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11/14/14 9:08 A

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Hi All,
I am a new mom and my DS is now almost 8 months old. I gained 40 lb during my pregnancy and I still have it all. I try to be active everyday, biut I am just eating too much! I have some good weeks but not enough. I'm tired of feeling horrible about myself and having no energy. I have 2 stepsons as well, and we are a busy family. I could really use some supoort!

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9/26/14 10:24 A

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Hi all Just had baby #2 9/8/14 C-section do to her being breach, and having no fluid. Obviously I cant actually work out yet, but am ready to start walking or something.
We had a real hard first 2 weeks lots of complications, spent 2 weeks in NICU, life is far from normal yet. Gained 29 lbs, would love to get back to where I was before, in time...

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7/4/14 1:18 A

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emoticon ZOZZLIPOPS! How are you and your newborn doing? Please feel free to post in the progress reports thread. It sounds loke you already have a great plan in place. emoticon

emoticon on being a new mommy!

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6/13/14 6:24 A

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Hi!
I had my second baby girl 6 weeks ago and also have a 3.5 year old. I now have a BMI of 29.9, would love to reduce this to closer to the normal range.
First goal is to lose the extra 20lbs I gained for my holiday in august then I will go from there.
I am healthy eating with a slimming group and am intending to exercise daily, walking around 15 miles a week with baby in the pram or walking our dog.

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6/4/14 8:57 P

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Hello! Welcome to the team! Congratulations on the weight loss you have achieved so far! emoticon I would love to hear more about your journey!!

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5/29/14 5:11 P

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Hello
I am the mother of a 9 month old daughter. I have already lost the 15 pounds i gained while I was pregnant but i was over weight before I got pregnant. I want to be a healthy mom for my little girl. I need to lose about 88 pounds to be at a healthy weight for how tall I am.

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2/23/14 8:15 A

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Hi all!
I just had a heathy baby boy almost 6 weeks ago....Now I am ready to get back to my old size. Before I got pregnant, I was a little over weight. I am close to 5'9 and gain 15 pounds after my honeymoon. Most my addition weight went to my gut.People would ask me if I was pregnant. It was terrible! When I did get pregnant I already appeared that way. I got really huge. People were always asking me if I was having twins! I gained 60 pounds.I am down to 218 lb. on a good day.
I am ready to be comfortable in my own skin. Tired of peoples' unwanted comments even though it is the truth. I know I could lose weight. Be nice to fit into my jeans again and be able to put my wedding ring back on! I want to look good in my 30s and the rest of my life. I want to do this for my family and me. So, can feel good when I get my picture taken with my baby. This is my start. Looking for support through women who are going through the same challenges.

Here goes to a new journey to losing wt. and gaining a new friends. Plus improving my lifestyle!


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2/21/14 4:44 P

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Hello Team,
My name is Janet and have been saying that it is ok that I still have an extra 20lbs cause I just had a baby..... well said baby is 6 months old now so I think it is time to stop the excuses and get to work. What really kicked me in the butt was a distant friend of mine posted on facebook that she was back into her pre-prego jeans already and her son is a month yonger than mine. I haven't even pulled my pre-prego jeans out of the basement yet! HAHA
I purchased a spark and am loving it!


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2/4/14 11:45 A

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Hello all! I had my son almost 8 weeks ago now through emergency c-section. Just this past week I have been able to work out regularly again. I want to build up my stamina and I will lose a significant amount of weight, I could stand to lose over 100 pounds. I will be working on that in increments so I don't feel overwhelmed. I had low iron during my pregnancy and I could really feel my weight in my poor knees. At my last appointment it was discovered that I had developed preeclampsia.

I do want another child and for my health and for my son I want to reach a much healthier weight before contemplating my next pregnancy.

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1/28/14 3:45 P

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Hi! I have an 8 month old baby boy. Through pregnancy and nursing, I gained only a modest amount of weight despite a horrible diet. However, the fertility treatments and life in general before the baby contributed to some extra weight that has to go before trying for #2. Even early on in the last pregnancy, I was experiencing pelvic girdle pain that got to the point where I really couldn't walk towards the end of the pregnancy. It still hurts today. So I need to take some pounds off and tone up so that the next pregnancy doesn't turn into a nightmare!

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. -Fred Devito

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1/22/14 11:34 A

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Hi Debra. My baby boy just turned 4 months on Monday (how time fly's). congrats on the baby and good luck on your weight loss journey. I too am trying to lose the baby weight. I gained about 40 pounds and only dropped about 10 after the baby. I read how the weight just melted off of some and hoped it would happen to me as well but that was not the case. Anyway, I am here... motivated and ready. So far I am still on track with my weight loss goal. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!

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1/22/14 10:25 A

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Hello! My name is Debra and my son will be 6 months old next week. I gained 55 lbs with my pregnancy and have 25 pounds to lose to get back to a healthy weight. Looking to make some new mommy friends for motivation - especially anyone with a 2013 baby!!




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1/15/14 10:16 A

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Ho Kristin. Congrats on the baby! :) Yes, fast food and junk food just seem less time consuming then having to prepare an entire dinner. I too am guilty of reaching for the chips instead of just baking a chicken breast with a salad.
I actually love hummus so I will take your advise. I actually want to start packing my lunch for work..... the vending machines are just too close and are too tempting. I will be packing some carrots and hummus tomorrow for my snack. Actually just bought some tupperwear which I will be using for my lunches and snacks for work.
Go Team New Moms!!!!!!! We can do this.

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1/5/14 4:55 P

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Hello I'm Amanda. I just had my first child October 15 of last year and want to loose the baby weight be we ttc later this year.

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1/2/14 4:19 A

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Hi all,

back--finally--after baby #2 who is now 19 months. Things have been crazy. I'm a college professor, and when my day is done at the college, I come home to what seems like my second job, meaning getting dinner on the table and tending to my two boys (ages 5 and 19 months). I'm depleted, and have found no consistent time to exercise and to take care of me. This has to change, however. I was on SP before I got pregnant with my first baby and it was great! I've never been in such great shape, nor felt so great! I'm looking forward to getting back to that.

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12/23/13 6:05 A

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Hi! I'm back on Spark People after a hiatus being pregnant. I had my 3rd child Sept. 23rd, a little boy. I also have an almost 13 year old girl and a 7 1/2 year old boy. A year ago, I had lost over 30 pounds using this site. I "only" gained 38 pounds during my pregnancy (being obese that was too much, I am 5'9) and have gotten back down to 230 with no problem, I just need to get back on my track to getting back down to 170 where I want to be (a size 8 for my height). Statistics say that as you get older (I'm almost 37) it gets harder, so I'm scared!! emoticon I am so glad to find a group like this with other Mommies who are going through the same things! :)

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12/19/13 11:31 P

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Hi, May. My name is Kristin. Welcome.
I am in the same boat as you. I work full time, and am going to school. My baby just turned 8 months. I was also healthy and average weight. I gained about 30-35 pounds. I lost 10 pounds after having the baby, and just now am I finally finding the energy to workout and eat healthy. What is working for me energy wise is eating healthy. At first the junk foods seemed to keep me fuller, but when I gave them up (for the most part) and focused on healthy foods (especially hummus), I found I stayed fuller longer and had more energy. Good luck, May, and remember to eat healthy. :)

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12/6/13 12:26 P

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Hi guys.
My name is May. I had a baby 3 months ago and want to lose this extra baby weight. I have a beautiful baby boy that I am in love with and that keeps me busy. I am currently going to school full time, working full time and I am a full time mom. Wow... I got tired just typing that.
Well, I am motivated and determined to lose this extra weight. When I got pregnant (on February) I was at a healthy and average weight. During my pregnancy I gained 40 pounds. After the baby I lost 10 pounds and now want to lose the extra 30 and a little more to get to my weight from a few years back.
Wish me luck.

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11/27/13 9:14 A

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Welcome Becky! I have a 10 wk old baby girl (tomorrow nov 28th). They sure keep us busy huh! lol

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11/19/13 11:11 P

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I'm Becky, I have a 7 almost 8 week old boy & a 5 year old boy. Marriage is going on 9 years. looking forward to getting back to pre-marriage weight.

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11/15/13 4:19 P

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Hi Natacha! I hope to stay active on here. I'm good about logging my food and exercise but I tend to neglect message boards sometimes. Feel free to give me a nudge if you don't see me around.

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11/13/13 5:06 P

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Hey Sarah! Welcome to the team!! We seem to be near each other goal wise, I'm at 200 right now and want to get to 150-160 so I have about 50 lbs to lose as well.

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11/13/13 8:51 A

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Hi! My name is Sarah and I had a little boy back in April. I gained 30lbs during pregnancy and I had lost all 30, but about 12 of it has creeped back on. Right now I'm at about 190 and my dream goal is 140, so I have 50lbs to lose. That goal is flexible depending on how I feel and how much muscle I build.

My main goal right now is to work on my eating because it has been out of control. I've been on SparkPeople before and had a lot of success so I'm hoping it will help again this time around. I'm a little afraid to really ramp up the exercise because I'm still nursing and worried about supply, but I do try to run a few times a week. I finally tracked all my food yesterday and I was horrified, so hopefully that is the kick in the pants I need!

My husband is deployed right now and is due back at the beginning of June, and my birthday is at the end of May. I'm trying to lose about 2lbs a week, so that would put me at my goal by my birthday and have me looking and feeling great for my husband's return!

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11/4/13 10:22 A

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Hey All! I'm Natacha, one of the new team leaders. I'm 30 yrs old, and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Sept 19th. I was overweight before getting pregnant, was part of Spark before pregnancy and was doing real well. I gained 18lbs during pregnancy, and have lost 25 lbs since birth. So I'm back at it again. I want out of the 200's once and for all!! My goal is to get to 165 lbs to start. I've never been a small girl so I think it's a realistic weight for me.. I hope to make some awesome spark friends during this journey!

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9/24/13 8:50 A

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Hi! My name is Elisha and I had my little boy on August 28th. I've always struggled with my weight and now that my whole world has changed I don't imagine that it is going to get easier. I had health complications toward the end of my pregnancy and I want to work on getting myself as healthy as possible to be the best mom, wife, and me that I can. Tomorrow I will hit 4 weeks post partum and my goal is to lose 40ish lbs in the next 9 months. That will get me to a BMI of 25 and my wedding weight. Ideailly, I'd aim for 15 more lbs after that, but I've always had a hard time maintaining the low 140's even on my 5'3" frame.

Looking forward to joining everyone on this journey!

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9/7/13 9:23 P

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I was finally starting to lose weight, and felt better physically than I had in a long time when I got pregnant. We had given up trying to get pregnant and were in the process of adoption. Well, just as I got down to 174 (finally "overweight" and not "obese" for my BMI) I stalled. Well, yay! I was preggo. I gained about 25 pounds, and all but 5 was in the third trimester.

Like another poster, I was down to 185 or so about three weeks after delivery, but that sugar craving that hit me in the third trimester continued. Once I started working on that my weight at least quit increasing.

Now I am working to get back down to 174, then I'll make a new goal. I am doing the Le-Vel 8-week challenge. I have Lupus, so I'm doing it more for pain management so I can keep working out effectively. I look forward to reading more from you all.

First Goal: Lose the baby weight!


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9/7/13 9:19 P

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I totally relate! I thought I was losing the weight so fast, but then I started to gain it back a couple of months after Baby was born. I didn't stop breastfeeding, so it might not have anything to do with that :-)

First Goal: Lose the baby weight!


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8/30/13 3:12 P

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Hi everyone! I just joined SP about 40 minutes ago. I was over weight when I got pregnant (at about 185 pounds) and then put on an additional 30-35 pounds. Within the first two weeks of having my baby, who is almost two months old already, I lost 25 pounds! But once I stopped breast feeding, the weight came back so quickly. I'm at 208 right now and very displeased with my body, but mostly I want to feel energized again. I'm doing what I can at home but I'm definitely lacking motivation, and it's so easy to wander into the kitchen and eat whatever is handy. I'm very excited to be getting back into a healthy lifestyle and I'm hoping that this site will be a great support system for me.

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8/18/13 7:32 A

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HI!! I've been on SP for 5 years now and had great success and lost about 50 pounds! But I did let the weight creep back on and before I knew it, I was preggo!! I got pregnant at 199lbs and gained 34lbs while pregnant. Now with a 24 day old, I am ready to drop some poundage. I already lost 26lbs just by doing nothing. But now I am ready to start tracking my food and getting my eating under control. And also I am ready to start walking. I already spoke to my doctor since I haven't had my post partum visit yet & he basically informed me if I feel up to it and take it easy that walking is not going to kill me lol I am hoping to meet some new friends in this team considering I am a first time mom.

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8/13/13 6:41 P

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Hi everyone!
My name is Ashley, and I'm the mother to a beautiful 8 month old boy, Jonathan..It's been a struggle trying to get myself to start a diet and exercise plan,but I'm ready to hit it strong now!

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8/10/13 6:53 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon RTICK1

Welcome!! and Congrats on having a beautiful baby boy! I hope you find this group and the people helpful in your weightloss efforts.

BJOHNSON1351

Welcome!! Your stats and story sound exactly like mine! I hope you find this ground and the people helpful!!

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Alecia

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Nothing looks as good as healthy feels!


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8/9/13 11:27 P

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Hello,

I'm Brandy and I gave birth to our first child almost 6 weeks ago. I've got my appointment on Tuesday and am hoping to be cleared for excercising at that point. I gained almost 60 pounds during my pregnancy and wasn't at a good weight to begin with. I'm hoping that with the help of this site and my Fitbit, I will be able to get down to a healthy, comfortable, weight.

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8/7/13 11:47 A

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Hi everyone! Im Becca. I just gave birth to my son Brendan on May 7th. He was 6 weeks early but has been doing great. During my pregnancy I gained 40 pounds, but was already heavier than I wanted to be at the beginning. Im ready to make some lifestyle changes and lose some weight!




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8/1/13 4:49 A

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emoticon New Members! I can not wait to see all of your progressions to a new you! emoticon

Alecia

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Nothing looks as good as healthy feels!


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7/30/13 3:54 P

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Hi everyone! I'm Tonya. I just gave birth to my third child on May 23rd. He is very demanding, but very worth it! I have never been thin. I have battled with weight all my life, but now that I am in my 30's I have decided that I need to start doing something about it. I will say that I was the excuse maker. I read an article on here recently that described me perfectly. I let "lazy" win. I am the person who makes allowances for myself for any reason. When I got pregnant I was 213 lbs. By far, the largest I have ever been. During the pregnancy I lost weight (I know its weird, but I did it with every pregnancy...go figure). After giving birth I was at 190 lbs. Now that I am recovered from my c-section, I am motivated to work out. I have been working out every day for the past week and tracking my food. I have made it down to 185 lbs and am hoping to keep on track to losing 2-5 lbs a week at first. So glad to have this website and forum to help me stay motivated!

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Hi I'm Nikki. I just had a baby boy 5/24/13 who is the love of my life. I got up to 197 while pre go but I'm bck down to 144 and I wanna keep losing. Still not working out due to c section but looking for any tips and support

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5/26/13 10:32 A

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Hello everyone. I hope I am posting correctly to this topic. My name is Kristin. I just had a baby on April 13, 2013. I have taken it easy for the 6 weeks after delivery. I was 174 when I gave birth and now I am 160.4. I think it is decent weight loss. I am trying to make my first goal of getting into the healthy weight range for my height, which is 145 pounds. Before the pregnancy I was 135 pounds and I loved it (so that is my ultimate end goal). I joined this spark team page to get support and to support others. I go back to work tomorrow and I am also in school, so life will be rather hectic. I am also breastfeeding for as long as I can, so I won't be able to lose the weight fast. Progress will be progress though. Good luck everyone.

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Good morning everyone, My name is Dana and I just had a baby boy 1/10/13 and gained a whopping 50lbs with this pregnancy. I have been up and down with my weight all my life. I know from my last pregnancy that I had a hard time losing weight while breastfeeding however, I am still going to try. I try to exercise as much as possible, right now being the most difficult due to the fact I returned to work for the Month of April and will not be able to hit the gym during the week only on the weekends. I am looking for support as I know it is tough.

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3/19/13 2:49 P

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Hello all,
I am the mom of a beautiful baby girl 6 months old now. I had some weight to loose before and was on spark 2 years ago. Got deployed and lost a little bit and then had that oh so talked about post deployment baby. So I am back where I started 2 years ago 193lbs. Looking forward to 155 and to all the post of inspiration. emoticon

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Good for you! We have a lot of common goals and reasons for wanting to lose weight....check out my spark page and add me as a friend if you want! You can do this!!!

Jeets :)
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2/23/13 3:37 P

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Hi everyone!

I'm Sarah, I have a beautiful little girl who was born Oct. 3rd. I can't believe she's coming up on 5 months already! I was planning on having a totally natural birth, but after being in labor for over 48 hours, I had an epidural and then we needed a c-section because she didn't fit through my pelvis. It took a little while to recover, I had a few setbacks but my daughter has been happy and healthy from day 1! I'm on maternity leave but I"m also a nurse.
I still have most of the baby weight to lose and then some. I haven't been at a healthy weight in about 8 years...Now, I've been eating healthy and walking for an hour or more for the past 5 days. I just need some help to keep going with it and hopefully get down to my goal of 140 by the end of the year. I want to be healthy for my daughter!
Good luck to everyone and nice to "meet" you guys on here :)

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Hello to all you other moms that are in the same boat! emoticon

I'm Rena! I have a 13month old. I have yet to lose the baby weight though. I was 170 when I first got pregnant and I was not happy... so sitting at 190, I'm really not happy with my weight. I have never been skinny. I am ready to make a life style change! I would love to be down to 135lbs by my Bday in September.

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1/11/13 6:33 P

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Hi I'm Sarah, I had a beautiful baby boy in Oct, via c-section. I'm finding it hard to get back to exercising after taking it easy for 6 weeks. I am excited to join the group and hear everyones journeys! I have a long way to go, but I'm staying postive :)

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12/29/12 10:18 P

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I'm 28 and just had our baby boy on November 6 and couldn't be happier :) I went from 210 to 140 between 2004 and 2008 but had a back injury and gradually gained 35 pounds by the time I got pregnant last February and then gained 64 pounds with the baby...eeek!! I've lost 32 pounds so far but am breastfeeding and even though I don't even eat 1800 calories a day like the doctor says my body's clinging to the weight and I'm having trouble taking any more off...I've been stuck at the same weight for a few weeks now. So now that he's almost 8 weeks old I've started working out again and am hoping that will jump start some more weight loss...I would like to lose two pounds a week to get down to 150 by my birthday on July 12 emoticon

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HI!I am a 29 year old new mom to my beautiful 9 month old girl! I have been up and down in my weight my entire life...however, I managed to get down to a happy, healthy weight of 138 for my wedding 3 and a half years ago. However, immediately after my wedding we moved up North and I gradually packed on 70lbs total, 30 of that I put on during pregnancy but the other 40 was all me! I am motivated to get it back off and get healthy again! I would like to get to 170 as my first goal and go from there. Looking forward to getting to know you all!!! :)

Jeets :)
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My name is Stephanie, I am 21 and just had my baby boy Oct. 19th. Before I got pregnant I was at a healthy weight for my height 155 (I am 5'10) and unfortunately ate like crazy and gained 45 pounds! I am now at 177 and want to get down to 150. I am working out again and eating healthy meals. I want to prove that just because you are a mom doesn't mean you can't be fit and look good!

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I am eager to lose the extra pounds after having my beautiful daughter. I need support to get started and keep going. The day goes by fast and I fall apart. Thank you for having such a message board.

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I went and liked your post! Hopefully that helps.

Kudos to you for being so awesome! Congratulations on losing the baby weight and then some! If you need some help or support, please let us know and we would be happy to get you going.

I love to run too! I am just starting back. I have an awesome jogging stroller but it isn't getting the workout that it should so I am excited to start using it again and working out hard with it.

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
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Hello! I'm a first time mom to a lovely (nearly) 9 month old boy. I've been lucky enough to lose the baby weight, plus a little bit but I had some weight to lose pre-prenancy and, let's be serious, things don't look the same anymore :) I've just started running again and am super excited to keep that going because it's so nice to have that time to myself.

I've also decided I'm going to train up to run a long distance relay in April - the Palmetto 200. I'm trying to win 50% off my team's registration. Anyone want to help a fellow new mom out? All you have to do is like my post: http://tinyurl.com/bsyoof6. Saving money AND running! That would be pretty awesome :)

Good luck, all!

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10/19/12 12:48 P

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Welcome! Congratulations on your new little boy. They are so much fun. I look forward to getting to know you and encouraging you on your journey!

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash


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I gave birth to my son six weeks ago. I have about 20lbs to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, and 45lbs to my goal weight.I'm about to go back to work part time. I always start off strong when I try to lose weight, but I could definitely use help staying focused and motivated as time goes on. I look forward to getting to know more mommies!

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Hi new moms,

I am a first time mom, gave birth to a beautiful girl baby at my 33 years of age. I work full-time. My mom takes care of my baby while I am at work, without which I cannot think about working. She is 6.5 months now and I still have about 10 pounds to lose. Most of my weight is around my waist, tummy and thighs which are too stubborn to be released. I lost few pounds around 5-6 months while I was feeding her full-time, but now that she started slowly on solids, I am beginning to gain some every week, which I am really worried about. I need all the support in the world that I can get. Looking forward to be active and shed those 10 pounds in the next 3 months.

Good luck to everyone on your healthy lifestyle journey!

"If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it." -- Anthony J. D'Angelo


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I am 40 and 6 weeks ago I gave birth to my 6th child, a sweet precious girl. I have a 21 year old, a 19 year old, a 15 year old, a 12 year old, an 8 year old and a 6 week old, all girls except for the 8 year old, he's my little man. I am a stay at home mom and I am ready to lose the weight, from baby and before. Looking for support and friends. =)


NOTHING tastes as good as thin feels!!!

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Hi I am Erica..FTM gave birth to my beautiful daughter Nora about 3 months ago...taking leave from my job and need to lose the weight. Having a hard time balancing mommyhood with healthy eating...looking for tips and tricks!

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Hello! I gave birth to my delicious baby girl three weeks ago and am ready to get my body back! I am anxious to begin exercising and making healthier choices but I also want to set realistic goals for myself. Though I realize that it may take a full year to be back to where I was, I'd like to see significant progress by the new year. I gained 30ish pounds and amazingly half of it seems to have come off just with breast feeding but it is time to TONE UP!

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My name is Kindrah. I have a 5 month old son, whom I'm hopelessly in love with. I'm happily married. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom/wife. I'm also a nurse. I was on bed rest the last 5 months of my pregnancy. I had to have cerclage at 20 weeks and I also had pre-eclampsia. I'm still having blood pressure problems. In October 2010 I went into pre-term labor with my first son at 25 weeks. He was born weighing only 1 pound 12 ounces and 14" long. He had severe congenital heart defects and lungs that were just too weak. He died after 10 precious hours. I turned to food for comfort and to manage my grief after the loss of my first sweet baby. My second pregnancy was very stressful and I actually lost too much weight so I was told to double my calories. When I delivered in February I was under my pre-pregnancy weight but still very much overweight. So now I am struggling to get back to a healthy weight so I don't stroke out or have a heart attack. This website is really helping me be accountable so far. My husband is very supportive as well. So....here's me!

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My name is Chelsea and I'm 21. My little girl, Sophie, will be 5 weeks on friday. I know I'm not suppose to, but i've been workin out everyday since she was two days old and unfortunately I have only lost 6 pounds. I'll have to lose another 45 just to get back to pre-pregnancy weight but I'm gonna work to lose another 55 pounds instead if I possibly can. I was on bedrest for 4 months though so my body is still getting used to physical activity again.

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Hi I'm Betsy. I'm 24 year old and engaged to amazing man. I just gave birth to my 3rd little girl June 15th. My other two girls are 2 1/2 and the other is turning 1 in July. I'm really hoping to gte back the my pre-pregnancy weight before my 2 1/2 year old. It will be a long journey of losing 40 + lbs but I'm hoping with tips and support from this group of getting there.

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6/11/12 10:53 P

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My name is Lesley and I am a 30 year old new mom to a 3 1/5 mo baby boy. So far I have lost 25 lbs which came off very easy however I have another 20lbs and then some to lose (which is turning out to be harder to lose! ). I have a hard time working up the energy to exercise and during the day I don't have time to cook good meals. I am joining this group for support and good ideas on how to manage my day and improve my health. Now that I have a baby I want to be healthy and active, I want to set a good example for my son.

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Hi Jennifer, I am also 36 and have a 2 year old boy and a 2 week old baby girl. It's nice to find someone on here the same age - we can do this!!

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Hi my name is Jenny and I have a 2 year old little boy and a 2 week old little girl. I have lost 20 pounds since arriving home from the hospital (I contribute that to water weight) and am determined to lose 30 more pounds by October 1st. I would like to then lose another 10 before the end of the year! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Jennifer and am 36 years old and just had a baby boy seven weeks ago. I'm ready to get back into exercising and being healthy. I want to be able to play and run with my little boy. I gained 50 pounds due to a surgery before I became pregnant and was just getting mobile again when I got pregnant then I gained 60 pounds during pregnancy. So far I have lost 36 pounds. I feel better about getting up and exercising again. I just don't know how to fit it in with the baby, household chores and I start back to work in about two months. I also have a battle with my husband who loves to eat and doesn't watch portions and is always buying or baking sweets etc.that are hard to resist. He needs to lose weight but just isn't ready yet.

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Hi!! My name is Sarah, I am 28 and first time mom to a beautiful 5 week old baby girl!! I was in decent shape before I got pregnant, but once I found out I was pregnant I threw all my healthy habits out the window and gained a whopping 60 lbs!! I have already lost 30 of that, hoping I can stay on track and lose the other 30 and plus some :)

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My name is Chelsea. I have a four year old girl, Reilly Olivia. I just gave her a baby brother, Rohm (pronounce Rome) Fredrich, one month ago via c-section. Thanks to the c-section I'm just now getting back into exercise, although a bit modified to prevent hernia. In the last four weeks, I've dropped 20 pounds, putting me back at my pre pregnancy weight. Now I want to lost forty more.

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3/19/12 10:40 A

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Hi! I'm Bayli and I had my first baby, a little girl named Josie, Dec. 23rd, 2011. She was exactly 3 weeks early and was a very healthy, full-term baby at 7lbs. 6 oz.! She was the best Christmas present I could have ever hoped for! She's now 12 weeks old (where has the time gone?!?!?!) and I went back to work at 10 weeks. I gained about 40 pounds during my pregnancy, 25 of which melted away between having her and breastfeeding, but after some very difficult and challenging weeks breastfeeding, I decided spending time with my little girl was more important that giving her breast milk so we went to formula. It was the best decision I could have ever made, but needless to say, the pregnancy pounds stopped melting away then! So here I am, wanting to lose the last ~12-15 pounds of baby weight, plus the extra 20 pounds I put on before I got pregnant. To make things more complicated I have a bad knee that limits a lot of what I can do and I have to wear a pretty sturdy knee brace if I'm doing anything that requires twisting at the knees. I have an elliptical and Zumba. My hardest problem to overcome is just finding the time to workout, between working full time again, and spending every moment I can with my baby and get enough rest to function the next day. I'm hoping getting back on Spark and joining this group will help me to get and stay motivated!

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3/7/12 7:54 P

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Hi! I'm Leslie.
I'm not trying lose the baby weight yet - because I'm still pregnant! I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant with twin boys {how did THAT happen?!}.
I had lost 20 pounds on SP last year and then got pregnant. I QUICKLY dropped all the great things I was doing and eating and have gained 40 pounds {which is good for twins...}.

The hardest part of starting again after babies is that I will be starting over with my habits. I must admit I have enjoyed eating {whatever I want!} but I can't keep doing that.

My first step is that I'm tracking my calories simply so I can get back into the habit of doing it. I'm NOT decreasing calories at this point.

I'm looking forward to reading through al of your thoughts, suggestions and struggles.

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Hi, I'm Shannah. I had my beautiful baby girl on December 1, 2011. The first 20 lbs of baby weight seemed to melt right off, but this last 11 lbs is stuck on like crazy glue! My short-term goal is to lose those 11 lbs, and by the end of the year I'd like to lose another 20 lbs to get back to my wedding weight. I've been doing "dance off the inches" DVDs 4 times per week, and now I'm adding a couple Jillian Michaels videos to the rotation. Also, my maternity leave is ending and I'll be returning to work next week. At that point i'll be able to to go to the gym on my lunch break and/or do group classes after work a couple times a week. I am hopeful that with the support of this group I'll be able to lose the rest of my baby weight and get back to healthy habits to model for my daughter.

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Hello Everyone! I just had a baby girl via csection in Dec and I also have a 3 year old son. I hope to find a balance so that I can lose all this weight I gained while pregnant. I have roughly a little over 50 lbs to lose and I workout 5 days a week for an hour but really need to clean up my eating. The problem is finding quick, healthy and tasty recipes to prepare I don't have much time and once I get back into routine I know the weight will melt off hopefully in time for our cruise this summer! I wish everyone well with their own goals.

"Now that our family is complete I want to lose this extra weight to set the example or my children on how to live a healthy lifestyle."

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Hi everyone! I'm a new mom of a beautiful little boy named Liam! He was born Dec 1, 2011...he's just over 11 weeks now. Right now I'm 12 lbs heavier than I was when I got pregnant. I have a goal of losing 50 lbs. My husband and I are planning a trip this summer and I'd like to feel lighter and healthier by then. I really want to be under 200 lbs more than anything and right now I'm 246. I hate being this big. I want to be able to chase my lil guy around once he starts walking. I don't want to be an overweight mom who just can't keep up. Although a big part of wanting to lose weight is so I myself feel better, another big part is for him. I want to be the best mom I can be and I want to be a good example for him. So here goes...I look forward to getting to know the team =)

"Ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night like the 4th of July. Baby ur a firework! C'mon let ur colors burst! ~Katy Perry


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my little boy is 16 months and i am way over due to loose this weight. i have lost about 7-8 pounds but i have a lot to go. good luck to everyone

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Hey Everyone,
I just had a baby girl (Shelby) 7 weeks ago (born on Christmas day at that). She is my third (and last) child. I'm also a mother to identical twin boys who will be 2 in May. No it was not planned. My boys were born 3 months premature. Xander faired very well but Jacob has been plagued with some issue. We have had a very crazy couple of years and I never lost the baby weight from my first pregnancy. I was fortunate enough to only gain 15 lbs when pregnant with Shelby. I've already lost that and some with the great metabolism booster of breast feeding. Unfortunately I've had a low milk supply and have since stopped. So now I really need to get my butt in gear to lose this weight. My current challenge is finding time between taking care of Shelby and running after the boys to do it.

Never frown, cause you never know who could be falling in love with your smile:)
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Hello Mommies!
My name is Melody, I'm 30 and I just had my first baby. I love my beautiful baby girl with all of my heart. I'm a stay at home mommy and just started taking a break to go the gym for an hour :) I usually attend Zumba or Cardio Kickboxing. I'm determined to remove all the weight I gained before and during pregnancy. I'm new to SP and I love it! Please feel free to add me or message me. Looking for to sharing some AMAZING results as well as seeing yours.
Let's do this!
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Hello, I'm Erika. I have a fabulous six-month old son, and I was overweight before I got pregnant. I'm turning 40 this year in November, and hope to get nice and svelt by then. Would love to be co-cheerleaders with other moms in the same boat and help motivate eachother! Feel free to drop me a note!

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I'm Barbara, I have weighed 145 lbs since my son was 6 weeks old. He's 16 months now. Ouch.
Here to lose it and keep it off (until baby #3 comes along!)

Slow and steady wins the race.


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My name is Christina, and I'm turning 27 today.... and celebrating my first daughter's 4 week birthday. Gained a ton of weight during this pregnancy, and still have 50lbs to loose. Yikes!

Ready to loose the baby weight!


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Hi,my name is Miranda and I have 2 daughters, a 3 1/2 yr old and 12 mo. I love being a mommy but I do not love the way I look. I never lost the last 15 pounds from my first pregnancy and have another15 left from the 2nd pregnancy. I am trying to get motivated to make healthier choices and become more active to be a good example for my daughters.

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Hello - My name is Christina, 31, and I live in Santa Fe, NM. I had previously had some "luck" losing weight with Spark (lost about 30 lbs) but took sometime off when I was pregnant and after my baby was born. He is now almost 16 months and I have finally motivated myself enough to log back in and start the journey again. I work full time and go to school part time. I eventually want to lose about 150 lbs but plan to have small goals to get there

~Christina~

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison
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At 42, I'm hardly a "young", new mommy. I have three kids now, 15, 12, and *surprise!* 2 months! So, I'm starting this roller coaster ride all over again. Surprisingly, most of my baby weight fell off within three weeks of delivery this time around, but I have that blubbery tummy thing going on and generally lost all of my pre-baby muscle mass. I'm eager to get back on the exercise wagon, but my baby isn't on a dependable schedule yet. We take walks and I practice yoga at home. Now, I just need to get to the gym. All in due time. I've learned that exercise is a life long endeavor and just because I fell off the wagon, doesn't mean it's the end of the world. With a food and exercise journal, I know that by the summer, I won't be so self-conscience about wearing shorts and taking the kids to the pool. I'll keep telling myself to eat right, do a little something active everyday, and not stress out when I make a poor food choice or don't get off the couch. I aim to be the fit mom I was at 30! Here we go!

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Hi my name is Krista. I have yo-yoed with my weight growing up. I'm 25 years old and now a mommy to a beautiful 5 month old daughter. I grew up in Minnesota until i was 18 I moved to Florida (2004). I was 294 when stepped on a scale shortly after i moved here. I started dieting with slim fast and swimming 30 laps in my pool everyday feb. 2005. Then i met my first boyfriend and father of my baby july of 2005 and i was 240 lbs. shortly later i became anorexic and stopped eating completely and dropped to 225 by nov of 2005 when i started dating him. he got me to eat again and sadly i went to 235 when we broke up dec of 2007. I stopped eating again from depression and went down to 205 by april 2008 when we got back together. which i gained yet again to 225 by feb of 09. We split yet again and guess what I stopped eating again and i dropped to 155 by august 09. We got back together march of 10 and when i found out i was pregnant i was 186 dec 10. I left him in march but this time i kept eating. i ended up on somewhat of a bed rest in june due to contractions. I wasn't due til august 10th. I weighed 229 when i had my daughter. I breastfed her for a month and dropped to 209. I got used to eating more calories and then the holidays came and I ended up weighing 236 by christmas. I really want to be back down to 155 again then next summer have surgery on my legs to removed the extra skin that i have. when I was that skinny before it hurt to walk because the skin would toss as i took a step. I want to lose 10 lbs a month. everyone says its not safe but I've done it before just this time i want to do it the healthy way.

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wow are we twins I also have a 3 1/2 month old baby girl, and had lost some weight before getting pregnant with her but have always struggled with my weight. I'm breastfeeding and I am so hungry all the time and I am stuck at 194 pounds. Lost about 15 right when she was born and since then the scale hasn't budged at all!!

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SASSY1984 Posts: 10
12/30/11 9:55 A

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Hello Everyone,
I am a mother of three, recently gave birth to my 6 week old daughter on 11/17/11!! I love being a mommy but do NOT LOVE the way I look. Pre-pregnancy i was 145, got up to 195 while pregnant and am down to 165. I am hoping to be able to get back down to 145 and am having a difficult time motivating myself to eat right and exercise.

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12/28/11 12:12 P

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Hi, I am a new mom to a 3.5 month old baby girl. I was about 10 lbs away from my goal weight before I got pregnant and an avid runner. Since she was born I have been eating everything in sight and have not found the time to run much. I am hoping recommitting to Sparkpeople will help get me motivated. It has worked great for me before!

Edited by: ERICAJB88 at: 12/28/2011 (12:16)
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JCERERO Posts: 21
12/15/11 12:48 P

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I have been a member since 2009 - I lost about 20 lbs but then I got pregnant, my daughter is 18 months and I'm at the weight I was before I lost the weight :( I'm trying to get back into exercising and eating healthier, however it seems like it's a bit harder this time around since I don't have much time. However what I have decided to do, is to take two 10 minute breaks during work, and climb the stairs in my building. I hope I can keep motivated and lose the weight before planning on with my 2nd pregnancy.

Joey :)


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MISSWUN's Photo MISSWUN SparkPoints: (3,504)
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12/10/11 3:14 P

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Down two pounds!
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CW 166

If I can do it so can you! Let's go mommies! :)

Edited by: MISSWUN at: 12/10/2011 (15:18)
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12/4/11 6:30 P

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Hello fellow mommies!

I am a mother to a handsome 19 month old boy and a 5 month old baby girl(yea I know they are really close!) lol so of course I didn't have much time to get back to my original weight before becoming prego. Once again! I was 130 before my first 172 when I had him and got down to 160 then back up to 168. With my daughter I got up to 195 and now am back to 168! My ideal weight is 140 so just 28 more to go! Come on mommies we can all reach our goal! :)

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10/16/11 6:25 A

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Hi Everyone, I am a proud first time mom to a nearly 17 month old son. I am having a hard time finding a way of squeezing in exercise while working full time and need all the motivation I can get, as I am quickly gaining back all the pounds lost while breastfeeding, now that my son is weaned.
Katy

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10/14/11 12:16 P

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Hello Everyone...
My name is Kalee, im 30 years old and i have a wonderful little boy who is 7 weeks old! I clocked in at 149 when I found out I was pregnant. I gained 34 pounds throught pregnancy. 7 weeks later, I have lost about 28 pounds. I have 6 pounds to go to get down to pre-prego weight. My ultimate goal is to get down to the weight I was when i was married - 125lbs.

I am back to work now, and having trouble every morning finding an outfit that fits. I think my hips must have gotten wider b/c pants are a struggle. I had to break down and buy 2 new pairs of jeans (but that only covers 2 out of 5 days) so the other 3 days I try to squeeze into my old jeans but they are tight, and sitting a desk all day gets quite uncomfortable, not to mention the roll that pops over the top.

If you have any words of motivation to keep me going, please feel free to stop by my page to keep me going!!! emoticon

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10/13/11 12:56 P

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Hello Everyone!!! I am a first time mommy here! I have a beautiful 3 month old son! I was 10 pounds away from my goal weight before i became pregnant. i gained exactly 30 pounds with him and left the hospital down 25! but being home and out of work for the past three months i have managed to gain most of it back!! i am currently 160 and would like to be at my goal of 140 by his first birthday!!!! I have PCOS which made it very difficult in the first place to concieve him so i am truly blessed for that. And as some of you may or may not know it is very hard to loose weight with this. I am currently taking medication to manage it and that is what helped me loose 30 pounds before him. I don't want to rely solely on the medication, i want to change my whole health lifestyle!

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