Too much JUNK IN MY TRUNK!!!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010 ( 62 moms have responded )

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Ok, this is in no way shape or form a debate, and I want no critisms from the peanut gallery.

On that note, I need to lose weight, and am looking for others that might need as much support as I do. This is a life change, not a New Years Resolution! I gained 60lbs during my pregnancy, and my daughter is now 8 months old...it is time! I gained the same amount of weight with my son, and successfully lost it all, and maintained it beautifully until I got pregnant again. My husbands family reunion is in 6 months, and I want as much off as possible. Who would like to do this with me?

I am doing this through eating properly, and excercise (when I can). No quick fixes, shakes, or pills. No crash dieting. I have a daily plan for what I am allowed to eat, and the last time I did this, I lost all the weight I needed in 6 months. I CAN DO IT! And so can you...

I will share all my secrets to my weight loss, and would love to give progress reports throughout. If this thread is successful, that would be wonderful for all involved.

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Erin - posted on 12/31/2010

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I put on 34kg (75lbs) while pregnant, lost about 10kg immediately after giving birth, and then gradually put it all back on (plus a little bit). So at my daughter's 1st birthday, I was actually 3kg heavier than the day I delivered! My metabolism just packed up and went home. It was shocking.

This year, I lost 33kg (72.7lbs) in 6 months on Weight Watchers. Once I sat down and worked out what I needed to be eating on the program, I realised I was not eating enough before to get my metabolism working. I also cut out all soft drink, butter/margarine and limited my bread intake to two slices a day. The WW program has no banned foods. You can eat whatever you want, as long as it is portion-controlled and you factor it in to your daily points quota. I didn't feel like I was denying myself. I actually found it incredibly easy, and the weight just fell off.

Good luck Marina! I think the regular eating will be a key.. it was for me :)

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Good thread! I've been trying to watch what I eat and be moer active. I'm trying to get this body bathing suit ready. :) I do the eliptical 40 minutes a day broken up into 3 sessions. I do 10 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes midday and another 10 minutes after dinner. I've successfully broken my Diet Dr. Pepper fix but it's been replaced with coffee. I couldn't go off of caffeine completely. I also follow the weight watchers system in counting points. I had done weight watchers last year and lost about 30 lbs before I stopped going. I'm doing my own thing now and seem to be having some good results.

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Seriously, I'd rather look at Erin than that damn Jennifer Hudson. :)



Marina, many of us can appreciate your struggle. I have recently lost 80lbs, though I had a gastric lap-band surgery to help me lose those 80lbs. I have still (quite literally) worked my ass off. I go to the gym 4-5 times a week and I don't eat high fat, fried foods or sugar anymore. I also don't drink any calories and I eat three small meals a day and a snack or two. The only real solution is to make sure you are consuming the right amount of calories and getting some physical activity in. I have 40 more pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. I am currently training to run a half marathon in May (13.1 miles!). It's killing me, but I am losing 1-2 pounds a week, so I'll be pretty close to my goal by the time I run the race, I hope! I'm 5'11", by the way. :)



Anyway, good luck and keep us updated on how it's going! We all need all the support we can get!

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I don't eat refined sugars, dairy, caffeine, gluten or alcohol. Mostly for allergy reasons and because I get sick easily if I do. I would never suggest you get rid of it all at once. Just giving up one can help your energy and health.

As far as diets/weight loss go. I had to get off the whole restrict for the sake of weight loss etc years ago because of the eating disorder issues. I was given the reco by my docs and therapist over a decade ago to read Geneen Roth's books (When Food is Love, How to Break Free From Compulsive Eating..she has a new one out Oprah is always going on about but it's about spirituality-I like brass tacks info). They changed my life, I've never had to worry about yo yoing in weight or even obsessing about staying away from "good" or "bad" foods. Now, of course, I gained during pregnancy and it took me the whole year to go back to the weight my body is now set at (as I was underweight before due to illness and lack of muscle development-unrelated to diet really).

I realize that you have set goals and may not want to go that route. You want to lose weight at a set time not retrain how you eat so you won't have to diet or worry about going up/down ever again. Totally respect that. Just thought that some of the other ladies who may find that food is sort of controlling their lives a bit and "can't" stop eating those forbidden foods, might like a heads up. It changed my life and my body (eventually you do lose weight and maintain it for decades, it's just not the ultimate goal of the books).

Here's her website, looks cheesy but frankly, who cares with that kind of change:
http://www.geneenroth.com/books.php

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if you eat seasonally, like no tropical fruit and local veggies in the winter, then your body naturally produced vitamin d in the kidney, promoting a healthy weight. High levels of vitamin k(potassium) which is found in the tropical fruits and veggies, can stop the body from producing the vitamin d properly, as a result people need to take supplements. Most supplements do not digest properly in the body putting a strain on the liver and other filtration organs. Vitamin supplements can prevent the body from doing what it does naturally, by adding vitamin d, your body doesn't think it needs to produce it. The cholesterol which is usually tuned into the vitamin d, is left storing in the body,which could result in high cholesterol. while vitamin supplements are good in some cases. They should only be taken on a need to basis. Winter months eat winter food and weight management becomes more manageable.

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Coralee - posted on 01/02/2011

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I have a Facebook page 120 days of change all about encouraging and making life changes would love if you would join us. I am starting a new routine myself have gotten a bit off track.

One of my tricks has been a photo of my ASSets in a bathing suit before and then after....love seeing change.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/01/2011

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Kaleigh, you can join now and offer tips...or just talk about healthy eating while pregnant!

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I'm pregnant right now but after I deliver I hope I can find this or another group like it, what a great idea. I wish you a lot of support and encouragement!

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Quoting Krista: "Getting that reduction definitely makes the top 5 of "Best Decisions I Ever Made".

We are sooooo opposite because getting my augmentation ranks in the Best Decision I Ever Made catergory!

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Sooo if I went from g's to d's like I'd like to, I'd lose like 6 lbs? count me in. Woohoo!

Krista - posted on 01/01/2011

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@Marina: That reduction brought me down from a 36G to a 36C. Those would still be considered large by many, but on my frame, they were perfectly proportioned. They're larger now simply due to weight gain, but they're still in proportion to my body.

Plus, the scar tissue on the underside gives a bit of extra lift, so for having D-cups, they're still alarmingly perky, which is an added bonus.

Rosie - posted on 01/01/2011

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krista, i was just telling my husband about your 8 lb reduction and he goes, "that ain't nothing, i take shits that big!!" i can't stop laughing!!!holy hell!! *wipes tears*

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/01/2011

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Hey everyone, I am another 1/2 lbs down...that makes a total of 5 lbs...

I am thinking of creating a community for Healthy living....I think this thread is going to get lost too easy in all the other great topics. What do you think? I would like to do it today for all of us that want to live healthier, lose weight, give advice...new recipes...all of the good stuff...I need to account for what I do daily..that is what helps me keep going.

Krista - posted on 01/01/2011

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Yeah, it was pretty bad, actually. I only wore a size 8 at the time, too. The beach was an absolute nightmare. I quit the swim team because of all the gawking. And while I got a lot of attention from boys, it wasn't because they wanted to be my boyfriend, needless to say. Getting that reduction definitely makes the top 5 of "Best Decisions I Ever Made".

Erin - posted on 12/31/2010

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I once fitted a lady who was a 12H (34H). Tiny little body and the biggest bazoongas I have ever seen :|

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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lol...I have never even heard of a g cup! I think I have seen double E....wowza, your back must feel wonderful now!

Krista - posted on 12/31/2010

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I wore a G-cup, as in "Goddamn, those are some huge knockahs, lady!!!"

Kate CP - posted on 12/31/2010

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Rebecca: The Amazons are part of Greek mythology. Among Classical Greeks, amazon was given a popular etymology as from a-mazos, "without breast". Although the artwork never shows a woman missing her breast, the right breast is frequently covered.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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Wowza Krista! What size were you? I once assisted in taking out an 8 pound spleen out if a shnauzer, and that was huge!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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Awesome! I am so glad there seems to be alot of people ready to drop some unwanted pounds! I am looking foward to alot of success stories including my own!

Krista - posted on 12/31/2010

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Well, it WOULD be one way to drop a few pounds...

I know when I had my breast reduction, it was most certainly the fastest 8lb weight loss I'd ever had.

Mrs. - posted on 12/31/2010

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The Amazon breast thing is an urban myth. Watched a program on Discovery about it.

Kate CP - posted on 12/31/2010

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Interesting factoid: Amazonian warriors routinely burned off their right breast to make bow shooting easier.

Krista - posted on 12/31/2010

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Jaysus, Butler -- I didn't realize you were so tall! I knew you were hot, but I didn't know you were a hot Amazon! :)

Krista - posted on 12/31/2010

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Damn, Erin -- you should be a spokesperson! If those are the kinds of results you got, then I'm very, VERY intrigued!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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Kate, that is WONDERFUL to hear about your growing baby! Keep up the good work! Update whenever you want...no derailment hearing about the peanut!

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Before i got pregnant with my son i weighed 125 pounds and when i went in to give birth i weighed 196!!!!! I gained TOO MUCH and about 2yrs after i weighed about 158 i was starting to loose the weight and i got pregnant with my daughter i gained about 30pounds with her and now i weigh about 170 i need to loose about 35-40pounds i look a lot bigger than i am because im only 5ft 3 lol its hard to find pants that fit me right :P but im not happy about the way i look now this summer im going to start running everyday for like 10min a day and exercise to start out and im going to try and eat better but i need some good recipes for healthy food my husband wants to get back in shape to! Good luck on loosing the weight!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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WOW! That is awesome Kati! I have heard of people just stopping soda like that and losing a shit load of weight! You are not only losing weight, you are kicking an addiction! Good for you! Unfortunately for me, it is the potatoe ships and pizza that have kept me the weight I am at. I have to stop all fun food, and go back to my roots so to speak...fruits, veggies, and some grain.
I love going to the chiro, I feel so much better after! I hope she fixes your shoulder.
I am still on pre-natal vitamins due to breastfeeding. I take an extra calcium suppliment...not sure if it has added vit d...it should though. Thanks for sharing!

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I second that Kati, when i cut out preservatives/additives as much as possible from my diet the weight just came off. I fell off the wagon the past few months so my new years resolution is take control of my kitchen and get 30 mins of cardio a day.

Kate CP - posted on 12/31/2010

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Becoming diabetic with this pregnancy has helped me look at my sugar and carb intake a lot more. I was already very VERY cautious about my fat intake because of my pancreatitis but now I'm eating much healthier and watching everything.

BTW, for those who are curious and wanted to know about my weekly ultrasounds: the baby is fine, my placenta is fine, my numbers are great, and according to the ultrasound this baby will be smaller than my daughter. And I thought GD was supposed to cause big babies. :P

Okay, back on topic. Sorry to derail it, Marina. :)

Rosie - posted on 12/31/2010

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marina, i recently cut down my pop intake. i was drinking at least 2 32 oz. fountain mt. dews everyday. i am down to one or two a week now. i've lost 10 lbs in like 3 weeks. i have also been trying to cut down on fast food (i was seriously going there way to much, much more than i like to admit.) and i feel a lot better.
i have also started going to a chiropractor, who does weekly adjustments, and she gave me probiotics. i feel much healthier whether or not i'm losing weight, ever since i've been going to her. i ♥ her!!
i was exercising last year, but i hurt my shoulder and now it hurts to exercise. hopefully the chiropractor can help me with that as well. good luck woman!!

oh yeah, get some vitamin d suplements, and try cutting out artificial preservatives, colors, and processed foods. thats my resolution, to just try to be more conscious about what i put in my body! :)

Krista - posted on 12/31/2010

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It does just go to show though, how different body types can be. I'm shorter than you, Sharon. But if I went down to 130lbs, I would look utterly emaciated. In high school, I was around 145lbs, and a size 8. I know other women my height who, if they were 145lbs, they'd look a lot bigger. But I'm one of those people who carries my weight in a very compact fashion, and people always think I weigh a lot less than I do.

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I'm definately looking to live a heathier lifestyle too in 2011. I'm not happy with my weight, becasue I eat a lot of crap and junk food. Cookies, breads, carbs-they are my weakness. I put on a good 6-8 pounds just from being home form work and the holiday season. I like to be between 130-134 and I am 5'8". I personally like to look at numbers, and when the scale said 138.5 the other day I was disappointed. I know once I return to work on Monday, my regular healthier diet will resume. I also NEED to build in time for exercise, but unfortunatel ythat is really tough.

Krista - posted on 12/31/2010

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I lost 65 lbs at one point (I haven't gained ALL of it back, but more of it than I would like.) I found that chromium supplements helped somewhat.

But really, the big thing for me was the exercise. I know some people can lose weight on diet alone. I'm not one of them. If I exercise, I just automatically eat more healthfully, because I don't want to un-do all my hard work. If I don't exercise, I have a REALLY hard time sticking to a healthy eating plan.

And for me, the biggest key was to really stop and think, "Do I really, REALLY want this?" before putting something in my mouth. (And yes, that is a good tip for more than just food! LOL!) Stopping and thinking before eating, instead of just mindlessly ordering the cheeseburger, was a big factor in my weight loss.

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If anyone is interested, I can write up my daily food and see what you think? Let me know what food helps speed up your metabolism,...or keeps you fuller longer. Let me know if anyone wants me to write it up...I lost an average of 10 lbs a month doing this...hoping it will happen again. Not sure if my metabolism is back to normal after the baby though.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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You know what Julianne? Last night I was defending you on your posts..did you even notice? Or were you to caught up in being attacked that you didn't read any other posts? From what I gather, you are naturally thin...if you can tell me that you have had to lose a HUGE amount of weight, and "dieting" is very different for eveyone. Settle down, back the fuck off, or I will close this thread so fucking fast. I am NOT having this turn into more bullshit. I want help, I need help...and if this is going to turn into a pissing match with you or anyone else...I wil just close it down and do this on a site that I will get ONLY support and no one trying to prove themselves...take it elsewhere.

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i know its not a debate. seriously i was just saying how scales could be discouraging and to not rely on them for your progress.. i was trying to be helpful!!! pretty much everyone on here takes my comments as insults......

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/31/2010

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Julianne, this is not a debate. And no, actually for some people the scale is important and an encouraging thing. This is a large amount of weight that needs to be lost...not 5 lbs that needs to be turned into muscle. I have an extremely muscular frame. At 4ft 11in if I go any lower than 130 I look sickly....this is about fat loss...yes building muscle helps burn fat, but the way my body imparticular works, I need to lose the weight, then gain muscle. Everyones bodies are different.

Kate CP - posted on 12/31/2010

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As soon as I pop this kid out I'm back on my low-fat pancreatitis diet and on the exercise machine. I need to lose a good amount of weight, too. :/

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Numbers are not what you should be looking for. If you lose weight through diet and exercise, you may not lose as much as you desire at first, for the simple fact your converting fat to muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. The illusion your not making progress is there, but you actually are changing your body.

The first rule about getting healthy, is throwing out the scale :P

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Good For You!!
I have about 10-15 pounds I would like to lose in the next few months, Riley is 13 months, I just got my period back and I know from all 5 past babies, this is the time my metabolism picks up again and I can actually lose weight.
I eat healthy as it is but my rules are similar, I don't eat anything after I eat dinner, but I don't eat small meals throughout the day, I eat when I am hungry, I keep healthy snacks prepped for the kids to eat when they are hungry as well.
As for exercise, I walk, and I dance when I can. Plus I have a HUGE house with too many stairs and too many kids home all day!! lol so I probably do a good number of kms. every day.
I'll be here to support anyone trying to get back to their ideal weight and shape!

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