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  #1  
August 11th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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Hiya!

I'm Andrika, and I had my son April 23rd, 2006. I was 118 before I got pregnant, and then during my pregnancy I didn't eat correctly (basically using the pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted... well that's biting me in the behind!), and I shot up to 204 right before delivery. I lost 30 lbs in the first three weeks of Joshua's life. Now I am stuck in the low 170s and the high 160s... though the other day I was at 165. Right now, I am at 166. My target weight is 125. I know I'll probably never be able to get back the size I was, but I want to try!

The biggest problem I am encountering is that I feel so ashamed of my weight. I was anorexic when I was a younger teen; and when I look at myself in the mirror all I see is fat and it disgusts me. I really don't want to turn back to anorexia, but old habits die hard. I have started to skip meals again... and that's part of the reason why I have come to this board. I need more support, because I am not really getting any at home (my fiance's pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff).

JM is filled with wonderful women, and I really hope I can lose the weight, with your support - because I know I can't do it on my own.
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August 11th, 2006, 11:36 AM
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Thank you so much. I am so glad I found JM!!

Yeah, I know there's the eating disorder board, but it's so slow at the moment.
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August 11th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Welcome Andrika! Hey...finally a place where we can get along LOL! I have had similar struggles so I can relate. The support here is awesome and the girls are the best! Please, hang out with us anytime.

p.s. I think you are looking awesome already! As far as after childbirth, even though I lost the weight, my hips are wider Then again, I'm an old lady next to you
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August 11th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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Welcome Andrika! Hey...finally a place where we can get along LOL! I have had similar struggles so I can relate. The support here is awesome and the girls are the best! Please, hang out with us anytime.

p.s. I think you are looking awesome already! As far as after childbirth, even though I lost the weight, my hips are wider Then again, I'm an old lady next to you [/b]
Yay a place to get along!

Thank you; I don't think I look all that great. And shush, you are not old!
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August 11th, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Welcome! Everyone here is great.. they've given me tons of support adn advice. I love these girlies =)
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August 12th, 2006, 04:48 AM
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LOL Colleen you are goofy....YOU'RE ONLY 32!!! My SO is like 6 years older than YOU! [/b]
Well next to Andrika I am My Grama is 93, THAT'S old! I just like giving An crap
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August 12th, 2006, 04:58 AM
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Welcome Andrika! Hey...finally a place where we can get along LOL! I have had similar struggles so I can relate. The support here is awesome and the girls are the best! Please, hang out with us anytime.

p.s. I think you are looking awesome already! As far as after childbirth, even though I lost the weight, my hips are wider Then again, I'm an old lady next to you [/b]
Yay a place to get along!

Thank you; I don't think I look all that great. And shush, you are not old!
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Hey hun, I hit my goal this week and I still don't think I look good It takes time and honestly, a lot of work on the inside too. I am learning to accept that this is my body...cellulite, stretch marks, saggy boobs and all. It's not easy but I have to do it...you can do it too. And remember, being the best mommy you can be to Josh means taking care of yourself first. A happy mommy means a happy baby

I have always been terrified that my daughter will grow up to be overweight like me. It's my genetics, to gain easily. I'm not one of those people who can eat anything and be skinny. I gain a pound just driving by Krispy Kreme I had to start looking at weight loss in a whole new way. Not focusing on the weight itself, but focusing on my health. If you do that, the weight will come right off. It's a mind set. One that took me a long time to reach. My daughter doesn't say "diet" even though she has gone to WW meetings with me, she knows that we've changed our eating for our health, not because society or someone else tells us to. She has never said to me, mommy, you look thinner or skinny,or you've lost weight...she always says " you are looking very healthy today" Don't be ashamed, I know you will do awesome, you already are!
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August 12th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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Welcome Andrika, I'm Dina.Co Host of this board.. Glad your here. You've come to the right place for support and I see you've noticed that already.The ladies are very encouraging and we have lots of fun too.
Looking forward to getting to know you and getting healthier w/you!!
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August 12th, 2006, 02:13 PM
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Hello and welcome!!

I was 128 before I had my son and now I am at 144. I was almost 200lbs when I gave birth. Most of mine came off but I still have a bit to work on.

I use to starve myself a lot when I was younger and I have found it has really messed my metabolism up big time. Now its slower! So I try to not skip meals anymore but to eat healthy when I do eat and try to have little snacks.

Are you doing anything for exercise?

We will all be here to help support you!
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