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Old 01-08-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Off the wagon... and then run over! :(

I gained only 31 pounds during my 10+ months of being pregnant. I just added another... oh 8 months to my weight.

I am so humiliated. At least Oprah can claim her thyroid made her do it!

(sigh) I'm fatter and more sleep-deprived than I've EVER been. And now I start from zero.

Happy New Year!
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Do what you can to forgive yourself quickly and work on getting more sleep. Everything will be okay.

Cori just started going to Jazzercise regularly again.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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It is different for everyone. You don't need to bang your head against the wall. As Dr. G. said get rest and you will be cool.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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As Vince Lombardi said "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." We all get knocked down time to time.....so time to get back up and fight the good fight as you know how.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #5
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Jamila, we could all drive ourselves crazy thinking about what we could have done, what we should have done. What we do now is what's important.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
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Well, since I respect the folks on this board, I'm using y'all to keep me accountable.

If I go more than 2 (TWO) days without working out, I vow to post a SAME DAY bikini shot. Since I'm trying to be kinder now that I have a baby and I hope to be a good example, I'll not subject my friends here to such a spectacle!

In the meantime, I'm glad the season for gluttony and merriment is done. I did not handle it well this year.

I started a workout log, and in a few weeks I think I'll add nutrition to it, but I'm trying to baby step my way to back where I was. I genuinely believe I looked better as a football player last summer than I did when I was in ROTC in college... But enough of that! I'm back on the wagon. Or at least chasing it down the road in hopes I can jump onto it!
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:35 PM   #7
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breast feed.
you'll use an extra 600 to 1000 calories per day breast feeding your infant, plus you'll markedly improve the babies IQ, immune system, and dentition by doing so.
it's a win-win.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:19 PM   #8
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breast feed.
you'll use an extra 600 to 1000 calories per day breast feeding your infant, plus you'll markedly improve the babies IQ, immune system, and dentition by doing so.
it's a win-win.
Carlin is one year, one month and one day old today. I still nurse him through the night and whenever he wishes during the day... My flabby butt is still pretty tubby though.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:30 AM   #9
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Jamila,

I breast fed all three of mine and I although I dropped a lot of weight at first, I couldn't really drop the rest until I stopped nursing. And, I'm glad I didn't. Your body composition and diet DO have an effect on the quality of your breast milk and if you aren't getting enough fat and protein in your diet, it comes from your body. Carbs aren't really an issue, but we're usually so darn tired, we crave them for energy to keep us going. Believe it or not, you may have lost a lot of muscle mass through the pregnancy and nursing, I did. I went on a strict hypertrophy/strength cycle for 4 months after my youngest turned a year and then went back to conditioning after that. It really helped my energy levels and I got a lot more after my workouts. I felt that I was just spinning my wheels trying to "burn off" the fat before then and my joints hurt and I was just exhausted.

Anyway, I hope that helps.

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I breast fed all three of mine and I although I dropped a lot of weight at first, I couldn't really drop the rest until I stopped nursing.
This is not the first time I've heard this...
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