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Yeah, it really just sucks. Honestly, I could care less how much I weigh as long as my clothes fit and I am somewhat in shape. It is already hot here, too, and has been for awhile. I had to go out and buy 1 pair of capris and 1 pair of shorts just to make it through my son's baseball practices, games, field trips. And maybe 1 or 2 shirts fit. I am sooo sick of wearing the same thing over and over and over.<br>
Annie Mac- thank goodness I haven't had to go anywhere nice, I'd probably end up staying home after going through my closet for an hour! You are brave, girl
 

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true true.. i just wish they would stop leaking but I guess you can't have it all. we have 4-5 weddings this summer to go to and I have one dress out of maybe 10 I own which I can wear.. but I think it looks sort of like a sausage casting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's the best online tool I've seen for calculating calories while pregnant or breastfeeding: <a href="http://www.nutritiondata.com/tools/calories-burned" target="_blank">http://www.nutritiondata.com/tools/calories-burned</a><br><br>
For the "Weight" figure, I entered in my "ideal weight" for my height & frame (130) + Breastfeeding 6mo < & my estimated BMR is 2217 calories.<br><br>
That's going to be my daily target - it might sound high to those of you encouraging a <i>1000 calorie deficit while breastfeeding (!!!!!!!!),</i> but if you eat as many calories as you would burn at your ideal weight... eventually (theoretically) you will get there.</div>
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This is the way I plan to approach my weightloss--slow and steady with minimal calorie restriction--just eating the amount of calories I would have to eat to maintain the weight that I want to be. I'm not planning to get back to 116lbs any time soon, but I'd like to be between 120 and 125. According to that website I should be eating between 2300 and 2400 calories a day, which seems like an awful lot. Problem is, I feel like my calorie gauge is out of wack. I guess I have to go through a few days to a week of counting every calorie that goes in my mouth so that I can know what a 2300 calorie day looks like.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi Kitteh! I have been doing really great with exercise. My dd will be 12 weeks on friday and I have been doing some form of exercise at least 3 days a week for about 6 weeks now. I have really stepped it up the past 3 weeks at the gym, though. I haven't lost any weight. My problem is snacks. I do fine in the morning and for lunch but it seems like I just eat constantly from the time ds gets home from school (3pm) until I go to bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">.</div>
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Hi nola! Good job on the exercise! Consistency is key, but it's tough to be consistent with exercise while juggling a little one and work and... well that's all I've really got going on right now, but it feels like a lot!!<br><br>
I kind of fell off the wagon last week and only managed 2 days of exercise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I go back to work tomorrow and DH and I will be working opposite schedules so that one of us is always at home with Ela. It's great that we're going to be able to make it work without daycare, but it also means I might not get gym time much, if at all. It seems like as soon as I get home DH will be rushing out the door and vice versa, so I'm going to have to come up with at-home workouts. I think I <i>might</i> be able to make it to the gym 2 times a week, but it'll be tough. I was doing abdominal work every day for about 3 weeks, I guess I'll get back into that and add to it.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS is just over 4 months now. I gained about 30lbs during my pregnancy and I am about 5lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight (however my muscle def. is totally gone) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I fit into my old clothes but they are a bit tight and look funny since my body shape has also changed a bit (helloooo big boobs!)</div>
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I followed your pregnancy and belly shots in the december thread! You looked tiny the whole way through and I was inspired by your activity level and ability to keep the weight-gain low (although, I clearly wasn't inspired <i>enough</i> lol)<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Most everything looks pretty normal again sadly I still look 5 months pregnant in my stomach/uterine area, esp bad after I eat anything.. its really depressing.<br><br>
Does that ever go away? this bloating..?</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh yeah, if I let my belly out, I look a good 5-6 months pregnant....but I am always, always sucking it in. I hate it, so gross. The worst is I just want to tell people, I'm not this size, really, I swear, I'm small! But I'm not anymore. ok, depressing myself here.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">when does the not having to suck it in go away? ever? I feel like my uterus is still swollen.. or something.. because its not fat it just looks bloated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Yes! I never had to focus on "sucking it in" before, but now if I'm not holding my core in I have a pretty impressive (read:horrifying) gut. I think I need to start doing core-building exercises again.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My LO is now 3 weeks old. I delivered via an emergency c-section, and I'm pretty sure I'm not completely recovered from the rather unexpected surgery.</div>
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Oh my gosh mama, if I were you I'd be taking it really easy for at least another 3 weeks. I had an uncomplicated vaginal birth (28 hours long, ugh) and even then I took it easy until I was 6 weeks out. Be kind to yourself! You've gone through a lot and deserve some rest and a break from thinking aout your weight, I think.<br><br>
As for diet--I just focus on eating really healthful food. I don't cut out any food groups, but instead focus on upping my fruits and veggies and only eating complex carbs and whole grains. Especially for breastfeeding mamas, I think crash dieting or cutting out whole groups of food--like carbs--just isn't a great idea.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think thats my problem much more then the weight. I brought out my summer clothes a week or so ago, as its suddenly gotten hot here, and nothing fits me, its really tight in 'weird' places.. like my shoulders, arms or chest. . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I don't know what I am going to do about this summer. I am getting really sick of wearing the same 2 pairs of jeans and 3 shirts that fit for the last 4 months and I dont want to have to wear them all summer too. meh.</div>
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I finally broke down and bought a few things in my current size. It sucks, but not as badly as trying to squeeze myself into clothes that don't really fit. That is downright depressing!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">On the plus side, I have boobs now (even if they do leak!). I never did before, never had to bother with a bra or anything -- and no one ever noticed.</div>
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Me too! I was an A cup before pregnancy and I'm now a large C and loving it. DH is totally not a boob man, though, so all of my seductive strutting around and thrusting my chest in his face is lost on him. I really hope I get to keep something extra up top--I'd hate to go back to being flat chested AND saggy after I stop breastfeeding.
 

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I would love to buy even just a new pair of shorts at the moment but money is so tight its hard for me to justify the money when I have things that work- they are just a little too big or small for my taste.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and then there is the whole 'shopping with a baby' thing which sucks- he has some sort of anti-shopping sensor built in where the minute I go into a dressing room he starts to scream bloody murder and we have to leave.<br><br>
I guess I am secretly hoping come late May or June the stuff that is slightly too small will fit me again magically and I won't have to think about shopping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Kitteh: I haven't really been doing too much, truth be told. As a matter of fact, I've had something chocolate every day except one since my daughter was born. And I've been more or less listening to my body re the exercise level, although sometimes there is no choice.<br><br>
I think what I dislike more than the weight is the frump. I like my pre-pregnancy clothes. My post-pregnancy clothes are a hastily assembled jumble of 2nd hand potato-sack shapes. I'd like to enter summer wearing clothes I feel good in.<br><br>
I'm not sure I have the wherewithal to do the calorie counting, measuring, weighing etc. Probably would be a good idea to cut out the chocolate though (but it's so tasty!).
 

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Kitteh- going back to work you'll probably drop a few pounds naturally.<br>
Annie Mac- I'm defintely not one for calorie counting, weighing, etc. That stuff just makes my head spin.<br>
On a positive note, I weigh 152 today, so I have lost about 4 pounds. When I started going to the gym, I weighed 156, and I am hoping that saying about muscle wieghing more than fat is true.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is the way I plan to approach my weightloss--slow and steady with minimal calorie restriction--just eating the amount of calories I would have to eat to maintain the weight that I want to be. I'm not planning to get back to 116lbs any time soon, but I'd like to be between 120 and 125. According to that website I should be eating between 2300 and 2400 calories a day, which seems like an awful lot. Problem is, I feel like my calorie gauge is out of wack. I guess I have to go through a few days to a week of counting every calorie that goes in my mouth so that I can know what a 2300 calorie day looks like.</div>
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I think this is where calorie counting helps me - if I'm not exercising or breastfeeding my bmr is pretty low. I'm short with a small/medium athletic frame & that doesn't add up to many calories! Counting has helped me see about how much is right for me now, & weighing in grams helped my ability to estimate more accurately (esp for nutrient dense foods like beans, beef, peanutbutter, nuts, dips & avocados).<br><br>
Sometimes I count on days I've eaten pretty crappy (e.g. Sunday somebody had a birthday at church, which added a huge peice of cake on top of my traditional bible study doughnut + coffee, all sorts of snacks during the day including chicken/rice casserole & was still starving!) only to find out I can still have a reasonable dinner & be well within my estimated calorie needs. I'm flexible with my "estimated needs" number too; if I'm starving, I eat.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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TOTALLY! We both LOVE the "gift" of breastfeeding, especially the magic growth over the course of an hour <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Unfortunately for me, once I stop breastfeeding I go back to flat (the lower my weight the less I have up top, which is why an athletic 125-130 is my "ideal"). DH & I "joke" about a boob job, but it's a joke in that "joke" but I actually might consider it at some point. Call me foolish all you want, I love having boobies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
AFM I've lost 7lbs since 1 week postpartum, 3lbs of it in the last 3 weeks. That initial loss was clearly blood/water/etc. I'm pretty darn ok with 1lb/week loss & wouldn't mind it slowing down to .5lb or whatever.<br><br>
My favourite thing lately are those low carb tortillas from La Tortilla Factory (Mission makes some too). I was addicted to these pre-pregnancy & I just found them in a megapack at Costco <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I've been making quesodillas with them - chicken tenders, 1oz cheese, greens & veggies for about 300 calories (excluding veggies, but really... who counts veggies?!). Can't beat that as a snack! Protein, fiber & "feels like a meal" satiability. They're also delicious with peanutbutter & dates... or peanutbutter & melted chocolate omg <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"><br><br>
Also loving the huge tubs of plain lowfat yogurt from Costco. I go through 2/week. We blend it with berries or mangos and put it in the ice cream maker... a little over 150 calories for a whole dang cup, so it's totally reasonable way to get that something sweet without going all out (though going all out certainly has it's place! This weekend is DD's birthday & we're having cake... TWICE! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"> )! It's also delicious blended with strawberries & cocoa powder. Mmmmm.<br><br>
Still loving my fat-free sourcream ranch with the big packs of minipeppers & babycarrots from costco too! YUMMMMM!<br><br>
Anyone want to share their yummy ideas?<br><br>
I'm getting pretty bored with breakfast. Suggestions?
 

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Food Ideas: One of my fave sweet things is kind of like ice cream. They've actually had a recipe for it on here, but I prefer to think it's my own invention. In the blender: chopped frozen banana, frozen fruit (I esp like raspberries & blueberries), a little vanilla soy milk & mix on low until it's a smooth, frozen yogurt consistency.<br><br>
For breakfast, I like whole oatmeal cooked in water, with blueberries & vanilla soy milk. If very hungry, I have eggs. Basted on ww toast. I've been trying to forego the butter, but so far, no dice. Yummy fat!<br><br>
I'd like to find a recipe for fortified oatmeal muffins that aren't like rocks, but with extra fibre & protein. Anyone? Protein has always been problematic for me. I'm eating meat again, so that helps, but not a fan of nuts and how many eggs can one girl possibly eat in a day?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think what I dislike more than the weight is the frump. I like my pre-pregnancy clothes. My post-pregnancy clothes are a hastily assembled jumble of 2nd hand potato-sack shapes. I'd like to enter summer wearing clothes I feel good in.</div>
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Yes! I swear the maternity companies know they have you where they want you and they charge an arm and a leg for poorly consrtucted crap that we buy because we have no choice.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I know! I can do it one or two days tops, after that forgetit.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">TOTALLY! We both LOVE the "gift" of breastfeeding, especially the magic growth over the course of an hour <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Unfortunately for me, once I stop breastfeeding I go back to flat (the lower my weight the less I have up top, which is why an athletic 125-130 is my "ideal"). DH & I "joke" about a boob job, but it's a joke in that "joke" but I actually might consider it at some point. Call me foolish all you want, I love having boobies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Problem is, <i>I</i> love the new and improved rack whereas DH is much more an ass man, and I'll always have that. If it were up to me I'd get a boob job after we're done having kids, but unfortunately I don't think he'd care either way. I, on the other hand, love it.
 

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<b>Food:</b><br><br>
- vegan banana "icecream". You just throw some frozen overripe banana chunks in a food processor with a little cinnamon and vanilla. sometimes i top it with honey or maple syrup if i am having a major sweet attack<br><br>
- plain fat free or 1% yogurt with frozen fruit and buckwheat groats, if I am craving sweetness I'll put some maple syrup on it or vanilla protein powder until its pudding consistency and it makes a really filling 'protein pudding'<br><br>
- tuna fish with balsamic vinegar, pickles. onion on wasa whole wheat flat bread/crackers<br><br>
- summer rolls (these I eat for lunch or dinner) but require a lot of fresh stuff which means I have to plan ahead.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> but they are SO good<br><br>
-miso soup or soup broth sometimes works when I want something warm as a snack but just want to snack for snack sake <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
-air popped popcorn with cocoa powder or a small amount of parm. cheese
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><b>Food:</b><br><br>
- summer rolls (these I eat for lunch or dinner) but require a lot of fresh stuff which means I have to plan ahead.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> but they are SO good<br><br>
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What are summer rolls? Are they like spring rolls? (like egg rolls?)<br>
And oh yes popcorn! I like mine with nutritional yeast & salt & (argh) butter. If anyone has a good sub for the butter, let me know. My mom just says eat it dry, but come on...the salt doesn't stick otherwise!<br><br>
Other faves of mine are bean burritos. I made the beans myself (I use black or pintos usually, sometimes kidney), then whir them up in the food processor with cumin, cilantro, onion, tomato, salt and a tiny bit of olive oil and then recook them for about half an hour, stirring constantly. Add olives & avocado & roll in a tortilla -- yum! Very healthy and entirely vegan, if you're interested in that sort of thing.<br><br>
I also like to roast a variety of veggies. Sprinkle with olive oil & kosher salt & cook in the oven at high heat (around 475) until they're browned and crispy. Potatoes are a natural, but asparagus is also delicious, as are mushrooms (juicy!) and really anything else you like. As far as I'm concerned, add a bit of bread (or rice) and you've got dinner.
 

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Summer rolls are like a super healthy (unfried and raw) version of a spring roll. This is <a href="http://www.chow.com/recipes/10641-vietnamese-style-summer-rolls-with-peanut-sauce" target="_blank">the recipe I use</a> (sometimes subbing tofu for shrimp)
 

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Ok, I gave in. I decided I am going to try to go shopping today and find a pair of shorts that actually fit me. Wish me luck.<br><br>
On a side note, for those of you who are weighing yourself.. do you find your weigh changes 2-4 lbs a day? My weight was always pretty stable but Im finding lately (ok since giving birth) it swings 2-4 lbs a day.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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Everyone's food ideas are great! I'm pretty boring over here, not much to add to that.<br>
Ithappened- good luck shopping! I only weigh myself once a week, on Mondays, it drives me crazy to weigh myself every day, it fluctuates so much.
 

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I did take my measurements-- everything is pretty much the same as it was pre-preg (I make a lot of my own clothes, so I know my measurements) but my boobs are/went from 34 to 40 inches. . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> I guess that explains why none of my shirts fit.<br><br>
goodbye cute summer dresses of last year. . . I guess I will be storing them all for next summer.. ?
 

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On a side note, for those of you who are weighing yourself.. do you find your weigh changes 2-4 lbs a day? My weight was always pretty stable but Im finding lately (ok since giving birth) it swings 2-4 lbs a day.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"></div>
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Oh, good for you! Really, having clothes that fit can make such a difference in the way you feel! I know it's superficial, but it's true...just look at the success of shows like What Not to Wear.<br><br>
I weigh myself way too often. There can be as much as a 6 pound difference between the morning weight and nighttime weight.<br><br>
Oh, and I had quinoa dish recently that was delicious! It was like tabbouleh (sp?) but with quinoa. Haven't made it myself yet, but it had the grain, cucumber, green pepper, tomato, parsley and equal parts lemon juice and olive oil as dressing. Served cold. Really good. I think some mint might be a tasty addition as well.<br><br>
Today is a beautiful day, and I'm really looking forward to a walk!
 

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Hi everyone! Carley, good to see you here!<br><br>
For breakfast I have really been loving egg beaters omlettes with soy cheddar cheese, I sautee a little onion and green pepper (and sometimes mushroom and tomato too) and it is really filling. Or i do a berry smoothie with yogurt and vanilla soy milk.<br><br>
I am loving sparkrecipes for healthy recipes, but I do need to adjust the ingredients sometimes.<br><br>
I have gotten really lazy with exercise. my dh was out of town last week and I just lacked the motivation to do anything. I also ate really badly for like 4 days. my diet was completely out the window. I have been terrified to even weigh myself, but I finally did today.. and I'm somehow down 3.5 lbs and am at 181lbs making my total loss 10.5lbs in 4 weeks, and 30-something pounds since his birth 8 weeks ago.<br>
the only thing i can think of that made me lose the weight while eating crap is that before that i changed my mind and i have been following a strict 1,200 calorie diet a day (yes, even when nursing- i hold onto weight while nursing, so if i ate the reccommended 2,000 calories i would probably gain weight, my milk supply has not been affected at all by my caloric intake- in fact I STILL have oversupply- ouch). I think maybe my metabolism slowed down a bit while eating 1,200 cals and then these past few days eating "normal" it jumpstarted it again causing the 3lb loss. so im thinking maybe 1,200 is a little low for me, so I will adjust back up to 1,500 and see how I do with that.<br><br>
I'm happy to see all of you here- I promise I will start to be an active member of this thread.<br>
I am thinking that I will start a new thread for us for next month and we can do it monthly. Do you think we should do a list on our first posts with our names, current weight, weight lost and goal weights? let me know! We can also include links to good websites we've found with recipes, or the calorie trackers, calorie calculator etc.<br><br>
if you like that idea start posting your info if you want to be included and I will start that up in a few days for May!
 

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I like that idea! Though I think I might start focusing on measurements and inches lost instead of weight.<br><br>
I've been horrible this week. I started back at work and have been eating a bit better, but haven't been to the gym since last Wednesday, though I do work on my feet so that helps.<br><br>
I'm planning to do a much better job next week end over the weekend!
 

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I think I actually eat better when my DH isn't around.. He's very much a 'deep fry meat and potatoes with a side of butter' sort of guy, where I'd be happy just eating salads for about every meal if I could..
 
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