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FABULOUSMUM's Photo FABULOUSMUM Posts: 21
3/8/10 5:08 P

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Thanks a lot Arleymarie! It does help. I'll also visit babyfit.com

Thanks!!

God's made us beautiful, lets cultivate that garden well - stay fit, stay healthy, stay beautiful


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3/5/10 12:04 A

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fabulousmum-- I think Sp doesn't take nursing moms' calorie needs because they have another website called babyfit.com which is for pregnant and breastfeeding women. I prefer this site, so I went in and manually changed my calorie goals to 1800-2000, more than the recommended 1300-1600 SP originally suggested for me.

So I guess my suggestion for you is go to your start page and go to the "my goals" box and change your calorie goal to about 500 more than the suggestion.

Hope that helps!!

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FABULOUSMUM's Photo FABULOUSMUM Posts: 21
3/4/10 10:42 P

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I just started out counting calories 2 weeks ago and I've lost weight. I haven't checked to see how much pounds exactly - I'll check my weight monthly (for now) but my measurements have reduced by 1-3.5 inches! Great! This really works. What have I been doing? Counting calories (with a passion). Measuring my food to stay within my calories recommended. I have also been drinking loads of water - I drink up to 12 8oz glasses on some days but nothing less than 8 glasses. And then I have been exercising on the elliptical. However, my exercise routine has not bene as religiious as my counting calories and recording foods eaten daily.

I am shedding but I am also concerned about the amount of calories I should consume as I feel dizzy sometimes. I now know I should consume 500 more. But why does sp not consider bf moms in calculating calories?

Edited by: FABULOUSMUM at: 3/4/2010 (23:22)
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12/9/08 11:18 A

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awww mama! mini goals really help me. Then, I always give myself a reward.. it gives me something to focus on instead of food!

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12/9/08 7:30 A

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I know there's no secrets. Exercise and eating in moderation, staying within your calorie range... I just can't do it!!! Okay, I know I can, but I'm struggling. I wish I didn't like food so much!

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Hey, I am too!!! emoticon

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12/8/08 11:58 P

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Hi guys. I CAN'T answer this one! I'm still trying to figure out the mystery. I'll be sitting on the sidelines this time and reading EVERY answer for advice. Thanks in advance!

Going back where I came from...

DONE!
Done feeling fat...
Done thinking fat...
Done being fat...
Done WISHING I wasn't fat!
Done THINKING others THINK I'm fat!


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MERRYCAKES's Photo MERRYCAKES Posts: 523
12/8/08 4:04 P

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Planning!

For me, it's crucial to have good, healthy food on hand because I get ravenous - nursing gives me an enormous appetite. I need to arrange meals and snacks ahead of time, so that even when things are crazy, I have the right options (e.g, fruit and veggies rather than Doritos and M&Ms).

The second one is tracking. I'm still working on getting the calorie/exercise balance right.

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12/8/08 11:05 A

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Mine was getting the right calori / exercise balance. I had to experiement. I actually needed to eat more calories. And as a PP stated I ate whole grains, fruits, and veggies to get those extra calories. I treat myself too, occasionally. I also needed to get a little bit more exercise in. All in all it came down to eating enough to produce milk and exercising enough to lose weight.

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12/8/08 10:55 A

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I would have to say using the food tracker, measuring and being aware of portion size. I am hoping to get a food scale for Christmas!

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12/8/08 10:53 A

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I soo agree B1ONDIE420!! Thanks for sharing that!

LILLEBI.. I completely understand.. that is why I decided to do this one, to help those that are stuck!

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12/8/08 10:35 A

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Mine has been focusing on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein. I only allow myself "treats" after I get my requirements.





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12/8/08 9:43 A

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I can't wait to see the answers.

Sorry no advice here. I'm stuck.



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12/8/08 9:39 A

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Mine would be, writing everything I eat down! I was slowly losing before I re-joined SP. But since I re-joined, and started writing everything down, I have lost 8 pounds in the past 35 days! This is working for me!

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12/8/08 9:36 A

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Sorry I am a lil late, here.. rough night!
This will be more of a "share" than a question!
Share with us, one tip that has helped you with your weight-loss while Bfing!

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