I was always the 'skinny' girl until I got pregnant and gained 50 pounds! Prior to pregnancy I weighed 130-135, I've only dropped about 10-15 lbs and now with all the crap going on with my back I can't seem to do get down any further. I know it sounds insane, especially for people who have fought with there weight, but I don't know how to diet. I never had to, so it's strange to me! At any rate, I just bought the Windsor Pilates dvd. I'll keep you posted on my status.
I have been on the zoloft for over a year, so I doubt that is causing sudden weight gain, and I mean sudden. One week I was 129 then two weeks later 134. I know that is not a lot, but when you haven't been active that is scary. I think if I just get my lazy butt off to the workout room and atleast walk on the treadmill, I will lose it and gain my muscle mass back(I don't mind gaining weight if i know it is muscle). I just gotta do it, ya know? My dr hadn't given me any words on what I should do as far as working out etc... I should be seeing him again before we move and I will ask then. In the meantime, walking on the treadmill is a start. I appreciate all the advice given to me regarding this. I got some apples, bananas, and rice cakes to snack on. With any luck I will be able to drop the five pounds in a week ish.
I know most of you know my story and the three back surgeries in a year. (two being fusion) I also have added 20!!! pounds.
What I wanted to add is that three surgeons I had opinions with before third surgery said no treadmill it is hard on back and after surgery no way.
I would ask my doctor about the treadmill.
darn, okay, I'll ask. What about the eliptical trainer???? We have one of those too. If we have a recumbant bike that might be good as well. ONe problem I found though, the reason I look poochier is b/c of my abdomen scar. I bet that is one reason. I can't condition that right now since the muscles are still healing. I read someone said something about breathing to tone, might try that when in bed. We'll see...