Post # 16
With my first pregnancy, I was my ideal size when I conceived but I gained a tooon of weight while pregnant. After giving birth, it took about 6 months to lose it all and it took clean eating and a light exercise. Over the next two years I gained about 10 lb of it back. With my second, I started off about 10 lb heavier than my norm, and gained 40 lb. I am 6 weeks post partum now and have ten more lbs to lose before I hit pre pregnancy weight, and an additional 10 to lose to hit my goal. OP if you have a healthy pregnancy I don’t think you will have any problems losing the weight afterwards. I do think it mostly boils down to food choices, don’t cut calories but eat as clean as possible after giving birth, your body and mind will thank you!
Post # 17
I gained 70 pounds when I was pregnant. I went into the hospital at 210, I was 140 pre baby. I started swelling really early, around 5 months. I had to have a c section because my son was 9 pounds and stuck in my pelvis. I started losing weight right away because it was mostly water. My son is now 17 months and I am 9 pounds away from pre baby weight. I breast fed and ate healthy afterward. I didn’t have such an easy time. Some people it just takes longer. I would say not to put too much pressure on yourself on top of being a new mom.
Post # 18
I had some body issues pre-pregnancy too – I have always been fairly thin, and I like being that way! The thought of having to gain 20+ pounds was really hard on me. Through my whole pregnancy I was planning and obsessing about how I was going to lose it. I stayed pretty healthy during my pregnancy…first trimester I didn’t really work out and just ate what I could to curb the nausea, but started working out again 2nd trimester (worked out til about 35-36 weeks) and eating very healthy. I was lucky because most of what I craved was fruits and veggies! I started pregnancy up a few pounds from average, and gained 26. I lost most of that the first 3 weeks pp. The last 5-6 pounds took about another 6 weeks, and now I’m 3 months pp and 2 pounds below pre-pregnancy weight. I’d love to lose another 5 over the next few months! Most of the weight loss I credit to exclusively breastfeeding, but I also have been watching what I eat a little bit, and going on long (3-5 mile) walks with dd in the stroller almost every day. I loved having maternity leave over the summer so we were able to get out a lot more easily.