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May 8, 2011 - Yup, so it's been two years since I updated this. I now have another baby, a beautiful boy born Jan 25. Time to lose the baby weight again! I never lost the last 5 pounds I had gained with my daughter so my goal is to lose what I had gained from both pregnancies. It is going much easier this time, probably because chasing a toddler is a workout! I am about 12 pounds from my goal.

April 17 - So Amber was born on March 7 and it's been nearly 6 weeks. My highest weight while I was pregnant was 180 and now I'm about 150. Most of that weight loss is baby (obviously), other tissue/fluid associated with the baby, plus LOTS of water weight - yes I am happy to get my ankles back! I think I've lost maybe 10 lbs of fat after my weight stabilized after the birth. I attribute that to nursing because I have not exercised except for a little walking and housework and haven't changed my diet (I may be eating less but it wasn't a conscious choice). I will go for my doc appointment on April 22 and hopefully he'll clear me to start working out again!

Nov 4 - Well needless to say, I've been cleared to work out for a while now. I got a membership at the YMCA since the gym on base does not have childcare, but the Y does! I've gotten back into Zumba and it makes me feel so good! I think the mirrors in there make you look taller or something because I always see myself as thinner when I am at Zumba class. My baby girl is growing so fast and eating all the things that mommy and daddy eat with lots of exceptions - anything healthy and non-allergenic that she can mash with her gums I let her try. I hope by introducing her to all the things we eat that as she grows up she will have a healthy relationship with food.

I am almost back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. My body has changed shape, especially the tummy and hips. I am fortunate to have a hubby that loves my "ruined" tummy since it is a sign that I helped bring his daughter into the world. However, some of my clothes don't seem to care for my tummy, haha! When I reach my goal weight I will have to reward myself with a couple new outfits that flatter my "new" body. I am only 6 pounds away and only a month left to achieve my goal of being at pre-pregnancy weight by 9 months after Amber was born. I know I can do it! I have already lost so much!

Member Since: 1/24/2008

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My Goals:
1) Have a healthy and happy baby. - COMPLETE!

2) Fit into pre-pregnancy clothes by end of June 2011

3) 130 lbs by end of July 2011

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Work out at least 3 times per week, working up to 5 times.

Strength train 1-3 times per week.

Focus on protein and veggies and small treats

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I'm 28, originally from Florida, currently living in Louisiana. I spend my time taking care of my beautiful babies, supporting my hubby and being a Pampered Chef consultant.

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    Hi, just wanted to say congrats on your weight loss so far, and good luck with the swimsuit challenge!
    3688 days ago
    Thanks for the welcome! Sorry I'm almost a month late replying... You look great! Good luck with the bootcamp!
    3692 days ago
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    Isn't bootcamp fun? I'm liking it because I am really making progress, but my thighs and knees are aching constantly because I am working out everyday doing lots of lunges and squats. Hubby comes home in about two weeks. We should get together for like a double couples date or something. What do you think? Would your hubby be alright with that?
    3692 days ago
    Thank you for your service in the military! You are fabulous, and you look great! Good luck with boot camp!
    3692 days ago
    Thanks for the welcome. I know what ya mean when ya say 10lbs is alot even though it may not seem so. Muscle loss is one of the biggest frustrations for me. Even when I first put on weight-I had good muscle tone. My weight came on because of a health issue, but it's stayed on because of poor choices. Working to change those now! Good luck!
    3693 days ago
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