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May 8, 2011 - Yup, so it's been two years since I updated this. I now have another baby, a beautiful boy born Jan 25. Time to lose the baby weight again! I never lost the last 5 pounds I had gained with my daughter so my goal is to lose what I had gained from both pregnancies. It is going much easier this time, probably because chasing a toddler is a workout! I am about 12 pounds from my goal.

April 17 - So Amber was born on March 7 and it's been nearly 6 weeks. My highest weight while I was pregnant was 180 and now I'm about 150. Most of that weight loss is baby (obviously), other tissue/fluid associated with the baby, plus LOTS of water weight - yes I am happy to get my ankles back! I think I've lost maybe 10 lbs of fat after my weight stabilized after the birth. I attribute that to nursing because I have not exercised except for a little walking and housework and haven't changed my diet (I may be eating less but it wasn't a conscious choice). I will go for my doc appointment on April 22 and hopefully he'll clear me to start working out again!

Nov 4 - Well needless to say, I've been cleared to work out for a while now. I got a membership at the YMCA since the gym on base does not have childcare, but the Y does! I've gotten back into Zumba and it makes me feel so good! I think the mirrors in there make you look taller or something because I always see myself as thinner when I am at Zumba class. My baby girl is growing so fast and eating all the things that mommy and daddy eat with lots of exceptions - anything healthy and non-allergenic that she can mash with her gums I let her try. I hope by introducing her to all the things we eat that as she grows up she will have a healthy relationship with food.

I am almost back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. My body has changed shape, especially the tummy and hips. I am fortunate to have a hubby that loves my "ruined" tummy since it is a sign that I helped bring his daughter into the world. However, some of my clothes don't seem to care for my tummy, haha! When I reach my goal weight I will have to reward myself with a couple new outfits that flatter my "new" body. I am only 6 pounds away and only a month left to achieve my goal of being at pre-pregnancy weight by 9 months after Amber was born. I know I can do it! I have already lost so much!

Member Since: 1/24/2008

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My Goals:
1) Have a healthy and happy baby. - COMPLETE!

2) Fit into pre-pregnancy clothes by end of June 2011

3) 130 lbs by end of July 2011

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Work out at least 3 times per week, working up to 5 times.

Strength train 1-3 times per week.

Focus on protein and veggies and small treats

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I'm 28, originally from Florida, currently living in Louisiana. I spend my time taking care of my beautiful babies, supporting my hubby and being a Pampered Chef consultant.

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    Just dropping by to see how you're doing! :) I hope you're having a great week! After the weekend, I've been trying to get back on track. Really hard with allergy season though! I'm so worn out with the pollen kicking my butt!
    3608 days ago
    Glad to have you as a new friend on here :) To answer your question, I've been married to my husband for 5 years and 3 months. How about you? How long have you and your husband been married? :)
    3612 days ago
    Hi and thanks for your warm welcome to the AF wives team! Whats even great is how we have a few things in common :) Its tough but I'm so motivated to lose this weight since wanting to get pregnant...another reason why I think it was difficult to get pregnant.. I hope you dont mind me adding you as a friend!
    3613 days ago
    Welcome to virtual racing. You are just in time to particpate in a new challenge that is starting up. It is called Smiles and Miles. Check it out on our team page under the Challenges forum. We would love to have you.

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    3615 days ago
    Hello & welcome Diana
    It's good to see and meet you here at Gardening team.... luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    1) come in and read the posts
    2) read and join any teams that you think you like
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    4) read some articles
    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself
    You are doing great, making progress every time you come in.

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why they are here.
    3619 days ago
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