OK, so... I don't want to hear people saying "Oh, you don't need to lose weight! blah blah blah...."  I'm OK with how I am... but just OK. 

I want to at least get back to where I was before I had Kylee. 

I'm not one of those women either that refuse to share weight info. 

SO.... BEFORE Kylee, I weighed 127lbs. 

I got up to 168lbs at the end of the pregnancy. 

Right NOW (year and a half later) I weigh 142. 

My GOAL is to get to 125lbs.  Also, to have a flat tummy and not-so-jiggly thighs.

I am probably THE biggest chocoholic any of you will ever meet!  So this a a really big challenge for me.  I actually get to the point where if my chocolate craving isn't satisfied, I can't sleep at night.  Yes, it's that bad.  It's just soooooo good.  

Another obstacle of mine is that there aren't very many healthy foods that I like.  I'm very very picky.  Like salad for instance.... YUCK!

Today is day number 3 with ZERO soda and ZERO junk food.  I've never dieted before in my life and this is pure torture.  

Anyone out there that's had diet success have any pointers for me?  Healthy foods to satisfy a sweet tooth?  Exercises I can do at home with no equipment?  I've been doing crunches and wall push-ups every other day... but I can't think of a way to get my cardio in.... running in place gives me a headache.... I wish I had a treadmill.

Call me vain.... but for once, I'd like to look decent in a bathing suit.  Summer is getting nearer. Another reason (which may sound stupid to some), but we want to try for our 2nd and last baby soon... I want to get in shape before pregnancy so it's easier to get back to myself afterwards.

Well.... this rambled on more than I anticipated.... sorry 'bout that!  You can smack me now. 

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Mar. 5, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Congratulations for beginning a new you and for going off soda. That is harder to do.

First off you can do just about anything you set your mind to.  If followed up with appropriate action.

My mom, if you go to my profile has before and after pics up.  She did it by logging in to a really awesome database her food, getting her body moving.(it was a challenge at first. If you see the pics you will understand why) and she got accountable.


Best wishes to you. 

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Mar. 5, 2008 at 10:19 AM hey chick! Im FINALLY seein some weight drop off!! I been up and down on iets and shit for a while, so I decided to take this as a way to change my life habits, and did everything slow. I live in the mountains, so I have this huge path goin up the mountain behind my house, its about a quarter mile straight uphill. I walk it everyday, now Im up to alternating 2times and 3times up it daily. It really makes me feel great, get the fresh air, and my legs and ass are definately shapin up!! I have an exercise bike too, in the garage and a rowing machiene, sometimes I do em, but most days, just the walkin. As far as eating, I do yougrt, fruit or special K for breakfast and lunch, and make a regular dinner. I love my food, so I dont really like to torutre myself that way!! For snacks, I really cant help with the chocolate fetish! But plain popcorn, with a lil salt, is fuckin great! And, you can eat as much as you want!! I also go for those jello fruit cups, or somethin like that. Anyways, this is really, honestly workin for me, so maybe it'll work for you. I took my lead from this chick I know, who lost 60lbs in about 6mo. and all she did as far as exercising, was walk 1 hour a day!!! Anywyas- good luck!!

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Mar. 5, 2008 at 10:43 AM I have lost 77 lbs using sparkpeople.com. It is a free site that has a lot of information and tools to help you. The best things I have done are cut down the amount of food that I eat and exercising everyday. I am a chocoholic also. What I did was if I had a good day and stayed within my ranges, I would let myself have 1 of those weight watchers frozen desserts, especially the double fudge cake. I have 18 lbs left to my goal.

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Mar. 5, 2008 at 12:17 PM I weighed 150 before my daughter.  200 towards the end of the pregnancy.  I have been weighing in the 140s about a month after she was born.  I am now down to 140.  Going off of sodas is great.  I did that as well.  Manily, for the caffiene in them.  I was able to drop some weight there.  I loved cokes!  I also drink a lot of water in place of where I would drink a coke.  Walking is great if you have a place to walk.  We have a neigborhood behind where we live.  But, there is also a park and when the mall is closed here.  I also try my best never to eat anything past 6 at night.  My Aunt is a stickler for this.  She is a skinny minnie.  We also eat a lot of chicken and veggies.  I've always been a big veggie eater....dh not so...so I would always buy what I knew he would eat...DD came along we needed those veggies.  But, I incorparated them a little at a time.  Now my DH will actually ask for broccoli and cheese or my garlic fresh string green beans:)  When I want something sweet I try to opt for a piece of fruit instead.  Sugar free jello with a few pieces of fruit in it are really low in calories and such.  You can make your individual sizes by buying condiment tupperware...using them.  I also went down to a lower calorie cheese.  It was a matter for me..for cutting out some of the stuff that I really gorged on and the stuff I couldn't live without....finding them in fat-free or lower fat or calorie versions.  Besides walking I don't really do any other exercise .  For me I am able to watch what I eat and sometimes I don't lose anything.  I may stay at the same weight.  Like right now I have been at a steady 140 for a couple of months now.  I always remind myself at least I am not gaining.  Many blessings on it.  I know it can be hard to lose weight and discouraging....but, keep at it YOU CAN DO IT:)

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Mar. 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Don't ask me!  I had gastric bypass, lol.  My whole body is jiggly.  Short of having an extreme makeover, I will always look like this.

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Mar. 5, 2008 at 7:30 PM In my nutrition class we just learned to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.  I know it sounds simple enough but some clients of my instructor ate bacon and biscuits and gravy and lost 20 pounds.

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