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My DS is now 6.5 weeks old, and I'm starting to worry about my weight loss.. I gained WAY too much I know (60ish pounds!!), and now am (predictiably), having probloms with losing it. I was up to around 190 when DS was born, and am now at 165ish - and stuck their, have been for around 3 weeks. I eat pretty darn healthily (I think), mostly snack on fruits during the day and try not too eat too much dinner. I've started walking now that its FINALLY warmed up, and am doing situps inside.<br><br>
What else can I do? I live in a pretty rural area, so as much as I'd like to go swim somewhere, the closest place is at least 30 mins, and I don't know what I'd do with DS anyways!! Are there any foods that I can eat lots of that encourage weight loss? I keep seing ads for hoodia on TV - what is that? Does it really help weight loss?? I just really want/need to be able to fit into some of my pants from pre-pregnancy in the next couple months. I just REALLY don't wnat to go buy a bunch of big stuff for the summer!! That would just be SUPER depressing for me!!
 

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Darlin, it took 9 months to put the weight on, it should take about that to take it off (in a HEALTHY manner). 6 weeks is MUCH too early to be worrying about your weight... take care of baby and yourself, just eat properly, and do a little bit of walking or other mild exercise.
 

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I'm bumping this over to the weight management forum
 

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25 pounds in 6 weeks is totally respectable. Youhave to remember that you still have serious pregnancy hormones circulating in your system and that makes it difficult to shed pounds. The whole "9 mos on, 9 mos off" really is true <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
My personal indicator of when my body is ready to lose weight after a baby is when my hair starts to turn from the georgeous, flowing pregnancy mane into the post-pregnancy, coming-out-in-clumps in the shower, stringy mess that it normally is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> that's my signal that the preggo hormones have vacated the premesis and my efforts at healthy weight loss will acutally have a chance to be successful.<br><br>
Most importantly, you need to remember that you've got a tiny babe and (I'm assuming here) that he's nursing. You cannot (CANNOT!!) take any sort of weight loss aids (like hoodia, dexatrim, etc) because whatever YOU ingest will pass through your milk to him, and a 2 month old baby does not need hoodia makign him lose the weight his body needs to gain. Really, please do not use those things; they aren't good for your body and the are definitely not good for your baby's body.
 

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If you feel you have hit a little plantau then you need to get a little more active. Just take baby for walks, buy a few dvd's, run up and down the stairs, whatever you can do to get a little excersize. However, remember that you just need to enjoy your new baby and not worry so much about your weight. It always took me at least a year to be able to control my wieght.
 

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I am stuck at 170 and I weighed 185 at the end of my pg. Of course I am eating a lot of sweets-I am sugar addict. I know it is not the best since I am nursing but of all fo the otehr addictions I have conquered to be a healthy mama I am trying to be gentle with myself about my sugar eating and weight lose. Trust your body and be gentle with yourself. Remember what an amazing thing you have just achieved. Also six weeks is way to early to be worrying about your weight IMO. I do think aerobics is the best way to drop weight but rememebr that it you are nursing you shouldn't lose more then 1 pound a week!
 

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It always takes me a good 9-12 months to loose all the weight (except those last 5 pounds that stay until weaning)<br>
give it time
 

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I agree with the other replies. If you are breastfeeding this will facilitate gradual weight loss, and if you are bfing you need to lose the weight slowly to avoid (as far as I know) releasing toxins that are contained in your fat tissue into your milk, and to maintain a healthy milk supply for baby. Also, I know people try to do quick weight loss but pills and no/low fat diets DO NOT WORK. I lost my pregnancy weight gradually by breastfeeding, eating whole, organic foods when I was hungry and until I was full, and doing exercises with baby. You can buy DVDs to exercise with you baby or you can just routinely walk with baby. Those are all very good, healthy ways to lose excess weight and keep both of you happy and healthy.
 
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