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post #41 of 129
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I was checked for vitamin deficiencies, and my thyroid as well. All that was fine, though my white blood cell count was a little low. Because of that, combined with my weight loss (20 lbs in 3 months), plus the fact that I'd been getting lots of sores in my mouth, my doctor has recommended I see an oncologist, so I guess I'll be doing that soon.
Oh wow. I hope everything is okay. {{{{}}}}
post #42 of 129
can we revive this thread? or is there another one started that i missed?
post #43 of 129
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can we revive this thread? or is there another one started that i missed?
I haven't noticed a new thread.

I went jean shopping the other day. I'm very happy in my size 4 jeans, but after trying on a few pair, found that I'm back down to 2's.

My goal this year is to get in shape. I may be thin, but I'm definitely out of shape. I have no desire to go to the gym though, so I guess I'll look into dvd's. Any suggestions?
post #44 of 129
I'm a skinny mama, I'm 5'3 already back to my size 4 jeans after giving birth 5.5 months ago. I blame it on my 5 food allergies, soy, dairy, peanuts, egg whites, and gluten. I actually liked wearing a size 6 and wanted to stay that way (was at a size 6 when my son was 3 months), but no apparently I lost even more weight. I hope it stays here, it should. I need to start cooking some high calories meals, but I can't afford some of the good allergy free ones.
post #45 of 129
I'm also in size 4 jeans at 102 pounds. I was glad to see that I was over 100 lbs when I weighed myself the other day, but would have really liked to hold on to some of my pregnancy weight! Or even my pre-pregnancy weight back in early '08 when I was 107.

Hey Allyson - I also have zero desire to do the gym thing and will happily work out to a DVD at home. I really like "Denise Austin's Personal Training System". It's pretty cool: you can select various areas to target (cardio, upper/lower body, abs) and then select a low, medium or high intensity workout for each of those areas, so you can create your own custom workout at a level you like. There is also a nice 10 minute stretch segment, which is what I usually do. She also has some other DVDs - one is a 20 minute yoga routine which is also really great ("Power Yoga Plus") if you're interested in yoga.
post #46 of 129
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I'm also in size 4 jeans at 102 pounds. I was glad to see that I was over 100 lbs when I weighed myself the other day, but would have really liked to hold on to some of my pregnancy weight! Or even my pre-pregnancy weight back in early '08 when I was 107.

Hey Allyson - I also have zero desire to do the gym thing and will happily work out to a DVD at home. I really like "Denise Austin's Personal Training System". It's pretty cool: you can select various areas to target (cardio, upper/lower body, abs) and then select a low, medium or high intensity workout for each of those areas, so you can create your own custom workout at a level you like. There is also a nice 10 minute stretch segment, which is what I usually do. She also has some other DVDs - one is a 20 minute yoga routine which is also really great ("Power Yoga Plus") if you're interested in yoga.
I have a couple yoga dvd's, but I think I need something more intense. I'll look into the Denise Austin one, thanks!
post #47 of 129
Always been skinny, but the more kids I have, the more comments I get. I'm not back to my pre-pg size after DS, he is 8 months, I'm wearing a size 1 right now which I'm happy with, my regular is either 00 or a 0. I don't so anything special, I can out eat most men! Most of my family is quite thin so it does come naturally to me. I am SOO out of shape right now, I'm slowly working in finding the time to get 30 minutes of exercise in every day. Easier said then done though....
post #48 of 129
Nice thread! I'm also thin, althought not as skinny as some of you. I'm just glad I found a tribe where I dont' have to hide my size. I was in great shape throughout pregnancy and quickly lost the weight after birth without trying. I think it's a combination of skinny genes (thanks grandma), and breastfeeding (baby LOVES the breast).

I'll post more later...baby's awake!
post #49 of 129
I'm a skinny mama too!

I've always been small except when I was pregnant. I gained 50 lbs with DD and was tipping the scales around 160lbs! But it was mostly water cuz I ended up being pre-e. Anyway, it was not hard to lose and 2 years later I'm sure I could fit into anything I used to wear pre-baby. My weight seems to bottom out around 108lbs and if I'm being super active and building muscle then I'm just under 120lbs. I'm generally a size 4, although those are usually a bit big, but the 2's are too tight and I like my clothes to be a bit loose. If I go into the JR's section I'm around a 7-9 depending on who's making the clothes. I'm in my late 30's though and feel kinda funny with many of the JR's clothes, like I'm trying too hard to look younger than I am. IDK. But I've never been a super trendy dresser anyway.

I don't work out, but consider myself to be naturally athletically inclined. I love to exercise, just not indoors and not doing something structured as exercise. Wearing my toddler on my back for a hike in the woods is more my style. Or even a long walk in town. My one structured exercise that I enjoy is yoga. Oh, and dancing, freestyle or not. But dancing is so freeing, even if it is a performance dance with a routine.

Its nice for skinnies to have a place to be open about our bodies. It takes all sizes and all women are beautiful.
post #50 of 129
Holy cow, can't believe there's a thread for moms like me! I'm a puny mom, and I'd like to gain 10 or so lbs. I'm 5'6" and 110 lbs and still losing. It's hard to find fattening meals because dd has dairy, egg, and peanut allergies (through my milk), so I feel like I never get to eat anything good. I'm learning to cook for me, though.

I'll be reading this thread. Nice to have others who can relate!
post #51 of 129
Hi all. Haven't posted here in a while.

Still skinny (I'm sure I've posted before - I'm 5'3" around 102 right now, 00 jean), but have always been happy with my body. I mean, I'm not trying to gain or lose weight, just trying to get into better health. Like others, I absolutely HATE exercising but do LOVE the Shred video (Jillian from the Biggest Loser). It's only 20 minutes a day and is a great workout. There are 3 levels too so you can build up your tolerance The hub and I are going to Vegas so I need to tighten up before then.
post #52 of 129
I am really skinny. I am about 5'5" and a little over 100 pounds. I used to be under 100 in high school. I was tortured about it. I think it was worse than what some overweight people go through. Everyday I heard comments about how anorexia and how guys don't want to be with girls who are so skinny and how digusting it was etc etc. I had poor body imagine for a while. I hated feeling so boney and not having curves or boobs. I feel better now but even still as an adult I get comments every once in a while like how it so windy I fall over.

I gained really well in my pregnancy and hung onto some weight for a bit after my ds's pregnancy. I loved it but I did eventually go back to being a size 2. I just found out I'm pregant again so hopefully I'll be gaining soon. My dd is following in my footsteps and I am sure my ds will eventually too. I just hope they don't have it as bad as me from the peers. I worry for my ds because if I had it bad I wonder how bad it will be for a boy.

I used to try weight gaining powder and eating really fatty stuff and didn't gain. I know eat healthy and I am a vegetarian and I am able to maintain. I eat a lot especially while breastfeeding. I thought when I first became a vegetarian I might have even more trouble with weight but that wasn't the case.
post #53 of 129
Checking in!

Still skinny. Just getting over being sick, I think it may have been rotavirus. In any case, I could barely keep food down for 4 days, and got down to 98 lbs. Pretty sure I'm up in the hundreds again now though. I never did get to see an oncologist. I do need to go to the doctor though. I seem to get sick much more easily than anyone else in my family, and I want to figure out this sickness.

As far as my weight goes, I am still eating a high calorie diet to maintain it. My metabolism has been in hyperdrive since having DS, I'm assuming it's the breastfeeding, so I'm going to wait and see if my weight evens out when he's not nursing so often (he's 16.5 months, but still gets 90% of his food from nursing.)
post #54 of 129
Just came across this thread. I'm not quite as skinny as most of you, but I'm 5'7 and 125 lbs and refuse to buy anything smaller than a 4. I have three children and have lost weight and my shape while nursing each. I am currently nursing my 11 month old and, as my dh says, I have no butt. I recently started doing Zumba (only one class so far) in hopes of getting in better shape and getting my butt back. The women that I'm doing it with are mostly trying to lose weight and give me a bit of the evil eye. I can relate to talk of small chests, too. I have another year or so of nursing ahead of me and then my B cup will drop to A or AA.
post #55 of 129
Oh Oh Oh! Skinny thread, can I join? I am 5'10'' and weigh 107. I have a serious problem with food though.... My husband has to really watch his weight. If he gets even the slightest bit over his target weight his cholestrol and bp go WAY up, so when I am cooking, I have to go for the low fat stuff and cook in smaller portions, ect, ect.... I can't keep high fat foods in the house because they tempt him so bad and I hate to make him slip up...

I keep nuts hidden in the pantry and eat a lot of peanut butter at lunch with my kids lol, plus whole milk, but for dinner, I just don't get the calories I need so it's hard to make up for it the rest of the day.

On top of that I am nursing my 9 mo. dd so I seem to just burn through everything and have had trouble with my supply the last month or so from not eating enough calories...

Suprisingly I don't have the boob problem, lol, when I'm nursing I am a d-ish cup, but only 32 around which makes finding bras almost as impossible as finding super tiny or super large cups... oh well.
post #56 of 129
So nice to have a thread I can realate to! Alot of people talked about finding good pants that fit, I love the 00 size a Chicos. They are, I think, a size 2 or so anywhere else.

My whole life I struggled with being too thin. People thought I was ill, or had an eating disorder. All I really wanted was hips and boobs. I figured my friends with the hourglass figures really were lucky, when all they wanted was to slim down.

I'm pregnant now, and nobody seems to understand why I don't want to lose weight to morning sickness. To them 6 pounds is nothing. To me, that's over 5% of my body weight! So I'm shoving food in my mouth, even when I don't feel like it, just to maintain.

DD seems to have the skinny gene too. She's three but I recently dressed her in some 18 month pants without realizing it (I thought they were capris!) All her clothing falls off if I don't make tucks, and I'm a horrible seamstress, so she runs around half the day pulling up her pants. Once she's out of diapers we are going to have a huge problem!

Thanks for listening mamas!
post #57 of 129
i need to be here...its that time...ds is 15 months, still nursing and my stores are GONE. we would love another lo but i think i am not O because i am down about 10lbs from my "normal" weight. this happened with dd was about this age as well. sigh...i know it will coem back but its hard being patient. icecream helps
post #58 of 129
I am also so sick of being too thin! I've been sick with a nasty cold and sinus infection for a week and dropped 10 pounds. So now I'm 5' 10" and 117 lbs. It's frustrating, becuase instead of just resting and getting better, I have to worry about losing too much weight and get up and cook for myself.

Does anyone have any good high fat, healthy meal recipes? What about quick snack ideas? I try to eat nuts, but don't really like them (growing up, my mom was super health-concious, so all we were allowed to eat was nuts and raw vegetables... I think I ate much more than a lifetime's worth of nuts in a period of a few years!). I find it so frustrating that there are so many resources for losing weight, and nothing for healthy ways to gain weight. To me, cooking low-fat, healthy food seems pretty intuitive, right? But healthy, high-fat food, not so much.

I'm also nursing my 13 month dd, and she has dairy, corn and wheat sensitivities, so I've mostly cut those from my diet. I also got myself allergy tested a few months ago, which i think now was a mistake, because I'm scared to eat so many things!

And now, just a quick vent (as if the rest of this post isn't, haha): there's this lady at work, who EVERY TIME she sees me eating some junk food (we have treat day every 2 weeks), is like "oh! I'm SOOO surprised to see you eating that! I thought you don't eat stuff like that!!!" This has been going on for years. Can you imagine if I said to one of the bigger people at work "oh wow! I"m soo surprised to see you eating vegetables! Wow, I can't believe it!!" Lol.... that probably wouldn't go over so well, right??

Anyway, glad you mamas are here... I will try to post some recipe ideas if/when I come across some good ones.
post #59 of 129
In reading through this thread I noticed lots of info on food, but I was curious if anyone had tried resistance training (weight training) to build muscle? Does it help? hurt?
post #60 of 129
Can I join here too..that way I might lose weight
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