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Losing weight after giving birth

Hey girls, I'm due to give birth on May 5th, currently 36 weeks pregnant. I had my first baby last March and these two will be 13 months apart. I'm having trouble figuring out how to lose weight though, I'm overweight right now and would like to get back to where I was before I got pregnant. I need to lose about 50 pounds, I weighed 115 when I got pregnant the first time, went up to 145 and couldn't lose all that weight before I got pregnant again, now I'm up to 165 and would like to lose the 50 pounds I gained while pregnant. I don't have to lose all of it just most of it, like say I got around 120 that'd be fine. I just want to lose weight, I hate being fat and feel so ugly being fat. Is there anything I should do to lose weight? I have never had to lose weight before, now I do.

by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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MsGrayciesMommy
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM
It will definitely help to start now. I always hear walking thrughout pregnancy helps during labor too! Just stat hydrated and listen to your body. You will obviously be tired, but don't push too hard:)

Quoting bressmommy2012:

I think I could do an hour and if it's raining out or something I could take the bus to the mall and walk around inside the mall. Should I do this before I have the baby too or wait until after I have the baby?



Quoting MsGrayciesMommy:

I took a fitness class in college. The instructor recommended about an hour daily. But longer if you're not doing other exercise. It seems like a lot, butjust enjoy the time out and fresh air, iit'll fly:)



Quoting bressmommy2012:

How long should my walks be for? That sounds like a great idea too, I just got a double stroller as a gift and plan on using that a lot. I think I just need some motovation.




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taurusmom88
by Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Right now all I can do is bf. Had baby 4 weeks ago tomorrow. And had surgery about a week and a half ago. I lost 32 pounds already. I'm eating a low fat no processed food diet and plan on exersicing when I am feeling able. Mostly walking, situps, and I have a ski machine as well.
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bressmommy2012
by Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Thanks. I think I'm going to go for a walk here in a little bit. I feel so huge though so I dunno if it'll motovate me.


Quoting MsGrayciesMommy:

It will definitely help to start now. I always hear walking thrughout pregnancy helps during labor too! Just stat hydrated and listen to your body. You will obviously be tired, but don't push too hard:)

Quoting bressmommy2012:

I think I could do an hour and if it's raining out or something I could take the bus to the mall and walk around inside the mall. Should I do this before I have the baby too or wait until after I have the baby?



Quoting MsGrayciesMommy:

I took a fitness class in college. The instructor recommended about an hour daily. But longer if you're not doing other exercise. It seems like a lot, butjust enjoy the time out and fresh air, iit'll fly:)



Quoting bressmommy2012:

How long should my walks be for? That sounds like a great idea too, I just got a double stroller as a gift and plan on using that a lot. I think I just need some motovation.






awesomemommy2
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Walk, walk, walk.   Wear the new baby and push the other in the stroller.   Lots of water and fresh fruits and veggies as snacks.    Eat small meal throughout the day as they speeds up metabolism.   

MsGrayciesMommy
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM
I'm the same way. Just commit to this week. Say.. 5 days. By then you should notice more energy and just overall feel better.

Quoting bressmommy2012:

Thanks. I think I'm going to go for a walk here in a little bit. I feel so huge though so I dunno if it'll motovate me.



Quoting MsGrayciesMommy:

It will definitely help to start now. I always hear walking thrughout pregnancy helps during labor too! Just stat hydrated and listen to your body. You will obviously be tired, but don't push too hard:)



Quoting bressmommy2012:

I think I could do an hour and if it's raining out or something I could take the bus to the mall and walk around inside the mall. Should I do this before I have the baby too or wait until after I have the baby?




Quoting MsGrayciesMommy:

I took a fitness class in college. The instructor recommended about an hour daily. But longer if you're not doing other exercise. It seems like a lot, butjust enjoy the time out and fresh air, iit'll fly:)





Quoting bressmommy2012:

How long should my walks be for? That sounds like a great idea too, I just got a double stroller as a gift and plan on using that a lot. I think I just need some motovation.








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Mom2five87
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Just watch what you eat and exercise. I am thinking about the same thing (weight loss after baby). I lost 107 pounds before I got pregnant with this baby and I have now gained back 36 pounds and I'm 31 weeks along. I am sooo ready to get the weight back off!
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lifeforchrist
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

breastfeed! :)

Randi02
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Breastfeed, obviously :)

Eat foods that count. Lean proteins, fresh fruits and veggies, stay away from carbonated or processed foods.

No carbonated drinks.

Excercise.

Mrs.Andrews
by Mandy on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM

The best thing you can do after you give birth is to eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and be active. Don't try to lose weight too much for the first 6 months or so. It will hurt your milk supply if you are nursing. My body won't lose weight no matter what for the first 6 months or so after I give birth, even when I'm not breastfeeding. So give it time and just be as healthy as you can be. After the first 6 months, start exercising and eating slightly less calories. Good luck!

TTC2Long
by Gold Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM
I lost it all + 16lbs and got down to 102 by bf and walking. I'd wear ds in my Moby and walk the neighborhood 3-4x/week, sometimes with dh on nice evenings. I'd stop and do calf raises at certain corners, too. And I ate healthy as well. Oh, and drinking the water you need to keep up with bf is w great appetite supressant, esp
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