Seeing a doctor is an important first step - healthy eating, exercise, and positive affirmations are all things that can help whether it is a temporary situation (a bad day) or a more serious situation - they don't HURT regardless, but it is important to look into the cause especially if it is a longer lasting phenomenon. Finding other moms who share your situation can help. Sharing some of the emotions, fears, challenges of new motherhood can really make it seem less overwhelming. Finding a more experienced mom who has "been there, done that" who can help guide you - sometimes admitting to our own moms or mils is hard but talking to a friend is less difficult. There is help out there and you probably will find some if you allow them to help you. Maybe even joining a Mommy and Me exercise class that is for new mothers and their babies would connect you to a group of new moms who could share ideas and tips with you.
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I agree with SLIMMERKIWI. After I had my son i suffered with depression. I couldn't understand why did i feel this way as everything was great in my life. I had healthy baby, we were ok with money. One thing i wouldn't recommend is taking any type of pills. I just don't think they will do you any good. Thirst 3 months after having baby is hardest and it will get easier. Just make sure you go out with your baby, meet other mommies. This is the best therapy.
Seeing the doctor especially if you are a new mom is important. In the meantime, there are a couple of things you can do to help yourself get back on track and make progress again. Stop beating yourself up. Start by making one or two small commitments that you can and actually will stick to - they can be as small as swapping soda for water (even making the switch ONCE a day will help) or walking for 5 or 10 minutes, or adding ONE more vegetable to your dinner. Pick things that are easy to do and that you actually think will HELP you to stick to your program. For exercise, doing things that include your child(ren) can make it more FUN and less like ONE MORE THING TO FIT INTO MY ALREADY OVERFLOWING SCHEDULE. Stop trying to "do it all" and work for a more balanced lifestyle change - see that you get enough sleep, relaxation, as well as exercise and healthy eating - not depriving yourself and cutting out too many (or all) your favorite treats can all help. Check with the doctor and learn to allow yourself to be HUMAN and to deal with your REAL LIFE instead of trying to fit yourself into some generic PLAN. Make a PLAN that is PERSONAL and that actually takes into account ALL of the aspects of your life. Don't beat yourself up when you have to skip exercise because of the needs of your family, or when you eat something you didn't plan on because you were exhausted from dealing with a fussy baby and didn't have time to fix a healthier meal. Those things are LIFE and YOU have been blessed to have a full and busy life - work WITH instead of against YOUR REALITIES.
5/26/13 6:54 A
While I can relate somewhat, and I've been similarly in need of a kick start again; I do agree with the suggestion about visiting your healthcare professional.
Be advised of exactly what is the problem - which may go a long way to getting you back on track.
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It sounds to me like you may be suffering from Depression - it can certainly affect someone like that (speaking from experience!)
I peeked at your SparkPage and see you are a fairly new Mum. I think that you would be best to make an appointment with your Dr and tell him/her what is going on. It may be something medical - lack of iron being just one of those medical issues, or it may be Postpartum Depression, which is very common. Also, you would be a lot more busy with a new baby, and that may be part of it, too! Good nutrition is very important to help you with the energy etc. required to get through the day. Going for a walk can help too. It would be great bonding time with your baby, and a very good way of you both getting some fresh air and Vitamin D which also helps in a lot of ways.
Have u had a physical with your doctor? I went to my doctor & he asked me how I was and I said I felt like jumping off a bridge, so he put me on Prozac and I felt "normal" again. Took it for 14 yrs and now I don't need it any more, but it never made me feel anything but "normal."
Richard Bernstein MD says in his book "The Diabetes Solution" that ALL OBESE people are INSULIN RESISTANT and that in order to lose weight they can benefit from Metformin to help. Also, he says most have a low thyroid problem. Dr. Atkins believed that as well. I've learned so much from Dr. Bernstein's book. He has a full chapter on PCOS, which he says most obese young women have and it needs to be treated in order to lose weight. He has lectures on YouTube. I got his book at the library.
The best tip I can give you is to FORGET you stumbled and keep right on going! We ALL stumble!
Two things I have found to be true. First: when I eat the way I am supposed to (proper portion, nutrients, schedule) I am LESS likely to be tempted. Second: Exercise has to be a form you enjoy! If you are fond of dancing this can be an excellent cardio workout (i.e. zumba DVD). Strength training videos available on this site are really good and take very little time out of your busy day!
Just stay connected to the people who support your goals & you can do what you desire! Believe in YOU!
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5/25/13 11:48 A
I don't know what it is but lately I been down in the dumps and not wanting to do anything I will either eat alot of bad things or not eat all and barely work out if at all. I was doing so good I was walking everyday and eating healthy specially when going out now i gained 6 pounds in a week what is going on. i need help staying on track... today I am back on track hopefully can stay on here on out. any tips to starting back when feel like crap about yourself and anyone been like this? and any tips on how to tell your butt to move it while you feel like nothing is going right?
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