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14/03/2013 at 13:09
First baby, first post, first attempt at dieting, eeek!
My daughter is 8weeks old and as such im now looking to shed the tub I've been left with. Anyone have any tips/advice/success stories? please don't tell me you were back in your skinny jeans 2days after birth, I may throw one if my cookies at you :p
I dont have a great deal to lose, I am just conscious that im heavier than ever before and could do with shifting some!
Many thanks and have a tip top dy!
14/03/2013 at 13:21
Hello and welcome! My son is almost 9 weeks and I too have been left with chub. I can't really see it on myself if I'm honest but I'm a stone above pre-pregnancy weight and should really lose 2st to be healthy.
I don't really have much advice as I'm in the same boat, but yesterday I went along to a exercise group for new mums at the local children's centre. It was an hour of exercise with an instructor trained in post-natal mums, then an hour with a dietician to discuss healthy eating and weaning, and give advice and support. Best of all... it was FREE! and a good way to meet new mums too as I personally find things without a directed activity a bit awkward. Perhaps there might be something similar for you?
Are you breastfeeding? if so you should be eating more than normal anyway, I'm not sure the amount of chocolate/cake etc I eat is correct but I am going to try and make some swaps to healthier snacks.
14/03/2013 at 13:24
Welcome to MD! My LO is now 10 weeks and I've got the lovely wobbly tummy left. I'm 11lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight so I'm using My Fitness Pal to count calories. I will eventually be starting the 30 Day Shred but I'm trying to sort out my portion sizes and swapping for healthy snacks.
14/03/2013 at 13:27
Wow, the class sounds appealing, im going to harass google until I find one local to myself! As you point out, would tick two boxes on the 'things you should be getting up to as a new mum' list (meeting up with other mummas).
Your profile picture is adorable btw, he's beautiful!
14/03/2013 at 13:34
Ive purchased the 30day shred and am awaiting its arrival (il not be devastated if it's lost in transit ;) - the calorie counter spp is a great idea though, thank you! Its also reassuring to know it's pretty standard to still have a few extra lbs, everyone assured me it would "just drop off".......no such luck!
14/03/2013 at 13:48
Welcome to MD.
Sorry, I can't help. I'm one of those annoying people who bounced back. (actually lost weight during my pregnancy, and 2 weeks after giving birth, i'd gone down 2 dress sizes)
Take baby out for plenty of walks, bit more exercise can only be a good thing, right? Unless you stop for cake. That's what i'd do, so that'd be pointless.
14/03/2013 at 13:53
Ohhh Abnormal Kitty you are a lucky lassie! (not sure why I felt the need to do a Mrs Doubtfire impersonation there)
Baby walks are a favourite of ours, we get out at least once a day as we're very lucky to live near a beautiful park!
Hadn't thought about a cake stop before, but now you mention it............!
14/03/2013 at 13:57
Not really lucky, despite going down 2 sizes, i'm still a lard @rse.
Although, if I go down 2 sizes each time I have a baby, I might pop a couple more out...
14/03/2013 at 15:21
I use My Fitness Pal to help count the calories and exercise. The biggest things for me have been cutting portion size and doing away with the snacking on unhealthy things.
While your baby is young get out and about with the pram. I found it much harder once my daughter wanted to walk everywhere because we had to do everything at her snail's pace.
Don't put too much pressure on yourself as its hard work being a new mum as well but you can see the weight come off gradually. I joined a buggy walk/run group and that helped too. Look out for one of those locally.
We've got a weight loss thread on here everyday as well, so join in that.
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