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Was it harder to lose weight the 2nd time around? S/O kind of

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM
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Did you have more trouble losing weight after your second baby compared to your first baby? Or 3rd, 4th, or 5th for that matter.

I was 30 when I had my first daughter and I had no trouble slimming down after she was born. I was 35 when my 2nd daughter was born. She's 17 months now and I'm still not where I'd like to be weight wise. When DD1 was born I worked out maybe once a week if possible. Now I work out 3-4 times a week yet I'm still not losing the weight like I did back then. I'm not sure if it's my age or something to do with having a 2nd kid...lol I just know that I'm not a fan.

So what's it been like for you?

by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:53 AM
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nellyb118
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:55 AM
No, not at all. I was back to my pre-preg weight at my 6 week check up. The first time I gained above the recommended and struggled with the last 5-10 pounds.
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me-n-mygirls
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM
my 1st I was 20 and it took a while.
2nd similiar..
3rd I lost it fairly quickly. I was 28.
4th I was pretty much pre-baby at my check-up.
5th I am same size or smaller than pre-baby.....still havnt had 6 week check-up. I had baby #5 2 days before my 31st birthday. I got discharged on my birthday :)
each pregnancy I was smaller and each one I gained less than the one before.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM
Nope. It was easier with my second. And even easier with my third. The pregnancy weight just fell off...and then some.
supermomz25
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:08 AM

with my 1st I gained 25lbs then I lost all but 5lbs
with my 2nd I gained 22lbs then I lost all but 5lbs
with my 3rd I gained 30lbs then I lost all but 5lbs
so after 3 kids I have gained 15lbs

MAXnBRYCESMomma
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Losing the weight was MUCH easier after my second.




~Annie~


rmfanfgljf
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:13 AM
I actually needed to gain weight, I started off my first pregnancy at 115, after I had her at my 6 week check up I was at 125. After my second dd I was at 132, I didn't need to lose weight after her so I was working on timing. Now here it is 2.5 years after my ds and I am currently between 160-165, its a steady weight.....but this year I am determined to make some changes to be healthier. It doesn't matter how much I lose because I want to look and feel good about my body. But to answer your question it is harder for me to lose weight after my 3rd and last baby.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Nope, no trouble at all. Breast feeding made me drop every single pound, plus an additional fifteen pounds both times. 

However, after my first, I lost all that weight within five months. With my second, it took almost ten months. And now that it's all off, I have to do some serious toning. I have a slight pudge going on that wasn't there after my first. And my boobs sag more this time too!

eyeheartsin
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:16 AM
No trouble after 2nd, but I'm still struggling after my 4th
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vboatner
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Yes. Only because I got hypothyroidism after DS 2. It took a while to figure out why I could not lose weight. Now that I have all of that taken care of though, it is coming off the same was it did after DS 1.

wodntulk2kno1
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:17 AM
My 4th seemed harder because I believe it was due to having my tubes tied. My belly seemed swollen because of it and I was not use to that. I also think too I was so active on the 4th one I expected more results in the end.
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