New mummies with wibbly tummies RISE AGAIN!

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projectbabyweight Thu 23-May-13 16:18:50

Hi everyone,

Thought we'd start a new thread for new-ish mums with wibbly tums (+ thighs and bum in my case grin )
Old threads here

and here

Plus an old stats thread, though we could start a new one.

Everyone's following their own plan I think. Mine's a more or less low-carb affair, plus the 30 day shred. I've got 18lbs to lose, aiming for about 1lb/week - low due to love of chocolate grin

Hi all, can I join. DS2 was born on 3rd June. After I weighed in at 16 stone. With BF, walking and really watching that I eat a healthy diet I have lost 1stone 3 lbs and now 14stone 11lbs. Aim to get to 11st7lbs by October and today started the shred DVD and will introduce running again once pelvis feels healed!

Desperate to get it off and feel some confidence again!!

RunningKatie Tue 02-Jul-13 21:26:18

Lamby -in my opinion, that's a huge leap, if you do 20 mins one week, then 30 then next, 40 week after etc. then I think it's a bit much for your joints etc. Are you running or run/walking? I started off run/walk and am increasing the time I'm out for but also decreasing the walks, so started out doing 20 mins for 2mins run, 1min walk - but can now do 30 mins with 4 mins run, 1 min walk etc.

I've found that I can't run in an evening, i always used to get up and go out before breakfast so it's just alien to me to try running in an evening after a day of eating. So, instead I'm hopping on my bike, I'm really loving it as well which is great. I'm still incredibly nervous, I wobble everywhere and am terrified of falling off into nettles!

Weight-wise, I'm not doing so great, DH has been away so I've been turning to my old friend - food. I'm annoyed with myself and determined this isn't going to continue.

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Lamby80 Mon 24-Jun-13 08:14:47

Hi. I havent been on for a couple of weeks but weighed myself this morning and have lost 1kb on 2 weeks. I have started my training plan for the run but food wise been eating everything i shouldnt so need to try and improve on that. But, its not a gain so im happy!
Are there any runners out there? I flicked through the next couple of weeks of the plan and it looks like it expects me to get to 50 minute run in 3 weeks. Is this doable? I can knock out 20 min at the mo. That seems a big increase very soon! It is the beginners plan.
I will check in next week to give you an update on weight.

Eagleray Thu 20-Jun-13 22:58:04

Hi everyone - having a bit of a slack week here... Trying to do WW vaguely but not logging anything. Also finding it v hard to do the shred - DP has been at home the last 2 weeks and my routine has gone out of the window. He's back at work next week so I shall be back on it! Also will be easier to stick to diet as he's addicted to marked-down supermarket food and tends to fill the fridge with stuff like custard tarts that he's bought for 10p - very annoying...

I went rollerblading this evening with the pushchair - felt a bit wobbly but didn't fall over thank god.

Oh, and my running bra arrived in the post today - F cup blush hope to try it out by the end of the week.

Welcome MrsHelsBels - 4.5 stone is a lot to lose, but it can be done! There are no quick fixes, but starting now is a great start. Best to break it down into smaller goals, and lose it steadily. I just try to think about 5kg at a time as otherwise it feels impossible

littleredmonkey Thu 20-Jun-13 18:59:52

Oh I think I grew a second stomach when pregnant! !! I can still eat for England. I have to not snack at all to avoid calories so stick to three meals a day and extra veg or salad can't eat like s sparrow. Starving does not cut it so the extra veg helps and I usually eat a whole lettuce loads of celery cucumber. All the green stuff u can have tons of.
Use to have big mac hamburger two large fries large coke and apple pie I could eat more so glad I have control.

projectbabyweight Thu 20-Jun-13 14:42:14

LRM - have found that your stomach capacity is smaller now you've been eating less for so long? Or can you still manage huge portions when you're off the wagon? grin

littleredmonkey Wed 19-Jun-13 09:09:17

Runkate. Yeh have weights. Dp weight trains so when we cancelled the gym we got em off ebay. Hand ones and big bars allsorts very cheap so great. Borrowed a kettle bell off a friend. Hand weights best to start with for squats and lunges. We got ones with discs so I can have em heavy and he can have em so I can't lift them off the floor. Haha. Bike ride sounds fab I need to get my bike out and do some maintenance on it
Mrshb74. Welcome please join us. You can lose 4 stone. I did it from January 1st to May 30 th. Total now 63 pounds lost. Gone from size 22 to 12/14. Give yourself a goal of a stone at a time. We are here to support you. I was size 24 then lost 5 stone got pregnant and put it all on again. Now have lost it and I love food especially crap food any biscuits cakes takeaways and huge portions. I can be very greedy but have mastered it very very low carbs. No bread etc in the week. No sugarss only fruit ones no treats till weekend. Exercise daily even only a walk does you good. I have first baby he is 9 months well nearly 2 weeks off. I try and make 30 mins every two days to lift weights. My gym is my garage. IPod on lift away and is good for clearing my head.

How new a mummy do you have to be? DS1 is 3, DS2 is 9 months. I'm doing Slimming World, started a few weeks ago. I was a size 10 before DS1 now a 14 slipping towards 16. I want to lose about 4.5 stone which seems impossible right now.

RunningKatie Tue 18-Jun-13 18:05:39

I've been out on my bike, it was mildly terrifying as i learnt to ride on a bike with 3 gears and this bike has a lot more! Plus DH had set the seat height for
me and i had to walk for ages to find something to hold onto so i could get on sad

Do you have dumbell weights littleredmonkey? I was looking at exercises in a magazine that assumed we all have dumbells, kettlebells etc. I don't have any of that!

No weight lost yet but also none gained and i'm enjoying exercising again so feeling pleased nonetheless.

littleredmonkey Mon 17-Jun-13 08:57:31

Oh eagle hope ok with your toe sounds painful. Smiled at the high kicks. You go girl very impressed. Also well done on 12 lbs. '!!
I have been lazy last week need to get back on it. Ds naps changing so no need for 2 hours walking still do 30 mins at lunch and walk later. Need to do weights but have got lazy due to lack of sleep. I am very good with my diet in the week. Weekend I have bread cake and crisps which are lovely. Not lost an lb last week so must try harder.

Eagleray Sat 15-Jun-13 23:12:20

Hi - managed to get myself back on track with the diet in the last few days but no time/energy for exercise. Thought that the most I could expect at today's weigh-in was for static weight, but have lost another lb, bringing the total so far to 12lb. Still v slow, but do lose something every week, which is nice. Also, now only 5kg from pre-pregnancy weight. Really, really hope to get to the 1 stone mark next weekend.

I resumed the Shred this morning, but had a bit of a mishap when doing high kicks - banged my foot on a chair and carried on despite feeling like throwing up with the pain, then realised there was blood everywhere and it seems I have half ripped my toenail off - yuk.

Would love to go back to running - was never very good but at one point could manage a regular 10k. However, F-cup boobs are hard to contain, even when exercising at home... Must try and find a giant sports bra!

therumoursaretrue Thu 13-Jun-13 15:46:14

I was very lax last week...so busy that it just was a struggle to keep on track.

Back at it hard on Sunday with PT session which totally killed and feeling so good to be back in a routine!

RunningKatie Wed 12-Jun-13 21:35:59

Good to have a goal I feel Lamby. I'm planning on doing my first parkrun the first weekend in July.

Littleredmonkey - a slow shuffle is probably what my running is described as, unless I'm going downhill! Hope the headache cleared with the power walk.

I am thankful that some of my pre-pregnancy gym kit is lycra, at least it stretches over the bumps and wobbly bits even if it's not attractive.

littleredmonkey Tue 11-Jun-13 09:19:26

Lamby welcome. Woke up with a killer headache bet it was a monster sugar crash from yesterday. Power walk today. Ladies that run very impressive can't run for squat. Slow shuffle is my best effort

Lamby80 Tue 11-Jun-13 07:58:34

I entered the royal parks race. Im getting a bit worried as i havent really started my training amd on a good day i can only do 2 miles. Im doing a park run in 2 weeks which is 3 miles, i think that will kick me into gear!
I weighed myself this morning, 14 st exactly so my journey to 12 st has officially begun!

RunningKatie Mon 10-Jun-13 20:38:58

DH away so no run now till Thursday.

I've realised that cooking with DD means I end up eating the cookies or brownies we make. Not such a cunning plan then, maybe we'll do some painting or something instead.

Red - that's a seriously impressive weight loss. I'm in awe.

What half have you entered Lamby? I'm aiming to do a 10k later in the year, I'm so incredibly slow that it's more bimbling than running that I actually do!

littleredmonkey Mon 10-Jun-13 18:44:52

Oh crap dp birthday. Already had sausage and mash. Cream cake and chocolate cake. Actually feel sick. Sugar over load! !!! Naughty mummy

Lamby80 Mon 10-Jun-13 08:17:07

Hello. I have just seen this thread. Anyone mind if i join? I had my son just over a year ago. I am back to pre pregnancy weight all but 6lb BUT i was overweight when i fell pregnant. I have always carried most of my weight around my tummy but now its shocking and i must do something about it! I have 2 stone to lose to reach a size 14 and i will be happy with that. I have signed up for a half marathon in the autumn which will give me motivation to exercise but im finding it hard as im back at work full time so time is precious. I have signed up with SW and boots diets but no luck so trying to think more along the lines of eating healthily in general, cut out cake, choc and fizzy drinks and see what happens! Any tips?

littleredmonkey Sun 09-Jun-13 19:50:05

Runningkate. Nah did not exercise took tired. Did today though. Did my weights for 30 mins will make more effort this week. Weigh in lost 3lbs so total of 61 since new years day. So chuffed at that. Still like to be 11 stone 7 so 8 lbs to go making it 5 stone loss.
Eagle. Well done on loss lbs. Sorry hurt your knee u ok?
Sophia. Oh pud looks lovely. Yummy
Project. How's the move and the shred going?
Done squat challenge today then had jacket potato and cheese and carrot cake. Bum! ! Must try harder

Eagleray Sun 09-Jun-13 19:39:05

Hi - weigh-in day yesterday and have lost 1.5lbs, bringing total to nearly 11lbs so far. Slow but steady I guess - haven't actually put any back on yet!

Shred still going... just. Have managed to bugger up my knees (think it was the star jumps that did it) so just started level 2 but going gently.

We are having a major domestic crisis at the moment so have had a couple of days off from the diet but will try and keep to it once the weekend is over as the weight loss will help me keep my sanity I hope.

Treats - 4 rice cakes slathered thinly with quarter of a tub of the hottest, spiciest houmous you can find, then topped with slices of tomato, cucumber etc.

Dare I click on the raspberry link Sophia? We had pavlova last night, which I'm feeling v guilty about...

Sophiathesnowfairy Sun 09-Jun-13 07:21:34

I failed on the squat challenge too. I was doing really well then about 10 days in I had a fall. [ I slipped on a piece of DS1s farm and fell really heavily) my bottom was so bruised for four or five days I could not continue. And then it was half term. And then it never happened.

I have stagnated at 10 12 but I am happy with that.

eager inspired by your evening stroll, perhaps I could stroll to the supermarket for some treats. grin

Check this dessert out is mega easy and the whole family loved it, from 2 to 2!!
crushed raspberyry creams

projectbabyweight Sat 08-Jun-13 07:57:34

The Shred is a 30 day workout, with 3 levels which you do for 10 days each (they get harder). The first one is on youtube here

Good luck with the running smile

RunningKatie Fri 07-Jun-13 21:29:03

I tried another run last night, went a bit further but was slower! I need to go before dinner rather than giving myself stitch.

Project - my treats avoidance plan is firstly not to buy any. They keep sneaking into the online shopping basket, but also like you said trying a hot drink. I love liquiorice tea so have bought a box of that to keep me going. DH is away 4 days this week so it's a good test as usually I demolish a chocolate bar a day in his absence.

What's the shred? I've heard people talk about it before so maybe it's something I need to investigate!

Have you managed a work out Red?

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