Mine was off within a year. It surprised me, actually. Breastfeeding made a huge impact, and then when my son was 3 months old I started going to a Curves women's gym for a couple months, then switched to a regular gym (so hubby and I could go, and I could have childcare) when DS was 10 months old, and started training for a 5k using the Couch to 5k program. It's awesome! It's a free interval training running thing to get you from being a non-runner to running your first 5k (3 mile) race in 10 weeks. I ran my 5k in July and am halfway through training for my 10k in October, and then on to my first half marathon in March. :)
Oh, and the weight is still falling off! As long as I go easy on the ice cream. :)
Adding produce to my daily diet helped, too. Instead of focusing on what I can't eat, I fill up on fruits and veggies eat less of higher calorie stuff. And stop eating when I'm full.
at 6:00 PM on Aug. 21, 2009