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    Something I've struggled with is my weight & body image. I aimed to lose a few kg & lost more than I expected & got a rude shock when I looked in the mirror & could see my ribs in my chest.
    I'd like to be happy with my appearance & weight & think to myself I need to lose a few kg still n then I'll feel better but pics tell a different story.
    I'm 157 cm & 52.5 kg ATM but feel it should tone up and maybe gain a kg or 2.
    What are people's opinions on a healthy weight range should be for me ?
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    According to the BMI calculator you're within the healthy weight range. Honestly, if I were you I'd focus on feeling healthy and happy within yourself rather than toning up or gaining or losing anything, especially if it's something you've always struggled with.

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    Firstly congratulations you look great. I would be focusing now on just maintaining your weight and hesthly lifestyle. You are within heathly parameters now but your also.of slight height which means weight can be an issue even if you gain a few kilos makes you look bigger than are but you'd know that already. Just try keep the changrs youve already made goung and try and incorporate 30 minutes of excercise in a day for good cardiovascular function and have fun with it mix it up a bit if you have access to a pool now its getting hotter swimming is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    According to the BMI calculator you're within the healthy weight range. Honestly, if I were you I'd focus on feeling healthy and happy within yourself rather than toning up or gaining or losing anything, especially if it's something you've always struggled with.
    Yep, BMI right in the middle of the healthy range. If you feel healthy then I wouldn't give weight another thought

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    Thanks ladies I didn't exactly lose the weight all too healthy like. I get very busy with kids & forget to eat. I was 59 kg n thought yerp ill just be a bit more active & eat a bit better make sure I had my protein shake /meal replacement as I don't eat lunch & get down to 55 kg n that lasted about 2 weeks n then when I weighed my self again a month later Im 52.5kg.
    My eating habits are fairly poor I don't eat durning the day & only eat dinner & only exercise I do now is chasing around after kids also smoke & drink a lot of coffee & I'm always tired . Anemic taking what feels like a chemist very morning in meds & suppliments

    I've always struggled with my weight & appearance when I fell preg with DS I was 42 kg n put on 34 kg with him & was 63 kg when fell preg with dd & put on 7 kg.
    & always felt a lot of pressure to be skinny etc
    I still don't feel like I look any good & having lost weight nothing seems to fit right or look nice & have lost so much boob which was always my best assets & now no bra fits quiet right

    I guess I've never really accepted my mummy body I dunno if it's something a lot of others struggle with or if I'm just very vein ?

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    I look at this n can see I've made progress and pic in jan this yr was just before fell preg with bubby we lost but now just feel at such a loss with my appearance overall

    Sorry for the whinge
    Can anyone suggest any ways /ideas to improve self confidence ? Or acceptance of appearance if that makes sense ? Also healthier habits in regards to diet ?

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    Is there a time of day where you have a few minutes at all? Even after the kids are in bed? I'm a massive foodie so I don't have the problem of not eating but when I worked fulltime I did have the time issue. I used to pack lunches in the mornings, even on my days off lol. Get yourself a lunchbox and fill it with a hearty salad, sandwich, or even crackers, cream cheese, tuna, smoked salmon. Add snacks like fruit, nuts, muffins you've made. This will only take 10 minutes and if you fill it with all of the food you need in the day you just have to pick it up and eat it.

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    You look great!

    I found dancing really toned me up without putting on or losing any weight. It can help with confidence too but that may be more of a personal thing.

    As for eating healthily, make sure you eat proper meals. When I started eating better I made a rule that I wouldn't go out without breakfast even if it meant I was late. I focused on healthy snacks (fruit, nuts etc) and trying to include more vegies in my diet. They were two areas which were poor for me beforehand...have a look at what your missing out on & see where you might be able to increase/adjust these. I'm at uni mon-fri so I make sure I always pack my lunch (too expensive & unhealthy not too!) even if its just a simple sandwich & some fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Is there a time of day where you have a few minutes at all? Even after the kids are in bed? I'm a massive foodie so I don't have the problem of not eating but when I worked fulltime I did have the time issue. I used to pack lunches in the mornings, even on my days off lol. Get yourself a lunchbox and fill it with a hearty salad, sandwich, or even crackers, cream cheese, tuna, smoked salmon. Add snacks like fruit, nuts, muffins you've made. This will only take 10 minutes and if you fill it with all of the food you need in the day you just have to pick it up and eat it.

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    That's a really good idea. I have been struggling with getting dd to sleep & have been falling asleep with her but I'll try that tonight once I finally get her to sleep
    School hols & DP shift work are taking it out of me ATM & forgetting to eat is just making it worse so this lunch box idea is brilliant :-D

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    It was a saviour for me - it would have been takeaway expensive lunches for me if I didn't get up that little bit earlier to pack a lunchbox. Everyone at work used to tease me but it really helps motivate you. I used to find it easier to stick to the lunchbox simply because it was 'there' whereas I'm seriously the kind of person who could easily walk down to the shops for sushi and a chocolate bar every day!

    It is hard on your own, but just being that little bit organised beforehand can help. Hopefully if you fill it with iron-rich and vitamin C rich foods it will help with your energy levels. I feel sluggish when I go through phases of bad eating, and I also fall into the trap of feeling tired and relying on coffee - which I find makes it worse (caffeine also counteracts iron - so it would be doing you far more harm than good but it's a hard habit to overcome). Dried apricots might also help you, they're good for iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlotchedTabby View Post
    You look great!

    I found dancing really toned me up without putting on or losing any weight. It can help with confidence too but that may be more of a personal thing.

    As for eating healthily, make sure you eat proper meals. When I started eating better I made a rule that I wouldn't go out without breakfast even if it meant I was late. I focused on healthy snacks (fruit, nuts etc) and trying to include more vegies in my diet. They were two areas which were poor for me beforehand...have a look at what your missing out on & see where you might be able to increase/adjust these. I'm at uni mon-fri so I make sure I always pack my lunch (too expensive & unhealthy not too!) even if its just a simple sandwich & some fruit.

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    I'm a stay at home mum studying so packing the lunch box & sitting on bench is what I'll be doing I manage to pack DP food feed kids etc but always forget about myself.

    I think for me I need more meat in my diet which is really hard to do considering I was veg for years n only started eating meat again 4 yrs ago cause I was over needing injections n fainting.

    What's an average snack & meal portion size ? Cause when I do eat I eat lots rather than small meals & snacks


 

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