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ROXIGIRL SparkPoints: (44,651)
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9/18/12 3:52 P

It takes time to loose those last few pounds. It took me over 7 months to loose last 3 kg.
First 3 months you are in zombi land where your sleep pattern is all over. After you still adjusting to all changes you have in your life. I remember it was much easier to exercise when my son was around 7 month old. At least i could put him on his play mat and he wasn't disturbing me. Now I have to wake up very early or try to workout with little one who thinks it is very funny to sit on mummy when she is doing her sit ups

Look at the bright side - it is going to happen one day or another. At least you are doing something about it.

Also lots of fast walking with a buggy will speed up your weight loss. This way you are spending time with you daughter and working out as well.

REMMUSP SparkPoints: (456)
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9/18/12 2:31 P

I completely sympathize with you. I have had three pregnancies in basically three years. After my second pregnancy I had lost all but 5 lbs through diet and exercise when I found out I was pregnant again. I now have a 1, 2, and 3 year old and I still manage to get in my exercise and track my food religiously. I am having a MUCH harder time losing this time. My youngest is now 1 and I still have 30 lbs to lose in order to be back to pre-pregnancy weight. Pregnancy is very hard on your body and it's even harder with little ones to run after. Hang in there and don't give up. It's better to lose slowly because you are more likely to keep it off. That's how I stay motivated when the scale goes up and down instead of just down.You WILL get there.

RUBYREDIVY1 Posts: 75
9/7/12 10:14 A

I know it's hard when someone tells you that this will take time but that's literally it - your body will take time to adjust - all those hormones, the stretching, the weight, the weakened muscles - you need to set aside a good year and a half just to recover. I'm impatient...I know - and I had the same problem. Straight after my baby boy was born I was 85kgs - and it took me a good part of 2 years to go down to a size 8-10 - weight 56kgs. But I was so impatient, so hasty - that I didn't even think about doing it the right way - I was just next to nothing and walking more and not much else - No proper exercise/strength training or toning - so I was left with this size 8-10 figure that was anything but firm. I then gave up and gained it back and am now stuck ever since at the 14-16 size mark of around 64kgs-70kgs going up and down trying to lose it. And the fact I didn;t do it right the first time meant I lost so much muscle - my metabolism is now very weak compared to before.

If I had taken the time to do it right the first time, I wouldn't be here right now. I've realized it's more important to build and instill good habits into your day/self than to lose any amount of weight.



JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (76,390)
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9/6/12 7:11 P

I always worked out when my eldest was taking his nap. Mind you, I wasn't feeling it until he was around 6 months and I had gotten used to the routine of being a new mom. So when he napped, I hoped on the elipitical for 60 mins and did my ST. I also started taking him for a lot of walks.

As far as nutrition, I followed the Spark's meal plans for the most part, substituting when I didn't have certain items.

I managed to get down to 10lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight for a grand loss of 40 lbs a year later in time for my second pregnancy. Unfortunately, that was 3 years ago and it wasn't until 2 months ago I jumped back on the bandwagon. My youngest is almost 2.5. Better late, than never.

Just follow the spark's method and start with small goals. Go at your own pace. I'm not sure how long ago you had your little one, but you may still need a bit of time to adjust to becoming a new mom. Just start taking little steps like committing to take your LO for a walk each day or every other day, whatever works for you.

JENGOJENGO SparkPoints: (9,626)
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9/6/12 6:56 P

Having little ones makes losing a challenge. I actually was sick during my last 2 pregnancies so I lost weight during, but gained after because of the lifestlye! I recently got a bike trailer for my little one to sit in while i ride with my other 2.

ELLIOTT311 SparkPoints: (2,599)
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9/6/12 5:01 P

Try working out with your baby. It's a way for the two of you to communicate while getting healthier. Use her as a weight. Also, make sure you are tracking the food you eat. I understand it might be hard to eat healthier while working and going to school, but you can pre-make meals ahead of time in order to control what you are eating.

NTIANI SparkPoints: (589)
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9/6/12 4:52 P

Schedule. Schedule. Schedule. My life is so mundane and heavily scheduled - but its how I get through it.

I have two kids here - One is 12 and the other is 4 so they're running in different directions :)
My biggest secret is Saturday mornings. Thats MY morning. I get up early anyhow (I'm up by 4am most days). So on Saturdays I get up before the kids, and I plan out our entire menu for the week.

When I cook - I do sometimes cook in excess. Soup especially - I bought some nice silicone muffin pans and I'll pour the soup into those, pop em in the freezer for an hour, pop em out and toss em in a ziploc bag and I have individual servings on hand.

Waffles, Pancakes, and tortillas - I make and freeze so Its as easy as defrosting the night before.

I would say lock yourself away, analyze your time - and while its hard at first, formulate a plan. Make yourself a schedule (which can be hard with a baby, so naturally expect a few interruptions) - but after a few weeks things might get better.

Around here - freezing and pre planning helps A LOT!

Good Luck to you :)

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9/6/12 4:32 P

I did weight watchers for 2 1/2 years and went from 252lbs down to 167, the lowest weight I have ever been in my adult life. It was wonderful. I got pregnant and when I had my daughter I only had 10 lbs to lose of pregnancy weight. I thought it wouldnt be a big deal, but now its 7 months later and Im up to 190! Staying home with my baby is great, but its really making it hard for me to stay on track. Trying to take care of her and keep up the house and working/school part time, I cant seem to get my stride back. How do other moms do it? Im so disappointed with myself, its making me depressed :(

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