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I need tips!! And ideas!!

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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I'm only 1 1/2 weeks pp, so I really can't do a whole lot. I'm also bf..well trying really hard.

I'm on baby number 3 in the last 4 years...so I've pretty much just been pregnant forever.

Here's how it went
Before kids -110
After dd1 - 190
Before dd2 - 140
After dd2 -190
Before dd3 -180
Currently (after dd3) - 180

Here's where I seem to stall. I eat healthy, I have a hyperthyroidism but I take my mess, my levels are checked every 3 months. I drink a crapton of water. I eat steel cut oats for breakfast and as a snack around 3pm, I eat a lot of salad..I crave it all the time. Also apples! I try to avoid sweets and a lot of pasta, and bread. But sometimes it's not possible to avoid. I have a very picky dh and dd so spaghetti happens a lot for dinner, like once a week. I use whole grain pasta though and don't eat the garlic bread lol. I'm active...I have 3 kids 3 and under lol of course I'm active..but going out of the home for excercise at this moment and probably all summer is not a possibility. I had a gym plan, but with des work hours, it's not gonna work and I won't leave my kids with anyone.

I am getting a treadmill..I've always wanted one...and once summer comes, the kids and I play outside everyday for a couple hours.

I would love any tips on dropping some of this weight faster..not crazy fast but I am only a week and half pp so I'm hoping that in another 4 weeks I'd have lost another 10 of "baby weight".

We're going to Florida in April, I'd like to be closer to 150..as close as possible. I'm so tired of feeling like a "big girl"..oh and I'm 5'3. Forgot to add that. I should also add, all the stuff I'm doing, how I eat ect ect...I did after dd2...nothing happened, :/ so that's why I'm jumping on this now.
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itsm3
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 8:09 AM

a healthy weight loss comes off slow and steady; about 1lb/week.  anything faster isn't really healthy and acclerated weight loss is really taxing on the body and organs.  i realy don't know why people are in such a hurry to lose weight - your body needs time to adapt to new things so why rush it?  if you're doing the right things then eventually you will see results.  remember:  you didn't put the weight on overnight and you wn't take the weight off overnight.  you are only 1.5wks pp so take it easy.  your body is still reeling from the birth so give it time to heal and then give it more time to lose the weight.

that said, the only way to lose the weight and keep it off is to eat clean, eat within your caloric range for weight loss and exercise modertately-intensely for at least 4x/week.  incorporate strength training and HIIT workouts.  for me, alternating between these two gave me the best results and was the most effective way to burn fat.  

hyperthyroidism typically makes your body's metabolism faster... are you sure you're talking about hypothyroidism?

CheyennesMommy2
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Oops. Yea typo. Meant hypo. Ive had it for 13 years.

& hmm I wonder why people are in a hurry to loose weight..maybe cause fat is disgusting?

My dr is monitoring my weight loss because of my thyroid/meds and has ma at an allowed 3lb loss a week.

What is HIIT?


Quoting itsm3:

a healthy weight loss comes off slow and steady; about 1lb/week.  anything faster isn't really healthy and acclerated weight loss is really taxing on the body and organs.  i realy don't know why people are in such a hurry to lose weight - your body needs time to adapt to new things so why rush it?  if you're doing the right things then eventually you will see results.  remember:  you didn't put the weight on overnight and you wn't take the weight off overnight.  you are only 1.5wks pp so take it easy.  your body is still reeling from the birth so give it time to heal and then give it more time to lose the weight.

that said, the only way to lose the weight and keep it off is to eat clean, eat within your caloric range for weight loss and exercise modertately-intensely for at least 4x/week.  incorporate strength training and HIIT workouts.  for me, alternating between these two gave me the best results and was the most effective way to burn fat.  

hyperthyroidism typically makes your body's metabolism faster... are you sure you're talking about hypothyroidism?

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tpdayton
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 3:53 PM

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CheyennesMommy2
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM
I used to sell it, its a huge scam.

Quoting tpdayton:

Have you ever heard of It Works!? I tried leaving you a reply about it but it got deleted. Message me and I will fill you in. It Works is amazing and all natural.

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mairuki
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

As a fitness, nutrition and wellness specialist, i simple picked out your daily food choices and i would recommend you start adding protein at every meal and snack if you want see sustained weightloss (fat burning) throughout your day. also get yourself one of the awesome Beach Body home based workout DVDs to help you work at your pace but still avoid getting overwhelmingly obese during pregnancy.

CheyennesMommy2
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Um. Do you mind explaining that last sentence?

Quoting mairuki:

As a fitness, nutrition and wellness specialist, i simple picked out your daily food choices and i would recommend you start adding protein at every meal and snack if you want see sustained weightloss (fat burning) throughout your day. also get yourself one of the awesome Beach Body home based workout DVDs to help you work at your pace but still avoid getting overwhelmingly obese during pregnancy.

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CheyennesMommy2
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM
Um. Do you mind explaining that last sentence?

Quoting mairuki:

As a fitness, nutrition and wellness specialist, i simple picked out your daily food choices and i would recommend you start adding protein at every meal and snack if you want see sustained weightloss (fat burning) throughout your day. also get yourself one of the awesome Beach Body home based workout DVDs to help you work at your pace but still avoid getting overwhelmingly obese during pregnancy.

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Patience909
by Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM

I have three boys 4 and under!!! I have a treadmill and it wasnt cutting the weight off because my lo only let me exercise for 20 min at a time!!! So I did turbofire it's a beachbody program  with this I was able to paused and attend to my lo when needed!! I started in the 160 I think and now I'm 145!! I'm in love with workout programs if you want m to give to more info message me!


itsm3
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 7:54 PM

when people are in a hurry to lose weight, they tend to be seduced by short-cuts and drastic measures to lose the weight.  i don't see fat as "disgusting" - you should never put yourself of your body in that category... just try and think of it as something that you can change because you CAN change your body shape and life a healthy lifestyle.

HIIT = high intensity interval training so programs like insanity/asylum, turbofire etc are examples of HIIT programs.  it's repeated, intense exercise moves done in prolonged sequence (usually about 3mins each) followed by a short recover period (about 20-30secs).  the workouts are usually shorter - about 45mins - because they're so intense and therefore, burns max calories during and after the workout. 

make sure you add protein in with every meal and eat regularly to keep your meetabolism going.  hypothyroidism certainly makes weight loss difficult but not impossible; this is where your eating and exercising really comes into play.  i have plenty of cousins who have this and pcos and they are trim and fit but work very hard at it. 

Quoting CheyennesMommy2:

Oops. Yea typo. Meant hypo. Ive had it for 13 years.

& hmm I wonder why people are in a hurry to loose weight..maybe cause fat is disgusting?

My dr is monitoring my weight loss because of my thyroid/meds and has ma at an allowed 3lb loss a week.

What is HIIT?


Quoting itsm3:

a healthy weight loss comes off slow and steady; about 1lb/week.  anything faster isn't really healthy and acclerated weight loss is really taxing on the body and organs.  i realy don't know why people are in such a hurry to lose weight - your body needs time to adapt to new things so why rush it?  if you're doing the right things then eventually you will see results.  remember:  you didn't put the weight on overnight and you wn't take the weight off overnight.  you are only 1.5wks pp so take it easy.  your body is still reeling from the birth so give it time to heal and then give it more time to lose the weight.

that said, the only way to lose the weight and keep it off is to eat clean, eat within your caloric range for weight loss and exercise modertately-intensely for at least 4x/week.  incorporate strength training and HIIT workouts.  for me, alternating between these two gave me the best results and was the most effective way to burn fat.  

hyperthyroidism typically makes your body's metabolism faster... are you sure you're talking about hypothyroidism?



chrisnjoesmom
by Adrienne on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:04 PM

In some ways you sound like me. In that you eat pretty healthy, but don't want to eat like zero carbs. The thing that finally helped me lose the weight was portion control. When I started WW, I noticed most people there were not eating all day and then eating an entire pizza, or eating fast food all day long. I was no where near those bad eating habits but still struggling with my weight. 

It was the portion sizes I was eating. Fill up your plate with veggies and measure your portion of pasta. Like you said, skip the bread. Watch what dressing you are using on your salad. Eat more protein. Eat an egg for breakfast sometimes, and some fruit, yogurt, switch it up. And how about tuna. Or home made pizzas loaded w veggies.

I would start logging in myfitnesspal.com. Expect 1-2 lbs a week. It's already mid Feb so I would not expect to lose tons of weight by April. But it's healthier to lose it slowly, just because you have a trip in April doesn't mean you can't continue to lose weight after the trip. Good luck!

PS- Skinnytaste.com has awesome recipes. My kids love the baked chicken nuggets.

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