I need help! I'm so glad to have found this thread -- it's motivating, and I need it!
I gained 70 lbs with my first pregnancy and it took 4 years to get back down to 153, which was about 10 lbs more than my pre-pregnancy weight.
Then I got pregnant again and gained 70 lbs again. Ugh!
Pre-pregnancy: 153, size 10/12 (big hips)
Highest pregnancy weight: 217
Current weight @ 7 weeks post partum: 185, size 16 (those 32 lbs came off pretty much immediately...I wish the rest would be so easy!)
Goal weight: Ultimately 135, but I'd be happy just getting down to 150-ish to start with. I'd love to get into a size 8
I'm really frustrated because I crave baked goods and sugar constantly! I want bread and cake and donuts and cookies! For the most part I'm able to do pretty
well in dealing with the cravings, but then I'll let myself have something and I go way overboard. And then I feel horrible about myself. I try to eat lots of fruits
and veggies instead of what I'm craving, but they just seem so unsatisfying.
Also, I'm finding it impossible to get any work-outs in. I'm essentially a single mom due to my husband's work/travel schedule, and I have no friends or family to
help me, besides my brother who works full time. I have a 4.5 year old and this 7 week old. I'm sure my brother would help me out but I don't know how I can leave
the baby for more than 10 minutes, it seems like she constantly needs me. I'm really hoping that in the next few weeks we'll have more of a routine down and
I'll be able to pump and leave the baby with my brother while I go to the gym and take the 4.5 year old to the childcare there.
I wish I could do some exercise at home but we live with my father-in-law (he is not an option for childcare AT ALL) and I don't feel comfortable doing anything there.
Blah. So it all basically comes down to being able to leave the baby for long enough to go to the gym. I hope we get to that point soon! I really do not want it to take
4 years again to lose the weight. I was so miserable.
Glad to know I'm not alone in working on losing the baby weight! Good luck ladies!