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I had my daughter in October, and I've had pretty good luck losing the weight, but everything is in a different place! It's frustrating!
I'm finally starting to see progress again, and I think it's all about the jogging stroller. It was my one big splurge, and it was SO worth it!
I pack her in there with some toys to keep her busy, and off we go. If you plan your walks around naptime, you can go for longer without worrying about the baby being upset or bored. And actually twice just last weekend, I found myself out for even longer walks because she'd fallen asleep toward the end and I didn't want to wake her up!
There are also great groups to work-out with other moms, which could be a great resource for you. I remember that feeling of isolation when I was home alone all winter, and I'm still kicking myself for not getting out more.
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I had my baby last August and actually lost weight with pregnancy. Now I'm above my prepregnancy weight. I think it was all that snacking while breastfeeding and now I still snack even though I don't breastfeed, lol. I think I lost weight during pregnancy because I was so conscious of what I was putting in my mouth that was going to the baby. I'm trying to follow that same thought process now. I would never give my 9 month old a candy bar in the womb or even now - so why do that to my own body?!Best of luck, you can do it!
Edited by: EHLOCKE2 at: 5/28/2010 (23:35)
I had my baby in November with all this vigor to lose weight, we have a wedding in three weeks and I have not lost a pound! I am not lazy but just have food issues and she is still up a lot during the night (every time she is up, I always pop something into my mouth) so when she naps I spend my time either cleaning or relaxing on the couch. We are doing a bunch of classes (music, mommy & me at Isis) and I do walk with her but it isn't exactly vigorous, I have met a lot of new moms in the city but most of them are going back to work. So I will lose my support group soon. Just looking for some support!