When I topped out at 172 (which was also my top preg. weight with my last baby), I almost fell over! The first thing I did without any special diets or exercises, or a gym membership or anyone to help or motivate me was to simply eliminate all sugar (and no aspartame, etc.), AND all bread along with white pot. and rice. These simple steps, no diet, began bringing the weight off.
For exercise, I did the old fashioned Jack La lane style of jumping jacks, toe touches, waist bends, sit ups, walking/running in place, etc. and this along with the elimination of those foods brought me right down to 145 with a couple of months. I have always been a good southern cook, but those foods plus eating out fast foods pack on the pounds tremendously.
Eventually, when you lose a certain amount and your body stalls, you'd need to do an additional change up which will shock the body and take you closer to the wt. you want to be. :)
at 4:01 PM on Jun. 8, 2009