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Old 11-15-2005, 06:46 PM   #1  
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How is everyone doing?

I keep wanting to weigh myself and see if I've managed to stick to my idea of not gaining weight this month, but our scale has decided to quit working. And I don't think we've had the thing but perhaps three months, and we paid $30 for it too.

Two weeks old, & Esther is still nursing almost constantly when she's awake. She's laying in my lap right now, farting. She's pretty gassy. I'm trying to cut wheat out of my diet this week to see if she's got a sensitivity to it like Linda did. This has led to eating pretty low-carb, which is OK because most of the veggies I like are low-carb anyway. I eat a lot of cauliflower & broccoli & zucchini on my own.

I haven't had much of a chance to exercise yet. Still getting over the stitches, and it's harder to make time with three kids on slightly different schedules (two who nap, one who doesn't). But I'll get that under control eventually. Sooner rather than later.
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Old 11-15-2005, 07:23 PM   #2  
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Hi Sabra -

One hand typing while nursing!!! I'm also trying to reduce wheat, I was thinking that Clara had difficulty with dairy but didn't get much improvement. I just inflated my core ball, we'll see if I get the time soon! More later when I have two hands!

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Old 11-15-2005, 07:41 PM   #3  
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Hi guys,

DD is coming up on 8 weeks, and still nursing. We had a rough start of it, but things seem to be working themselves out. I started running and cycling again a couple weeks ago and am going back to work part time next week. Here's hoping we manage to keep it up.

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I've tried altering just about everything in my diet for a week, including wheat. I had in fact cut so much out of my diet that I was basically subsitting on lettuce salad (no tomatoes, onion, green peppers, eggs, etc. etc. etc.), carrots and chicken or fish. Blech. No change. I've tried many things and the doc has prescribed a gas medication...doesn't work. Now he thinks it may be an intestinal infection. If he doesn't gain X amount of ounces by next viz in 3 weeks, he'll send him to a specialist.

As for exercise, I started intervals after 3 weeks. Managed about 5 of these before I busted my knee climbing up on the store freezer to reach my merchandise. LOL It's still healing up. I'm on 800 mg. Ibuprofen for the swelling. I won't try to run again until the pain is completely gone. It's just a twinge now. But I have done my WATP walk & jog once, take 3 mile stroller walks about every other day, and just went back to Curves first time earlier today. I'm also doing situps, crunches, pushups and stretches every morning and night. I just put him in the bouncer and have him watch me exercise. He started getting fussy in the last 5 minutes of WATP, but if I keep talking to him, it gets his attention and calms him a bit longer, so I was able to finish it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:20 AM   #5  
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Hi, I'm new, my son just turned 3 months today and nursing for 20 hours a day it seems. I have a dd who is 22 months and 3 stepkids who I adore, so needless to say, we're busy people. I weighed myself at the docs yesterday and almost fell over in shock, came home and had hubby take full on nude shots so I could truly see what I look like. I knew I was fat, but lord almighty I didn't realise I'm the fattest person I know, so I look forward to getting to know you ladies as we travel the weight loss journey together.
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:35 AM   #6  
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Just got my first measurements at Curves. They never measured me before since I was pregnant when I joined. I need to lose 30 pounds to get back to where I was and want to lose 35 total.

Bust 40
Waist 35
Abs 39.5
Hips 44.5
Thighs 26
Arms 11.5
Body Fat % 37.6

They told me my goal is to get the body fat down to the normal range within 10 months. I said **** no. If I can't do it in 3, it's not worth doing. LOL
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:13 PM   #7  
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How is Curves? There's one not too far from here & I'm thinking about joining if we can afford it. I think Esther can survive without me for half an hour.

Heather, I know all about the one-hand typing by now. My personal favorite is the foot falling asleep the same time the baby does. I just put Esther in the swing, so hopefully she'll stay asleep a little while this time; I can barely get breakfast made!
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:11 PM   #8  
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My grandma & sister have joined Curves in the last few months. They both really like it. I tried it once on a free pass but it wasn't my thing. You have to do the same exercises in the same order every time. I like to mix it up. But you do get in & out in 30 minutes flat, and it is ALL women, so that's kind of nice. I think my grandma liked that part the best.

The worst part IMO is the one they go to, at least, has no showers available, and grandma always wants to meet for lunch after she works out, and she's all sweaty.
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:42 PM   #9  
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No showers in either of the two I've gone to here, nor in one I visited back home. But they're so close to home, that's not a problem for me here. Or...you can always just wash off in the restroom.

It is all the same, but you can change what you do on the recovery stations...dance, walk, jog, stretch, etc. And the ones I've attended generally move the equipment around and change direction of the flow at times just to keep you on your toes. It's just one way to ensure that you will exercise at least a few times a week, in order to get your money's worth...at least that's it for me.

It's strength training basically, so I also do aerobics type exercises in between and do Curves approx. 3 times a week.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:18 AM   #10  
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I don't know about my sister, but I do know that without doing anything else differently, just going to Curves 2 or 3 times a week, my grandma lost 15 lbs in six months. Not sudden or dramatic, but her diabetes doctor was pretty pleased with her. (Now if she'd just get it that she isn't supposed to eat cake, pie, cookies, and ice cream every time they're available... aaaaaahhhh!!!!)
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:41 PM   #11  
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Maybe once I get some decent bras, then...
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:39 PM   #12  
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Hello!
I've been kind of caught up with things around home and haven't popped my head in here in a while. Things are going well and life is starting to settle into a bit of a pattern now that DD has passed the 2-month mark.

I've just started weighing myself regularly the past couple of weeks. The first week I was up two lbs and the next I was down three. I've really been focusing on having three meals and three good snacks each day and not eating outside of that, and it seems to be working fairly well. As for exercise, I've been getting out for a few walks each week still since the weather has been amazing.

All this talk on this thread about Curves is wonderful timing for me since my Mom just brought up this week that she'd like to get me a 3-month pass to Curves for my Christmas present. I'm glad to hear that people have had fairly good experiences with it since I've never known anyone who has gone.
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:35 PM   #13  
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Went to the doc this morning. Seems I've developed Mastitis(sp?) in my right breast. She put me on antibiotics and I go back Monday.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:00 PM   #14  
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Ooh, that's one of the more painful things you can have! Thank goodness I've never had anything worse than a plugged duct.

I'm tempted to see if I can convince Rob to get me a Curves membership for either Christmas or our anniversary (it's in January). The gyms on Pearl Harbor are scary.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:52 PM   #15  
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I have the plugged duct too. And I don't know if that caused the Mastitis or the other way around. The doc prescribed Keflex and told me to take Ibuprofen. But a new development just this evening. My finger, on that same side, feels like it's been pulled out of joint, and I know it hasn't. I'm wondering if it's part of the same deal. Everything I looked up on Mastitis talks about aching joints.
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