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post #21 of 31
I love Old Navy... not only for cheap non-mom clothes (in every size possible), but because they have TALLS! hooray!

As for sizing... I'm at where I was pre-pregnancy.. but I really didn't gain anything, so I didn't have anything to lose. I just have to work to not go back UP! (seriously, this crazy appetite thing is going to be the death of me!)
post #22 of 31
Yep, I was trying to say in my post that I needed to go from juniors sizes to adult sizes, but re-reading it I realize that I didn't actually make that clear at all. I suppose that's what happens when one NAKs.

Thanks for the Gap suggestion. I'll try there and Old Navy the next time I get brave enough to leave the house with the baby!
post #23 of 31
nak

haven't read all replies, but...

...someone once told me you should give yourself a year to get back to pre-pregnancy weight.
post #24 of 31
i figure i have about 45-50 lbs. to lose, and it isn't going to happen overnight. i am tired of the weight, but i am not going to do anything, except increase my physical activities and eat well. it will happen eventually, and in the meantime, i'm going to buy some clothes i like that make me feel good. 5 weeks pp is too early to stress about it.
post #25 of 31
I just got some really cute capris at Kohl's yesterday. They were in the juniors department, but they FIT! I don't know the brand, but they say "denim light" (or is it "lite"?") on the tag, which I assume is because they're a very lightweight denim - perfect for summer. They're loose and I love them, so if you have a Kohl's, maybe try there.

My hips have definitely been bigger since DD1 was born. Even after I lost all the weight, my favorite jeans would never fit again. This time they're even bigger, but I can't tell if that's all due to the extra 15 pounds or if they're stuck that way.
post #26 of 31
nak

ha! i started to GAIN weight from indulging in all my caloric desires.. i.e. cookies n chips.

possibly because i was eating 3x a nite after nursing because i was STARVing.

back to no cookies n chips but thats about all im changing.
post #27 of 31
9 months on, 9 months off. That's what I try to tell myself.

I do not diet if at all possible, I exercise. That is, I always try to eat healthy foods to nourish myself, but I do not restrict quantity. I'd rather lift weights.

This PP, I am really struggling with pelvic organ prolapse so I am not only not exercising at 7 weeks pp, I am trying to rest more than normal.
I'd rather have an extra 15 lbs than have my uterus and bladder fall out of my vagina. Sorry TMI, I just can't talk about this with anyone IRL and I am really feeling bad about it.

So, please be gentle with yourself, both emotionally AND physically. (I am reminding myself just as much as I am reminding all of you.)
post #28 of 31
I just bought the book "lose your mummy tummy" which is more about fixing diastasis (which most mamas have to some degree, apparently) than losing weight. It also talks about fixing your perineum and which exercises not to do (b/c it'll make things worse until you get stuff fixed up).

Anyway, MiaMama, your post made me think of it. I just got it (on my kindle that I got for mother's day ), so I haven't read tooo far yet, but seems useful...
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Juvysen View Post
I just bought the book "lose your mummy tummy" which is more about fixing diastasis (which most mamas have to some degree, apparently) than losing weight. It also talks about fixing your perineum and which exercises not to do (b/c it'll make things worse until you get stuff fixed up).
Jenna-I was looking at this book too. It's in my library system, just haven't picked it up yet. I have a pretty bad separation this time around. Let us know what you think!

Amy
post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by staceychev View Post
You probably know this, but just in case you don't: odd numbered sizes are "juniors" and even numbers are "misses." Junior sizes are cut slimmer, especially around the hips and bust, and are generally designed for younger women who haven't had kids yet. You may do better switching to 8s and 10s than trying to fit into an 11. (And yes, you can find cool clothes in misses sizes!)
You know, I didn't know that. Learn something new every day.

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Originally Posted by MiaMama View Post
9 months on, 9 months off. That's what I try to tell myself.)
I agree with this. Be gentle on yourself. With my first daughter, I hung on to that last 10 or 15 pounds for over a year. Then she started walking and I was chasing her and going for more walks (often with her in the mei tei on my back or front), and she stopped nursing as much, and before I knew it I was 15 pounds below my prepregnancy weight, which put me right at the bottom of my BMI. This time I'm 15 pounds up from what I started still, but that puts me at my prepregnancy weight from my first daughter, so I'm okay with it. Though for some reason I still don't fit in most of my prepregnancy pants even from DD1 even though I'm the same weight. (Must be the juniors vs misses thing or something.)
post #31 of 31

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