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How do you have energy to care for your kids?


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#1 ♥mimi♥

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:45 PM

I have 2 boys, 2 and 8 months. I'm slipping and slipping with my recovery and I just want to know that if I get in too deep, I won't be a shitty parent that can't keep up with them :(
I was thinking if it's totally unavoidable to slip up - which of course I'm doing my best NOT to do, but I don't need more reasons to beat myself up about it - that I should take some kind of vitamins to keep up my energy. How do you guys do it? If you take vitamins, what kinds do you take? Do you feel like you actually have the patience to deal with your little ones? Thanks. ♡♡

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:36 PM

Hey boo. So I went back n forth with my recovery too and it was tough while my daughter was growing up. Energy drinks helped a lot and honestly on the days I didn’t have any energy, I started movie days. Fun kids movies and snacks for them. Don’t be afraid to have down days. Kids love their mama and they’re gonna remember that you were there for them and how much you tried. Don’t give up hope. You’re doing amazing as a mom even when you don’t feel that way


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:56 PM

Hey boo. So I went back n forth with my recovery too and it was tough while my daughter was growing up. Energy drinks helped a lot and honestly on the days I didn’t have any energy, I started movie days. Fun kids movies and snacks for them. Don’t be afraid to have down days. Kids love their mama and they’re gonna remember that you were there for them and how much you tried. Don’t give up hope. You’re doing amazing as a mom even when you don’t feel that way


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Thank you so much. I do like to have movie days! Energy drinks are a great idea. ♡♡

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SW: 200.2lbs 

CW: 179.8lbs

GW1: 175lbs

GW2: 150lbs

GW3: 135lbs

UGW: ???


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:47 AM

I agree with the energy drinks and I take a vitamin from GNC I think it is called women’s energy and metabolism. It has helped a lot with energy. I have two boys that are 3(almost 4) and 2... so I can’t let me energy get too low. Haha
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Posted 14 October 2019 - 04:08 PM

If you can at all afford extra care cos diet a night nurse or nanny. That’s the only way I function, even with help from my SAH husband.
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Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:16 AM

I have 2 boys, 2 and 8 months. I'm slipping and slipping with my recovery and I just want to know that if I get in too deep, I won't be a shitty parent that can't keep up with them :(
I was thinking if it's totally unavoidable to slip up - which of course I'm doing my best NOT to do, but I don't need more reasons to beat myself up about it - that I should take some kind of vitamins to keep up my energy. How do you guys do it? If you take vitamins, what kinds do you take? Do you feel like you actually have the patience to deal with your little ones? Thanks. ♡♡

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I take B vitamins, a multi vitamin, Iron and 5-HTP.......I also drink TONS of coffee! I get my patience once ive had my 5HTP. Also.....if i think about the fact that my child never asked to be here, it really motivates me to get up an be better even if i dont have the energy. It also helps to have my fiances help, we have a rule that if one of us is really struggling, we tell the other, and the other will pick up the slack.

hope this helps a bit!


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Posted 10 May 2020 - 10:35 PM

energy is a big one for me, its hard, some good suggestions though.  



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Posted 16 June 2020 - 03:32 AM

This is what keeps me going when it comes to eating enough to not hit bottom again. If I restrict to more than a slight deficit, I just can’t pull off the good mom thing very well. I’m not as fun, I lose my temper, I use technology as a babysitter far too often... which is why I know I have to eat enough. I only have partial custody and when I don’t have her I’m a lot more likely to not eat much or to overdo the exercise, but I really fight to stay fueled enough to be super-mom when she’s here!
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Posted 20 June 2020 - 04:50 PM

It’s so rough. I feel like I can’t offer much advice because I’m in like a pit of despair rn and my energy and mental health are just not great. But I think you’ve gotten a lot of good advice so far. And I hope things work out for you, that’s all!

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 05:54 PM

I struggle with energy and recovery, myself, so this is helpful! I've gotten to a point where energy drinks and caffeine don't stop my tiredness, so I think I have to hydrate a lot more and look at my sleep and exercise schedule for where to get more energy.


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 11:42 PM

hi mimi I'm a mother 2girls ages 3 and 7 both my daughters are very high energy and I notice my ristricting definately leaves me feeling low in the energy department but I try to take them out for walks or hikes which tires them and me out. I dont take vitamins and I feel like I have less patience with them so I think for them I need to try and recover more than I have before.

I am going to take the advice others are giving and hope I can recover.
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