Post # 1
Ok, so I know this doesn’t sound like a problem, but I weigh about 10 pounds less now than I did before I got pregnant, and I have recently returned to work. My son is 7+ months old and I am pretty much dont breast feeding. I was not at overweight before (went from a size 6 to a 2 or 4), and now am def. on the the thin side. I have not tried to lose this weight, it just happened and now none of my clothes fit.
The problem is that I literally can’t find things to wear to work, my pants won’t even stay on with a belt – so my question is this – if this happened to you, did it last? I am trying to figure out whether to stock up on new clothes (I wear business attire so this is $$$), or just buy a few things and wear them into the ground while my weight returns to its normal state…….
ETA: I was 33 when I had my baby.
Post # 3
It took me about a year but I actually ended up thinner than before my pregnancy. I stayed that way for probably four years. I was 22 at the time.
Post # 4
I lost a lot of weight after my pregnancy because of breast feeding. I stayed that way for about a year and a half and then I gained it all back. But I eat like a pig so that may be why.
Post # 5
I weigh 25 pounds less than I did when I got pregnant. I was 118 then, had the baby at 138, and was 95 pounds 8 weeks after having the baby. She’s 19 months old now and I weigh 93-95 pounds consistently. It’s a lot of work lugging them and their crap around all the time and chasing after them all day!
Post # 6
A lot of people end up thinner after pregnancy if they get pregnant in their 20s. Phsiologically, women put on a little weight after puberty that is a reserve for pregnancy.
You probably need to buy new clothes. If you’re worried about gaining it back, get the new clothes at good will.
Post # 7
Interesting! I was 24 when I had my daughter so that makes sense. Most of probably was biological preparing-for-baby weight; the rest was probably all those Bourbon-and-Diet Cokes-in-college weight. LOL.
Post # 8
I would just buy some basics but not replace your entire wadrobe. Maybe you can find something in a consignment sale. Also, for skirts/dresses, do you have a friend that could do some simply alterations?
Post # 9
I have this issue and it sucks! I’ve always been tiny, about 110-115 lb. I got pregnant and lost 15 lb in the 1st trimester from god awful morning sickness. Was about 128 when I gave birth but I never gained that 15 lb back after. I blamed it on breastfeeding but I’ve been done with that awhile now and still weigh under 100 lb. My daughter will be 2 next month! I hate it and would love to gain some weight before my wedding in July. Not likely though since there’s not much time left. I do eat a lot and recently started lifting weights again. Also drinking protein shakes. I was considering going to the dr to get my thyroid checked. It’s comforting to know other women have had this issue as well!
Post # 10
Yep, I’m still thinner than I was pre-pregnancy. Not much, only about 10 pounds, but it was enough that I had to buy some new clothes (mostly pants since my shirts still mostly fit). My suggestion is to stock up on some basics you’ll be able to wear even if you fluctuate 10 pounds or so: wrap dresses, skirts with stretchy waistbands, and flowy type shirts are now in my daily wardrobe.
Post # 11
I’d suggest buying a few pairs of basic black pants (maybe check places like TJMaxx). Since you’ve just gone back to work there’s a chance that the schedule change could effect your weight so personally I’d buy a few things and give it about a month to be sure nothing was changing.
Post # 12
I agree with the others…just buy a few basic things. Some department stores sell work pants for pretty cheap, and places like Express and Limited are always having half off sales. If you haven’t gained the weight back after 7 months you probably won’t, but if you don’t want to break the bank now, you can probably just get by with some new essentials.
Post # 13
I weigh less than I did when I got pregnant, but my body is still changing shape… so I bought a bunch of new clothes which now don’t fit me either. My body was really weird afterward with bigger hips etc… but that went away about 9 months after she was born. I’m not even done breastfeeding, so that will be a whole new change. I’m just waiting until I’m done with all the changes until I commit to any pricey new clothes.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I found some great pants at Banana Republic which I think are nice enough for work but not too pricey to get me through a few months while I see how things go….
Post # 15
Yes. When I got pregnant with my five year old I was 173lbs. When I got pregnant with my three year old I was 159lbs. I am now 133lbs and we are done making babies. I breastfed both of my daughters for 16 months and 14 months respectively and it was the best diet I have ever been on. lol All in all I have a better body than before I had kids.
Post # 16
Yep, this happened to me! And my body shape actually changed. Before pregnancy I used to carry my weight in my hips/butt. But while I was pregnant they got smaller and all the weight gained was baby. I was all baby! LOL! I had to buy new jeans because they all sagged on my butt, not so cute at all! LOL! My son is 18 months and I haven’t gained the weight back. I was around 135 (I’m 5’8) before I got pregnant, I gained about 25 pounds being pregnant and now I weigh between 128 and 130. And I lost all my baby weight within 3 weeks! Yep, breastfeeding is the BEST DIET EVER! So for me I didn’t really lose that much weight but my body shape changed (which I am not complaining about LOL), which made my clothes fit weird.
Also, I don’t think it’s so bad to buy a few expensive pieces. Because who knows? They might motivate you to keep the weight off.