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Tips welcome. I need some company on this thread or I'll never do it. 11 months to lose weight for my wedding. Want to drop about 2-3 dress sizes, and lose about 3-4 stone.. PLEASE HELP ME AND JOIN ME

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Kaedsmum Sat 09-Aug-08 11:37:16

Ok so I'm new to this bit. I lsot 5 stone, then got pregnant and put it all back on. When I had the baby I'd become a size 20. I am now down to a 14-16 and he is 13 weeks old. I've been dieting since he was 2 days old. Though not extreme. I'll still have a pizza, pie or chocolate here and there.

I need some support. And some tips. Last time I cut out wheat and dairy and it worked for me, but this time I don't want to do that... so what can I do to lose weight?

And is anyone else dieting for their wedding?

twoboots Sat 09-Aug-08 18:01:53

I hate to quote the hv's and my excellent midwfe (who runs the postnatal swimming class class) but, with a balanced diet and regular exercise it can take a year to get back to your prenatal weight. Are you breastfeeding? I have found that my tummy and thighs have slimmed down, but my hips and ass have remained!

Kaedsmum Sun 10-Aug-08 13:51:36

I'm not bfing. The weight does seem to be coming off pretty fast but I don't want to fall off the food wagon... wagon wheel so to speak! And end up huge for my wedding. Can't afford a gym membership so what exercise could I do?

twoboots Sun 10-Aug-08 16:46:45

If your pelvic floor is strong and your hv/gp approve then spinning is excellent exericse, burns 500 calories a pop, they run a class at one of my local leisure centres. I'm a big fan of swimming, my postnatal class (again at the local pool involves, 30 minutes of an intense aqua-aerobics session then a 20-30 minute swim. Carrying your baby in a carrier will burn extra calories, when you walk round the shops/park/house (its free). Pushy mothers are a group who do exericse with buggies indoors and out, check out their website for price. Yoga and pilates are good for toning, you dont need to go to a class, get a DVD. Sorry to prattle on, not that I do the above every week, but I try to do something 3 times a week.

SheikYerbouti Sun 10-Aug-08 17:15:53

Kaedsmum, come and join the Boiuti sheiking thread - I am willing to KICK ASS

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