I'm 200 lbs and stuck, Please Help!

Hannah - posted on 08/26/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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After my son was born, March of 2012 I was 170 lbs. Prior to pregnancy I was 120. I am 5'3. I do not know what happened. I have been so active but my weight is spiraled out of control, I am depressed, and I have already been diagnosed (Before pregnancy) with Body dysmorphic disorder. Meaning I always see myself as ugly no matter how small. So this extra weight is very scary. I never want to leave the house. I have been told by one doctor I have hypothyroid but later I was told I do not. To top it off my husband is Australian and we have been waiting for him to be able to come work here in the states, so we haven't seen each other since April.I just want to fee beautiful again.Please help.

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Hannah - posted on 09/04/2013

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I have to work to support my family that way I can pay the very expensive tuition for their schooling, college tuition, trust funds etc. My job pays for all of the extras while my husband pays our monthly costs and family adventures.. I enjoy what I do. I have found time for myself at night when I am not writing or caring for babies. I do not wish to have an assistant. Though I appreciate your thoughts. I pride myself on helping mothers whenever they need someone. As there are plenty of women out there that do not have family to leave their child with at the drop of a hat that they can trust. I am that woman for them.

As far as the children not going outside. I do have a home large enough for children to run and explore and climb. My husband and myself make fantastic money. My son cannot be in sunlight, nor can a couple of the children I watch due to debilitating illnesses. Other parents prefer it as well, because I live on the water, and keep their children very active. I choose not to leave children unattended and left out so other children can go outside and play. They get fresh air as I leave windows open with the A.C. Blasting for their comfort. I do not appreciate your tone as far as that subject goes. I take very good care of all the children in my care and their health as well as my own.

Thank you Kelly, I just wanted ideas on quick daily work outs, or super foods I don't know of to add to my diet for the extra weight loss boost. I have already lost 22 lbs from a diet plan and exercise regimen I have put an hour aside each day for. It's called Insanity not sure if you have heard of it. But it is wonderful!

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Unfortunately, unless you make time in your schedule to workout, you are never going to loose the weight. Also unfortunate, while it is completely exhausting, chasing the toddlers around inside does not work the body in a way that will cause weight loss, or even keep you physically fit :( That sucks, I know.

Perhaps you need to limit the childcare hours so that you can have time for yourself, or hire in an assistant for evenings or weekends so that you can get out for a couple of hours to workout.

Why are the children not allowed outside? That isn't good for the children or for you. They need room to run, climb, and explore, and unless you are living in a mega mansion, I can't imagine there is enough room for that inside.

Hannah - posted on 08/27/2013

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I do not have time in my day for an actual work out. I work two jobs while caring for my son. My days start early and end late. I am a vegan, so I eat nothing that would hurt my body, and am careful on fruit intake as I do not want too much sugar in my diet. I also take a woman's daily multivitamin. I do not have a large appetite a lot of times I have to make myself eat to have energy. I also drink lots of water. Thank you for your input! I wish I could do all of those things you do, that sounds like a lot of fun. I can't remember the last time I got to go hiking, and canoeing.

I own a full time child care. It runs 24/7. The children are not aloud to be brought outside. So I basically never get a moment to go outside and do anything other than the time I put my son in the swing, or check the mail. I am responsible for a lot of children. So long lengths of being out doors is not possible. I would think chasing after toddlers and carrying around newborns would be enough to keep the weight off!

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What does your current diet and exercise routine look like?
A lot of times, if we keep doing the same exercise routine over and over for too long, the body stops responding to it.

I keep my morning run consistent year round--Mon, Wed, Fri short run (3 miles) with weightlifting after. Tue, Thurs long run (6+ miles). This part of my workout takes about an hour, and I do it in the morning before my family is awake, but back when hubby was traveling, I put my son in a running stroller and did it after his breakfast.

after running, I do a 1 hour cardio class everyday, but I change them up-- I might do Zumba one day, Spinning another, crossfit one day, and so on. I try to pick 4-6 to rotate through for 3 months, then switch to 4 different classes for 3 months or so, and so on. I'm not strict about how often I change or how many are in each rotation, but I keep my body trying something new all the time.

I usually try to plan something physically demanding for weekends-- a hike, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, biking, climbing, whatever you like, you just want something more demanding than strolling around town.

As long as you are eating a healthy diet, there's not much to change there. Just make sure you are burning more calories than you take in, and try to get the bulk of your calories from fruits & veggies, limit dairy, carbs, and meats.

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