What did you do to lose it?
What did you do to lose it?
The rule is 9 months up, 9 months down.
I did nothing spectacular to be honest. Your body knows how to reset itself, give it time.
With DD it took about 14 months. I carried around that pesky last 3kg from about 9-14 months. I lost my baby weight by running on the treadmill during her morning nap every day and eating well. I also found weaning at 12 months meant those extra kgs fell off easier (I seem to store a bit of extra fat to make milk).
DS is 11 months and I'm still carrying 5kg. I am eating well, exercising as much as possible with 2 kids, and it's not budging. I'm going to wait till I wean (whenever that may be) to put the pressure on to lose those last few.
I was back to pre pregnancy weight within 6 weeks. My only exercise was walking and Ive always done situps religiously. I've always been a slight build and my mum had 5 kids and still retained her figure so I think I'm blessed with good genes
I seemed to lose all but a couple of kilos at around the 4 month mark every time.
I don't know what changes at 4 months post partum but it seems to be the magic number for me. The other couple of kilos hung around until i weaned.
I didn't do anything really to lose it. I simply breastfed my baby on demand. I did mother and baby yoga after about 6 months but more for fun and to not feel so sedentary which helpd as well and wasn't too strenuous.
Last edited by laurea; 18-01-2012 at 18:13.
My dd was ten days... Silly me thought my body was kickarse, so I was not expecting it to be so much more difficult this time around! 7 months later and I'm still very much struggling,
I lost the 8kg I gained with my ds and the 12kg I gained with my dd within a couple of weeks of each pregnancy. BUT, my shape changed. My tummy got bigger each time (clearly the 2nd time I had a LOT of fluid on board & a big bubba - 4.36kg) and it just isn't the same afterwards. I miss my skinny waist from pre-ds's pregnancy.
After my ds I lost the weight straight away, but the slowly gained, not realising it. Then at 12 months I went to go back to work & couldn't fit into my clothes - I'd gained 8kg without noticing! Eik! I lost 14kg over the next 8 months, but slowly regained 8kg of that over the next 3 years.
My dd is now 3.5 months old and I have gained 3kg in the last 6 - 8 weeks, but I'm watching what I eat and about to increase my exercise to minimise weight gain from here on in.
With DS1 I gained 30kg and went from 65kg to almost 100kg I had alot of fluid retention and DS1 was 9pound so within the first week I had lost 10kg.The last 20kg wasn't so easy. I lost another 10ish before falling pregnant with DS2, with extremely strict exercise and healthy diet. Only gained 15kg with DS2 and lost around 5kg withing the first couple of weeks. But then when DS2 was 10months I had a relationship breakdown and managed to regain those 5kg I had lost. The boys are now older, 4 and 2, 3months ago I was over 90kg, I have now lost over 12kg and just have another 11kg until I am back at pre-pregnancy weight, I have worked very very hard to get to where I am, strict diet and exercise is what has got me here, I wish I was lucky enough to bounce back straight after pregnancy, but unfortunetly I wasn't, I envy those who do
It's taken me 2 years but I did put on 30 kilos. I think that having two close pregnancies has made it harder to lose. Now the boys are older and more active I have to do a lot more with them to wear them out, so there is a lot of outside play, park dates etc. I also changed my eating habits (I graze all day) instead of big meals. Other than that I'm not someone who likes to excercise so I have just incorporated a lot of incidental movement. I will always have a curtain of skin on my tummy though, so while I'm happy to be back at 60 kilos I'll never have the stomach I did
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