Start Weight:(05 May 11) 185.8 lb
Current Weight:(14 Apr 14) 169.4 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: mmpearce's own diet
performance: gaining 1.1 lb a week

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At home exercise
Pinterest is a good idea. Thanks! I found some little routine lists that I think I could do. I suspect not quite as good at keeping me on track as a video, but worth a try.
posted 20 Feb 2014, 08:49
At home exercise
Hi. I'd love to find some more workouts I could do at home, free, with minimal equipment (ie NO excuses!).

I just discovered these Fitness Blender videos on youtube and thought the first one, a Barre workout, was pretty good and the others look promising.

I also found these body pump videos. I take the class at the gym, but it's great to be able to do at home during other parts of the week.

Sometimes I do a few of these 7 minute workouts:

Anyone else have some to share? Ideally over 40 minutes.
posted 13 Feb 2014, 13:20
please help
My doctor told me that my body wouldn't really be my own again and act normally until after breastfeeding and to give myself time. Hormones remain different during this time. This was not to encourage me to stop breast feeding, but to give myself a break for the first year, a time when I might also be exhausted too (I was!). I thought this was good advice.

Still, after about 9 months I started doing more exercise (mostly just biking to work), but never ate less than 1800 and never created more than 100-200 cal/day deficit. Pumping at work, it's hard enough to keep the supply up, so I didn't want to jeopardize that.
posted 23 Jan 2014, 10:16
Need some major help!!!
Here one healthy family meal:
Cook whole wheat penne noodles. Chop a combo of veggies (zuchini, red or other color peppers, 8 whole garlic cloves, carrots, asparagus) toss with olive oil and a little salt and roast at about 400 degrees in oven until cooked. Take out garlic cloves, peel and put in a sauce pan with a cup of chicken stock and simmer 5-10 minutes. Toss pasta and veggies with broth and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese.

I'm also a big fan of Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything"

posted 12 Jan 2014, 18:06
Need some major help!!!

Sounds like you're in a tough spot. First of all, maybe get a second opinion from another doctor or request a referral to a psychiatrist if you are only seeing your primary care doctor so far? I'm assuming paralyzing anxiety would warrant that!

Exercise videos sound like a good option for you now. Sometimes I can do a yoga recording while the kids nap or after they go to bed.

Regarding food, I also cook for the family (and *picky* little kid eaters) and one thing I do is steam a bunch of veggies in the microwave (broccoli, zucchini, carrots, whatever I have) and try to eat that plus whatever protein we're having. I just put cut up veggies with maybe 1/4 cup of water in a covered glass dish on high for 7 minutes then strain and sprinkle with salt and a little olive oil. It's not spectacularly delicious, but it's fast and healthy.

So for example, maybe we have whole wheat noodles and chicken and steamed veggies. The preschoolers can carb load like they are inclined to, and nibble on some chicken. I'll load my plate with veggies and chicken and just a tiny bit of the noddles.

I also have a flaky exercise partner. We have a standing Monday night walkercise date. She often flakes, but I have decided that I exercise Monday night no matter what.

And if you're trapped without a car, maybe invest in a bike? Not sure if that's too stressful for you, but can be beautiful in the country especially.

Good luck!
posted 10 Jan 2014, 12:19
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14 April 2014

I have gotten in a decent exercise habit, but keep over eating. One change at a time, I guess.
on diet mmpearce's own diet  gaining 1.1 lb a week

24 February 2014

Exercised a bunch, but keep eating too much at night at home. Boo.
on diet mmpearce's own diet  gaining 1.4 lb a week

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