Losing pregnancy pounds

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    MommyXs3
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    Thanks Bri. I think I just really need to get serious about what I eat. For the most part I do good until I see sweets and such. I was doing great while prego on eating whole grains and stuff but I’ve kinda lost it. My hours were just cut at work (not a bad thing) so I think I’ll start walking on warmer days. I like to walk to it’s just a matter of buckling down. You give me hope…thanks. :o)

    #6935809

    Bri
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    I know what you mean. I have a huge sweet tooth. My husband doesn’t understand not buying it either. Grr! He thinks I need will power. HAHA! I would rather just not have it in the house and skip over it when at the grocery store.

    #6935810

    traciemac
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    Hey ladies Just a little suggestion for losing weight. I bought this balance ball combo at walmart that comes with a dvd and rubber band . It’s called Gaiam. Anyway it got me in the best shape of my life and i was always pretty little but totally got in shape after even my buns looked nice. I have a 6 month old baby and just last week found out i am pregnant again so all that work and now i’m pregger aagain But anyway if u are struggling try it it’s like 30 bucks and pretty fun to do. I love it for alone time!! Good luck!

    #6935811

    traciemac
    Member

    2 babys under 2. My fiance is a personal trainer and post natal specialist and he says you should really lose all your weigh before getting pregnant the second time because it will make it much easier to lose it the second time. but you know if u really want to lose it in the end u will. I gained 50 with my baby too. the last few is the hardest for sure.

    #6935812

    HappyForest
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    just wanted to say that for those of you wanting your pre-preg belly back to try hula hooping or belly dancing. im into both and was able to wear my bikini 2 weeks after delivery. it is a hardcore ab workout though, so expect to be sore the first few times!

    #6935813

    HappyForest
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    and…you would need an exercise or dance hoop, not a little kid dollar store hula hoop. they are not heavy enough and will not give you a work out

    #6935814

    Lissie
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    I lost all but a couple of pounds after my first pregnancy. Breastfeeding really helped. I also found that learning to eat until i am satisfied and not full was the key to weight loss. Also in 2002-2003 I lost 45 pounds and kept it off until I became pregnant 3-4 years later! I did it by learning to eat until satisfied. You do not have to finish your plate!!! It is not going to help the starving children across the world. It is going to stick across your butt! Good luck ladies!!! I am due with my second child in 1.5 weeks so i have to put my own ideas into practice again!!! I have 45-50 to lose!!!

    #6935815

    mini60
    Member

    Its been a month since I gave birth.I lost 18 lbs after elivery and still got 33 lbs to lose to reach pre pregnancy weight. What frustrates me most is my husband doesn’t understand that it takes time to lose weight.he pushes me to go to gym and reduce weight quick.God help me.

    #6935816

    campimama
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    imreadythistime- I had a similar problem, I would start ‘dieting’ and then couldn’t maintain. About a month ago I started watching what I ate and exercising and dropped 16 lbs. My lo is 9 months old. I still have a bit more to go, but I’m committed to getting it done. My recommendation would be not to take it to extremes. Do a little bit. Walk around the block, eat one healthier meal a day. Also, if you can, try and find a workout buddy or someone you can use as a sounding board. Good luck! Also, if you are interested, I have a blog that I started to help me in my weight loss journey…feel free to check it out. http://www.tiffskinnyjeans.blogspot.com

    #6935817

    Luv4Lukas
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    I weighed 142 pre-pregnancy. My son is 3.5 months old and I weigh the exact same I did a week after he was born!!! I can’t….for the life of me….get under 147! Ughh..I excersize regularly, I eat great. I was actually on a low carb diet for 2 weeks and that did squat! I’m so annoyed. how long did it take for everyone to drop the weight?? OH, I breast fed for 2 months.

    #6935818

    Jacquelyn
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    luv4lukas- I’ve lost 89lbs in less than 3 months, but that being said, I will NEVER weigh as little as you do. You will lose weight at a slower rate because you are a smaller person. Comsuming less calories than you use is the only way to lose weight and a person your size only uses 1500-2000 calories a day depending on how active you are. So you would have to restrict yourself to no more than 1200 a day to see a defference on the scale in a reasonable time frame. The only other thing I’ve found to help boost weight loss is Trim Spa, but I don’t know how safe it is. It just makes me lose about 15-20% more weight per week. Which is a lot for me, but may not be worth the risk for those who don’t have very much to lose.

    #6935819

    Heather518
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    luv4lukas: Wow, I am in the same boat as you. Before I got pregnant, I weighed around 145, and the last time I looked at the scale when I was pregnant was a month before I delivered and I was 210 pounds! Now, I cannot FOR THE LIFE OF ME get under 149. I want to be at the most 120. I am very proud of myself for losing what was essentially a 9 year old off of my body over the past year, but I’ve hit a major plateau and I can’t get over it. Any suggestions anyone? I have been stuck between 149 and 152 (depends on what time of day and which scale I use) for an entire month now and I don’t know how to fix it! Help!

    #6935820

    acidmoonfairy
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    my baby is 9 months old. before i got pregnant i was 134. i gained 22 lbs during pregnancy. i now weigh 118. i bet you guys hate me, ahahhahaha

    #6935821

    aamn105
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    I just want anyone that thinks you loser your cute small farm after having a kid you can get it back!! I was sooo scared what I would look like I weighed 124 at the start and when I gave birth I was up to 194. I tried working out I would do good then go off it.. So it was off and on working out but I am back to the 120s and alot of my stretch marks are not gone but they can’t be seen. I am still working of firming my belly. I just took an after pic and compared it to a pic right after birth and the difference is crazy.. So keep your hopes up lady. I think I really started losing weight when my little man got bigger picking him up and down and chasing him is a great workout..

    #6935822

    AsHLeY
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    Any one know of any exercises that actually work to make your tummy flatter after baby?? I had my baby 6 months ago and weigh less than before I had her but my stomach looks so funny!! thanks!

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