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Mamas Losing the Baby Weight - January

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

The babies are closing in on six months (give or take). How are the mamas doing?

 

I started the new year with a return to exercise, a return to my paleo/primal lifestyle, and in addition, participated in a 21-day sugar detox. I am happy to report that since the first of the year I am 10 pounds lighter. thumbsup.gif  This makes me within ten pounds of my realistic goal, and 15 from my pre-pregnancy weight.

 

I doubt I will lean out until I stop nursing the munchkin, so I'm ok with just another ten pounds. For now, I am thrilled for loose jeans! lol.gif

post #2 of 24

I'm not doing too much on the exercise front.  Just now discovering I have some type of prolapse.  Feel like a complete dunce that I didn't figure it out earlier.  It doesn't help that I'm a dog groomer and have been lifting some heavy dogs at work.  With diet alone, I'm down a couple pounds below my pre-PG weight so I'm ok with that.  My jeans fit ok but I still have some inches to go before they are loose by any means.  I've been doing a little abdominal work to fix the small diastasis that I have as well.  I never thought that my body would be this tore up after having a baby.  I expected the slow weight loss but not the split abdominals, chronic sore back and certainly not a prolapse.  OH well...life goes on.  I'd do it again in a nanosecond.

post #3 of 24

Ack Becky, that's terrible, I'm so sorry to hear that. 

Janie, 10 lbs?!  That's awesome! 

 

I am about 6 lbs from pre preg weight, and 9 from my pre honeymoon weight, haha.  I've also just started seriously exercising, but I only really get to when my dh gets home from work on time, which is only a couple of times per week =/   But I've started doing some dumb bell stuff at home which I can be more consistant with.

 

I'm definitely not nearly as toned as I want to be and definitely not in my regular clothes yet.  I was a 6, I've had to buy some 8s.  But when I came home from the hospital I was in a 12, so there's been progress!

post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by mamamerle View Post

The babies are closing in on six months (give or take). How are the mamas doing?

I started the new year with a return to exercise, a return to my paleo/primal lifestyle, and in addition, participated in a 21-day sugar detox. I am happy to report that since the first of the year I am 10 pounds lighter. thumbsup.gif   This makes me within ten pounds of my realistic goal, and 15 from my pre-pregnancy weight.

I doubt I will lean out until I stop nursing the munchkin, so I'm ok with just another ten pounds. For now, I am thrilled for loose jeans! lol.gif

mamamerle, congrats on the accomplishments! Why do you think that nursing will keep the last pounds on? I ask because I'm having a heckofa time with the last 10 pounds, and I've had this suspicion too. Thanks!
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

Why do you think that nursing will keep the last pounds on?


I think our bodies just do that to piss us off...

post #6 of 24

I feel the same exact way.  I'm almost so sure it will drop off once I stop nursing.

post #7 of 24

I think your body hangs onto that last 10 lbs as kind of a reserve until your baby weans. Come on body, I have more than 10 lbs of fat to spare!

post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Carlyle View Post



I think our bodies just do that to piss us off...



Which is especially irritating if your child is still nursing at 5 years old...

post #9 of 24

IDK whap happened but I put on 5lbs this week headscratch.gif.  My eating habits haven't changed but my boobs have been huge.  My husband insists that's the explination for the gain.  I'm not so sure.

 

post #10 of 24

Ugggghh...I was trying to order something online and I needed my measurements, I measured my waist and it was 31 inches.  Before I was pregnant it was 27 or 28.  BLAH irked.gif

post #11 of 24

ZUMBA baby!  Size 6 now, woohoo!  Only one more size to go before prebaby size!

post #12 of 24

Well... I quit my gym membership. :X

 

I havent gone in months anyway - they started painting the gym while I was pregnant, and was NOT going to go in there and huff a bunch of fumes. Now since M is here, I feel totally guilty not spending any of my free time with her. If I was a SAHM, I feel like I could justify having time apart, but I work so much that I genuinely want to spend as much as I can with her. It's an extra 20 minutes added to my commute home from work plus workout time and then 20 minutes home. And poor DH - who I hardly ever see anymore except in passing. As soon as the weather is warmer, it will be hiking and jogging stroller time! I love working out (yes, I genuinely love it) and miss it but I miss my baby more.

 

I'm down to a size 10 - which is still much, much smaller than I was for most of my life (as soon as I was healthy and in great shape and a size 6 apparently I became extra fertile and got pregnant?) I haven't stuck to a diet of any kind, mostly because I've had such a hard time with my appetite (again, never had that problem before!) and was just eating whatever I could stomach just to get calories in me. Now that I'm back on track and STARVING constantly I want to get on board with a diet plan. I was paleo/primal before I got pregnant, which was amazing for me, and all kinds of junk has slipped back in out of laziness and the need to stuff my face with something easy and quick. DH has baby weight he needs to lose too :P so I'm hoping we can do something together!

 

Following you ladies has been an inspiration for me. Hoping to get more exercise ideas that I can do at home in the minimum amount of time with maximum impact.

post #13 of 24

Nettles, I feel the exact same way you do about working out. I'm gone so much of the day that I feel guilty leaving DS any longer that I already do. So I keep telling myself that I'll do a workout video on Hulu or something and.... well... it hasn't happened yet.

 

Last weekend I gave in and bought 2 new pairs of pants. I only had 2 that fit me, but I kept telling myself that any day now I'd fit into my old ones. It's just not happening. :(

post #14 of 24

20lbs to go here. Same freaking 20 lbs. Dominic is over 6 months and I haven't lost anything since he was 4 weeks old. Nada. In fact I am sitting here with my jeans unbuttoned because by the end of the day they are way too uncomfortable. I own 2 skirts that have been washed into balls of cotton and 2 pairs of jeans that fit and that it is. All my shirts was way too tight and I kept telling myself that they would fit soon only I've been wearing them since Sept and it's feb now and I'm still sporting the same look. First week in April we leave for the beach for a couple weeks weeks and at this rate I am going to have to go buy "fat" shorts because I can't even get a tow in my regular ones. And a new swimsuit. 

 

 

My body hangs on to weight while nursing. I know that. I have always lost barely anything the first 6 months and then slowly lost the baby weight for the next year. This feels different. I'm not sure I am going to be able to loose anything without serious, serious commitment and I don't have the kind of time. I am really getting tired of just feeling gross all the time. 

post #15 of 24
Hugs to all you mamas struggling with the baby weight.

I'm struggling as well. I still have 25 lbs to go before I'm at prebaby weight. I gained 35 overall, and considering I gave birth to a 7.5 lb baby, I'm not too good. For me, I know Paleo is the way to go. I went Paleo for 4 days last week and lost 3-4 lbs. Went back on a "normal" diet and gained most of that weight back in a matter of days. Living with my mom is very tempting food wise. She keeps a lot of TERRIBLE convience foods on hand (like Easy Mac). I can resist this trash at the grocery store, but when I'm starving, baby needs my attentions and that stuff is right in front of my face...well, I don't have much will power. We are moving next week though and I'm hoping getting into our own house where I can control what food comes in and out will make things easier. Plus, DH will be a mile or so away from us and we will be walking (maybe even JOGGING once I get a jogging stroller) to see him most days at lunch and at night as well. I'm also thinking about taking the plunge and doing no internet at our new place. I find the internet distracts me when I could be doing other things, like..oh..working out.
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by SouthernStormy View Post

Hugs to all you mamas struggling with the baby weight.
I'm struggling as well. I still have 25 lbs to go before I'm at prebaby weight. I gained 35 overall, and considering I gave birth to a 7.5 lb baby, I'm not too good. For me, I know Paleo is the way to go. I went Paleo for 4 days last week and lost 3-4 lbs. Went back on a "normal" diet and gained most of that weight back in a matter of days. Living with my mom is very tempting food wise. She keeps a lot of TERRIBLE convience foods on hand (like Easy Mac). I can resist this trash at the grocery store, but when I'm starving, baby needs my attentions and that stuff is right in front of my face...well, I don't have much will power. We are moving next week though and I'm hoping getting into our own house where I can control what food comes in and out will make things easier. Plus, DH will be a mile or so away from us and we will be walking (maybe even JOGGING once I get a jogging stroller) to see him most days at lunch and at night as well. I'm also thinking about taking the plunge and doing no internet at our new place. I find the internet distracts me when I could be doing other things, like..oh..working out.


This is me exactly! I can only imagine how tough moving is going to be, but once you get your own space and get settled, I bet you'll feel so much better.

 

post #17 of 24

I have zero ability to resist once it is in my house. I have to be really careful about what I buy! Our lifestyle makes it difficult sometimes. I had to wait for hours last night with DD1 at dance auditions, I ran next door and got Subway for dinner but there are those nights where it is a drive through because we don't have time to get out of the car. Or I try to be really good and just eat a snack until I get home from sports practice which is usually 7pm and by then I am so hungry that I eat double what I should. 

post #18 of 24

nak - I found the 10 minute workouts on xfinity on demand and I think I'll be starting those! Theyre free and then I dont feel as bad about not spending as much time with LO since its only 10min. Sad to say how much doing one yesterday wrecked me! She was happy playing on the floor while I did a zillion air squats and lunges. Which I used to do with 40-50lb barbells...ha. Got a long way to go!

post #19 of 24


I'm also doing this a few times a week.  Along with a 2 mile run about 3-4x a week.  We're getting there, it's just taking a long time.  I guess they really mean what they say when they say "9 mos on 9 mos off". 
 

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Originally Posted by nettles View Post

nak - I found the 10 minute workouts on xfinity on demand and I think I'll be starting those! Theyre free and then I dont feel as bad about not spending as much time with LO since its only 10min. Sad to say how much doing one yesterday wrecked me! She was happy playing on the floor while I did a zillion air squats and lunges. Which I used to do with 40-50lb barbells...ha. Got a long way to go!



 

post #20 of 24

the 9 months on, 9 months off freaks me out considering i have at least 15 extra pounds i am carrying around from this baby. and we are at 6 months now..... but really, i haven't found much time to exercise and i get sooooo hungry nursing, not to mention that i am taking domperidone to bring up my milk supply, which is known to keep some of the weight lingering.....so all that considered i guess i am thankful to have just the 15 hanging on when i gained over 50# with this pregnancy.

 

i don't mind this little bit extra, it's livable for now, but i do look forward to the day when i don't have to be quite so careful about tanking my milk supply and i have an hour once a week to take a run.

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