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How Do I Make This Work Right Now

Thursday, November 01, 2007


My dilemma is that I'm not getting enough sleep because my 1 yr old daughter still does not sleep through the night and is still nursing (I want to wean her so badly, but I don't know how being she wakes at least 3 x's a night to nurse!)

A night usually goes something like this:

She goes down at 7:30 or 8pm (nurse her)
Wakes about an hour later to nurse for about 10 minutes (9 or 10pm)
Wakes in either another hour or 2 hours to nurse again for about 15-20 minutes (10 or 11pm)
Wakes in another 2 hours (sometimes 3)
Lately she's not going back to sleep for me about 2 1/2 hours in the middle of the night. Last night I was up with her from about 3:30am until 5:30am. I went back to bed then and got up at 8am with my almost 5 year old daughter & the baby. It's crazy. I'm drained. How am I supposed to be able to exercise? I want to do this but I don't think I can physically do this yet.

I guess I need to try to improve my water intake & eating habits first and worry more about the physical exercise when she is sleepuing better.

Just need to vent about this today. Sorry...

  
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SCAROUSEL1 11/4/2007 1:40PM

    {{{HUGS}}} SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED ONE... WISH I HAD SOME WONDERFUL INSIGHT TO OFFER, BUT I DON'T. I AGREE THAT YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON LOGGING FOOD ON THE SP NUTRITION TRACKER (IT WAS SUCH AN EYE OPENER FOR ME) AND GETTING IN YOUR DAILY 8 @ 8OZ GLASSES OF WATER. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE AND BABY STEPS WERE THE KEY FOR ME...

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The Past

Thursday, October 04, 2007


I had been keeping an online weight journal at Live Journal for a few years. I also have been visiting a message board for 4 yrs that has helped motivate me & forced me to keep track of my ups & downs. When I got pregnant in January 2006, I weighed 148 lbs. I am currently 157 lbs, although I was 159 lbs 2 weeks after the birth of my 2nd daughter. I gained that 4 lbs during the Christmas holiday. I have currently set a goal of 130 lbs.....that is my mid-range goal. I would 1st like to hit the 140 lb mark, then 130 lbs. My long-term dream weight would be 118 lbs. I don't know if I will ever obtain that though. I would even settle for 125 lbs. My main problems are sweets & starches.

Promises to myself:
-I will start anew with my body measurements & weight chart
-I will find healthy recipes for dinners & snacks
-I will incorporate exercise into my lifestyle
(kids take up most of my time)
-I will keep a food journal diary (even if I do not get to enter it here, I will write down what I eat on paper)
-I will re-read over my notes from the Dr. Phil Weight Solution book. This is to remind me of what I need to do in order to be successful at this.
-I will make an effort to participate on the weight message board I've been going to on & off for 4 years now. This is so I can keep looking ahead, gain & give support to others.

Here is some of my "past":

4/1/03- 147 lbs
2/28/04- 143 lbs
3/14/04- 139 lbs
3/31/04- 142 lbs
4/7/04- 141 lbs
4/14/04- 139 lbs
4/22/04- 140 lbs
4/28/04- 139 lbs
5/5/04- 142 lbs
5/12/04- 143 lbs
5/19/04- 141 lbs
6/2/04- 142 lbs
6/9/04- 141 lbs
6/16/04- 141 lbs
6/23/04- 141 lbs
6/31/04- 141 lbs
7/7/04- 143 lbs
7/15/04- 142 lbs
7/21/04- 141 lbs
12/15/04- 138 lbs
1/06- 148 lbs
11/3/06- 150 lbs
1/25/07-154 lbs

DATE 6-16-04 MEASUREMENTS:
Height: 5'1 Arm: 12" Chest: 37" Waist: 33 1/2" Abdomen: 38" Hips: 42" Thighs: 23" Calves: 14" Weight: 141 lbs.

I've always struggled with my weight. I've always struggled with eating properly & healthy. I've always wanted to look good in my clothes.

I successfully lost weight once in my life. I was 24 years old. I went to a gym 3-4 times a week, drank a lot of water & seemed to eat better because I didn't want all the hard work of working out to be for nothing. My motivation was to look & feel better, but the driving force was that I HAD to go to the gym at least 3 times a week every 6 month period to be reimbursed money from my insurance company. And I did it! Yes, I was 24, living the single life and finally felt good about myself.

But then, I met my now husband, we started to eat out a lot and we got 'comfortable' with each other. I put on weight. I joined the gym again 1 year before my wedding to try and lose some, but I only went to the gym a handful of times. Pathetic. My weight has been climbing uphill ever since.

December 2001, I miscarried at 7 1/2 weeks. This was my 1st pregnancy. I was sad, depressed and quit my job. My husband thought my job added unecessary stress to my life and told me to just quit....so I did. I gained some more weight, then four months later I was pregnant again. I had my 1st daughter in December 2002. I lost most of the weight from that pregnancy, but never got below what I was before getting pregnant the 1st time. January 2006, I got pregnant with my 2nd daughter and she was born October 2006. Here I am almost exactly a year later, still nursing and pretty much at the same weight I was after I had my 2nd baby.

  
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JENMOMTO2 10/24/2007 1:48PM

    Lisa...is this your name? Don't beat yourself up about the weight!! You are still nursing your baby and it seems to me that you WILL lose this weight once and for all! Chin up!!!

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