This is essentially me at 200 pounds on my 5'6" frame.
My first goal is to reach 160 pounds. This is essentially what I would look like at this weight.
Three c-sections and three kids later, and I'm still trying to get to a healthy weight. I need a support system, and I'm hoping to find one on Sparkpeople. I also still have no idea a meal plan to follow or an exercise program. Hopefully, I can figure it out.
*** I found out that a healthy weight for someone who is my height is 135-155. That is A LOT less than I weigh, so I really need to make weight loss a priority.
"You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?" -- Bob Moawad. (Saw this on another
A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison.
"Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
"Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead."
"Every time you wake up and ask yourself, "What good things am I going to do today?", remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it."
"When one of your dreams come true, you begin to look at the others more carefully."
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
Lose weight and become healthier through exercise and smarter food choices.
I have three separate goals:
1st- get to 180
2nd- get to 160
3rd- get to 140
I have no idea how to do this yet though!
I absolutely love to read!
If you have discovered any great books on losing weight, eating right, or being healthy, please send me your recommendations!
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Thank you for your comment on my page. I DID look into the gestational diabetes diet and took many tips from it. I found I can't follow it 100% because it's too low in carbs for my hypoglycemia to tolerate, but just detoxing and eating more planned meals and THINKING about my intake has helped greatly.
Only gained 7 lbs in the last 6 weeks which is right on track for where I need to be.
Thanks again for the post, and I will take you up on your offer of help if I have any questions or run into any problems!
2081 days ago
Thank you for your comment on my page! Congratulations on your new baby! I had 2 emergency c-sections. Trust me, you'll be feeling better soon. I've added you as a Spark Buddy.
On Weight Watchers: The accountability really helps me. Knowing that I have to stand on a scale every week at a meeting does work. I like the team atmosphere at the meetings. The new plan is great and easier. I don't feel hungry if I plan and stay within my points plus value.
Keep up the great work! :)
2109 days ago
Don't worry about not getting back to me! I haven't been on here in ages (probably since I last commented on your page!) because I broke my finger, and the healing process was so bad I had to get surgery. I have lost all movement in the upper part of my finger. I can't make a fist, and lift weights, hold a baseball bat, or even open jars that are on too snug... I found out I have osteoporosis, so alot of my physical activities that I love (jogging, heavy weight liftng) is on the list of no nos. I walk, but not sure what else to do with myself! I haven't been to the gym in ages, but a few weeks ago I FOUND OUT IM PREGNANT WITH MY FIRST CHILD! so like you, I'm sure I won't be focusing on this site much either ;) Congrats on the new baby!!!! and thanks for writing :)
2110 days ago
Hey there. Just saw your comment on my page! Congratulations on the birth of your child!! I would love to be spark buddies if you are still looking :) I have been "missing in action" on sparkpeople for about two weeks due to crazy work schedules. My biggest problem is getting exercise in. I work full time and am pretty much on my own as far as taking care of my 3 year old and my 7 months old goes. After I feed, bathe and put the kids to bed it is so hard to find the motivation for exercise but I know I have to do something... Eating is not a big issue with me - I like healthy foods.
I also had a c-section btw. with my last child back in October and breastfeed her for approx. 3 months. Let me know if you are still looking for a buddy :)
2113 days ago
Welcome back, I guess? I only joined a month ago but my babies just turned 19 and 17. Still a Mommy who wants to be a Wowwy so voila! here I am!
You asked about Jenny Craig's Nursing Mother's Diet and I was on it 19 years ago and can tell you it was great! FOr $80-90 per week, and covering only 1/4 of the food I had to eat (after I weeded out the unnecessary to buy from JC crap), I lost 74 pounds in almost 9 months. I was a 26 yr old mom who was in a bikini the summer following my June baby. Most of the food tasted decent, some made me gag and I had to insist on changing it out (they weren't flexible then at all), but I got there.
As my obstetrician put it, "A nursing mother at rest on a couch is burning more calories than a non-nursing woman who is rock climbing". I just read a great article about nursing and nutritional needs on here the other day and may have posted the link on my friend OonaSpark's page, but you can also search for it, about how you need an extra 500 calories per day for nursing.
If you even just walked with your baby in a stroller and walked a small circuit of your neighborhood (you CAN track mileage on this site! How cool is that!), you and your baby will get fresh air daily, your baby could love watching the scenery or might nap great from the fresh air and rolling along would benefit you both! If you have an older child, you could let them ride a tricycle or what have you, or have them "help" you push the stroller, to keep them safe and close to you if you're on a busy street.
Drop me a mail anytime :D
2113 days ago