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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 120
Posted By violetflapjack
7/3- 20 minutes yoga, 60 minutes walking 7/4-...

7/3- 20 minutes yoga, 60 minutes walking
7/4- 30 minutes resistance training
7/6- 25 minutes exercise DVD, 20 minutes pilates

Looks like I've got to step it up if I want to get my minutes...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,074
Posted By violetflapjack
I'm at 182.6 now. Been feeling a little tired...

I'm at 182.6 now. Been feeling a little tired lately, but I've got to keep moving! I didn't work out today, but yesterday was a good day for that.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 120
Posted By violetflapjack
Hi everyone. I'm joining in too, glad to see this...

Hi everyone. I'm joining in too, glad to see this thread on here!

So far:
Tuesday: 50 minutes of resistance, 40 minutes of walking
Wednesday: 20 minutes of walking

110/1200
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,074
Posted By violetflapjack
Oops! I didn't get this up yesterday, but I did...

Oops! I didn't get this up yesterday, but I did weigh in Monday morning: 184. Down 1.5 pounds! Hooray!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,074
Posted By violetflapjack
Can I join too? I was always at a healthy weight...

Can I join too? I was always at a healthy weight until I had two babies, though I did get back to prepregnant weight between the two by the time DS1 was about 27 months. Now I'm up 35 pounds from my...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By violetflapjack
I'm not taking Zoloft, I read this because I was...

I'm not taking Zoloft, I read this because I was curious about your experience and I'm glad that it sounds like its working for you. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Quote: ~~My...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-02-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By violetflapjack
First of all, welcome! and *hugs*   It...

First of all, welcome! and *hugs*
 
It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now, especially with baby being in pain so much. It will get better and it will get easier! You are doing a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-30-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By violetflapjack
I have a pretty small space for our homeschool...

I have a pretty small space for our homeschool area and I have to agree with Crunchymama that using library materials helps a lot with keeping things from piling up. using a lot of computer learning...
Forum: Allergies   07-27-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By violetflapjack
Anyone else?

Anyone else?
Forum: Allergies   07-24-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By violetflapjack
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I think working with...

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I think working with an ND would be good for my situation. I guess I wanted some opinions because I didn't want to go in sounding like a total nutcase!
Forum: Allergies   07-23-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By violetflapjack
This is my basic question: Has anyone out there...

This is my basic question: Has anyone out there experienced bad reactions to quitting dairy?
I'm interested in all experiences, especially those you felt were detox reactions.
 
This is the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By violetflapjack
You could always start out and see how it goes,...

You could always start out and see how it goes, then enroll the kids if it doesn't end up working out.
 
Do the public schools in your area offer any homeschooling support programs? There are a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-16-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By violetflapjack
I just got a pretty good free Waldorf preschool...

I just got a pretty good free Waldorf preschool curriculum that could be adapted for older kids from the Yahoo waldorf curriculum group. I'm planning to do a lot of adapting to it to personalize it,...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-16-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By violetflapjack
Freedom of movement may not be 100%...

Freedom of movement may not be 100% preventative, but logically it seems like it would lower the risk caused by baby being in a bad position compared with lying in a hospital bed the whole time....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-13-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By violetflapjack
I agree with the other posters here that you...

I agree with the other posters here that you shouldn't hold yourself to idyllic standards of how you're supposed to feel about your baby. On the other hand, it seems like its bothering you to some...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-13-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By violetflapjack
After my last post, I was thinking about this...

After my last post, I was thinking about this again and I realized that I left out the most important part of what has helped me....
 
Feeling SAFE. Once I started to do anything and everything I...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   07-13-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By violetflapjack
I think that help from family and friends is the...

I think that help from family and friends is the first place to start. Or maybe a postpartum moms group? I agree that you could mention it to your care provider at the six week visit.
 
I've had...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-24-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By violetflapjack
I hope you start feeling better soon! Don't be...

I hope you start feeling better soon! Don't be afraid to ask for the help that you need to get enough rest.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   06-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By violetflapjack
I think that its great that you know what you...

I think that its great that you know what you need and you're going with it!
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By violetflapjack
hugs! i'm sorry to hear that you are going...

hugs! i'm sorry to hear that you are going through this.
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   06-20-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By violetflapjack
I had a pph after my first birth, which left me...

I had a pph after my first birth, which left me anemic. The second time I drank a lot of partridge berry tea in the third trimester, especially leading up to labor. I had completely normal bleeding...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-20-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By violetflapjack
Thanks for your replies. Very interesting about...

Thanks for your replies. Very interesting about the 6-12 month thing, sierra, it's affirming to hear that i'm not a total anomaly! it did seem like a lot of the stuff I was seeing about ppd was...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-13-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By violetflapjack
I'm about 8 months postpartum and just started...

I'm about 8 months postpartum and just started having these kinds of symptoms about a month ago. Definitely pretty heavy on the hypochondria. I haven't ruled out all of the possible health reasons...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By violetflapjack
OK, so this is my second baby and I'm about 8...

OK, so this is my second baby and I'm about 8 months postpartum now. About six weeks ago I started feeling depressed and then that turned into panic attacks. I haven't started my cycle again, but...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-10-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By violetflapjack
I know NT/Sally Fallon says that sprouted...

I know NT/Sally Fallon says that sprouted lentils are good for eating because it makes them more digestible. If you haven't been eating a lot of legumes it might be good to start slowly so your GI...
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