Monday, April 7, 2008

Losing the baby weight

It seems like the weight is going to be a little more stubborn coming off this time than it was with Chandler. Granted I never got completely back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but within 5 lbs. This time I'm determined to lose it all and I've actually started to have some will power. I think like my sisters I am all or nothing when it comes to working out. I like to have a good workout and push myself really hard. It's the eating that's the hard part. I decided to start limiting my calorie intake and just eat things that are good for me. Sure, I have to have more calories since I am nursing but I've decided to make them healthy ones. I did really good eating this whole weekend and am starting to feel better too. Although I did have a moment of weakness tonight as I was craving chocolate peanutbutter squares and had to make them. I ate one huge one and felt like I wanted to puke afterwards. However, I have found good alternatives that don't have as many calories. Jello pudding packs are right around 100 calories and they also make a cheesecake cup with cherries that are 130 calories. Here is Chandler enjoying his pudding cup with me on Friday. Yes, he needed a bath afterwards.

My sister also told me about the sugar free jello cups that are only 10 calories- nice! My last sweet snack of choice - Dryers slow churned ice cream! Only 120 cals for 1/2 cup! Nice that I can still have a sweet treat without packing away tons of fat and calories. Anyways, trying to practice a calorie cut, eat smaller portions, cut out empty calories, and make nutritious meals. I made Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, spinach & mushrooms the other night and it turned out great. I'm not a huge fish fan but I like it occasionally. If any of you have any favorite healthy recipe's, please share!
I also decided to invest in a couple new workout videos. My parents have an exercise room here at their house that has a home gym, treadmill, exercise bike and a few free weights. I go out there to do strength training but cardio on a treadmill gets old fast. I have some Billy Blanks Taebo videos which are actually a great workout if you do the advanced ones but I needed something new. I went to my good friend ebay to try to find some bargains. I ended up getting Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs .  It was one that I saw on an infomercial at 2 am one time when I couldn't sleep and ended up watching it for over an hour. Here's their claim: correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Shaun T has had 2 kids and stretch marks to show for it. I don't think my abs will quite ever look like any of those girl's abs on the video, but I proudly wear my "tiger claws" with honor as I have the most beautiful boys to show for it.
 It is actually a really fun workout and you can feel it by the time you are done.  Chandler and Rowan love it too, lol.  I put it in and they were both jammin out on the couch.  By the time I went to get the camera though, this is all I got.  Oh well :)

The other video I got was Biggest Loser Cardio Max .  Another good workout with Bob,  Jillian &  Kim.  They each do their own segment but I must say Bob & Jillian's parts are much harder.  My legs were killing me as Bob has you do jumping lunges in his segment.  

All in all, this extra weight is going to come off!  I haven't gotten a new swimsuit since Marsh & I got married almost 4 years ago.  (I don't think the maternity one I bought 2 years ago counts)  So - I get down to my goal weight and I get a new swimsuit...seems simple enough?  (yeah right...) I have 11 lbs to go and I'll keep you all updated on how it goes.


Sara Birch said...

11 pounds, thats all. When I am done with this pregnancy I am going to have like way more than that to deal with! You look great, I wouldn't be too concerned!

Avry said...

Good job Tiff keep up the good work. I think everytime the scale says a lower number it gives more motivation. YOU CAN DO IT! I am impressed that Rowan is only 2 months old and you only have 11 lbs left to lose! CONGRATS!!

The Bluths said...

Sweet! We'll do it together!

S. Fantasia said...

You can do it. I have been at it, too. After Dean I bought Windsor Pilates and it worked like a charm. Inches started falling off after the first week. But I definitely am so sick of the workout and have always felt a little silly doing it. I always make sure to do it when Devin is not around to watch. Usually during the morning while Eli's asleep.

Anywho, now I run in the morning instead and like it much better. Then when I get home from running, I do some arm and ab exercises and am totally exhausted.

I have a new addiction that you may appreciate. It's called and I LOVE it! It definitely helps me keep on track with healthy decisions, portion control and daily calorie needs. It also calculates the calories you burn for most all workouts and has nearly any meal or ingredient caloric values factored in as well. All you do is log in at the end of the day and add what you've eaten and how much you worked out and it will tell you how you did. It will also help you set goals for weight loss and track your progress on a graph. Best of all, it's FREE! Yay!

Good luck Tiff. We post-preggos can all support eachother (at least until someone gets pregnant again). :o)

tiff snedaker said...

Steph - my sister Avry recently told me about the daily plate so it's funny you should mention it too. It's a pretty cool site - for me it's a matter of remembering all that I ate throughout the day and actually getting on to do it. I have heard good stuff about Windsor Pilates but have never done it. Yeah - glad we are in the same boat of the post-prego body. I'm not planning on being preg for a LOOOONG time :)

Jeralee said...

keep it up Tiff! That is terrific!

Monica said...

your funny, I am sure you look fanastic! We need to get together soon!

Aurelia said...

keep up the good work and dont' get discouraged. i think you look great!
rowan looks so big! and chandler is such a funny kid!

Hi, I'm Erin said...

Rowan is totally moving to the beat... that is so cute! Zander still doesn't attempt to dance. I guess he is too much like me!

Nicole Stucki said...

Ok Tiff I am with you on losing the baby weight. It is just frustration sometimes. Thanks for all the pointers on the videos you got. That helped me. You look amazing though. And your boys are so cute. It is hard to think that we had our babies 3 months ago! Crazy.

Nicole Stucki