Lose weight after pregnancy

Mealisan - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How To Lose Weight After Pregnancy? Since the birth of my bbboy in June.. i havent be able to lose some baby weight.. Its stressful. Any tips for me?

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Cindy - posted on 12/07/2009

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Hey Mealisan

Losing baby weight is hard on all of us especially for those of us who gained a little more than we should have during pregnancy. For me I never was able to lose all my weight with my first child, but with my second walked alot and i was eating the proper foods.. A good 85-90 percent of weightloss has to do with diet. If you change what you are eating then you will have much more success.. I still have been eating properly and im actually 7 pounds away from what I weighed 4 years ago..I have lost a total of 60 pounds since my first born with little exercise. You don't need to do any crazy exercise to lose weight just some walking pushing that stroller and watching what you eat will make a difference.. I hope this was of some help to you and wish you all the best!

Lena - posted on 12/07/2009

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Do all the little things you can, it all adds up! And most of all, BELIEVE that you will get into shape and never let yourself stress over it. And dont feel down when you dont get sudden results, it rakes time! After birth, I knew I was gonna get back into shape and I wasnt gonna allow myself to be over weight. I weighted 196 lbs with my baby, when I left the hospital I was 178. In 3 months I lost 38lbs by doing short exercies at any time I had the chance. You can do it! Dont give up =]

Mealisan - posted on 12/07/2009

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Thnx for the advice.. needed something like that. Cuz the whole day i sit and be depressed about my weight. And why should I.. :P.. Thnx againnnnn.. its helpful

Hanna - posted on 12/03/2009

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i'm not big on diet and exercise, so for me it was hard as well. my son was born feb 27 & in the summer i was swimming a lot so it helped to tone up a bit. but once the hot months were over, i was back to sitting at home, doing nothing because i had nowehre to go & eating because i was bored. so i was still a size bigger than before pregnancy, just like i was 8 wks postpartum.

when my son turned 8 months, i went back to work, i work in a restaurant, so i walk a lot. all that walking around & bad eating schedule (i usually only get to eat once or twice a day, usually late night when i get home from work & coffee in the morning), i dropped about half a size in about a month. i now can close my pre-pregnancy jeans without doing contortions, although i still wouldn't wear them as they're really tight. so i think there's hope. the only thing i can really advise is get out of the house -- take your baby for a walk, your baby should be outside at least an hour a day, take a bottle of water with you and go walk around. go to the mall, again take some water with you -- the more you're out of the house the more you're distracted. the less temptation you have to eat because you have nothing better to do. add some veggies to your diet (i.e. have a salad with that steak & potatoes), see if you can make a healthier version of your favorite meal (baked or grilled instead of fried, fresh herbs, garlic & olive oil instead of bottle-marinades (for meats), lower-fat sour cream to sub out half the mayo. stuff like that. i don't believe in diets because the moment you stop, you gain it all right back if not more. i've had a horrible diet experience when i was in college & it took me over 2 years to get my metabolism back to normal. so eat what you want to eat. if you want ice-cream, have some (don't have it every day, but definitely have some) and don't feel guilty -- you won't gain that much from one time you ate it, even if you eat a gallon. but if you going to walk around depriving yourself of it, you'll overcompensate by eating other stuff and you'll eat way too much to cover up that craving. stay active, don't worry about it and it'll come off gradually.



another thing, go out and get yourself 2-3 outfits (jeans, dresses, skirt) that fit you correctly today. they don't have to be expensive (hey, i bought the jeans i'm currently wearing at walmart for $15) but they do have to fit you correctly, what you look like right now. embrace those curves -- your butt is a bit bigger, your boobs are a bit bigger, so hug those curves correctly. and get urself a nice set of lingerie (again, doesnt' have to be expensive, but you do have to feel sexy in it). what it will do is fix your self-esteem. that way, even if you can't wear all your pre-pregnancy clothes, you can still look good & see a beautiful woman when you look in the mirror. and when you feel good about yourself, you'll want to get out of the house & do stuff, which in turn will keep you active & not doing laps from couch to cookie jar to fridge.



the only muscles that you will need to do some exercises for are abs. do some crunches, obliques -- start with 20-30 a day. remember, 30 reps in one go is the same as 15 twice a day, so don't strain yourself. you can do 10 here, 10 there won't take much time but you'll see your ab muscles toning up. hope this helps, good luck!

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