I am wondering how much did you gain with twins and how long/hard was it for you to lose PP? I am almost 30w and already weigh well over what I did when I gave birth to DS1 at 42w.
I gained 45#, but I am someone who has a hard time putting on weight in pregnancy. I gained less than 20 with my singleton.
I followed Barbara Luke's guidelines and aimed for a very high protein diet and gaining 20# by 20 weeks. I'm a true believer in this approach. My twins were each bigger than my singleton, and I went past my due date in spite of early cervical shortening. If you are eating lots of high quality protein, I would not sweat the weight gain. Trust me, you burn a lot of calories breastfeeding twins!
I gained just shy of 40 lbs with my twins, and lost all of it within 3 months. Breastfeeding twins really does burn those calories - I was eating all day and losing weight, plus I was super swollen at the end and sweated off a lot of that water after the girls arrived. As long as you're eating quality food, I've heard anywhere from 35-60 lbs as a recommendation for weight gain with a twin pregnancy.
I gained 60 pounds with my twins (by 36 weeks, which is when I delivered). I dropped 20 with the delivery, 40 by the next week, and the rest by six months. (which is when the swelling went down in my feet and I started to feel a little less post-pregnant). I'm down a bit below my pre-pregnancy weight now (a year out). My twins were 6 pounds each (at a month early)
You want to gain a lot so that the babies don't have to compete for nutrients. So you can focus on healthy foods, but I would never never limit them, especially for twins. Because big babies are strong babies. It's hard on the body, but if you can be lucky enough to not have NICU time (or have less NICU time), it is awesome.
I gained 45 lbs, just 5 more than most of my singleton pregnancies. I really had a hard time putting on weight at the end, and I think I started losing in my arms and legs. I got to pre-preg fairly rapidly and then sort of plateaued. Then I discovered that a lot of my IBS symptoms were due to food intolerances, went on an elimination diet and eventually GAPS. I'm now at least 50lbs below pre-pregnancy, just discovered tonight I'm in a size 6! I'm a little in shock. I've never been below an 8 in my adult life, and that 8 was before kids. But, I wouldn't necessarily recommend losing weight my way. ;)
I'm almost 39 weeks with my twins and have just reached 55 lbs. It doesn't seem to matter what, how much, or how little I eat I've gained 2-3 lbs a weeks since weeks 20 weeks (I didn't gain anything before that). It's very frustrating looking at my scale but I'm hoping this means I have big babies in there. With my singleton I only gained 25-30 lbs and lost all of it by 1 month pp. Nursing brought me even lower than pre-pregnancy weight by 2 months pp and we'll see if it helps this time too.
80 lbs at 38 weeks. I started at below 110 lbs, so in percentage, that was high. (Dr Luke's book mentions that the underweight people should gain more than the average that she recommended.) In the very end, a lot of it was water weight though - I had so much swelling that even my knee joints puffed up and disappeared. The muscles above the collarbones were swollen.
I was paranoid about not getting enough nutrients to my babies - after watching this documentary, I was hoping for a decent birth weight.
50 lbs are gone, I'm enjoying the rest while it lasts.