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Is "Breastfeeding" a bad answer?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Layne-May 6, 2013
Callie-February 14, 2011
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!!! :)
TheSinger: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.
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.
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).
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*
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.
Mommy to L (6), J (4) and S (March 2013)