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10/8/09 9:43 P

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Ah yes, the dreaded weather changes. It has something to do with the barometric pressure, I think.

Take care.

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10/8/09 7:51 P

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Most of the time with my migraines it's due to my allergies and changes in the weather. Right now our weather is humid and rain coming in and yes the head is pounding. I drink the sodas to keep from having to go back on topamax for them. My mother used to get them severely and I do the same. I have had them now for 7 yrs so I am learning how to deal with them.

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10/8/09 6:44 P

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That's wonderful, Jane! Good for you! I know firsthand the pull of the soda can - I too have reduced my intake drastically. Some good suggestions there for Cherly.

Do you have a lot of MSG, Cherly? That is often the culprit in my migraines. I found out it's in all sorts of food like canned soup, potato chips, sauces, mixes, etc.

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10/5/09 11:03 A

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Just wanted to comment on the migraines and soda. These are likely related.

I had fierce migraines in my late 20s and 30s, related to poor eating, poor sleeping, and too much caffeine. (I do not drink coffee or much tea.)

I would strongly encourage you to gradually wean yourself from the sodas and replace them with water (or low cal flavored water). Try to reduce your soda intake by one serving/week. By gradually bringing it down, you will gradually wean yourself from the sugar and caffeine 'highs'.

I was able to go from drinking one to two cans of soda a day to about 2 per week. And I have gone a few weeks without any soda. It has taken me a long time to get to this point, but it is so worth the effort.

Between reducing the soda and establishing other healthy habits, I've reduced my migraines considerably. I used to lose 2-3 days/month due to severe headache. That's down to 2-3days/year. emoticon

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10/4/09 8:40 P

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So do I Sam and I also need to stop sodas as well. I have been having some major migraines so I have been drinking them for that but hard to get back off of it. It's so hard to track anymore with dealing with all three kids so let's get started together.

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10/4/09 8:23 P

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Cherly,

I too need to get back on the band wagon (I have a lapband that I am not using as the tool it was meant to be.) I don't have the excuse of having just given birth either.

Maybe we can help each other. First I need to start tracking my food again.

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10/3/09 8:01 P

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I know I always enjoy that tangy, slightly sour taste, too, Cherly!

Those were great tips, Jane!

All the best to you, Cherly. I'll be thinking about and praying for you, my dear.

cj

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10/2/09 2:32 P

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Thanks and yes she is a cutie but I think I am a little biased. LOL I do try to keep up my sleeping but sometimes have a hard time falling asleep and it seems like migraines have come back with a vengenance as well. Thanks so much for all the good tips and I will definitely put them to use. I am having a hard time getting back into the water thing but have been drinking lemonade which I know is not the best for me but craving it for some reason.

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10/2/09 2:18 P

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HI Cheryl:

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter!!

I hear you. It is sooo hard to lose the baby weight, esp. if it's been some time since you've had a baby. I also have three kids, all widely spaced. My oldest two are four years apart and and my middle and youngest are six years apart. It took a year to get rid of the weight with baby #1, six months with baby #2, and I've still got four pounds to go from the youngest, and he'll be nine next week!!

So, the first thing I'd do is cut yourself some slack. You're working hard and that is likely to continue.

Doing the basics and getting some sleep are the other things to do. I napped with the baby until he was almost 2 years old, simply because I was not sleeping well at night. (Remember sleep is essential to weight loss!)

Drinking water and eating as well as you can are key. If you are in the habit of finishing your child's food, that would be a good habit to eliminate now. (I only did this with child #3 and it made a difference!)

Perhaps some of these tips will help you:

1. Keep two pitchers of water in the fridge. One is yours, the other is for the rest of the family. Label yours "MOM's." Drink from that pitcher all day and you'll likely get in at least 8 cups of water a day.

2. Similarly, keep full water bottles in the fridge so you can grab one or two whenever you leave the house. These stand nicely in the diaper bag ;-)

3. Carry healthy snacks (pretzels, crackers, apples, raw veggies) whenever leaving the house to avoid drive-thru pitfalls.

4. Have easy to eat healthy food available for everyone, you included. Things like cheese chunks or slices, the water bottles, fresh fruit and veggies that the older children can rinse off and bring to you or help themselves to. This wards off super hunger.

5. If you are nursing, drink water whenever you sit down to feed the baby (and you should be sitting or lying down to feed the baby!).

6. Eat every 3 hours esp. if you are nursing.

Exercise will come. Walk as much as you (perhaps to drop off and pick up the older children from school?). Do some light stretching or post-natal yoga. Consider getting those exercise DVDs that are divided into 10 and 20 minute segments. I really like the easy walks from Leslie Sansone. The easy mile is 20 minutes and the 2 mile is 30 minutes. These can be done in front of the television regardless of weather conditions and with your darling daughter in a front pack/carrier.

Good luck and best wishes.

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10/2/09 8:46 A

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I so desperately need help in the motivation department to help me with weight loss. I stay so tired keeping with the little one or I am having to help with homework with the kids that I am struggling to find time. I want to get back to under 200 and have about 20 to go but really struggling to get there. Need some buddys for help and motivation so is anyone available to help.

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