POST-PREGANANCY WEIGHT! HELP!!
Jessica - posted on 03/18/2010
Thank you for the advice, but my son is 14 months! I dropped weight breastfeeding, but when I stopped the weight came back. I exercise, eat heathy (most of the time) but can't drop the weight. I feel huge and very uncomfortable. We want to try for our second child in a few months, but I'm afraid of gaining more weight. What should I do?
Larissa - posted on 03/17/2010
Yes it is hard, i breat fed for 2mths which i thought helped and then i wasnt producing enough milk so i had to stop. i go for a 40 min walk in the evenings and do 50 sit up's an leg excercises a day along with a fairly decent diet without going overboard hope it helps =)
Rebekah - posted on 03/17/2010
I dropped some with pumping breastmilk, but was only able to continue doing that a few months until I went back to work. At that point, I hit a plateau....I was overweight before getting pregnant, and at my plateau I was another 20 lbs or so above that. I was so disgusted with myself that I signed up with Weight Watchers, and it was fantastic for me. I lost 75 lbs, which brought me to my healthy, high school weight and I've maintained that weight now for almost 3 years. If you have access to that program, I would highly recommend it (and I am not a paid endorser!!!)...its healthy, balanced, and realistic as far as I'm concerned. It is a supportive environment that holds you accountable. I'd unsuccessfully done diets on my own before, and I knew I just needed the structure of an external program to plug into. I'm not trying to be dramatic here, but it changed my life being able to get rid of all that extra weight I'd been carrying around for 10 years.
You don't mention how much weight you have to lose, but WW is fine for smaller amounts too, not just the greater amount that I had to drop. It teaches a lifestyle of healthy eating, so depending on your overall eating habits, it may be of interest to you. Best of luck to you....I know it can be really hard, but if you can find a good program and keep your motivation in front of you, you can do it.
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