Losing weight while in nursing school

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649848 tn?1534633700 8, finally eating better now that my sister and i have started this weight loss challenge. love it!! losing this weight slowly but surely.. started at 180 exactly as of April 10th and have lost 4.8lbs since.. hopefully it keeps coming off! I'm trying to transition my diet to just better eating though.. my sister is only eating 2 salads a day and a couple fiber one bars.. im eating meals (3) a day and snacks in between.. i want this to be a life choice not a temporary fix.
Avatar f tn I started nursing school about 4 months ago. I have put on about 20 lbs. Along with the added stress and sedentary life of always studying I am in a slump. I have started tracking my calories and I am trying to eat better. I think about working out all the time but between the kids, working, nursing school, and lack of energy I never go.
148057 tn?1231426991 I know many women praise breastfeeding for helping them lose weight, but have any of you struggled with losing weight while breastfeeding and instead lost it AFTER you were done breastfeeding? I lost all but 5 pounds that I had gained while pregnant. I am 5'8" and weighed 140 before I got pregnant - so I was very average in weight.
1467985 tn?1289777446 Welcome to the group Rachel!! There is nothing wrong with eating a sensible diet while TTC. In fact it's possible it could help in conception. If you eat a sensible diet, the natural side effect of that is going to be losing weight. I thought that Weight Watchers had plans out there for pg and nursing mothers? Check that out, so if you were to join, they may just adjust your points schedule. The doctors told me to lose weight while we were TTC. It took us over 3+ years to conceive . .
Avatar n tn t lose weight while i was nursing, i was the same way with my daugther. i stopped nursing in october, right around the time i went to a weight loss clinic to help with my diet and started seeing a nutritionist. i also work full time, i try to walk as much as possible. i walk during my 30 min lunch.
193609 tn?1292180293 How did you guys lose the weight you gained during your pregnancy??? It has been 7 months and I just can't stand this extra fat any longer!!!!!!! WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT???
294043 tn?1354207946 ) and I started using supplemental nursing system just to keep my baby from losing too much weight. What else can I do???? Anyone else here had no milk at 4-5 days but was successful at breastfeeding?? Thanks for your help!
Avatar f tn I agree with grannieannie -- don't take phentermine while nursing........ in fact, I doubt seriously that you will even be able to find a reputable doctor who will prescribe it, since you are breastfeeding. You say you are counting calories, so I have to ask what types of food you are eating. You need to eat foods that take longest to break down in the body -- lean protein, high fiber. The longer it takes your food to be digested, the longer you will fell full.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am positive with Hepatitis B, can I still be erolled in a nursing school and become a nurse?
1196055 tn?1266333306 No, eating healthily is the best thing for you and your baby whilst nursing. Trying to loose weight quickly with crash diets or diet pills is not a good thing to do when nursing.
Avatar f tn s pregnancy because of change in taste. I am only 8 weeks, but my daughter is 23 months and still nursing at night. Our bodies will produce for the newborn, and the older children may not like it then either and choose to wean. Or they may not. Women through time have tandem nursed their children, and it's completely up to how you feel about it. Breastmilk is an amazing thing in it's ability to change it's makeup to meet our children's needs.
518733 tn?1333017015 Also, make sure that you are still taking in enough calories, keep the foods you eat healthy and you should loose weight pretty easily while nursing. You could always post this question in the breastfeeding forum to get more answers. Yes, it is safe. Walking is a great exercise after having a baby. I liked mommy and me exercises when my son was born, there are lots of videos out there to choose from.
Avatar f tn she's not losing weight... she's just not gaining quite as fast as in the past. She may be between growth spurts. Toddlers refusing textured foods is not uncommon. We see posts about that all the time. In some cases, it turns out to be feeding issues but for most o fthe kids it's just developmental and within a few months they start eating much more. Is your pediatrician concerned? What did he or she advise?
Avatar f tn I became pregnant while I was active duty in the Marine Corps and a year after my son was born, I was honorably discharged and stayed with him while going back to school. Before I had him, I would pt twice a day and I had a healthy BMI, was strong and in excellent shape. Now, I have been trying for 4 years to keep the weight off but nothing is working.
Avatar f tn less than 3 weeks after delivery, and im back at my prepregnancy weight(i gained 33lbs while preggo). im wondering how safe this is. on top of it all, i have no appetite. i take my prenatal pills, but im wondering if thats ok for the baby? he had a 2 week check up and he weighed a whole pound more from his weight when he was discharged, so im sure he's eating properly. in fact the dr mentioned that 1lb in 2 weeks may be too much gained.
Avatar f tn I had way more energy when I working at the school than I do in class with the negative people.
5739095 tn?1374690666 I hear ya! I'm trying to do my homework right now and he's going nuts in my belly. It's awesome but distracting. I keep losing the sentence I was just reading. And I'm due around Xmas when I have finals! But I know if I lose my momentum now, it'll take me way longer to finish. I already took breaks for my first child and other person reasons. I wanna get it done already! Power to the mommies going to school at the same time. It's not easy!!
Avatar f tn What to expect when you're expecting says losing weight in the 1st trimester is normal bc of morning sickness. You will just have to make up for it when you aren't sick anymore. If you can't keep anything down, you may need to see your dr incase you become dehydrated.
Avatar f tn , graduating that way and going on to nursing school. I did miss a senior graduation, but got to enjoy my graduation from nursing school shortly before I turned 18! When I asked to be tested for mast cell activation disorder, an internist told me the treatment for it would just aggravate my P.O.T.S., therefore, she saw no point in ordering the test. Since I no longer seem to be having the heated red knees and feet symptom now-a-days, I wonder if I didn't have it anyway.
Avatar f tn However, my mom had bmy brother and after that went to nursing school at one of the most competitive schools in the country. She graduated on time with honors and student body president. She did it with the help of her family, who watched the baby while she went to school and she lived with her mom and did not work during that time. It was a super tough 4 years, but she finished it and it really paid off for her! My sister had her first baby in high school, followed by 3 more over her twenties.
5147790 tn?1364304489 t that hypothyroidism, insulin resistance or PCOS, all of which can cause weight gain and/or make losing next to impossible. Good luck and keep posting.
Avatar f tn Dear Need Help losing Weight, Did you MD advise you to lose 53 pounds? Are you at risk? If this is a personal decision based on appearance, the first thing to do is analyze your food intake. You said you're busy with college. Does that mean you eat hamburgers & French fries ? Buy a bag of apples. Throw 3 or 4 in your backpack. They are better for you, but remember all food has calories. Each large apple has about 100 calories.
Avatar f tn My baby is a week old and i want to start loosing weight while breastfeeding, but without any prejudice for my baby. Any tips??
Avatar f tn She was fed hay and 16% feed while pregnant and still began to lose her own weight. The baby was born very fat and healthy, now 5 months later, the baby continues to be a chubby one, but the Mama has gone down severely. Her hips and ribs are showing. We are feeding her a 14% feed mix twice a day along with hay and rye grass. She started falling about a week ago and requires help getting up with a tractor and straps.
Avatar n tn s keeping you from losing weight. By eating regular meals, you can better incorporate a mix of vegetables, protein, whole grains and healthy fats into your diet. Snacking, typically, ends up being fruit, candy bars, crackers, sandwiches, chips and all the things that aren't so good for you and tend to make you, either, gain or hold onto weight.
Avatar n tn Would never do it again. My mom worked in a pharmacy most of her life and I was a tech in high school and college, so I'm very picky about where I buy anything from and am very picky about sterile technique.