I would like to know if anyone else has had issues losing weight years after having a baby?
I had a baby in May 2009, Before my first pregnancy I weighed 120 lbs. By 41 weeks I was 198 lbs. (I had pre-eclampisa and Gestational Diabetes which resulted in almost 80 pound weight gain as well as caused me to have an emergency C-Section) and After about three months I was down to 169 lbs.
I did breastfeed for 2 1/2 years and i never lost a single pound.My weight never changed from what I was the day after I had my daughter. Nothing in 3 years.
By Thanksgiving of this past year (2012) I weighed 168.9 lbs and I said to myself no more,so I started a gym plan, the second week of December 2012. I started out doing full body workouts ( by doing weight lifting/training) and an hour of cardio 3 days a week -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I do 2 hours of cardio and swim laps on Saturdays. I have chose Sunday to be my rest day. It takes me about three hours a night.
Since I started this plan December 16th, 2012 to now Feb. 21, 2013 -- I am down to 146 lbs. but I honestly dislike that i am spending three hours a night at the gym, mainly because I feel like I am putting in the work without any noticeable results.
I have had people ask if I have a thyroid problem caused by pregnancy but I dont have health insurance anymore so I cant get it check out..does anyone else know if this could be the problem?
I spent my entire life never gaining weight, and I was ALWAYS at or under 120 pounds, so the last few years have been a nightmare. I have always been activity, I love doing long distance backpacking trips but with the extra weight I have I just cant do the things I enjoy anymore
I had really bad postpartum depression which hasn't ever truly gone away, and this weight loss issue is making matters only worse for me.
All my friends were size two's got pregnant and then were right back to size two in a matter of a few weeks...It seriously irks me, no one can relate and its leaving me depressed and frustrated....
Has anyone else struggled with any of these issues too? anything would be helpful!
Edited by: AMOREAU25 at: 2/21/2013 (10:48)