Weight Loss

Kerrie - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I am having a very hard time losing weight after having my son, Isaac.(almost 6 months ago!)

My weight before I got pregnant was between 135-140lbs. I got up to 200lbs! Now my weight is stuck between 165-170! I try to get out for walks almost everyday. Are there any decent exercise videos out there for moms that you can buy/rent? Or does anyone have any advice?

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Kristin - posted on 11/20/2013

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Hey Ladies!

Are you looking to get healthy, lose weight, improve your energy? Sounds great, right?

Let me tell you a little background on how I got here. My husband and I started the program in May of 2013. We were truly shocked at how easy this was and amazed by our results! I lost 20lbs in two months, and he lost 40lbs in 3.5 months.

If the pounds weren't enough to make me thrilled, loosing 4 inches in my butt and hips had me ecstatic! haha. The best part is we haven't gained it back. Our view on food is different and we are more active.

It was so incredibly easy to keep on board with the program. There is less than 5 min. prep time for the food, some are just open and go! I loved that I could toss a snack in my purse and not rely on finding a "healthy choice" on the go. Not to mention, cooking once a day was a nice break.

Well, one thing leads to another and I decided to be a health coach through Take Shape For Life after I did the program. I want to help others create a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. I've included my website in case you want to reference it at a later time.

You can see all of the meal options, read more about what this program is and what it entails at the website below. Stop by my facebook page and feel free to email me any questions. I am completely honest and open and want to help you reach your goals. Did I mention my health coaching service is free?!!!!

Thanks, Kristin

www.kristin-kittle.tsfl.com
https://www.facebook.com/kristin.kittle.tsfl

Krystin - posted on 03/08/2009

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE my bender ball.... it kicks my butt the work outs are only 17 minutes long. I was kicking bender ball butt all summer long then my son put change in our DVD player! LOL We got a new one and I started working out again, I use the beder ball in the morning before work, then go on a long walk when I get home. I also have a WII fit that I try to do an hour on a day but it tells me I have been gaining and loosing the same pound all week so I am not really very happy with it! LOL

Dannielle - posted on 03/08/2009

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im was haveing the same problem an then my mum told me about the diet she was on its called body trim an it works like wonders iv lost 5 kg in just 4 weeks an it will fit rite in your daily meals an no special needs so its cheap all you ahve to do is cut out your carbs an an when you first start you just detox for three days which is just eating meat an you can have one free day a week an on what day it suits you then detox the next day which is just mea again an walking an you will be surprised mum was a size 26 an nowshes a size 18 to 16 in nt even four months



 

Amy - posted on 03/07/2009

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When I was pregnant with Kaitlyn, I gained 50 pounds, most of it in the last 2 months. It took me 18 months to lose it all, and go back to my regular 120 pound size. For me, the issue was portion control. The weight just melted away, but not until I was finished breastfeeding. They say that breastfeeding women lose the baby weight quicker and easier, but I beg to differ. Yes, it's true that you use 500 extra calories a day while you breastfeed, but what they fail to mention, is that you're HUNGRY! Not just a little hungry. You want to eat as much as you did while you were pregnant! So I found it practically impossible to portion control until I was finished nursing. Now with Rhys, I gained 60 pounds, but this time around I combined my personal goals with my fitness goal and became a fitness instructor. I'm doing 2 half hour, and one full hour of cycle a week, with 3 Yoga and 1 Stretch and Strength. In 2 months I've lost approximately 15 pounds, along with a head start on portion control, to re-program my body to get use to my eating habits before I was pregnant. I find that the most challenging still. If you're not aware though, HEALTHY weight loss is only 2 pounds a week. Fat cells retain toxins, and when you burn those fat cells, those toxins are released into your body, which is unavoidable. So because of that, you don't want to release a wallop of toxins into your system at one time, hence only burning 2 pounds a week. More weight loss at a time than that, and it could make you sick. So all in all, it just takes time. With moderate exercise, healthy eating and portion control, you'll be back to your pre-pregnancy weight. Take heart. Good luck!

Angela - posted on 03/04/2009

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First try going to the library and if you find one that you like, buy it. Denise Austins are pretty good and Core secrets and simply just getting out with the stroller and power walking Good luck

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Hello ladies,
I love the discussion you have going here. I am part of a group on the circle that is solely for moms who want to loose weight. It's Moms Loosing 50 pounds in 2009. Come check out the group. we really support each other through the threads and many of us have become "facebook friends". I am personally following the "Joy's Life Diet" and have lost a bit over 30 pounds since Jan 2009. As others have said everyone is different and has a different way that will work for them. Good luck to all of you and again I encourage you and welcome you to join the Moms Loosing 50 Pounds in 2009 group.

User - posted on 03/03/2009

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I have the same problem. I was very small when I got pregnant with my son and gained an excessive amount of weight. I lost 40 pounds after I Had him. I spent the next year and half counting calories, eating healthy, not snacking and I lost no weight. I only looked healthy. I find I barely have time for excercise and I tried doing it at night and it keeps me from being able to fall asleep at a decent time. I am going to try to start using the on demand fitness programs to see if that will help. I accept the fact that I am overweight because of the pregnancy. I accept the fact that it is more difficult for me to lose it because I never had to watch my weight before, so I never knew how. I accept the fact that I may never weigh 110 pounds every again (I was that small), but I won't accept that fact that I have to be "chunky" forever. I know I have to do something about it and it's just finding the right groove. I won't give up. I don't yo yo diet. I just watch what I eat and really think the excercise is what I need.



If you have comcast, go on demand and try the fitness programs. There is a few website called my calorie counter, google it as I can't remember the address that will help you out. You can keep track of calories, but you have to pay for them to count them (5 bucks a month) however there is support on there of other woman and help for those who want it and htat is free.

Barb - posted on 03/03/2009

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I think everyone has pretty much the same problem.  I happen to work for Weight Watchers and I still struggled!  I have to say the Weight Watchers approach works well and is proven.  Definitely not a quick fix but has helped me set a better example for my daughter of eating healthy and eating the right amount....boy do I sound like all our promotions! but it really does work.

Michelle - posted on 03/03/2009

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Hi Kerrie,



I used the Take Shape for Life program, which gives you a personal health coach at no cost to guide you through the whole process.  Robin is still my coach and helps me stay on track.  I love the program and have recently become a coach myself to help others. 



I lost 43 pounds in 13 weeks. This is miraculous considering everything that I tried.  My own doctors could offer me no solutions or plans to help me.   I also have fibromyalsia and so exercise is not always easy for me to do on a consistent basis.  I lost the weight safely, easily and quickly with very little exercise. 



Don't get me wrong, exercise is an important component to long term health.  However, when you try to do any type of vigorous exercise when you are carrying around all of that extra weight it is a set up for injury.  What I liked about this program is that exercise is added in after three weeks of weight loss.  It is added in gradually and there is less of a chance for injury when approached in this manner.



This past summer I was going to the gym, using the machines and I hurt my left arm.  It put me out of commission for weeks.  I got so discouraged.  That was before I found Take Shape for Life.



I am currently reading Dr. Andersen's latest book, Dr. A's Habit's of Health,  which is totally changing the way I look at food and health.  You can go to www.CreateHealthNow.tsfl.com to take a look at the program.



What Amber said in her message is also true.  Exercise, lots of water, 5 to 6 small meals a day are all habits that those who have lost weight and have kept it off for long periods of time all have in common.  There are also other habits that play a part in our success or failure.



I have learned a lot about myself and my relationship to food in general.  Why I make the choices that I do and how to make different ones.  Now I am helping others get on the path to optimal health.



So, my secret is not so secret anymore :)

Michelle - posted on 03/03/2009

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Hi Kerrie,



Everyone's body deals with the hormone changes a bit differently.  Hormones do affect your ability to lose weight.  I had the same problem.  After 8 years of doing everything I was supposed to do I still couldn't get the weight off.  I finally turned to a medically proven, safe and effective program that has worked for me.  I am back at my pre-pregnancy weight and feel terrific.  Much depends on your age, activity levels, and eating habits.  But, for me this worked.  I am happy, healthy and now able to keep up with my kids.

Amber - posted on 02/27/2009

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Hi Kerrie! The best way to think about it is: it took 9 months to put it on, it will take some time to get it off too!
Ive only just lost all my baby weight and my youngest is now coming up on 11 months.
What helped me is copious amounts of water. 4-6 litres a day. I bought a cheap eliptical ($200- bottom line machine) and do 30-40 minutes 5 days/ week while kids nap and 160 crunches/day with some floor exercises for butt and legs. Its only an hour of the day and its my own personal time while the kids nap and I can watch my shows. (thank you pvr!) Also, I limited sodium, fats and sugars and only buy extra lean meat, limiting red meat.
I hear that there are alot of "baby and me" activities too- salsa dancing, swimming, etc.

Laura - posted on 02/27/2009

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Hey I did have hard time too, I tried by myself to loose weight thinking all time about what I could eat or not...when I saw my weight stuck for 2 months I dediced to go to the nutritionist! I must ssay I'm really happyabout it, i'm eating a lot and loosing weight as never before!

Dona - posted on 02/27/2009

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Actually, I have the same problems. I try my best to get diet and exercise, but no result. So, I try to accept my condition. Good luck, Kerrie...

Amanda - posted on 02/26/2009

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Kerrie,   I have spent hundreds of dollars on all the different workout videos and DVD's.  Yoga, Pilates, etc...  nothing worked.  Finally my mom told me about how she got her baby weight off with my sister Shannon.  At nearly any store you can find one of those small "old fashioned" trampolines.  I jump on my trampoline 30 minutes a day/5 days a week at night while watching TV and amazingly enough the weight started coming off.  Not only that but the muscle tone in my legs was better than any time before in my life.  The only caution is to be careful once the little one is moving around.  They can get their little fingers stuck in the springs and get them pinched.  Hope this works for you.

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