weight loss

Cheryl - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi, i know this is not a really a baby question but i and having a debate with myself. before i got pregnant with my Emmy i was just a little over weight but had lost a lot because i had become more physically active out biking and what not. i weighed around 170. while i was pregnant my first midwife told me not to lift anything more than a woman's purse. during my pregnancy i gained near 50 pounds! by the end of my 9 months i could barley carry a gallon of milk up the stairs to my apartment. when my Emmy was born i tore really badly because she deliver before she had even crowned! i was told than again to really take it easy. well now Emmy is 16 months old and i have gotten a lot of my strength back but i am really struggling with my weight. my problem is that i do have some minor health issues. i am hypoglycemic and become hungry easily with my blood sugar dropping easily this has caused me to depend on processed sugars to maintain a decent energy level. the other problem is that i am prone to anemia. i am afraid that if i really start trying to loose weight that i will run into these issues as a giant brick wall. i am afraid for my health because i am only 22 and currently weigh 225 pounds! before my husband was laid off, i spoke with my primary care ( a completely different doctor) about my weight and he agreed that i do need to shed about 80 pounds to be around a healthy and normal weight for my body. he suggested that if i wanted to try taking a supplement that i can use slim quick or Alli for a hunger suppressant. i started slim quick this past Saturday and i am starting a 2 day a week gym session with a very good friend. I guess what i am looking for is suggestions on how to maintain my new diet without breaking the bank and still to be able to maintain my sugar levels from diving on me and rendering me useless because when my sugar drops i become so weak that i can hardly move for the rest of the day. i guess you can say i am scared. how can i overcome this?

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Rose - posted on 09/10/2017

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Mummy magic weight loss tea is great to lose weight after baby without harming breast milk supply.

Karen - posted on 03/09/2011

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P.S. We're here to give advice on any issue! Your health is just as important in your child's welfare as anything else. ;)

Karen - posted on 03/09/2011

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I've noticed that just eating more frequently and eating actual meals instead of snacking (chips, candy, etc) help keep my blood sugar up, while still keeping a healthy weight. I also try to stay away from anything processed or artificial. Your body can treat food additives as poison and store them in body fat to keep your body safe from them if you have a hard time getting rid of them. That's why the cleanse diet is so effective.



Depending on your health issues, I've discovered that limiting your activity too much during pregnancy can actually be harmful. My Mother-in-law harped on my husband during my first pregnancy and they wouldn't let me do anything. I tore, too, and getting back into the routine was horrible. My other pregnancies I didn't limit my activity as much, and I was walking around my hospital room in less than 8 hours ready to go home if it weren't for the 24 hour observation.

Heather - posted on 01/31/2010

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I have been on Weight Watchers for 14 weeks and have lost just over 10lbs. It is about $40 a month, which is kinda expensive but worth it. I am lucky I can clean my mom's house to earn extra cash. My good friend watches her neighbor's kids once a week and saves that money for it. I am still able to eat things I like (chocolate, pizza) but am still loosing weight by their points system. For 5 pts I can have a sub sandwich or a bag of M&Ms. Sometimes using the pts for M&Ms is worth it. I know they have accommodations for diabetics, and I am sure they have some for hypoglycemics. My friend lost 90 lbs in just over a yr. It's been around forever and it works.

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I lost weight using the Trim Advantage body system (a Nutrilite product) which is low in sugar and has the diet suppressant, metabolizers (chromium pic among one of them which helps to bring stabilize blood sugar), snack bars. The system was designed to be safe for diabetics. Its a complete package, with meal plans & shopping list for four weeks. Long story short its a good way to lose weight, and if you use it and its not working for you - free return/refund/ 100% satisfaction guarantee.





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Lisa - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have found a great supplement that is for anyone and it is gauranteed as well as this company has prenatal vitamins and thins to help you have more energy while loosing weight.If you are interested go to my web site and check it out GO moms Go.com You will be glad you did.

Mandi - posted on 08/10/2009

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Cheryl,
I am in the same boat weight loss wise. Unfortunately I do not know much about blood sugar levels.I just started a new way of living that is not a diet. It's based on a nutritionists book. You can lose weight without dieting. So far so good. If you want to know more just send me a message and I can tell you about it. I am not selling anything just looking to help ;)

the book i read is called Water with Lemon by ZOnya Focco, but I do not think you need to buy the book. I could just pass on her tips to you :) There are 8 tips

Kimberly - posted on 07/22/2009

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Wow Cheryl, this sounds like a difficult situation. I'm also a young mom on a budget and I recently lost over 50 pounds without pills or fad diets by changing how I eat during the day to be healthy, but then having normal dinners with my fam. Having that balance between natural foods and rich foods has really kept me sane, but allowed me to lose weight too. I have a website for stay at home moms with a page that's dedicated to how I lost my weight and tips that have helped me through the loss and now also to maintain it. I'd love for you to check it out and see if anything I suggest might work for you.



I was thinking about what you could grab to help with you blood sugar. Instead of eating something processed, could you eat fruit, corn, or applesauce for something a bit more natural and healthy, but still get the boost you need?



If I can do this, anyone can. My life has improved so much by losing this weight and because of how great I feel I'm excited to encourage anyone to make a healthy change.



Let me know if you have any questions!

Kim, from justamomha.com/healthy-living/

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