Weight Management: Preschooler

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I'm Tired of Looking like I Do!

And this is not just about having a post baby body - I've been struggling with my body for years now. I do have 2 children, 4 and 1 yrs old. I'm lucky that I am naturally skinny, but certainly not naturally toned. I am tired of being flabby. I am an avid exerciser, and am so sick of having all my work at the gym go down the drain. It's my diet! I love pasta, bread, chocolate, cereal, crackers, etc - all the carb stuff. UGH. I'm not one to pig out on pizza, cake, Doritos, McDonald's, etc, but obviously what I am doing is not working...

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure Issue During Pregnancy

Okay, Mamas, have any of you had this experience? A few times now, I've been having a normal day, and my blood pressure has suddenly dropped too LOW! I get all lethargic and sweaty and feel horrible, and this morning I almost passed out. My OB/GYN has told me to keep hydrated and eat lots of salt. Well, I'm drinking fluids like crazy, and I'm now swelling up with so much salt, lol, and it's still happening. It happens at random times, so it's not when I'm getting up in the morning or standing up from sitting or anything like that. I...

Diets & Exercise

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3 Year Old Behavior...

Hello there...I am looking for new tricks to have up my sleeve when dealing with my 3 year old daughter. As of late she has taken to shrieeking when put on a time out. I also have not been able to get her to say "I'm sorry for _____" once she's out of her time out. She flat out refuses and walks away or says she "can't". She also has taken to talking or raising her voice over mine to repeat herself when told "no" in getting something. This she picked up from me due to my using it when she started repeating herself so say "noooooo" over her....


Do You Exercise?

Why or why not? If you do exercise, what do you do? If you don't...


ADHD In 3 Year Old

We have been observing our 3 year old for the last year and 1/2 for signs of...



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4 Year Old Behavior

I am wondering if any of you have experienced some of these characteristics with your 4 year old (I have a boy). He can't stand tags in his clothing, socks are too tight, pants are too tight (even though they are not.....), no long sleeve shirts (can't stand them!). Behaviors he has are: tantrums....screaming, yelling, and hitting the bedroom door...etc... when we are transitioning him from one thing to the next...and he is not happy about the next event. We also are hearing from others that he is bugging other kids who are next to him...

Trying to Gain

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Helping Toddler to Gain Weight

Recently, the doctor told me that our 19 month old is underweight. He is 22 lbs. and is barely in the 5th percentile. She told me to encourage him to gain weight. The problem is that I don't want to feed him bad stuff like french fries and cookies. Any ideas of things I can feed him that will help him gain weight, at a healthy rate, and is also made from healthy ingredients? I appreciate anything you have to offer. Thank you!


Poor Weight Gain

What am I doing wrong? At dd's 4 month well baby she was 11lbs 3 oz. (Only...

Diets & Eating Strategies

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The HCG Diet

I have been reading al lot about the new HCG diet craze. 40 pounds in 40 weeks! Sounds great. You can do it by shots or oral solution. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?


Diet for Weight Loss

I am curious to know what diet you have followed during weight loss and how...