SparkPeople Pregnant and Overweight/Overweight Moms Team Messageboard For moms who are overweight or pregnant and overweight. SparkPeople Pregnant and Overweight/Overweight Moms Team Messageboard Anybody here? Hello! I just found out I'm pregnant and was hoping to find some support here! I want to stay as healthy as I can while gaining as little weight as possible. <BR> <BR> I really ballooned up with my second pregnancy 9 years ago and never really lost all the weight. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 07:32:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 7 May 2013 06:50:11 EST Is Anyone Here? Hello - is anyone still participating in this group? Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:43:58 EST Is This Group Still Active? I'm on the BabyFit site, but Sparkpeople is more active. Plus, I want to keep tracking. <BR> <BR> I'm in the first tri-mester and have been given the green light to continue working out as usual (though my back is telling me a story). I'm hoping to only gain fifteen pounds this go round, if everything goes well, and I carry to full term. <BR> <BR> Hope to meet other fit mothers here. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:41:27 EST Eating right With all these crazy cravings the pregnant ladies have, and the ease of convenience for unhealthy foods, what do you ladies do to make sure you eat right? How do you make sure you get the proper nutrition? For me, I work hard on tracking what I eat so I can see the breakdown of nutrients I'm getting in. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:46:22 EST Eating right With all these crazy cravings the pregnant ladies have, and the ease of convenience for unhealthy foods, what do you ladies do to make sure you eat right? How do you make sure you get the proper nutrition? For me, I work hard on tracking what I eat so I can see the breakdown of nutrients I'm getting in. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:46:22 EST Are you getting enough water? Ladies how much water are you getting in a day? Do you have any tips tricks or ideas on how to get more for those of us who don't like drinking water? Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:39:58 EST Pregnant & Need a Push Hi ladies! I'm back in the SP grind. I closed my account after finding out I was pregnant because I knew I'd be gaining weight instead of loosing so I got discouraged. Well here I am again. I'm almost 7 months pregnant now and I've gained a total of 10 lbs already. People say it's not much but I'm terrified of getting close to 300 lbs. I was close to 300 lbs when I started my weight loss journey. I had been working out while pregnant but have stopped. It's been a month. So here I am ... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:56:23 EST Hi Hi, I am 28 at least until the end of the month, lol. I have a 8 yr old dd, and am 18wks pregnant with my second. I am overweight to begin with, but keep losing weight while pregnant. I have several illnesses. Gastroparesis is causing the weight loss at the moment, and I'm trying to find a way to eat and keep it down so the baby can be healthy. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:13:55 EST What kind of exercise do you enjoy doing? What kind of exersice do you like doing while being pregnant? Have you noticed a difference since you've been pregnant? <BR> <BR> <BR> I like doing zumba. I have noticed a difference in doing spome moves i look funny and I cant jump as high or as fast lol :) but I keep doing zumba try my best lol :). Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:28:34 EST Hello I'm pregnant and overweight Hi I just joined this team I thought it was interesting :). I'm 26 weeks so like around 6 months :) I'm having a baby girl on Oct 19th. I am currently eating lots of fruits and drinking lots of water. I do zumba 4-3 days a weeks :) for like an hr to and hr and a half. I look funny lol :). <BR> <BR> So like I started at 187lbs when I found out I was pregnant but I kinda lost weight you know throwing up and not eating meat or cheese everything made me sick. I weight down to 165 my OB was worr... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:54:16 EST Hi!!! Hi everyone, I just re-joined Spark people! I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with my third boy :) My two boys are 6 & 2. They're amazing guys! <BR> <BR> I have been overweight since my first pregnancy and have really been trying to keep the weight gain down this pregnancy. I had my 1 hour glucose test yesterday and received a call from the doctor today telling me I failed. Now I am scheduled the 3 hour test next Saturday. I do not want to fail that test!!! <BR> <BR> My main goal for jo... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:32:03 EST 4 months pregant and struggling! Hi <BR> <BR> I am new to this team and I am in need of support. I am in a new marriage in which we got married not to soon after I got pregnant. I am now 4 months pregnant and really struggling with my weight. I am 5'0 and 262 pounds. I have gained 8 pounds since I got pregnant. One doctor has told me I shouldn't more then once a day, another Dr is telling me it's important to eat and this isn't the time to worry about losing weight. My sugar is really good, but I don't even look pregnant. N... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 23:35:29 EST Intro - One Year Later, Blessed With Life :D Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Leanna, I just turned 21 in February, and I just found out today that I'm pregnant! This is my second pregnancy, but, with high hopes, my first baby. <BR> <BR> The last few months, I've been working hard to change my diet and start eating better. I quit smoking in January while I was pretty sick. I found out I had asthma, so I'm sure it helped. I've had one two-drag relapse since, but that's then, this is now. <BR> <BR> My first pregnancy (ironically this mont... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:53:35 EST Hello and Who Do We Have Here? Hi everyone! My name is Heather. I am 35 years old and pregnant with my 3rd child. I am starting at a prepregnancy weight of 180lbs and I know it will be a constatnt battle to keep from gaining too much weight. I am at 11 weeks and already have gained 8lbs. <BR> <BR> So how many people here are pregnant and overweight, and how many are overweight mommies? I would love to get to kow all of you and see what works for you and what doesn't. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:22:22 EST My belly is rounding! I'm finally looking pregnant now and not just fat. People I knew could tell awhile ago- but now even strangers think I'm pregnant. <BR> <BR> I am 27 weeks and in my third trimester next Wednesday! I take my glucose tolerance test as well! We'll see! <BR> <BR> How are you ladies looking? feeling? swelling? It's amazing being pregnant- just easy to be miserable! Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:57:44 EST Work Out I've been working out 4 days out of the week with walking and lifting 1pound weights. I hope you all remember to try whatever safe exercise you can. It helps when it comes to delivery! Have a great day! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:39:55 EST Overweight mom I joined this group while I was pregnant- didn't participate much and now that I am having post pregnancy weight issues I'm trying to get back into spark- Was going to delete this team but it had / overweight mom.... Is anyone who is still a member an overweight mom? I still look pregnant and i love my daughter more than anything but I'm really hating myself and need support and motivation to take care of myself and be an example for her. Thanks Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:19:12 EST Does anyone get on here anymore? I was getting on to look around the team page and noticed that noone is talking on here. If there are still individuals that are interested in chatting I would love to talk. I am almost finished with my pregnancy and boy have I been through enough. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:22:57 EST Back on Sp after 1 yr & preggo w/my 3rd baby Hi, my name's Amora & last year i had a goal weight of 120 by july & i almost achieved it. I was 127 & sooo proud of myself & happy but 1 year later & i'v completely fell off the fitness wagon & am pregnant with my 3rd baby (we'l have 4 munchkins in the house all together, counting my fiance's son & our baby girl due in September. I'm more than a little nervous & very upset that i'm 171 lbs considering how hard i worked last year. I'm excited to re-join SP goals & try my best to get back on t... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:55:20 EST expecting my third and overweight Well i recantly found out that I am pregnant again. This is my fourth pregnancy and third child. I am really worried I have had two premies and lost one child. I want this to be a healthier pregnancy in the hopes that i can carry full term. My goal is not to lose weight but be healthy during this preganancy..i am at 270 right now.. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:58:53 EST Expecting our first Hi everyone, <BR> I just found I am pregnant two weeks ago. We are so excited to welcome our first February 27th 2012. I am already too overweight so I really want to gain 0 to 10lbs through this whole thing if possible. I figure if I loose fat while I gain baby, it should even out. I am still staying in my upper calorie range and walking every day. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! Sat, 9 Jul 2011 20:53:30 EST found out we are having our first boy!!! We are so excited. This is our 4th baby. <em>345</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:38:08 EST Excited to be pregnant Good morning all, I am new to the team as I just found out I am pregnant this week. I am overweight but still consider myself to be pretty healthy. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for nearly 3 years we are still in shock that it actually happened. I am overweight and my husband is a healthy size, so that is why I am here to find a community of friends going through the same thing. Sun, 22 May 2011 09:59:01 EST Hi I created a new team for gestational diabetes Hi, <BR> Come join the group for love, support, and guidence while we work our way through pregnancy with gestational diabetes. Hope it will be an active group that we can make our own. Hope nobody minds just thought we could have a place of our own to talk about the trials and wins with gestational diabetes. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=51041 </link> <BR> <BR> Sandria Mon, 16 May 2011 14:20:14 EST Overweight and pregnant with #4 Found out in Feb that we are expecting our 4th, we were not trying for another baby, and were on the verge of saying that 3 was enough. I was 311 when I found out I was pregnant and am down 32lbs. Wed, 11 May 2011 22:55:45 EST Hi! I am new to the team! Hi everyone! And Congrats on being pregnant! I am a first time mom and my husband is a first time dad. We were high school sweethearts that waited almost ten years after High School graduation to get married! We are super excited!! Our biggest downfall is that he is a chef, and doesn't ever consider making anything healthy. We are both over weight and we are both wanting to make a change for our little one that we will soon welcome into this world. I am obviously, not trying to lose we... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:30:33 EST Gestation diabetes Hi, <BR> I am new to the team. I am due 9/22/11. I just got the call from the ob that I have gestational diabetes and that she wants me to start testing my blood sugars 4x a day and to go to the gestational diabetes program at the hospital. I am scared. My mom died of diabetes complications so the diagnosis really scares me, even though I know it most likely will go away after the baby. I also have placenta previa and pregnancy induced hypertension that was dx at 12 weeks. My pregnanc... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:06:09 EST Lose weight for baby I found out this week that I am 7 weeks pregnant and due in december. I am very over weight and I have been unsuccessful in sticking to diets in the past... I don't want so much a diet where you must do this must do that because i know that its more likely not to work with the ups and downs of sickness etc... big thing going for me is that i have gone off chocolate!! <BR> would love to find out from other people cheap and cheerful ways of getting fit and losing weight while pregnant... even ... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:28:54 EST New due in September <BR> Hi everybody, <BR> My name is Sandria. I am 30 years old. I am happily married and have a 7 year old son Tyler. I weighed 312 prepregnancy, Currently 310 at 17.5 weeks. ( Lost 6lbs in begging gained 4lbs but no weight gain since 14 weeks. I am due 9/24/11 and have found out that I am having a little girl we plan on naming Rinoa Genevieve. We tried for a year and half because I have pcos and got pregnant on metformin. I am so happy to be pregnant and to be having a daughter finally. Not... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:03:14 EST Off to a good start!! Started eating right and exercising on Monday. Weighed myself this morning, lol couldn't wait until Monday. I am down 6.4 lbs. 10 more lbs until my first goal is reached! 106 lbs until my long term goal is reached!!! Have a great Easter weekend. Abby will be 7 months May 1st. Here's her Easter pic! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n_04/AbbyEastercrop.jpg </link> <BR> Susan Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:54:08 EST New first time mom Hello everyone! My name is Jen, I am 37 and 6 weeks pregnant. I am due in late November. I am a first time biological mom, but I have two step-children ages 7 and 11. I married my husband 4 years ago when the youngest was 3 and just about potty trained, so I missed diapers for the most part and anything else baby related. I have always wanted a baby of my own, but we had trouble conceiving due to my weight and PCOS. We went through 3 rounds of fertility treatments last summer with no luc... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 14:00:04 EST C-section date is picked! I had my 29.5 weeks appointment today and we set my C-section date. I had my first son by emergency C-section and it is best for me to just have a C-section again. My original due date is June 3rd, but he told me from the beginning we would do it a week before that. So my official due date is May 27th at 7:30am (and have to be there at 5:30am). I am even more excited now, because I have a date and it just feels so much more official now. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:01:21 EST Complica ions.... Hi all. I am having some complications with my HCG levels. I would appreciate all the prayers and good thoughts for the test I have tomorrow. Hopefully my levels will spike and everything will be ok. Thanks!!! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:05:13 EST First time Mommies How many first-time mommies do we have in our group? This is my first biological one - I'm so excited about it!! Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:45:54 EST New Goals!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Since I noticed that no one had signed up for any of the team goals, I changed them up a little. They're things that a lot of us may be striving for already and just having that extra encouragement of tracking might help out! Check them out and sign up! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a FABULOUS day!! <BR> <BR> Megan Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:55:45 EST Great pregnancy/GD food finds Anyone else having trouble finding good sugar-free GD items b/c they don't want to take any artificial sweetners during their pregnancy as well (or at least minimize them as much as possible)? I'm on a quest today to find some tasty alternatives to my usual fare that are good substitues in both ways. My biggest things to look for are an ice cream type of substitue and a yogurt that doesn't have a ton of sugar in it. <BR> <BR> PLEASE post here if you've got some ideas on things you've used t... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:44:28 EST Who has it? Or is worried about getting it? So a big risk factor of having GD is that you are already overweight which, I'm guessing, makes this a concern for many of the mommies-to-be on this board. So if you're dealing with it: At what point in your pregnancy were you diagnosed with it and how are you managing it (diet, exercise, meds, shots)? And if you're worried about it: what risk factors are you facing (had GD in a previous pregnancy, overweight, family history of diabetes) and are you making any diet/exercise changes before you... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:40:02 EST New leader Hi everyone!! Not only am I new to the board but when I saw the administrator was inactive on here, I said I'd be willing to do it so I guess I'm also your new co-leader! <BR> <BR> My name is Megan and I'm 33 years old. I am 27w 6d pregnant today which means I'm due on June 12th. I dealt with infertility issues in my previous marriage and went 8 years without being able to become pregnant. Now I'm married to THE love of my life and we got pregnant without even trying (or preventing either) -... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 06:56:51 EST Hi! <BR> I just found out a few days ago that I am pregnant. My hubby and I have tried for over a year. It is weird how you get what you want and now I am TERRIFIED!!!! I am not good with change and I am totally going to lose control over my body. I just want to try and keep the baby healthy. I am worried about already being overweight. I am already trying to make better choices. It is scary not doing my weight watchers. I don't want to gain a ton of weight. I look forward to getting to know all... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:47:20 EST Hey Hello all. I am kind of late posting something on here. I am pregnant with child #2 and I am 270 pounds. I started off at 255 pounds when I got pregnant. I am 25 weeks pregnant, and I found out I am having another boy! I am so excited. I am due June 3rd, but since I have to have a C-Section since I had one with my son, I will be due 1 week earlier than that. Exercising is definitely tough for me because I am always tired! So I have not exercised in a long time, but I really need to get myself... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:58:11 EST So Sad, but hopeful to try again soon! I miscarried this past weekend. I was just shy of 11 weeks. On Friday, I started to spot, I had lost all my symptoms days before and knew something was up. I even noticed my stomach starting to shrink. The Friday, I started to find blood in my discharge. By Friday afternoon, I knew it was over and time to say goodbye. On Saturday, I went to emerge to see what to do next. They questioned me on how I knew I was even pregnant to begin with. After filling in my story how I've done this before and... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:26:10 EST Pregnant with #5 and overweight Hi all, I'm only 5 weeks along, but I've wanted to start early in making sure I'm safe on calories since I work out, burning an average of 2500 calories per week. My dietician said to keep my range of daily calories between 2300-2500 a day to make up for the exercising deficit. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite exercise to do while pregnant? What are your recommended ab exercises? Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:10:45 EST Pregnant and trying to stay healthy Hi! I am pregnant with our first baby - a little girl. Very excited and enjoying pregnancy, despite being about 100 pounds heavier than I was hoping to be when I got pregnant. So far so good; I hope it continues! <BR> <BR> Congrats to all the other expectant mothers and fathers out there :) <BR> <BR> <em>160</em> <em>80</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:49:57 EST The third time's the charm right?? Hey there, <BR> <BR> Just found out that I am pregnant for the 3 time. I have 2 children already, ages 1 and 2. *sigh* I'm excited, and I'm sure that I can manage the craziness but, I'm worried about weight gain. I was at the OBGYN the other day and he said that I really have to watch my weight, due to having a BIG baby the last time. My womb and birth canal cannot support large babies anymore. *gulp* I hope I can do this. <BR> <BR> PS: How do you get the weight tracker on the bottom ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 15:36:28 EST I hope I fit in here Hello, <BR> <BR> I was on sparkpeople last year and loved it even lost a lot of weight which I think helped me get pregnant. I used to jog three days a week and yoga two. But I had a miracle happen and after three years of thinking I couldn't have a baby I got pregnant. I stopped exercising because I got really sick, But I don't want to just "let myself go" and I don't want to be selfish and hurt my baby because I'm afraid to get FAT again. I never did reach my goal weight and have lost 10 ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:44:18 EST pregnant and scared hi everyone. My name is Marie I'm 34 and I'm pregnant for the third time. I have a wonderful 10 year old son. We lost a baby in May. Feeling very heavy that pregnancy and that something was just not right I grew determined to lose weight and lost 39 lbs. I did the hcg drops which proved a great start to motivate me to take up belly dancing, rock climbing and bike riding. <BR> <BR> Now pregnant again I am exstatic but scared nervous and a host of other feelings. I don't know how much execise... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 02:34:10 EST Pregnant ~ Edd August 2010 Hi Ladies! I just found out on Friday (Dec.17th) that I am due with baby #3! A little history, my first pregnancy I gained about 65lbs, with not losing much between, just a year and a half later, I got pregnant again, that baby went to heaven at 15 1/2 weeks later. Then in May 2009 I got pregnant again gaining only 35lbs. I wanted to lose between 35 - 40lbs before we got pregnant, but we pulled the goalie in October, 2010 and just found out that we are doing it again. Edd is Aug. 21st. I am ... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 17:04:57 EST First OB Gyn appt I had my first OB GYN appt with a regular OB GYN and he did all the blood work and stuff, which was fine. But since I am a type 2 diabetic he told me to go to a perinatologist. I will be going to that Dr tomorrow. My husband and I are excited. This is our first pregnancy together. <BR> <BR> I have a 5 year old son but did not know I was pregnant until 6 hours before he was this is sort of like my first pregnancy where I will go to all the appts etc. <BR> <BR> I am kind of ... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 12:16:42 EST Hello Everyone!! My name is Marsha. I am 28 and pregnant for the first time. I currently weight 192. I am up 3.5 lbs from my pre-pregnant weight. I am 24 weeks. I have been trying really hard not to gain much because I am worried about getting diabetes. I tried for a long time to get pregnant, including taking the meds with no luck. My husband and I adopted a lil 3 yr old boy thru foster care (which we planned on doing before we found out we would have such a hard time getting pregnant). We found out we were ... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:36:02 EST Moving for 20 minutes a day. Ok, so, we all know that "LOSING WEIGHT" is NOT a goal for us pregnant mamma's...HOWEVER, it's SOOOO good for us to move for at least 20 minutes a day. Oh, I know, most of you DO MOVE...and this is where we share what we've done, for both ENCOURAGING and SUPPORTING each other. <BR> I have tended to use my 'tiredness' and 'morning sickness' as excuses to NOT move. And quiet honestly, I am a pretty lethargic lady usually. Something I aim to change. <BR> How about YOU? :) <BR> With my Blood P... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:55:58 EST I am on my way to the clinic without CRINGING! YAY Well, my last two OB appt. have been TERRIBLE, so much so, that I've sobbed after each visit. <BR> Well, I have a dear friend, that I called, crying, DREADING my next visit, and also, struggling with the 'trauma' the 'midwife' left me with..."Don't eat carbs, bad bad bad...eating carbs is like being a heroine addict...etc."... <BR> Well, if any of you can relate, now would be the time to screetch...OMGosh! NO CARBS, eat like a diabetic? Carbs make me less nasueas and help with the headaches.... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:27:02 EST Whose still active here? Hello. I am new here, and I have been looking for a place to chat with and give and find support for other pregnant and overweight women. I was wondering if this group is active? <BR> Thanks, <BR> KarlaMarie Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:22:34 EST pregnant, overweight, and still losing Hi, I am 23, pregnant with my 3rd kid, and still losing weight. I was not trying to lose weight it was just happening even without me having the morning sickness and with craving sweets. I saw one place that said it was safe to lose weight while pregnant ONLY if you are obese (which I am), but I still want support and someone to help if I have questions about anything. Because I am pregnant I am not expecting to keep losing for to much longer but I want to keep eating healthier and excers... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:45:12 EST 3rd Pregnancy and Overweight I'm 5 months pregnant and weighed in at 204 lbs at my last checkup. I'm retaining water like crazy, it's driving me nuts. Although with this pregnancy I have quit smoking and drinking caffeine. I'm just starting to worry because the further along I get the harder it is for me to do anything. Sometimes I feel like I can barely breath. Any suggestions on exercising that I should be doing? Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:35:34 EST New to the team, newly pregnant and overweight Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago and was told getting pregnant would not be impossible. My husband and I have been actively trying since October 2009. Finally, in May my OB put me on Chlomid. After only 2 rounds we are finally pregnant!! <BR> The downfall is, I didn't lose all the weight I wanted to lose before I got pregnant so I'm rather nervous. I'm used to working out and would like to keep it up during my pregnancy. <BR> I hope to learn a lot from this... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:48:18 EST Pregnant with my 5th at 275 lbs We just found out we are expecting number 5 in March 2011. With my fourth baby I didn't gain any weight, and actually ended up lower than when I started. I am hoping to do the same. I am getting a treadmill this week to stay healthy, and am hoping to just eat well and need the accountability to do that! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:38:48 EST New to the group Hello, <BR> My name is Susan. Im 24 and from Michigan. My husband and I have been married for almost 2 yrs, June 28th! :) We are expecting our first child on October 1st! Its a girl! I will be 26 weeks on Friday. :) I am overweight. When I got pregnant I weighed 266 at 5'3. I have only gained a few lbs this pregnancy. I need to weight myself again, but the last time I did it was about 3-5 lbs Ive gained. I am hoping to not gain anymore than 15 lbs for this pregnancy! So far all is well with m... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:21:02 EST Just found out a few weeks ago My husband and I are expecting our first child. I'm exhausted all the time. Add that to the fact that I just got over a stomach virus (and there are certain things I can't force myself to eat, now), and my husband is on a business trip, and my eating habits have just gone to the dogs this week. If it's vegetables or meat, I don't want it. I'm already overweight, and my ob/gyn told me I could still try to lose weight, which I really want to do, I just don't have the energy to do anything but l... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:40:19 EST New to group and spark/ 10lbs down, now 4 wks prg Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I've struggled with my weight since the age of 20. I have been slender at times but for the last 4 years I've been about 40 lbs over my personal ideal weight. The last two weeks I have been doing great. Working out and eating right. By some miracle I managed to lose 10 lbs! <BR> <BR> Well, now I've discovered that I'm pregnant with my second baby. I'm very happy. I want to continue to eat right and work-out, but of course I will fully discuss this with my doctor ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:20:06 EST April check in Hi Ladies, <BR> Now that tax time is over maybe you will have a sec to stop in a catch us up on how you are all doing.... <BR> My little one will be 9 months 2morro! Pregnancy was the slowest 9 months of my life and this was my fastest! She is healthy (so grateful) and mainly happy... minus the teething... please take a min and update us all.... <BR> Winde Sun, 18 Apr 2010 20:36:27 EST Whats your fav, big belly excercise? Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm 19wks a long and my belly is getting to the point where it is in the way of every bending over move I do, what are your favorite exercises to do in this case? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:41:45 EST new to team I am new to this team but not new to SP. I have been on the site for a almost a year and not steadily. Ventured off into life not even touching my computer. I got myself into trouble. This is my second big commitment to weight loss. 3 years ago I lost 100 lbs. In three years I have gained 85 lbs. With SP I know I can do it again. I have a 7 year old son who has cerebral palsy. I have been married for 5 months(been together for 3 years). We have decided we want to have another child together(h... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:13:42 EST teething! my daughter is 7.5 months old and had 4 teeth already! but she has lots of discomfort... any hints... she is not a big fan of teething rings... anyone try humphreys? it seems like gripe water is some help...but she hates oragel... <BR> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:03:16 EST Help baby constipation! My daughter is now 7 months old... and she has had major constipation ever since she has started solids... I have stopped cereals (with dr advice) but she still seems to have hard stools no matter how many prunes or prune juice that i give her! Ugh i feel so bad watching her strain etch time.... any advice? I have tried warm bathes sometimes seems to help some... <BR> On another note... any laundry hints on how to get prunes out of clothes??? LOL Sat, 20 Feb 2010 21:39:54 EST Newbie! Hello! Wow I just found out 2 hrs ago that I am going to be having a baby. I just started this site a little over a month ago and now I see I will have to change it up a little. So I ran to this site and found this team! This will be my 3rd child my youngest right now is 8. I am full of emotions right now and I know this site can help with that. Heck, I haven't even tolf my fiance yet! So I just wanted to say hi and now I am going to collect all my thoughts lol. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:37:30 EST Introduction Hello Ladies, <BR> My name is Marcie. I joined Spark in January. I am 10 weeks pregnant, but am a bit worried about being overweight. I've been dealing with extreme morning sickness lately so I've probably lost some weight. I have a 4 year old girl and a 22 month old son, which I didn't lose the pregnancy pounds at all from his birth. I am concerned. I am hoping I will have the energy to be able to start walking soon, but I've been exhausted lately. I'm glad to read that some of you didn'... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:22:11 EST Newbie I am newly pregnant too. 6.5 weeks. I have a son who is 2.5 years. I am at the weight I was when I got pregnant with him. I want to do better with exercise this round. Last time I only gained 26 pounds and ate well. I had gestational diabetes too. Hoping to avoid that one also. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 09:54:29 EST Hey !! I am 8.3 weeks pregnant and very overweight. I really need to lose weight as I am totally worried about being unhealthy and causing harm to my baby :( <BR> I already have a 20 month old who is amazing, his name is Joshua. <BR> I really need your help and encouragement to do this properly and lose abit of weight xx Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:13:41 EST New year... new life.... new you! Hi All, <BR> I wanted to welcome all of our new members! I am very excited for the new year and to watch my baby grow and explore all the things in this big world... I love being a new mommy...and I have really decided I want to be around for her and healthy enough to play with her as she grows...I am hoping that you will all take a chance in this forum to talk about your plans for the new year! Also update us on your pregnancies and your little ones! I look forward to hearing from you! <BR>... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 22:07:12 EST Newly Preggers, Over 300 lbs and VERY worried My name is Tiffany and I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. It was a surprise to me and my hubby especially since I was just about to get the Lap Band procedure. I am about 320, I have high blood pressure and I am very worried about this pregnancy. Anyone else know what I can do to ease my mind? Can I still lose weight? I've been taking walks lately and right now all I crave is the healthy food which is good but yet I am still worried. I want this pregnancy to be ok and I want to be health... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 01:40:45 EST Hi! My first time Hey everyone! My name is Shanna and this is the first time I've been pregnant. I was trying to lose weight before my unplanned pregnancy and I really want to continue getting healthy through this! looking for lots of support! Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:15:44 EST Here we go again This is my 4th pregnancy. I had just started running , just a little, but running none the less, right before becoming pregnant. My starting weight was 218 and after throwing up constantly for 4 months I am finally back to that weight and am in my 27th week. I have lost a lot of weight before and gained it back due to pregnancy, depression-loss of my father, and major - major knee surgery. I think I can loose the weight again. Lets see! Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:59:04 EST HEllO? Hello I see that no one has posted here in a minute I hope this team is still alive and kickin' because I really need some support....well I am 8 weeks pregnant and this pregnancy is was unplanned. I am a recently divorced mother of 2 already 8 and 4 and this is very difficult for me at this time. I trust God completely so I know this will work out some way I am not new to sparks just this team...I have over 100lbs to lose and I know I can safely lose some weight while pregnant...(safely) of ... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:54:12 EST Being thankful! Hi Ladies, <BR> I thought with Thanksgiving around the corner that we can all take a min and list even a little something that we are thankful for! <BR> I am thankful for all of our new members and for all the healthy babies and new moms! <BR> Much Love, <BR> Winde Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:18:27 EST 24 Weeks Down...16 To Go...UGH! Hi everybody! I am not new to Sparkpeople, but I am new to this team. I am just starting my 25th week of pregnancy. I have a 4 year old son as well. My pre-pregnancy weight with him was 110lbs. My pre-pregnancy weight with this one was 180lbs. Right now I am at 202.5 lbs. I am hoping that I don't gain too much more, as it is hard enough to move as it is. I am excited to get to know everyone and make it through this together. We WILL get to the point where we have to starts calling our group t... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:44:13 EST H1N1 Vaccine- Yeah or No Just trying to take a general census of people who are getting- not getting or have already got the shot.. I have done tons of research on CDC site and others but no one has stories or if they have got it already.. Preggo with my 1st @ 23 Please Help! Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:01:21 EST New to sparks and 9 weeks! Hello my name is Gina, new to sparks and I am also 9 weeks pregnant!! This is my 1st time so there are many emotions right now.. I am very worried about being over weight.. Im pushing 288... I also am trying to quit smoking.. but mostly what I'm worried about is this swine flu- just wondering if any mothers to be were getting the shot? Thanks!! :o) Sun, 25 Oct 2009 11:16:57 EST New to the team...5 weeks preggo! Hi all, <BR> <BR> Well, we found out yesterday I am 5 weeks pregnant. I am excited, but frightened about the potential weight gain. <BR> I am really hoping to do this one right, by eating healthy and exercising throughout my pregnancy. <BR> <BR> I'll be around lots to get as much info as possible! <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:17:03 EST Checking in for Oct! Hi Ladies! <BR> How are things going? Drop us a line and tell us how things are going! I am finding smiles and spit up a fun part of my <BR> I am also finding time to eat or even eat right a real challenge anyone have helpful ideas about eating on the run? <BR> Winde Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:48:14 EST Checking in for August! Hi All, <BR> She is here! We had our 1st baby girl 7/19 weighing in at 6lbs and 8ozs and almost 20inches.... so beautiful! When I get a chance I will update my pics... <BR> Plz take a few mins and update us all on how things are going! <BR> <BR> BTW quick question,,,,my e-mails from spark people have stopped coming i keep changing the setting and it will work for a few days and then stop again.... anyone else having these issues? <BR> W. Tue, 4 Aug 2009 05:54:43 EST Pregnant and trying to eat for two Hello! I am Missy and just found out I am pregnant! I am now ending my 5th week with my first child and have been having issues with energy. Not that I am just a little tired, but that I have none whatsoever. It would be okay, but I am so use to not eating alot that now I am trying to get my 1200calories to 1800 to 2000. I was running around 2 miles a day but now only about 10 minutes walking before I am going to collapse. My goal now is to get those calories up so maybe I will have alittle m... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:53:20 EST Checking in for July! Hey there Moms to be! <BR> I am heading into the home stretch! I am week 37.5! Things have been a little crazy getting ready for the baby.... still trying to find 10 mins a day for me... We found out that we are having a girl.... (the b/f is still hoping for a boy...LOL) The weight gain has been good..... 12 lbs for me... and the baby is a healthy 7+ lbs already! How is everyone else doing? <BR> Winde <em>213</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 23:31:04 EST Weight loss plan up in smoke? I am 238 lbs and just found out I am expecting our second child. I joined SparkPeople just a few days before the discovery as I know I need to get serious about my weight loss, or I will never be able to catch my daughter when she starts to run! (She just turned one) <BR> I am worried this means more weight, more back pain and maybe a pre-term pregnancy. <BR> I am reaching out to mothers who found themselves in a similar situation and were able to maintain or lose weight during their pregna... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:53:54 EST Updates in May! Let us know where your at! Hi Ladies! <BR> Well I am 30 weeks today! I never thought I would get here and I still have 10 weeks to go! So far the baby and I are on target! The baby is 2.5 lbs and I have only gained 6 lbs so far....I had my 1st scare last week... my baby is soooooo busy ALWAYS moving...but last week the baby didn't move for 12 hrs...i freak out! I tried everything....but with an ultrasound they found everything was fine! boy was I freaked out! How are things with u ladies??? Fri, 15 May 2009 08:42:58 EST On purpose or accidentally? I'm just wondering if people purposely lost weight while pregnant?? My doctor said I can still have a deficit and just add 300 calories to it and have a healthy baby but I would love to hear from people who have done that. To reach my previous goal of 108kg by christmas (a loss of 30kg/66lbs) I'd be eating between 1500-1900 calories PLUS the 300 which considering before I was eating as low as 1400 it sounds like heaps! My husband worries that I'm going to starve our baby but quite the opposit... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:47:35 EST Hey mamas! and mamas to be! This is Winde checking in...sorry I haven't been on... my cats decided to eat my laptop cord so my laptop was my thoughts have been here... So how is everyone doing? I am now in my 6th month! Crazy the time is flying by! I am doing well so far, only gained 4.5 lbs so far...I am sure more to come..LOL The dr says baby is doing well and growing on schedule...but I am still scared. I guess being a first time mommy will do that! Please take a second here and update us all! <BR> Wi... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:40:48 EST Losing or gaining? I was just looking back through my blog and since finding out I was pregnant a month ago today Ive gone from 141kg (310.2lbs) to 139.4kg (306.68lbs) which im happy about as the doctor said as long as im being healthy then I didnt have to eat heaps more. My deficit plus 300 calories. I've been eating more than this but still seeing a loss on the scale even though Im not exercising yet. (Intend to start that tonight). <BR> <BR> I was just wondering how other people went with pregnancy weights.... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:36:50 EST Hi ladies Hi everyone. I'm Jenn (29) from California. DH is Carlos (41) from Chile. We've been together 6 years and married 4. I am 11 weeks 3 days pregnant and found out at 7 weeks. This is an unexpected and unplanned pregnancy. I was actually on BC so you can imagine our shock! In Oct. 2006 I weight 285 lbs and got down to 177 by Sept. 2008. I lost my job shortly thereafter and went up to 198 by Christmas '08. My whole goal was to lose weight to have a healthy pregnancy someday. I've been pretty depr... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:21:35 EST Hi All, Had My Baby Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I had my baby on Feb 18th, one day before my scheduled c-section. Our big surprise is that the baby turned out to be a boy. 2 different people had told us the U/S looked like a girl. Since this was/is our last baby we were really hoping for a boy, but since I had two u/s saying girl I had prepared myself to have a third girl. Jared was 6lbs 10.7ozs and 19in long. His weight is in the middle between my 2 girls and his height is an inch shorter than his sisters. <B... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 09:50:06 EST Just checking in.... Hey there hot mama's to be! <BR> Just checking in and wanting to find out how everyone is doing... <BR> So take a sec here and let us know where you are with your baby bump and with your daily challenges here is mine: <BR> <BR> I am now 19 weeks <BR> I am working on balancing a stressful jobs and trying to find time to relax.... <BR> <BR> Winde Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:21:53 EST New to the team! My name is Kat and I am 5 1/2 months pregnant. I am overweight and trying to maintain my weight during this wonderful time in my life. I have been a member of sparkpeople for a while now, I am so happy there is a group for Overweight mothers to be! My goal is to get encouraged and inspired to be as healthy as possible! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:00:09 EST Hello from California! My name is April and I have 4 beautiful children and we are expecting another. Life is pretty busy here, I am a girl scout leader for my 6yr olds troop, I am currently in school to be a pharmacy tech witch will eventually take me to becoming a pharmacist! I am 29 yrs. old and am married to my wonderful husband of almost 10 yrs. We have officially been together for 14!I have an adopted daughter who is 9 we have had her since she was 3wks old I have a 6yr., a 2yr. old boy,and an 11mo. old girl.... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 01:31:22 EST At 268 lbs I JUST found out I am pregnant! Hi All!!! <BR> <BR> Not only and I new to your team, but I am still in my Fast Break Stage of I do believe I have been an active user for about 11 days. <BR> <BR> I just found out that we will be adding a fourth to the family of myself, my hubs and our daughter. We are super duper ecstatic! <BR> <BR> My name is Joey and my ORIGINAL goal here was to be at 180 by 2/1/2009, but now i'ts just to have an amazing kiddo. I am a really relaxed and laid back person who... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:57:04 EST Where is everyone in pregnancy... And Getting Ready for this Big Change? <BR> <BR> the topic line didnt seem to want to let me have a long title. <BR> <BR> I am due 2/25 and having a c-section and my tubes tied on 2/19. I have been so close to having my house perfect a few times, and then my sickness kicks in and I cannot handle doing anything. I am either too sick to work on my house or too sleepy from the meds I am on to stop vomiting. I have just finally got back to the weight I was when I got pregnant, but I think that... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:13:44 EST Big, Beautiful & Pregnant I went to the library today and got a few books about pregnancy and a video that shows the baby's developement from embryo to delivery date (more for my fiance than me.. lol) <BR> <BR> But the book I'm most excited about and wanted to share with all of you is a book called Big, Beautiful & Pregnant, by Cornella Van Der Ziel, MD. <BR> <BR> I just started reading it and it is really giving me ideas and comforting me about my worries. Not only does the doctor talk in the book but there are qu... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 22:05:19 EST Worried I took a pregnancy test on Friday... well actually I took three, and they came out positive. My fiance and I weren't really trying to get pregnant right now so it was a surprise. But I've been sick on and off for the past two months and have been on several doses of antibiotics and yeast infection pills, which cause the birth control I was on not to work. <BR> Anyway... I am happy to have a baby with my fiance.. I know that he will make a wonderful father and we want kids together.. the onl... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:32:30 EST finding 10 mins for you! Hi Ladies, <BR> I made our 1st team goal.... it is find 10 mins for yourself everyday.... plz share here how you used your 10 mins <BR> Ideas: <BR> -bubble bath <BR> -make yourself a healthly snack and sit down to eat it...LOL <BR> -answer your spark mail <BR> -take a walk <BR> -make yourself a cup of tea <BR> Also let me know if you have other ideas for goals! <BR> Winde Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:23:59 EST Hi! New to the Team I'm Lisa. I'm 8 weeks pg and I am overweight. I've been on SparkPeople for awhile, documenting my karate and weightloss journey. This is my 2nd pregnancy. I gave birth in December of 2006 to a beautiful baby girl and I have a 13 year old daughter and 9 year old son by adoption. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:07:57 EST help....with constipation! Help....I have major constipation issues! I have the lapband so i struggle with constipation already but now with the prenatal vitamins it is really bad! But everywhere I read it says no to laxatives...I have an appt in 2 weeks but kinda don't wanna wait that long for relief.... I try to drink alot of water but it is hard with the lapband... any hints PLEASE?????? <BR> Winde Mon, 29 Dec 2008 22:29:26 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hey Team! Just thinking about you all and wishing you all wonderful hoildays and many special moments! i was just thinking that my Christmas next year will be sooo different with my 1st baby! <BR> <em>263</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2008 17:10:25 EST Having pains....any advice???? Hi Ladies, <BR> I am having pain near my hips and lower tummy and I am freaking out! Has anyone had this? I NOT had any bleeding..... but so worried! I have looked at some advice online and it could be uterine growth, ligament pain or miscarriage.... please any advice would be helpful.... <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2008 22:35:24 EST New Co-team leader! Hi All, <BR> I wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I am a new co-leader for our team! I am very excited to help out our team! As a team we don't have any goals or an image that represents us.... so please post here any ideas that you have for an image or for a goal and then in 2 weeks I will take those ideas and do my best to help boost our team page! I know this is a stressful time of year and with us being pregnant or already moms I do not want to add to our stress....only enc... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:55:49 EST Hello...New to this team..... scared and happy Hello Team, <BR> My name is Winde...I have been a member of spark people for about a year.... I have lost 80lbs over the last year (the lapband helped i got that in 8/08) But I have a new hurdle I am happily pregnant but so worried about my weight and I hoping that this team can help my overcome my fears and worries.... I am so looking forward to your support and advice.... I am only 6.5 weeks pregnant with my 1st pregnancy but I know my mom miscarried 5 times, had 2 still born children...b... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 22:34:10 EST Hello any one reading in here? Hello I introduced myself a long time ago when I first found out I was pregnant and eneded up not coming to the website much anymore after I eneded up so sick. I am due the end of Feb, I cannot wait for this to be over. I take Reglan 3 times a day so I can eat and I still occasionally get sick. I went from 225 down to 211 before I started to gain weight back with the help I a reglan pump I had for a month. It is so annoying to finally lose weight only when I cannot afford to lose it. I am up ... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:12:52 EST Hi! Hi! <BR> I am excited to find this group. I am in my 28th week of pregnancy. This is our fourth child and we are very excited! We didn't really set out to have a "large" family, but we really enjoy being parents and thought one more would make our family just right. I have kept up with a few of my spark teams during my pregnancy, but I look forward to getting to know other moms and moms to be on this team! <BR> Lisa Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:24:45 EST Had my baby... Ivan is here and healthy! We had some food issues but he's finally putting on weight. He was 7 pounds 6 ounces and pretty healthy. <BR> <BR> I only gained a few pounds total and with gestational diabetes we both did outstanding! I think I also just missed being diabetic permanently so now it's time to lost weight and avoid it as long as possible! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:43:54 EST 3 months post-partum with questions Hi! I know I've been a part of the group for a while but I haven't been on the site for over a year. <BR> <BR> I am now just over 3 months pp. I gained 45 pounds during my pg and can't seem to lose the last 5. PLUS, I really want to lose an additional 30 pounds. <BR> <BR> I am breastfeeding, so I'm wondering how many calories do I need to be eating to keep up with BFing, but not too many so that I can't lose? And, how many calories should I be burning each day? (I haven't started exercising... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:54:54 EST 6 weeks pregnant and over 300 This is my first child.... we didn't expect it to happen so soon because we weren't really trying to it took my by surprise. I am scared because I'm over 300 pounds but I think I'm more afraid of the 1st trimster because thats when miscarriages are more likely....I'm trying not to worry but its so hard....any advice for a new mother? Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:49:11 EST 5 weeks pregnant and VERY FAT! Just found out I was pregnant - slight shock since hubby and I had decided to hold off on having one because he changed jobs and we now have NO INSURANCE! <BR> <BR> I weighed this morning - 292 - AH GEEZE! I haven't been hungry - if anything - I don't even want to look at food - I am having to force myself to eat.... but 292 - is that even safe?? <BR> <BR> Has anyone on here had a baby when they were close to that weight? <BR> <BR> PLEASE HELP - I am so happy - nervous - terrified....... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:27:11 EST I see the end... I just have to let go here a little. I'm scheduled for a c-section in 2 weeks and I'm so ready to go now. I'm feeling huge and sore and so tired. My son and husband are being great. My son is only 2 and when I have a contraction he keeps asking, "ok, mama?" all ready to take care of me. lol <BR> <BR> I'm just feeling a bit guilty because I want my body back. Or I want it to be my body again, I guess. I want to meet my new baby, but mostly I just want him out of me. Did you or do you ... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:21:41 EST New to team....but not new to SP Hi! My name is Wendy and I'm 22w6d pregnant. I'm over half done and am starting to settle in to this being pregnant thing. This is baby #3 for me. I have two DDS (15 and 10 y/o). I had given up on having more kids, but I think the weight loss helped DH and I get this baby. :) <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you and maybe we can start some challenges and have some fun together too! <BR> <BR> Healthy Thoughts, <BR> Wendy Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:12:49 EST due october 4th!! Hi i am ashley. I am 20 yrs old. i am due with my first baby october 4th 2008. Its a boy. <BR> pre-pregnancy weight 253 <BR> current weight 257 <BR> <BR> only 4 lbs gained in 29 weeks! <BR> <BR> only 11 weeks left <BR> <BR> <BR> i kow my ticker says 265. it was just an estimated guess at the time i made it. i will update it once i give birth <BR> <BR> if anyone would like to be my friend messege me. feel free. i love talkignto people and i KNOWWW i am going to need the motivation. Hubby... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:39:20 EST 11 weeks and very close to 300lb Hi I'm a black female 28 and very happy to be pregnant but wonder can i lose water weight while pregnant? Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:45:45 EST newly pregnant and very overweight Hi my name is Tired Mommie, and I joined Sparkpeople a few months ago but haven't lost any weight yet. I always seem to forget to come on here and I was trying to find exercises to try at home again. I have just found out I am pregnant again, this will be our third, and final child, and I am due end of Feb, beginning of March after I turn 31. I was trying to find out how I can still use this website to try and eat healthier and moderately be active throughout my pregnancy, to be healthier for... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:15:22 EST New Here Hi <BR> I am new here and don't know much about this but need some help with motivation. I am 35years old, have a 9yr old and a 22mnth old and am almost 12weeks pregnant again due Dec 11'08. I am overweight and hate it. <BR> I spoke with my Dr and she said that as long as I lost the weight from exercise and healthy eating it is find, however I am finding it difficult to get motivated. I am starting to feel a little less tired and nauseaus now, and am wanting to start losing this excess while... Mon, 26 May 2008 23:11:47 EST Hi out there! Hi all <em>213</em> <BR> Well, I'm not new to SP (as you can see on my profile), but I am new to this team. <BR> <BR> I'm a New Zealander & my partner Geoff is Australian. I have a 10 year son Timothy, who is the apple of my eye. <BR> <BR> I found out on Thursday (22nd May) that I am 4 weeks pregnant.... so it is very, very early days yet, but I do want to find some sort of guide to help me eat healthily and to not gain too much weight during my pregnancy... more than what I need to. ... Sat, 24 May 2008 17:48:49 EST TCC but very worried hi everyone, my husband and i are trying for #2. I'm worried about being pregnant and my weight. The scale is i weigh 250, and i'm 5'7 but i don;t look like i'm that big. I've read about the complications related to being overweight before pregnancy and that scares me. I've lost about 15lbs so far, but I'm afraid that the complications i had with my first pregnancy might happen again. I had symotoms of PIH pre induced hypertension, high blood pressure,which i had to take medication for and ha... Wed, 21 May 2008 19:43:02 EST Bridesmaid dress issue I have a current issue with a bridesmaid dress. I am standing up for my sister-in-laws wedding on September 13, I am due on October 14. Last weekend she went and picked out the dresses and I had requested that she ask about what would work with being 8 months pregnant. She has decided on a dress that has a corsetted top that laces up the back. She said that the lady at the dress shop said this would work well. Now I am not a dress maker and this is my first pregnancy, but I cannot fathom... Tue, 6 May 2008 16:36:26 EST Hello I am Dee Just wanting to say hi and introduce myself. I am just a few weeks into my pregnancy and i already have a 10 year old. I have been over weight since high school and I am diabetic. I am wanting to get into better shape to be able to keep up with 2 children. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:11:47 EST Hello Everyone, I'm New.... Hi! My name is Tiffany. I joined SP to lose weight after having my baby in July 2007. I was doing pretty good and was very confident with my progress. Then, we found out that we are pregnant again! I am currently 18 weeks pregnant. This is baby #4 for us. I joined Baby fit but I like SP better. I was relieved to find a team for pregnant women. Especially overweight pregnant women. On Baby fit, they would not even give me a nutrition or exercise plan because they consider me obese. Feels great... Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:34:24 EST New to the Group... 17 weeks pregnant I just wanted to post an intro... I am Annissa, I am 31 ... I am pregnant with #4 and my last baby (#5 between hubby and I) ... I have a 12 year old, 6 year old, and 11 month old (he'll be 1 in a week!) ... all boys. We're *hoping* for a girl, but who knows. We'll find out next week. I also have a 3 year old step daughter. <BR> <BR> So my weight loss mission is on hold, and was on hold for a few months before because we were TTC. <BR> <BR> But I'm excited to start on it again once ... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:35:02 EST New Not sure if anyone is really active here anymore. Probably not a lot of pregnant women on Spark. I know I was tempted to check out when I found out I was pregnant. <BR> <BR> But thanks to gestational diabetes, I have a real drive to eat healthy and stay in shape. Good news, it's working. I'm up to 30 min a day on my bike (2 x 15) and my sugars are testing great! Maybe I can avoid insulin this time? <BR> <BR> And this baby is a complete surprise. I was doing flex points with info my ... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 19:03:32 EST sadness i'm very sad that i had to give up breast feeding. my milk just went away. i tryed everything to keep it in and nothing worked. it really disapoints me. thank go for formula Tue, 25 Mar 2008 15:13:01 EST New to team and newly pregnant Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I just recently found out I am pregnant. I have a two year old son. After my son was born I really worked hard and did get the weight off. <BR> <BR> Now I am finding myself eating very often. Also, I am letting some bad things into my diet, ie. Easter Candy. I really need support. <BR> <BR> Hope to be hearing from you! <BR> <BR> Bridget Thu, 20 Mar 2008 06:22:04 EST New Here and 17 weeks ....Hello Hi All <BR> <BR> I just found this group. I am 17 weeks pregnant, and looking for some support. I am so happy about baby (our 3rd), but scared about gaining even mmore weight that i don't need. Hi to everyone. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:53:11 EST Finally So i finally got up the nerve to try a short easy work out. i did some side step things for about 8 mins or so. when i got done my legs were so tired but my feet didnt hurt :) gonna try to get in a short one every day this week ad get worked up to my aerobics again i actually miss them :) Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:48:38 EST New to the Team Hello ladies, <BR> I am new to this team. I am a 24 year old child care provider. My husband is in the military and we have been married for 3 and a half years. I just took a pregnancy test about 3 hours ago and it was positive, which I expected. I think I'm about 3 weeks but I'll see when I go for a walkin appt tomorrow. I want to stay healthy and gain as little weigh possible at the same time. I hope to get to know you ladies better. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 21:09:48 EST advice...PLEASE my hubby thinks...that being a stay at home mom and full time student is not hard work. i should always have the hould spotless and the laundry cought up. dinner should be ready as soon as he wants it and i should drop everything to get him what he wants when he wants it. problem is....i have a 2 year old and a 1month old so i barly have time to breath and do my homework so the house work is slipping and its pissing him off! he works third shift and has a part time job so he dont get to help ... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:28:10 EST somewhat new.. 11 weeks pregnant I'm new to the board, but not to Spark People. Hubby and I have been trying off and on for 4 years. We've suffered several miscarriages, and I basically let myself go. I ballooned up to almost 300lbs. <BR> I realized I needed to do something about it. After my last loss, my doctor realized I had PCOD, and Insulin Resistance, which was not only causing my infertility problems, but also causing me to have problems losing weight. <BR> I've been on Metformin for almost a year now, and I'v... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 03:39:00 EST New to Team, 7 Weeks Pregnant with First Child Hi ladies. I am Danielle. I just turned 26 years old, and I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Scott, for 3 1/2 years. We just found out that we're expecting our first child. I am a second grade teacher and am very active in my church. I'd love to meet other ladies who are trying to get healthy during their pregnancies. Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:15:48 EST Hip dysplasia?? I went for my 4 week check up today. I told the dr about all my hip pain and she seems to think i may have hip dysplasia....never really hear of it.... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 23:06:24 EST OMG!!!! I just dad roughly 10-12mins of Denise Austin Cardio Dance and Sculpt then i jogged/ran two laps around my half my back yard and i'm soooo exausted!! i barly made it two laps my legs felt like they were going to give in becasue i have a slight hill i had to run up! i know once i regain my breath i'll feel good though! i'm gonna try to make that jogging thing a regular so i can walk up alot of steps with out getting outta breath! <BR> <BR> whoohooo for me! i'm so proud! Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:06:19 EST Natural Childbirth Has anyone done natural childbirth? If so which method and with what results? <BR> <BR> I did Bradley with my son who will be 3 in April. I had the perfect birth experience and I am doing Bradley with this pg too. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 20:37:20 EST Feb. Roll Call Who all is here....sign in and let us know if you are expecting a little one, already a mommy or both. :-) Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:52:28 EST Work out I'm so proud!! I worked out today. I did 10 mins of Denese Austin aerobics. I could of did more i want tired but my hips started to hurt and i knew i better not push it. I feel better already :) Mon, 4 Feb 2008 22:03:07 EST Milk Supply As i'm sure u guys have noticed i'm breast feedin <BR> <BR> i have finally got my son to latch on and nurse. i have been doing it about 2-3 times a day when i have the chance. since i started that friday night when i pump i do good to get an oz all together. is it because i'm nursing? he usually does about 20mins on each side. i'm afraid my milks gonna dry up or something.... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 23:22:42 EST calories how many calories should i be taking in while breast feeding? Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:01:25 EST omg..congrats now im kicking my own arse for not checking in! lol congrats to u ladies!!!!!!!! sorry i wasnt around sooner to say it!!! Sun, 27 Jan 2008 10:59:22 EST Quickie Birth Announcement Our angel is here! Kwakiah was born 1/22/08 at 1:12pm quickly and quietly at home! It was one of the scariest, fulfilling and empowering moments of my life. All of my children were there and of course, fought over who got to hold her first. We went youngest to oldest on that one. :)! She's healthy and perfect and sleeps through the night! <BR> I've had three days of ooing and aahing, so hopefully next week, I'll start back the exercise routine. :)! I am so enjoying these lazy days a... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 22:37:32 EST Breast Pumping Question Okay, so i pump usually 4 times aday. most times i'm able to get 1oz out of each side. sometimes a little less. my baby is starting to eat 3oz sometimes but i cant seem to get more. i try to actually breast feed him and sometimes he latches on really good and will feed but most times he will not, because he is uses to a bottle. is there anything i can do to get more milk? andi only have 1 and sometimes 2 strings of milk shooting out, any way to get more? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:50:57 EST New to the group, Member to SP for over a year Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am feeling really discouraged and need some guidance. I am 31 weeks pregnant right now and weigh 199 lbs (at my last DR. appointment last week). I am at my all time heaviest. Before getting pregnant I was 169 lbs and I am only 5'5". So I was in the overweight category. I still have 9 weeks left and I am scared I am going to gain a whole lot more (considering baby only weighs 3 pounds right now and I have 8 pound babies). This is my 3rd and final pregnancy. I hope ... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:54:59 EST newbie here Hey I am Samantha and I am about 8 wks pg. I don't have my dr appt until Feb 4th. I have another child a boy who will be 3 in April. This is a little surprise but we are really excited. With my last pg I was doing South Beach when I got pg but it was too hard to follow for my pg. I joined WW about 2 months ago and will follow that eating guide during my pg. I still need to call and cancel my membership though. Sigh. It is nice to see such a supportive group and I look forward to meeting you a... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:25:23 EST daily Schedule's I am not so sure how this will work so i am looking for some input from more experienced mothers. Starting Next week i want to start a new daily schedule to try and keep things from going too crazy once i have lucas. I know i will not be able to stick to it 100% everyday but i thought it might help me a little. What are your days like? Are you on a schedule? I have a simi one now with nap, lunch, dinner and bedtime but i want to get more strict! I hope that will help my house stay neater and ... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 14:08:14 EST Venting-- ---mental breakdown---- This evening has been one of those evenings were everything has just went wrong! Being prego makes it even worse. i feel like locking myself in my room so i can just cry cry cry! i need a me vacation!!! i feel like this baby is never gonna come out and i'm soooo exaused because i cant seem to get any sleep and my two year old runs me ragged and my hubby thinks i'm a maid!!! arggggggg!!!!! sorry to vent but i'm feeling a little better now!!! if i were not prego this would be one of those momen... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 20:48:37 EST Thoughts on genetics testing? I am at the point of deciding wether or not to get a down syndrome test done, which has the probability of false positives, I don't like the thought of. On the other hand if something is going on it would be good to be prepared for it for when the baby gets here. I'm thinking of having the first tri-screen done that's what it's called. <BR> <BR> What do you think? What testing did you have done and for what reason, your age? your genetics? Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:45:18 EST Hello! Newbie at 5 weeks PG! I'm so glad to find this group! I'm 5 weeks along and just met with my doctor yesterday, she said not to gain over 20 is this possible? Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:45:41 EST New to Spark and pregnant again! After a very long 3.5 years of trying, we just found out I'm pregnant with #3! We are thrilled to bits and pieces!!! My EDD is 9-7-08. I would really, really like to not gain weight with this one as I already have about 100 lbs to lose! <em>198</em> I've already started walking on the treadmill at the gym as well as swimming laps, and will be adding in some weight training (babies get heavy!!) 3x a week. Now I just need to get my menu planned and stick with it! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 01:23:10 EST New to the team and pregnancy Hi <BR> I am 32 and 9 and a 1/2 weeks pregnant. I am so looking forward to being a mom. I have been looking for a team that is about pregnancy on Spark that is active, meaning people check in daily or at least a few times a week. I hope this team does that. <BR> I started Spark in April I think, I can't remember right now. I do remember me weighing 288 last January and with ttc my doc highly urged me to really start losing weight. So I did and I'm pregnant! Thank goodness I lost at least th... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 19:37:07 EST Starting the process So I went to the dr. yesterday! I am 2cm dilated!! Whoohooo.. baby Lucas has dropped completly, my dr seems to think i'll go into labor soon. i cant waite i want my little boy :) Fri, 28 Dec 2007 17:13:43 EST Birth Plans? Hey there! <BR> Just wondering how everyone is planning to give birth. Home, hospital, birth center, outside? Alone, with hubby, a partner, midwife, doula? C-sections, natural, with or without pain meds? <BR> I'm planning my first unassisted homebirth due to a lot of reasons. I've had 2 in birthing centers and one in the hospital (sort of...she kind of just popped out while they were deciding to admit me or not :)!), so this is a new adventure for me. I had a sleeping husband (now... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 14:38:34 EST And I used to sleep so well... Hey all. It's about 4:50 a.m. and I have been up since 2:30 a.m. This from the girl who could and sometimes would sleep till noon on her day off. lol. Now after reading all those baby books I sleep so restlessly because it's uncomfortable on my stomach, I am a right side/stomach sleeper, and now know that left side is best for me and baby. So, yeah thats why I am up in the middle of the night (for me anyway) and found this group and love the idea of it. :) <BR> <BR> Just saying hi to my ... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 06:56:33 EST Due dates?? I'm prgnant with number two! A boy :) Due Jan 17 but i think think i'll make it that far. I really hope to go by the 10 because I start school back then. When is everybody else due? Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:51:45 EST Just joined the group Hi! My name is Rachel and I am entering my second trimester of my second pregnancy. I joined sparkpeople earlier in the year and I've kinda gotten off track. I figure now is a good time to get back on track. I'm proud to say that I have only gained 3 pounds so far. I am hoping to keep my weight in check throughout this pregnancy. I only gained about 30lbs my first pregnancy and lost all of it within a month of birth. I am starting at a slighly lower weight this time but I'm still worrie... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:15:38 EST still slow here wish it wasnt so dead in here. but oh well. <BR> <BR> i have been working out pretty good so far, until the end of last week. then i started having contractions. i was upset because i want to stay healthy, i want to continue to stay active. but now im cut down to only 30 min sessions. which is gonna be harder to find 2 quiet times a day instead of one lol...and its gonna be hard for me to stop once i get started..but as long as baby is ok.... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:43:18 EST Not feeling very encouraged Hello! I am new to this forum, but it really speaks to my current situation. I'm happy to be (recently) pregnant, but I hadn't lost the weight from the first baby yet! I've been overweight my whole life, and I was just feeling like I might be able to make some progress when BOOM!, I'm pregnant. Now some of the diets I was considering are off limits, and I am petrified I will surpass my highest weight ever, which would just not be good for my mental health. And honestly, if I hear 'eat healt... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 20:20:21 EST maternity wear? where do u ladies find good bargins on plus size maternity? problem is i only like the "full panel" tummy pants...however if i find nice shirts they are all to short so the panel shows grrrr...motherhood maternity are even too short!!! where do u ladies shop?!?! Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:46:53 EST Newbie Hi, I am a newbie. I am due on 8/7/07 and a little nervous because I did not lose all the weight I planned to before I got pregnant. I lost 20 lbs and got pregnant. My OB told me that the weight loss was probably why I got pregnant. Anyhow, I am excited but a bit nervous and looking for any support. <BR> <BR> MG Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:48:59 EST how many calories are u ladies taking in? ive only gained 4lbs total (as of mylast dr appt) and dr is pleased...i stay with in 1800--2400 calories a day...but im alot more active than i was before, im on my elliptical or walking i get bigger i know my elliptical will be out im wondering how many calories are u ladies consuming? what is the norm for prego moms...(ive never thought about this with my last 5 pregnancies <em>40</em> ) Mon, 10 Dec 2007 10:39:56 EST newbie here morning ladies, i didnt even know sparks had teams for pregnant mommies! i have just been hanging out with my normal teams. glad to know there is a group for us here <BR> <BR> little about me--im sandra, im 29 and expecting #4 at home this is my 6th pregnancy but the healthiest by far. i had lost 30 lbs before i got the shock of a bfp far ive gained 4lbs and im starting my 23 week. we are a member of the green team and plan on staying that due the day after my 30th bday ... Mon, 10 Dec 2007 10:31:02 EST pregnant and scared hey everyone, i found out i'm pregnant back in october, and everything was going hunky dory till a couple of nights ago when i started bleeding. turns out i have placenta previa(placenta has grown over the cervix). <BR> and i am scared for me and my baby cause it can be quite dangerous. but i am also scared for my weight. the doctor i saw told me to take it easy for as long as i can. so i am concerned about how to maintain or watch my weight. <BR> can anyone help? and has anyone else bee... Sun, 9 Dec 2007 00:53:40 EST Sick and pregnant I picked up some stomach bug last weekend and it's not going away. My doc said it shouldn't last more than 10 days. It's day 11 and it seems to have gotten its strength back. It's not that bad...I haven't had a fever or any major symptoms. I'm just adding more bathroom time to my already bathroom-heavy schedule. The real kicker is that not a lot of food sounds good. I'm staying close to or in my goal calorie range, but my fat is really high. I'm trying to pay more attention, but is it ... Mon, 3 Dec 2007 13:55:36 EST December Roll Call The holidays are looming! Everyone say hi! Mon, 3 Dec 2007 13:52:32 EST New to this group Hi, I'm Miranda. I have been doing SP for about 2 years now and when I found out about BabyFit I went there but...I didn't like the site too much. It seems really geared to the fit and thin (which I'm not). I can't do 2300 calories a day and my maternal/fetal nutritionist said that was too much for me, my needs, and my weight. So I came back here and found this group! <BR> This is baby #4 for us and I'm looking forward to having this baby and it being the last!!! Sat, 10 Nov 2007 10:33:58 EST November Roll Call I see some new faces so let's do a roll call for November!! :-) <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2007 21:26:20 EST Sex during pregnancy Hi, I'm a new prego...31 years old...totally suprised by my pregnancy. We were going to try next summer...just alittle early. But really I feel sooo frustrated because he is scared and freaked out he will "hurt the baby" or "it's just weird" because his baby is in there. How can I get through 9 months without it? I just feel so unattractive and mad at him. We go to the doctor next Monday and hopefully they can explain it's ok...anyone ever had the same experience. I don't have morning sic... Tue, 16 Oct 2007 08:57:48 EST October Roll Call Let's do a roll call for October and see who all is here. :-) Tue, 9 Oct 2007 23:28:09 EST New from Arizona SP said you can't belong if you are pregnant, so I hadn't joined. Any comments? Tue, 2 Oct 2007 16:22:33 EST Usual Lurker-- -Thought I'd say Hi! Hi! <BR> I'm a mom of soon to be four, trying desperately not to balloon out of control with this pregnancy. It's been six years since I've done this and I never really regained the body I had before children. I think I'm doing ok so far...only gained 5 pounds and it's my fifth month along (due 2/2008). I started out at 186 which didn't seem to alarm my midwife, but the thought of hitting close to 250lbs by the birth alarmed me! I usually gain at least 40 pounds during pregnancy. I'... Sun, 30 Sep 2007 08:59:40 EST Sorry, I'm a quitter. I'm not really gaining weight, but I can't work to lose it either. So I'm going to have to quit for now. I'll be back eventually. Good luck everyone! :) <BR> <BR> J Sun, 9 Sep 2007 20:18:40 EST Check it out! It's the Jill and Toni show.... <BR> <BR> is that like a Dog and Pony show? ;) <BR> <BR> Did you get my email? <BR> <BR> Hope so, k bye. <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:09:13 EST Hey! Where is everyone!? This board is DEAD! What is everyone up to? <BR> <BR> I know I'm busy myself, but jeeze! Where is everyone?!? Are we all just getting fat again?? ;) <BR> <BR> Haha. :) <BR> J Wed, 22 Aug 2007 09:42:17 EST Weigh In 8/17! How did everyone do this week? <BR> <BR> Or, should I ask, how did you do this week Toni? ;) Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:12:47 EST I feel so blue... I need to vent this or I'll blow up in anguish. I feel like I don't want to be pregnant anymore. I want my baby, that's for sure, but I am angry at the whole process. I want to be normal and able to get fit asap. I am so down at this moment. I read somewhere that it is normal to feel this way on week 10. This is desperating. I feel like I want to cry all day and binge for comfort. Of course, I won't overeat because that will only make things worse. Just needed to share this with ppl that I kn... Wed, 15 Aug 2007 05:28:17 EST What was your weigh in for 8/10? How did everyone do last week? Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:20:17 EST In a Rut, Maybe?!?! Alright, so, I've been eating well, I've been exercising some (toddler limiting) and doing what I can, but somehow I don't think I'm doing enough. I'm staying in my calorie range for the most part, not going over enough for the next days consumption to not make up for it most of the time, KWIM? <BR> <BR> Why is it that I feel like I'm in a rut? I mean, I'm doing well, I'm sticking with it, but I'm only losing *maybe* a pound a week. I know I didn't put it on as quickly as I may be losing ... Wed, 8 Aug 2007 10:01:01 EST Its been forever!!! Its been so long since I've posted here. Things have been crazy with moving to a new house and just adjusting to 3 kids. Brody is my youngest and he just turned 6 months. He has been having some skin issues and we are not sure what it is but he just itches like crazy. We are taking him to a specialist this week. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have managed to continue to lose weight but I'm stuck right now and hoping I can press on and lose more. I just wanted to say hi and check in :) <BR> <BR> -D... Sun, 5 Aug 2007 01:40:21 EST Weigh In 8/3/2007 How'd everyone do this week??? Fri, 3 Aug 2007 09:55:56 EST Do you sabatoge yourself??? Okay this morning I woke up and faced the scale for weigh in day and saw 199.4. This was the 2nd time I've seen 199. I was so excited. Then I had a rough day and ate like a pig, so tomorrow guess where the scale will be?? It will be up again. I hit 199 and it's like a mental thing. <BR> <BR> Am I all alone here? Thu, 2 Aug 2007 22:25:07 EST 100 Mile Challenge Hi all, just wondered if anyone else wanted to join me in a 100 mile challenge. This was on another board, and I thought, hey, we can do this. <BR> <BR> Basically it's 100 miles (walk, ride, spring, whatever) by Nov 3. <BR> <BR> Anytakers? It's 50 miles a month basically. We can do that. <BR> Thu, 2 Aug 2007 15:31:02 EST Overweigth pregnant moms due on March 2008 Hi! I am an overweight mom of a 2 yr-old and future mom of a second whom is due on March 12. Just wondering if anyone else out there is exactly in my situation so that we can share our experience, worries, etc. I am freaked to become too huge with this pregnancy, as I have started with a lot of extra weight on me (way over 50lbs!!!). I have gained 4lbs so far and started to take total control over my habbits. My goal: to gain no more than 20lbs with this pregnancy, hoping to shed half that wh... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 12:26:59 EST Have I asked this before? What's your typical.... What does your typical day hold in store for meals? I don't remember if I have asked this or not, but I want some new ideas, I don't want this diet to get old!!!! :/ <BR> <BR> Here's mine. <BR> <BR> Morning - Luna Bar and Water (or diet coke) <BR> Morning Snack - Pretzels <BR> Lunch - Sandwich or Soup or Cereal or Lean Cuisine meal <BR> Afternoon Snack - Something sweet, a Quaker Rice Cake bag (the cinnamon are really good), chex 100 calorie pack, you get it.. ;) <BR> Dinner - This I'm bet... Wed, 1 Aug 2007 09:50:33 EST I'm excited about dinner tonight!!! Ok, so I'm trying to find recipes to make this diet more bearable for both of us (although we're doing the best we ever have) and I'm looking up dinner ideas on, and I glanced at the stuff on here. I'm gonna make the zucchini, the #2 recipe. Has anyone tried it? I'm really excited about it, and a cup is a serving at only 67 or so calories. How awesome is that? It's zucchini sliced, on a pan, with I can't believe it's not butter spray and a light dusting of parm. cheese... Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:03:28 EST So, I finally made a Spark Page Go look at it, make me your friend. :D <BR> <BR> I have one question though, how do you do those before and after composites? Ya know, like the one Toni has on her ispirational layout thingy majigger? <BR> <BR> :D Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:57:53 EST Weigh-in July 27th Hey Jill! I just read your post but thought I’d start a new thread for the weigh-in anyway. <BR> <BR> I’m doing good, just wish I had some time!! Ahhhh!!! And yeah… just go ahead and enjoy ANOTHER vacation! Ha ha ha! I’ve been working like a MAD WOMAN all week on getting stuff ready for my garage sale tomorrow. I didn’t get to bed until around 11:30 last night again. Ahhh! I will just be so glad when these boxes and bags of STUFF are out of my house and we can go back to normal!... Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:48:59 EST Hey! Anybody out there?!?!?! How's everyone doing? Not much action on here lately! <BR> <BR> As far as weightloss, well, I've been waiting to weigh til Friday. I did ride the stationary bike for 9 miles last night and I did 50 crunches, so I feel good about that. I wish I had the time to ride every night, but I just don't. <BR> <BR> My calorie intake has been pretty good, I've stayed at the low end of my range, which I think is a good thing. I thought it would be harder than it is. I just have to realize that whe... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 11:00:21 EST July 20th Weigh-In So, how did everyone do this week?!?! Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:52:22 EST Losing my motivation!! This past weekend and week have been awful. I am losing my motivation and have been so lazy and have no desire to do anything!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Chris's parents came in this weekend and Saturday I went out with my two friends and on Monday Chris used a vacation day and took the day off from work so from Friday to Monday we ate out EVERYDAY!!! <em>24</em> <BR> Friday I did *ok* I had a salad. Saturday we ate at the Cheesecake Factory and I got a burrito with rice and black beans but... Wed, 18 Jul 2007 23:05:31 EST Weigh in July 13th How is everyone doing? Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:25:59 EST Who cares to talk to me anymore? no response=no (unless you have something you'd like to say, which is fine of course) <BR> <BR> response=yes <BR> <BR> Just wondering if this team is really a fit for me anymore considering the other board drama. And that's totally not intended to sound like a sob story, I'd just rather not have everyone feeling all sorts of uncomfortable trying to converse with me on here. Fri, 6 Jul 2007 12:32:26 EST Weigh in 6/29 How's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I'm at 236.6. Down from 240 flat. WOOHOO! :) <BR> <BR> I'd love to be at 200 when I get preggo again. My doc will be impressed. ;) Toni, Don't post that if you put the reports on the board! ;) Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:49:25 EST Well hello there! Hey guys! I just wanted to stop in and post a note, I am 6 weeks pregnant and thrilled :) I don't intend to actively lose weight while pregnant, but I will be using sparkpeople as a way to maintain my current weight and especially to track my calories ;) <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! Tue, 26 Jun 2007 07:54:02 EST Weigh In - June 22nd! How is everyone doing? Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:54:48 EST 1 month out. Well, today is officially 1 month since my surgery. I've lost 28 pounds. I've dropped 5 sizes from a 26/28 to a 16/18 in shirts, and I've dropped from a 24 in pants to a 18/20. I actually look forward to going to the gym everyday and working out. And for the first time in my life, I look forward to what I will feel like in 3-4 months. I feel like I can do this finally, never before did I feel that way. At two weeks out I was released from my blood pressure medication and my sugars leveled out... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:21:41 EST Weigh in June 15th!! How's everyone doing? Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:36:02 EST Strong as Ox Only I'm as fat as one as well!! I met with my trainer yesterday, and she was just blown away with the weight training. "Oh my god Beth!?! You're lifting that??" She was even bringing other trainers over to see the charts. Then we went through my routine to make sure I was indeed lifting properly, and a-okay there. So basically I'm like superwoman on the weights. Anyhow, next week I graduate to the big girls gym (I'll miss my fat gym), but I'm excited to outlift some of the beefcake dude... Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:17:13 EST Snickers Marathon Bars Every morning I hear the commercial on the radio for the Snickers Marathon Energy bar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> At first I just ignored them, they were just background noise as I got ready for work. Has anyone heard these commercials? They imitate actions in life as if it were a workout: <BR> <BR> “and lift the luggage over your head, and lift, and lift, and place into overhead storage compartment, and push, and push, and grunt and push, and grunt and push…..”... Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:51:49 EST Just for this week, I will Try to stick to my new diet rules <BR> get to the gym and burn 300 calories <BR> get my homework done <BR> love on my boys <BR> enjoy my hubby again. Sun, 10 Jun 2007 23:19:50 EST My NSG My Non-Scale Goals are: <BR> To walk with my thighs not touching anymore <BR> To fit into a size 12 some day <BR> To continue to shock people with my weight loss <BR> To be able to water ski <BR> to play tennis with my son <BR> to have sex with my hubby without wandering if he finds me attractive. Sun, 10 Jun 2007 23:19:10 EST Weigh In June 8th! How did everyone do?!?! How was your week? Fri, 8 Jun 2007 15:51:13 EST Hungry Girl Thought I'd share this site. It was shared on another board I'm on and it's kind of cute! :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Jun 2007 12:18:13 EST Funny <em>243</em> <BR> Your weight loss = <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average newborn <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year <BR> 11 pounds = an average housecat <BR> 12 pounds = a Bald Eagle <BR... Wed, 6 Jun 2007 11:10:05 EST Big Medicine Have you guys seen this show?!? I think it's on TLC. CRAZY stuff. I think that's D's motivation for losing weight! The hospital they film at is in Houston even! So SCARY! <BR> <BR> What do you guys think of it if you have seen it? Tue, 5 Jun 2007 23:59:43 EST most fabulous food I'm totally loving Thomas multi-grain light english muffin. Only 100 calories a muffin and 8 whoppin grams of fiber!! Make sure to get the light though. There's another whole grain one that says "only 100 calories" and "high fiber" on it, but it only has 5 grams instead of the 8 (although 5 grams ain't 1/2 bad either!) Mon, 4 Jun 2007 13:30:26 EST Daily Check-In (June) Thought I'd start a new one of these so the thread doesn't get too long. How are we doing? Mon, 4 Jun 2007 10:07:07 EST Weigh In June 1st How did everyone do?? Fri, 1 Jun 2007 13:57:31 EST Where is everyone .... I see three names on here... Mon, 28 May 2007 23:24:40 EST Weigh-In May 25th It’s Weigh-In day!!! How are we doing??? <BR> <BR> Jen posted on Wednesday: <BR> <BR> I should have waited to post this until Friday morning but I wasn't sure I would be online but when I stepped on the scale on Friday it told me I lost 3lbs this past week for a total of 28lbs so far!!! <BR> <BR> So just in case she wasn’t able to get on, I thought I’d post it again here. <BR> <BR> And CONGRATULATIONS JEN!!! You’re doing awesome!!! Fri, 25 May 2007 09:42:00 EST Holy Jello BatMan Well today I was almost sure I was sick of protien powder and jello, until I noticed some swelling had gone done. <BR> <BR> When i got out of the hospital I was 222 (a gain). today I was 213. WOW! I'm only 5 days out. It's just such a boost when you need it most. That was my first goal. The point where I started LA weight loss. I'm so excited to be there, that means anything now is lower than I've been in 6-7 years. <BR> Wed, 23 May 2007 12:27:07 EST Home Obvisouly I don't think I can log lortab and protien powder on here so i'll check in but won't be logging calroies on here. <BR> <BR> I'm a little woosy so I'm gonna go lie down. <BR> Sun, 20 May 2007 13:49:43 EST Apples Nutritional Info <BR> <BR> Apples are: <BR> <BR> fat free; <BR> saturated fat free; <BR> sodium free; <BR> cholesterol free; and <BR> an excellent source of fiber. <BR> What the Nutrition Facts label doesn't tell you: <BR> <BR> Apples are a rich source of phytonutrient (plant-based) antioxidants. <BR> Apples and apple juice are two of the best sources of the mineral boron, which may promote bone health. <BR> Apples contain natural fruit sugars, mostly in the form of fructose. <BR>... Sun, 20 May 2007 13:48:26 EST Weigh In May 18th How did everyone do?? Fri, 18 May 2007 01:19:37 EST Bananas! This was posted in a another team, it is an article on the benefits of bananas. Now if only I can find a way to get them in and LIKE them! :P <BR> <BR> Bananas!! <BR> <BR> This is interesting, after reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. <BR> <BR> Bananas contain three natural sugurs - sucrose, fructose & glucose combined with fiber A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. <BR> <BR> Research has proven that just two bananas prov... Thu, 17 May 2007 10:43:27 EST Weigh in 05/11/07 How are we doing this week? Fri, 11 May 2007 10:34:28 EST Question of the week Okay, so here's my question. <BR> <BR> At the doc's office I normally weight in, in the afternoon wearing clothes, shoes, plus having eaten etc. It's normally 5-7 pounds higher than my weigh in that morning. So say for example yesterday... I was 214 at home and 222 at their office in the afternoon. I came home and steped on my scale that night and was able to make mine say 222 as well. So I know they are pretty close. <BR> <BR> My chart, my record in my pocket, etc will all have their weig... Wed, 9 May 2007 08:41:12 EST Daily check-in I saw this on another board and thought it was a good idea. Each day you check in and answer these questions. <BR> <BR> What exercise was scheduled today? <BR> <BR> How much did you actually do? <BR> <BR> How many calories are you allowed each day? <BR> <BR> How many did you use? <BR> <BR> How many cups of water did you drink? <BR> <BR> Overall, you would say today has been....? Tue, 8 May 2007 21:34:58 EST Extra Protien.... Well I had to start looking into extra liquid protien for after the surgery. I found a drink called isopure that has zero carbs, no sugar, but has 40 grams of protien. I read up that protien helps build new cells and helps your loose fat instead of muscle, so that's good. <BR> <BR> So do you think I made a good choice today I was short on calories, so I mixed 8 oz of this and 8 oz of apple juice to see how it taste (preparing for after surgery) just to boost my protien and calories... <BR> Sat, 5 May 2007 21:37:13 EST Bad Breakfast! BLEH! We're having a big bake sale and may basket sale today at work so I was good and only bought one baggy of puppy chow at the bake sale even though everything looked SOOOO yummy. There was 1 cup in it so that's what I ate for breakfast............ugghhh!! BIG mistake! I feel like total crap now! <BR> <BR> I can definitely tell my body has changed because I used to be able to eat junk like this all the time.........all day and now I just feel sick and worn down. I guess that's coming down o... Fri, 4 May 2007 12:31:33 EST Weigh in 05/04/07 It's weigh-in day again! How are we doing?!?!? Fri, 4 May 2007 11:11:45 EST Power Foods Power Foods <BR> <BR> 1. Whole Grains <BR> <BR> The high fiber and satiating properties of these foods (brown rice, kasha, dark bread, quinoa, whole-grain cereal) make them ideal for keeping your weight down. In fact, when Harvard researchers followed over 74,000 nurses ages 38 to 63 for 12 years, they found that those who ate more whole grains consistently weighed less than those who didn't. And women with the highest fiber intake were 50 percent less likely to gain a major amount of wei... Thu, 3 May 2007 11:10:45 EST UPDATE: sorry I've been MIA Well, my husband is away at NTC but will be home soon. Then it's off to pack for you know where.. that's right .... the dreaded SANDBOX !!! :( I have been so busy this past week or two. I promised Jack that I would have Jackson's room finished before he came home. Ummm ... yeah, my poor baby is sleeping in the living room with his bedroom walls half painted. GOOD NEWS : I lost 10.2 lbs this week !!!! My husband left on April 4 , so it will be a month tomorrow and I have lost 16 lbs. since he'... Thu, 3 May 2007 07:09:35 EST May 18 Well the surgery is on. According to their scale I've lost 10 pounds, but I know that my scale is probably a better judge, same day, same time, same nakeness, etc... ya know. Still I'll take 10 pounds in a month that's not horrible. <BR> <BR> Anyway. May 18th is my surgery. I'll be in the hospital for the night and go home the next day. By the time they get over the first 3 of us, it'll be the same day type procedure. In and out. I'll be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks and then purred food the ... Wed, 2 May 2007 22:04:15 EST Tried on a smaller size I went and had a size 22 pants in my closet and thought I'd try them on, figured I'd probably be able to wear them now. Well their almost too big. *sigh* They were cute. I know how you fell Toni. I was happy they are big, but not that I will soon have no wardrobe. <BR> Wed, 2 May 2007 09:41:39 EST LOL Wow that was shocking I accidentally typed in 118 in my weigh in instead of 218. I didn't notice it till I saw my ticker, how funny. Someday I will be close to that. <BR> Wed, 2 May 2007 09:30:59 EST today I meet with the doc for my surgery Today I go meet with Dr. P my surgeon for the lap band procedure. It will be just a discussion with the three people he's doing that day, but it will nail down all the specifics. Wish me luck. <BR> Wed, 2 May 2007 09:26:07 EST Adios Leaving for TN on Thursday, so I probably won't be posting for at least a week. Yay vacation!! Bigger Yay--no kids!!! Tue, 1 May 2007 20:15:46 EST So frustrat d...need help!! I weighed in on Friday and no loss AGAIN!! This is the 3rd straight week now. It's so frustrating. I blamed AF last week but she is still here 2 weeks later!!! Ughhh I'm half tempted to just call my GYN and get on the birth control to help my PCOS but I am so afraid I'll gain on the pill!! Plus my birthday was this week and I did have some cake & ice cream so I'm sure that didn't help but I think I have hit a plateau. <BR> This week I have been working harder...I did some running today when w... Mon, 30 Apr 2007 23:38:26 EST So you've lost weight, how do you reward yourself I'm mad at how bad I was this weekend, but so far the scale hasn't caught up to me, so I'll just keep being good. However, I'm proud of myself for the 15 pounds I've lost, so I think I'll go try on a lower size pant to see if it fits. <BR> <BR> How about you, how are you gonna reward yourself. <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:29:20 EST Exercise - Week of 4/29 through 5/05 Post your exercise! Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:11:15 EST A great article This article was posted in another message board group I belong to(from and I thought it was really good and had to share! <BR> <BR> *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* <BR> <BR> 5 Steps to Banish All-or-Nothing Thinking <BR> <BR> From Jennifer R. Scott, <BR> Your Guide to Weight Loss. <BR> <BR> Take the middle ground when it comes to losing weight. <BR> <BR> When you want to lose a significant amount of weight, it's easy to fall into all-or-nothing thinking ... <BR> <BR> You ration... Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:02:23 EST Weigh in 4/27/07 It's weigh-in day again! How are we doing?!?!? Fri, 27 Apr 2007 09:36:16 EST WOW! Gardening, who knew.... 60 min's of gardening is over 400 calories burned. Time to go pick weeds more often. <BR> Thu, 26 Apr 2007 09:34:28 EST Exercise check in Hey, let's keep this rolling! <BR> <BR> Monday-50 minutes cardio + Weight training <BR> <BR> Tuesday-60 minutes cardio + ab weights (naughty beth, supposed to wait 48 hrs) <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:48:41 EST Food Logging I was browsing food logs yesterday just to see if I could get some ideas on foods or meal combinations that other people are doing to see what works for others and I was shocked when I came up on one person’s food log. Her day was cookies for breakfast, hamburger and fries for lunch, alcoholic drinks, and ice cream, etc. She was obviously way over her calorie intake so I thought, “Wow! She must just be having a bad day today.” So I clicked to look at past days and they were ALL that way! ... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:39:58 EST Re-eval of goals. Okay, so here's my new approach on things. It seem by Sunday or so, I'm dying for a treat. I haven't gone really bad since that one day, but I've been allowing one thing every once and a while. It just seems I need to set a limit on when I do. So you all gave me good advice to have a more speific goal. <BR> <BR> So my new goal is to eat on plan (LA weight Loss is what I'm trying to stick to) for M-Saturday. I'm not Hungry or even tired, and I feel good. Then on Sunday I'm allowed one treat. ... Sun, 22 Apr 2007 21:34:05 EST Weigh in 4/20/07 It's weigh-in day again! How are we doing girls? <BR> <BR> Also for fun - Name one healthy meal you made this week! :) Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:27:12 EST cool easy yummy healthy receipe Make sugar free jello and add a cup of applesauce after the jello is melted in the water. It's so yummy the boys ate it at Mike's sleepover and there wasn't any left. <BR> <em>4</em> Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:09:45 EST What diet are you following My preop surgeon made a good point, any diet will work if you can stick to it. So i guess Toni triggered me to ask when she said "this isn't a fad diet" in another post. <BR> <BR> Are you following the recommendations of their food or doing your own thing. <BR> Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:05:38 EST BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD DAY Um, okay I must confess I had a horrible day. I had mac and cheese for lunch, I had steak for dinner and then I had ice cream at 9:30 tonight. UGH!!!! <BR> <BR> Help, I can start over tomorrow right. <BR> Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:50:42 EST Lindsey Did you see the new show on Lifetime about being an Army Wife, it looks pretty good. <BR> Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:35:29 EST Who the heck am I ?!?!? LOL For the first time in 5 years ... I took the kids to Burger King and ordered a Chicken Ceasar Salad with Fat Free Ranch dressing. :O Normally I get a Double Stacker King Sized with a Coke ! YAY !!! It was really hard. I was slapping my hand the entire time I was ordering and I was sniffing my kids french fries LOL We are BIG fast food people. I am so proud of myself and I am really enjoying my salad. I did however have like one or two fries... just to get a taste because I knew if I didn't I ... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 18:28:52 EST Weigh in 4/13/07 Ahhhh! It’s Friday the 13th!!! And it’s weigh-in day again! <BR> <BR> How are we doing girls? Where do we stand? How was your week? Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:58:15 EST Question of the day......... I was just thinking: <BR> <BR> How would you feel if your personal trainer was overweight? Would you be confident in their abilities to help you? Would you feel comfortable being a personal trainer to help others if you had weight to lose yourself? Thu, 12 Apr 2007 16:09:49 EST Ugghh! What is the deal? For the past 2 months, my body has decided to just go ahead and have a period when I'm not on my "period" pills. I'm taking birth control and it happened again to me today. I am not supposed to start my Placebo pills until Sunday so I only have 2 more days left and my body decided today to go ahead and start my period. This is the weirdest thing because when I was on birth control before Bella, it was like clockwork! I would start the Placebo pills on Sunday, get my per... Thu, 12 Apr 2007 14:11:32 EST So Mad I'm up for my surgery pretty soon, I had to see a shrink as part of the eval. Anyway. The guy made me sooo mad. He went out of his way to tell me my efforts at trying to eat correctly and exercise were over ambishious and I'd fail if I kept this way. HELLO!!! Why do you tell someone that. <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:52:03 EST Doctor's Office Shocker! I was just at my doctor’s office getting a refill on my Prevacid this morning. I forgot to take mine this morning and thought that I’ve been feeling better so it wouldn’t be a big deal but NOPE… stomach let me know that I needed it. The doctor said he’ll probably keep me on it for a couple of months to heal my stomach! Uggghh!! I want to do whatever I need to do but I still hate being a pill poppin’ Betty! <BR> <BR> Anyway – while I was over there, I asked them to see what my weights we... Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:03:58 EST Exercise Check-in for the week of April 8th! I noticed that we haven't been doing this! I didn't get any exercise in last week with being sick but it's a new week right!?!?! <BR> <BR> Let's get moving girls! Tue, 10 Apr 2007 09:28:48 EST Water or Not? So have you seen the commercials where you add the crystal light to the water to "dress it up". In your mind does that count as water? It's calories, etc with added chemicals. What about Water with a tea bag in it??? Does that count towards your water count??? <BR> Mon, 9 Apr 2007 21:53:43 EST Bizare - Inspiration Okay, so this was really bizare. The other day I got on the scale and it said I was down 15 pounds. Yeah, however the next day I got on the scale (after eating perfect) and it said that I gained 4. Rough day I thought, the next day would be better, nope, next day same amount. So, I was about to loose it and just give up, then I realized the weight was not my goal, my goal was to hit 30 days of eating correctly. Guess what, it inspired me, it didn't matter what the scale said I knew I was doin... Sun, 8 Apr 2007 22:49:13 EST Happy Easter, how'd everyone do? I made it, I hit my goal of eating somewhat healty today. I allowed myself two minature reeses peanut butter cups but that was it. <BR> Sun, 8 Apr 2007 22:46:21 EST My kids Hey! I know most of you have never seen any pics of my family. Well, we finally bought a camera, and I'm ready to brag. Check out my little cuties on my sparkpage! Sat, 7 Apr 2007 12:44:09 EST Weigh in 4/6/07 Well ladies, how we doin?? <BR> <BR> I lost 1 lb this week. I was hoping for 2 lbs because I've been seriously busting my butt at the gym, but I know that I'm gaining a LOT of muscle too. My legs feel fit and firm, and I'm starting to see a waist develop. My husband actually commented yesterday that he's really noticing a change in both my body and my energy levels. So anyhow, overall a pretty good week! Fri, 6 Apr 2007 11:23:00 EST Toni I just noticed your ticker, you're doing fantastic Momma!!! Thu, 5 Apr 2007 13:33:03 EST 10 Pounds? Really??? I got on the scale today and it says I lost 10 pounds already. Wow! That's encouragement. <BR> <BR> I've decided to do 30 days at a time. So, my goal is simply to eat correctly for the next 30 days. Then after that, I'll try another 30 days. <BR> Thu, 5 Apr 2007 08:31:34 EST Day 10 Well they say if you do something for 40 days it becomes a habit. I'm on day 10 and I've just started to figure out how to be within the under 1500 calories. The last to days I've been like 1300 or so and have been walking. My sugar numbers have been okay. Did i mention that I'm offically diabetic now and have to test??? Ugh! <BR> <BR> Well here's to another small milestone and 30 more days of success.... Wed, 4 Apr 2007 21:41:09 EST Toni! I saw you've updated your page, and I just wanted to say you look awesome!! You can see such a big difference just from the face shots. Keep it up!! Wed, 4 Apr 2007 12:49:58 EST Back from vacation :) I was on a mini vacation the last 5 days. I am excited to weigh in because I know I had a great week. I went on long walks with my mom everyday pushing the double stroller up huge hills with my DD and newborn. I stayed on track with eating so I am excited. I will weigh in the morning and post it :) <BR> <BR> -Danyeal Mon, 2 Apr 2007 21:37:13 EST Having problems with site Still can't figure out where to go for the signature stuff etc. The meal plans etc are great and I figured out the exercise thing as well. <BR> Mon, 2 Apr 2007 10:47:57 EST This place is awesome Hi all! I followed someone over here, adn this is awesome. Well I went to the doctor the other day for my physical and things are NOT well. My sugar was up, my Triglycerides were way off, my liver function was off and my blood pressure was I guess it's time to get serious. <BR> <BR> At this point I don't have a choice, it's do it or die, ya know.... <BR> <BR> So someone want to tell me how to do all the fany signatures, etc.... <BR> Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:12:32 EST Team weigh in 3/30/07 What's the word ladies? Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:58:46 EST Survey What are some things you enjoy snacking on?? <BR> What are some things you avoid at all costs?? <BR> When you go out to eat (Fast food, etc.) do you substitute a chili @ Wendy's instead of fries?? <BR> What are some other things you drink besides water?? <BR> How many minutes a day on average do you exercise?? Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:35:48 EST Dr noticed weightloss :) I took Brody in for his 2 months check up today. His dr is my dr also. Anyway he asked me how my recovery from the c-section was going. I said great, and after the main weight that come off from the pregnancy I have been losing more weight. He said I know I can tell! It was so nice to have someone notice. Especially when its my dr. I will post my weightloss tomorrow since i will not be able to post for a few days :) Tue, 27 Mar 2007 22:19:07 EST Exercise Check-in for the week of March 25th What are you doing? Get that butt moving! Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:24:40 EST WooHoo Even though I've stayed the same this week I know I must have lost inches. I noticed my pants were gettng loose and todaY I went to get some summery clothes and I tried a 18/20 on and it fit perfect! I knew my shirts were to big cause they kept falling down and I'm in a 18/20 there too. I didn't think I was losing that much and was on my way to a 26 but nope! anyways I'll stop bragging lol just wanted to share my excitment! Sun, 25 Mar 2007 14:35:31 EST I am so excited!! My friend came over and gave me like 5 pairs of jeans and 3 pairs of tan pants that don't fit her anymore!! They range from size 18 to 22. Right now I am a 24, so that is great motivation for me :) Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:41:03 EST Team weigh in 3/23/07 It’s Weigh-In Day!!! :) <BR> <BR> How are we doing girls?!?!?!? <BR> Fri, 23 Mar 2007 09:36:22 EST I'm not even close?? What if I'm not even close to my calories/points for the day. I ate but I am maybe half way to my limit but I just don't know what more to eat and I'm not feeling well. Someone told me it's bad for your bad to be way under?? Should I try to eat a peice of whole wheat bread or something? Thu, 22 Mar 2007 18:50:27 EST Hi Ladies!! I'm here too! I decided to go by my name, but my screan name on ivillage is DJM76. So happy to see you all again :) <BR> <BR> -Danyeal Thu, 22 Mar 2007 17:57:48 EST I'm here too ! YAY ! How long has this been here ? I feel like I've been living under a rock. I've been a member since July 2006 and I feel like I'm just discovering what's out there LOL <BR> <BR> Lindsey Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:18:13 EST Hi everyone!! I found ya all. I just joined today. How cool you all have a board here. I was very bad today and had a peep lol. Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:55:25 EST Exercise Check In March 18th Post your exercise and get your butt moving! :) Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:13:33 EST Team weigh in 3/16/07 How did everyone do this week?!?!? Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:18:47 EST A great resource! Check this website out! <BR> <BR> <BR> We were talking on another message board about Quiznos. I had NO IDEA how bad they were! You think that salads and subs would be better than McDonalds but not there they're not!! WOW! Luckily I'd rather go to Subway anyway because I've only ate at Quizno's once and wasn't too impressed. This website has 50,000 American generic and brand name foods listed(including over 260 fast-food chains)! What a great resource for loo... Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:27:08 EST Exercise Check In March 11th Exercise check-in for March 11th Sun, 11 Mar 2007 19:50:30 EST Team weigh in 3/9/07 What's the word ladies? <BR> <BR> I'm down 2 lbs from last friday (it WAS 3 lbs yesterday), but I gave into a salt fit yesterday. I'm sure I'm retaining some water after chewin on them salt blocks! <BR> <BR> My challenge this folks got back from vacation. Yesterday my mom sent me home with dinner which included fried porkchops, cornbread stuffing, sourdough bread, nowhere close to fat free coleslaw and an apple pie. Mind you, this is the woman who is constantly riding my as... Fri, 9 Mar 2007 12:05:52 EST What would you do? So I bought the Billy Blanks Billy's bootcamp set. It comes with 3 DVD's, mission one, mission two and mission three. <BR> I've been doing mission one for almost 2 weeks now and I still can't keep up with it...I'm getting better but there are some parts that I just can't keep up with. There is one thing they have you do where you have to get down on your hands and feet and kick your legs out then bring your legs back in towards your body, jump up and then get back down on your hands and feet ... Wed, 7 Mar 2007 17:47:45 EST 2 Truths and 1 Lie Okay, we're doing this on another board and it's a lot of fun. Everyone tell us 2 Truths and 1 Lie. Everyone tries to guess which one is the lie, and then tommorow we all post the story behind the truths. I'll start <BR> <BR> 1. I once left two guys in the middle of a cornfield, in the middle of nowhere, 20 miles away from their car, in the middle of the night just to say I did it. <BR> <BR> 2. When I was 18 years old I left home to follow the Grateful Dead with some drifter I had met at... Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:13:24 EST Exercise check-in for the week of March 4th! How are we doing girls? Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:50:12 EST Hey Guys! Sorry I haven't been around, things are really crazy here, with no end in sight unfortunately. I'm still trying to figure out everything with spark, so bear with me. And I've been a pretty bad slacker at keeping up on my food log, so that needs some obvious improvement! I've been doing a little better with the exercise log, but still not quite there. <BR> Anyways, just letting you all know I'm here, excited to be joining you all, and will be working on getting all my stuff up-to-date! Mon, 5 Mar 2007 10:27:37 EST Weigh in day! 03/02/07 I was a little disappointed when I stepped on the scale this morning and only lost a pound. BUT…’s actually a good thing. I only got one good day of dedicated exercise in this week and I went over my calories on Wednesday (not bad but bad enough) so what do I expect? I need to get myself into a better routine with the exercise. I’m already getting up at 5am but I might just have to get up earlier if it takes that. Or just do it at night when I do have free time. I guess I always tho... Fri, 2 Mar 2007 08:39:26 EST March Roll Call I see we have some new faces on the group so I thought I would start a roll call for March. Tell us your name...maybe where you are from....if you have any kids....anything you want to tell us. :) Thu, 1 Mar 2007 22:57:38 EST This is a hard site to get around! Is anyone else having trouble with the site? It just seems unorganized to me. Maybe I have to take some time and really give it a good look through because I'm having trouble track my food and exercise. Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:18:30 EST Fabulous diet food I thought I'd continue this thread over here because it's always nice to find yummy food that's good for us! <BR> <BR> I am absolutely in love with Flat Out whole grain flat bread. Each bread is a serving, and they are HUGE at only 130 calories a bread. I also recently found mini Flat Out's at 70 calories a bread. I use them to make good for you pizzas!! I feel like I am devouring a 1/2 a pizza, but even with all the toppings I'm coming in at around 250-350 calories a pizza (depending if ... Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:48:36 EST Ugghhh!! Sodium sucks!!! I have never added salt to anything. It’s just been a habit because I’ve heard that it’s better for you not to. Well, Saturday I started tracking my sodium in the foods area and I’ve noticed that I’m always WAY over the amount it says you should have. I don’t seem to have any problems staying in the limits for the other areas but sodium is horrible! I thought I was doing really great today until I got down to the bottom of my page again and my sodium intake was 3,563mg!! It says you shou... Tue, 27 Feb 2007 22:08:29 EST Workout Options So I've been doing the whole Curves routine, and sure, I dig the fact that it's only 45 minutes of my time. But it's mighty expensive ($29 a month). It's also the same routine. So today I called the YMCA, and asked about their financial assistance program. We qualify, so that means our family could get a membership for $38 a month. Sooooooo, 9 bucks more and the whole family is covered. Plus they offer daycare at $2.00 an hour for BOTH kids. Downside is of course I can't get it done in... Tue, 27 Feb 2007 14:25:04 EST Exercise Check-in for the week of Feb. 26th Let's do an exercise check-in everyday. Tell us how many minutes you did, what you did, etc. <em>41</em> Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:13:00 EST Weigh in Do we want to do this over here since we've also been weighing in on the other site? Or should we move the weigh in over here? I think the only other people besides us that were weighing in was Cole. If we wanted to move weigh in over here, I could give Cole a jingle and see if she's cool with it. <BR> <BR> P.S. look! My ticker moved!! :) Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:04:09 EST Introduce Yourself! Name: <BR> DH, DF, BF, SO: <BR> Children: <BR> Your goals: <BR> Reason you want to lose weight: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 11:57:17 EST