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ZEDMAY Posts: 41
6/28/13 12:51 P

Not sure what you do for work, but if you are able to, try exercising on your lunch break. Even a brisk walk around the neighbourhood where you work will help you burn calories. Try working in exercise by taking the stairs, walking to the corner store for milk, etc.

Another thing I would recommend is trying to adjust your baby's bedtime. 11pm is very late for a 9 month old. My kids were both challenging sleepers, so I read A LOT about sleep and babies. The ideal bedtime for kids that are as young as yours is much earlier: around 7pm. Try adjusting your child's bedtime by 5-10 minutes each night until you reach that earlier time. I know it sounds weird, but the earlier a child goes to bed, the longer they sleep and the better quality of sleep they get. There are a lot of great free web resources that can help you figure out how to adjust her sleep schedule and get more time for yourself in the evenings.

CURLYGRRL74 SparkPoints: (1,064)
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6/26/13 7:58 A

Well, I'm no expert but I'd say you need more whole foods!! I know it may seem like a lot of work but if you spend an hour or so on the weekend cutting up and preparing fresh veggies to eat for lunch. Make sure you add protein, for example, put some peanut butter on that brown bread at breakfast and have a handful of almonds at lunch. Until I started SparkPeople I really think I underestimated how important protein and fruit were in my diet.

Hope this helps. I know you must be missing your baby and totally exhausted. It can be hard to think about eating right under those circumstances.

SSWETHA8 Posts: 3
6/26/13 1:55 A

That is awesome. How did you do it?

SSWETHA8 Posts: 3
6/26/13 1:54 A

Thank You so much.

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (61,224)
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6/21/13 2:03 A

Just lost 80 lbs in less than a year by limiting complex carbs and sugar

TIME_TO_SHINE1 SparkPoints: (12,663)
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6/13/13 2:25 P

My question is do you have help? Maybe your partner can get up and get things ready while you do a quick workout, 10 minutes is not that long. You will have to eat to lose weight, I know that sounds crazy, but it is true. I start my day with Carnation Breakfast Essentials and a granola bar. ( I am not a fan of breakfast) This usually holds me until lunch where I try to eat a little more so that I am not starving when the afternoon rolls around. In the afternoon I have a snack, usually cheese and crackers. Then dinner around 6. I drink a lot of water. Water really make me feel full so I am not wanting to eat. I know how hard it is when you have a precious new baby, you have made a huge step by asking for help. Good Luck emoticon

SSWETHA8 Posts: 3
6/13/13 2:41 A

Im a new mom. MY baby is 9 months old. Im working now. I wake up at 4.30 in the morning to pack food for the day, feed my baby and start to work by 6.15 in the morning. I reach home by 6-6.30 in the evening. I finish dinner before 7.30. After that I do all the remaining work at home and set things ready for the next day. My daughter sleeps by 11 in the night. Im not getting time for doing any exercise. My diet is having a full glass of orange juice before leaving home. Two brown breads at 9, some fruits at 12.30 and fruits at 3.30. For dinner I take a cup of cucumber and 2 rotis with vegetables. At times I feel hungry with this diet and my concentration goes on food...What can I do? I have a surgery in september before which i have to reduce a lot of weight. Pls suggest a good diet plan for me.

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