First of all, I am so sorry for your loss! I can't imagine going through that. I too, am a mom of 4 little ones (ages 5, 4, 3, and 8 mo.). I think you already said it yourself: you need to find little ways here and there to incorporate good habits. Start small and don't do everything at once. Have you dealt with the emotional piece of having gone through such a significant loss? That stress and sadness I'm sure doesn't help with weight loss. Remember, you were pregnant and your body has to decide when it's ready to start losing. Start with short walks with your kids, playing tag outside, anything to get you up and moving. My husband used to give me 45-60 minutes 2 nights a week where he would entertain the kids so I could ride my exercise bike or do a DVD. Turns out my kids liked the DVDs and would join me. Now because of our summer being so crazy, I work out at 5:15 in the morning for about 60 minutes. You can start small though, 10 minutes here and there.
I lost my baby in April and I have gained 10 pounds since then. I had been on here and lost about 50 pounds after my 3rd baby in 2009, by the end of the year I gained about 15 back then I got pregnant again. I was up from 147 in Sept 2009 to 193 in Sept 2010 a month after my daughter was born. I have lost and gained since then but am up a minimum of 10 pounds since my loss. I don't even know where to start anymore. I was working out when I got pregnant and eating better but it went to hell with my loss. Then the next week I got bursitis in my hip and could barely walk let alone do anything else. I am better physically but I can't seem to get back to it. Anybody have some little ways to start again. I am a working mother of 4 little ones with a sig other that works nights. Plus we have dairy allergies which makes quick food almost impossible. Thanks everyone
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