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    Subbing. I have 2 kids and yep finding it much harder to lose weight second time round. I have less time to myself and when I do I like to relax, eat yummy food and not exercise lol! Have just had 2 people ask me if I was preggers so am feeling even worse now. I wish it didn't bother me so much just feel so self conscious and like I have to wear really baggy daggy clothes to cover up my tummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    So, you've lose weight and therefore don't understand the problem the op is having ? Your post is not helpful.

    OP - everyone is different and most women do struggle a bit to lose weight after having children. The female human body is designed to store weight to support it during breast feeding and during the first months of a baby's life when it was traditionally hard to gather food. Some women have a natural high metabolism and weight loss is easier.

    If you stick to a good diet and exercise regime it should eventually (mostly) come off. If it doesn't come off in a reasonable time - within say 12 months it would be advisable to see your GP for a check up.

    Remember it took 40 weeks to grow another human being inside your body and that's a pretty superhuman effort. Be kind to yourself. (Especially when many others won't be so kind)

    Come on. Kimberleygal1 is saying both factors of exercise and eating well have in her experience helped her loose the baby weight. How that not helpful in regards to the poster's question?

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    I weigh less than when I got pregnant (I don't gain weight while pregnant despite eating crap), but it's allll wrong. The first time everything went back pretty much the same (which isn't flash, but it's me). Now it's all in my belly and I'm seriously struggling with jeans. It pushes all the fat up into a giant muffin top.

    I think the only thing that will help me is going back to work. I'm just trying not to gain weight at the moment, I will worry about losing it later.

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    As for the op, I struggled with weight loss after my second baby. Even doing what I thought was all the right things regarding diet and exercise. It took me a while to realise that I wasn't doing the right types of exercise.I found the Michelle bridges 12wk body transformation was helpful as it gave me the right foods and portion sizes and exercises. I ended up losing all the baby weight and then some
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    OP: I've had nr 2 and am facing the same problem. I have weight gain that is hard to shift.

    I see some merit in Kimberly's post: a combination of exercise and diet is key. I somehow seem to lull myself into a false sense of security: I'm doing so awesomely well I exercise most days and don't eat packets of chips etc. Then I look a little more closely in the mirror and eeek! Riding an exercise bike at 2kph while I'm farting around on my I Phone isn't going to cut it. And today I complimented a cafe on their slat and pepper calamari salad it was just Devine.... They then told me how they made it and it was deep fried not grilled!!

    The moral of my story is I need to do better at both diet and exercise. I need to ramp it up a notch. Running...(hard until I get a physio clearance)... Weights.... More salads less potatoes and pasta....

    Not saying this is the case with you, just my experience.

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    Sorry but it's not always as easy as diet and exercise, and a bit of empathy goes a long way.

    OP if you are breastfeeding remember your body can retain hormones that deposit a layer of fat around your midriff. I was extremely frustrated after having DD2 by this until my physio explained it to me. As soon as DD2 was weaned it disappeared.

    My body shows the battle scars of numerous IVF treatments and 4 babies. It's not perfect (probably never was) but in my 43 years () I'm learning to love it for what it can do. I'm still fit and healthy (not overweight) but am softer than I'd probably like to be. I have 3 daughters and it's important that I hold myself in high regard for their sakes as well as mine.
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    I totally agree with Stretched's post. Most of weight loss is dietary, with exercise a bonus. While you can have good body image and be happy at any size, OP seems to desire getting back to a previous level of fitness.

    What worked for me to get to a healthy pre-conception weight was calorie counting with the app MyFitnessPal. There was no food that was off limits, I bake a lot and have something sweet everyday, but calorie counting helped me be more conscious of my food choices and not mindlessly snack, while not restricting a certain food or fits group. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Sorry but it's not always as easy as diet and exercise, and a bit of empathy goes a long way.

    OP if you are breastfeeding remember your body can retain hormones that deposit a layer of fat around your midriff. I was extremely frustrated after having DD2 by this until my physio explained it to me. As soon as DD2 was weaned it disappeared.

    My body shows the battle scars of numerous IVF treatments and 4 babies. It's not perfect (probably never was) but in my 43 years () I'm learning to love it for what it can do. I'm still fit and healthy (not overweight) but am softer than I'd probably like to be. I have 3 daughters and it's important that I hold myself in high regard for their sakes as well as mine.
    It is rare that someone who is dieting and exercising effectively is unable to lose weight. It's the getting ourselves into the right gear with regards to these things which is hard (breastfeeding, toddlers, housework, work, makes things difficult). Having this view doesn't make someone any less empathetic it just makes them realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It is rare that someone who is dieting and exercising effectively is unable to lose weight. It's the getting ourselves into the right gear with regards to these things which is hard (breastfeeding, toddlers, housework, work, makes things difficult). Having this view doesn't make someone any less empathetic it just makes them realistic.
    But breastfeeding can and does make a difference. I know because I've been down that path many times before. I'm not suggesting you weren't empathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It is rare that someone who is dieting and exercising effectively is unable to lose weight. It's the getting ourselves into the right gear with regards to these things which is hard (breastfeeding, toddlers, housework, work, makes things difficult). Having this view doesn't make someone any less empathetic it just makes them realistic.
    Nope, took me 8mths to lose a single gram. I walked 10km a day, everyday and ate perfectly. It can take up to 6mths for your metabolism to reset, so it's not always as easy as diet and exercise. Plus you need to be doing the right kind of exercise. Your body is smart, if you don't change it up it will anticipate the work its doing and well store energy.


 

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