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losing weight after birth

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

i'm still hanging in! my due date is july 15th and i'm more than ready! really, i'm not. i'm just ready to not be pregnant anymore.

that said, any advice/tips on how to lose the baby weight? i know the whole eating well, exercising, etc. i'm sure those work just great (it's the backbone of weight loss & healthy living, afterall). what i'm looking for is tried and true info from those of you who had luck beyond the cornerstones.

i didn't lose as much weight as i had wanted pre-pregnancy, but i have stayed within my 20 lb gain range. now that this journey is almost done i'm ready to start on the next journey. i'm really excited to turn the next corner. i know it's gonna be a lot of hard work. but i'm ready! i don't want to be an overweight mom who can't play with her kids. i don't want my kid(s) growing up in a unhealthy lifestyle. when i say i'm never letting my children have fast food i mean it and i want to be prepared so i don't have to rely on quick, unhealthy food.

but first, i have to make myself healthy. i can't wait to start that journey and get back with all you wonderful spark friends! i have been mia lately cause i was starting to stress over gaining too much weight while pregnant. i'm feeling more comfortable with the gain, but i don't want to get out of control during the last couple months.
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    Breast feeding helps you lose baby weight! If you can do it, great. I was only able to nurse exclusively for about a month with both of my kids. The we're big babies (9#+) and I couldn't keep up, but I continued to nurse as much as I could for several months...

    And walking is great too! Invest in a sling so you can carry the baby and go! You will be surprised how much energy it takes even to carry an infant.

    Congrats and best wishes!
    2179 days ago
    Hey, you take care of that precious bundle. Just keep taking care of you and the rest will fall in place in time.
    2216 days ago
    Tried and true advice is the same: choose wholesome foods that are full of vitamins,nutrient and protein.
    If you're breastfeeding, be sure to drink plenty of water but not too much-too much can actually hinder milk production. Also, some (few) people lose weight easily while nursing,that's not the case for me(or most). But, focus on choosing good foods, making sure you're eating enough for baby,too and exercise when you can and SLEEP when you can. You'll do great!
    2216 days ago
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