When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Has anyone lost weight just from cutting out soda? In theory I should lose about 1.5 pounds a week just by switching to water.I drank a 2 liter a day. I've quit soda before but didn't see a change. I don't think I ate more after quitting.... Read more
I joined SparkPeople a couple of years ago and was doing pretty good at losing weight and then I'm not sure what happened but I got side tracked and gained most of the weight back. Now I'm determined to lose the weight and keep it off!... Read more
Just make your child/children your motivation. Even though my son is only 3 months I still made a promise to him that I'd do this for him so whenever I think of cheating, I think of breaking a promise to him and that'd be devastating to me! And it's... Read more
Getting together with the other moms who want to be with their babies has really helped me in overcoming weight issues, eating issues and baby blues. I love getting to workout while still spending quality time with my baby.9http://mommyandbabyfitness... Read more
I apologize in advance if this blog sounds like a vent, because it's a touchy subject for me. I have two children. When my daughter was born, she was small and stayed in the lower percentile for weight and height during her first year. As a new mo... Read more
I'm a strong advocate of exercise during pregnancy. I ran through most of my pregnancies, which helped keep my weight gain in the normal range, made labor and delivery much easier, and also helped me bounce back into shape more quickly after birt... Read more
So far I'm off to a so-so start. The weekends are always the WORST for me when it comes to losing weight. I can be totally good about tracking, sticking to my calories, etc. during the week. But when Friday night rolls around, the excuses come out... Read more
Yesterday was my appointment with the "fat doctor." In six weeks, I lost 2 pounds. This is a small victory, but in a way a very large one. These two pounds came off through lifestyle change....small but persistent change.
The Spark Activi... Read more
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