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09 August 2004 @ 03:50 pm
I ate so much freaking junk food over the weekend at our reunion. Now I feel totally depressed. I haven't weighed myself because I know I have gained. I don't know how to give up sweets and I don't know where to start too lose all this baby fat. My clothes look terrible on me. I feel ugly.

I'm going to buy a skipping rope today.

What I've eaten today so far.

- some honey combs (about 1 cup)
- some sweettarts.

Since we are going to lethbridge - what will I eat. Probably a double whopper. I don't order combos. So no fries no pop. Is a hamburger really that bad to eat? If that is all I eat? (at Burger King - not for the whole day)
17 July 2004 @ 01:53 pm
hey, y'all... just thought i'd let you know about the program i'm following and the community i've started regarding it -- it's called couch to 5k, and it means just what it sounds like it does.  it's a program geared to get you off of the couch and running/jogging a 5k in eight weeks.


i'm on week three, and it's going VERY well.  i'd encourage any of you looking for a new workout regimen to look into it!  here is the program:  Couch to 5k
23 June 2004 @ 10:18 pm
So i'm ready to get rid of this "blah" that has developed on the bottom of my stomach.. any suggestions on good exercises to work the lower belly? Has anyone tried the skin firming lotions? Do they work to tighten the belly any???

Also, does anyone know of any energy pills that can be taken while nursing? I'm having a horrible time staying motivated to get anything done, and need an extra boost!

And More!! What about diets? Whats a nursing friendly diet, or what are the guidlines for the Atkins diet and the south beach diet?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
27 May 2004 @ 08:35 pm
I have not really been good. I meet hubby for lunch and since I usually don't get to eat until lunch, I pig out. This one place we go to has great salads, but their onion rings are better. :(

The good news is that I have started walking.
21 May 2004 @ 03:35 pm
Hi all, new here. I'm 10 months postpartum (at what point do we leave postpartum?) with my third son. I've just started really trying to lose the weight. The first twenty pounds came off rather easy last fall with the breastfeeding, but I'm still 30 lbs overweight.

HOWEVER, I might be doing something right. I bought a pair of size 16 jeans yesterday that were too big! Yeah! I was wearing 18 the weeks following Aubrey's birth.

What I've done is this: I run 20 minutes/day, 3 days/week. I try to walk on the other days, throw in some crunches here or there, even hula-hoop with the boys! I have to admit my running is more like jogging and forcing a tired horse up a mountain, but it's something. I've also changed my diet. I'm giving up soda (slowly), replacing it with water, and trying to drink 2L of water a day. I eat fresh fruit for breakfast (sometimes with ff cottage cheese). I fix salads with spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, and whatever other veggies I have laying around to take to work for lunch. Dinner is usually something light. I take cheese and fruit to snack on, and I've cut most of the white breads out of my diet (still eat whole wheat stuff, brown rice, etc.) If I could give up chocolate completely, I think I'd lose a lot more. :P

That said, the only problem I've had is that my milk production has gone done substantially. It's a struggle to get enough pumped out for the next day, even though Aubrey is eating solids. It seemed to coincide with the running routine... which is why I'm only running 3 days/week now.

So, any ideas on what more I could do? I've been stuck at 165 forever and a day.
18 May 2004 @ 09:14 am
Last time I checked, I was still the only one here! Yay. I'm so happy.

I'm going to post here even though I haven't had my baby yet - because I'm really close and want to try to be undercontrol in the eating department until then. I would hate to gain like 15 pounds or something in my last weeks.

So, right now I'm trying to figure out how to curb sugar cravings? Any suggestions? It is definately my pit fall! I'm starving and need to eat breakfast. There is a box of lucky charms in the kitchen and I want some. Now, there is only 110 calories per cup - that really isn't that much. So do you think it's okay I continue to eat lucky charms or should I wipe out every ounce of sugar in my diet? And if so - how?

And, please, if any of you have experience with weight watchers, or ediets, or any weight loss program - could you tell me a little bit about them and what you liked and didn't like?
17 May 2004 @ 06:34 pm
OK. Here is my story.

I am 5'7" and 31 years old. When I got married in July 2002, I weighed 227 lbs! I gained it slowly so I knew it would come off slowly. I did Weight Watchers and lost 52 pounds in a year. Then I got pregnant and went nutso with the food. McDonalds was my downfall. Right before I gave birth, I weighed 250! I believe that led to my pre-eclampsia and early delivery (2 weeks). Now I am at 222. I need to eat because I am breast feeding. Last week the doc told me I could go on a 2000 calorie diet. So Neil and I are getting back on track.

I need to eat breakfast. Right now I would rather sleep after feeding Anna than eat breakfast. I go to work in two weeks so I need to get back in a routine.
23 April 2004 @ 12:57 pm
Hope lots of people join by the time I have my baby in July.

This is my sixth baby so I have some baby weight to lose from other pregnancies as well.