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I currently weigh about 112, I'm 5'5", and I'm 30 years old. This is the lightest I've been since about 1996/97 (18/19 years old). The shorts I just bought were size 2 and even back in the day, I don't think I ever wore anything that small.<br><br>
When I got pregnant with DD, I was 152 and after I had her I think I dropped to about 142. That was 2004.<br><br>
When I got pregnant with DS, I was 136 and think I was ~160 when I had him and that was 2007. I am currently still nursing him so that is 500+ calories a day I'm burning.<br><br>
So I have lost almost 50 pounds since August last year. I am eating, although sometimes I find it hard to eat large meals or enough meals because of raising two kids. I'm tired of my nickname at work being, Skinny-No-Butt. The shorts I just bought and the pants I bought about a month ago are starting to be a little loose. I like that I was able to lose the weight (since I swore I would never be a size 6 again and was destined to be a size 10/12 forever), but it really is starting to drain my wallet having to buy new clothes every month or two.<br><br>
I don't think I have any health issues contributing to the weight loss. I think my main problem is getting in enough calories to offset the 500+ I'm burning from nursing. I don't want to lose anymore, and might even want to gain back 5 or 10 pounds, but I don't know how.<br><br>
Thanks for reading and helping if you can.<br>
Gina
 

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Thanks for putting this out there! So often people like us get brushed off or told things like, "I should be so lucky!" I, too, am dealing with weight gain issues and it can be hard! Especially since I'm trying to get my cycle more regular and this is difficult without enough body fat to balance my hormones.<br><br>
Anyway, I make the concerted effort to get about 2700-3000 calories a day. I do this by making sure that I have high calorie, healthy snacks around the house all the time. I also plan dinners such that I have left overs for lunches and I never skip breakfast. This way I am always getting a healthy and calorie rich meal three times a day and snacks in between.<br><br>
Some snack ideas:<br>
Avocado on toast<br>
Seed/nut butter on apples, crackers, rice cakes, or toast<br>
Nutritional yeast on buttered popcorn<br>
Hummus and veggies or pita chips<br>
Smoothies with yogurt, wheat germ, and dry milk<br>
Cottage cheese<br>
Hard boiled eggs<br>
Dry fruit and nuts<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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If you don't have any health issues, Gina, it's probably the nursing. I lost weight like crazy while nursing- had a lot of milk and big chubby babies but I was too thin and couldn't gain. Have you had your thyroid checked? Thyroids can mess up postpartum and being hyperthyroid can cause weight loss.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> s
 
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