping me honest. I gained a lot of speed and endurance in those months while shedding lbs!

rosie- this iswhat dh and i do-- we also only get to write our weight down on the sheet on the wall if it has gone down from the previous weight.  

 

and for me, weighing at the same time every day is key.  my weight really fluctuates from am to pm a LOT.

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