How's everyone doing?

amgreenwell
amgreenwell Posts: 1,268 Member
Hope everyone had a good week and is able to get some Mommy time logging food and maybe some working out.
I met a friend today for lunch who has a daughter two weeks younger than mine. She also works full time and is a first time mom...and it is so nice to be able to relate to people with what we are going through.
I like this board for the same reason.
Have a great weekend and snuggle those little ones close.

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  • SusanMFindlay
    SusanMFindlay Posts: 1,804 Member
    As of this morning, I'm down 20 pounds since starting calorie counting in early August (55 pounds down from maximum pregnancy weight). I'd been waiting for that "whoosh" for about a week.
  • zgolub
    zgolub Posts: 90 Member
    I made it a priority to hit the gym today. I work a flip flopping schedule, some nights, some days at a hospital and napping before work was important. I overslept and was going to skip the gym because my workout would be short...but got myself up and ran out the door anyway. Got to the gym for a 30 min instead of 60 min workout, and made it to work on time. Feel good about myself.
  • am_change
    am_change Posts: 1,010 Member
    Hi everyone!

    I'm struggling at the moment with tiredness as my nearly 9 month old has still never slept through. Reading your post though @zgolub has made me realise I just need to get on with it though and find chances to exercise when I cannot well done to you!

    @SusanMFindlay what an amazing loss so far. Well done!
    @amgreenwell thanks for asking us all and making us check in.

    Hope everyone else is also doing well!xx
  • amgreenwell
    amgreenwell Posts: 1,268 Member
    My daughter had her first ear infection this week so sleep has been elusive and exercise hasn't been what I'd planned. Plans change with these little ones, on a daily basis. I'm so lucky to have her, just a little sleep missed is no big deal. I'm lucky that she sleeps through the night and has for a long time.
    I hope you all have a good weekend and get in some exercise and good eating. I'm the team captain for my company's Heart Walk team and we've got the 2.5 mile walk tomorrow. I'm excited to celebrate our fundraising success and spend some beautiful outdoor time with my hubby, baby girl and co-workers tomorrow morning.
    Happy Weekend!!
  • am_change
    am_change Posts: 1,010 Member
    @amgreenwell How did the walk go? And glad your little one is feeling better. It's so heartbreaking when they're unwell .
  • amgreenwell
    amgreenwell Posts: 1,268 Member
    @am_change the Walk was great. Weather was beautiful and our company got first place in the financial division. I work for a bank.
    My little one did great and even got a good nap once the walk got started. she was intrigued with everything going on beforehand. She is feeling a lot better but is on antibiotics through Saturday, which I hate, but dr. says to make sure she gets 10 full days.
    She is still her happy cheerful self and we finally got back to a normal night's sleep last night. :)
    Happy Halloween!!
  • LisaTcan
    LisaTcan Posts: 410 Member
    Hey everyone. I'm now almost 3 months postpartum and this last 20lbs is really hanging on. I'm no where near as active as I was pre-pregnancy ( I was lifting and cycling 100-150K a week) so I'm not losing at 1800 calories like I used to be able to.

    I just started lifting again two weeks ago and I definitely feel better but it isn't resulting in any weight loss. I don't have time/energy to really do cardio other than long stroller walks so I'm just going to have to tighten up my diet.
  • amgreenwell
    amgreenwell Posts: 1,268 Member
    @LisaTcan my last 16 lbs is not budging either. I'm not eating as well as I should and I know that is 100% of the problem. I'm doing cardio every other day and weights on the other days. I work full time as well so finding time for anything is rough. Once I begin to really concentrate on my diet I know I'll also begin to lose, but right now I can barely concentrate on making it out the door in the a.m.
    Good luck!!
  • SusanMFindlay
    SusanMFindlay Posts: 1,804 Member
    You're only 3 months postpartum. Your body is still recovering from the pregnancy. So, while it's fine to watch intake and get activity, try not to worry too much about the scale for another couple of months. And keep up the long stroller walks. You'd be amazed how much those calories add up! I get almost all my exercise from walking (15K-25K steps per day) and am losing weight eating almost 2000 cals/day. But I only started counting again at the end of July (9 months postpartum). I lost a very slow 10 pounds without counting from November until July then a steady 25 pounds by counting for the last three months.

    And that's my exciting news. I am officially halfway through the 50 pounds I wanted to lose! All of the weight from pregnancy #2 is gone, and I have 5 pounds left from pregnancy #1 (then 20 pounds of birth control pill weight).
  • LisaTcan
    LisaTcan Posts: 410 Member
    @SusanMFindlay you're right, I need to realize I just had a baby and not stress out so much about it. Congrats on being halfway to your goal!

    @amgreenwell Thanks for your support as well! Helps to know I'm not alone!

    I'm breastfeeding (well combo feeding actually due to low supply) and everyone keeps telling me it will fall off, which doesn't seem to be the case for me. My bestfriend is pregnant and has only gained 12lbs which is also super frustrating as I gained 40 despite working out and tracking my whole pregnancy. I need to not compare myself to other people.
  • SusanMFindlay
    SusanMFindlay Posts: 1,804 Member
    LisaTcan wrote: »
    I'm breastfeeding (well combo feeding actually due to low supply) and everyone keeps telling me it will fall off, which doesn't seem to be the case for me.

    It's really variable. For some people, breastfeeding "burns" enough calories to provide a nice deficit. For others, the appetite hormones kick in and make you eat back all those calories. If you're in that category, rest assured that once your hormones eventually normalize, they will stop doing that to you - but that may not be until after you finish breastfeeding.
  • am_change
    am_change Posts: 1,010 Member
    @SusanMFindlay well done on your amazing loss!

    @LisaTcan it's so hard but we just have to be patient. I completely agree that your body is healing and adjusting and getting used to nursing. Wow our bodies are amazing! You're doing all the right things so it will come off. It just takes time. 9 months on, at least 9 months off? I also didn't lose weight simply by breastfeeding. So frustrating and unfair when it drops off some people and they can eat what they like. I don't know if it's hormones or what but it makes me retain water and look bloated.

    I was looking back at my old weigh ins and it turns out I was heavier when I got pregnant than I thought so I've actually met my pre pregnancy weight (and my baby turns 9 months this week so that fits the 8 month thwory!) . It took us 6 months to conceive which felt like an eternity and through stress eating, despite wanting to be super healthy to get pregnant I gained ten pounds in those 6 months so am now trying to get rid of that weight...And a bit more.
  • sardelsa
    sardelsa Posts: 9,812 Member
    LisaTcan wrote: »

    I'm breastfeeding (well combo feeding actually due to low supply) and everyone keeps telling me it will fall off, which doesn't seem to be the case for me. My bestfriend is pregnant and has only gained 12lbs which is also super frustrating as I gained 40 despite working out and tracking my whole pregnancy. I need to not compare myself to other people.

    Ya try not to compare yourself to others. I gained about 35lbs this time, and 40 with my first. Both were very healthy pregnancies and with #1 I lost the weight in 9 months, and #2 it took 7 months. It takes time to get back! You will get there :)

  • LisaTcan
    LisaTcan Posts: 410 Member
    LisaTcan wrote: »
    I'm breastfeeding (well combo feeding actually due to low supply) and everyone keeps telling me it will fall off, which doesn't seem to be the case for me.

    It's really variable. For some people, breastfeeding "burns" enough calories to provide a nice deficit. For others, the appetite hormones kick in and make you eat back all those calories. If you're in that category, rest assured that once your hormones eventually normalize, they will stop doing that to you - but that may not be until after you finish breastfeeding.

    Yes I think I'm in the latter group, I find I have more success when I don't assume I'm burning any extra calories from breastfeeding
  • LisaTcan
    LisaTcan Posts: 410 Member
    @sardelsa Thank you! Helps to hear of other people who gained and lost.

    @am_change I guess 9 months on, 9 months off really is reasonable. I'll try to remember that! Congrats on getting to your pre-baby weight