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2/9/13 11:11 P
First off, talk to your physician. There are floor exercises you and your toddler can do together (Check at a book store, library, or Spark People/Internet.). Get yourself some hand weights (2 or 3 pound ones to start). You might get some "play" weights for the toddler so she can "copy" Mommie. Take walks with the little one. Go to a play park with her.....take part in the activities such as swinging, etc. Try to eat more veggies and fruit....Drink plenty of water. .Use Spark People's Nutrition log to keep track of what you eat. (Also check the Slim-Fast site....) Try to avoid eating junk food. Keep busy. Keep positive! It takes time and perseverance but you WILL get there! Good luck! Have fun.
First welcome to Sparkpeople! I'll address a couple of things you said
I've tried diets, barely eating, it feels like I've tried it all.
Stop dieting. They don't work. And barely eating hinders weight loss. You need to eat a minimum of 1200 calories a day, maybe more depending on your individual needs. Spark will calculate a range for you. Track everything and stay within your range.
I work at Cinnabon, and it is VERY tempting to eat it, especially if you wake up, and go to work for 6 hours without eating before hand.
Do you know the calorie counts at Cinnabon? The calorie count alone put me off (800 calories for one roll? No thanks!) Plus I personally think the rolls are gross, but that's just my opinion. You need to eat breakfast. I understand it is hectic with a toddler, but you need to eat something. A yogurt can be eaten quickly and will help to keep you going. A piece of fruit can be eaten on the run. Instant oatmeal could be an option. Just try to have something before you go to work. Then try to eat a healthy snack/lunch on your breaks.
What exercises can I do with my toddler after or before work?
What you do matters less than what you eat. However, a couple of ideas - A workout video. Your daughter can join in with you - A walk, if you have a stroller for your daughter - Playing at the park. If you play too you can burn some calories
Hope that helps!
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Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 2/8/13 8:57 P
SparkPeople is definitely the place to learn. If you have not made time to explore the site, now may be a good time. The Getting Started guide is great starting point (see link below) as well reading all you can.
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5 2/8/13 8:43 P
Okay, I'm 18 and I have a 2 year old daughter. When I got pregnant I weighed around 140 pounds. By the end of my pregnancy, I weighed in at 210. Which is a drastic change for your body in just 9 months. It took a toll on my body physically, big time. I am still at 200 pounds. I've tried diets, barely eating, it feels like I've tried it all. I have a job that I've been at for about 8 months, it's bad for dieting. I work at Cinnabon, and it is VERY tempting to eat it, especially if you wake up, and go to work for 6 hours without eating before hand. (Bad idea, I know.) Sometimes I just don't have time to eat before,so I eat at work. I work between 4-6 days a week, for anywhere between 3-9 hours a day. What exercises can I do with my toddler after or before work? That way I don't have to exclude her, because she likes doing things with me, and I'd like to include her. Thank you !!
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