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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by MonP'titBoudain View Post
Did you have a diastases recti? Because if you did (and it's much more common on subsequent pregnancies) you'll have to do special exercises to pull the abdominal muscles back together, although my understanding is it can never be healed without surgery. My mw suggested the book, "Lose Your Mummy Tummy" and showed me a couple of the exercises. It's helping pull things back together, but the book hasn't come yet so I'm a little hesitant to do things full swing without reading the directons a little more carefully.
Thanks MonP'titBoudain. I did have diastases recti. I didn't even think about that. I just did a little test that I found online and I still have a separation. I'm going to look into the book you suggested and talk to my ob about it. Thanks!
post #22 of 34
I don't have a scale, but I'll be weighed at my 6wk this Wed. I'm curious. I didn't gain anywhere but my stomach, which still is jiggly, though I can button and zip my jeans. But the muffin top is killing me, so I'm not wearing them. They're all designer 7 for all mankind though, so I miss them : I bought cheap jeans for now.
post #23 of 34
I keep meaning to do pilates -- but that would involve having some space on the floor to lie down; that's a problem. Hey, someone needs to pick up all the toys around here! And why are there 3 loads of clean laundry in my living room?
The midwife who signed my discharge papers told me "your stomach muscles are shot". Yay, lucky me. I have a separation like the grand canyon, and it is not a pretty sight.
I did find one pair of non-maternity pants that I could actually wear this week. I hope I'm like Jill and I find that a new pair of pants magically fits me every day....yeah right. Like that's gonna happen.
post #24 of 34
i'm down 20 pounds at 3 weeks post-partum and still have 10 to go. i gained more this pregnancy. i remember being slimmer faster, too, with my first pregnancy. i've got a sort of spare tire right now and i've always had a really flat stomach, so it's pretty weird. i fit in my two pairs of looser pants right now, but this tummy bulge sticks out .

DD is a huge nurser, too, and nursing DS made the weight melt off and then some. oh, and DS still nurses too, though i am limiting him somewhat because i just start to feel touched out these days!

i mainly feel really blobby because i was so inactive during the pregnancy (due to extreme nausea--and that's what kept the weight off with DS, not that i would choose 9 months of nausea vs. gaining a little more, but this time it didn't work out that way .) and i crave more intense activity--being able to use my nonexistent muscles!

we'll see where my body is at 3 months post-partum--that's when i was in a swimsuit and feeling pretty good about my body with DS.
post #25 of 34
i don't have a scale but i finally weighed myself at my 6 wk pp appt tues. i was pleasantly surprised.
i gained about 40 total and have lost 25 doing nothing but bf. i still have such a jelly belly though. i am hoping to get outside and walk more when it hopefully warms up around here. that will help.
post #26 of 34
I lost weight during my pregnancy. By the time I gave birth I was 5 lbs less than my starting weight. Now 3 weeks PP I am 36 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight. I think my metabolism sped up during pregnancy + I had m/s for a really long time. Now Im nursing around the clock so Im sure Im burning calories like crazy.

(I started out overweight and still have more to lose)
post #27 of 34
I weighed 180 the day I went into labor, and I'm at 160 now (3 weeks pp). I have about 35 pounds to go, which is frustrating b/c I worked out like crazy throughout the pregnancy AND taught pilates up until my DD. I'm pretty short (5'4"), so all the extra weight and belly flab is not flattering. I feel positively gross, and family is so camera happy these days, too.
post #28 of 34
I finally found a scale 7w pp! I gained 45 pregnancy pounds and have lost 28.5! Only 16.5 left to go... I'm confident that as soon as I start exercising I can lose most of the rest pretty easily
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by ~Katrinka~ View Post
The midwife who signed my discharge papers told me "your stomach muscles are shot". Yay, lucky me. I have a separation like the grand canyon, and it is not a pretty sight.
Check out the book "Lose your Mummy Tummy" Julie Tupler. Her exercises will help you to repair your diastasis recti (the separation), although you will have to do maintenance exercises. It's really been helping pull my stomach back in, too, even though my diastasis is pretty small. I've actually gone down 1 pant size in 1 week just from these exercises! The poundage hasn't changed, but it's nice to see a change in shape, anyway!
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by MonP'titBoudain View Post
Check out the book "Lose your Mummy Tummy" Julie Tupler. Her exercises will help you to repair your diastasis recti (the separation), although you will have to do maintenance exercises. It's really been helping pull my stomach back in, too, even though my diastasis is pretty small. I've actually gone down 1 pant size in 1 week just from these exercises! The poundage hasn't changed, but it's nice to see a change in shape, anyway!
Thanks! I checked the book out of the library and am using a waist trimmer from the drugstore as a splint. I can feel a difference and I only started YESTERDAY!
post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by jillybeans View Post
Maybe someone can answer why the scale isn't changing but my pants are fitting better and better? Seriously, the scale has stalled, but something must be happening because each week I add one more pair of pants that will fit. How depressing that I'm not dropping though. I've still got 20lbs till prepreg, and another 10 I want to lose on top of that.
It could be like when you start to work out... you can be losing fat and gaining muscle, so that the weight doesn't change, but the mass does, because muscle is leaner and takes up less volume pound for pound than fat does.


Marieke
post #32 of 34
I got sick of not knowing my weight so bought a scale. 8lb to go 'til pre-preg. Back in my stretchy jeans, but not the rigid ones yet.
post #33 of 34
I am sucking at the weight loss this time. I gained my normal 40 pounds but I am stuck at 20 pounds heaivier then before I got preg. I am 30 pounds from my goal weight. Ugh I never had problems with weight until my 30's LOL.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by nugglemama View Post
I am sucking at the weight loss this time. I gained my normal 40 pounds but I am stuck at 20 pounds heaivier then before I got preg. I am 30 pounds from my goal weight. Ugh I never had problems with weight until my 30's LOL.
OMG! i just checked out your blog and the pics are just PRECIOUS! you have a beautiful family, and you look gorgeous!
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