I need some ideas on how to get the baby weight off?

Mary - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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can anyone help I need to start losing this weight???

I need some good tips on how too?

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Delsie - posted on 01/27/2010

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walk alot tricep dips (sit on your coffee table feet shoulder width apart hands on the edge of the table and walk out as far as you can and dip down till arms are at a 90 degree angle and repeat) stand on ur tipy toes works out the calf muscles do about 10x dance your heart out when the music comes on if you have stairs where you live at walk up and down them as long as you can stand get the baby out with the stroller even if its only to walk to nowhere specially on a beautiful day

Debbie - posted on 01/27/2010

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From what I understand weight lifting (maintaining not building) sheds weight faster. When you do cardio your body stops loosing weight when you stop moving but with weights your body continues to loose weight after you stop exercising. Your body also looses more weight with lifting weights because you are toning your muscles while exercising. Im not any kind of expert but I watched a special on tv and asked my doctor who agreed. I believe many women dont use weights because they think it will make them bulk up with muscle but as long as you are not increasing the weight and just doing repedative movement with weights it works well without making you look like a wrestler.

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Savona - posted on 12/31/2010

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you'll be amazed at how many calories you will drink in a day! Drink more water then juice, coffee and pop.
Fill your bottle with water, and maybe put a mint leaf and a slice of lemon in it, that works for me =)
Take the stairs over the elevator, pace yourself, dont think youre gonna lose it all in a week, if you do work-outs make sure to measure yourself too cuz once those pounds stop going down, youre probably losing the inches and not even realizing it.
I read once that a model was trying to lose her baby weight, and she took nude pics of herself once a week to see where she was losing the inches and seeing the positive differences she was making to her body without the liposuction and expensive stuff.
Hang in there! And you'll make it just fine =D

Berni - posted on 01/27/2010

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I started Weight Watchers and also decided to make better use of my Wii. Weight Watchers meetings have been really helpful and I also do the Monthly Pass so I have free access to the online tools as well. The online tools have really helped me to track my eating and my points for each day. Meetings are a good source of information and motivation. Made a few new friends there as well! This helps me since I don't have anyone at home going through this with me.
The Wii Fit was not motivating at all, too much down time. But I read up on the reviews about the EA Sports Active game and bought it. I love it! I am still in the first 30 day challenge and haven't seen a huge change but I am feeling stronger and really enjoy the variations each day.

Leah - posted on 01/27/2010

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wii fit is the best. i used it as my morning exercise routine. remember ladies take your time dont focus too much on the weight, instead put in your mind you are doing this to be healthy for you and to be around for a long time to see your baby grow. its not important just take it one day at a time. this goal is reachable if you dont obssess too much.

Amanda - posted on 01/27/2010

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After having my son I joined the YMCA. They have free babysitting services so i get a couple hours a week to myself, which is a bonus. I go to a pilates class twice a week and then workout with my husband twice a week at home. I also watch what I eat and just try to make healthier choices. If it's not good for me I don't even bother buying it. I know if it's in my house I will eat it! My husband and I allow ourselves 1 "fat day" a week where we eat something like ice cream or a higher fat meal. It really helps to curb that restricted feeling you can get while dieting. I must say that even though I'm in my 6th month of pregnancy I have only gained 4 lbs so far. I was still obese when going into my pregnancy so my doctor has no problem with that small amount of weight gain considering all my choices are healthy and nothing like the fad diets you hear about. I could never keep up with those and I know they aren't good for your body anyway. You should check out beachbody.com for some very interesting and helpful articles about making healthy eating habits. It's also a great source for workout videos and such. We went through the Power90 series and it's fabulous for losing the baby weight!

Delsie - posted on 01/27/2010

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my main problem is eating in proportion to the exercise i get wich isnt much so i started using saucers instead of dinner plates and everyone knows sometimes your eyes are bigger than your stomach so when i go to cook i use the smallest pan and or put back half the food i want to cook it is VERY hard i love food and im still working on the portion control

Jolene - posted on 01/27/2010

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I eat all my meals on a salad plate. It looks like you have a ton of food. But nothing more then a palm size serving of the meat, rice, and vegi. But the plate looks so full. It works for my whole family. I try and take 10,000 steps a day, using a step counter. Try never to have seconds. But I don't restrict what I eat either. If I want 2 cookies I eat 2 cookies, but only 2. I tend to crave what I say I can not have. So restricting what I eat doesn't work for me. Plus I want something I can maitain ALL the time not for a month or so.

Stephanie - posted on 01/27/2010

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ive started weight watchers going by points every day and getting on a eliptical 4 days a week for about 15 min on setting 5 and i have lost some weight.its something that u can try. walking takes longer to burn calories you can burn 200 with what im telling you to try in 15 min

Stephanie - posted on 01/27/2010

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I bought weight watcher books off ebay and looked up how to calculate my points online. Costs me about 15 bucks cus I did it all on my own and I didnt work out a bit and lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. NO JOKE! I hate working out, I have awful knees from high school volleyball, my wrists are bad and I just dont have the time anyways.

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I'm now in this stage again. I wasn't really motivated, but now figure I better do it because it won't magically come off. I recently downloaded the application "Lose It" on my iTouch and have been using it to enter in my weight, set a goal weight (VERY realistic - not ideal weight but what I figure would be ok), and put in only losing 1/2 pound a week (verus the 1 lb, 1 1/2 lb, or 2lb option). I was disheartened when I saw it would take me a year to get it off, but went with it. It basically logs my calories and I know how much more I have for dinner. It adds in calories if I exercise (which I have started to do as well). What I've noticed is that I can still eat that spoonful of chocolate chip cookie dough and burger. I just have to adjust dinner then from lasagna to chicken. What I also noticed is I've been losing a pound a week instead of the 1/2 pound. It's not really a terribly restricted "diet" - and I like it.



The other thing I did is instead of saying "I'm exercising to lose weight" I switched to a goal. I want to be able to run a 5K, so I now am training for that. (I know - to those runners - that's not a big deal, but to me, it's huge.) that has really helped.



So basically - my key has been to not adjust my whole life. I don't think "drink more water" or "follow this meal plan" or "exercise an hour a day." I just adjust very minor things.



My daughter started using the same program. (She's 15 and within normal BMI but wanted to lose 10 pounds, still being within normal BMI.) She loves that program as well and thought it would be "too much time" I can say it was worth the cost of the iPod.



(Oh - and one other thing I do - I make myself leave 1 bite of everything on my plate. If I eat a candy bar, I have to leave 1 bite. And so on... that has really taught me how to adjust my mental thinking of not clearing everything off a plate.) And - Happy Meals with a plain cheeseburger and small fries - a great thing on a calorie restricted diet.

Monica - posted on 01/27/2010

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yes, cardio is the best!! i gained 70 pounds with my second kid, but a year later, i've got it all off!! i couldn't run for more than 2 minutes at first, but now i can do an hour. Aerobic classes are really fun, or just going for walks with the kids! :)
but yeah cardio is the only thing that will really burn the fat off!
good luck!!! :) O. and eat REALLY healthy. After having kids, it seems that are bodies are more sensitive then ever!

Leah - posted on 01/27/2010

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I have been just doing at least 30 minutes of cardio everyday. So far I have lost 0 pounds and I'm on my way back to my pre pregnancy weight. It is just time and patience and of course eating healthy and exercising. It takes time but you czn do it. Don't give up, go for walks with your baby, dance with them around the house. just kep moving.

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