(Closed) What do you think about this FB post about pregnancy weight?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What do you think about this post?
    Good for her, she SHOULD brag! : (96 votes)
    29 %
    It's motivational for other pregnant ladies! : (5 votes)
    2 %
    It's hurtful to women that don't "bounce back" as fast. : (28 votes)
    9 %
    It's egotistical and unnecessary. : (169 votes)
    52 %
    Doesn't everyone drop the weight that fast? : (6 votes)
    2 %
    She's full of crap. Pictures or it didn't happen! : (16 votes)
    5 %
    Other: I'll respond below... : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t see anything wrong with it. Good for her. I’ve heard many stories where women lose a lot of weight a week after the baby and a few weeks later gain a bunch back. Hopefully that isn’t the case! Some of her post could have been worded a tad better but it’s not bad!

    Post # 4
    7673 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Brag about it to your mum and sister? Sure. Brag about it to 300 friends? Egotistical and unnecessary. If the post had been more humble it might not have been so bad.

    Post # 5
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @E_Lynne615:  good for you, mama! That’s what I think! My biggest concern besides the actual child after birth would be getting that weight off! To me, being a mother and creating life doesn’t give you a lifelong excuse to look like crap or not work to get to your former state (as much as possible). 

    Post # 6
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with being proud and posting something about being back at your pre-pregnancy weight, but I think the way she said it rubs me the wrong way a little bit. Particularly the last 3 sentences.

    In regard to the ladies that lose all of their pregnancy weight right away – I think that has a lot to do with genetics, though I may be wrong. 

    My mother was 105 pounds pre-pregnancy and the day after she gave birth to me she was 98lbs. 

    Post # 7
    991 posts
    Busy bee

    @paula1248:  +1  The sentiment of the post isn’t so bad.  I’d be proud too.  However, her wording comes off rude.

    Post # 8
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I also feel like 8 days after a C-section, it’s not like she exercised or did anything special, she was just lucky to shed the water weight and she didn’t gain much to begin with.  So fine.  I think it’s way more impressive when people get back in shape by exercising and eating well, than by just shedding the bloat.  So I voted egotistical and unnecessary, but I also don’t think it’s that impressive.

    Post # 9
    2664 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    my reaction… who cares? she lost the weight, good for her. if people really get that offended by it, they really need to find a hobby. I’ve seen much more rude posts. 

    Post # 10
    7208 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @ZoeyGirl:  I was tempted to agree with you but I think the impressive thing is that she didn’t gain any “real” weight through her pregnancy. Still braggy though. 

    Post # 11
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve had 2 pregnancies and have lost the babyweight and a little extra right after giving birth both times. So both times I’ve been lighter post pregnancy than I was pre pregnancy.
    I would however never brag about it on FB and never talk about it in mixed company unless directly relevant to the conversation.

    Post # 12
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Good for her for not gaining excess weight! I personally probably wouldn’t brag on FB, but I did brag to a view family members/close friends about the weight I lost after the baby. Although, hers is probably also genetics. I would also hate her. 😉


    Post # 13
    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it could have been worded better… I also don’t know that I would post it on Facebook.

    Post # 14
    46667 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Be proud? Absolutely- as long as she didn’t put the babies’ health at risk by not gaining enough weight in the first place.

    Need to rub it in to other women by posting publically? Not nice and not necessary.

    And what doctor does a weigh in 8 days post partum?

    Post # 15
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @paula1248:  Exactly!!  Why would the whole world need to know this?

    Post # 16
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @E_Lynne615:  Whatever, she had a goal, she worked for it, she accomplished it, why shouldn’t she brag? I don’t think it’s egotistical to announce proudly when you’ve accomplished a goal that mattered to you. The same things don’t have to be important to everyone, it’s not like she did something that is OBJECTIVELY good/important, but it was clearly important to her, and she did it. Good for her, she should be congratulated.

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