Need to Lose Weight Very Fast- Please Help!!!

Updated on November 07, 2011
I.S. asks from Perry Hall, MD
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Hi there, what I am going to say I know sounds horrible and may I say, stupid but I have to. I feel discusted with myself and I feel terrible writing this thread but I need help. I had a baby a year ago. My weight when I got pregnant was 132 pounds. I am now 160 pounds. Which I know is not the end of the world and is not that bad but I have to loose around 20 pounds by April 24. We are going oversees to my parents in law. Everybody back home is very judgemental of how people look, their bodies. I know that I had to start a couple of months ago and have the time to lose the weight in a healthy way but I love cooking, I am staying home with the baby and love to eat. Now I am so disapointed in me and feel hopeless. I am considering drastically lowering my calorie intake, drinking lots of water and exercising as much as I can. I just need a little reassurance. Please tell me that this is possible, please. Thank you for any input.

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S.S.

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I understand! I am 36 with a 5 & 4 Year old. I am 5'9" and started at 130 and ended up at 160. I lost the weight over time, but I have been looking at the Medifast diet. It looks like it may work well and FAST! I am considering it to drop 10lbs fast. Medifast.com

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M.A.

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Hi I.!
YOU CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT!!! And if not, it's all about you. Don't let others dictate how you should or shouldn't look. We're all beautiful. Don't make yourself sick to please some one else. Plus your son is still young so wait until he starts moving, the weight will go away. Besides, your husband & son love you no matter what. YOU CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT.
If worse comes to worse, baggy clothes help.

Good Luck!

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G.G.

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My advice is put your son in a stroller and get outside and walk. Walk about 3 to 5 miles a day and you WILL see the weight drop off and you WILL feel GREAT!!! It is also good for your son to be outdoors. Walking is a free exercise, you can do it most anywhere. If the weather is bad you can walk at the mall. Blessings to you. Enjoy your little one. They grow so fast.

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B.F.

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Hello I.,

First of all, I want to say that you sound like a sweet person and a great mom. People should not judge you for gaining some weight because you are a busy mom. You say that it's too late to lose weight the healthy way before your trip, but I would encourage you to still do it the healthy way, even if you only end up losing 5 or 10 lbs by April 24th. Flattering, slimming clothes can also really make you appear thinner. Also, having good posture will make you look a bit thinner too. That all adds up. It might also help to make sure you look your best in other ways, such as a great haircut, makeup, clothes, jewelry. Also, remember that people might be too busy looking at your adorable son to notice your weight! Last but not least, if someone comments on your weight gain, just say "I'm busy taking care of my son" or something like that.
You CAN lose weight by drastically lowering your calorie intake and exercising like crazy but it's harmful to your body and it will probably make you feel miserable and sap you of your energy. You don't want to feel miserable on your trip. For example, I did a crash diet the month before my wedding, and guess what? On my wedding day I was tired, weak, and not much fun to be around.
I wanted to let you know that there are some great moms groups in the area. Playground Moms is a playgroup that meets at the Perry Hall Presbyterian Church every Friday (except school closings and holidays) from 10 a.m. to 11. Also, I go to a great MOPS group at White Marsh Baptist. They meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30, call the church at ###-###-#### for more info. Also, there is a chapter of the MOMS Club in Perry Hall.
I hope and pray that you have a wonderful trip and that your weight won't even be an issue! If you get a chance, let me know how it goes with the weight and the trip, or if you have a question about any of the moms groups. My email is [email protected]____.com

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I., Go see Dr. Milak in Havre de Grace! I had two babies in 16 months. I hadn't lost all of my weight from my daughter when I got pregnant with my son. With him, I had both gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, and spent some time on bedrest. I was up to 187 when I delivered. My normal is around 120 (I'm 5'2"). I got on Dr. Milak's diet plan and lost 16 lbs the first 2 weeks and I've continued to lose 3-7 each week since then. I never feel hungry because I still get to eat. It's not a cut your calorie and exercise your brain out plan. You still eat and exercise moderately, and drink a lots of water. Water is the staple of ANY diet. For me, the big thing with this diet was changing WHAT I ate, not necessarily HOW MUCH I ate. I eat a lot more protein and way less carbs. It's not the easiest plan at first because you use very little seasoning, but you get used to it pretty quick AND when you see the weight start dropping, it is well worth it. The first appt, I had some lab work done to test all my levels. Then after a month, they tested again. Everything was so much better and I feel stronger and healthier after my workouts now. He says you can expect to lose half a pound to 1 pound a day...that gives you a pretty good shot at meeting your goal by the 24th. On the plan, you get some supplements, a B12 shot, and a diet to follow. I think it was about $90 for the first two weeks and then $55 for every 2 weeks after. WELL WORTH THE COST! His office number is: ###-###-####. He is open M, W, Th from 9-12 and 3-6. Good luck to you and have a wonderful vacation! (If you decide to do the plan, please let me know how it goes for you. My regular e-mail is: [email protected]____.com.) ~L.

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S.H.

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Don't feel bad - we all worry about our appearance. Weight Watchers is good for slow, long term weight loss. For quick weight loss, try Michael Thumonds 6-week body makeover. It sells on HSN or infomercial for around $100. It is VERY restrictive, and you will cut out fat, dairy, and salt. But it does work if you follow it. You must have a lot of discipline for this program to work. Look into it. Good Luck!

S.

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M.W.

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I.,

First, I want to tell you that you are only 1 year out of giving birth - you have the right to still be carrying some of that pregnancy weight! It sounds like your first priority is taking care of that wonderful baby boy, and you couldn't be more right. You sound like a loving, caring mother - so don't be so hard on yourself!

This isn't directly about losing weight, but it sounds to me like you need to join a moms club - there are some right in the Towson area, maybe check out the Towson Times. Those groups are moms and babies/kids who get together to play and socialize. I think you need a support group so that you will realize that you are beautiful the way you are!

That said, you may also find someone from that group to walk with - there's nothing like strolling the baby to help drop off the pounds. Also, you can turn your daily childcare activities into exercise. While you are rocking Andrew, hold him in your arms and do lunges or pretend your are stair stepping. He'll love looking in your face while you lie down and raise and lower him over your head.

I'm sorry that I can't give you advice on dropping the pounds quickly. I believe weight loss should be done in a healthy way, and a severe diet wouldn't be good for you or for your son. Because you are concerned about how the inlaws are going to react, maybe you should also consider looking into some really good support underclothes. There was just a program about that on the Today show - according to them, you can get great stuff at places like Target that aren't expensive. And then go get a couple of really great outfits that drape nicely over your lovely curves. Good support and nicely fitted clothes can visually drop those pounds too.

I wish you the best of luck - and remember, you are beautiful!!
-M.

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R.S.

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I don't have an easy weight-loss idea, but I would like to warn you that if you drastically cut your calories, your body thinks that it is starving and will do everything it can to not lose fat. You will lose muscle mass first, and you will be increasingly hungry, because your body is trying to survive.

If you (SAFELY) increase your exercise, drink more water, and try to watch your calories safely, you may be able to tone up enough to change your perception of your body quickly.

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S.M.

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Dear I.,

A suggestion you might try is to try an Amylose free diet. This particular starch has some biochemical properties that block some of the body's ability to lose weight. I have personally experienced losing 30 pounds in 2 months. It was a healthy way to eat, but was a challenge.
It is something spoken about by a doctor who has studied some of the brain mechanisms and the biochemical pathways that triggers the body to lose weight.

Hope this helps.

S. M.

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R.F.

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The magic pill,you loose 10 pounds in one week if you tried everything and havent lost anyweight let me tell you i lost 80 pounds in 3 in a half months went from a size 22 to a size 11 feel great look great.people sometimes even our own family dnt know how much they hurt us by telling us we are fat and lazy that we dont even want to walk but i understand you because i been there i went to a restaurant once with my husband and people laughed at me because they had to bring me a special chair because i didnt fit in the chair email me for more info [email protected]____.com

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