I was 21 and 100 pounds when i got pregnant [gained 60 lbs] and cannot seem to lose it. its been 7 months, shouldnt i "bounce right back"?


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Kay - posted on 04/12/2012




OP, I actually just made it back into my pre-baby jeans this week. DS is 18 months old. I bounced back more quickly with my older son. It depends on your metabolism, activity levels, nutrition--a lot, really. Don't get frustrated if you can help it. Most likely it is just taking some time and you will get it back, or as close to it as you can (for instance, younger son was 10 lbs 8.9oz, that does things to your hips that will never let them be the same again!).

Amy - posted on 04/12/2012




My daughter just turned two and I'm now actively trying to lose the weight, I'm down 16 and have another 19 to go. Unfortunately I never bounced back with either of my kids I had to be actively dieting and excercising which isn't normal for me.

Sherri - posted on 04/12/2012




Not necessarily I was 25 and a 125 pds gained 45pds and it took me 15yrs to lose it. I just gave birth to my 4th and gained 6lbs and lost 27lbs in 2wks after giving birth and am in a whole size smaller than my prepregnancy and now I am 40. So there is no rhyme or reason.

Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012




Not necceasarily. I was 118 when I got pregnant and gained 80. Not to upset you but it took me THREE years to get down to my normal weight. Since you are younger you should bounce back sooner.

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