The wibbly tummies' new thread - (not so) round two...(238 Posts)
That'll.teach me to write without checking post numbers first! Sorry for the failure to link...
Found you! So, Utopian I think you're being really really hard on yourself. Realistically you are not going to be able to exercise "properly" until you get to the stage that your DS can be left with your DH or other person for a hour or so. However, you also need to take it pretty easy over the first 3 months. The reason you're not advised to exercise before 6 weeks is because your body (in particular your uterus and cervix) need time to resume their usual positions (6 week check is to ensure this has happened). Also, especially if you're bf, your joints will be looser than they were, so it pays to be careful with high impact sports like running and ball sports that involve repetitive movements. I still have problems with my right shoulder because I started playing competitive tennis when I was bf DC1 and basically injured it serving. At the time I was desperate to get back to it. Now I cant understand why I didn't wait a few more months.
Guess what I'm saying is that while I understand you want to get back to normal, you don't want to accumulate injuries as that will hamper you long term.
Thanks for the link utopia - just marking place
while stuffing face
Me too. Bad bad weekend. Ds really really hard work. Dd teething. Had 3 glasses of wine last night when they'd gone to bed .....and a takeaway pizza. If I've lost any weight this week it will be nothing short of a miracle. 5 days till bikini day.
Utopian, I agree with RichMan. Remember also that your DS will soon grow up and become more independent and settled, so enjoy him while he's tiny and don't worry about the lack of exercise.
I don't want to miss time with him, but I get emotionally/mentally twitchy from lack of exercise which can't be good for either of us?
Anyway DH volunteered earlier to snuggle O at home so I could properly hit the gym, although was careful not to do anything risky and only did half and hour. Left him at home with emergency expressed milk stocks, think DH was a bit nervous but he slept the whole time. And I feel so much better mentally and physically!!
Cool- I'm glad you got some "me time" and that your DS behaved :-). I've got to get back into exercising now that DD is closer to being one than none (she was 6mo on Saturday). At the moment I do Zumba on Saturday mornings and try to walk everywhere with DD, but I am in danger of becoming "skinny fat" (i.e. not technically overweight but with high body fat/low muscle tone) so I should do some weights a few times a week- I used to be the Kettle Bell Queen but alas no longer.
Anyway, weighed in this morning. Was 10 stone exactly, so have lost 1lb this week and 9lbs since Christmas. 4lbs to go until target. Aiming for 1lb by Friday, when we go on holiday, then maintain.
Focus, Richman, focus!!
Just C&P the comments on the other "new thread" to this one so that we dont lose anyone's comments
Iheartpasties well i shall weigh in soon, pretty much dreading it because i had kfc for lunch yesterday and pizza for dinner!!? wtf?? i was ill, so were both dd's. no excuse but there you go it happened.
PennieLane Wow, didn't realise we'd filled a thread. Marking place for weigh-in tmrw.
Iheartpasties 4th Feb = 69.9kg (0.3kg, 0.66 pounds lost) TOTAL SO FAR = 6.56 pounds (3 kg) I am relieved that I didnt put on any weight. I also had a fizzy drink and a chocolate bar yesterday. This morning I just had a necturine instead of a slice of toast with nutella on it! That felt like a victory!
Iheartpasties Hi PennieLane, I was starting to feel lonely on this thread!!!
Oooooh 1 stone off now 11st. Just 1st 4lb to go!
Clothes finally starting to fit. Just don't like my csection overhang
hi all! thanks for new thread.
I'm on day 4 of weight watchers and think it's quite telling that I'm STARVING all the time. which must just indicate the extent of my overeating before? also have permanent headache, probably partly due to sugar withdrawals and partly due to pretty extreme sleep deprivation. I'm exhausted and have a cough/cold, so pretty miserable and not up for doing exercise of any kind.
I'm eating fruit like there's no tomorrow as it has no points on ww but it doesn't fill me up! also treated myself to a slice of chocolate cake yesterday then was horrified to find it was 18 points, which was almost half my day's allowance. gutted. trying to adjust what I eat and find foods that are low in points to stop feeling hungry all the time, cos that just makes me grumpy and miserable. not ideal with 2 very small, demanding boys to look after...
Weight loss fail, only a pound so far.
Hello - sorry didnt realise this thread was here!
Just checking in, will weigh in later!
crazy I find raw veg (carrot, cucumber, celery) is more filling than fruit-perhaps because the sugar content is lower so it doesn't spike your blood sugar. Eating sweet stuff, even if its fruit, often just makes me want more sweet stuff.
Hey pasties this is where everyone is!!
Weighing in at 9'11, not quite sure how that has happened! So a loss of 7lbs so far, 1lb a week. Thanks everyone, you've really kept me going, have never had successful weight loss before, always failed!
Hi everyone. I've been away from home for the past ten days or so. Back now, will weigh in tomorrow, pretty much dreading it. Had ten days of more food, less exercise than normal. Am also wondering about weight watchers...
richman I'm the same. Carrots are rating highly on the snack list right now...
10st 11lb this morning, so at least back down from gains the other day and two hour walk today. Going to pramactive on Friday..
Yes, I love a raw carrot, and I find a banana nice and flling
good luck nanoninja, and well done Pennielane.
I was pretty good yeaterday, that felt good after my awful day on Sunday. I managed to snack on healthy things and avoided choc and fizzy drink. I did have pasta though, so tonight I might try and have cauliflower instead of pasta. really depends if i can make it to the supermarket and if i remember to buy some!!
Thanks pasties. Weighed in at 57.7 kg, up 0.7kg or about 1.5lb from last weigh in and about the same down from start weight. Feb needs to be the month I kick into gear! Off to register for online ww.
Well Done everyone! I find carrots more filling than fruit too. I also have snack a jacks or quavers to fill a crisp-shaped hole in my day. Ahhh I do love crisps.
Weighed in and stayed the same this week - 9 stone 7. I'm not at all surprised as I've had a bad week food-wise, and not been out with the pram as much as usual.
However, I am back in all my pre pregnancy jeans, including my topshop ultra skinnys!!
2 weeks until I go dress shopping for SIL's wedding... Hopefully get another couple of pounds off.
thanks for the tips. anything to stop feeling so hungry, especially whilst so tired and now with evil cold.
did a sneaky interim weigh-in, 5 days into ww and I seem to have dropped 2lb! my weigh in day is thurs now as that's when I started ww, so am excited to see then! it'll make all the lack of cake so worth it...
it's interesting though how much I'd got used to eating so much more than I needed. it's quite a struggle adjusting back down and seeing it was me being unreasonable, not ww! doh.
Weighed myself this morning and down by a whole extra lb! Promptly ruined it due to being trapped inside all day due to snow
so had to eat toblerone to survive
Signed up to ww online last night - quidco have a code which means the first three months are effectively free. I guess I'll be eating lots of free carrot sticks...
argh carbs use up so many points on ww! all my meals are based around carbs! I'm too tired to think creatively about cooking and eating; I have my repertoire, which ds1 generally eats, and I can't faff around cooking separate meals for myself!
what does everyone else do?
Down at 12 stone, first stretch done. Now to into the 11s!
We are off out tomorrow night.
What is not so bad at Chinese?
Crazy I also try to limit carbs, especially in the evening. As a result my diet is pretty boring, and I do cook separately for the kids as DS eats at 5.30pm which is too early for me.
I generally have
- Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, low fat feta, black olives)
- Baked salmon with salad
- Baked white fish with bok choi
- Chicken breast in parma ham with spinach
- omelette (ham and mushroom) and salad
Sophia- not too bad at Chinese= avoid fried rice and fried noodles and anything in sweet and sour sauce and the lemon chicken/ spring rolls which tend to be deep fried. The duck with pancakes isn't too bad a choice. Things in a soup base (soup noodles, wonton soup) are usually a good choice and stir fried veg/ tofu in oyster sauce/ garlic sauce.
I had a midweek weigh in today as on holiday tomorrow with no scales. Still 10 stone. Am going to try to maintain until next weigh in on the 18th but dont feel massively optimistic, mainly as I suspect we'll be hitting the vino. Going to take myself a bottle of vodka and drink vodka, fresh lime and soda rather than beer.
I've lost 2lb after my first week of ww!!! after all my silly earlier shenanigans that puts me at 11st 5.5lb! very proud of myself. now to figure out new ways of cooking and eating...
I'm so hungry!!! I've got 16 points left today which will be used up at supper, I've eaten so much fruit and veg I'm worried I'm going to wind up with a serious wind problem and I'm still so hungry! it's nearly 5hrs til supper, help!
crazy - was my first day yesterday. Got half way through and thought 'this is easy', but then got to six, was starving, baby crying, glass of wine took up about half my remaining points, and I changed my mind!
Erm, dunno on food - go for walk? Is a distraction and you earn points to eat? Can you reduce evening meal?
oh no nano I haven't had any alcohol yet but was worried it might be quite pointy! will we have to drink neat gin? so far I have avoided eating anything but am getting hungrier and hungrier. think ds2 is having a growth spurt - usually affects my appetite. I've had a week of feeling hungry - surely my stomach capacity will shrink soon?
Hi ladies, room for a small one? Well, more of a medium-to-large one! I haven't actually weighed myself for ages, and DD2 is asleep in the room that the scales are in (convenient, that...!) but I know I am way over my pre pregnancy weight. I just feel so hungry all the time now that I'm breast feeding and I'm craving the things that really didn't tempt me that much before - cake, fudge, chocolate... Our main meals are fairly healthy, I think my weight loss method will have to be to axe the cakes etc... or some of them at least! And I'm starting a food diary tomorrow.
I appreciate all the carrot endorsing comments above - last week I accidentally ordered 3kg of carrots on my online grocery order (it could happen to anyone!) so I've had a rather carrot-heavy diet recently. Unfortunately that includes a lot of carrot cake. Right, off to munch some carrots.
...I probably should have said DD2 is 20wks.
Welcome monkeys. Yes, always room for another. The attrition rate on this thread has been pretty high, but there are a few if us hanging on in hope.
Hi monkeys, welcome and good luck!
Was doing okay again yesterday till dh was late home and ended up having bread and butter to tide me over (supper happened at 9.50!)
Am seriously in ache feeling the effect of my ex dvd, which i have to say I'm enjoying in a wrong way..
Hello ladies found you! Marking my place - have struggled to have an empty bladder post BF moment to weigh myself this week. Still walking 10,000+ steps a day (other than weekends when with DH and the car!) and noticing rapid downsizing in the jeans department so fingers crossed!
Thanks for the Chinese advice richman i did as you suggested and I kepts away from the prawn cracks and limited my dim sum so fingers crossed.
I am hoping to be relatively good this weekend and get a loss on Monday. Been good today.
Not many carbs today, not much snacking, no cola, I'm hopeful this week will see a loss.
<browses latest posts while eating Pringles>
DS had me up half the night and I need fat and salt!
yw I hear you on the empty bladder plus big feed - amazing what a difference it makes!
and tiger, I would actually kill someone for Pringles atm.
I am still STARVING. STARVING!!!!! I am tired of being perpetually hungry! what am I doing wrong? I've been doing ww for 8 days now, surely it should be getting easier? I just want to stuff myself with toast and butter and feel full for the first time in over a week. sob.
I'm still struggling on! Have been thinking and I reckon this must be the hardest time in our lives to try to lose weight, because:
knackered from looking after babies all day (& poss other dc)
not enough sleep
limited chance to exercise
limited time to meal plan/get motivated/even think about it
tempting to eat leftovers from dc
like weirdo ds1 who hates eating
need food for energy more than ever
need food for comfort more than ever!
breastfeeding means appetite higher/body trying to hold on to fat
+ probably more than I haven't even thought of...
Good luck to all of us!
Sorry that all sounded really negative - on the plus side, we are actually doing it so it can't be impossible
Yes it is a hard time to lose weight. Slowly slowly is the key for me
Sorry ladies, it's been a while
Been working out, Shred going well. I'm just doing Level 3 every day now. Anyone got any other 20 minute workout DVD's they can recommend?
Also....fancy having a go at that new fangled 5:2 diet. How does it work...do I need to buy the book?
I wondered about the 5:2 but I work best actually eating properly so decided to give it a miss.
Gt myself down into the 11s am so pleased. 11stone 12 on Fri.
Nice one Sophia!! What's your target?
I do fancy giving the 5:2 a go....I've just never done a 'proper' diet like that before. I just stop eating in between meals for a few days, and it never lasts very long before I start snacking again. I think it might help if I had a proper set of rules to follow.
Finally got round to weighing myself yesterday - 74kg. I was 65kg before my last pregnancy, so that is my target, Seems rather daunting.
Well I've had lots of treats this weekend. With a Monday weigh in weekends seem to be my downfall! We ate out for lunch today. I bought some weights today though, I need to tone up my arms they are too flabby for most tops atm.
I'm not sure what our plans for valentines day will be.
I'm in my pre-pregnancy jeans!! woohoo!! never mind my tummy overhang when I forget to suck it in
all the time and never mind that there are pre-ds2 jeans rather than pre-ds1 jeans, they aren't maternity jeans!!
is it possible to tone up abdominals satisfactorily ever again or am I doomed to a life of overhang? I can't find my abdominals to check if they're separated or not which is annoying. I didn't have this problem after ds1 which makes me worry that perhaps they are separated?
I'm still hungry all the time but hey, ww works and I still get to have treats
I think (hope!) you can regain abs, with the right targeted excercises.. Weighed in at 10lb 9.5oz before the weekend but have been away with friends for a joint 30th and just totted up calories on mfp (knew i was bad anyway) so expecting to be very lucky tomorrow if i haven't gained overall..
Dm is up again tomorrow so hoping to get some hardcore gym in. Still aching from pramactive on Friday though, could be interesting!
Oh lord, up to 58.3 kg which is almost what I started at. A week of ww hasn't done me any favours. I am definitely one of those people for whom breastfeeding makes the weight stick. Wonder whether its even worth trying to lose weight...
Well weighed myself after pramactive plus first few morning bf sessions and 10st 11, so it could be worse..
poor you nano, that's tough at least you didn't pay for ww hey. fwiw I'd kill to be at your starting weight...not that that helps you much!!
ww is making the weight drop off of atm (sorry nano ) I've lost another lb or 2 since thurs but will wait to weigh in officially then. I'm amazed, no diet/exercise program has ever worked for me. thank god being hungry all the time is actually making some kind of difference!!
I'm in at 9lb 9 so loss of 9lbs in total, 9 to go. A lot of 9s there! I did make it down to 9.7 on Friday, but agree the weekend makes it tricky for a Monday weigh in.
I haven't been able to get to any exercise classes but something I found useful this week and which I think has helped is having a disco half hour for 30mins-dancing around to Abba. She finds it funny and actually it's probably the same as 30 min exercises class.
Well done crazy - I am glad it's working for you - gives me some hope! Don't want to give up on it too soon, but will swap to the healthy and filling program for the time being, since I think that may well help with my habit of eating unhealthy snacks which are still within my points. I know it shouldn't matter where the calories come from, but I think it does!
Lost a whole lb again this week ! So nearly at target weight but still very wibbly.
Bought a pedometer yesterday as velcro baby doesn't look like she is going to let me do any other exercise any time soon!
Nano - I was the same while BF - never lost ANY weight until I stopped. My mum said the same too. I would just continue to eat healthily, and then when you do stop BF, the weight should just drop off as you won't have to change your eating habits etc.
Hi Wibblers. I've been well and truly off the wagon throughout February so far, with parties and a wedding weekend (and a 'sod it' attitude which I obviously haven't shaken). I'm back on it today to undo the damage and lose some more - I desperately need to!
I weighed in on Monday and I had lost 1.8 kg (3.96 pounds) My total lost so far = 4.8 kg (10.5 pounds). I am extremely happy. It seem I am managing little amount each week and then last week a bit more and it just makes me hopeful that I can reach my goal weight even if it takes 8 more weeks.
My smallest LO is 13 weeks now and I'm so greatful that breastfeeding is still going well, and that makes me greatful for the small weight losses I am getting each week. It was and has always been important for me not to fuck up the breastfeeding!
I have bought some small dumbells to try and tone up my upper arms - they're flabby atm and means lots of tops are too tight in that area.
Good luck to every one this week.
Oh for goodness sake, I've put back on the feeble half a pound I lost last week. Need to get in the right mindset. I discovered the 17 day diet yesterday, anyone got any experience of it? Think it might help me to be following something 'official' rather than just hoping to eat less...
Well done to everyone who's done well
Thanks, visualise, my sister didn't lose much until about six months, so I guess it's in my genes. In the meantime, I'll just continue with the healthy eating and trying to get in the exercise.
Good luck for this week everyone.
Iheartpasties - WELL DONE!! Sounds like you're doing really good Any tips ;)
This last week has been awful - barely out of the house, never mind DVD's. And I just ate a Cadbury's Caramel. And I'm considering eating the other one in the fridge...I'm feeling very low at the moment - There's a job going where we used to live, and OH is pondering over it. I REALLY want him to go for it, I loved living there and think about it every day. We should've never moved away in the first place.
Ooh visualise, i know your position! Dh has, after contemplating it for 9 months, gone for an interview to move jobs internally to London from manc (a move I'm desperate for us to make,) and they've said they like him and want him to start in 6 weeks but haven't yet sent any salary details and unless we know it's worth it money wise Dh won't take it. Am going loopy with the suspense!
11 stone 12 lb - its taken days to have sufficiently empty boobs, bowel, bladder etc in the morning to get weighed. Am well chuffed. Under 12 stone FINALLY!
visualise I would like to get to 10 1/2 stone but. 11 is my first target and will get me back in my work clothes.
pennie love the idea of a disco half hour. I find it difficult to fit exercise in at the weekends when all four kids are at home but the girls would love that!
yw congrats on this thread too! I am weighing in on Fridays so I ave got time to claw back any weekend faux pas!
Ooow thanks Visualise. No tips really. My dh asked me what I was doing as well and I was embarrassed to reveal 'not a lot' I'm just not eating the amazing amounts if crap that I was before! Bad habits creep up on you. During pregnancy and when the baby was still little I was eating chocolate by the ton, plus coke, plus tons of carbs ie toast, bagels etc and pan au choc's and eating whenever and whatever I wanted!?
I am avoiding bread. And I'm trying to resist carbs with my evening meal. I'm avoiding chocolate. But I'm having the occasional treat when I'm stressed. I'm trying to eat better. I'm very relieved to have shifted some weight, I was not looking great.
Sorry to hear of stress etc with jobs and moves etc my dh is (fingers-crossed) going to be made redundant on Fri. there are lots of jobs in his field so he's not worried about finding something else - so the money will go on CC debt.
This is the thread for me! My pre pregnancy weight was 9 and a half - I'm now 11 and a half and the baby is 8 weeks. He's my 3rd and I've barely shifted a pound this time. Am EBF but it makes little difference to my weight loss - I've cut out all sugary food except a couple of glasses of cava on a Friday. DS3 was 10lb10oz and I fear my stomach was stretched to the point of no return....wondering if it'll have to be a no bread / no carb regime soon. Grim.
Anyone looked at the 5:2 while EBF? I'm not sure it's recommended - and not sure I could even do it - but wondered if anyone done a version of it?
I don't think i could do it - am permanently starving on a normal basis. Just cutting down in general, upping exercise, and swapping toast/bread snacks for carrots/apples/ham. Also find black coffee (decaf) and sugar free polo mints kill cravings quite well.
dye 10lb 10oz?? well done you!!
well the weight watchers magic is still working! I've lost 4lb this week but realised last night I was being unnecessarily careful and had barely used my weekly allowance. will eat more this week but apparently dropping to 11st 1lb is some sort of trigger and I am allowed one less point a day, doh!!
glad I'm doing this now while I'm ebf and before ds2 starts solids - seems to be really working for me. am very proud of myself all the hunger and feelings of deprivation have been worth it! and I'm re-learning what sensible eating looks like, after a few years of gluttony!
Well done Crazypaving, you're doing well.
I have been having a wierd week. I ate a whole load of chocs yesterday. tress induced face stuffing.
pasties, can really empathise with stress eating. I've only stopped doing that because of the accountability of ww points. I've been desperate to cram chocolate in my gob most days.
Well, I was going to weigh myself today but I forgot until after i'd eaten breakfast so I decided to wait until tomorrow instead... In any case I've ordered some digital scales as my old analogue ones really aren't precise enough to show up any tiny amount i may have managed to lose! So I might hang on until they arrive.
I've been eating a bit better the last few days - not gorging myself on cake all the time!
Thank you for welcomes!
Yes Crazypaving I fear I will never be the same again..... 3 words.... Pelvic. Floor. Exercises.
Does this thread have magic powers? Other than the baby / offal weight I'd lost nothing in 8 weeks. I've now lost a whole two pounds in the last 2 days.
I watched the Myth of Exercise and have banned myself from sitting down except when BF, driving and eating a meal. I'm knackered by about 2pm.
just had belated pancake day...haven't dared log the points yet and I'm still hungry after 3 pancakes. boo. they were amazing though!
Ahhh, finally I've come to the end of a solid month working every evening and weekend, and I'm ready to get on with this. Sophia and YellowWellies, your starting points were lost similar to mine so you're ny inspiration (and making me ). I'm going to have a long soak with a glass of wine and a crappy mag tonight, then tomorrow I'm all guns blazing.
I'm hoping to have time to get into an exercise routine for the first time since DS was born, and am planning this:
Wednesday: C25k (with my DM!)
Thursday: Davina DVD or rest, depending how I feel
Friday As Thursday
Sunday: yoga DVD
Can't wait. I absolutely love to be fit.
Good luck with the exercise Forkoff.
The only thing I seem to be able to keep to is staying clear of carbs at dinner time. Ah well, it's slowly helping.
oh dear I'm struggling a bit. really tired and ds1 being quite challenging. diet suffering as a result. really doing my best to log everything and not cheat the ww system but it's a bit depressing. have a horrible feeling I'm going to get stuck at 11st
I'm sneaking back in!
I lost all motivation after hitting my first target of 9 stone 6. I haven't weighed for a few weeks, and I'm fairly sure a couple of pounds have sneaked back on. Will weigh in tomorrow.
I bought a lovely dress for SIL's wedding in 3 weeks. It's a size 10 and fits/fastens but would look nicer if I was a few pounds lighter. So I'm being strict for the next few weeks!
I think that's the key Tiger having an event in mind to aim for. Mind you, I wouldn't take advice from me, I haven't lost a pound for about 3 weeks
Forkoff what Yoga DVD do you have?
Uggh- I'm back. Great hols but zero restraint, especially on the beer. Sigh. Am back on the wagon. weighed this morning- 10st 5lbs, but feeling really bloated so hoping some of that is just water retention from the flight. Back on the wagon today. Need a good week to get me back on form.
I weighed in this morning, I lost 300g!! Yikes. Bad week. Pretty relieved to see weight went down, but not by much!!!??
interim midweek weigh for me and I've gained a lb I guess after my epic 4lb loss last week something like that was going to happen. my body's probably desperately clinging to fat and chucking what little muscle I have in the bin. bastard body.
crazypaving!! that made me chuckle!! sometimes I do sneaky (stupid) mid week weigh in's and if I am doing well with the weight loss I seem to relax and allow myself some treats and low and behold by Monday I have bearly lost anything at all. I do find it very helpful to have to post my weight here though, otherwise I would have given up weeks ago and said Eff it all!!?
likewise pasties. keep the faith eh!
Weighed in sneakily after only an apple for breakfast and having been to pramactive. 10st 9.4! Whoop. Although can't help feel this is cheating, weighing right after exercise..
Weighed in and miraculously I am still 9 stone 6!! Woohoo.
I've done we'll today, even went to costa coffee and only had a diet Pepsi - it was hard resisting cake/ toasted tea cake though!
11 stone 10 lb..... dairy free and 5 miles a day walking and BF but eating what I like (bar dairy and soy which I can't eat due to LO reflux) has me losing 2 lb a week consistently now. When my cousins wife had to cut out soy and dairy she lost 1.5 stone in a month - my sister lost rapidly too - however they have taught me all the naughty foods I can still eat (hello kettle chips and pork pies I'm talking to you!). I'm happy with losing 2 lb a week.. even if it means another 10 weeks.... pah am off dairy til November anyhoo!
Well done all other losers with slightly less wibbly tums!
well two people have tolod me today that they can see I have lost weight. It's hard isn't it? I felt a bit defensive and sort of offended the first time (if I am honest) but I smiled and nodded and said 'yes!', but then walked away and flet a bit gutted. Then my DH made a comment too at dinner time. It's a compliment I suppose but it feels gutting to know that everyone saw how big I was before. I liked to pretend that no one had noticed me ballooning up.
hi everyone. The new scales arrived yesterday and I love them already as they said I'm 69.6kg this morning... Whereas the old ones said 74kg last week! But I don't know if I've actually lost any weight, wil have to wait til next Tues to find out as Tues will be weigh day for me now. Ive cut out the tonnes of cake I was eating and I'm starving all the time. Feeling a bit less lardy though!
madmonkeys I'm always starving too. on top of sleep deprivation, screaming baby and defiant toddler I'm amazed I'm not in the nuthouse.
Another who's always starving here, plus my taste has changed in favour of a lot more sugar whereas before and while i was pg it was more savoury.
No one's told me they've noticed I've lost weight..
Me too Utopian, I was always a savoury person, now I could happily stuff myself with chocs and fudge. And Baileys, I love Baileys! I've got a defiant constipated toddler, Crazypaving - got to take her to the docs tomorrow as eczema has flared up really badly on her face. I'm dreading it, last time she had a full blown tantrum in the waiting room, lay on the floor kicking her legs and screaming. A very kind man carried dd2 into the docs room so I could drag dd1 in. Otherwise we'd prob still be there now 3 months later. Hope we don't have a repeat performance tomorrow... So Save me a place in the nuthouse, Crazy, I'll be along midmorning tomorrow if not before!
Well done everyone and welcome newbies!
I'm now 9'8lbs! So lost 10lbs since we started. Really chuffed. It seems we're all doing so well. Unfortunately mine is down to DH having severe D&V and me not being able to cook/eat properly, but hopefully next week it will be for much healthier reasons!
11stone 10bs at weigh in. Am copying you yw
Not doing too bad this week. Am happy with 2 lbs a week off at the mo as I know it will stay off. Though of to NI on Sun which is usually fatal. Might take my running kit.
Sophia I'm itching to dust off my running kit too - though its been so long I think I'll need to start back on the couch to 5k programme first - or I'll do myself an injury! Just need to find some time without DS attached to my boob....
I am mostly worried about my pelvic floor and running! Or trap door as detective so appropriately called.
Squeezed into a pair of size 12 pre preg jeans,mom so they are fat face so a little generous but chuffed as they are really comfy. Treated myself to a air f moccasins from fat face to go with and they are so comfy. Feel positively spring like!
Wow, some great losses! Well done everyone! Weighed in this morning at 57 kg. which is 1.5 kg down from start weight and 3 kg away from where I want to be. But, have been here before only to see weight go up by 1.5 kg the next week. Am setting no store by numbers!
All that said, am feeling much better now that I have swapped weight watchers plan and am also back to walking every day.
Bonne chance for the rest of the week!
Hi all, posted once on last thread. Have been doing SW since start of Dec butt only lost 6 and a half pounds (was 7 then put half back on). Need to get serious as being a bridesmaid in 2 months and cant zip the dress up! Also youngest dc is 5 months on Sunday so getting past the stage l can blame it on just having had a baby. Going to really try for a stone off by Easter. It is inspiring to read the pounds dropping off on this thread.
glad things are improving nano!
I've stayed at 11st 1lb which I figure is fine as my 4lb loss last week was possibly water too, so 6lb total over 3 weeks is perfectly respectable.
struggling to avoid chocolate. seriously, could just live on the stuff. and dying to break the 11st barrier and go down to 10st 13, that'll be a big psychological victory.
Got on the scales this morning and am 11 stone 1 I can not believe it, was 11 10 at the end of last week. I am so hoping that the scales have not gone tits up. I daren't get on them again incase it has changed!
What I am hoping is that it was the culmination of the last few weeks hard work.
Bloody hell Sophia hope I copy you this week!!!!!!
Well done all- glad to see there are still quite a few of us hanging on in there.
Been tough these last 4 days but have stayed on the wagon(ish) and definitely a lot less puffy than I was when I got back from my hols. Greek salad tonight (I make with reduced fat feta) and a cheeky glass of wine and........drum roll......The Killing III which has arrived from Amazon at last- yay yay yay !! (you have to know how utterly shite tv is in Hong Kong to fully appreciate my excitement here).
Think I've also found the HK equivalent of British Military Fitness/ Military Style Bootcamp which always works really well for me in terms of quick results on fitness and muscle tone. Have to do the 4 hr introductory course next weekend. Dh has manfully stepped up to the task of entertaining both kids.
I am looking for a group to help me lose up to a stone. I know it's not loads, but I do struggle to stick to diets so hoped I could jump in here?
I am doing 1500 cals a day and hoping to lose about 1lb per week, plus a bit of exercise to move things along.
Richmanpoor - what type of results have you achieved before with bootcamp? How often etc do you do it?
I have a very wobbly tummy that needs to go, but I can't stop eying at the moment an have lost my will power
sophia that's amazing!!!
I'm having a bad week this week, am just going to accept it and then try harder next week, rather than beat myself up about it.
In London I did BMF once a week on a Sunday morning in addition to low level cardio (cycle or run 6 miles to work 5 days a week- cycling I did both ways, running I just used to do one way and get the tube back). The BMF totally transformed my muscle tone- I had really defined arms, and also all the sprint work involved made my cardio fitness go through the roof so I could actually get up the demon hill on my cycle and not have to get off and push.
Second experience was in Dubai and there I did a military style bootcamp 3 x a week- 2 circuit classes and one running class. Within 3 months, my 1 mile run time went from 7mins 30 secs to 6 mins 19secs and again, my muscle tone improved beyond belief (could do 60+ sit ups in one minute and 70+ full press ups, and hold the plank for 3 mins). I think I am quite lucky in that I do seem to gain muscle quite easily- I used to row in college and I was ripped, despite my massive bar bill .
I just think the benefit is being in an environment where you are being pushed to the absolute max (as in, feel like you're going to die or puke). I've also had very good results with a couple of personal trainers but its just crazy expensive and good trainers are very hard to find IMO.
Sorry- that was long and largely irrelevant- the crux is that with very intense workouts that combine sprint cardio and weightbearing exercises (press ups, sit ups, squats etc) I find I get a very good pay off for time invested, and at the moment, time is what I'm really short of.
So am hoping that I can sty on track to week whist in Northern Ireland. Packing my running stuff and a load of will power!
Rich man you've inspired me - I used to love BMF - right am going to sign up for buggy fit and find out if there is a BMF local to me or if I'll have to head into Edinburgh. I'm loving my long walks now spring is coming - today and yesterday I managed 6 miles each day (and 5 miles a day on Mon and Tues) - the hills are getting easier even with the buggy.
So how long does it take you to do 6 miles?
Between 1-2 hours usually - the distance tends to be broken up with doing stuff like shopping, docs appointments etc as I walk everywhere during the week. I will usually go for a dedicated walk just for the sake of it in the afternoon for an hour.
I've been going for pram jogs for half an hour interspersed with walking as my running abilities have taken a pasting since getting pg. Also doing pramactive 3 times a week which is a bit like circuits - we're about to move to woking though - anyone from around there and can recommend a similar thing??
Doing well this week until awful night on Tuesday night which resulted in minimal exercise yesterday and eating a bucket of rubbish. Bit self indulgent today too - back on the wagon tomorrow!
Oh lord every week recently I have been having a bad week and rreading weigh in, sometimes the stress wins out and I can't think about what I'm stuffing in my face as I don't know what else to do in that moment. Things will hopefully calm down again soon. DD1 is such a handful though.
Welcome Rowing and well done Sophia - that's an amazing week.
My weigh in tomorrow - not sure I've done very well but DH has been off work for half term and I may have drunk a lot more booze every evening than usual....
Of course I did get back on te scales the next day to level off at 11 6 I knew it was so kind of fluke, but a 4 lb loss is more than acceptable in my book. So am still really chuffed.
Just put my hairy dieters jalfrezi together for tonight, with chapatti rather than nan.
Your walking sounds brill yw I try to walk as much as poss, sometimes into town and sometimes at Windsor Great Park. I love it.
Hairy dieters jalfrezi has blown me up.
I'm really struggling to stay on the wagon lately. I just want to eat what I want and actually feel full!! I'm a bottomless pit and I just want to stuff cake and chocolate in my face.
feeling a bit miserable. weight not moving atm. boo.
I've had a terrible week crazy too. Tiny amount of weight lost has gone back on. I'm sick of maternity clothes.
crazy I'll join you too. Had a great day on Friday (pramactive and 90min walk and well under daily calorie balance on mfp) but still have gained 2 lb as of this morning after my appalling will power Wed and thurs. Just sick of only eating miserable veg and feeling hungry.
Someone incentivise me?
Hi everyone, someone said no food tastes as good as being slim feels. I keep trying to remember that whenever I see a cake... Have been much more restrained recently but had a bit if a family do yesterday and couldn't help eating a BIG piece of cake... And we had a roast for tea, that can't be good although it was very nice. Straight and narrow now though, weigh in on Tues to see if I've actually made any difference - that will be the first time since my initial weigh in on the new scales last week.
Monday again? Already?
Weighed in today- 10st 1lb, so basically back where I was before I went on my holiday beer binge (although I can now confirm that there is truth in the thing about beer being good for milk production). Watching the Killing III in the evenings, so that helps me stop snacking as DH refuses to pause it so I can run to the fridge and get chocolate.
Got my crossfit introduction next weekend. Idly wondering if I should try to do some exercise before then in order to prime the cogs, or if I should just unleash hell on myself on Saturday. I really think this is the answer for me, but problem is that I'm going to have to do an 8pm class twice a week which is going to massively suck. I'd actually rather do the 5am one, but DD is really unsettled between 4-6am so that's not going to happen for the foreseeable.
Dye and Crazy Keep the faith. Just keep on keeping on and you'll get there. Year 1 of motherhood is such a rollercoaster. It is bloody hard trying to lose weight when you are getting broken sleep and are bf'ing. I have a LOT of help (all childcare here is FT, live in, so I have my "nanny" even on my 2 non-work days) so my life with 2 kids is pretty easy by UK standards...and I still practically run to the fridge to get wine at 7pm. Whenever I have a "poor me" moment, I give myself a swift boot up the backside.
Can I join you? ebf 8 week old DS 2, I'm at home with him and yet to do more than a dog walk! and I can't stop eating! and craving sweets!
low carb has worked really well for me in the past, but I've heard it's not advised in the early months of breastfeeding, and thoughts?
Are people doing ww? that has also worked for me, though it is irritating and expensive... I have a huge amount to lose, 55lbs. It's such a depressing amount I don't know where to start. and I am hungry and tired! and dispirited!! someone say something encouraging about bfing and weight loss being possible?
I made a big batch of veg soup which will help me this week. what is working for everyone?
Hello Blackcurrants. Welcome! I lost a massive 600 g this week I'm ok with it, I thought I could well have gained this week. I got into such a tizzy this week and just pushed food into my gob to push down the stress! Stupid but I just went with the flow to be honest and some days it's like that in my house!! I will be slowly slowly shiftinmg this weight and thats ok with me so far.
Nothing bloody well fits comfortably that (you would think) should be incentive to shift some wieght quicker but doesn't always work for me!!
Go righmanpoorman, the wieght will fall off you when you start up your crazy exercising! I'm proud of you for having the energy to go do it! I'm sure you will fab at the end of it (when your fitness picks up).
Madmonkeys you seem to be doing pretty well, bar the cake/roast, we gotta have a few treats I think otherwise it's all slog slog slog.
utopian - you can do it, how old is your LO now? still quite small if I remember rightly. Just little bit here and there of trying to be good or better than terrible is what I've been doing
Well between 1 and 1.5 lbs off this week - I'm happy with that after a lazy weekend and half a bag of poppadom crisps last night - whoops! My clothes are getting baggier and I'm 12lb down from where I started - not long and I'll be a stone down! I never used to be any good at visualising weight loss but DS is 12lb and he feels like he weighs a tonne so am tres chuffed! :-)
my usual sneaky mid-week weigh and by some miracle I dropped 2lb overnight! may have had something to do with ds2 feeding constantly leading to dehydration (god I'm tired) but it means I've broken the 11st barrier and am 10st 13lb!! my misery is achieving something!!
it's so hard when the weather is so cold and shit, but I'm trying to remember it won't always be like this(right? right???) and at some point I may actually be able to peel off a few
blessed fat disguising layers. the thought of that is occasionally keeping me on the wagon.
yw 12lb!! well done you! it does put it into context when that's the weight of a whole actual person I've lost 8lb so far which is more or less ds2's birth weight, hurrah!
Major session at pramactive and was semi good on Sunday but i'm still a lb up on before at 10st 11lb. V pissed off, although dh reckons i look about 10st 5 (this may well be diplomacy on his part!)
Desperately hate the softness over my lower tummy which i haven't had before.
pasties LO is 8 weeks now. Have two months to get back to pre pg weight of 10st and just really struggling - like you stress/lack of sleep send me running for the biscuits faster than anything else..
And today I weigh.... 69.1kg, half a kilo less than last week. Hurray, I'm losing weight! Slowly, but that's ok, I'm happy with that!!
Weighed on we'd and stuck at 57.1 kg. am just glad it hadn't gone up. This week is turning into a bit of a disaster. the four month sleep regression makes it so much harder to stick to healthy eating...
I was a pound down on weigh in day, hooray! today another pound but I'm going with weigh in day weight and hopefully next week I'll have lost more which will be exciting. losing weight like this is just amazing - never ever managed it before! very excited.
That's inspirational Crazy
I'm logging into WW online - can't get to a meeting until next Tuesday, but I think will sign up for the online thingy and get the app today. Christ knows I've been putting it off long enough, DS is 9 weeks now and I may as well make this supposed magical BF metabolism work for me!
I seem only to remember this thread after I have stuffed my face with chocolate. Oh dear. We've had lots of rain just recently and it's hard to do any exercise when you're stuck inside with 2 LO's.
I seem only to remember this thread after I have stuffed my face with chocolate. Oh dear. We've had lots of rain just recently and it's hard to do any exercise when you're stuck inside with 2 LO's.
madmonkeys I'm doing weight watchers. there's no hocus pocus jiggery pokery; over the course of 2 pregnancies and interim breastfeeding I had simply forgotten what sensible eating looks like.
I'm resisting eating off ds1's plate when he doesn't finish his food (he has no problem with portion control ), limiting treats and eating measured portions. weight watchers is so handy for showing you that everything you eat counts. I mean it's obvious, but it's different when you're knackered and in the thick of it - I could always justify stuffing something else in my mouth.
I have been hungry a lot but that's easing now, and it's so worth it when I climb on the scales and see half a stone has just disappeared!!!
That's why it's worked for me in the past, crazy - I had to actually NOTICE what I was eating, and tracking does help. Using the online tools at the moment as I always have my phone on me, so it's nice as simple.
"I mean it's obvious, but it's different when you're knackered and in the thick of it - I could always justify stuffing something else in my mouth. " THIS IS EXACTLY IT!
Tracking definitely helps, plus it ups the guilt factor.
DH entertained a very fussy ds yesterday so I could go for a jog; greater love hath no man!
You are right, its so easy to keep stuffing in the cake without registering how much you're eating... That's definitely what I was doing before I joined this thread, and using breastfeeding as an excuse, but the production of breast milk really doesn't require 3 portions of cake a day! I'm certainly eating loads better now so hopefully the weight will gradually melt away... I've got some money set aside from my biryhday for some new clothes but I'm using it as an incentive - I won't spend it until I fit in a size 12 comfortably again. Hopefully that will be before the summer.
Hi, no wi today. Am a bit scared - not a great week due to four month sleep regression (or my reaction to it - it's not been DS shoving food into my mouth!). Am hoping for early feed and pee tomorrow for wi...
Yay, 68.4kg, down from 69.1kg last week. And my jeans are getting rather loose.
No weigh in today due to never having empty boobs, bladder, tum and bowel at one time..... Jeans are so loose I can take them off without unbuttoning so have ordered some new ones!
Ooh that sounds good Yellow. Well done.
I have had a bit of a random week. Had about 4 days last week when I could not stop eating- as in, could happily eat a 6 pack of jam doughnuts and then think "what's next?", was craving sugar like never before and now I'm completely the opposite. Must be my hormones.
Anyway, still stuck at 10 stone. Ended up not going to my Crossfit introduction as DD was ill, and actually I also realised that I'm not in the right place mentally to commit to it at the moment. Schedule is so overloaded as it is, balls getting dropped everywhere, to-do list is out of control. Also, I cant see a time when I'll be able to go 3x a week for more than a week at a time. I gotta ask myself am I really going to get home from work, do bedtime, then get changed, get on the tube and do an hour of Crossfit at 8pm? Highly unlikely. maybe I should try gettign my ass to the gym in the basement of my own building first, which has happened on exactly 4 occasions sicne May 2012. Baby steps, Richman, baby steps.
Hi All. Am back. Not weighing in till Fri as need some grace to loose any lbs gained in NI. I resented most snacking between meals but DH and I did crack open a bottle of wine most nights.
Just made a nice batch of winter veg and lentil soup from some home grown veg, so that should do lunches for a few days, am scouring the hairy dieters book for ideas for the evenings before I go and restock the fridge.
Yes richman one step at a time. You need to be realistic or you will only feel crap if you set unachievable goals. Like an 8 pack of jam donuts
Ok I fell off the bandwagon for a few days recently, missed my usually weigh in and have avoided this thread for a bit! I slipped back into old habbits and have just been stuffing my face wildly. I aim to reel myself back in and to start eating reasonably again tomorrow. I must stop drinking fizzy drinks and reaching for the chocolate, and must get my arse into gear and get exercising again. I've had dh home for three weeks and he likes to jump in the car and go wherever we're going when I had been trying to get into the habit of walking more - next week I will try and focus back onto the walking.
If I remember I will weigh in tomorrow and try and then have a good weekend.
We had a few days holiday this week so I had wine and chocolate and big (delicious) meals out and one day we had a three course meal for lunch!! yikes!
How is everyone else doing today ?
I definitely had s weekend off the wagon but managed to lose two pounds this week. Am concentrating a bit harder now, nothing so motivating as a good result!
Its the evenings after the DCs are in bed when I reach for the crap. That and elevenses time, I think. Trying to work on that.
I've been clutching on to the wagon with my fingertips while my feet drag on the floor behind so not exactly a spectacular loss for my weigh in day but still down 1lb.
this brings me to the target set for me by ww, 10lb 13oz. it's now put me on a maintenance program - but I want to lose more weight! my goal is about 10st. so I put in a new goal of 10st 7lb but it didn't adjust my points back down. what do I do?? much as I would love to scoff 46 points a day plus the weekly 49 I still want to lose weight and am worried I'll lose track. any ww-ers out there? help!
blackcurrants my worst time is 3pm til supper time. I just go on a total rampage. nothing seems to help except being really strict with myself, but that often doesn't work, like yesterday when I ate 6 kitkat fingers at a friend's house. I have this terrible subconscious idea that food eaten out of the house doesn't count
crazy that is my crazy time too.
I am back on wagon after NI. Today....
Porridge with blueberries
Veg and lentil soup
Fat free Greek yoghurt
Kitkat and a cup of tea. (Only 2 fingers, I thank you)
We have Hairy Dieters Cajun chicken for tea.
I keep hearing about the hairy dieters, who are they? I am an expat in the USA so we have different crazes.
Sophia are you bfing? I'd be starving if that was all I ate
snacks are creeping in. must stay strong! argh. I'm hungry!!!
No, I am FFing.
I am looking forward to my tea I must say.
Let me see if I can do a link. Bear with.
Hairy Dieters here you go, the recipes really are good and tasty.
I got the hairy dieters book but I haven't made anything from it yet. DH put the book away in our spare room and then it's just been forgotten about, thanks dh! I sometimes think that if he had a brain he'd be dangerous.
Crazy - you made me laugh with the eating out of home not counting, it almost made me want to step outside to scoff, surely being outside the front door means it doesn't count! right??!
I have done a fair bit of walking and what not this morning, but have also had a coke and a muffin. Not great. I will try and have a healthy dinner and no snacks. we'll see.
I had a chicken wrap with home made avocado salsa for lunch so that's a step in the right direction.
Thanks for the link! Fell off the wagon yesterday, but having been diagnosed with breast thrush, I must cut out sugar and booze for at least a week, so that will help. When it's sugar I just can't stop atm, so maybe if I.don't start....
pasties yeah especially if it's raining. eating doughnuts outside your front door in the rain is a. a really good look for the neighbours and b. counts as negative calories cos it's so mad!!
blackcurrants there's definitely something in that sugar thing. if I don't have any at all it's not too bad, but as soon as I get my first taste I go a bit bonkers and start cramming it madly in my mouth. good luck getting rid of the thrush, poor you
I've been better today, but it's only midday. and it's been a long, rainy, screamy morning...sigh. the chocolate is calling loudly.
Weigh in tomorrow........ hoping I've got below 11st. It'll be a huge boost to me.
There's been no treats, no dairy... but a bit of booze and very little exercise.... keep reminding myself if I feel tempted that I've got to get to my target weight at some point so it may as well be sooner rather than later.....
Breast thrush sounds awful - poor you blackcurrants.
dyeintheear - true true, I know what you mean, I keep sort of letting myself off when I'm eating crap because I think 'oh well. i'll loose it eventually!'
crazy - arf!!
I weighed myself today - 67.1 kg. I'm not sure what I was last time I weighed myself, my laptop died and I had it saved on there!? I will try and work it out from this thread.
I just figured it out and I lost 100g in 2 weeks!! Surely that's the equivalent of a fart??! Oh well.
Ach, DS2 is ill (properly ill, we went from the doctor's to the hospital/specialist to the pharmacist and now we're home with lots of drugs and a treatment plan. I thought he was a bit screamy and grumpy this morning, thank goodness I checked his temperature!
It's been a long day, it's involved quite a lot of stress and a chocolate croissant and a chocolate bar and some chips. Hmm. anyone spot a trigger? Still I'm going to have a hot bath and an early night and hope DS2 isn't too screamy and puky all night long, poor little boy.
Some days are easier than others! But tomorrow I will play out side with DS1, and we'll eat real meals, and things will improve, I'm sure.
you poor LO black currants. I would have been the same as you - stuffing my face due to stress.
onwards and upwards.
I wonder if I should stop doing Saturday weigh in. I can ruin my weekend if I feel down about not losing enough... so daft.... that's where this thread has been my saviour and cheered me up. Iheartpasties arf at your fart!
Anyway - I'm 11 stone. I've got a stone and half to go. I think I've lost a stone and a half since giving birth. If I include baby and the pregnancy offal I've lost 2 and half stone as was about 13 and a half when I was in labour.... but I don't think including my 10lb10oz baby as weight loss is really allowed...!
BF finally seems to be helping but I really have to watch every single thing I let myself eat..Here's to a week which will take me into the 10 stone zone.
Happy Mothering Sunday all of you. Or as my eldest DS says "Mother & Son day"
Dye oh god not at the weekend! I'm not strong enough! Tuesday works well for me because I've had time to sort of find my feet again after the weekend, when I invariably eat rather badly due to rushing around, baking with DS1, etc. Nah, it's got to be a Tuesday weigh-in for me, that way I have lots of time to make it right again if I fall off the wagon on the weekend!
pasties at fart
dye loving mother and son day! that's so sweet!
I'm blundering through ww with my new too-many-points allowance. just trying to undereat slightly every day (with the odd weekend splurge) I had been heavily hinting to dh that I wanted a massage for mother's day and he's fecking well got me an amazing box of chocolates. ffs he knows I'm on a diet well he can sod off if he thinks he's getting any
happy mother's day all! where does that stupid apostrophe go...
I put on 3lbs in NI .
I have to be really really really good this week.
I ate the whole box of chocolates in one day.
salad and water for me until Thursday.....
I'm still here! (and on the stats thread) Haven't written very often, it gets a bit insane doing the toddler + baby thing. Have averaged about half a pound loss per week, it's all I can manage. Still, that's 7lbs since I started at the New Year. 21 to go, will prob take me till the summer, oh well.
Blackcurrants - I think I remember you on MN from a couple of years ago, you always seemed to write what I was thinking. Congrats on the ds2, sorry he's poorly, and no I'm honestly not a stalker
Ooooh having a MN stalker would go straight to my head hello!
Going to weigh myself this morning, though can't at present as I am lying in bed next to a sleeping baby, and he is almost certainly my last baby, so I have to watch him sleep for a bit longer
I'm still here too. Still clinging onto ww, but has all fallen apart over the past week due to being back at parents. Back t home on thurs and will weigh in next week. God, I'm sick of snow and cold weather....
Failed to weigh in for a while but tried in the middle of the night on feeds last night and was 10st flat, so hoping I'm finally back on track from a few weeks ago. It's amazing how long it takes.
Have started walking down and back from my pramactive class, which burns extra. Am much better at doing more exercise rather than cutting out food, although I suspect the latter has a faster effect..
project what's the toddler + baby thing like? We're hoping to start ttc dc2 when ds is 6 months so imagine we'll be in the same boat..
Argh. I'm really struggling. Have lost half a stone since new year and that's it. Really tired with never sleeping DCs and just can't find the motivation. Somebody be stern with me, I'm making myself miserable.
INeed - prepare for some loud, bright, American motivation www.slimissimple.org
utopian99 - it's "great" I'd say a lot depends on the age of the toddler. Ds1 was 2.2 with ds2 arrived, and I think it's a bit easier when the older one's at least old enough to play by themselves for a few minutes. However, a smaller gap means the older one won't remember life without the baby, and may be less jealous.
As long as there are no health issues, colic etc. then the second baby is miles easier than the first - no anxiety, no having to adjust to being a mum and having your freedom taken away, like there was the first time.
In terms of weight loss, it's tricky not to eat for energy when you're tired, or for comfort when they're both screaming, also less chance of exercise (except pushing a double buggy). So I fully recommend trying to get back to your starting weight between babies. Not that I did
another one with a toddler here - 23m age gap. it's full on! just keep telling myself it'll all be worth it when they're older.
weight loss slowing down here. weighing in on thurs, think I've maybe lost a pound this week? not surprising considering my mother's day chocolate blow-out and I'm trying to muddle through ww putting me on maintenance against my will! I'm feeling less hungry these days - finally! - but still crave cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc madly, I suppose cos I'm so shattered all the time. just willing the weather to warm up and cheer up so I'm less tempted to comfort eat.
Help. I need some choclate.
1lb down resulting in ww warning me about maintenance. what?
having a hell of a morning with the kids. also want chocolate.
Ladies step away from the chocolates
I fell off the wagon last week and put on 1lb. Since I have fifty to lose, I can't really afford to go backwards, but at least it wasn't FAR backwards. And crikey, I did eat a lot of shit. There were a few tough days and long nights with the baby, and it drives me straight to the sugar.
For me the really hard time is straight after the kids are in bed. I feel like it's 'me' time and I deserve a treat. I think I'm just not going to have anything nice in the house- DH is totally on side, as he thinks he's put on too much weight (he has a bit of a post-baby belly but mainly is a sexybeast, as always) and wants to eat less junk, but like me, if it's in the house, he eats it. I am trying to work out what else I can do that will feel like a treat but actually be nurturing and good for me, body and soul, rather than feeling good but actually doing me bad.
So far I am thinking: posh bath stuff. Maybe. But I can't do that in front of the telly with DH, which is the other half of the 'collapse once the kids are in bed' thing.
Maybe I should get more active (on the couch) with DH? [snigger]
Blackcurrants! You randy old goat you
That's what I found hard, and especially on Friday or Saturday nights as they automatically used to equal wine and takeaway
Definitely go for the lovely bath bits, that was my treat to myself when I was pg and couldn't drink, after a while it became habit just like flipping down with a glass of wine used to
But it's activity points, BambieO
Yeah I think so. I've been meaning to make bath bombs as a means of luring DS1 into the bath anyway, maybe I should make some for me. I've got enough hippy oils around the place.
Haha, very true!
They look brill, definitely give them a whirl
I have hit my 3 pm wall. Ahhhhh. 2 pieces of nimble toast and a kitkat. Hopefully it will not break my calorie bank.
well done Sophia. I've had the day from hell and have eaten 7 biscuits and some chocolate. feel like crap for doing it ds2 has cried all day and poor ds1's struggling as a result. I'm tired and hungry and just want to stuff my face. boo.
Oh, bad luck Crazy, that's miserable.
Is it dry? Can you get them both outside? If all goes completely to hell here, and it[s not snowing I load them both in the pushchair and go to the park. DS2 will fall asleep and DS1 will at least run around getting filthy for a while, and I can take deep breaths and not murder them.
It's when it's snowing or raining that it's harder.
(sorry I just realised it was half six AFTER I posted all that. It's earlier here in the US.)
thanks blackcurrants. yesterday was one of the worst days I've had since having ds2 so I think 7 biscuits and some chocolate is pretty good going in some respects.
onwards and upwards eh.
Another two pound off! I've lost over a stone. Just another 20 to shift - but my BMI is 25.6 so nearly back into 'healthy'
Fecking GET IN!!!!
Wooooooo! Keep going! That's brilliant
yw that is fantabulous news. I am still trying to get back down to that weird, ghost 11lbs 1 that I had the other week. Hovering at 11 7 which is pretty good as I put three lbs on in NI and have managed to loose it.
crazy pretty good considering your day. Hang in there.
well done yw!!
I'm at 10st 12ish and weight watchers doesn't want me to lose any more weight. but I do! it's not like I want to get to an unhealthy weight - 10st is perfectly healthy for my height - so how do I persuade them to let me?!
I'm not sure, I do Sainsbury's Diets. Do you need ww or can you do it yourself. You can use My Fittness Pal to count your calories.
Well if stress makes you lose weight I should be happy when I weigh in on Tues, we've had paramedics out to both dd's in the last 24 hours - fortunately they are both ok. I lost 300g last week, not very impressive! Hoping for something more substantial this week.
Oh no madmonkeys glad they are both ok.
You will do fine this week a loss is a loss so keep going and be proud
Sophia I've got about a month left on ww so figured I'd use it.
what I need to do is log a day within losing weight territory on both ww and mfp to see how many calories I'm allowed, as mfp doesn't allow for bfing. a bit of a pain but worth it I guess.
blimey hope your kids are ok mad, sounds scary. stress makes me eat more...
Kids both ok thanks - docs think v bad virus. Both rather fragile still but on the mend. I could just eat something naughty, a sausage roll or danish pastry or something. Managed to content myself with a couple of chocolate buttons I raided from dd1's supply... Weigh day tomorrow.
I've lost more weight, very pleased! wondered how everyone else is doing?
Hi crazy, I'm still here! Was keeping quiet though in case I was putting people off...! I've had a rubbish few weeks with little ones ill and bad nights etc, and some of the bad old habits were creeping in. I ate half a packet of biscuits last night, but they were yummy! So I weighed myself this morning expecting to have put weight back on but I've lost some! 66.7kg today, previous weight was 68.1kg on 13th march. Hurray!
I'm still here - been meaning to get on here and write something been very busy though. Must quickly catch up though
Ok - just caught up. It's easter weekend so I am positive I will be eating chocolate this weekend, but I finally got back to being good this week after quite a few bads days all together.
I have two also a 19 month gap - I love it! The chaos is mega though, and some weeks recently I have seriously not been able to step away from the chocolate!?
Sorry to hear of your stress Madmonkeys. And well done to those who are still losing weight.
I have been walking to the park this week with the double pram, I have been making good choices for dinner and have avoided chocolate and Coke.
Life with a toddler is very much up and down and for me chocolate feels like a quick 'pick me up' but in reality getting a bit slimmer makes me feel a whole load better!!
I am also really trying to decide if I am enjoying my food, especially if I have a 'treat' so often after I finish it I realise I didn't even taste it or enjoy it, so sometimes that helps to take away it's allure!
One of my mum mates has just come third in a triathlon - she has a 4 month old (just like me), I was so impressed with her!! She is mega slim and looks fab.
pasties I'm the same - I really think hard about a treat before eating it. I'm going for top notch treats these days
I've lost more! 10st 10, which considering we were on holiday last week, eating lots of cake etc in the crap weather, is amazing! hopefully it reflects the fact that my eating habits have changed, and I'm just more careful and abstemious now. slow loss but I'm nearly a whole stone down on my start weight which is so cool!
Iheartpasties - I think i'd like the sound of your friend more if you said she was 25 stone and had just had one third in a sumo wrestling competition
Just come third... Stupid phone!
Crazy, I think if you loose weight gradually it is much more likely to stay off. You're doing great :D
Been away for ages because of no major changes but weighed yesterday at 10st 8lb, so getting there but veery... Slowly....
Also dh is out on his works leaving do tonight so have for some reason felt the need to celebrate on his behalf with both cake AND chocolate. Hmm. Can't see a major loss next week either!
Easter is going to wreak havoc. I fully intend to gorge myself disgustingly on chocolate for one day and one day only.
Hello, can I join?
I'm so fat, I NEED to lose weight. Are there any rules?
You must have a wibbly tummy
Yes, it has its own wibble.
Easter is passing in a sugared up headachey haze.
back to it tomorrow. <vom face.
my chocolate tolerance has reduced. feel and in equal measure!
I think we're all following our own paths, but encouraging each other here and moaning a bit and whatnot as well along the way.
Crazy - yes, somehow my snacks are higher in calibre but obviously mostly bad for me still. Stupid I know!
I can see a weight loss in my face now and I'm very happy with that.
I had a free style session this weekend. Even typing that makes me cringe, but it was fab. It was with a stylist who could tell me what clothes suited me and I came away feeling a million dollars. I had worried before hand that there would be a crowd and the stylist would make me strip to my pants (like gok wan)!!!! hahahaha. She didn't though!!
somebody slap me! I've fallen off the wagon and am going berserk with the chocolate! It's not even mine - it's DS1's!! Argh diet going to hell - I can't lose the plot now when I'm so close to my goal, help help!
Must not eat more chocolate...
that's weird. weigh-in day for me and I'm down to 10st 8lb, only 1lb off my pre-ds2 weight! I presume the excesses of this week will land on my arse next week? this weight loss thoroughly undeserved!
I've lost a whole stone!!!!
Well done crazypaving! It feels great doesn't it?
Shall I update the stats thread for you? If so, how many weeks is your ds2 now?
Hi project! thought I was the last one standing! If you could that would be great.
I'm now 10st 7lb, DS2 is 6m!
Very proud of myself. Now just need to stay away from the chocolate...so easy to start stuffing my face again.
Hi crazy. Have done it. Well done on your loss, not far till your goal now!
I'm weighing in tomorrow, after procrastinating for a few weeks due to easter. Really can't wait to get back in my nice clothes.
Chocolate is my weakness too. I could live without cake, biscuits etc (if I had to, not saying I do!)
Keep it up
HELLLLOOOOO <<waves arms around and jumps up and down a little bit>>
How is everyone going? are you still dieting? still weighing in ?? hows it all going??
I have managed to loose about the amount of weight I am happy with right now. I bought quite a few new clothes and feel quite good with my shape, I just need a new bra or two. I haven't weighed in, in a while but I'm happy enough with things at the moment
well done pasties! good work!
project how did your weigh in go?
I've lost motivation now I'm at my pre-ds2 weight. still have nearly half a stone to go but am being quite naughty. someone gave me an amazing pack of biscuits today and I ate 6 before checking their ww value - turns out I ate 30 points in one go. I'm allowed just over 40 a day! argh so annoyed with myself. and I keep doing stuff like this. it's like I'm sabotaging myself
and I might be at my pre-ds2 weight but I don't look it. my weight seems to be distributed in different places now. weird.
<chases wagon to try and climb back on>
Oh yes, my weight is redistributed! I have an over hang where my belly is.
Excellent work pasties! You must be proud. Don't go gaining again though!
My weigh in was a disappointment - haven't lost anything for a few weeks. I'm stuck at 9st 4lbs (aiming for 8st as I'm short and narrow boned). Still I'm not surprised considering the very little effort I've been putting in lately.
I can just squeeze into my biggest non-maternity jeans though
Are you breastfeeding crazy? I think it really affects appetite so it's a real challenge to eat less at the same time. I've also found I'm a slightly different shape now after ds2, I've got more of a tummy that's for sure.
Really want to look good for a wedding in July. Let's climb back on the wagon together!
Did you have a c-section pasties? That's what I'm blaming for my new tummy!
kind of comforting to hear I'm not alone with the weird weight distribution. only a lot of mine is under my chin
I can just about shoe-horn myself into some pre-ds1 jeans but the love handles ain't pretty.
back on the wagon it is! <resolute>
I've definitely fallen off the wagon - regular evening glasses of wine being the main problem. That being said, I have lost weight since starting, but probably at the rate of 50g a week or something.
Anyway, I return to work on Monday, which I'm dreading, but it does mean that I will have a bit more structure to my days, which always works for me. But on the other and, I will be sat on my arse for five hours a day....
Just worked out that the 11 lbs I've lost since the New Year works out to about 300g a week! Slow and steady, I say. I feel confident I won't gain it back, it was only pregnancy x 2 that caused it, and I don't feel I'm "on a diet" as such.
Today I'm squeezing my mum bum into a pre-dc pair of jeans, and my mum tum is making a bulge in my pre-dc top but I hardly care, it feels great. I actually feel a lot more like myself in these clothes.
How's everyone else feeling?
Sorry so many "feel"s in that post
I'm still feeling a bit off-wagon-y not getting much sleep atm and craving sugar. slipping back into old habits scarily easily, and being way too lax. haven't gained any weight but this last half stone's a bugger - never lost it after ds1. not sure what it's going to take, really. I'm cheating myself but can't seem to stop. sigh.
isn't the weather an improvement though? hopefully if I start getting more sleep the weather will motivate me!
Hey crazy. Still at least you're only carrying half a stone extra, bet you look really good.
Lack of sleep really affects my food intake and motivation, hopefully won't last much longer. Some friends of mine did CC at 6 months and it worked pretty fast but I'm putting it off for a bit, maybe he'll spontaneously sleep through (I can dream ).
Yes the weather should be a big motivator, I've got lots of summer dresses but don't want to show my calves at the mo. Being a pear shape they're quite chunky when I'm carrying extra weight.
I'm aiming to lose 1lb a week and I haven't been very disciplined so far - ok I've been on the chocolate biscuits! So got a lot of work to do before my weigh-in on Tuesday
Hi to anyone who reads this. Possibly nobody
Who wants to start a shiny new thread, where we state our plans and goals?
I still have 17lbs to lose, I'm going properly low-carb from this morning, and I'm 10 days into the 30 day shred.
I'll start a new thread if anyone's keen.
Hello - could I join please?
DD1 was born in Jan and managed to reach the lofty heights of 100kg around my due date! Went down to 90kg after first week and then no more weight loss despite BF.
Started WW about 6 weeks ago and lost around 4kg so far, but need to keep going! Aiming to get back to pre-pregnancy weight of 80kg by end of June, then will tackle the next 10kg and so on (weigh in kg these days as am too horrified to convert to stones and lbs )
And my tummy has an absolutely shocking wibble
Hi eagleray, of course you can! The more the merrier. Though this thread seems to be dying a death, so shall we start a new one?
I'll have to convert your kgs to stones, so I have an idea of where you are. But I know that before having dcs I used to be just under 50kg, as the treadmill told me. That seems crazy now!
Hi there, I'd like to join too. Dd born in Feb, am at 57kg now and want to get back to 53kg, my post Ds weight.
Managed to get them sleeping at the same time yesterday and did some yoga. My problem is boredom eating through out the day, must stop raiding the fridge & biscuit tin. Has anyone got any tips to stop this? Currently trying to have a mug of tea when this happens which is working a bit.
I also have the tummy wibble, hoping the yoga will help sort this.
I have exactly the same problem with boredom eating, and the tea/coffee trick is working fairly well. It's still calories (esp as I take sugar ) but fewer than I'd have otherwise.
My tummy is significantly less wibbly after 10 days of the 30 day shread, so I'd recommend that. However, I didn't lose anything from my hip/bum measurement so I gave up (another )
As far as I'm aware the best approach is low-carb, but I just get so tempted by chocolate in particular. Might start weighing myself more often to stay focussed. Wish I could start running again but there's no time at the moment. Will stop rambling now
Yes Projectbabyweight a new thread might be a good idea as that always attracts a flurry of newcomers!
Am v scared at the prospect of having my weight converted to imperial - although I have a terrible feeling I am around 14 stone or similar.
Interesting you are doing the 30 day shred! I started it yesterday, although didn't get v far as DD had a Jumperoo meltdown and my F/G cup boobs are not compatible with starjumps. I now have a giant sports bra though so will have another go later this eve.
Re the boredom eating, normally that's an issue for me, but these days I am just downright bloody starving due to BF! Still got to keep tabs on things as the weight is sticking v stubbornly despite what the books say. My snack treats are currently the mini houmous pots with a bunch of carrot sticks, or a bag of cheesy wotsits!
Congratulations Skinnychai on your baby and at having only 4kg to lose!
Hmm, more regular weigh ins - how often do you weigh in now? I think I'm gonna do every fortnight - don't like to do it too often as have been known to get a bit obsessed. I also measured waist, hips and thighs so will recheck these every 3-4 weeks too, my hips seem to have got massive!
Thanks for the congrats and congratulations to you on your baby too! A lot of people say that it's hard to lose too much weight until you stop bf, I stopped a couple of weeks ago and my appetite has definitely decreased but I think the warmer weather is helping too.
Just going to put the kettle on . . . . . .
Have started shiny new thread here
Please come and join me (or it'll be embarrassing )
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