As our name states, we are a healthy-lifestyle community for moms. Come here for weight loss support, diet support, accountability, log your meals, share recipes, WHATEVER you want to do! As long as it relates to the community, go for it.
This is more specifically for moms, obviously. Any age, whether you are pregnant and concerned about getting back to your pre-pregnancy weight, or are a mom of 5 kids, it doesn't matter. We don't promise that you will "get your body back" (not that it can't happen), but we do encourage healthy eating, exercise, and taking the necessary steps to get you back to where you feel good about yourself.
I'd like to be able to have a community where we all keep each other accountable, lift each other up, and help each other out. :)
*This community promotes a positive self-image. We understand that you may not feel your best, or your sexiest, but please do not post things like "I hate my _____ soo much", or "I look so fat and ugly!". Some of our members may be recovering from an eating disorder, and do not need to see that (well, even if you didn't have an ED, it's not good for anyone to read!). This includes posting pictures of stick-thin models, or other unnatural looking bodies, and declaring it your "inspiration".
*Related to the above - this is not a pro-eating disorder community. If you have an active eating disorder of any kind, please do not look to this community for help in continuing that lifestyle. You will not find it. Recovering or recovered members are welcome, though. Please be aware of anything that may be triggering to others (such as the bad-self image posts)
*Food logs, exercise logs, etc. are welcome. Please place behind a cut, though, and be specific (ie: "Today's Food and Exercise!" or whatever).
*Stories about your babies/children are welcome! Of course this is mostly a weightloss/health community, but we are all moms and *most* of us love hearing stories about other children and seeing pictures.
*Pictures are welcome! However, please place all pictures, or any lengthy posts, behind a cut as well (to save our members' friends pages!).
*Drama is NOT WELCOME HERE. There are plenty of communities for stuff like that. This is not a rating community. No name-calling, no snarking, no rudeness. Hopefully it will not be an issue, but I will deal with it as needed if it becomes one.
*Feel free to promote other communities here, as long as they relate to either weightloss (and are NOT pro-ed!), or babies, or both. If you are unsure, check with me first.
*Please post an introduction after joining, or at least not too long after joining. To prove that you have read these rules, put "I'm a healthy momma!" in the subject line (haha hokey I know). Here is an optional introduction-outline (also please place behind a cut!):
Name: Location: Age: Number of children and gender/ages (also names if you want): Breastfeeding or other:
(if applicable): Height: Current Weight: Goal Weight: Weight loss method of choice:
Anything else you want to add (pictures welcomed!!)?:
Our sister community is fit_with_baby. This community is more diet, nutrition, and just general health-centered, while hers has a more exercise and fitness focus. Same rules apply there, and all moms are welcome. We will be working together with these communities, and we look forward to helping everyone achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves (whether weight loss or other).