Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’
I had my 6 week postpartum check up today and everything is looking good! I weigh 19 lbs. less than I did before I got pregnant and best of all my blood pressure is down! No more medicine to keep it in check! That made me very happy! The same thing happened when I was pregnant with Lauryn, high blood pressure that I had to take medicine for after she was born, and that worked then but I was nervous that it would be an issue this time because it was so high at the end. As we were checking out and setting up my yearly appointment for next July, the receptionist told me she was going to miss us. She was there throughout my pregnancy with Lauryn too and after so many appointments, you kind of feel like you know each other. I thought that was sweet.
I’ve been getting really random links in my email lately. Some of them are from friends accounts that have been hacked and then there are ones that are like http://www.shoppharmacycounter.com/t-phentermine.aspx. I know what that is all about and all I can say is that who needs anti-suppressants when you are nursing and barely getting any sleep because you have a new baby? Honestly, that combination seems to be the best weight loss secret I’ve ever heard of!
I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends on Facebook talking about different diet products and showing the results they’ve gotten. I’m happy for them and have considered trying something like that to help me lose weight after the baby is born but don’t think I’ll end up going that route. I just always think it’s scary to start something like that and wonder what happens to your body when you stop taking the stuff. I’ve also read about things like myotest being in some of the pills and that’s something I most definitely do not need! My goal, after my son is born, is to get back to a healthy weight so I can feel better and have more energy for my kids. I plan on eating healthier and being more active to reach my goal. If those things don’t get me where I want to be, then maybe I’ll reconsider the other options.
I’ve decided that once Lucas is born, I’m going to get serious about getting into shape and staying that way! I don’t want to be that mom that’s too tired to play with her kids. I want to be as healthy as I can be for them and for me. We have all kinds of things to help me with that too. In the basement, we have an elliptical machine, a balance ball, a resistance band and I have a few fun work out videos to help me achieve my goal. I know better than to expect immediate results but I WILL keep up on it and I WILL get my body where I want it to be!
Before I get into this, please know that I don’t even like taking aspirin for a headache so taking diet pills to lose weight does not interest me at all. Not to mention, I am pregnant and other than trying to eat healthier for my baby, dieting is not something I think about. I know a few friends who are trying different things to help them lose weight and while I wish them all well, I wonder about some of their choices. One thing in particular, is phytodren. I’ve read reviews on it and it’s supposed to be free of side effects but one of the things I always wonder when I hear about people taking diet pills is what will happen to their bodies and systems when they decide to stop taking them? I just don’t see how there can be absolutely no side effects when taking any kind of diet pill. I just hope my friends do all the research they can before deciding to take this route.
I am so ready for this weekend! On Saturday, my bff and I are going to have a “date” night It’s been ages since we did something, just us without the kids, and I can’t wait! We’re going to go see “The Help” since we both read and loved the book and then have dinner at Applebee’s. Then on Sunday, Lloyd parents will be coming over for dinner and to celebrate Lloyd’s dads upcoming birthday. It should be a really nice weekend!
I have been hearing a lot ab0ut something called the hcg weight loss program. I have no idea what it is or how it works but I’m curious about it. What I know about the hcg hormone is that it’s the “pregnancy” hormone and it’s what keeps me going to Grand Rapids every week for the last five weeks to get checked. Since I miscarried, we’ve been checking the levels to make sure they’re still going down. So I’m a little confused on how that hormone is involved in a weight loss program. Guess I should do a little research to at least see what it’s all about.
We have Willow here today and it’s so much fun watching these girls interact. They talk up a storm, they run around and chase each other and you can’t help but laugh when they get to giggling. They also wear me out! We’ve played hide and seek, we’ve colored, they’ve been on the potty a half a dozen times (without success) and we’ve played with baby dolls. They’re down for a nap right now, so the house is a whole lot quiter!
I’m getting so close to finishing my netbook bag. I need to sew the felt in, sew the buttons on, sew up the sides and attach the handle. If I have enough yarn when I’m done, I’m going to whip up a pocket for the back of it. I’m getting so excited and can’t wait to see it when it’s done. I get pretty proud of projects when they are my own and not someone else’s pattern
Lloyd and I have been talking about weight loss quite a bit lately. We both want to lose some weight and get into better shape. We’ve been talking about P90x, m drol, actually using our elliptical machine, etc. We need to stop talking about it and start doing it! A friend of ours posted before and after pictures after using P90x and the results are amazing! We both just want to be healthier people so we can set a good example for Lauryn….and have more energy to keep up with her!
I’m not usually a fan of sweets but Lloyd picked up some ice cream the other night and while it’s VERY rich, it’s so good! If I keep eating though, I’m going to gain back the 12 pounds I lost! I heard about this powder you sprinkle on you food and it’s supposed to make you feel fuller quicker and prevent you from overeating. It’s called sensa. Maybe I should use that on my ice cream I can do the sensa weight loss plan Or, maybe I should just lay off the ice cream. That would probably be a better idea!
I got a lot done today. I scrubbed the shower and tub, caught up on the laundry (four loads!), ran a couple of errands, swept, mopped and vacuumed and then made dinner. We had breaded baked chicken breast tenders, stuffing and corn. It was pretty yummy! Then after dinner, we all went for a walk. It was a little chilly but not too bad. It will be nice when the weather warms up and we can go on longer walks, every day!
So, I pretty much fell off the “weight loss wagon.” I lost 12 lbs. and then just lost my motivation. I haven’t gained it back, luckily, but I need to get my butt in back in gear! When the weather gets better, I’ll have the perfect little motivator! Lauryn LOVES being outside and going on walks. I need to find something to get me going on nasty days like today though. I really ought to put those “Flirty Girl” dvd’s in! Lauryn would have a blast dancing around to those with me A friend of mine recommended some natural “diet” pills to help me. I’ve checked into a few but am very leary about taking pills, other than my daily vitamin. Being natural, the force factor side effects are minimal but I think, for me, it’s best to stick with eating healthier, smaller portions and excersizing.
This may be a small thing for most people but I’m very pleased with myself for resisting the urge to eat something sweet last night I ended up finishing my glass of water and going to bed without feeling guilty for caving Today, I cut back from four small cups of coffee to three. That still sounds like a lot, I know, but I had been drinking coffee from the moment I got up, until around 8 pm every single day. That’s a ton of coffee and a ton of creamer. I am determined to keep this resolution and lose some weight! A friend of mine told me that taking phenphedrine worked for her but I want to this the old fashioned way. Eating healthier and working out. My motivation is my daughter! I want to do this for her so she can have a healthy and energetic mommy!
It’s just after midnight and I am fighting a major sweet tooth! I’ve been drinking a ton of water, hoping it would make me feel full so the craving would go away but it hasn’t worked so far. I keep telling myself, “I DO NOT NEED SWEETS!”
I mentioned in an earlier post that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get healthy and to lose weight. So far, I’m down four pounds. I cut back on my coffee and creamer, I’ve been watching my portions and I’ve been drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. The most helpful thing though, is sparkpeople.com. I LOVE this site! It helps me keep track of the calories I’m eating, there are support groups for stay-at-home moms who are trying to lose weight, there are groups for people my age who are trying to lose the same amount, a journal, etc. It has made it so easy for me! No worries about finding diets pills that work, which I’ve never taken but have considered, no more feeling guilty because I ate way too much at dinner and seeing the scale go down, even just a little, is making me feel great!