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    My weight loss journey has been a long one. Having infertility issues since 1998, I had begun my journey to better health. I've tracked most of my journey with FitDay. I've been primal for a little over 7 months now. Before I was using conventional wisdom, high protein, whole grains.... anyway here is a summary of my progress over the years
    2002 Had baby and began to lose baby weight. It took me 3 years to lose 30 lbs. CW
    2005 got pregnant again
    2006 began once again to lose baby weight... 9 lbs lost CW
    2007 8.4lbs lost CW
    2008 none CW
    2009 pregnant again
    April 30, 2010 had baby
    June 2010 Began Primal
    end of 2010 15lbs lost in 7 months! Much better progress being primal. plus my labwork is the best it's ever been!

    I am much healthier and stronger. I've recently climbed a mountain, done a rock wall with little effort, ice skating and continuing in SimpleFit. Plus I get to eat awesome food along the way.

    It may be slow, but it's steady.

    Can I get an "amen"?
    Last edited by Momto3; 01-13-2011, 11:02 AM. Reason: actually started primal June, not May
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 155 - size 10/12
    Goal:135 - size 8

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    amen!

    I am ok with slow progress. My babies are 17, 18 and 19 now, and the baby weight was not an issue ages ago. However, during the past 7 years of marriage I've put on 30 lbs. "Slow and insidious" I figure if it took me 7 years to put it on, I should be patient if it takes awhile to take it back off.
    ***if you fall down seven times, get up eight.***

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    • #3
      That's great! My goal is to lose 15 lbs. of fat this year. That's just over a pound a month (oh how I envy the people that can lose over a pound a week!). Seems like it takes me forever, but if I can be healthier next year than this year, that can only be a good thing!

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      • #4
        I had my baby girl (our first) at the end of March 2010. I lost weight in the beginning of pregnancy (due to eating Paleo) and only gained 6 pounds during pregnancy. Then I lost about 15-17 pounds.

        But, I gained it back over the past nine months. So I'm at the exact weight I was pre-pregnancy, even though I had dropped weight. I can't point to why, exactly.

        Talking about it with a few ecologically breastfeeding mothers it seems that you fall into one of two categories postpartum (if breastfeeding).

        Either you lose weight and it keeps falling off because you're burining more calories or your body keeps your fat stores as a "just-in-case" so you can continue feeding your child.

        Now, I don't think this works with just breastfeeding but ecologically breastfeeding (co-sleeping, nursing on demand, no bottles, no pacifiers)

        I think to truly lose weight I have to go into a more hardcore Paleo diet. No dairy, very few nuts and fruits.

        That was a huge novel, but what I wanted to really say is that 15 pounds since June is AMAZING. Even more so since you are still in the postpartum period.

        Good luck with it all!

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        • #5
          I am hoping that the weightloss will speed up a bit once I wean. I also have PCOS, but I am very hopeful that having gone Primal will help level out hormonal issues. I am thrilled with the weightlloss so far....just need to remind myself that it is happening.
          Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

          June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
          Current: 155 - size 10/12
          Goal:135 - size 8

          My Journal

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          • #6
            I'm big with the slow and steady. I've actually not lost a lot, but have improved in how I feel and how my hormones are working, so healing is coming first.

            I have a goal for the first four months of this year now that my health is much better and hopefully I'll be able to see some good progress ... or, progress.

            paleochild... I was the same way when I breastfed. I lost all my weight except for 15 pounds and that weight STAYED until I stopped breastfeeding. About a month after I stopped completely it started to drop and was gone in two months.
            sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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            • #7
              ... And some ecological breastfeeders lose... NOTHING. *sigh*


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              • #8
                it took my body 14 months to loose the baby weight, and for me to be a normal size again, and that's with 'breast feeding on cue' and what not. my body just did not loose the weight from breastfeeding like others. LOL

                and, since i'm still nursing, there's a bit of extra fat still on my shoulders and upper arms (totally weird, i tell you) which is part of the breast feeding adaptation.

                but, i'm happy with where i am now and the primal results. they are amazing to me.

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                • #9
                  I so appreciate hearing from you ladies! Thank you!
                  Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

                  June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
                  Current: 155 - size 10/12
                  Goal:135 - size 8

                  My Journal

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Momto3 View Post
                    My weight loss journey has been a long one. Having infertility issues since 1998, I had begun my journey to better health. I've tracked most of my journey with FitDay. I've been primal for a little over 7 months now. Before I was using conventional wisdom, high protein, whole grains.... anyway here is a summary of my progress over the years
                    2002 Had baby and began to lose baby weight. It took me 3 years to lose 30 lbs. CW
                    2005 got pregnant again
                    2006 began once again to lose baby weight... 9 lbs lost CW
                    2007 8.4lbs lost CW
                    2008 none CW
                    2009 pregnant again
                    April 30, 2010 had baby
                    June 2010 Began Primal
                    end of 2010 15lbs lost in 7 months! Much better progress being primal. plus my labwork is the best it's ever been!

                    I am much healthier and stronger. I've recently climbed a mountain, done a rock wall with little effort, ice skating and continuing in SimpleFit. Plus I get to eat awesome food along the way.

                    It may be slow, but it's steady.

                    Can I get an "amen"?
                    Momto3 -

                    Thanks so much for posting that. I loose verrrrry slowly (if at all), and it really helps put things in perspective and see your success with PB vs. CW!!! Slow and steady..................... AMEN!

                    Erica =)

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                    • #11
                      For any slow loser, male or female, ditch the scale the numbers are meaningless. Use a mirrior to gauge your process. Get naked stand in front of it and do a flex session. Continue progressing on your lift heavy things program. It's much more motivating to watch push ups go from 0 to 25, than staring at the scale and seeing the needle never moving.

                      Hell, I weight between 175 and 185 depending on the day. It's all depending on how fasted I am, and how much water I am retaining.
                      If your food is fast, maybe you should fast.

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                      • #12
                        Congrats on your progress! That is great!

                        I also have a April 2010 Grokling. My body definitely holds on to the weight while nursing. But if I am slow and careful it gradually comes off. I have not stepped on the scale since my 6 week visit, but then I was 6 lbs above pre pregnancy. I am much smaller now, and back into pre preggo clothes. Except for the giganto mama boobs. Man I hope these shrink after weaning.

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                        • #13
                          I had my grokling April 09. I also bfed for 7 months until my milk dried up. I noticed that I lost all except the last 5 or 10 pounds of my weight just bfing, but almost all of it came back thanks to CW dieting. @Unicorn-- my boobs went from an E to a D after I stopped bfing. I was a C prepreggo.

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                          • #14
                            I am losing about a pound a week, and I am fine with that. I do not want to "alert" my metabolism to a large weekly weight loss.

                            When I first did PB about a year ago, I didn't weigh myself weekly, or keep track of my food. I lost a bunch of weight at first, but then my weight loss stalled. I had no idea why, because I wasn't recording what I was eating, or when my weight went up or down. I started up again on 1/17/11, and this time (much as I hate it) I am doing weekly weigh-ins and keeping track of what I eat on fit day. It makes it so much easier for me. My goal is to get into a size 10 pair of jeans. That means I have about 40-45 pounds to lose. Perhaps some folks can do it without a scale and keeping track, but I can't, because I have to figure out on a weekly basis what foods are working for me, and what foods aren't.

                            I blog about my weight loss journey as a slow loser.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jennf View Post
                              (oh how I envy the people that can lose over a pound a week!). Seems like it takes me forever, but if I can be healthier next year than this year, that can only be a good thing!
                              I hear ya!! I listen to people say how it melts off and I wish it melted off of me but it doesn`t. However, I am not going up and my husband of 15 years says my body looks better than it ever has! (I have him trained well don`t you think? lol)
                              "Anxiety is a sign of spiritual insecurity"
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