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Back after a baby.
07-14-2014, 02:49 AM
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Back after a baby.
Hello! I'm Trisha, I'm a SAHM to 6! 18, 16, 12, 9, 3 and 3 months! I had lost weight when my 3 yr old was a 1.5, then slowly gained 20 back Sad Then I had a baby and right now I am albs heavier then when I started before Sad
I've never tried to get into shape with a baby before, not until at least a year. So this is new to me and A LOT harder then I thought it'd be. My life is very busy, homeschooling (summer break), activities and a 3 month old baby. So, my plan is to start calorie counting, my problem is NOT eating too little happy LOL I love to eat! And am breastfeeding so am always hungry! I've never calorie counted with a baby who is exclusively BF, no solid foods. So I'm 220lbs 5'5". I had been running, and love it. I plan to return. I started with c25K and got up to 11kms. I'm starting at the bottom again. I bought a treadmill, but it's hard to find time to do it. I'm hoping to do c25k 3 times a week and 50 squats 5 nights a week. Is that too basic?
fat2fit app says I should eat 2052 for lightly active 1-3 days. I'm thinking this? And then I add 500 calories for breastfeeding? So 2552? Even though I know I consume more then that a day (thanks to cookies and starbucks LOL) it feels like a lot and still be able to lose.
For reference c25k will be 5 minute walk, then 1.5 min walk and 1 min run 8 times and then a 5 min walk.
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07-14-2014, 06:30 AM
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RE: Back after a baby.
First of all welcome! Sounds like you are off on the right foot!

Personally I would start with that 2550 figure and see how it goes. but you actually may find that you are able to eat more than that... Although you are not doing a lot of "formal" exercise, all that running around and daily activity burns a lot of calories (and like you said, you need to add additional calories for the breastfeeding.) Start with that number and monitor your weight, give it a few weeks, but be ready to adjust depending on how your body reacts.

So glad to have you here - make sure you come back and check in to let us know how things are going, and please know we are here to help you should you need it along the way...

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07-14-2014, 12:30 PM
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RE: Back after a baby.
(07-14-2014 06:30 AM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  First of all welcome! Sounds like you are off on the right foot!

Personally I would start with that 2550 figure and see how it goes. but you actually may find that you are able to eat more than that... Although you are not doing a lot of "formal" exercise, all that running around and daily activity burns a lot of calories (and like you said, you need to add additional calories for the breastfeeding.) Start with that number and monitor your weight, give it a few weeks, but be ready to adjust depending on how your body reacts.

So glad to have you here - make sure you come back and check in to let us know how things are going, and please know we are here to help you should you need it along the way...

Wow. Crazy ok. I was worried it would be too much.
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07-14-2014, 07:58 PM
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RE: Back after a baby.
Not at all.... Most people can eat at least 2,000 calories, and with that breastfeeding you will definitely need some additional fuel. Just remember you will need to re-calculate your TDEE as you lose weight (every 5 pounds or so) or if you switch up your exercise routine... Keep us updated!

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01-17-2015, 05:27 AM
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RE: Back after a baby.
Ok, Well I finally got serious. It took awhile to get my mind set I guess. I'm almost to the 2 week mark. I'm loving it. I think I was ready. I started at 220.2 and am currently 213.2, Monday will be 2 weeks. I'm eating 2500 calories a day. I start week 5 of c25k tomorrow. So currently I am doing c25k 3 days a week, and some light work outs before bed ( 50 squats, 15 push ups, leg lifts etc.). I'm not an active person I have found thanks to my iPhone 6 step counter. I have hit 10,000 steps once, usually around 2,000-6,000 a day. I'm excited to get a fitbit. Anyways. Should I be eating more or less? So far I'm losing. Fat2fit says 1992 for 1-3 active days. plus 500 for breastfeeding. When am I active enough to say I'm active 5 days a week?
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01-17-2015, 06:35 AM
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RE: Back after a baby.
If you are losing then I'd say you are doing just fine. If you start losing more than 2lb a week after a month, eat more (add an extra 100 calories until you stop losing too much). If you lose less than 1/2 lb a week, tweak a touch and eat a touch less. And welcome!
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01-17-2015, 01:58 PM
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RE: Back after a baby.
Ok, thank you!
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