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We are glad you found this thread. We are a group of Mamas trying to get back in shape postpartum. We have varying amounts of weight to lose and and are trying a variety of strategies to do so. Welcome.
This is our official accountability thread!
If you want to be added to the roll, let me know your info and I will get you listed. And of course, let me know any changes you want made to your listing by posting in bold. We want to share your success with you!
If you have any links to tips, recipes or exercise you want to share, I will post that too.


Current Hot Mama's-
2happymamas- Current Weight- 179 lbs, Goal Weight- 135 lbs, Total Lost- 6 lbs!
amaayeh- Current Weight- 145lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 7 lbs!
Amandamanda- Current Weight- 133lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 87 lbs!
AnnieMac- Current Weight- 110.5lbs, Goal Weight- 100lbs, Total Lost- 31 lbs!
Chloe'sMama- Current Weight- 143lbs, Goal Weight- 135lbs, Total Lost- 22 lbs!
Decafmom-Current Weight- 122lbs, Goal Weight- 110lbs, Total Lost- 29.5 lbs!
Gobecgo- Current Weight- 211lbs, Goal Weight- 175lbs, Total Lost- 20 lbs!
guatemama1- Current Weight- 179lbs, Goal Weight- 165lbs, Total Lost- 6 lbs!
Hollymommy- Current Weight- 131lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 17 lbs!
homemademom-Current Weight- 153 lbs, Goal Weight- 130 lbs, Total Lost- 8 lbs!
ibusymomto5- Current Weight- 136 lbs, Goal Weight- 135 lbs, Total Lost- 18 lbs!
Ihugtrees- Current Weight- 156lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 16lbs!
Jynuine- Current Weight- 146lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 5lbs!
lifeguard- Current Weight- 220lbs, Goal Weight- 190lbs, Total Lost- 43 lbs!
LoveLife- Current Weight-130 , Goal Weight- 112lbs, Total Lost- 16 lbs!
Lovemore- Current Weight- 124lbs, Goal Weight- 115lbs, Total Lost-31 lbs!
mamapigeon- Current Weight- 231lbs, Goal Weight- 190lbs, Total Lost- 5 lbs!
Mandica- Current Weight- 134.5lbs, Goal Weight- 134lbs, Total Lost-68 lbs!
Mauraa629- Current Weight- 121.5lbs, Goal Weight- 122lbs, Total Lost- 32.5 lbs!
MidwifeErika- Current Weight - 129lbs, Goal Weight 120lbs, Total Lost- 2 lbs
Mylilmonkeys- Current Weight- 151lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost-46 lbs!
OneWithTwo- Current Weight- 200lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost-
Oregonicmama- Current Weight-, Goal Weight-, Total Lost-
Pacificbliss- Current Weight- 171.6lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 26.4 lbs!
Pittnurse08- Current Weight- 135.5lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 70 lbs!
Poorlittlefish- Current Weight- 163lbs, Goal Weight- 150lbs, Total Lost- 4 lbs!
prone_to_wander- Current Weight- 155lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost-
RaeRae91-Current Weight- 145lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 28 lbs!
Ramzubo-Current Weight- 150lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost-
RosemaryS-F- Current Weight- 140lbs, Goal Weight- 131lbs, Total Lost-
Snapdragon- Current Weight- 143lbs, Goal Weight- 120lbs, Total Lost- 7 lbs!
SpuglyRoo- Current Weight- 125lbs, Goal Weight- 125lbs, Total Lost- 59 lbs!
StellaNuova - Current Weight- 141lbs, Goal Weight- 130lbs, Total Lost- 39 lbs!
Sunsetdancer- Current Weight- 233lbs, Goal Weight- 153lbs, Total Lost-
Taryn237- Current Weight- 226 lbs, Goal Weight- 160 lbs, Total Lost- 5lbs!
Theoldmommers- Current Weight- 129lbs, Goal Weight- 115lbs, Total Lost- 38 lbs!
Tracymom1- Current Weight- 120 lbs, Goal Weight- 110lbs, Total Lost- 25 lbs!
TrekkinGirl- Current Weight- 194 lbs, Goal Weight- 170lbs, Total Lost- 11.2 lbs!
Upnorthmama- Current Weight- 208lbs, Goal Weight- 140lbs, Total Lost- 15 lbs!
Valid28- Current Weight- 195lbs, Goal Weight- 135lbs, Total Lost- 4 lbs!
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Come on ladies- Check in!

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Subbing.  Will update my weight for the week tomorrow.


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I gained a pound since monday but today I am starting a low carb diet for the first time ever! I hope I get good results. I spent all last night reading the book LIFE WITHOUT BREAD. Are any of you doing low carb or have in the past? I would love to hear your experiences and maybe some go to foods?


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I did a low carb diet once and lost like 20 lbs but it all came roaring back and then some. Mine was an Atkins diet though and looking back I can't see how a diet that does not include fruit and allows any kind of meat and cheese could be good. I just suggest moderation. I am doing weight watchers now and limit carbs just because they are so many points. I eat a lot more veggies and fruit now and stick to healthier lean proteins. We actually try to use meat more as seasoning and less as main course. So far both DH and I have been losing weight and it is easier to stick to. 

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Updated my own stats to 174. Almost back where I was before the holidays. I updated total lbs lost too even though it felt like a cheat since they're the same lbs...I just gained them back.

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this morning when I stepped on the scale it said 199.6. Woo Hoooooooooooo! I am officially back under 200 lbs. That means I hit my first goal. Now when I get down to 190 that will be my next goal.

 

 

 

 

 

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I would like to join in! I just had my baby on Jan 27th, so I am still pretty freshly postpartum and won't be actively dieting or cutting calories, but am getting back on track with really paying attention to my nutrition and counting down the days until I can start running again :)  I plan to run a marathon in the fall (I hope!) and so getting to that goal will be my top priority and I figure I will likely lose some weight along the way. I currently weight 131lbs and my goal is 120.


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this morning when I stepped on the scale it said 199.6. Woo Hoooooooooooo! I am officially back under 200 lbs. That means I hit my first goal. Now when I get down to 190 that will be my next goal.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yahoooo! Awesome job! Keep up the great work.



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I would like to join in! I just had my baby on Jan 27th, so I am still pretty freshly postpartum and won't be actively dieting or cutting calories, but am getting back on track with really paying attention to my nutrition and counting down the days until I can start running again :)  I plan to run a marathon in the fall (I hope!) and so getting to that goal will be my top priority and I figure I will likely lose some weight along the way. I currently weight 131lbs and my goal is 120.


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I went back a few months and took some of the inactive members off the first page. If I deleted you and you are here please, please, please don't take it personally or get mad. I can easily retrieve the data and put you back on the list. Just check in and I'll do it.

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Hi! My name is Jyn and Im a mom of 7- my youngest is 9 mos now. :)
I want to lose 25 pounds in total, today is day 9 and I've lost 5 lbs eating healthier and working out (which I have never done before!)

I started at 151 and Im 146 now.

 

Im on Phase II of the South Beach diet because Im nursing still, and I love it! I am basicly eating like a healthy person and not living on cereal, scones and sugar which I LOVE to do! I can't wait to go rock climbing this summer!!!
 


 
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Welcome.gifJyn!  Congratulations on the baby. Sounds like you're off to a great start with the weight loss!

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Thank you!
I just stepped it up a notch at the gym.. oh mah gosh... I am BROKEN! My sides kill! I can't lift my arms above my head... and I know I am going to be nursing my son all night in a funny position.
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*by the way, my goal weight is 125 not 121, haha! ;) But thanks for raising the bar for meeeee! :D


 
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*by the way, my goal weight is 125 not 121, haha! ;) But thanks for raising the bar for meeeee! :D


LOL Sorry about that! I subtracted the 25 lbs from 146. Oops. 

 

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No weight loss for me this week. Kids and I have been sick so no exercise and I ate some comfort food. On the bright side I didn't gain any either. 

 

trekkingirl- how is low carb going? I got to thinking of the low carb I did before and it was very strict. No fruit even. I am wondering is just cutting back on carbs would help me. I might try it.

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I weighed in at 151 on Saturday! :D


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I am now down to 129!! :)

 

I am hoping by the end of the week to be able to do some exercising. my body has been recovering more slowly from the birth than I had been expecting.


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Low carb is going really well. I've lost a total of 12 pounds! I was back up to 208 when I "woke up" and this morning I weighed in at 196.8! I haven't been extreme, the book LIFE WITHOUT BREAD suggests not too much fruit because of the sugar. I have a little fruit. It says 72 carbs a day. I don't count carbs, I just eat whats aloud in the diet. I think breastfeeding is helping expel calories because exercise has been really hard. I have been trying to just get out for a walk. Or sometimes just get out of the house and away from the kitchen. I had a procedure on my back on Friday and I have been in a lot of pain ever since.


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My sister gave me some really expensive designer jeans that are a size 10. I am really encouraged looking at these jeans knowing they will fit me really soon!


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Way to go, trekkingirl and Erika!  


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I weighed in at 151 on Saturday! :D


Wow! That's awesome. I just updated your stats as down 11 more lbs from the last time.

 



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I am now down to 129!! :)

 

I am hoping by the end of the week to be able to do some exercising. my body has been recovering more slowly from the birth than I had been expecting.



Congrats on the loss and take it easy.



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Low carb is going really well. I've lost a total of 12 pounds! I was back up to 208 when I "woke up" and this morning I weighed in at 196.8! I haven't been extreme, the book LIFE WITHOUT BREAD suggests not too much fruit because of the sugar. I have a little fruit. It says 72 carbs a day. I don't count carbs, I just eat whats aloud in the diet. I think breastfeeding is helping expel calories because exercise has been really hard. I have been trying to just get out for a walk. Or sometimes just get out of the house and away from the kitchen. I had a procedure on my back on Friday and I have been in a lot of pain ever since.



I hope you get some pain relief soon.

 

 

AFM, I did not lose any weight last week but just noticed my stats said 174. I am actually down to 171.6.



 

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Hello, I'd like to be added. I really need some accountability and motivation.

 

Had my baby Jan 29th after gaining 43lbs. I'm all healed up and ready to tackle this weight. It's too cold for us to really go out for some exercise so I'm not expecting any quick losses. Current weight 150 Goal weight 125.

 

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So this morning I weighed 194lbs. I realized that I weighed 188lbs when I got pregnant. So I am only 6lbs away from my prepregnancy weight. That is soooooooooooooo exciting!

 

 

 

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Welcome Ramzubo!

 

Congratulations trekkingirl! You are really on a roll!

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I am now down to about 116 with nothing on.  I'm pretty happy with the number but I have some  areas that I would like to tone so I have to find some exercises that I can stick with.  Any advice?

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Congratulations!  If you have netflix, I noticed there are a few pilates type videos you could try.  I like pilates for toning.  


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Do we have a March thread?


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mylilmonkeys, i don't have netflix, but maybe i could get a dvd and try that.  I'm very lazy tho, it takes a while for me to get motivated to exercise.  I guess I just need to start doing it.

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Maura: I've started using some free videos off of hulu. I think it's called exercise tv and they have several different workouts.


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