Need some encouragment from anyone!! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 12 Old 03-26-2002, 03:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
heartmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the bat cave with Irishmommy
Posts: 6,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I still had 25 pounds to lose after having ds (5 years ago LOL). My personal goal has been to lose this before my birthday at the end of May. So far, I have lost about 18 pounds, with 7 more to go.

I need some encouragment! Once I really put my mind to it, the first 10 pounds just melted off. The last 7 might be more difficult. I'm sure I'm burning fat cells that have been sitting around on me for the last 5 years, and do not want to leave

So far I have lost all of this by eating less and making what I do eat lower in fat and carbs. I think I should add some exercise into the mix now--I have started doing light exercise in the mornings.

This has taken a couple of months, and I just want to finally be at my target weight!!! I'm getting impatient!!!

Any words of support? This is the first thing I have really "done for myself" since ds was born and I am really wanting to see it through...

Heartmama

Mother is the word for God on the hearts and lips of all little children--William Makepeace Thackeray
heartmama is offline  
#2 of 12 Old 03-26-2002, 05:04 PM
 
saige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GO HEARTMAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

That's all you get.I'm jealous now,because I've got about 60 pounds to lose.
saige is offline  
#3 of 12 Old 03-26-2002, 05:58 PM
 
peggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 4,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
((((heartmama)))) I want to say ...love your body, extra baby weight and all...but I gotta feeling you'd rather hear YOU GO GIRL!!!!!



peggy
peggy is offline  
#4 of 12 Old 03-27-2002, 02:29 AM
 
Irishmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the bat cave with heartmama
Posts: 45,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
7 lbs in 2 months is doable safely. I have every confidence you will reach your goal. ((((Heartmama)))).
Irishmommy is offline  
#5 of 12 Old 03-27-2002, 05:03 PM
 
dfoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Go for it! You are doing GREAT!!!

It's a good idea to add exercise like you have! Do both aerobic and weight bearing exercise. This will kick start your metabolism and you will not only lose the weight faster, you will feel better. You can do this easily by:

1. Walking 30 minutes per day at least 5 days per week
2. Buy some 5 & 8 lb hand held weights (Target or KMart has them for cheap!) and do some basic weight training moves (bicept curls, tricept extensions, squats, etc.). If you don't know how to do any of these, go to your local library and check out a weight training book or video.

Good luck!!!
dfoy is offline  
#6 of 12 Old 03-27-2002, 05:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
heartmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the bat cave with Irishmommy
Posts: 6,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(((Saige)))) ((((Peggy))))((((irishmommy))))((((dfoy)))))

You are all so awesome!

That is exactly what I needed! This has been so tough, because the scary part is how MUCH I used to eat. It's amazing I didn't have even more to lose, because I was eating anything I wanted anytime I wanted. I never put any limit on my diet.

dfoy that is GREAT advice. Thanks because I did need some hint as to "what" exactly will help with weight loss. I will do the walking option, since we live in a shoebox and there is no place to safely exercise indoors.

Peggy, I hear you

heartmama

Mother is the word for God on the hearts and lips of all little children--William Makepeace Thackeray
heartmama is offline  
#7 of 12 Old 03-27-2002, 09:20 PM
 
Inwe Surion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Go GO GO GO GO!!!

I'm right behind you, I've lost 42 pounds! Still have A LOT to go but it feels great to feel good for the first time since dd was born (3 years ago).
Inwe Surion is offline  
#8 of 12 Old 03-29-2002, 04:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
heartmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the bat cave with Irishmommy
Posts: 6,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
WOW Clancysmum that is awesome!!!

I am so proud of you

Heartmama

Mother is the word for God on the hearts and lips of all little children--William Makepeace Thackeray
heartmama is offline  
#9 of 12 Old 03-29-2002, 09:47 AM
 
Els' 3 Ones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: An American Gulag
Posts: 3,790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm with you moms, too. Trying to lose (again). At 43 this weight is very stubborn. And comes back too easily.


I just started walking. 6 out of 7 days. I'm on week 3. I live in a semi rural area so I just step out my door and go for 1/2 hour at a good steady pace.

I feel great! I have been in a big funk (read-depression) and finally the weight is lifting off my shoulders (at the same time it's melting off my butt )

Told dh that I had to do this. When I start from my door then the whole piece of time is devoted to the work out, no driving to and fro. It is working out very well.


Keep going heartmama. Throw in the exercise and I bet you lose more than 7
Els' 3 Ones is offline  
#10 of 12 Old 03-31-2002, 10:45 PM
 
saige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So,hows it going??
saige is offline  
#11 of 12 Old 03-31-2002, 11:18 PM
 
Els' 3 Ones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: An American Gulag
Posts: 3,790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shhhhhh

I'm in the closet with a chocolate bunny


Ask tomorrow after the holiday
Els' 3 Ones is offline  
#12 of 12 Old 04-01-2002, 10:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
heartmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the bat cave with Irishmommy
Posts: 6,252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I lost another pound but how I don't know. I ate a ton over the holiday weekend. My friend said it is a metabolism thing, once you start losing your pancrea's work better and you continue to lose even when you eat more? So long as it doesn't become a habit again...

Anyway, it rained all weekend so no exercising yet. I will start tomorrow (so who will take this easter candy outta here???!!!)

Heartmama

Mother is the word for God on the hearts and lips of all little children--William Makepeace Thackeray
heartmama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off