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Old 03-19-2008, 06:59 AM   #11
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Re: Breastfeeding mamas weight loss thread, Lets try this again!

Ya I don't want to stress myself too much to fit into my jeans, but it is definately on my mind when I get dressed, when I shower, even when I pee. I guess anytime I see my body But I did ride my bike for 20 minutes yesterday, the good thing about it is that its not only "me" time but the tires won't fully inflate and one of the brake is rubbing, so its a little difficult to push I hope to go to some playgroups today so maybe I'll get some exercise that way, then tonight I'm stuffing eggs for Easter so who knows when I might get time in.

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So how do we get started... I need someone to help keep me accountable... I just ate a box of max and cheese... Booh
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Re: Breastfeeding mamas weight loss thread, Lets try this again!

DD is 7 months and I have another 30lbs to go. I to am waiting on the sun shining days to walk. I cant justify the cost of the gym while I am on mat leave. I am hoping to find some great low fat receipes, if anyone has some send them my way please Has anyone had little or no luck with WW?
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So how do we get started... I need someone to help keep me accountable... I just ate a box of max and cheese... Booh
I'm just going to try and keep posting, for some reason when I feel like I'm bragging about what I did I do more . Does that sound bad?? I havn't done anything in the last couple of days but I did help organize my church and vacuumed the front, that was a little bit of a work out . Hopefully I will get out and ride my bike today and do some crunches
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Hi all...I am about 3 weeks pp and have to agree with a couple previous posters that I have been eating worse than prego!! Too many food 'gifts' and time cooped up in the house with my older kids!! So I am in! I plan to crack down on myself Monday!
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:29 PM   #16
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I am dying to get back into my jeans again i jsut had my son on the 20th so hes about 5 days old i feel like i all i do is make food for him i breast pump probably 10 to 15 ounces a day....I hurd its suppose to help you loose weight all it makes me do is drink about 3 gallons of water a day Does it take a while to kick in i got about 10 to 15 pounds to loose before i feel normal again...
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Re: Breastfeeding mamas weight loss thread, Lets try this again!

Well, my dd was 5 months yesterday. I weighed 191 when I went in to have her, but now I weigh 226! The cookies are killing me! It was worse when I breastfed! I was always starving, then one day, dd woke up and realized that bottles are easier and no more titty for her. Then, I emotional ate for 2 weeks to deal with the "I don't want you anymore mommy!" feelings I had. Now, I've lost about 5 of those lbs. My main concern is the midsection and the thunderthighs. If I can get where my thighs don't touch anymore, I'll be the happiest fattie in the world!

P.S. If obesity is a disease, can I call in fat?
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Hi there!
I too am trying to get rid of my muffin top before summer!

I found this article in a magazine about trimming up/strengthening your abdomen area and it gives 5 different little exercises to do 3 times a week that I'm going to try.

A couple of them were kind of stupid to me, weren't very easy to do or just didn't feel like they were working the right part of the body so I just do the ones I feel work....

1. "Windshield Wiper" - basically you just lay on your back with your hands out to the side for balance, pull your knees up and legs bent so that your calf is parallel to the floor and rotate your legs from your left side to the floor to the right side to the floor (like a windshield wiper, duh hehe) - repeating 10 times

2. I forget the name of it, but you get your legs in the same position as the first one, only you hold a broomstick or some other object in your hands up/behind your head, palms up (I used the magazine haha) and bring it over your head to your knees while doing a sit up - hold for 2 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

3. Modified Push up - position: put the balls of your feet on the floor and position yourself like you're in a regular push up, only you don't use your hands, you use your elbows/forearms with your hands flat on the floor. Once you push yourself up into this position, you hold yourself up there for 10 seconds and repeat 3 times.


I would also like to work on the backs of my thighs, but so far the only thing I can come up with is holding my toddler on my lap while swinging on a swing. Hey, it's fun and I can definitely feel my legs getting a work out!


And I totally hear you all on eating like a pig post partum!
I'm 9 weeks and I still have been eating candies and pastries like it's no tomorrow. At least I've cut it down to cornbread and stuff like that and I don't drink soda.

Good luck everyone! I will be checking in on progress!
As of now I can't fit into my size 8 pants just yet (I was a 6 before my first daughter, then I was an 8 before my newborn son, but I refuse to go into the double digits!!!!)
I am currently 141lbs, pre-baby weight was about 135 - I am hoping I can get down to 130 or less!
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Oh yeah! And you ladies who aren't 6 weeks pp yet, don't stress!
You have a 6 week grace period to eat what you want!
"They" say you should be taking it easy and not really exercising too hard during this time anyway....I mean you gotta recover!

And for those of you wanting to improve your diet, obviously fresh fruits and veggies are good, but take a look at the ingredients in the foods you buy - avoid high fructose corn syrup if you can, buy breads and snack bars made with whole grains (Pepperidge Farm makes a line of sandwich bread called "Naturals" that don't have high fructose corn syrup in it - it's sick how most breads have it!). Eating foods high in fiber will help with bloating, etc etc....okay baby hungry, crying for daddy! Gotta run!

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Re: Breastfeeding mamas weight loss thread, Lets try this again!

Ok I am joing. My DD is 8 weeks tomorrow! I am finally getting my eating back to normal, it stinks , but weightloss wise it helps that I can't have dairy (dd has major gas issues when I do).

I started back to running, so I am hopeful that it will continue to come off.

I weighed 152 when dd was born & as of the morning I am down to 130. 10 lbs more will put me at prepreg weight, but I am hoping for 15.

Need to add in some strength training & more fruits & vegetables.

I'll be checking back on all of you!
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