I gained 60 pounds!

Ashley - posted on 03/25/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




First off, let me begin by saying that each one of those sixty pounds I gained was well worth my precious baby girl. I am beyond blessed that my child was born in good health and that I had no complications throughout my pregnancy. God is awesome! Motherhood has been wonderful so far despite some of the challenges that come along with learning the ropes of being a mother.

Now, on to the superficial part of post-pregancny... the whopping sixty pounds I gained! I weighed 125 pounds before I got pregnant and weighed 190 pounds on the day I delivered. It has been two weeks since I had Kinley and I currently weigh 166 pounds. I really need some tips and ideas on how to lose forty pounds in three months. Is that unrealistic? Am I setting myself up for failure?

Also, are there any new moms out there that would like to chat/motivate each other with losing the extra pounds from pregnancy?


Sarah - posted on 03/25/2015




You are most likely not going to loss 40 pounds in 3 months. A more realistic goal would be 1 year. In general it takes 1 year to loss the pregnancy weight. For some they never return to their pre-pregnancy weight/body. Your body has changed due to carrying and delivering a baby. The best thing to do is exercise and eat healthy. If you do that then the weight will come off. Loosing weight at a fast pass usually means that the weight will come back on. Loosing it at a gradual pass means that you will have a more likelihood of keeping it off. In general they say you should loss about 1/2 a pound a week......which means it will most likely take you 80 weeks to loss the weight at a healthy rate. You are only 2 weeks post so the amount of exercise you can do and what kinds of exercise you can do is limiting. The best kind of exercise right now is walking.


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Ledia - posted on 03/25/2015




Sarah is right. If you try to lose 40 pounds in 3 months, you are going to set yourself up for failure. Don't get me wrong--it CAN be done, but you will likely ruin your metabolism in the process and set yourself up to gain it all back, plus some, and make it more difficult for you to lose it again each time you yoyo.

Instead, focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet--make it a habit, not a short term thing--and establish a manageable, balanced workout routine that you can stick with and alter when needed. (30 minutes of cardio each day, plus 60 minutes of strength training or cardio--alternating days on the 60 minute part--is something most people can manage to make time for).

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