I'm 4 days post partum and am down almost 20 pounds. About 30 to go. Still look pregnant, unfortunately, but such a huge improvement that I feel like a new woman.
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I can fit in my pre-pregnancy wardrobe (I'm only 5 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight) but none of my pre-pregnancy clothes are very good for nursing! So I have been wearing(when i leave the house) mostly leggings and shirts that are easy to nurse in, or maternity wrap dresses that are easy to nurse in. I seriously need to work on my nursing wardrobe in a very serious way. Around the house i just wear nursing bras, a robe, sometimes pajama pants. It's high fashion. I don't own any jeans, but if I did, they would probably fit in an unflattering way. Even though my weight loss has been good, my body is differently shaped now. More... custardy.
Lol I did the robe thing a few times. DH is enjoying the boob show going on all day I'm sure. I keep catching him looking and it makes me laugh because they are just feeding devices to me. Lol. I swear they weigh like 10 pounds each.
Speaking of nursing clothes... I'm in hell with tank tops that I end up stretching down over my boob-- it's really stupid. I'm mostly in maternity pants too. Love them!
Here's a tutorial I found on you guessed it... Pinterest. It's to convert two tees into a pull up nursing shirt. Genius! It looks very promising and easy. Now if I could just find some TIME to do it...
Man, I have lost all modesty with regards to my boobs showing and regularly walk around the house with them both hanging out. My dad said it took him two days to get used to it, but he's over it now. Funny, cause He hadn't seen my boobs since before I hit puberty (in other words before I had boobs) but he saw me buck naked during the birth and is now having to cope with constantly seeing my boobs.
I was the same with my mom. And I was worried about getting them out in public, but now after just 3 weeks I don't care who sees them. I've lost all my modesty lol
I'm wearing my miraclebody jeggings today, only 1 size up from my regular size --but of course these are control top high waist stretchy pants designed to help smoosh in figure flaws. They are so much cooler than putting a shaping device around my waist under my clothes but maybe thats because I don't have my squeem yet. :)
First day I dont think i look pregnant, but definitely am looking tubby/spare-tirey. I'll take it!
I am stuck. Utterly stuck at 199 lbs, and have been for the last 10-14 days. It's like the universe heard my prayer to be under 200 lbs and said, "Well, there you go!" and took off!
I still need to lose another 23-25 pounds to be at prepregnancy weight. Exercise doesn't do a whole lot for me (other than the basic kid-chasing and walking), and I subscribe to the saying "abs are made in the kitchen." The only way I can restrict myself in the kitchen is by the tightness of my jean waistband. I look horrendous in my prepregnancy clothes (of course, 25 lbs up!) but if I wear elastic-waisted maternity pants forever, I will never lose the weight because there is no waistband tightness to remind me to say, not eat 3 cookies for breakfast. MIL has the two DDs today, so I hope DS cooperates enough that I can go to the thrift shop and buy some bigger jeans - ones that might be a bit saggy in the ass, but at least fit my waist for the time being without giving me major muffin top.
If that's true, I've only got another 9lbs to lose. I'm more concerned with how loose everything is. And I think my hips stretched, which explains not being able to pull my jeans up over my thighs and the stretch marks I have on my thighs.
This tells you how. http://www.befitmom.com/abdominal_separation.html
and nettle, that is awesome! You're now in the category of not having a diastasis! :) Mine is bigger...and has been big from previous pregnancies. I'm trying to get it healed without a splint bc the splint drives me nuts sometimes.
Gosh I'm at least 40 pounds from where I was before I started packing some extra poundage during the holidays (and getting ready to TTC and TTCing), which is kind of depressing. Oh well. But since I'm only 13 days post partum, I'm just quite happy right now that I have lost the belly and I can wear clothes without feeling like I look a few months pregnant. Certainly not slim&svelte or anything, with all these extra pounds.....but the front belly deflated balloon protrusion has finally left me and I am thrilled with that. My control top stretchy jeggings and a loose top actually kinda hides my figure flaws, whereas a week ago nothing could hide them! I guess I'm lucky to be tall-ish, as on a petite frame I could never hide so many pounds in any type of outfit. (Or at least that's what my 5'2" mom has spent my whole life telling me, that I should be thrilled to be a 'whopping' 5'7" as when I am carrying extra weight, it distributes really evenly and I can still look not overweight, whereas 10 pounds on her tiny frame has no place to hide).