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Postby MummieOfTwo » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:37 pm

Hi all just wondering i weigh at 100kgs at the moment my goal weight is 60kgs but i had a beautiful son on the 7.11.07 which was a c/section so since then i have put the weight back on and i cant do a great deal of excercise because still healling from the c/section.

i want to know if anyone could help me or give me advice on how i can slowly loose the weight without straning so much or if there is anything i can take to boost things along to loose it that way also it would be most appreciated if anyone has any suggestions or advice on what i could do or where do i start.

thanks sem :D
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Re: Help Need Advice!

Postby molligrub » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi there - just start off with really simple things - eg pop baby in the pram and take for walk around block. Just don't pick any hilly areas so you're not straining to push the pram up the hill. Or when baby is asleep, put some music on and just walk up and down on the spot briskly. Make sure you get cleared from your doctor first though before starting a new routine. And make sure you eat well, don't starve yourself, especially if you're breastfeeding. Babies act up if they sense the mother is cranky and uptight from hunger.
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Postby MummieOfTwo » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:48 pm

thanks for that no i am bottle feeding with the son i can do things but cant lift anything thats very heavy and stuff light excercising is ok for me.

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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:08 pm

If you concentrate on your diet first you should be able to lose a bit of weight before you start exercising again. I've found an easy way to start eating healthier is to mentally divide your plate up. Half should be veggies, one quarter starchy carbs and the remaining quarter protein and healthy fats. Or you could count calories with Calorie King (http://www.calorieking.com.au). If you sign up to Calorie King (which is free) you can work out how many calories you can have per day, plus you have the choice of entering your own food or following their pre-set menus. And there are many people on this forum using meal replacement plans as well which could be an option for you. There are many methods of addressing your diet and I'm sure you'll find one that fits your needs!

As to exercise, I'd recommend talking to your doctor and finding out exactly what is safe for you to do and get a timeline for when you can start doing more strenuous exercise. Don't attempt to do anything until you've had your doctor's okay. Given that a c-section is a serious procedure that cuts through so many layers of skin and muscle you really don't want to try too much too soon. If he's said walking's okay then stick to walking for the time being.

Good luck and congrats on the new baby! :D
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Postby zoe » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:30 pm

I've never been pregnant before but the first thing that came to mind when reading your post was yoga training. This can help with easing back into exercise and helping your body feel more energetic and get yourself moving and give more flexibility. I know when I cannot exercise for a period of time the first thing I notice is how stiff I feel and yoga would definitely free up that stiffness feeling and give you exercise, toning and breathing techniques which aren't high impact and preparing yourself for when you are ready to take on exercise which is of a higher intensity.
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Postby MummieOfTwo » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:33 pm

thanks guys for ur great moral support on things its great to be here with great people in help in need and i will look into asking the doctor too and well try to start eating healthy and good will keep use posted on weight loss.

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