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how long did it take you to get back to your normal weight after you had your baby? And what exercises are good to know to lose baby weight?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:03 AM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • It took me about 9 months..

    Answer by rOEY802 at 3:12 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • well....before i got prego i was a size 9....The week after i had the baby I was a size 18-20 (yeah i know) It has been 3 years and i am now a 14 however i did not start really working out and eating right until about 6 months ago! LOL so i don't really know however my sister lost all her baby weight within 6 months by eating really well and doing yoga...she didn't take classes or anything she just bought a dvd.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • It took about 7 months. I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight when I found out I was pregnant again. LOL

    Answer by jenae_gist at 5:03 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • With my first about 9 months. I was a size 2 before getting pregnant and after hovered between a 4 and a 6 for a long time. With my second (who was born this past June) I'm still trying to lose about 10 lbs. Right now I'm a 4 and can squeeze into my pre-pregnancy jeans but they are tight. For exercise, I run 6 to 8 miles every morning and resistance train 3 times a week. I'm breastfeeding right now so not too much I can do about dieting except to eat healthy.

    Answer by Kimposible at 6:23 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Everyone hates me because I can wear my size 5 jeans only 3 weeks after giving birth. I gained 35 lbs during pregnancy. I have a naturally fast metabolism. Wish I could help others with a magic way of dropping the weight.

    Answer by hotmama404 at 7:21 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • I was back in my prepreg jeans within the first month, and now a year later am below my prepreg weight and all my pants are too big. I owe it all to nursing, haven't exercised much. I'm worried when I stop nursing that I'll put the weight back on so haven't bought pants that actually fit yet.

    Answer by Mommy_Carebear at 8:10 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Technically, I never did. I did get back to a weight that I had been pre-pregnancy but it was more than what I weighed when I got pg with ds. Now I am pg again and getting ready to deliver so I hope i will be more motivated to lose it this time. Last time I wasn't because I knew I wanted to get pg and I would only gain it back.

    Answer by spamica at 8:14 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Everyone hated me too. I lost all baby weight in a week. I was 121 when I got pregnant, gained 63 lbs with triplets and weighed 114 when I left the hospital, but I also had a hysterectomy. A belly wrap helps a lot with the tightening of the muscles quickly. My situation was a little different than most because I delivered 2 vaginally, 1 by c- section, then had a hysterectomy hours later. My body and hormones were screwed up for a while and I guess it kind of helped that I really did not have an appetite for a month. I forced myself to eat a half of a peanut butter sandwich a day.

    Answer by momtotrips at 8:46 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • I was 115 before I got pregnant and I gained 50 pounds while pregnant. I lost 20 in the first 2 months or so but the other 30 I had to work at. It took me around 9 more months to lost those 30 pounds and get back down to my pre preg weight. Now my daughter is 2 and I'm 2 pounds below my pre-preg weight. I'm only 5'1 so 165 did not look good on me.

    I did a combination of cardio to lose the weight, and pilates to tone. At first whenI need to burn more calories I did 4 days of cardio at 30-40 minutes (or the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred 5 days a week) and on my off days I did Pilates. It's not easy or quick which I think it what most people are lookign for, but it works. I don't/can't/won't diet so I just watch my portions instead. Good luck!

    Answer by mommyslate at 9:25 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • About 2 months
    Walking and low impact aerobics.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:54 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

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