I don't know how old this post is, but I was glad to find it. I gained a hundred pounds during my pregnancy and I felt like such a freak! It just seemed that no matter what I did, I gained a steady 10 lbs a month during my pregnancy. I wasn't skinny to begin with but I was nice looking. In fact, I'd just lost about 50 lbs around a year prior to getting pregnant and was maintaining the weight loss easily. Now, I've gotten about 53/100 lbs off, just 47 to go to get back to where I was. (baby's almost 9 months old). To be honest though, I haven't really put any effort into losing the weight though until now. Once I got 50 lbs off, I just stopped losing any more weight. So I started dieting/exercising about 2 weeks ago, and so far I've only lost a few lbs, but I feel awesome. I know I'll get the pounds off eventually, it's just hard to be patient when it takes twice the time to take it off as it did to put it on!!
Fitness Minutes: (7,877) Posts: 330 6/30/09 11:12 P
I hated other women who had easy weight gains too. I didn't understand why I just piled it on. My biological father's mom had weight problems too and I get it from her. Then I hated myself for hating them. It's not their fault I had problems and it's good for them that they didn't! I completely sympathize with you.
I have the same problem. Before i got pregnant I weighed in at a fit 130 lbs a size 5 jeans and small to x-small tops even though I'm only 4 foot 10 inches. (it was mostly muscle weight) I went to the gym 5 times a week and my husband and i would go walking on the beach all the time. (We live in Florida) Then the second i got pregnant I started gaining weight. At first it was just in my boobs but by the time i was 4 months i was gaining weight everywhere. By the end of my pregnancy i weighed over 215 lbs. There were many other females at work that were pregnant at the same time and none had gained nearly as much as i did. And many other females would tell me their pregnancy stories but none of them seemed to have gained as much as i did. My close friend told me that she had gained a lot when she was pregnant with her first child ( she has 2 children ) but a lot to her was 45 lbs. Somehow i ended up feeling horrible about myself and hating all these people for not having to deal with huge weight gain. Now post baby i have much less muscle mass any way more fat on my body. And now it seems that i have to work twice as hard to lose weight than i would have before i got pregnant. Pre baby if i wanted to lose any weight i would just cut back on my calorie intake and it seemed like the weight just fell off now i have to bust my butt and eat fewer calories than i have ever eaten in my entire life time and it still just crawls off.
current weight: 166.2
Fitness Minutes: (7,877) Posts: 330 6/29/09 8:53 P
I gained 77 pounds when I was pregnant with my son and I was also a skinny 145 prior to getting pregnant...it was VERY hard on me...I lost about 30 before I became pregnant with my daughter where I gained about 40 pounds...I try to incorporate my kids into my workout, even if it's going for a walk...it may not be a major workout, but it's better then nothing...my son is almost 3, so he wants to be outside all the time, so I try and run around with him as much as I can.
I think it sounds like you are doing good and working away at it. Just keep adding little things periodically- I know it can feel overwhelming thinking about the amount of weight you want to loose and wondering how you are going to do it, espcially with small children. So try just taking one day at a time and adding one new "healthy" thing to your life/schedule a week. Like upping your water intake one week. Once you have that, then changing one more dietary habit or adding a small amount exercise here and there.
I agree it is harder after having children. I was working out and working full time before having my first and it was MUCH easier back then! I have a 3 year old and 2 year old boy, they are close in age and things were pretty hard, particularly the first year after my second was born. That was just "survival" times. It was much easier with just one child, and easier when he was smaller. My husband works long, irregular hours and so finding someone to watch them is hard as well. But I finally have started getting up to run and/or going to the gym at 5:30 am. That's just the only time I can seem to get away and get some exercise for myself. I have also been working on conquering the emotional eating that really exploded once my babies were born as well.
I weighed 264 lbs about 1 1/2 ago and had 2 miscarriages. I gained another 20 lbs from depression and ended up getting pregnant (naturally this time after we had given up) and had a healthy baby girl in January. I think there is more than just weight involved.
I gained 150!! later found out i had a underactive thyroid...so it was like a double wammy!!
i am 6 feet tall and was already 200 pounds and i am embarrassed to say but you can do the math...so now my son is 16 months and i swear he is the energizer bunny minus the costume!!! SERIOUSLY KEEPS ME ON MY TOES!!!
about 6 weeks a go i joined La Fitness and since its a block from my house i run there when he naps and late at night after he goes to sleep... its easier to do since i am not EBFing all day long but yes he is still BFing. I am now at 295 so i have 100 pound + to loose... but i have lost inches since going to the gym!!! YAY YAY
I do suggest getting your thyroid checked even if its a little under active it can screw you metabolism up and make it impossible to loose wieght....since i got on the medicine and have been working out i feel almost like a college girl again...I did say ALmost!!
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I did too! I was fat before I got pregnant. It was weird, my husband and I tried for 6 years and we never got pregnant. Then at 180 I get pregnant. All of my heavier relatives said their doctors told them to lsoe weight so they could get pregnant.
SO yea, I also gained an additional 100 pounds. My daughter in now 9 months. I jhave no excuse but laziness as to why I have yet to lose weight. I have tried, but getting up every 2 hours to feed Lexi drained me. I just wanted to sleep. Then I would still pig out because I would be up 20 hours a week.
Lexi just started crawling so she keeps me on my feet now. Im always running after her.
Now that the nice weather is here we walk to the beach everyday. Im usally all sweaty and bright red after 10 minutes of walking. I get so embarrased I stop walking. I cant walk at night because my husband thinks my city is not safe.
My baby is only 2 months old but I use him as my weight loss tool not an inconvenience. I hold him in my arms all day so that my hands are too occupied to eat. I take him on walks to get him to sleep for nap time. Even though your child is older, you can still use him/her as a weight loss tool. Play with him/her instead of entering the kitchen. Take him/her to the park to run around in the grass or playground for exercise.
I was at a healthy 145 prior to becoming pregnant. It took me two years to go from a childhood weight of 190 lbs to reach what I felt comfortable and healthy with. I gained a wopping 100 lbs during my pregnancy. I Lost 20 lbs immediatly and another 20 shortly there after. I have in the past year been able to shave off another 20 lbs. I have another 40+ lbs u would like to use but i find that having my munchin running around and wanting to spend every extra minute w/ her makes losing the weight ten times harder
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