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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2007|09:56 pm]
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I've had two kids, three years apart. The first time I put on a snotload of weight, the second time I just put on a reasonable amount; and finally after a lot of HARD work, I have lost the remainder weight from both pregnancies and have started chipping away at the 5kg or so that I was carrying before I got pregnant...

Anyway - question is... My torso is still a LOT broader than it was pre-children. Does it go back to roughly the same size? Or am I perpetually going to be broader than I was?

This is mainly an issue because of the bra thing. Size 14 is toooooo tight; size 16 is too big, cannot get a cup size to fit because they are just not quite right. The fitter told me that what I really need is a 15BB which funnily enough does not exist!
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A question about lettuce and salads [May. 9th, 2007|01:54 pm]
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[mood |curiousinquisitive]

I've been using the pre-mixed/bagged salad mixes, but recently decided to cut up my own lettuce and make my own salads because it's a hell of a lot cheaper and generally safer to eat. Thing is, I like the convenience of just being able to open the bag and pour it in a bowl because I'm usually throwing a salad together for my dinner at work and I usually don't have a lot of time to spend on it. So, what I did today with my new head of lettuce and bag of carrot shreds was cut up all my lettuce and pour in my carrots and viola, home made sald mix. My problem is that I know this will probably start to wilt and turn brown in a day or two, and I doubt we'll eat it all that fast. Do any of you very smart ladies have any tricks to keeping lettuce crisp and from going brown longer? I made sure to get it as dry as possible before putting it in the bowl and I put paper towels on both the bottom and top of the lettuce before attaching the lid in an effort to absorb more fluid, but that's about the extent of my knowledge.

Also, any ideas for quick creative salad toppings? I'm a pretty picky eater, but I'm looking for new things. Thanks for all the help!!

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(no subject) [May. 3rd, 2007|09:58 am]
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My running stroller broke and I really don't have the two hundred dollars right now for a new one. I need ideas with how to burn as many calories as possible with a three year old tagging along.

*sigh* i miss the stroller.
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(no subject) [Feb. 4th, 2007|09:36 pm]
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Hi there, this is my first post and I hope somebody can help me out!

I have a 4 year old and a 14mo, whom I am still breastfeeding (officially twice a day, plus at night time if he wakes); I am also about 10-15kg overweight. I have been dieting, and had been losing weight at a fairly steady pace (500-700g a week); and maintaining around 1700-1800 calories (I am "allowed" 2000 cal a day - but I have selective food amnesia, and the 'spare' 200 cal allows for stuff I've forgotten, or picking off the kids plates etc)

BUT... Last Monday, I had my first trip in an ambulance, spent the night in casualty, and have most likely got gallstones (I get a tick for 6/6 from the list of people most likely, darn it). I'm still in the diagnosis etc phase and it was suggested I cut out fatty foods, dairy, etc. I have managed this (and lost 2kg in the week since it first happened!) and been content hungerwise; but today... I was flat out *all* day; I walked a lot (albeit at 4yo pace), plus had to pack up the car after our weekend away (and unpack it as well). I also didn't eat all that much, as the choices available to me that were low fat were virtually non-existant; and according to the calorie counter I use - I'm in the negatives! I have burned more than I have eaten.

I am also bloody starving! And as we've been away, the pantry looks like Mother Hubbard's (bare!) I did have a substantial evening meal (steak, salad and a potato, followed by a peach), but I'm still hungry and am having toast and jam at the moment.

So - after a very very long story - I guess I need some low fat, filling snacks I can keep in the cupboard to stop this from happening again next time I have a busy day. Extra points for portability, too. Of course, I am the pickiest eater in the universe, and don't eat things like tuna or salmon.
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What now?? [Jan. 7th, 2007|04:22 pm]
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Ok, I'm (((this close))))) to my goal weight. The holiday's were tough, but only gained 3 lbs. I've gotten back on schedule and need to lose 15 lbs ( the 3 i gained and the 12 I had left) by Feb 20. Why? It's my wedding anniversary. I exercise 3 times a week and drink TONS of water. No soda, and my heaviest meal is lunch. I can't seem to drop it.

I've hit some sort of plateau. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to jump start my weight loss again???

Thanks a bunch!
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Success! [Nov. 14th, 2006|01:57 pm]
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Hey ladies!
I hope that everyone is doing well in their fitness and eating regimes! I wanted to share about a little success I've had, so I hope that's cool. I've been working hard at a really great fitness schedule for the past month, and so it came time to measure and weigh to see how I'm doing.
My start/October measurements were: Waist - 33.5"; Hips - 41"; Thighs - 23.75"; Arms - 10.75"; and Weight - 159lbs.
In one month, I've lost 1" off my waist and thighs, 2" off my hips, 3lbs (even with a 4 day vacation in there!) and I gained 0.5" on my arms (which is just what I wanted!).

I have some goals I will accomplish by April of 2007. They are: Waist - 29"; Hips - 36"; Thighs - 20"; and Weight - 135lbs. That means I've just gotta lose a pound a week, which means burning an extra 750 calories each day. That's it?! That's so doable! :D
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An update on me! [Oct. 19th, 2006|03:24 pm]
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I haven't posted in awhile. At first, it was because my doctor put me on "sleep rest", which meant that I needed to get sleep or he was never going to let me return to work. Eventually, I started getting more sleep, especially with the help of the Amby Bed. And I even started to get a routine going when it came to working out. I started getting up at 5:15 am and going to the gym to "prepare myself" for going back to work this week.

However, getting used to being at work, staying up all day, and having my "brain running" took more adjustment than I thought, so I haven't gotten back to working out yet.

For whatever reason, though, I've lost 4 lbs, so I'm only at 194 now. I have around 10-12 to go before I'm at my PP weight (my weight fluctuated by 7 lbs of water weight daily, so I could wear the same size at anywhere from 177 lbs to 184 or so, lol). I think it's because I started drinking more water.

I noticed, one of the days I went to work out, that my sweat smelled really badly of ammonia, and I looked up online that that could be a sign of kidney or liver problems. I upped my intake of water and the smell went away, so maybe that's why I've started losing as well.

I don't count calories, I just aim to eat healthy, unprocessed foods as much as possible.

I'm hoping that next week, I'll get back to getting to the gym at least 3 days a week for a cardio workout. I do some resistence training at home too.

I'm reading something interesting. I got the book Outsmarting your Female Fat Cells After Pregnancy, and it explains that for the first year post partum, your body is all kinds of screwy because of hormones that no matter what you do, your body likes to hold on to fat. For the first six weeks, it's next to impossible to blast fat, and from there on, it gets increasingly easier and easier. This, also, would explain my recent weight loss as I passed the 6 week mark about 3 weeks ago (and that's also when my weight was stuck).

It's an interesting read.

x posted to healthy_mommas
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finally an intro... [Oct. 19th, 2006|09:06 am]
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I finished my marathon! [Oct. 17th, 2006|11:59 pm]
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Hey everyone. I just wanted to let you all know that me and my giant breastfeeding boobies have succesfully completed our marathon.

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WOO 2 lbs down... [Oct. 16th, 2006|10:37 pm]
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only 18 more to go! Since I sprained my ankle it's been near impossible to run/ walk my 3 miles a day 3 times a week....me and my little one miss being outdoors...and with the cold we stay put. Can't drive much (stick shift is NOT my friend) But I have cut back on sweets and empty calories. WOO! And I stepped on the scale just for kicks. I thought I would have gained a bit, but to my happy surprise I lost 2 lbs in ONE WEEK!!! 

*dancing in chair*

Just wanted to share that happy news!
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