Wow! What an awesome thread!! I actually just had a thread going not too long ago about "unwanted BF weightloss" because I have this problem! I'm 5' and I've always been around 100-105 pounds. My pre-pregnancy weight was 102, which was a great weight for me, I was slender, but toned and healthy. I gained 35 lbs with dd (who just turned 1, yikes!) and I was back to 105 by 4 mths postpartum without doing a thing. the only problem was that the weight kept coming off, and off. I didn't really notice at first, but everyone was so *kind* to point it out to me. My father, known for his tact, actually said, "You need to get some ensure or something. You are way too skinny. You're going to get osteoporosis" And that was on my way back up to normal! At my lowest I looked like a bag of bones. I wouldn't even wear a tank top around the house, because my shoulder blades stuck out so much, yuck! I was probably down in the low 90s. I stopped weighing myself after I went below 95. I just couldn't handle it. I was stressing about what I was eating, and how much I was eating, and it was making it worse. I started drinking whole milk which did a WORLD of wonders, and I'm probably around 100 or in the high 90s or so now, but I look healthy, in my opinion, and I could care less what other people think. This is my body and I know how to take care of it. I know about nutrition, probably way more than anyone who is commenting on my body, so they all need to find something better to worry about. I mean, let's think about the children in 3rd world countries who actually ARE starving, and they want to call me skinny? Rediculous.
Anyways - enough ranting for now! But I'm glad to have found this thread. I totally hear what the previous poster was saying about it being rude to comment about fat people. It should be rude to make nasty comments about anybody for any reason, plain and simple!
Some of the foods I eat are smoothies, lots of whole milk, a little juice, lots of cheese and cottage cheese (GREAT to put on weight!), peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, yogurt w/ granola and some fruit if I have some around, mini wheats (yum!), flax seed on everything... that's all I can think of right now. But my biggest weight gain/maintaining secret is to not worry about it. When I just try to remember that I'm healthy and happy with my body, my body naturally responds the way I want it to.
Hi to Aleo from the younger mamas thread and Carlyn, my name is Carolyn. Small world ladies!