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#1 of 8 Old 01-08-2009, 01:32 AM - Thread Starter
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DS is 13 mo. Pre-DS, I was a size 10. Now I'm a size 2. I've never been this thin. I am eating. Probably not quite enough, but it's a combination of being busy and actually, my appetite is kinda down (I'm kinda depressed, I think. I'm on meds, but may need an adjustment) I am not a health nut and I don't exercise (unless you count carrying a 25 lb DS everywhere)

I'm writing this in a hurry cause DS (who is still up!) needs me but I wanted to ask if anyone else experienced losing a lot of weight because of nursing. I'm assuming this is what's going on..

I have a thyroid issue - and I just got my labs checked and I'm still Hypo, which should be meaning I'm gaining/holding onto weight, but I'm not.

I'm just wondering if this is going to level out at this point or I'm going to keep losing. I don't really want to lose any more weight. I also worry that it will have a detrimental effect on nursing (will I just stop producing?)

sorry this was so rushed, hope it made sense. thanks for any advice.
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Time to up your calories mama. Full fat ice cream, milkshakes, peanut butter, avocado. etc. I lost alot of weight after my ds was born but it evened out. I think I went about 35 lbs less that my prepregnancy weight? But some of that was extra, if you willl.
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if you are too busy to eat then you are not taking care of yourself well enough. get those meds adjusted and make sure you are giving yourself some permission to take care of yourself. Remember your DS is getting his nutrition from you so you have to be putting good nutrition into your body and a little extra of it!!

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You need to really work on your nutrition, increase the calorie and especially the fat intake. I tend to lose a lot while nursing a toddler as well if I'm not careful with my diet.

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I also have a 13 mo ds and I know what you mean. I was about 135 lbs pre-preg and am now hovering around 105 (and I am 5'6"). I have not been this thin since middle school.

I eat whatever I want all day long and that seems to be helping me at least maintain the 105, but it is tough. I have been able to maintain for about 3 months now, so I am thinking it has finally leveled off. My only advice is EAT, EAT, and EAT some more. I started preparing food the night before after ds goes to bed, even if I'll be home al day so that it is easy to grab while caring for him. Also, have lots of snacks handy and ready to go.

Hope that helps...Good luck!
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Are you still losing or has it leveled off?

I just wanted to suggest that weight #s are not as important as some people make them. How is your energy level? Strength? Sleep? Consumption of fats and nutrients? Exercise may help you to increase your appetite -- maybe try for 20 minute walks? or some yoga stretches in the house with your LO?

Having just spent a couple weeks with family and getting too many comments about my weight, I realized that they were just used to me carrying around an extra 20 or 30 pounds. I am healthy and fit.My weight loss has leveled off for about a year now so I'm not concerned but I do have to make sure I am eating enough.
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For a while I did what I called the "reverse diabetic diet".
The night before, I planned out 3 meals and 3 snacks for myself, just as I did when I had GD, but then I focused on making all 6 calorie-dense.

I think eating low-fat is so ingrained in some of us that we need to consciously work on changing that. I was a size 4 when I got pregnant, dropped briefly to a size 0 when my dd was a few months old, and have focused on staying between a 2 and 4 since then. FWIW, she is 20mo and I am not losing weight anymore--in fact, soon I will need to ease off the butter.

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Ugh I know what you mean. For a while I was in size 0. Granted, I have always been small but 93 lbs. just felt awful. No advice, just try to up the calories without a lot of sweets.

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