Post # 17
I’ve gained what seems like a ton! I’m 38 weeks and am around 45lbs, ughh
But I have crazy edema (google “pitting edema”) and high blood pressure, so much water weight in my legs and feet. I’m on strict bed rest until delivery and have been told I’ll be induced sometime after next Thursday. Curious how quickly you actually lose water weight… it’s so uncomfortable.
Post # 18
I gained 70 pds….yuck. I did this Asian diet a coworker told me about and lost 40 pds in the first month and I lost the next 30 pds by doing weight watchers in 3 months. So I lost all the 70 pds in 4 months. After that I started working out and lost another 20…it’s motivating when you have a lot of weight to lose then just 10-15 pds
Post # 19
I gained 43lbs, and a month later I’ve lost 38lbs. Thank you, breastfeedng/caring for a newborn and often having no time to eat/recent bout of the stomach flu/swelling going down. But of those, the breastfeeding has done the most to help me lose the weight & shrink my uterus back down.
And I definitely still have some work to do before I have my pre-pregnancy body back– my hips expanded during pregnancy & they are nowhere near back to normal.
Post # 20
I gained 35 pounds, in the belly/boobs/ass/hips/thigh area. I swear to god, it was almost evenly distributed. I was sitting on the floor nine months pregnant and my husband commented I almost didn’t look pregnant (instead I just looked as though I had gained 35 non pregnancy related pounds).
Anyways, my baby is 10 weeks old, and I still have about 10 pounds to lose. Like the others mentioned, the majority of what I lost was in the first three weeks. My problem is, I lose weight in different areas than where I gain it, so I’m guessing when I do finally shed those 10 pounds, I’ll have skinny arms and legs and still be thicker around the middle. I’ll probably have to lose another 5-10 pounds below my pre pregnancy weight to get my pre pregnancy body back. I am discouraged not to be like some of the people who lost it all within the first month, but I haven’t given up yet!
Post # 21
I gained 65 pounds! My baby weighed 8 lb, 8 oz. Two weeks after delivery, I was already down a little over 20 lb, and two months later, I’m already down 35 lb. And that’s without really trying all that hard. I’m breastfeeding exclusively and I do manage to go for a walk a few times a week. If I really tried, I know I’d lose it faster. But it’s very hard with a newborn.
Post # 22
I gained about 60 pounds and I managed to lose all but 10 of it in the first 6 months. I can’t seem to lose the last 10 pounds and he is almost 18 months old now but most of it came off easily. Breast feeding helps you lose weight faster and if you can’t get the baby to latch on, pumping can help you lose the weight and your baby can still get the nutrition from your milk. My son wouldn’t latch on for anything. The nurses couldn’t even figure out why he couldn’t do it right so he mostly got it from the bottle after I pumped it for him.
There are some who lose it right away and it makes me mad. One of my friends from work just had her third child and within two weeks she was already back to the way she was before having her first child! Talk about not fair. Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones.
Post # 23
i gained 50 pounds, at 42 weeks of being pregnant, i gave birt 11 weeks ago and still have 10 lbs to lose!!!
Post # 24
Thanks, everyone! This is definitely making me feel better. I will be thrilled if in the first few months I lose most and then I am only looking at the last 10 to lose or something like that. It just seems overwhelming, the thought of trying to lose 40ish+ (?) lbs!