Not sure! I will pm you my full name so you can add me on FB if you want and do it that way.
Alissa I tried to add you using fb but it didn't come up that you had an acct. did you maybe use different emails for fb and mfp? Pm your email and I will add you that way haha
I know Elizabeth is busy but can we get a thread on the top for those of us doing this?
Alissa - I had to send you an invite, too. Didn't come up that you're a current user..
Aimee - my user name is italianimport78. Wanna friend me?
ETA - Ok so losing 1 lb a week has me at about 1450 calories.. I'm supposed to be taking in at least 1800 for breastfeeding.. How's that work?
Adriana how do you add with just the username? I couldn't figure it out lol. Need either Facebook or email. Also I thought someone told me that there was a way to program it if breast feeding... I will look into that more but if you do over the cals but lose weight during the time you will see it on the progress chart so I would shoot for the 1800 knowing why you are doing it
Ok so the only way that I can figure out how to add is through Facebook. Otherwise it comes up as invite them using email but I think it then just follows the person. I just sent an email invite to Alissa so we can see that way.
Adriana I went to the help section and typed in breastfeeding and it says there is no way right now to do that since every women's caloric intake is different but if you have an amt that the doc etc gave you it goes through how to change the amt of calories.
Ok, after a lot of fooling around I am finally friends with Aimee and Adriana. Woohoo girls! Lets kick butt! As for breastfeeding, I read that it burns around 500 calories a day, so I just added an exercise called breastfeeding that counts as 500 calories and log it every day so I can add those calories back into my net calorie counter.
Jess- just join us when you can, when your doc clears you. I think you are supposed to wait about 6 weeks to start working out after a vaginal delivery, and I bet it's even longer for a c section, so ask your midwife when you'll be ok to start.
Nidia - I love it too! If you are going to start running, that's definitely the way to do it.
Speaking of, I did my first C25K run today and it felt awesome!!! I'm not as out of shape as I thought because it wasn't nearly as hard as I remember it being when I started after T was born. It just felt really good. I'm psyched!
Alissa when I lost my weight after DD and I used myfitnesspal I would log my exercise but I did not eat the extra calories. I always tried to keep my food around 1200 and then when I got closer to a lower weight I would eat a little more because I started to plateau. At first I was eating the added calories and I was not losing weight that way. If I went over a little in a workout day it didn't matter but overall I tried to stay around 1200 and had huge success.
My c section is 6 weeks for working out which is this Friday. I did light working out up until now but not really tracking the exercise. I was cleaning some of my attic today and was sweating like crazy so prob had some exercise lol
I have to eat back my exercise calories or else I'm just miserable. When I'm not breastfeeding and trying to drop some weight, I eat about 1800 calories a day and make sure to get plenty of exercise which usually leaves a net calorie intake of around 1300-1500. I wouldn't want to go much lower than that tbh. I'm too big of a wimp to do serious calorie reductions.