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7/16/15 12:54 P

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Oh gosh...that is how I found out I was expecting #2! I was kicking butt with exercise and loosing weight for months and then one day I was doing the same old thing and I felt really dizzy. I knew something was up with that so I POAS and found out I was expecting, just barely, but still complete surprise. I hadn't gotten my period back yet due to breastfeeding so that wasn't late. It took 5 years of trying to conceive so randomly getting pregnant on our own just wasn't on my radar.... just putting it out there.

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6/26/14 11:10 A

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I felt dizzy and faint/fainted during both my pregnancies and found out my iron was low. Maybe try adding more greens and lean red meat

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ERHARMON's Photo ERHARMON Posts: 36
4/26/14 8:47 P

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So personally I feel hungry when I am bored. ...so saying eat when you are hungry isn't always true for me! But I have a 2 year old and a 5 month old and am rarely bored! I find my body tells me when I need to eat! Listen to your body! Following numbers on a chart doesn't always work. I'd recommend really looking at what you are eating because not getting enough food can mess with what type of milk you produce. You want lots of fat for brain development! Any way, I'm rambling! I'd check your diet first, rest is so hard to come by but try to rest some....and of course allergies can make you dizzy too!

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LKISINSATIABLE's Photo LKISINSATIABLE Posts: 393
4/16/14 11:37 A

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She'll be 6 months next week. I think I'm just not tracking my calorie burn accurately and, consequently, not eating enough. I've been using the Sparkpeople run/walk intervals under 6 mph, but I remember when I used to use a heart rate monitor, I burned way more calories than Sparkpeople estimated, probably because 6 mph is a SPRINT for me and 4.5 mph is a jog. I had an english muffin with some protein peanut butter on it and felt better within about 15 minutes.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
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4/16/14 2:46 A

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How old is your baby?

If you are dizzy, I would suggest taking two rest days (don't exercise & take naps, watch movies, chill on the couch as much as possible) and seeing if you feel better. If its exhaustion, you'll feel better. If you are still dizzy, then I think you are right: you need to eat more.

I have days that I need to eat more than the calories and days that the calories are okay. ESPECIALLY when my 6 month old is teething or reverse-cycling I need more.

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4/14/14 2:40 P

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I've been entering in my breastfeeding as 400 calories a day into my fitness tracker and following the calorie guidelines, but I've been feeling dizzy lately. Is this a sign I'm not getting enough calories or is this just me being exhausted because I have a five month old? I have been pumping around 8 oz a day at the office and nursing at home, and my baby has reverse cycled (feeds more in the evening/during the night). I am taking prenatals.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
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