BabyFit Sponsors help keep the site free!

 

Sponsors help keep BabyFit free!
 
Pages (1):  
Report Inappropriate Post
Pregnancy Message Boards

Totally need help!!!

AUTHOR:
MESSAGE POSTED:
ANGELLGAL
Posts: 7254
5/18/08 8:20 P

My Profile
ANGELLGAL's Photo
Yes - come over to the Spark March 2006 BF moms! I had lost all my baby weight + 20 lbs and then gained 40 due to depo/antidepressants. I was doing WW and still gaining due to the depo. I have FINALLY turned the corner and have lost 5.8 in 4 weeks. I was hoping for 2/week but my doctor told me that recent studies show depo now hangs around your body for up to 18 months and I'm up to 9 months off so I need to be happy about that. It's hard to be at an all-time non-preggo weight but I'm working on it now and Sarah and Elizabeth (now Nancy too!) keep me going!

Nancy, I have issues getting up to my min cals somedays just because of all the fruits/veggies I eat. I second the almonds and also avocado. I used to HATE it but now I mash it will a little salsa and some garlic and a hint of sea salt for a quick guacamole with some baked tostitos.

BabyFit Community Team
MEI_ANGEL
Posts: 2032
5/18/08 9:08 A

My Profile
MEI_ANGEL's Photo
i am so glad someone posted about this. i have over 40lbs to lose still an am nursing. i didn't know what to really eat that won't affect my nuseing an still lose weight. i also need to excersize but how to find the time when i'm so tired. i am so sick of looking the way i do i need to get me back-hope you understand that feeling. i should give spark a chance





4DAUGHTERS
Posts: 5038
5/17/08 2:30 P

My Profile
4DAUGHTERS's Photo
Hey Nancy! I just wanted to let you know that I used Spark People to lose my pregnancy weight and an additional 10 pounds and I nursed frequently the entire time! I made sure that I was eating enough to sustain breastfeeding (for me it was 2100-2300 per day) and if I exercised a lot I would add a little extra, but made sure it was a healthy and low fat extra. Some nights I would have to eat a handful of almonds before going to bed because I needed more calories. It was great! Honestly, it only took me about 7 months to lose my 25 pounds and I have kept it off for over a year :)

Spark rocks! It is so easy to track your food, calories and exercise. You will lose this weight in no time!! Good Luck, you'll be hotter than ever in no time!

ETA: Tanya really knows what she's talking about, I used her advice too! Have you checked out the Workout Clubs and Challenges in the "Others Like You" section? I found a great group of girls trying to lose weight there and the Babyfit experts would pop in all the time to help us out.

Edited by: 4DAUGHTERS at: 5/17/2008 (14:33)

BabyFit Community Team




BLUEYEDBABES
Posts: 5605
5/16/08 10:34 P

My Profile
BLUEYEDBABES's Photo
Oh my goodness....

Ok... so I am revamping my diet thinking here. I think I just need to log my diet here at BF.

THen I need to do more exercising.... that's all I can do I guess.

Thanks guys for AGAIN for your input.

BabyFit Community Team
Nancy in NM
Mother of 5 (what?!?!?)


BLUEYEDBABES
Posts: 5605
5/16/08 10:44 A

My Profile
BLUEYEDBABES's Photo
Hey guys... Tanya (BF personell) says that I should stick with my pregnancy intake. THat was like 2300+ calories, then an additional 300? THat seems crazy to me.

Man, lots less work to be fat, huh? LOL!

HOw much were/are those who are BFing eating a day?

BabyFit Community Team
Nancy in NM
Mother of 5 (what?!?!?)


AEROBICMAMA
Posts: 2887
5/16/08 10:21 A

My Profile
AEROBICMAMA's Photo
Yes, I agree with Sarah. Also depending on how hard you exercise, you may need to add a few more calories. But try the 300-500 calories first, then you can tinker with the rest!:)

BabyFit Community Team
this is the picture I wanted to use. DH wasn't a fan.
BLUEYEDBABES
Posts: 5605
5/16/08 9:22 A

My Profile
BLUEYEDBABES's Photo
Hey Sarah!

I'm glad you're in both places!

I went back last night and added 300 to my caloric intake and then I changed the tracker to keep track of a lot more nutrients (got the info from BF).

Yah, she's really not nursing much at all now. THat's why I thought it would be safe to start trying to lose the weight.

I'll let you know how it goes. THanks for your help.... In BOTH places.



BabyFit Community Team
Nancy in NM
Mother of 5 (what?!?!?)


SARAH_VW
Posts: 4159
5/16/08 8:46 A

My Profile
SARAH_VW's Photo
You're right Nancy, that isn't enough calories. SP isn't set up for nursing moms. I would add anywhere from 300-500 calories to your range depending on how many times you are nursing. If you're nursing 5 or less times a day I would add 300 calories, but if it's more than that you probably need closer to 500 extra. Once you add the extra calories you'll probably find it easier to lose weight. Good luck!

BabyFit Community Team
Pic taken at 20 weeks
Addison Taylor 03/10/06
7 lbs 13 oz




Thread URL: http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/archive_posts.asp?imBoard=52&imparent=7080733
Join the BabyFit Community Team

  
Pages (1):  
Report Inappropriate Post

 


Pregnancy Resources | Pregnancy Articles | Parenting Articles | Pregnancy Exercises | Pregnancy Message Boards | Baby Names | Help | Advertising / Sponsorships

© 1999-2014 SparkPeople, All Rights Reserved | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | About Our Ads

NOTE: Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy update on February 8, 2012
SparkPeople
Visit SparkPeople for Free Online Diet Plan
Tell your company about SparkPeople Corporate Wellness

BabyFit, BabyPoints, BabyPages and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BABYFIT is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.