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#1 of 62 Old 08-29-2007, 12:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Turns out I gained a total of - eeek! - 56 lbs this pregnancy! I've lost 25.5 lbs so far, leaving me with 30.5. I gained 40 lbs with ds1 and had lost it all by 5 weeks postpartum. Eh, not happening this time, even with tandem nursing.

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We're in the same boat. I gained 46 and have 30 to go! I joined Weight Watchers nursing moms program and lost 5 in the first week. So, I'm optimistic. Last time, it took me a year to get all of the weight off. I am NOT going to do that again. I can't afford the transition clothes. Well, it's more like I refuse to buy them. I'll dig through storage for my fat girl clothes (pardon the expression) before I spend any money on a bigger size.

Let's hope tandem nursing does help. I've got that going on as well!
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For the twins, I gained about 45 and had to work hard to get that much. I've lost 20 and don't really care about losing it right now. I need all of those slim fat stores to help produce breastmilk for 2!

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I gained 24, but I started out about 30 pounds overweight with this pregnancy. I've lost about 20 of it (hard to tell w/BF). I was able to wear my prepregnancy jeans today! (I'm 5 weeks postpartum).

I may have to join WW too. I've done it in the past. & next week I'll probably get the go ahead to DTD and exercise, so hopefully everything will keep coming off.
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I gained 29 with twins and like MamaRabbit that was hard gained weight! I'm down 38 lbs at 2 weeks postpartum. Back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. I'm still 10 lbs above where I was when I got pregnant in 2005, and 15 lbs above where I'd like to be 'ideally'. So...that leaves me 25 lbs to lose before Spring when we TTC our own little bundle!

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I gained 24kg something like that, I think that's like 50lbs!!! That's heaps!
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back to pre-preg jeans? pls! i haven't even stepped on the scale. : i promise to report back when i do. we're all in this together, right?
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I gained 32 pounds. So far I've lost 21. I think that sounds great and I keep telling myself not to worry but I do. I can wear a few jeans (the stretchier ones with bigger waist) but none of my shorts or capri pants. I also can't wear many shirts but that's because of these boobs! Yikes.
Anyway I am worried that the last bit of weight will be more difficult
I hope to be into ALL my clothes by the time I go back to work (Nov 5).
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I'm already below my pre-pregnancy weight, but I can't fit into any of my pants yet. My tummy is still so big and flabby from having a csection that it is going to be a while. I can wear all of my pre-pregnancy shirts though.
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I gained 28lbs and have about 14lbs to lose. I haven't tried on any prepregnancy pants/shorts yet because I'm too lazy to dig them out. I can fit my old shirts though, but now I look HOT because I have big boobs!

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I stopped looking when they'd weigh me at my prenatal visits after I topped 150lbs. so I'm not sure how much I gained total. I also haven't weighed myself since I gave birth... but that was only 5 days ago. I'll check it out soon enough I guess. For now I look like a barrel with stick arms and legs.
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I gained 32 and have lost 25 of them so far (3 weeks PP).
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I gained around 50 and have lost 40 so far. I was surprised I've lost so much! I can almost fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes! Of course, I wasn't at my ideal weight pre-pregnancy, so I'd like to lose another 20-30 pounds but that'll come later.

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I'VE LOST ANOTHER 5LBS!!!!
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I am 3 weeks PP, and I am now 134lbs.

Pre-pregnancy I was 117. At the end of pregnancy I was 167.

My arms and legs and face seemed to return to their normal size within a few days of the birth. My belly is lingering.

I expect to end up a few lbs heavier than I started simply due to the increase in breasts. They are MUCH bigger.

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I don't know what I weighed at the end I stopped weighing myself. I started at 215 and the last time I weighed myself I was 240. Yesterday I was 222. So baby weight only 7 lbs but overall weight is a different story
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I'm already below my pre-pregnancy weight, but I can't fit into any of my pants yet. My tummy is still so big and flabby from having a csection that it is going to be a while. I can wear all of my pre-pregnancy shirts though.
With DD even when I got below my PP weight my clothes never fit the same. It is worse this time with Quinlan. I am definitly a deflated balloon.
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I gained 9, I'm down 20. I was back in pre-preg pants at 1 week pp.

But I started out really fat
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I have about 20 pounds to get to my prepregnancy weight, but am on ww, and lost 11 pounds last week, I know a lot of that was water weight because my swelling is gone, but I have about 125 or more to loose altogether, so, I am in it for the long haul....

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I have no idea what I weighed when I got pregnant. Add in my standard first trimester loss and my total gain is a guess. From what I can figure out though I gained 25-30 and have 10-15 to go. I'm 1 week pp.

ETA: 5 weeks pp and only have 5 to go...ideally I'd like 10.

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mamamoo: 11 lbs! holy kamoly! go you! congrats also to walden's mama!

i finally worked up the nerve to step on the scale today and was shocked to see that I am only 3 lbs. above my pre-pregnancy weight: I made DH check the scale because I didn't believe it. I am not sure I am the same SHAPE though. And note that I got pregnant at my highest weight ever. Still, I am pretty darn pleased with myself. I am 2 weeks post-partum and I haven't been restricting calories at all -- in fact, I am keeping up that daily ice cream habit. :
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starting weight 215
delivery day 208
today 195
still want to loose another 20lbs to get to my before children weight. i cant wait to start being more physically active. to tired right now!
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I got pregnant at my highest weight ever too, 117lbs.

I am now 17 lbs higher than that.

I figure i lost some muscle mass during pregnancy from being less active, but I also gained some because of having to carry around 50 extra lbs for a while. I guess that should cancel out.

I figure i am not going to go down to my pre-pregnancy weight, because I have a lot more breast than before. I am thinking around 125 is where I will probably settle.

DH doesn't believe I weight 17 lbs more than pre-pregnancy, because he says my body mostly looks like it did before. I can see that I have some in the belly still to get rid of. Also, my waist still hasn't re-appeared. I still have so much meat on the sides, that instead of having wide hips and a narrow waist, I am straight on the sides.

I want to wait until my abdominal muscles are back in the right place, and then I will go back to my Core Rhythms exercise DVDs.

Also, my MW said to do Kegels. I find that they are much harder to do than before. I explored that area with my fingers the other day, and it was creepy how different it is. The "ceiling" of my vagina (from the perspective of if I was laying on my back) is hanging down low. I guess that is what the Kegels will help. Also, it used to be that I could barely reach my cervix with my fingers as far in as i could get them. Now I only have one in to the first knuckle and it is right there.

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Also, my MW said to do Kegels. I find that they are much harder to do than before. I explored that area with my fingers the other day, and it was creepy how different it is. The "ceiling" of my vagina (from the perspective of if I was laying on my back) is hanging down low. I guess that is what the Kegels will help. Also, it used to be that I could barely reach my cervix with my fingers as far in as i could get them. Now I only have one in to the first knuckle and it is right there.
I am so glad to read this. I checked myself yesterday for the first time and it felt the same way you described. I have never even been able to reach in and find my cervix at all! I was worried that maybe something was "broken".

As for weight - I'm still losing (down 22, 10 to go) but yesterday my dh was asking ds1 if he noticed how much weight I lost and how nice I look. That made me feel good. He can never compliment directly, but at least he said it
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127 prepreggers
161 just before delivery (34lbs gained)
139 now - 12 to lose

I really, *really* want to lose 5-7 more soon so I can fit into some of my non-maternity pants. As far as tops, my boobs never went down from nursing DS, so I have given up on wearing anything other than knits.

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I gained 31 pounds but started losing weight at the end...

I haven't been on a scale yet. I figure between baby and placenta and fluid and blood I lost @15 pounds at birth. My belly id 80% gone.
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i gained 34 with this pregnancy.....i have yet to step on a scale (why depress myself even more) but i know i have lost some weight, i go for my pp checkup this week so we will see how things are looking then!
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lady lilya, i too find it hard to do kegels pp. i didn't tear at all, so it's not that.
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Pre preg: 128
Before birth: 145
After birth: 130

Basically I need to lose two pounds after having just had the babe...but he was hefty at 9lbs. And right now, all the weight in on my chest which I lose some weight every two hours and gain it in the next two hours!
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How is the progress coming on weight loss?

I started off so good but now it has slowed down. I still have 9 to lose to get to pre-pregnancy. I would rather lose 16 to pre-marriage
This is the first week I didn't lose any so now I know hard work has to start. It seems hard to figure out how much to eat though with breastfeeding. I know my calorie thresholds in my regular body but that wouldn't work now...
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