April 2013 Moms

I know this is early to ask, but...

How are you planning on losing the baby weight? 

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  • Hahaha seriously?

    I plan on not gaining as much as last time. That's as far as I got.
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  • Is "Breastfeeding" a bad answer? Wink

    This is how I lost it with my twins. Gained 44 pounds with them (In my defense, they were each over 7 pounds) and lost it all in one week from doing nothing but acting as a milk factory. It burned so many calories for me that I didn't really have to do anything else.

    This time there is only one in there though, so I imagine I might have to do a little more than feed the baby haha! Probably long walks with my jogging stroller!

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  • My dr told me because I am overweight he would prefer I don't gain any weight or at most 12 lbs. So, I am planning not to gain if at all possible. I'll be down below my pre-pregnancy weight after delivery.  I am hoping to lose more after that though but haven't made a plan as I am not sure what my life will be like with a newborn at home.
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  • Nursing and walking a few times a week helped me the first 3 months then running after that to get toned.  I think I was one of the lucky ones where it is not too tough to lose it but also unlucky because I always gain a LOT!
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  • With my son I walked during the pregnancy so only gained 24 lbs which was a good start.
    But good old fashion hard work after. I bought a treadmill and got on it almost every night. Just 20 minutes most nights after he went to bed because I was exhausted from going back to work at 6 weeks. Consistency was the most important thing. I actually lost an additional 15 lbs back to a more comfortable weight. Dieting is not really my thing but I watched my sweets a little.
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  • I'm planning breast feeding and starting Weight Watchers as soon as the pediatrician gives me a thumbs up.
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  • Breastfeeding put me twenty pounds below pp weight the first time. So that's my plan.
  • Carb free is the only diet that works for me. I'm hoping/planning to be more active with baby though.
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  • Breastfeeding really does burn cals.  I'm going to do my best to walk and stay active throughout the pregnancy, same as I did last time.   It's way easier to not put on more weight than you need to, just because you're pregnant, than it is to lose it.  My friends that have had the hardest time losing the baby weight are the ones who put on 50+ pounds during the pregnancy.   I 100% understand each woman will gain weight differently, but I really believe a fit pregnancy is the most important step to a fit post-pregnancy body..  which is definitely easier said than done ;)
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  • Well first of all I'm planning to only gain as much as is recommended for a healthy baby. I don't anticipate that being too difficult to manage because I've always had a fast metabolism and it's tough for me to put on weight (it took me FOREVER when I was trying to hit puberty in my teen years, and back then all I wanted was my boobs). I also plan to stay active with my pregnancy yoga and bounce on my yoga ball to keep in shape. After baby is born, I have about four months to squeeze back into my wedding dress (I've been offered another one from a friend, but I REALLY have my heart set on my mom's gown from her second marriage) so I also plan to breast feed 90% of the time while keeping up with the yoga, walking, and maybe praying a little that things return to normal in that time frame. ;)
  • Keeping it in check on the front end is the easiest.  There's not a whole lot to have to work off if you can keep the gain to 25lbs (or whatever dr said is appropriate for you), which is mostly baby, extra blood and fluids that goes away a week or two after birth.  Only having to worry about shaking the extra 5lbs of flab is a lot more manageable!  And since I no longer had any excuses to eat the crap I'm shoveling in today, I made better food choices, took baby on long walks everyday, was BF and barely sleeping which I think just burned a ton of calories.

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  • image NandaB:
    Hahaha seriously? I plan on not gaining as much as last time. That's as far as I got.

    Yeah, this. And breastfeeding worked really well for me last time.


  • I know this is different for every woman, but when I was EBF Tony, the pounds dropped off of me. I ate healthy, of course, but I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight within a month. Once the weather got nicer and Tony was past the newborn stage, I put him in his stroller every day and we took the dog for a long walk. That helped a lot.
  • 1. Only gain like 25 pounds.  I think it's doable, considering I'm still in the negatives in weight and I'm 15 weeks.

    2. Breastfeeding. 

    3.  Join a "Biggest Loser" club via facebook.  You send in your measurements and starting weights and pay $20 via paypal.  Women from all over take a part in this.  The person who lost the most weight at the end gets all the money from the pot (which has been $600 once).  I've played a few times, but never won... but still lost the weight!  Who isn't motivated by money?

    P.S.  The next one starts the end of May.  And if anyone wants to be a part of it, just PM me. 

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  • I don't plan on gaining as much either, but unfortunately BFing didn't help me lose much weight last time. I actually dropped 10 lbs when I weaned and I was mostly dried up by then. 

    I plan on doing lots of walking in the first few weeks, then some hot yoga, Jillian Michael's videos, and maybe rejoining the gym after I get the ok. 

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  • I gained 60 lbs last time and despite EBFing and extended bfing until a week ago (20 months) it did NOTHING for me. So hopefully this time I gain less. Since I still have 20 lbs leftover from my first baby.

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  • image heather4hawks:
    My dr told me because I am overweight he would prefer I don't gain any weight or at most 12 lbs. So, I am planning not to gain if at all possible. I'll be down below my pre-pregnancy weight after delivery.  I am hoping to lose more after that though but haven't made a plan as I am not sure what my life will be like with a newborn at home.

     

    FWIW you DO NOT look overweight in your picture!!! :) 

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  • I'm just going to hope I get lucky like last time...my weight came off with having the baby (I lost like 15lbs right away!), eating healthy, and breastfeeding. If that doesn't happen, well my gym membership card will be happy to be put back in use :)
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  • Why did breastfeeding not help some of you lose weight? 

  • We aren't that lucky?

    Everybody's body is different?

    Thanks for rubbing it in ;o]

    I bf G and the weight did not 'drop off'. I gained 42 lbs, which is more than recommended. I am tall and didn't start out super thin, so people were always surprised when I told them how much I gained. They said it didn't look like that much. I lost 20 lbs pretty quickly, but almost half of that was baby [he was 8 lbs 10 oz] some more came off while bfing, which I did for 9 months, but I never lost the last 15. So I am starting out heavier than last time. I didn't gain any weight from my 8 week appt to my 12 week [yay] and I hope to keep the gain within reason this time. I am definitely making healthier choices this time!
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    1. Only gain like 25 pounds.  I think it's doable, considering I'm still in the negatives in weight and I'm 15 weeks.

    2. Breastfeeding. 

    3.  Join a "Biggest Loser" club via facebook.  You send in your measurements and starting weights and pay $20 via paypal.  Women from all over take a part in this.  The person who lost the most weight at the end gets all the money from the pot (which has been $600 once).  I've played a few times, but never won... but still lost the weight!  Who isn't motivated by money?

    P.S.  The next one starts the end of May.  And if anyone wants to be a part of it, just PM me. 

    What would prevent you from lying about your measurements/weight loss? I've seen biggest losers events in person, but never online... Seems odd to me. 


  • I am currently BFing, which I think is helping me not gain as much weight as last time which was 35lbs. I plan on BFing again, which helped me lose all of my baby weight, plus some!
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  • image AMJ6511:
    Why did breastfeeding not help some of you lose weight? 

    It just doesn't work for some women. You need fat/calories to provide energy to you plus baby, so sometimes your body just holds on to the extra weight as a safety net. 


  • Exercise and weight watchers -- that is how I've lost weight successfully in the past.
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  • I didn't gain much last time because I was so incredibly sick in the first two trimesters then I had a huge baby so it was easy then.  This time I am feeling awesome and already gaining weight (woo-hoo!) and I plan to have a baby who weighs no more than 8.5lbs (I can hope!) so I planning to take walks with LOs in the stroller, eat healthy, and breastfeed for longer than last time (aka >1 month).  

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  • image NandaB:
    We aren't that lucky? Everybody's body is different? Thanks for rubbing it in ;o] I bf G and the weight did not 'drop off'. I gained 42 lbs, which is more than recommended. I am tall and didn't start out super thin, so people were always surprised when I told them how much I gained. They said it didn't look like that much. I lost 20 lbs pretty quickly, but almost half of that was baby [he was 8 lbs 10 oz] some more came off while bfing, which I did for 9 months, but I never lost the last 15. So I am starting out heavier than last time. I didn't gain any weight from my 8 week appt to my 12 week [yay] and I hope to keep the gain within reason this time. I am definitely making healthier choices this time!

    I gained 60 pounds last time! Looking back at those pictures, I'm determined to reign in the weight gain this time. I lost all but 5 pounds from BF but still didn't fit in my old jeans. I think my butt/hips are irreparably damaged. *cries* 


  • image AMJ6511:
    Why did breastfeeding not help some of you lose weight? 

    With my first, BF'ing was a my miracle weight loss method.  I lost the 50lbs I had gained within a month and wasn't even exercising. 

    With baby 2, it was way different.  My body seemed to cling to every last bite I ate and I only lost 13lbs and then despite exercising and healthy meal choices I didn't lose any weight until I weaned at 11 months.  My MW said that sometimes bodies just cling to the weight while breastfeeding and she wasn't sure what caused that.  It was incredibly depressing and I never lost the last 15lbs.

     I know DD (#1) nursed a LOT more often than DS, so maybe that has something to do with it?  DS nursed for nutrition and that was it- DD was a comfort nurser and nursed very often.

     This time I plan on keeping my weight gain to a minimum.  I'm about 10-15lbs overweight to start with so I don't need to gain much.  I'm still down 5lbs from pre-preg so I think a 15lb weight gain goal should be reasonable. I'm also praying nursing helps but I'm not counting on it.

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