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View Poll Results: Extended Nursers (past 12 months) Have you lost weight? How much? Or Not?
Yes, I've lost 10 lbs or less 13 15.29%
Yes, I've lost between 10-20 lbs 13 15.29%
Yes, I've lost over 20-35 lbs or more (melting away) 19 22.35%
No, I'm the same pre-pregnancy weight 14 16.47%
No, I am heavier than I was before pregnant 26 30.59%
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#31 of 39 Old 11-26-2003, 05:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am having a lot of difficulty losing weight while BFing. My son is almost 23 mos old now.

I was 140 prepreg then 200 at delivery. I had gained the same amount with my 1st son and was back to 140 by 6 mos (only BFed for 3 mos though).

Now I'm stuck at 170 and have been for MONTHS. I started regular walking when he was 6 weeks old, now walk with my 30 lb son in the backpack a couple of times a week, do my errands on foot, ride my road bike with and without trailer, and still I can't seem to lose anything. It's so unbelievably frustrating!!

I even tried WW and quit because I was following the plan and the leader intimated that I was lying to her because I wasn't losing any weight!

This is an extremely emotional issue for me. I feel like I'd be so much more fit without the extra weight, but nothing is working. I can only hope and pray that some weight will come off when my son weans someday.
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I feel sorry for you!! I know that feeling. Being overweight for 10 years felt bad.. healthwise and comfortwise..

I have a friend that was dieting after having a baby/breastfeeding and was actually gaining weight. She found out that she had a thyroid problem and that is the reason why. She had her thyroid checked before having a baby and it was fine. She never had a problem with her thyroid until after she had her baby.
It's just a thought that maybe you should get that tested if you haven't already..:

Good Luck!!!!!!
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my MIL has been jealous of my weight loss. She said she never could lose weight after the birth of her babies, even though she was bfing. She was told that it was because she was in her 30's. That women's metabolism changes in their 30's making it harder to lose weight.

Did you have your first in your 20's and your second in your 30's?
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I've just been kinda riding it out until he weans, then I can take "drastic measures" if I have to. I could have the thyroid checked I guess.

My 1st was born when I was 22 and I was 29 when my 2nd was born. With the extra weight baggage I feel about 55.
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I definitely noticed a difference since dd weaned recently. I had gotten down below pre-pregnancy weight without paying much attention to it, then she started to wean and whoa there came the pounds.

Starting to exercise more to make up for things, not too concerned. But definitely another benefit to breastfeeding! (In my case, anyway.)
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I was normal weight when I got pg. Gained about 40 lbs. while pg and lost almost all of it within a few months. (I figured the last 5 lbs might stick around until ds weaned -- no problem.)

My ds is 17 months now and I stayed very stable until recently. : It must be because I bought 3 pairs of new jeans this summer! :LOL (They're getting tight! ) DS has been nursing 4 or 5 times a day for several months now -- no change there. The only thing I can think of that has changed is that I have encorporated dairy foods back into my diet. DS was sensitive to them as a baby, and I cut them out entirely. Late in his first year, I began to allow myself a little dairy here and there, and now he has no problem at all, so I don't restrict myself. I don't feel like I over do it, but I guess it doesn't take much!

What I *really* need to do is exercise more, but with a 1 1/2 year old and a 3 1/2 year old, I just don't seem to be able to find the time! Oh well, that's another thread!

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I lost 25 pounds during my first trimester, I was just so nauseous(sp?) I gained 30 pounds after the first trimester, then lost 10 at the birth ...then, here I am 18 months later and back to my pre-pregnancy weight...still BF. I just can't say no to that cinnamon roll calling my name in the kitchen... .
Well, I have given myself permission to eat whatever I want throught the christmas holidays and then...the weight is coming off.
Yeah, right!
I guess I should write a book...Jennifer's All-Pregnancy-Diet...
Perhaps I should just stay pregnant all the time...
I would LOVE that!
DH would have to get a better job though...
Ahh-I hear that cinnamon roll calling now....
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I gained 60 pounds and lost all except about 8-10 pounds by the time dd was 12 months. But, I've been trying to lose those 8-10 pounds since then! They just won't budge. I actively work out (3-4x a week) and I watch what I eat. Even when I don't work out and don't watch what I eat, the weight is the same. I think I've concluded that my body is just not ready to give up the fat until I totally stop nursing. Those pesky pounds are driving me nuts, but dd, 23 months, loves nursing so much that I'm reluctant to cut her off completely, even though I've limited it.

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