"I'm a baby-wearin', co-sleeping,
breastfeeding, natural childbirth giving, homeschooling, Christian "Mommy"
to 4 blessings who's been helping moms lose weight while breastfeeding,
in a healthy way, since 2002 ♥ ♥"
Our Weightloss Story w/Before &
After Photos (below)
I lost 90 pounds! Then, over 65 pounds &
again, after the third baby!
I am one
of those 'crazy' attachment-parenting, breastfeeding, Christian
moms who believes that the breast is best (even in public),
that picking up her baby when he/she cries creates trust and
doesn't spoil them. I believe in natural childbirth and no immunizations
(damage outweighs the benefits). I believe in telling the truth,
no matter how painful it can be. I believe actions speak
louder than words and that we should treat others with love.
I love, love, love co-sleeping and baby-wearing, spending 24/7
with the children the Lord blessed me with and treating them
like the gifts they are!
I am often asked how I know
my program is safe for breastfeeding moms.
In 1999, my baby sister (who, by the way, has the IQ of a genius &
must have things confirmed and researched & researched some
more lol) introduced me to some nutritional supplements (that
she researched the safety on with a world renowned physician
for her own personal use as a breastfeeding mom). I'm
a non-medicinal kind of person. By that, I mean, I would
rather walk around squinting my eyes with a headache waiting
on pressure points and the power of prayer to work before taking
so much as Tylenol, especially if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Even then, I prefer a homeopathic solution. My birth plans
were all natural, although the first didn't end up that way.
As a breastfeeding mommy of our second daughter, I had the nutritional
supplements re-approved by my 11 year practicing midwife. I
believe breastfeeding is a gift and one of the best things you
will ever do for yourself and more importantly your baby and
would never want to mess with the perfect formula that the Lord
gave us by taking any medicines. As if the research my sister,
her physician & my midwife did wasn't enough, I also researched
the supplements and found approval from the medical advisory
board overseeing the making of the nutritional supplements to
find that the supplements are simply food packaged differently
and if harmful, would carry a warning label as required by law.
Therefore, yet again, confirming that the supplements are breastfeeding
I used the supplements before
getting married without changing my eating lifestyle and lost
weight, but once I stopped the 'diet' I gained back the weight.
After the birth of our first daughter, my husband and I did
a lot of self-educating. We made some serious eating lifestyle
changes. By the grace of God, breastfeeding and the eating
lifestyle change, I lost 90 pounds.
AfterBaby.com was born just
after my first baby turned two. I was at home with her for the
1st year of her life, until I was forced to return to the working
world to earn an income in 2001. We were blessed to have family
keep her for nine months, but then I had to move her to an outside
caregiver. After three months with a caregiver, I noticed some
language that I didn't care for and she was learning things
(not bad) that I hadn't had the privilege of teaching her. My
heart ached not to be the one with my baby girl on an everyday
basis and I began praying, face-down in the carpet, crying like
a baby. lol The next day, I went in for my annual review as
a Dept Manager expecting a review & raise. The Director
was in the office with someone from corporate and they informed
me that my position with the company was dissolved. I
just lost my job!! It was an answer to my prayer the day
before, but I was freaked out! I needed that income, but
God had something else in store.
baby sister was working with breastfeeding moms and suggested
I do the same. Within two weeks AfterBaby.com was born!
I began helping a few breastfeeding moms lose weight, then a
dozen and the number just continued to grow. I truly feel
that AfterBaby.com is a gift from God - my ministry. I have
had the opportunity to make life-long friends through this ministry.
Moms call me at all hours to inquire about my program and sometimes
they get started right away or simply receive encouraging words,
prayer or even pray with me! Other moms just need an ear
to listen, someone to understand where they are coming from.
Some moms begin my program and return baby after baby and some
I never hear from again, but each are appreciated. I have
had the opportunity to work with homemakers, career moms, La
Leche League Leaders, doctors, nurses, military moms, military
wives, moms from all walks of life in the US, Canada, England
and Australia just off the top of my head. Moms that need
vegetarian programs, Kosher programs, allergen-free programs
or other needs. I am touched and blessed by all of them.
As you may understand by now, my program isn't based on
a supplement manufacturer's guidelines. My program is
based on my experience as an always hungry, breastfeeding mommy
who believes in losing weight, but not at the risk of my baby's
health. I incorporated the nutritional supplements into
the eating lifestyle changes that my husband and I made for
a healthy, breastfeeding safe program. To further explain,
I don't encourage daily calorie restrictions to hamper your
supply. Nor do I encourage weight loss stimulants for
breastfeeding moms or a 'diet' where you are trying to make
temporary, unrealistic changes that may allow you to lose weight
at first, but encourage you return to your old habits and gain
back the weight because that just makes you worse off than when
you started. I encourage a livable, realistic, eating lifestyle
change; which incorporates the foods you enjoy along with an
education to help you modify your eating lifestyle to develop
new eating habits for long-term, healthy results.
nutritional supplements I choose to use are simply food, packaged
differently. The supplements don't make you lose the weight.
They simply ensure that you and your baby are getting great
nutrition while you are making changes to your eating lifestyle.
When you are eating the right foods at the right times of the
day, your body will let go of the fat. Our goal is to
help you maintain lean muscle mass. Muscle naturally increases
your metabolism. Then your own metabolism burns off the
fat causing your body to shrink! If you speak to your
physician regarding losing weight while breastfeeding they will
tell you to eat right and exercise. 75-85% of your weight
loss has to do with what you put in your mouth & when; which
is why my program works, even without exercise. The average
weight loss per week of 3-4 pounds or 3-4 inches I quote is
what many moms experience. You may experience 2 pounds
and 2 inches. Whatever it is that you lose is what your
body is choosing to lose at a rate it chooses to lose it because
you are not taking a weight loss stimulant that forces your
body to lose weight. If you did, that would be harmful
to your baby.
Once you begin one of my programs,
I will send you everything you need to know electronically.
You will receive eating guidelines, weighing guidelines, recipes,
info of carbohydrates, protein, water and fat along with testimonials
to give you inspiration. You will also be invited to my
AfterBaby.com moms support group consisting of over 550 moms.
Choosing a program depends
first on your weight and then budget. Moms weighing 150
pounds or more may want to begin with the
AfterBaby.com 150 program
because you need more protein and that program offers extra
protein. If the program is not within your budget, simply
step down to the next program and so on.
I pray I have
answered your questions. I am not a physician, a corporation
or call center, but just one mom, who's lifetime struggle with
weight along with 9 years of experience being pregnant or breastfeeding
has turned into a resource of hope and knowledge for breastfeeding
You don't have to stop nursing
to lose weight! I am here to help and truly care. My mother
taught me that birds have wings because there's air to fly in.
Fish have gills because there's water to swim in and in our
moment of despair, we call out to God because He is there to
call out to. It made sense and when I call out, He answers!
:) I have this love for people. I feel the Lord gifted
me with this empathetic, compassionate love. I don't care if
we share the same Christian beliefs or if you lack a belief
all together. I do care if you and your baby are healthy and
happy. I believe that we are meant to have life and it
more abundantly! John 10:10
In Christ's Love,
My little children, let us
not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18 ♥
Our Weight Loss Journey
"Hi, I'm Amber..."
This photo is my then boyfriend, Robert, and I in September
My weight has always fluctuated a
few pounds, but it stayed around 180lbs. Robert
never made a fuss.
However, when he went away on business in late September
my sister, Summer,
helped me lose weight for his return. (Us ladies
always enjoy that don't we?) While he was gone,
he purposed marriage. Now, I had a wedding to prepare
BEFORE - 185lbs
My fiancé, Robert, and I in late
November 1999, the week of our wedding.
Was he happy with my weight loss?
Did I feel better about myself?
Let's just say, a little less than
ten months later, we were blessed with a bundle of joy!
AFTER - 165 lbs!
Over the holidays,
I chowed down and gained back most of what I had lost.
So, during my pregnancy, I continued my horrible habits
and ate what I wanted and did absolutely nothing - preferably
indoors with the a/c at 65 degrees (see my white skin!)
I was out of breath
just moving and found it much more enjoyable eating
(not sharing) entire batches of Nestlé's chocolate chip
cookies. He doesn't cook and I wasn't lifting
a finger, so we ate out and ordered in constantly.
In my ninth month
I was over 225 lbs.
(I know I look pregnant) I gave birth to our
baby girl, Jordan, in September 2000.
(Both of us OVER
over size 16
Jordan & I, on the left, after
I lost enough weight to wear pre-pregnancy overalls,
busting at the seams (notice what I like to call "the
Okay, please don't be
too harsh in your judgment. This is not my worst and
definitely not our best, but these photos give you an idea of
the changes you can make and proof that it works! We
didn't expect to be posting these on a website for all of the
world to see. :)
After Baby #1 -
After Baby #2 -
After Baby #3
so my husband is asking why my knee is bent in the photo after
we had our third child. I don't know! I guess it
just feels prettier. ;) Man!! I look so
old matured. :)
(Our photos must be
pretty impressive because people are stealing them from our
site and adding them to their sites as success stories to sell
their weight loss drugs! Quite flattering, but SO not
thank you for keeping us informed as you see our photos floating
about in cyberspace!
So, attorneys have gone through my site
with a fine-toothed comb! ;) Astonishingly
enough my testimonials... are real. My reviews... are
real! The bad guys got punished. All is right in
the world of AfterBaby.com)
Before over 175 pounds & After about 135
lbs pounds -- Before about 215 pounds & After
about 167 pounds
We worked really hard to cook healthy
and eat right! (he exercised for the both of us)
He told me, "I am not going to be a fat daddy" and
This is where AfterBaby.com
comes into play!
I will help you change
your eating lifestyle and drop the fat without going hungry
or taking weight loss pills that could hamper your milk supply!
We can do it TOGETHER!
I am 5' 8.5"and weighing in at 135 lbs
for the first time in my adult life in May 2002!!
Is that a little skin I see
For the first time, I am
able to wear that shirt without my overalls
to cover up an abundance of fat rolls!
Look at that tan! I
finally have energy and feel incredible!!
I have acquired the nick-name "Skinny Minnie"!
Imagine that - someone actually
thinks of me as being skinny - Wow!
I wore over size 16 once
I got out of my pregnancy clothes & ended
up having to buy a size 6 pair of Gap jeans
because my 10's were way too large!! Then
a lady at work gave me a cozy size 3 stylish
hipsters and I looked hot! ;)
trio having dinner with friends in June 2002.
We learned a lot of things about ourselves and nutrition,
which we apply to our everyday life.
I mentioned feeling
out of breath when I moved. After losing all of that weight,
I remember literally running out to the car for something and
how great it felt. (I am starting to cry thinking about
it.) It's so amazing what bonds and emotional constraints
that extra weight can put on us!
it feels to be looked at differently,
it feels not to find clothes (that I would actually want
to wear) in my size,
it feels to be paranoid about what others think when you
are starving and contemplating about getting a second or
and now... knowing
what it feels like to be healthy and not think about those things
are just a few of the reasons that I want to share our knowledge
to help moms, like you, meet your goals!
If you are serious
about improving your health -
I am here!
I breastfed our first daughter until her
second birthday and am currently breastfeeding our 2nd daughter
and our son and know the importance of it. I also know
the importance of a mother's mental and physical health, which
is why we offer breastfeeding safe, weight loss programs
using our nutritional supplements.
Our Support + Eating Lifestyle
Change + Our Nutritional Supplements = Successful, Healthy,
Diet Products + No Eating Lifestyle Change +
No Support = Unhealthy, Weight Loss & Weight Gain!
7th - 38 weeks pregnant
I weighed 206
daughter was born on 02-23-04.
my maternity jeans started falling off, I bought a pair of size
16 jeans. Shortly thereafter I was cinching up those jeans
with my husband's braided belt until he told me I needed a smaller
size! What a wonderful feeling!
I can now wear a size 8 jeans
and weigh in at 149lbs & losing!
You just don't know how elated I am to be under 150!!
We really wanted to have at least one baby of each
gender. My husband's desire to have a son was strong and my desire to
please him by giving birth to his son was even stronger, so we
asked the Lord to bless us with the opportunity to
raise another child.
weighed a little over 215 pounds.
My due date was 01/04/06 and I refused to be induced.
I still wanted to give birth naturally, with no drugs or medical intervention.
They estimated the baby's weight to be about 8 pounds and so, I was
scheduled to be induced at 42 weeks for safety.
I went into labor 2 days before
and gave birth to an 11 pound baby boy (Naturally) - Praise God!
...so, ladies, my weight
loss journey begins, yet, again...
04/04/06: Our son will be 12
weeks old in just 2 days! Boy time flies! He is weighing
in at 20 pounds (clothes on) and wearing size 9 month baby clothes -
breast milk does a body good! ;)
I stepped on the scale this morning and weigh 171,
which prompted me to try on some clothes that my 21-year-old sister-in-law
gave me. I was, undoubtedly, prepared to be depressed, but happily
surprised when I actually pulled a size 9 pair of low-rise, Unionbay
jeans up and over my thighs, zipped and buttoned them! No more
maternity jeans! I actually have a non-maternity t-shirt on with
them! Glory to God & thank you, Jesus! :)
Now, I just have to find a way to tuck in this belly
roll hanging over the top...
Am I alone or is anyone else experiencing this...
After the third baby, I have these loose belly and back fat rolls that
are hanging on. The rolls are SLOWLY getting smaller, but I just
don't remember this flabby stuff with the first two.
Hmpf - doesn't feel too sexy... why do fat
rolls on a baby = cute, but fat rolls on mommy... not-so-much
Here's to hearing success stories from you!
Much Love In Christ!
April 2007: Thank
you for your inquiries on my progress! I have lost all my baby weight
and wanted to share this photo of my big baby boy, my youngest daughter
and myself on Resurrection Sunday!
December 2007: We pray that everyone has
a wonderful 2008!
October 2008: Ladies, these babies grow
Enjoy every minute `cause, before you know it another
year has passed!
I pray for your continued success to achieve great
health with AfterBaby.com! Blessings!
January 2013: We have an answered
prayer!! Baby #4!!!
Thanks to exercise & a healthy eating lifestyle, I
was in the best shape of my life entering into this pregnancy!
It was the best pregnancy experience, yet! In addition, I had
the opportunity to give birth at home; which was also an answered
prayer & dream come true!
1 Passage John 3:16: 16"For God
so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes
in him will not perish but have eternal life.
2 Passage Romans 10:9-10: 9. That if
you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe
in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and
it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
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