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<p>17lbs in 2 months?!?!?!? what the truck? seriously how in the hell can anyone do that? you would think i have been sitting around eating vats of ice cream. i havent seriously.</p>
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<p>DD doesnt have intolerances anymore so ive been eating a variety again but i havet been too bad. NONE of my clothes fit. im not pregnant. i went form 161 (on Sept 30th) to 178 as of yesterday...so not even a full 2 months...</p>
 

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<p>Well, a normal weight loss is about 2 lbs per week.  And weight gain is usually easier, so 2.5 lbs a week doesn't sound unlikely.  Apparently  you are eating more calories than you are burning. Did you stop an activity? I know that moms tend to gain a lot when they reduce breastfeeding.</p>
 

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<p>DD is still nursing 7-10x a day. i guess i have been wearing her less now shes older does that count? idk we even just switched to one car so i was riding my bike with DD alot last month. i guess we have been eating a bit of take out lately though...</p>
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<p>im really depressed about it. i was 238 when i gave birth and got down to 161 and now its all coming right back. i have NO motivation! im so tired all the time i just feel beat. i never exercised before though...the weight just "flew" off</p>
 

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<p>Maybe some of the weight back is muscle mass - which is heavier than fat - you've been cycling, right?</p>
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<p>yea not avidly but a couple miles here and there</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sosurreal09</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281860/uuummmm-i-gained#post_16076337"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>DD is still nursing 7-10x a day. i guess <strong>i have been wearing her less now shes older does that count</strong>? idk we even just switched to one car so i was riding my bike with DD alot last month. i guess we have been eating a bit of take out lately though...</p>
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<p>im really depressed about it. i was 238 when i gave birth and got down to 161 and now its all coming right back. i have NO motivation! <strong>im so tired all the time</strong> i just feel beat. i never exercised before though...the weight just "flew" off</p>
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<p>Yes, that can make a huge difference. Day-to-day activity is a huge part of our daily calorie burn that people don't pay much attention to. A person can work really hard at the gym, but if they're completely sedentary the rest of the time they're still going to be burning fewer calories than someone who's up on their feet moving around all day, and carrying a few extra pounds in the form of baby wearing burns even more calories.</p>
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<p>Eating out/takeout can really rack up the calories too.</p>
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<p>Also, assuming there's nothing pathological causing your fatigue, the very best remedy for it is exercise. I know, it's the last thing you want to do when you're already feeling exhausted, but even committing to a 15 minute brisk walk 3 time a week will work wonders, and it's very likely that once you get started you'll feel better and exercise will get easier.</p>
 

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<p>I would lean toward thinking that you have added back in a food that is not agreeing with your body.  Often if our kids have intolerance that has come from our messed up gut flora. </p>
 
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