Mommy's Successful Weight-Loss Tips

United States
November 17, 2010 6:15pm CST
Any mothers have any tips on weight-loss? I haven't been too successful mainly due to time-management BUT there is a lovely site www.sparkpeople.com that I joined that I just do not have the time to keep up with. I highly recommend it though if you have the time. Some of us struggle with weight-loss more than others, but I want to know what has worked? what hasn't worked? diets? exercise? I know everyone's body is different, so don't think I'm expecting a miracle weight-loss regimen (but if you have one I'm ALL EARS ! hahaa)
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• India
18 Nov 10
I totally agree that every body has their own way of loosing weight. I do my household work and walk a lot. I also do yoga for loosing my weight. Doing yoga is a good exercise. I would suggest Diet is not a good suggestion for loosing weight. Eat well and do regular exercise, walk and yoga to loose the weight. That would be a good option.
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• United States
21 Nov 10
I haven't heard anyone to be successful with diets, because most of em are too strict and hard to maintain. Household work is a good one, which I do very frequently. I've heard yoga is good, I just wish I had the time for it. Hopefully I will soon, and I'll be able to share my experience! Thanks!
• United States
18 Nov 10
I'm not a mother, but I agree that sparkpeople is a good site to help with weight loss. I, like you, didn't have enough time to focus on it though, so I mostly use caloriecount.com instead. In terms of what has worked for me in terms of weight loss, exercise and changing your diet is the best. It's a difficult thing to do, but it's really effective. A lot of people don't know how to feed their bodies effectively and frequently eat processed foods and things with additives. It's really best to stick to eating natural, "clean" whole foods and instead of extreme calorie restricting or eliminating items from the diet completely, eat sensibly and only take in those processed foods in moderation. Stick to fruits, veggies, whole grains, and generally items you know haven't been packed full of excess sugar and artificial ingredients. Exercise, also is key. It's hard to make yourself do it, but if you can stick to a regimen of at least 30 minutes a day (walking, running, workout videos, anything that gets your heart rate up), you'll be in good shape in no time.
• United States
18 Nov 10
Ok great! thanks for your response!
• United States
18 Nov 10
You're welcome! Just try your hardest and the pounds will come off soon. Do what you can in terms of exercise, taking your kids out for a walk every day will make a difference and help them form good health habits as well. Good luck! :D
• United States
21 Nov 10
Thats a great point because taking our son to the park builds up our energy tremendously! Unfortunantely the weather is getting too cold, and I don't want any of us to get sick.
@maezee (32022)
• United States
18 Nov 10
I used to go on this site to record things when I first started. I got Spark People as an app on my phone (but then I got a new phone, that they didn't have an app for). It takes a lot of time to keep updating a site like this. I have an offline journal that works just as well. Plus, I cook a lot for myself, so it always was a pain to try to *find* the foods that I was eating, like you do on the food diary there. But I definitely think there's a benefit to gain from journals like this - where you keep track of your weight, your goals, your exercising, and your eating. You can always look at it later, and think, well, NO wonder why this and that went wrong... It's so surprising to see what we eat on a daily basis - on PAPER (or, on the computer, rather). I always think - WOW! I eat THAT much? LOL!!
• United States
21 Nov 10
Lol! that is very true. Even though I couldn't keep up with spark people it gives you great motivation. Food diaries are really good, people misunderstand that you don't need fad diets - just writing what you eat down and making changes and better choices is all you need. All your doing is setting limits not starving yourself like a diet! Thank you so much for your input!
@hanni711 (243)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
I'm also trying to lose weight because of my bulges on my stomach. My kids are already grown ups and I'm on my early 40's that's why I'm getting a hard time to flatten my tummy.Some says, it's because of my age. I just want to shed some weight so that I can still wear decent shirts. I also tried some diets and exercise but I think we need to be consistent for it to work.Maybe I should look on this site sparkpeople.com. I hope it will help me. Thanks.
• United States
21 Nov 10
I really do hope you consider spark people. It truely is great, and if you have the time and determination, you'll be able to reach your goal. Good luck!
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
18 Nov 10
Staying fit is frequently a hard chore specifically if youre having a hard time losing weight. Having a partner or two within your daily teaching workout can make it an extremely much enjoyable experience. There are tons of teaching programs to choose from. aside from that, i think it's always the discipline that should come along with staying fit and healthy.
• United States
21 Nov 10
I agree that having a partner makes it a much more enjoyable experience, and discipline is key. Thank you!
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
18 Nov 10
Can I ask how old your baby is? It takes time to get back to where you were. When you return to your original life style it will shed off naturally. To do that faster you have to make exercise your priority. Sorry. Those are the facts of life. Nothing magic about it.
• United States
21 Nov 10
He is 15 months. There is no need for an apology for exercising.. I don't mind, its what I did before I got pregnant and its what I do when I have time. I indeed know its not magic, exercise is like a "duhh" so nothing new was stated in regards to "Mommy's Successful Weight-Loss Tips". Thank you, though.
• United States
18 Nov 10
It had been so hard for me to loose weight that I'd given up. But as I saw more people walk around without these issues, I decided to change myself. I developed a dieting habit where I only ate as much food as I needed. Toward mid day, I would run outside or head to the gym. You know, exercise has been a rare part of my life before adult hood, because I've been staking a lot of time and effort at growing my businesses. I've learned through making lots of wealth that money does not buy you wealth. Its a great shame the way I lived before, but my diet and mid day exercise regimen will help me stay in shape.
• United States
21 Nov 10
I'm glad to hear that! Thanks for your input!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Nov 10
Walking, walking and walking some more. I started walking when my children were little and now that they are getting older than they were when I would push them around in strollers, I'm teaching them to be able to walk as well. It has helped me to get back to the weight that I was before my daughter was born (and she is the older of my two children). In addition to that, I'm teaching them early in life to have a healthy lifestyle as well.
• United States
21 Nov 10
Thats good! I walk as much as I can I rarely have time, but making adjustments like parking further away from my destination helps me to fit it into my schedule.