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post #21 of 45
I gained about 30 lbs during pregnancy, lost 24 lbs in first 3 months, and have been struggling to drop those last #@*&^ 6 lbs since (DD is now 7 months). Finding time to workout is key, and oh yeah, I'm a sucker for sweets these days. Anyway, everyone is different, but I did read that BFing mamas tend to shed the extra lbs after 6 months. Good luck to all of us!
post #22 of 45
I gained 20 pounds with Alivia, and lost 35 within 2 weeks of having her.

BUT, I gained 50 with my son and NEVER lost it.

I've since gained quite a bit of weight since having Alivia, and I'm hoping to start losing more soon. I'm no longer BF, so my options are different.
post #23 of 45
Everyone is different. Some mothers may gain weight while nursing.
post #24 of 45
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by SPOpa View Post
I continued to lose weight beyond that point and got about 10 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight.
Send some of those vibes my way please
post #25 of 45
Another lucky lady here. I lost my pg weight by about 2-3 weeks postpartum, and then some more since then, w/o watching my diet. I eat lots, including cookies, chocolate and whatever is around! The same thing happened 7 years ago when I had my daughter. What's weird though is that my weight has shifted. Although I weigh less now than I did pre-pg, my behind is flatter and my tummy is flabbier. Lovely.

I really miss exercising. I love to play sports: tennis, softball, volleyball... and I like step-aerobics and NIA... and since having Eli I've only done walking and some (OK, very little) running in my neighborhood, which is very boring to me. One of these days I hope to get it together again...
post #26 of 45
I gained about 15 pounds when we got married (04) so I was bigger than I wanted to be when I got pregnant. I gained about 35 pounds during pregnancy and that was all gone by 6 weeks pp. I continued to lose about 20 pounds more between then and 6 months pp. I have been maintaining since then even though I would like to lose more but I can't complain. But I second the poster who said that her body is completely different. I am not unhappy with my weight but more like the lack of muscle from not being able to work out like I would like. But the weather is getting nice so I have been working in the yard - laying 25 bags of mulch, planting new bushes, etc. A friend of mine told me she lost the last 5 when her son weaned. Something about your body holding on to some fat for the benefit of your milk.
post #27 of 45
post #28 of 45
I lost 23 the week she was born and the other 17 have not budged. Actually I have never been able to maintain a weight so well! DD is 7 months. My diet could be better but I have a big appetite and getting to the gym is sporadic. Hopefully the good weather will help. I finally bought a few things to wear this week and don't feel like such a big frump tho so that's better!

At my recent LLL meeting we talked about it and they said it really hasn't been that long so I shouldn't worry about it. I just seem to only see skinny women with their babies.
post #29 of 45
I lose the initial 26 pounds right at birth usually. Then pounds slowly come off up to when the baby is 9 months old. Pick up the pace a little at that time. Then at around 13-14 months the pounds just melt off. I always assumed it is because the baby is using more calories being more mobile and I have been an exclusive breastfeeder since my third DD. I let the babies decide when to start eating solids and very few of those exclusively breastfed have wanted many solids before around 15-18 months.
post #30 of 45
Well of course I was about 30 lbs lighter after the baby, placenta, fluid etc was out. I have lost about 3-5 pound since them so I am not back to my pregnancy weight. I am happy though. I just imagine I will be 10 more pounds then I was before my ds was born from now on. He will be 1 next month.
post #31 of 45
Yeah, that weight losing thing is just a big fat lie by the LLL...

I gained 5o pounds during pregnancy, being vegetarian, rarely pigged out (okay, 2 or 3 times). No matter what I ate I just gained and gained and gained.

A lot of it was water, after 2 weeks I had lost 18 pounds, all water and nothing else.
Now I am stuck with the rest and it is not budging. I have a velcro-baby, poster child for high-need and sometimes he would not give me enough time to eat at all. Guess what?? I still have not lost an ounce after the water went away.:
post #32 of 45
I ate pretty darn healthy during pregnancy and worked out at least 4 days a week (walking, elliptical machine ...) and yet it seemed I was destined to gain a fair bit of pregnancy weight. I gained 45 lbs during a 41 week 1 day pregnancy. It took me 7 months (yesterday!) to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I had lost 23 lbs within 2 months and then, because I tend to load up on carbs during the winter and either gain weight or not lose weight (I've been this way for as long as I remember - it's like I'm hibernating! actually, I think it's related to SAD) I was stuck at that weight until about March. In the last 2 1/2 months I've lost the remaining 22!

I am not dieting or depriving myself - I just make sure that I'm making healthy food choices. My workouts are sporadic. I probably go for a walk with DS at least 3 times a week and I try to get on the elliptical machine at least once a week.
post #33 of 45
I'm fairly overweight anyhow, but...

By 4 weeks pp I had lost the 20 pounds I gained with my pregnancy plus another 15. I seem to be stuck now though, not dropping any more. DD is 4 months.
post #34 of 45
I lost 40 pounds over the first 4 months pp, and then joined Curves after my weightloss had slowed and lost another 40 pounds over the next 18 months. I didn't start solids till after 6 months and dd2 is still nursing at 22 months. I've got another 20-25 pounds I'd like to lose but it's getting harder now.
post #35 of 45
I gained 50 lbs with my first and lost 35 of it.

With my second, I gained 20 and I've lose 27 so far. 5 lbs in the last two months. I just started to exercise regularly, so I think that's why some of the weight is coming off.
post #36 of 45
I gained 35lbs with the pregnancy and lost all of it at the 6 month mark. After the 6 month mark I kept losing weight, at a year I'm 15lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight and it seems to have stablized. I eat healthy (most of the time) and I walk about and hour most days of the week. Walking feels like a break for me even though I'm w/ dd when I'm walking. When dd was smaller I walked with her in a carrier. It's like adding weights to a workout. I'm sure that helped with weight loss. Now that she's bigger sometimes I walk with her in the stroller, sometimes in the carrier. I'm very surprised at how easily the weight came off. In the begining I would have never thought that I'd lose the weight and I never imagined that I'd ever weigh less then I did pre-pregnancy.
post #37 of 45
I didnt lose the last of the baby weight till DD weaned at 16 months... in my experience the BFing kept on a few extra pounds, didnt help me lose at all.
post #38 of 45
All but the last 5 pounds melted off of me very fast with all of m pregnancies. The last 5 pounds dissappeared about when the baby was 6 months old except this time around. I have lost 27 pounds in 15 days which I do not recomend at all. I did not even gain that much during my pregnancy.
post #39 of 45
Both babies I mostly lost 3/4 of the pregnancy weight within 6 weeks, then around 9-10 months dramatically lost another 10-15 pounds all within like 6 weeks without doing any special diet or working out other than regular daily living activities like occasional walks with the kids. I don't eat dairy though so that is a major fat group that I don't take in. I think when my babies started to take in more solids my body was ready to let go of the "safety net" of the extra fat stores. I think the breastfeeding helps prevent to rapid weight loss because in nature, if you are too skinny you don't last. Has anyone here watched a couple seasons of "survivor"? The fat people always have more energy at the end of the day. That one girl with the artificial boobs looked rediculous because she was skin/bones/and boobs.

I have a problem with the weight loss being a reason for breastfeeding. Just one more thing "wrong" with women today. You are always too fat or too thin. Never just right!
post #40 of 45
I lost all the weight in the first month or two, but it took longer than that for my body shapr to shift back to normal and fit into my old clothes again. Now, at 1 year pp, I'm about 25 pounds below pre-pg weight, just from bfing. I eat like a pig (I just hada big lunch and I'm hungry again!), so I guess I'm lucky. My sister was the same way and gained some back after her son weaned at 2 years old.
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