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Old 04-12-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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Help! I am 5.5 months post-partum. I spent the entire winter in the house, unemployed, lazing araound, playing with the kids (by "playing" I mean coloring, playing dolls, etc, not doing physical things like running around, dancing, etc). I am now only 8 lbs lighter than when I checked out of the hospital after having my son. I am going back to work this Wed. but I am a pastry chef. I am so tired of being this weight- I did WW for a long time and did great but this past couple of years, I just have found that it isn't working for me anymore.


I start off each day with the full intention of eating well and exercising, but then it all goes down the tubes. I just am so not motivated.
What works for you all?
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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I'm still working on motivation myself lol. I've just been trying to look at a picture of myself when I was at the weight I want to be again. I'm trying to start every day with the attitude that I want to be healthier, happier and thinner. It's deffinately not easy but its a goal I want to reach. Just don't give up.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:22 AM   #3
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I think the structure of having 'work' back in your day will be a boost for you. It's enough of a change that it'll help you make some other changes too. Like the beginning of an era
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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I imagine the future.

Six months from now, if I stay OP, I could be at least 30 pounds lighter. If I do nothing, I can be 15 pounds heavier. The time will pass regardless. I want to choose a healthier and happeir future!
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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Hi maisie After a lifetime of fighting overeating binging and poor habits I did finally lose the weight and have kept it off since august 08.

I put on 45 pounds with my 4th baby, and kept 40 of those pounds for 2 years. Every day I started the same way you describe. It was many months of start for 1 hour then regress to the muffins and cookies and beating myself up. Finally I stopped trying, figured maybe obeisity was my future and I should get used to it. Then, there was a clarity moment for me I and decided that one day I would be ready.

And then that day came and I was ready. I was ready for the commitment that comes with a healthy lifestyle. I started by counting calories and then adding exercise. Then I noticed what types of calories worked best for me. My body could eat more calories if they were the proteins (even high fat), fruits and veggies vs. the grains, (even whole grains).

I'd recommend trying any of the free calorie counting websites like the daily plate or fitday and figure out how many calories you are eating now. Try the bite it, write it method for a day or so. That is a real eye opener!!

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:52 AM   #6
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Exercise, exercise, and .... exercise.
I have to make sure I exercise each day. Once that is done, then I don't want to eat the calories back and 'undo' all the good stuff I have done for myself. Exercise keeps me in control (of myself), it keeps me from binging and overeating (ok, not every day is perfect but on average, it's pretty good).
I agree with Susan - hopefully being back at work will help you with having some structure and regular schedule. Make sure you prepare low-cal healthy meals to take with to work every day (as as snacks) so that you don't give in to temptation. Being a pastry chef I imagine the danger is lurking all around you.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:05 AM   #7
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For me, there is no amount of motivation that gets this done. To end the cycle you described, I needed three good days of cleansing my system of sugar. I just buckled down for three solid days and after that, I was good to go. I have no will power...and here I sit five months in and I can honestly say it's easy.

Give it three days. You won't regret it and I think you'll find each day thereafter gets just a little easier.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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Hi! Planning ahead is the key!! Plan your snacks, plan your exercise, plan your meditation time soooo then you stay calm & collected.
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