any post-pregnancy weight loss success?

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Savannah - posted on 06/17/2009

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Since having my kids is the first time in my life that I haven't had to battle my weight. I way less no then before I had kids. I attribute it to breastfeedig and having two crazy boys! haha

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Astrid - posted on 06/20/2009

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i lost all my pregnancy weight thru breastfeeding and running around with the little ones (11 months now). i gain 14 kg (weight 54 kg before) and now i'm 51 kg. i even getting a bit worried if this keep on going while i'm still eating like usual and more too.

Rebecca - posted on 06/17/2009

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I gained 45 lbs when I was pregnant, I did lose 30 from nursing. I have lost 10 more of that by eating healthy and drinking tons of water, not only good for baby but for me. I am trying to increase my daily exercise to lose the last of it and hopefully a little more.

Jeannette - posted on 06/17/2009

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I lost 45 pounds within 3-4 weeks after giving birth by nursing. I am now actually 15 pounds lighter than when I got pregnant. DEFINETALY an added bonus of nursing!

Guggie - posted on 06/17/2009

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i lost a ton of weight after pregnancy. it was weird to lose weight w/o struggling, dieting, exercising etc.



but you know, weight loss isn't my biggest concern. since before pregnancy i've been very inactive due to work and school. i couldn't workout during pregnancy b/c i have previous sports injuries that made it unbearable, but after pregnancy i committed myself to exercising 2xs a week in a class and every morning for about 20 minutes.



since i started, i've gained 10lbs lol

Minnie - posted on 06/17/2009

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After nursing my first and currently nursing my eight month old, I've lost 13 lb OVER my prepregnancy weight with my first. I gained 34 lb with both of my pregnancies, and I lost all that and much more. Started my first pregnancy at 129, started my second at 118, and now I'm down to 116. No specific exercise or diet.



Breastfeeding rocks.

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8 babies later....I am in menopause and experiencing real weight issues...for me.


I have dropped from a sz 14 back to a 9! I am stoked!

I hav e worked my butt off though. The only way to get down is physical exercise and eating right. Cut the sugar. No low or nonfat (it is loaded with sugars which cause your body to pack on fats) Protein (not meats, but the good stuff...google it), vegetables, fruit and yogurt smoothies and watch your carb (breads) intake. Go whole grain, rice, baked or roasted potatoes, pasta in sauce not heavy on cheeses.

And most of all physical work. I get out with t apush mower and do our yard. this Spring and summer so far (well since January really) I have been mowing our 5 ares of yard and woods as well as digging up rocks and moving them, using the lopping shears and cutting anything smaller than 3 inches in diameter. I sweat it out and push hard. The kids work right along beside me even the babies (which I must say are now older as the youngest is 4 1/2 yrs). but I used to strap the baby on my back and go on out and work the lawn anyway. I didn't go as long or hard as I can now, but it kept me active and the weight off. I also got a job done that my husband didn't have time for and needed doing anyway.

The kids can do a lot. My 6 yr old boy brought me the wagon and help load rocks with the 4 yr old today. They also helped me pull it up the driveway (uphill). I bought them shovels and when I dig they dig. They also know how to use the lopping shears and the 6 yr old really wants ot mow bad...his brothers would love for him to take over too!

Most of all make the work yours and enjoy it no matter how nasty you get...that is the part I hate most, but it is so worth the results!

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I am really struggling with my weight right now. I had my little on evia c-section in October and was off my feet for almost 2 months. Since then I've been walking and working with a personal trainer, as well as trying to eat better, AND breastfeeding!!!! I am still a little over the same weight I was when I came home from the hospital! Can anybody help me? I am realy starting to freak out and am very worried that I will never lose this weight, that I'm destined to be 168 forever!

Heather - posted on 06/17/2009

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I lost a lot of weight nursing, but when my period came back I gained a lot back w both kids. I did weight watchers and i did really well. I don't have the time or money right now so I'm doing WiiFit and the new EA sports exercise for Wii- just started it, so I can't comment on it yet....

Natasha - posted on 06/17/2009

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breastfeeding helped me as well. i hit 196 pounds the day before she was born and she will be 5 months on the 23 and i am now 150. i havent really done anything but take her for walks.

Corinne - posted on 06/17/2009

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I am still breast feeding my 6 month old daughter. I gained 60 pounds with my pregnancy and have lost it all. I have not dieted or exercised at all! I attribute it to nursing and keeping her busy all day! :)

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