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How to lose your baby weight

30 May

I gained an enormous 17kgs in both of my pregnancies. Yeah, that’s a lot for someone who usually only weights 48-50kgs! After having Hannah, it took me a year to get back to 50kgs. Right now, 9 months after giving birth to Daniel, I weigh 48 kgs.

There is a brand new website called How Moms Lost Weight Fast, created by the maker of The WordPress How to Blog to inspire and inform other moms trying to lose their baby weight.

Well guess what? I’m the very first mom to be interviewed for the site! How did I lose 19 kilos so quickly after having Daniel? Read the interview to find out.

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In other news, I have been getting an enormous amount of review requests. Lots of people want me to try and blog about their product. So, I’ve created a whole new blog, A Mom’s Reviews to do just that.  I still have a few products to blog about on this blog, as I was sent them specifically for review here. After that though, all reviews will be on the new blog. Well, most. On occasion, something really good or amusing or something might come up that I will blog about here.

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Are you calling me fat?

24 Oct

Aaron: “How was your day?”

Me: “Good, how about yours?”

Aaron: “Yeah, good.  Did you do any Wii Fit today?”

Me: “What? I didn’t have enough time for that today.  What are you trying to say?  You think I need to exercise?  You think I’m fat, don’t you!?”

Aaron: “Um…I was just interested in your day.  Making conversation. Wanting to know if you used the thing you asked me to hook up for you so you could use it…. I don’t think you’re fat. I think you’re sexy.”

Me: “Whatever. You just want me to exercise because you think I’m fat!”

Aaron (flustered): “That’s not what I said at all.”

Aaron and I have those conversations a lot.  Probably because I still have 5.5kgs of baby weight to lose (not bad considering I gained 17kgs whilst pregnant with Daniel.  And Hannah. But I lost the Hannah weight before getting pregnant with Daniel.  In case you were wondering.  And 17kgs is a lot for someone who is five foot two and normally weighs 50kgs.  Anyway, that is so not the point of this post…), and I am paranoid and self-conscious.

And then I read a pre-production copy (yes, I do feel very special!!) of Christina Steinorth’s   Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships. 

Cue Card: Do not ascribe your own interpretation to what someone is telling you (there is more information following that headline, but I don’t want to give everything away!!).

Sigh.  I do that all the time.  Aaron always tells me that’s not what he meant when I think he’s calling me fat after merely asking me a thoughtful question about my day.  But I didn’t believe him.  In my mind, anyone who asks me if I’m going to go to the gym, or for a walk, etc., is certainly calling me fat.  Now I actually believe him.  There are no hidden messages in his questions and conversations, it’s just my interpretation.

Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful tips for Better Relationships is not a book you have to read cover to cover (though you easily can because it’s interesting, and reading a little bit makes you thirst for more).  There are sections for each type of relationship in your life.  Love (your spouse or significant other), in-laws (that one can be very useful for a lot of people!), family, teenagers, events…  It’s all there.  Cue cards are pieces of information that you can immediately apply to help make your relationship problems more manageable; to help you get them under control before they reach crisis point.  Or, to just make interactions much better.  It’s like an encyclopedia of helpful relationship information.  Simple things you can do (or in some cases, not do) to better all the relationships you have in your life, from acquaintances to spouses and everything in between.

I really think this book would be helpful to anyone and everyone.  After all, no one is perfect, so no one has the perfect relationship.  To pre-order your copy, click here

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26 weeks

30 Mar

Pregnancy: 26 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain: 9 Kilos (19.8 pounds) AARRGGHH!!!

I’ve decided to put the total weight gain in my posts as I think it helps all of you who are overseas to keep up with the development of our pregnancy. Of course, looking at the number, especially in pounds, is a little bit scary. The other day I tried to put on my only pair of shorts (apart from the house only kind) and horrifyingly couldn’t get them past my bum. I’m going to tell myself it is because my bump is quite low and adds circumference to the lower area, but I deep down, I know that my butt has expanded a bit. According to all of the pregnancy books, this is quite normal, and will go away after birth (it better). I know 9 kilos seems like a lot of weight gain, but I certainly don’t think I look like I’ve gained that much. It also helps that people keep telling me that from behind they can’t tell I’m pregnant at all (keep the compliments coming!). According to the baby books and websites, you are supposed to gain 11.5-16 kilos (25-35 pounds) during pregnancy, gaining a pound a week every week after your first trimester. If this holds true for me, I should top out at about 15 kilos (33.8 pounds), which is in the normal range. Of course, according to all the books I’m always classed as “underweight” which means I should gain 28-40 pounds during pregnancy. That makes me feel a little better…. I would feel a lot better if my thighs didn’t rub together when I walk, didn’t feel like I was waddling, and didn’t make involuntary noises when getting up. But, we’ll let that slide. After all, I am growing a human being.

Yesterday I bit the bullet and bought giant panties to accommodate my growing bum. Really, they are only one size bigger then I usually wear, so that’s not so bad. I’ve also discovered that the top of my bump makes a nice little table for putting a cup on. Granted I have to lean back a little bit for this to work, but I normally don’t sit bolt upright anyway (note to self: must teach Mushi good posture). I’ll have to get Aaron to take a photo of my belly table to put on here.

Now that I’m quite obviously pregnant, strangers, contractors at work, the person I’m buying a train ticket from, anyone really, will ask me when I’m due, or how long I have to go. I do find it entertaining when men ask though. There is that tiny bit of time between them asking, and me answering when I can see a look of sheer terror in their eyes, wondering for just a second if they have just asked someone who is not pregnant when her baby is due (something, which it seems, all men are terrified of doing). Then I tell them and can see the relief in their face. One of these days I will give them a funny look and then say I’m not pregnant, just to freak them out.

We are still continuing our quest for a different apartment to rent. We were actually approved for 2 last week, but they both wanted us to move in asap, and our lease doesn’t end until 9 May. We didn’t really want to pay for 2 apartments for a month as that is rather expensive, so we said no. We had a look at one that we really like on the weekend. Hopefully we will be apporved for it and they won’t mind us moving in early May.

Aaron and I have also started a new project: Sheri’s World. Right now it’s just board game reviews (video, not just type) by me, and taped by Aaron, but later I want to do baby stuff and maybe some wii games as well. We made our first one last night, which was really fun. I’ll put a link on here when we put it on You Tube. There are a number of other people who do board game reviews, but no other girls, so I think it will be interesting to a number of (nerdy) people (we kind of had in mind that the board game geeks would use it to show their girlfriends to get them into board games, but it’s also good for anyone who likes board games, or those who want to get into board games). Even if no one watches it, we had a lot of fun making it, and will continue to make new episodes.

That’s all for now, I will write again next week.

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