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02-12-2008, 02:38 PM
I think my story may be somewhat typical. I started thin, met my husband, went to school (gained a little weight), got pregnant (gained a lot of weight). Now I'm stuck trying to loose the baby weight and the school weight. The baby is 8 months old today, and I haven't lost any weight in 6 months.

My husband is a fast food junky!!! :burger: And he is not very supportive of my weight loss efforts. So I must find support other places. Please share any experiences you have, and if I find anything that actually works to take the weight off, I'll share also. :cheers:

02-12-2008, 02:48 PM
are you nursing? I found it impossible to curb my voracious appetite while I was pregnant or nursing. My OB said it can take up to 6 months post nursing to have your body's hormone levels to go back to normal.

02-12-2008, 02:59 PM
Breastfeeding burns major calories if you are doing that. It was really hard those first few months with our little one and we ended up eating out A LOT. It got so bad that the local chinese place just suggested that we buy their party platters and keep leftovers in the fridge for the next days. It worked for us, it saved us money and they had to deliver to us less...LOL! The thing that really helped me was all the friends and family coming over with home cooked food. You can ask this of close family members when they come to see the baby. Time was always a problem since it was all spent either taking care of the baby or trying to sleep, so buying huge bags of veggies from costco already prepared was a big help. Also things like a slow cooker can really help, just throw food in and it cooks itself. You can make stews, soups, chilis, baked beans...even a cake in this thing. Also the lingering smell of food in the house might prevent your hubby from wanting to get the fast food so often. And there's nothing to stop you from having the fast food with your husband, there are lots of healthier options these days that can still fit into your program. You'll find lots of support here, just keep posting!

02-14-2008, 01:14 PM
Thanks!! I am nursing, and hungry all of the time. Thanks for all of the encouragement!

02-15-2008, 08:20 AM
oh yes, add me to the club. i'm not sure exactly how much baby weight i have, but i will step on the scale tomorrow first thing to know (at least 10kg - 22lbs, and likely a chunck more). i too have a husband who loves junk (loves chocolate actually... sigh), but i'll just have to leave him behind on this, as i'm determined to be back in shape before the summer. i'm also nursing, but i'm not sure for how long i will continue. i know with my first and second children, the weight came off quickly (for me) once i stopped nursing. i know lots of people lose quickly while nursing, but that just isn't the case with me - unfortunately! well... so that's my story... oh, and what are you doing to lose the weight? will you start a specific diet or do any exercising? i hope to get myself motivated to get on a treadmill or stationary bike... but i just haven't put that into motion yet. Cutting calories and upping water intake are about all i say of my plan. thanks for starting this thread!

02-15-2008, 04:13 PM
I just had a baby girl on 12/5/07!!!

03-12-2008, 09:58 AM
I had my 2nd child May 9th, 2006 and I'm still trying to loose this baby fat!!! Ahhhhhhhhh

03-12-2008, 04:38 PM
I had my 2nd child May 9th, 2006 and I'm still trying to loose this baby fat!!! Ahhhhhhhhh

Amen to that!!! I had 2 c-sections and I know that my tummy is a hopeless mess. I really want to shake this weight before my baby starts kindergarden. :o

03-12-2008, 04:40 PM
Same boat
First baby, I lost all the weight, second baby, different story. It's been almost a year and still have 15lbs to go. Urgh

03-12-2008, 04:41 PM
and the loose jello belly is the worst

03-17-2008, 10:46 PM
ME Me Me!!!!! I've got baby weight to lose!! Braelynn is 16 months old, and just stopped nursing, and I did see a huge decrease in my appetite. I've got 15 pounds to go till I'm back at my pre-Braelynn weight.
DH is away at bootcamp, and I'm soooooooooooo going to lose these 15lbs and suprise him at graduation the end of May!!
We are going to start trying for #2 in the fall, and I want to be in awesoem shape so that I can workout more while I'm pregnant this time.

03-18-2008, 04:47 AM
hi! can i join too! i added almost 50 lb during my pregnancy.. already lost 26lbs but still need to lose at least 40lb to get to my dream weight!!
at one stage -while nursing - i lost more than this but i got half of what i lost back after i stopped nursing and due to fast diets - which now i can say don't have long lasting results!! my husband and i want to try for another baby but i always tell him to wait till i lose my weight...
i really need support! and hope i can give good support to all..

03-18-2008, 02:41 PM
OK, we have got to keep this thread active, so What are you eating today, and what are you doing for excersise today???

I had a Diet coke for breakfast (shame on me! but I'm being honest!) a few slices of cheese and wheat ritz crackers for a snack (once again...I could have done better), and chicken, shrimp, and veggie stirfry for lunch. I'm about to go take a nape with Braelynn, then we are going to headup to the gym an hour before the nursery opens so I can workout. Braelynn gets to play behind the frount desk with the little highschool girl, she loves it and I get to workout on days when I work a double. (I help run the gym nursey, and we just had a girl quit, so I'm working the morning shift,a nd the evening shift on somedays)

03-18-2008, 03:04 PM
anyone have good workout ideas with kids??? Braelynn loves to dance, and she makes me do the dance workout video with her as offten as I will. And my 5 year old brother-in-law plays soccer, so I will go pick him up a few days a week and go to the soccer field and kick balls with him. It's great cardio, because he's nto very good, so I'm doing alot of sprinting after the ball!

I'd love to hear other sugestions too!! Maybe more indoor suggestions...the pollen is getting bad here and Braleynn and I both have awefull allergies. =P

03-19-2008, 07:07 AM
what great tips aTrendyTotsMom!! i liked the way you take chance to workout! does this mean you work in a gym?

for me i'm currently on dostinex and i've read it can cause weight gain!! though when i asked my doctor she said it only causes swelling that goes once u stop this medicine, though i read in the net in many sites that it might truly put on some weight!! it is really bothersome!!! and the worst thing is that no one believes me when i say it is b/c of the medicine!!

03-19-2008, 02:47 PM
i had my daughter in march 2003 and it took me most of hubby's 22 month deployment to lose most of the weight...finally got back to my prebaby/got married weight when he returned home in 2005 and i got preg with our son (now almost turning 2 and our daughter will be 5 next weekend)....and i still have weight to lose from having him april if i can lose about 15 lbs i will have lose all that baby weight from both kids..luckily we're done having kids so this is a more perm. change;) lol and hubby just got me a used treadmill and i already bought a used body by jake bun/thigh sculptor so am doing that 5 time/week to get rid of the weight......although i did get the flu last month and lost 15 lbs ;) so that was half my weight lose goal :) LOL so 15 more to go...
good luck girls!

03-19-2008, 04:45 PM
Hey Armywife!! My brother was stationed at forthood for a few years! They got reassigned to Hawaii, and three months latter he left for Iraq for a 15 month deployment, but they are telling him that they maybe coming hom early!! YAY!! They still get credit for all 15 months, but now it looks like it may only be 11 months! I live in TX to, but I'm in the northeast corner in Longview. It's about 6 hours away. We used to drive down and see my brother and his wife and their baby girl once a month. We've only gotten to go to Hawaii and visit once, ooooh man am I ready to go back!

So how is everyone doing today????

I havn't eaten very well...that seems to be my biggest problem. I'm one of those moms that snacks with the toddler. We shared a lunchable for lunch. and I had another diet coke for breakfast. I just got a letter from DH and he's down to 198...he was 258 in the middle of January when he first signed up with the Marines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about I don't ATLEAST lose 15 pounds for him it will be a crying shame! I'm abou tto do a taebo video untill Braelynn wakes up from a nap, then we've got erands to run, then back to the gym for weights and a spining class!!

Yes, I do work at a gym! I also live 1/2 mile away from is such a blessing! All the more reason that I should be ashamed of myself to not losing more weight faster!!! I help run the nursery at the gym. We have a 8-1 morning shift and a 4-8 evening shift. I work M-Sat mornings, and some sunday afternoons, so it is a little frustrating that I can't workout whenever I want, but I have plently of opportunities to get extra workouts in. It's too easy to make up excuses on why not to excersize, so I'm not even going to start!

03-26-2008, 11:19 AM
I am up a pound and feel bloated or something because my pants feel to tight for just a pound!

I am an impluse eater, something looks good I eat it then regret. I think I had too many drinks on the weekend which probably attributed to the weight gain.

Oh well, keep going...

03-30-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm down a pound, but I don't know why. I lifted too heavy on wednesday and I strained my left bicept. I've done real low impact cardio that didn't use my arm at all everyday since then, and I didn't even break a sweat! Just goes to show you don't have to work your self so hard to lose weight.

04-01-2008, 05:18 PM
Okay I am going to get on track! I have a beautiful baby girl of 4 months and need to lose 15 pounds to get back to pre preggo. No exercise has been in site since that day before delivery so I am going to start tonight with some walking.

04-01-2008, 10:05 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The roof cracked at my gym!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so, not only can I not workout...I can't WORK!!!! AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so frustrated. I'm on a huge house cleaning and organizing kick, and because of the stress abou the gym I've had no appetite. But I need to workout....=(

04-10-2008, 09:50 PM
Hi gals,
I have four little boys:
6, twin 4s and my baby is 23 months today!!

I lost all baby weight w/in the first 6mo (1st preg), first 10-11 months (twins) and now.... well. I'm very determined to get my body back. This is my first month of true commitment and determination. My goal is to stick with it!!

Trendy, the news about your gym, both work out venue and employment site really sucks!! Sometimes it feels like the odds are so against all good efforts.

ANyway, just wanted to say hi. BTW, what I'm doing is calorie counting. And trying to stay away from white foods. I am definitely one of those snack with your children moms, so things can get pretty challenging. Since my new found determination-- the temptation is not sooo great (usually). Sometimes though I am so hungry when I am giving the kids dinner I eat/pick and use up quite a large chunk of calories. But owning up to it on the daily plate calorie counting site really helps keep me in check.

hang tough and kiss the little muffins for me!


04-15-2008, 12:37 AM
Hey there! Im a mother of a VERY active 4 year old, and a 3 month old.(i am nursing) I have a lot of weight to lose, and was wondering what has worked for yourselves......i try to drink more water, but seem to forget.....and every afternoon i just get famished, and crave chocolate or sweets...
i am working out at curves 3x a week....and am pretty active at home-chopping wood, doing chores ...(my hubby works in the bush a lot)
any tips on healthy snacks, etc?:)