Post # 1
**Please note, my priority is the health of my baby, and I’m not doing anything extreme or without the advice of my physician. Just eating well and moderate exercise when I have the energy!**
I’m just curious as to how your weight from pre-pregnancy changed during and after your pregnancy? Also, what were your eating and exercise habits? I’m hypothyroid, and slightly overweight, and reeeeally hoping not to gain a ton that won’t come off after, so I’m interested to read the experiences of other bees!
Post # 2
I’m overweight, I lost 17 pounds in the first 24 weeks. I gained only 9 back in the last trimester, so was still down 8. A week after my DD was born I was down 30.
It is possible to not gain 🙂
Post # 3
AnonymousCupcake: My first pregnancy I gained 20 pounds. I ate whatever I pleased and continued to work out 5 days a week. I lost it all within weeks of delivering my daughter with zero effort. I just went back to working out and ate well but added extra protein bc of BFing.
I’m pregnant again with #2 and continue to exercise and eat healthy- better than the first pregnancy lol. I’ve gained 2 pounds so far and am 18 weeks. I am 5 feet tall and my body type is thin to average.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
curious about this too! It seems like most ladies I know lose it all quickly or gain more and more every year!
Post # 5
For me it was fairly easy to loose the baby weight, when my baby was about 3 months I had gotten to 130 when my pre pregnancy weight was about 125 ( usually bounced between 120-127). Though I was still breast feeding. I was fairly active right after the birth, walks with the baby, I did some zuma and poll dancing classes with my sister (for fun of corse ;p) and breast feeding, really breastfeeding does wonders for the baby and you. Breast feed as long as you can =D
Post # 6
I think I gained around 25ish pounds during pregnancy. My pre pregnancy weight was 144 pounds. I had been sitting around that weight for a couple years. At 1 month PP I was 140 pounds. Around 4/6 months PP ( I can’t remember ecactly when ) I dropped down to 132 pounds. I’m still sitting at that. So I’m 12 pounds lighter than I was pre pregnancy.
I try to eat pretty healthy, do lots of meal planning ( now that I have the time being on mat leave. ) I also always carry my daughter. I’ve probably only used our stroller less than 10 times in 8 months. I have 2 good carriers that I use. We walk the dog every day regardless of the weather. I think between eating fairly well, walking lots, carrying the baby, and breast feeding it’s made losing weight pretty easy.
Post # 7
In my first pregnancy, I gained 30lbs, very slowly and gradually. I started at 112lbs and ended at around 142lbs. I ate pretty healthy during my pregnancy, didn’t over indulge, but was not incredibly active due to complications which prevented it.
I found it quite easy to lose the weight. I was very active with my baby, and being that I was home for the first year, I cooked all my own meals, which is when I eat the healthiest.
We will see how that goes this time ’round… lol
Post # 8
I gained about 45 lbs when I was pregnant, most of it at the end, and am now 12 weeks pp and only 10 lbs heavier than when I started. I did breast feed, or to be more specific pump, while my baby was alive (5 weeks), but didn’t continue afterwards. I haven’t been active at all, and have been eating pretty unhealthy, and have still lost most of the weight. I actually enjoy healthy foods, so I’m trying to get back into a good routine of eating better and being more active, and when I do, I have no doubt the last 10 lbs will come off pretty easily.
Post # 9
I am the same now as I was prepregnancy (after 2 kids), but let me tell you, mother nature does not put anything back where it belongs. Despite exercising and being the same weight, my body is totally different. Carrying kids changes your body forever.
Post # 10
Mrs.Sawyertobe: care to elaborate? I know about stretch marks and breasta, i guess?
Post # 11
princesslettuce14: Your breasts are different..not as firm. Hips are wider. Tummy is not as flat! It’s all ok though!
Post # 12
AnonymousCupcake: Please make sure you the midwife/doctor knows that you are hypothyroid so that you get the right treatment and medications. Untreated hypothyroid is not good for the baby I have heard.
I had three kids in three years and my body is pretty much the same as before. Some slight changes only. I read horror stories about what pregnancy does to you body and I just wanna say that it doesn’t have to be like that at all! Breastfeeding burns calories. I ate sooo much while breastfeeding and I went back to my pre-pregnancy weight very quickly. I breastfed all my kids for about one year each. I wanted to do it for my kids, but it almost made me too skinny. Actually I weigh less now that I have children. Life is more hectic now and I don’t have as much time to enjoy my meals with screaming kids 😉
Post # 13
I gained almost 60 pounds while pregnant. It took me the better part of a year to get off all the weight but I did it and I honestly didn’t change much about my diet or excersize. I did however breastfeed (still am). not sure if that played into it or not but I’ve heard it helps.