Monday, November 12, 2007

Losing the baby fat

Okay,

I felt the need to blog about this because SO many women have asked how I lost my pregnancy weight.

Yes, it's true, I gained 70 pounds during my pregnancy. If you don't believe it, just check out some of the old footage on our YouTube page.

Most women are beautiful during their pregnancy -- they get this wonderful glow. Sadly, that didn't happen for me. In fact the only glow I had was from sweating (yuck).
I still don't know how I gained so much. I didn't gorge myself with everything sweet and my son, only weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces. None the less, I was out of control -- no joke I looked like the Michelin Man aka Marshmellow Man from the movie Ghostbusters.

But today I am happy to say most of my baby fat is gone! I have yoga to thank for it! Hot yoga to be specific.

I have been practicing hot yoga (also called Bikram yoga) for years. I'll admit, hot yoga isn't for everyone. The room is a blistering 102 degrees but I find the sultry environment helps in melting the pounds away. The sweating also promotes detoxification, so you'll have great skin...the cardiovascular system gets a good workout too and I have even heard that practicing yoga speeds up your metabolism!

I had to take a break while I was pregnant but I was back in the studio right after I delivered. In just three months, I lost 45 pounds!

Another weight-lost secret is nursing. Oh, and all the running around trying to keep up with house work, being a good spouse and tending to your growing bundle of joy, helps to trim that waistline too.

To all my preggo moms and those looking to shed the baby fat -- I hope this helps.

Now if I could just get my producers to take that old video off You Tube so I don't have to be reminded everyday of all the weight I gained -- the world would be a better place :)

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tips!

Anonymous said...

Lenise,
While watching your show this morning, it occured to me that you are just too nice to be reporting the ugly news you have to read. It pains me to hear it coming from you. Weird, huh?

You seem like someone that anybody's mother would immediately like.

Heather said...

Lenise,
You are such an inspiration! You were beautiful during your pregnancy as you are now! You, John and Chris are my favorite morning show(when I get to watch). I have a 4 year old daughter who just has to watch Clifford the Big Red Dog in the mornings. Just wait you'll soon find out what no TV is like! :)

Anonymous said...

whens the next baby coming?

Anonymous said...

Where is Lenise Ligon? I haven't seen her on the morning show at 5:00 for the last 2 weeks. Has she left WBTV?

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where she was too... that's how I ended up on this blog! hehehe!

Anonymous said...

http://www.charlotte.com/345/story/453141.html

Scroll all the way down to the bottom. She's gone and it was quick and quiet! Last week I thought she was maybe on vacation... but when I saw Barbara on again this morning... I knew something was up!!

Google "Lenise Ligon gone?" and you'll get several hits!

Michael said...

I emailed John Carter last week about Lenise and he told me she was gone from WBTV but was still living in Charlotte. Thats all that was said. It was sudden and she will be missed.

Life is good said...

Lenise Ligon's departure is one of the best things that has happened to WBTV in a long time. Her replacement is a wonderful fresh breathe of air for the network. Whatever the reason for her leaving, WBTV received a great blessing. I am now watching WBTV News at Noon again!

Anonymous said...

I miss Lenise in the mornings and I have never even paid attention to news anchors before. I dont even watch the station anymore without Lenise in the mornings!

circfreak01 said...

omg....i'm just a viewer...but thank sweet jesus she's gone!!

i work with personalities like linese, but have never seen one on tv news....now i know why.

she talked right over anyone...anyone!!...john or chris or whoever...loudly...cutting people off in midsentence as soon as she had something to say....i serious personality problem...she was bigger than the show....always giving the command performance.

i tuned in to watch the trainwreck a lot of mornings...as soon as susan smith filled the show immediately improved.......and barbara isn't bad either.

thank you tv gods for giving me back my john carter and chris s....

ha ha, it seemed at some point they had to just give up and let linese talk all over them.

Anonymous said...

I hate that lenise isn't on in the mornings. She made the show cheery. She was refreshing to listen too. She had such a happy spirit.

Anonymous said...

I feel that wbtv should have allowed Miss Ligon the chance to say goodbye to her veiwers. I loved tuning in in the mornings, because she was always so happy and cheerful. My son, who is 21 months old, loved her. Everytime she was on the screen he would smile at her or even go up to the t.v. and give her a big kiss!!

Anonymous said...

I, too, noticed that Lenise was gone and at first I thought that she was on vacation, but never heard her name mentioned. I don't think that Lenise was the sole issue however. I'm just tired of all the commentary being reported as news. When is John's, Lenises', or anyone else's opinion considered news. Some of the rhetoric in between the stories, gets in the way of good solid journalism. Stick to the facts!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand, when it comes down to a black anchor they do not last long with John Carter. Makes you wonder!!!!!!!!!!

The Producer said...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, which is why we let a lot of the comments on here stay.

However...this last comment is a little out of line.

I work with John on a daily basis, and know the kind of man he is. John's co-anchors are moving on to other stations - normally moving into bigger stations in bigger markets - aka bigger and better jobs.

Anonymous said...

I liked the weatherman before Chris and now they take off Lenise,with no explanation. Now I watch WSOC.

Anonymous said...

Lenise is movin to WALA fox 10 in Mobile Al as co-anchor of the evening news.

Anonymous said...

anyone else here think that Lenise had a thing for Chris Suchan? and that that may be the reason for her departure.

Anonymous said...

well it looks like she got a better opportunity. http://www.myfoxgulfcoast.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=6008734&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=5.3.1

Anonymous said...

I've always thought she had a thing for Chris Suchan. I was wondering if anyone else noticed...and at his wedding, the pictures that were shown on TV...I felt that she certainly did too!

Anonymous said...

I liked Lenise too! She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I too like Lenise Ligon and thought she and John Carter worked great together. The one I did not like was the one before Lenise, Jan Jeffcoat. Talk about a rude personality. She constantly interrupted John and was disrespectful as well. Was very happy to see her go, but really liked Lenise. I wish her well!

Anonymous said...

I was happy to see Lenise leave the show. I felt she had an obnoxious personality and goaded John Carter continuously. It became unpleasant to watch the show because of her behavior.

Anonymous said...

I think they got rid of Lenise Ligon because she had a mind of her own. They just want a puppet to sit next to John Carter to make
him look like he can do the news.
I'm sure she'll do much better.
Look at Shannon Bream, she also used to be his coanchor and now she's in Washington D.C. GO Lenise,You are sorely missed!

Anonymous said...

Lenise Ligon is now working the evening news anchor desk in the Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL Market - Foxtv10online.com.
SHE'S GREAT!! Charlotte's loss is our gain.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad she is gone - all the news about a mixed race and illegitimate baby just didn't seem to be news appropriate for prime time

Peggy said...

Hi Lenise! Thanks for sharing your own experience on how you got rid of your baby fat. Well, I agree that nursing your infant truly helps in losing pounds and it also helps women to get back to their pre pregnant weight. I also did try the Bay Area, body wrap and it was magnificent. I lost pounds and at the same time my husband noticed that my belly skin has greatly improved. Thanks again Lenise. Your story is very inspiring!

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