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Losing weight when you have children and not much time!

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Wormatthebottomofthegarden Sat 03-Jan-15 11:56:08

I have a 4 month old and a 2 year old. I need to lose a bit of baby weight but have no idea how.

I weigh about 9 stone and was around 8 stone before getting pregnant second time around. I'm only 5ft 2. I'm aware I'm not particularly over weight but I'm not comfortable being 9 stone and having gone up to a size 12, plus I still have my baby belly!

I want to try and eat more healthily and I find this very difficult at lunch times. Dinner isn't too bad as we tend to cook from scratch and I can easily cut out puddings and stop eating my DS's food!

At lunch time I tend to eat bread, crisps and cheese. With two DC to run around after and keep an eye on I can't spend a lot of time preparing food, it's whatever is easy and quick, hence filling up on crisps. How does this go with eating better and not being hungry an hour later?

Exercise I thought I would go running as it's easier to just go when DH is here. The other thing is I still bf DS2 so can't cut out the calories too much.

Am I being unrealistic? I've never had to lose weight before so I have no idea what I'm doing!

ScrabbleScrabble Sat 03-Jan-15 20:05:19

I'm in the same position (similar age dcs and breastfeeding) so love to hear of anyone's good ideas. One thing I thought of was preparing a "packed lunch" for the next day for myself every evening. So a healthy sandwich, or chopped salad ingredients in Tupperware or whatever lunch fits your diet plan as pre-prepared as possible. I'm also going to do a long (double)buggy walk on the mornings we're not busy and try and swim twice a week when DH can look after the DCs.

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