Not losing weight

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Not losing weight

Im not really dieting but am definitely eating less since I had bubs yet im not losing any weight ive gained all the weight id lost before getting pregnant and more. I'm the heaviest ive ever been and although I wasn't that much lighter before, my stomach wasn't too bad looking at it now tho I don't think it'll ever go back into shape. I'm even to embarrassed to go for my 6 week check.

Im not doing any stomach exercises so guess I can see why im not losing it from there but im running round after 3 kids most of the day so why am I not losing it from everywhere else?

pollylolly

Dunno Ev I eat a fraction of what I used to and aren't loosing so I know I have to up the output too - are you eating late at night ?

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Ev, have you tried keeping a food diary? It sounds a pain in the arse but it can really help you look at what you're eating and when, cos it's possible you're eating ok foods but at the wrong time of day. I found when I keep a food diary it makes me eat less, because I'm a phantom snacker, and it adds up so quickly through the day.x

MammyMooney

pollylolly wrote:
Dunno Ev I eat a fraction of what I used to and aren't loosing so I know I have to up the output too - are you eating late at night ?

Well yeh cos im making for DH lateI am eating then too.

MammyMooney

OliversArmy wrote:
Ev, have you tried keeping a food diary? It sounds a pain in the arse but it can really help you look at what you're eating and when, cos it's possible you're eating ok foods but at the wrong time of day. I found when I keep a food diary it makes me eat less, because I'm a phantom snacker, and it adds up so quickly through the day.x

Yeh suppose some days im prob eating more than I realise but im not drinking as much juice or eating chips, crisps or cakes but I am a chocoholic!

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People tend to vastly under estimate how much they eat, sorry but they do.

I agree, keep a food diary and perhaps do a quick calorie count and then you will see why the weight isn't moving.

ursh x

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Ev, I must say, I was so lucky after having Ellis - I hadn't put any weight on during the pregancy (in fact, I lost some, despite eating really well), and I lost more after he was born (I swear it was the 6 weeks breastfeeding that helped, you know...).

Not so lucky after Fin. I put on about half a stone during the last few months of pregnancy with him, and I've not only not lost that, but I've gained more since, and it seems impossible to shift. I've heard so many other people say that about second babies, though...I wonder if your body sort of goes into shock the first time, then the second time round it thinks 'Oooh, I know what's coming, better store all this lovely fat up just in case...'

I really, honestly, don't eat very much - but then, I don't do much exercise either. My blood condition has made me anaemic and I have very low blood pressure, and I'm always so damn tired, and I don't get the time for a gym or an exercise class ATM, but I do try to walk as much as I can and do loads of housework. What I did notice, though, was that when Ellis was a baby I would put him in the pram and set off at MY pace (which is pretty fast). Now, of course, I always have Ellis walking with us, so I can only walk as fast as he can go; so I reckon that has made a difference.

I do need to do something though, I'm fed up of my back-fat (urgh, you know what I mean??). I just wish I had a bit more energy. I know exercise is supposed to GIVE you more energy, but if I do a exercise DVD or something, all the bouncing around tends to make me feel rather faint and sick (to do with the anaemia and low blood pressure, apparently, it feels a bit like vertigo)

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Why not try something that doesn't involve bouncing? Body Pump is a brilliant calorie burner, you get sweaty and out of breath but no bouncing involved, you build muscle (which burns more calories than fat) but you won't end up looking like Arnie honest! Go on - take an hour for yourself for a change!

ursh x

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I honestly don't have time, Ursh - OH doesn't get home from work until after the last class has started so I have nobody to mind the beastlings. I used to do Pump when I lived in London (ahh, the days before kids!) and I absolutely loved it.
I spoke to my haemo about it today - she recommends that, until my iron and vit B levels are stable, I should forget about anything that involves doing things 'on the spot', because it's the being-in-the-same-place that isn't helping the dizziness and nausea feeling, and try and get out for some good long walks - preferably by myself so I can stick to a good pace with an MP3 player on, or something) and make the most of the longer nights. Hopefully then I'll have more energy, and I'll be able to put on a Davina DVD when the kids are snoozing in the afternoons...............

I'm happy with that, I can do walking. Even pretty fast walking. I loves walking. Might see if I can get OH to drop us off at Strathclyde Loch a couple of times a week - he can take the kids to the adventure playground, and I can do a lap (it's a convenient 5K all round) and time myself each time. Does that sound like an OK plan? Get some of the blubber off first, and then deal with the muscle........

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Yeah that sounds like a plan to me, especially if that's what Mr GP advises Smile

ursh x

blondehoney

MOT - I have anaemia too, so I know how you feel. I'm always too knackered to exercise and on the rare occasions that I do, I feel dizzy and faint.