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post #21 of 32

Thanks ladies!

I finally got up the nerve to step on the scale. I gained over 40 and now 2 weeks pp I am down 20 or so. That is all baby, that I lost. My dd was 9.1, so one wouls hope to loose more, but NO. I have gone from 2-3 pairs of pant that I fit in at the end of the pregnancy, to 1 pair of elactic, ugly shorts I fit in now. So depressing.

I would love to exercise. I would like to jog. How bad would that be 2 weeks pp?
post #22 of 32
According to my MWs, jogging would be very bad at this stage. Your pelvic floor is weak and you risk doing permanent damage, such as vaginal prolapse (where your vagina collapses on itself) and such. They don't even want me to do a lot of walking until 6 weeks pp.

I'm in the same boat as you are. Gained 45 lbs, lost 20, so it's going to take time to lose it. I just bought more summer maternity clothes to get through this stage. Not happy about it, but I also don't want to risk wrecking my body just to wear cuter clothes.
post #23 of 32
Ugh, I know. I'm actually BELOW my pre-preggo weight, and still can't wear anything after 6 weeks.
post #24 of 32
I'm bummed because I went to yet another Goodwill and couldn't find anything. It doesn't help that I really do need petite length jeans or else I have to cuff them twice. I think I'll have save up some gas money and make the ~45 minute drive to the Gap outlet.

I finally figured out why the size 14 jeans I grabbed off the rack were the right length but wouldn't come past my knees when I pulled them on . I bet (I sure hope anyway) that they were girls size 14. It seemed like they had tons of size 9 and 10 jeans (which I already have) but didn't have any size 12s or 14s, which is what I think I need for now.

I guess I could peruse the TP, I just hate that I can't try them on first.

Good luck mamas!
post #25 of 32
i just bought some "shapers" from barely there...

i never pictured myself as a girdle woman but this inner tube has got to be tamed!
post #26 of 32
i've been doing no dairy for liam to help with gas, and i gotta say, another one of my main motivations is that it helps me from eating a lot of junk that wouldn't help this weight come off, like ice cream, cheese, chips, etc.. instead i've been making salads and eating more whole grains and stuff. which i do anyway but now i don't have the convenience option. and i do feel pretty good, too.
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by EmPaige
i just bought some "shapers" from barely there...

i never pictured myself as a girdle woman but this inner tube has got to be tamed!
I hear ya. I have a Hanes Her Way shaper that fits like underpants that come all the way up to under my breasts. I wore this a lot when I went back to work just to make my clothes fit a little better. Right now it's not doing a whole lot, but it smooths things out.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to have some kind of surgery within the year. I think I can get my muscles to knit back together--there's about a 2 inch gap now--but my belly button is definetely herniated, and I'm pretty sure it was after dd1, I was just in denial. It's still sticking out and you can see it through my clothes!

The good news is my belly gets smaller every day and my really big size L Old Navy maternity jeans are now too big so I can retire them! The M pair I just bought fit but are loose so maybe those won't fit as long as I thought they would. I will be more than happy to go buy some regular jeans soon, even if they're a huge size!
post #28 of 32
Okay, I have 20 lbs to go myself and I have a question...why does everyone here say that the weight will come off after breastfeeding? Isn't breastfeeding supposed to take weight off you?
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by Hevyne
Okay, I have 20 lbs to go myself and I have a question...why does everyone here say that the weight will come off after breastfeeding? Isn't breastfeeding supposed to take weight off you?
It apparently depends on the person. Some people find that breastfeeding prevents them from losing the last 5-10 lbs. In my case it just sucked the weight off...not at an unhealthy rate or anything, but last time I gained 60 lbs and by 7 months pp I was at my prepregnancy weight.
The only thing is that you have to eat normally and drink well or it can hurt your milk supply. So you really can't diet.
post #30 of 32
"Okay, I have 20 lbs to go myself and I have a question...why does everyone here say that the weight will come off after breastfeeding? Isn't breastfeeding supposed to take weight off you?"

LIke Emily said it depends on the person. I had two friend that where back in their skinny jeans two months later. But for me unfortunately I don't lose weight from breastfeeding until the second year of breastfeeding. I actually think it is because my appetite decreases after the 1 year mark.

I have lost 20 lbs from baby and swelling. I hope to lose another 5-10 as I still have some swelling in my legs to lose which will leave me 20 over my goal weight.
post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by Hevyne
Okay, I have 20 lbs to go myself and I have a question...why does everyone here say that the weight will come off after breastfeeding? Isn't breastfeeding supposed to take weight off you?
I think BFing definately helps w/burning extra calories & taking off the initial weight. For me, it was always those last 5-10 pounds that didn't come off until I was done. :
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by ~*max*~
I think BFing definately helps w/burning extra calories & taking off the initial weight. For me, it was always those last 5-10 pounds that didn't come off until I was done. :
My last 10 lbs came off when dd dropped a few feedings and was eating more solids. My cycles also restarted about this time. BF helps shrink the uterus back to size and burns some calories, but your body may retain some extra fat just to make sure you have enough in storage should you get short on calories. I imagine this is an evolutionary trait. I've noticed, though, that I have to work hard to eat enough calories.
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