11 months postpartum weight loss and body issues?

Charity_knox - posted on 10/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have wonderful 11 month old twins. We made it just till a few weeks ago breastfeeding . I have been active and was a runner before I became pregnant with the twins ran till 19 weeks with them and restarted running 5 weeks postpartum and also exercise with weights at least 2 times a week. I have worked up my long run to 7 miles and seven miles even with a triple stroller filled with three human beings! I am just frustrated that I still have 23 pounds to lose. I gained 68 total during pregnancy and yeah breastfeeding helped. I just am irritated that I see skinny moms who aren't half as active as I am and they are skinny. I am active at least 4 days a week and I am still on the chunky side. I just need to pick up the pace and maybe I will lose because I seem to hold onto weight while breastfeeding. I have not lost a pound for quite a few months. Just frustrated!


Michelle - posted on 10/28/2012




Please stop comparing yourself to others. It not healthy to keep looking at other women and wanting to be the same size. We have a warped sense of how big we really are.

I have never owned a set of scales and I also never compare myself to other women. You've just had twins!!!! Your body just grew 2 little humans at once. How about enjoy your children rather than being obsessed with your weight.

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Rose - posted on 01/21/2017




I've thrown away 35 pounds with the help of Mummy magic weight loss tea after having my baby.

Charity_knox - posted on 10/28/2012




Your right it's not fair to compare yourself to other women but it is sometimes harder to not compare yourself for me somehow it just comes an unhealthy habit. A few weeks ago If anyone would of asked I would of said how proud of my body was for giving life to 3 human beings, 2 being carried at one time till 39 weeks and a natural delivery at that. I nourished three little humans while they were in my womb and after they were born. I have been proud of what my body can do! And yes, I do enjoy my children very much thank you. I am simply frustrated. Maybe I shouldn't be but I am frustrated that I am not where I want to be. I am not obsessed but frustrated and venting to other moms who may feel the same. I am proud of my body and what it can do but I still have the right to be frustrated. I was and never will or hope to be a skinny waif my healthy athletic weight is 155/160. Maybe one day we can magically erase the negative thoughts created by society, till then......

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