now,I am so bothering for my weight

China
March 4, 2008 9:34pm CST
After I had a baby,I got too much weight.Now everybody told me that you should lose weight,and my husband also ask me to lose weight,I feel so bothering about it for I can not control myself to eat less.what shall I do?
3 responses
@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
I agree with the other post. However being one who likes to snack I would encourage healthy snacks, my favourite lightly buttered popcorn. I have a baby too and have just started watching my wieght last month. I had about 15 lbs I wanted to loose. If your interested there's a cool site that calculates your bmi and it figures out how many calories you should be having per day for the amount of wieght you want to loose. You enter the foods you eat for the day and it calculates for you the calories you eat. Also there is a burn meter where you put in different activities you've done for the day and it tells you how many you've burned. These don't have to be exercises, doing household chores, I believe they even have carrying your baby! If you want the link let me know on here I have it saved on my other computer, I don't have the link right now.
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
I really know how it is. I have been there and have struggled with my weight for years, I was maybe 30-40lbs overweight. I was never obese until I had my kids, and then it turned into me being 60-70lbs overweight and left me even more disgusted with myself. I didn't gain much during pregnancy, I was careful. It happened AFTERWARDS. I gained weight after I had my daughter because I went on celexa for post partum depression and it made me eat and sleep more. And I never took that weight off before I got pregnant with my son, so then I really battled it then. I know how hard it is, it's so hard to eat well, especially when stressed and you need to slowly get yourself into the mindset. If you are not into the mindset you will not lose weight. Try not to be hard on yourself, and tell your husband to lay off of you. And I am a binge eater so I know how it is having a hard time controlling what you put in your mouth. But the more I know why I binge, the less often I do. I am not losing that fast.. but I am eating better. My advice for you is to figure out WHY you are eating, are you stressed? Are you unhappy? Once you do, then you will become more aware.. and then as a result in time you will probably eat better or less. I have improved a lot as far as my eating habits go but I still need more work.
• United States
5 Mar 08
My opinion on this matter is simple: if you are within your target BMI for your height, you should not concern yourself with losing the weight. If YOU want to lose the weight, then there are some things to do. Make a list of foods that are healthy (non-junk food) and purchase only those foods at the store. Thus, when you want a junk-food snack, you don't have any. I would tell you to try working out and such, but since you have a newborn, that probably isn't the easiest. But, small workouts that you can do while your child is sleeping or in like 10 minutes per day would be beneficial. My takehome point is simple: If you are happy with yourself and within a healthy BMI, don't bother losing the weight. If, however, you want to lose the weight, alter what you purchase at the store so you do not have junk food around.