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While I was preggers with DS2 I put on over 30kgs and got over 80kgs. After having him (hes know 12wks) I weighed 73kgs. Since starting to lose weight I know weigh 68/69kgs. I am stuck haven't lost and weight for almost 2wks know. I have noticed that my tummy has become much more firmer and when I poke it :rolleyes: theres bout 2cm of fat. I have been working out everyday for the the last week. More then 30mins daily it varies. I have cut down on what I eat dramatically.
What am I doing wrong?
Oh Taddy you are doing a fantastic job! Losing 5kgs is something to be proud of :yelclap:
I think I've put on 5kg since Kevin was born :laughing:
I think generally when you begin a weightloss kick your loss plateaus for a short while due to fluid loss etc, until it gets into a proper rhythm or something...
Hmmm does that make sense?
Keep doing what you're doing and you'll get there! :hugs:
EDIT: They also say to keep the pregnancy weight off you should aim to lose it at the same rate you gained it, ie over the space of 9months.
Definitely what Sammie said! :yes:
Try not to get disillusioned. You will lose a great deal of fluid first up, and this will be good motivation to keep going, as the weight & dress size plummets so quickly, but then you reach a little plateau while you get down to the nitty gritty to lose the real stuff you want to get rid of - the FAT!
Then again, you will have little plataeux along the way, as your body & metabolism change to meet new needs.
Also, bear in mind that muscle does weigh more than fat, so if you are going through a stage where you are doing all you can, yet don't seem to be dropping down any lower on the scales, stick to it - you're most likely just building muscle tone, which in itself is great as more muscle means you can burn fuel more effectively & get fitter even more quickly! :thumbsup:
I too put on 30kgs with DD, and lost all but 10 before falling PG again. This time I've put on about 23 (so far!!) and I'm looking forward to dropping it too!
You're doing really well!!! Be sure to keep up eating enough calories to maintain your energy (you'll need it!) and also to maintain your supply & the right nutrients if you are still BF.
I had a similar experience so thought i'd share.
I put on 30kgs too. I went up to 87kgs (prepreg 57kgs). After birth I weighed 84kgs (go figure DS weighed 3.4kgs, so not sure what the go was there).
I probably started actively trying to lose weight when he was 6 weeks old, once bleeding stopped.
I was exercising 5 times a week, dieting (first was healthy CSIRO style).
Then i started weight training with a PT combined with L&E plus 4 cardio.
I cant remember exact time frames for weightloss but I finally got down to 70kgs when DS was 18 months old.
I expeced it go much much quicker with all the workouts and food watching i was doing but it was the MOST stubborn weight i have ever had to lose.
When i got to the 70kgs i just plateaued and nothing would budge, and let me tell you i have never jogged as much as i did then.
So as a last resort i did TF and it budged 5kgs quickly.
I then lost a further 2kgs just through exercise (its like my metabolism got a kickstart with TF).
So i finally got down to 63kgs (still 5bloodykgs over pre preg weight) when DS was 21months.
And i seriously thought i would be back in my old jeans:no: by DS being 6months.
So what i am saying is hang in there, it may take longer but i know you will get there, it is bloody hard work, and i can tell you i got sick of watching what i ate all the time. BF did nothing for weight loss which frustrated me big time.
Continue to eat well, exercise and dont let yourself get down, i think that can be a barrier to weight loss, when it is all you tihnk about it (was in my experience)
Ok i have :ecomcity: way too much, good luck
Since going on my diet 2 weeks ago I lost .5kg the first week then I gained it back plus .2 kg. I measured my self though and have lost 2 inches, so I must have put on muscle. Its disheatening though hey? Better off throwing the scales out!
Yep!! I agree with Cherie!!! Definitely taking measurements is the way to go. It is far more inspiring to know you are continually losing cms, moreso than kgs. It shows more consistently & is a better, more accurate guide of exactly how much you're "shrinking" and exactly where it's coming from!
Just make sure you measure in the same spot each time. I try to go for once a week in the morning immediately after I get out of bed.
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