i don't know how to lose weight!

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May 10, 2011 8:57am

aleigh57 aleigh57
3 posts

I just joined this site a week ago, but i’ve been working out for about a month now!
A little background…

I just had a baby 5 months ago and i’m breastfeeding. I weight 149 now and i’m 5"2. I weighted 125 before i had the baby.

I eat 3 healthy meals a day and one snack. I"ve cut out all sugar, sweets, junk, etc. I work out 4-5 days a week.

When i first joined this i went down to 147 and now i’m at 149 again. It seems like if i don’t workout everyday, i gain a couple pounds back.

What advice do you have for losing the weight! i really want to start dropping the pounds, thanks:)

May 10, 2011 11:23am

HappyMommy HappyMommy
2 posts

Hi! Your situation sounds a lot like mine (except that you’re doing much better!) I just had my second child 3 months ago and am also breastfeeding. I’m hungry all the time! I’ve not been very good about getting my diet under control, so I’m at 171lbs :( At 5"3’ that basically means I’m a mess. I wish I had some advice for you, but it sounds like you’re doing everything right. How long have you been cutting out sugar/junk food, etc? I would think that alone would make a big difference, but I suppose it depends on how long. It may take a month or longer to see results. This is probably a dumb question since you’re breastfeeding, but are you drinking enough water? Also, how is your carb count? Maybe you need to bump up your protein intake. I didn’t realize until recently that eating lots of fresh fruit can make your carb count sky rocket, so maybe you need to watch that. Sorry I can’t be more helpful, but I thought I’d reply since I truly understand what you’re going through!

May 10, 2011 12:05pm

jesolgat jesolgat
13 posts

What are you ladies doing for workouts? You’re right, abs are made in the kitchen so you need to monitor your food. Just keep in mind that exercise burns the fat! You also need to be careful with breastfeeding so that the baby gets enough nutrients as well! =) I eat every 3 hours, but its always small things. This keeps my metabolism in check.
5AM breakfast- shakeology
8AM – yogurt, fruit, or oatmeal
11- salad or sandwich, cottage cheese, almonds or some sort of nut blend, water!!!
3- either a piece of fruit i didnt eat during the day at work, fresh veggies, or granola bar i didnt eat.
6- dinner consists of a main meat, veggie, and rice or noodles. SMALL portions though!
I do not ever eat after 7PM. I make sure all portions are SMALL. and I drink WATER. avoid all pop. Juice also has lots of sugar.

May 26, 2011 3:24pm

Barefootjulie Barefootjulie
1 post

Wow your doing great! If I had your discipline it might be farther along lo l.
I’m a mother of two (3 and 4 yr old) and weighed 112 (5’2’’) b4 I had kids so being almost 200 lbs at the birth of my second hit me hard! I cut out the junk and slowly lost a bout 60 lbs :) I hit a plateau and gained. Ive lost more and am down to around 135, struggling to get those last buggers.
Keep in mind that some of the gain may be muscle (which is tons better than fat) or just fluid fluctuations. Weigh in at the same time of day if you can to minimize variables. Don’t just go by your weight, take measurements of your arms, chest(under bust line), waist, hips and thighs to get a better Idea of where your weight loss is at.
Are you lifting weights? weight lifting is said to burn more calories for up to 24 hours longer than cardio. Muscle mass also burns more calories while resting too! Don’t worry about bulking up, most ladies are incapable of bulking up without certain aids (ie: steroids). you’ll just get toned! Change it up, I hit a plateau HARD, and started circuit training, hill work, and sprinting to break through it. This road is one of trial and error find what works for you and NEVER give up! Good luck!!

May 31, 2011 10:48pm

chaddukes chaddukes
888 posts

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Jun 14, 2011 1:05am

Udderperfection Udderperfection
11 posts

I agree with HappyMommy. I also suggest you to carry on exercise and bring lots of food in your diet. Please be careful that you are not compromising with your breast feeding.

Jun 21, 2011 5:10am

jannet1 jannet1
30 posts

Weigh in at the identical time of day if you can to minimize variables. Don’t just proceed by your heaviness, take measurements of your arms, chest(under bust line), waist, hips and thighs to get a better Idea of where your heaviness decrease is at.
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Jul 19, 2011 10:41pm

stayslim stayslim
2 posts

Try the Serge Kreutz diet.

Jul 20, 2011 12:00am

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2 posts

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Dec 15, 2011 5:31pm

RHay RHay
59 posts

Good diet plan. If you have time, do more cardio exercise like running, cycling, swimming, walking!

Jan 12, 2012 10:39am

girlfromgermany girlfromgermany
1 post

I just started on Dr. Fuhrman’s “Eat to Live” Diet and I love it. It’s easy to do and actually quite cheap also. You eat mainly fruits, vegetables and beans. I supplement with a protein shake with soy milk after my workouts. I usually feel weak on a diet, but not on this one. I can always tell if I get tired during my 7 mile run. I felt really energetic on my run on this diet, so it works well for me and I can stick to it in the long run.

Jul 6, 2012 12:19am

jim123 jim123
66 posts

There is lot’s of way to reduce weight mentioned here but you have to choose which one is best for you and what you can perform daily. This is slow and steady process so you need to keep patience and follow your daily routine., this will defiantly help you a lot.

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Jul 15, 2012 3:31pm

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4 posts

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