Why did I gain back 20 lbs of my pregnancy weight?

Kristin - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I've had 2 c-sections & breastfed both babies. My current child is 5 mo's old. I lost ALL the weight I gained with her pregnancy by the time she was 6 weeks old, but I've gained back 20 lbs of it over a 4 month period & I have no idea why. I am not eating anymore than usual & I didn't do anything to lose the initial weight. I was 115 at the time of my first pregnancy - I ended up keeping 20 lbs of that pregnancy which put me up to 135 - I was very happy with that weight - now I am at 155 lbs. I am 37 yrs old - is it just my age creeping up on me & changing my metabolism or what? It feels like the weight just appeared overnight. I am in between my pregnancy clothes & my clothes - so I now have to wear my husband's stuff! I can't diet yet b/c I am nursing still. Any suggestions other than the obvious - excersize. We are already doing the P90X program.

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Shannon - posted on 08/26/2009

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wow, P90X, we bought that at the beginning of summer, and i was sore for days! plus we spent way more than the advertised price. if u can stick to that good for u, and im sure the ponds will be melting away in no time. also try opting for healthier foods that will still help you breastfeed.

Teresa - posted on 08/23/2009

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If you are happy with the way you look and you feel good. Do nothing. Enjoy being you. If you want to lose the weight then the only real option is change your diet and up your exercise. Check out what you're eating, see where you can control portions and where you can change the high fat, high sugar stuff for those (sorry to say) less appealing healthy options. My advice though, just relax, be sensible and enjoy those kids.

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