Losing pregnancy weight

Oana - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

85

29

11

Hi,



I've put on 57 lbs during my pregnancy and now, 5 months after I gave birth I've only lost 31 lbs. I haven't been dieting and my weight's been like this for the past 3 months. I don't know if it's normal or not but I would have thought that sleepless nights and breastfeeding would make it really easy getting rid of the extra pounds.



How was it for you?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

[deleted account]

The sleepless nights are actually probably what's causing you to hold onto some of the weight. When you sleep your body regulates hormones and when you aren't getting enough sleep it can cause you to gain (or not to lose) weight. Also, it may be worth doing some mild exercise. Breastfeeding helps a lot (31 lbs is a lot of weight to lose! :)) but it can't always get rid of ALL the extra weight. Try walking every day and add healthier foods into your diet. Also remember that most mom's don't lose the extra weight until their babies are at least 9 months or older!

Brittany - posted on 07/25/2009

121

4

10

Congrats on losing 31 pounds! I actually weigh more now than when I was full term with my son. I gained about 40 lbs but now weigh 50 lbs more than my prepregnancy weight.I know I'm a little over weight but there are other reasons that I haven't lost pounds. As my baby has gotten older (now being 16 months), I've gained muscle mass from picking him up and holding him for the last 15-16 months (since he just started to walk at 15 months). Also, even though I stopped breastfeeding him at seven months (which is what was the best thing at that time to do), I still have VERY full breast and can get milk out of them 75% of the time. Combined they have to weigh at least 10 pounds! I used to fret about it but now I have finally realized that it's more destructive to put myself down about something that I can't seem to change. I tried excersie and actually gained more weight from the bigger muscles. I tried eatting less or spreading out 3 meals to about 6 meals but all seemed to just help me lose water weight. Maybe I didn't try hard enough but I know my genes - I don't exactly come from the smallest family in the world...lol If you are eatting healthy and getting a normal amount of excercise and drinking plenty of water, I would just not get down about it too much. Reward yourself with a cute waredrobe that fits that is not materinity clothes (since that's all I had that fit for the longest time after having my son). If your husband is a good man, he will love you just as much at this weight than at the previous weight. My husband jokes (but is kinda serious) when he says he loves my bigger butt, it gives him more to grab...lol Men are weird like that. 8 )

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

8 Comments

View replies by

Cindy - posted on 07/26/2009

16

9

1

In my case, I gained 37 lbs with my youngest. I had dropped all of my pregnancy weight by 4 months with no change in diet and exercise. Between 4 and 6 months, I dropped an additional 8 lbs. By 8 months, I had dropped to 15 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight. I actually had to add calories to my diet to put some of that weight back on. I did not nurse my oldest, but I still dropped all of my pregnancy weight by 6 months post-partum. It varies from person to person, though.

[deleted account]

I got back to my pre baby weight after about 10 months of nursing. Then I noticed the tide turning. By about 15 months I was losing more than that! Keep at it...

Rebecca - posted on 07/25/2009

157

44

22

Yeah don't pay attention to celebrity Mum's... they have a entourage of people telling them what to eat and do to lose it. They also have million dollar motivation. I was lucky, I only put on the weight of my baby and the fluid and gunk and stuff because I was very sick all through my pregnancy - I lost weight in the first trimester. I am now 5kg slimmer than I started but still want to lose about 5 or 10 kg to be my ideal weight. I'm not in a hurry to lose it, I'm still breast feeding so my baby comes first. But I bought a pedometer and try to do 10,000 steps a day, I work full time so buzzing around the office gets that done easily. I've heard Wii fit is good to but never have the time for it, I suggest good old fashioned walking, because you can include bubs. And to lose the stomach flab, I didn't buy a rocking chair and wound up imitating the action for at least 2 months. Worked a treat. :) good luck

Juli - posted on 07/25/2009

21

13

2

im having the very same prob, iv been talking to some mums and thay say 'wii fit' im not 100% sure but im willing to give it a go.

Brittany - posted on 07/25/2009

121

4

10

Those celebrity moms have trainer for excercising and nutritionist that tell them what and how much they should eat. And if all else fails, they get surgery...lol. They usually have nannys to help with the kids, a maid to help with the house and enough money to let them go to the spa or get a manicure at least once a week. Ok, maybe not all of them do this but I'm sure most of them do at least one of the above. Don't ever compare yourself to them because a lot of times magazines will do "touch ups" on their pictures to make them look smaller, give them the perfect skin tone and make them look "perfect" looking. And remember that some people actually come from small families or are starving themselves to stay small. It's better to be healthy than skinny any day.

Oana - posted on 07/25/2009

85

29

11

thank you, Brittany. I am not too stressed about it, I was just curious, especially sine we see all these celebrity moms losing all their pregnancy weight after 3 months... :((

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms