baby weight BP stress... any ideas?

Bri - posted on 08/14/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Well my first son I was 21 turning 22 I'm 5'10" 150 lbs starting. I gained about 50 lbs with him but I lost it in about 4 months I did do some strict dieting once I stopped breastfeeding feeding but didn't do much exercise other than the everyday. now the 2nd time around I'm 25 going on 26 and gained about 65-70lbs and I've lost about 2 lbs which is a start I know. But the thing my weight gain caused high blood pressure (BP) and now I'm on meds. I eat healthy do 40 mins- hr exercise 5-6 days a week on top of usual mommy work I do treat myself to something I enjoy once in a while but definitely in moderation and it's a once a week thing. I just don't know what to do to lose the rest my weight. My BP worries me I want to be healthy and make sure I'm around for my boys.

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Bri - posted on 08/21/2015

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Ok well 1st day completely off meds pretty good:) was encouraging 2nd day omg... I felt like my homes mediator the infant keeps crying, and trying to keep the 4 yr old from being loud and roudy in the house and setting off dad's anxiety/ptsd. I believe I've spotted a trigger for my high BP. I'm just at a loss of how to handle the situations?!?
Help please and thank you

Bri - posted on 08/20/2015

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Trying to look on the bright side. At least I'd I still have trouble losing weight we have an idea of what the problem could be. I think part of my problem was I was lucky enough to lose all my baby weight in about 4 months with my first son. I knew it would take some work cause I'm older now kinda feels like my body is fighting me. All ya can do is try and go day to day guess I'll have to see the dr is testing me completely off my BP meds now so I pray it goes well

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/20/2015

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But if there are thyroid issues in the family, Bri, it could affect your weight. Don't be discouraged, because if you DO have a thyroid issue, it is treatable!

Yes, especially with BP meds the adjustments can be difficult, but once the right med and the right dose is obtained, it becomes easier. Sometimes medications are necessary in life. It doesn't mean that you are not healthy, it means that you are maintaining your health.

Bri - posted on 08/19/2015

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Well I talking to my mother who is a nutritionist told her my work out schedule and eating habits. She told me that I now need to talk toy Dr about my thyroid cause she has some trouble with hers and that could be my problem.... has me extremely discouraged. Working my butt off to lose weight to be healthy and get off meds to find out I may have to take another medicine just to be able to Iose weight so I can get off the 1st medicine. Very upset any advice or experience would be appreciated
thank you

Bri - posted on 08/14/2015

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Thank you for the encouragement :) I'm trying Think I'm stressed because the Dr is in the process of trying to lower/remove my meds.... feels like a big test in high school

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/14/2015

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Hang in there. With each subsequent baby, it may take longer to lose, but as long as you're eating healthy, exercising, and watching things, you should be fine. 25 lbs is a great start!

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