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MamaTiffy[38-weeks] Due August 2 (girl); 2 kids; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8737 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" she said 1200 or LESS plus the workout. you need to eat at LEAST 1200 , and that's after working out. so yes, she's starving her body"


When I say less, I mean 1100-1200, not 500ish or something crazy like that. I also take multi vitamins to make sure I'm getting all of the nutrients, and I have some protein after workouts as well.

MamaTiffy[38-weeks] Due August 2 (girl); 2 kids; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8737 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting Abby Normal:" You look awesome! I want to try Zumba but I'm so uncoordinated."


So am I, thats why I do it at home on my xbox rather than in a class full of people lol

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3757 posts
11th Jun '13

You look great!

MamaTiffy[38-weeks] Due August 2 (girl); 2 kids; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8737 posts
11th Jun '13

Thank you everyone :) been working my butt off and it's really starting to show. I had my mirena removed two weeks ago so I'm hoping that will help with losing weight as well.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103331 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting Alyssa's mommy [EBFT]:" When I say less, I mean 1100-1200, not 500ish or something crazy like that. I also take multi vitamins to make sure I'm getting all of the nutrients, and I have some protein after workouts as well."


and you're nursing? you need at least 1600 when nursing. but whatever don't listen to me or my nutritionist.

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15526 posts
11th Jun '13

Jealousy is a very ugly trait to have.
You look great OP!!

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103331 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):" Jealousy is a very ugly trait to have. You look great OP!! "

jealous of what? heaven forbid I try to help someone be healthy. trust, i'm not jealous

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1215 posts
11th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" and you're nursing? you need at least 1600 when nursing. but whatever don't listen to me or my nutritionist."</blockquote>



Actually, OP, she is definitely right here. I didn't know you were nursing. When my doc told me 1200/day I was definitely not nursing. Just be careful- because your body will rob your bones/tissue of vital nutrients for your milk and leave you with nothing for your own bones and teeth among other things. Knowing that you're nursing, you should probably consult with a dietician about your needs while nursing. You look great- but don't let the awesome results trick you into making harmful choices.

user banned 1 child; Pennsylvania 296 posts
11th Jun '13

I love those grey pants...

MamaTiffy[38-weeks] Due August 2 (girl); 2 kids; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8737 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting The Pretender:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" and you're nursing? you need at least ... [snip!] ... about your needs while nursing. You look great- but don't let the awesome results trick you into making harmful choices."


I'm not nursing, I would never be selfish enough to cut calories while providing my child nutrition. I stopped nursing in August of 2012, when my daughter was almost 2 1/2.

akmaldo 1 child; Georgia 2778 posts
11th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" you're losing weight because you're staring yourself dude."</blockquote>




Agreed. NO ONE should be eating less than 1200 calories a day.. Especially while working out. Have you ever checked your BMR before? If you put your body in starvation mode when you eat your body holds onto everything so you can't lose it.

MamaTiffy[38-weeks] Due August 2 (girl); 2 kids; Sunnyvale, CA, United States 8737 posts
12th Jun '13

My BMR (basal metabolic rate, basically amount of calories burned daily by doing nothing) is 1945, this is how much my body needs to maintain my current weight. So going from that to 1200 is not that huge of a jump and definitely not "starving" myself. I eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks, I just make wiser choices and eat low calorie foods in order to fill myself on the calories allowed.



I know I should reevaluate my calorie needs now that I've lost 20lbs but have not done so yet. I am not being unhealthy or hurting myself here. As I said before when I said less than 1200 calories its no more than ~100 less (usually I'm around 1100-1300)