Post baby diet starts today.. Anyone else?

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Dc3 is 4 weeks today and I weigh 11 stone 12. I normally weigh about 10 stone. I had a section and still look a good 5 months pregnant.

I am bfing so need to be sensible but signed up for weight watchers on line today. They allow you extra points for the bfing.

Would lovely some company from people in a similar situation

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Wed 21-Nov-12 10:37:14

I'll keep you company, DD2 is 7 weeks now and also ebf. Pre both babies I was a size 10, now I'm 12-14 so there's a fair bit to lose, most of it on my hips and bum. I haven't signed up to anything like WW (would love to but can't afford to at the moment) so just trying and failing to eat healthily and stay off the cake. Hoping to start some proper exercise again now that Ive had my 6 week check.

Having said that I can hear the birthday cake calling me from the kitchen. Must resist! smile

Oh yippee heffa

I would love to be at 12/14 now! I'm telling myself I'm still in maternity clothes because of my c section scar but I know I'm lying to myself blush

Tooodlepip Wed 21-Nov-12 15:50:01


Can I join, my baby is 10 weeks old I joined ww online and lost 8lb but i am slowing down because I am getting lazy and hungry smile I am also ebf and I am actually worried about how will I ever be able to cope with less than 40 points blush

I am now 10st 141/4 lb and need to be under 10 if I got to 10 I would be happy, I know I could do it if I just got more exercise but I don't have much motivation these days

I'm short so extra weight is really noticable on me sad

Welcome tooodle, what's your weigh in day? Congrats on the loss so far. I know what you mean, 40 points really doesn't seem that much blush

Valdeeves Wed 21-Nov-12 23:05:33

I'll join you, I'm combine feeding - my baby is three months old and I've got exactly a stone to lose. Really struggling as am addicted to sugar and as we have a three old as well and my hubbie works long hours - we are eating convienence food. I really want to knock off some more before Xmas - please motivate me!

Rockchick1984 Wed 21-Nov-12 23:34:03

Don't think I can really join in as DS is now 20 months and I'm still struggling to lose my last half stone (don't think I can call it baby weight when baby is now a toddler grin ) but for those of you breastfeeding, just wanted to say to make sure you are drinkin enough - I was constantly snacking while breastfeeding and actually gained weight after having DS due to this. Clicked about 12 weeks that I was actually thirsty a lot of the time blush but good luck all of you!

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Wed 21-Nov-12 23:54:01

Thanks rockchick that's a good tip to remember, I get ravenously thirsty while feeding but if I don't make sure I've got plenty to drink before feeding I end up snacking instead.

Today was not a good day food wise but I've had worse, and was pleased with myself for not having a cake or cookie with my coffee out in town earlier when I would always have done before. Baby steps and all that...!

FOURBOYSUNDER6 Thu 22-Nov-12 00:18:22

Hv shouted at me for ww diet even though breast feeding mum version! In hindsight I was running around after 3 little ones so much I was not eating enough and she was right though I was angry at time! Ds4 is 5 months and I am breast feeding and intending on eating healthily and walking dog to shift my baby weight. Your baby still v young ! I would find weight issues to much pressure so early. I lost weight with my other 3 by healthy eating and ex but slowly over a year just a pound or two a week. Patience required and tummy stapled

ComradeJing Thu 22-Nov-12 00:52:46

Hello, can I join?

Not sure how best to get rid of my baby weight. I don't really have much to lose but I DO want to get fitter and tone up the podge on me. I also gained a lot of weight after I had dd and I don't want to fall into the same trap now I've had ds.

No idea how to get fit with two under two!

Tooodlepip Thu 22-Nov-12 14:11:16


I plan on weighing in on sun morning although I done a sneaky weigh in yesterday morning and might have lost 2lb this week I don't want to get my hopes up blush I never trust scales

Does anyone know any really good tummy toning exercises I have the 30 day shred DVD but I just can't find the motivation blush

EarnestDullard Thu 22-Nov-12 18:00:01

Me too please! Yesterday I got offered a seat on the tube (due to looking pregnant) and DD2 is 7 weeks old sad I have about a stone and a half to lose.

I know how to lose weight, and I managed last time, but I'm struggling to find the motivation to diet this time, and have no time to exercise.

The Shred is great Toodle, really good for muscle toning, including abs. If you can find the time I'd really recommend it.

Ds was my 3rd and my tummy muscles separated each time and on top of that had a section this time this my muscles have no chance sad

I look really pregnant. Which I love when I am pregnant but not so much now. I'm still very swollen from hematoma above scar so hoping that is causing some of the problem

ComradeJing Mon 26-Nov-12 00:07:39

YY fish I'm the same, I look good as a pregnant woman but now I just look blobby. Don't love it.

I'm really struggling with sugar cravings at the moment - any suggestions for dealing with them?

Chocolate works well grin

Red grapes straight from the fridge are sweet and yum smile

Am dreading weigh in tomorrow, I was good all week then went to pot the weekend sad

Ok moment of truth

Last week: 11 st 12
This week: 11 st 9.6
Loss: 2.4 lbs

Not great really but considering my weekend it's not too bad

Where are you all? Weigh in can't have been that bad

INeedThatForkOff Mon 26-Nov-12 22:44:09

I'm in. DS is 4 weeks old. I was a stone over my pre-DD weight when I got pregnant so have 2st 11lb to lose blush.

Have struggled with WW so far but the energy slumps and sugar cravings seem to be subsiding, so I'm ready to give it a go.

WI date usually Monday, but I missed it this morning as I was away from home.

INeedThatForkOff Mon 26-Nov-12 22:45:11

Oh, and good going, Fish.

Tooodlepip Tue 27-Nov-12 12:58:51

sorry I thought every one had run out of steam already grin and our thread was being abandoned

ok I lost 1lb now 10st 11lb

I am struggling with weight watchers too, in the evening I just crave food

Stealthfart Tue 27-Nov-12 21:03:00

Ok this is not a stealth boast, just some motivation if any of you need it. I started My Fitness Pal when my baby was 5 weeks old, I weighed 13st 5lbs. She is now nearly one year old (my eldest is 2 so I had 2 under 2 too). I am still breastfeeding her and I do the shred 3 times a week after they have gone to bed.

I now weigh 9st 7lbs and feel pretty healthy. I didn't loose the weight between babies and just kept wearing my maternity clothes, now my old jeans fit and it is the best feeling in the world.

Good luck everyone.

Wow stealth, good for you! Am envy

ComradeJing Wed 28-Nov-12 02:06:34

Oh good job Stealth!

Well done Fish and Toodle.

I don't have any scales yet - they're still in our shipment - but I'm looking forward to finding out what I weigh.

Still really struggling with sugar cravings and being starving ALL THE TIME. Think I need to go cold turkey on sugar.

Are you drinking enough water conerade? Assuming they did Helex oil

IceNoSlice Wed 28-Nov-12 02:23:35

Hi all, I will join you if that's ok!

My DS is 15 weeks. I have lost my baby weight but was a bit too big before so still have a stone to go, ideally. I'm 12.6 now and size 14, aiming for 11.7 and size 12 (I'm tall so smaller than that would be odd iykwim).

I've found walking to be the best thing, DS loves it as he gets a proper long nap in the pushchair. I'm doing about 3 miles a day. Need to up the veggie intake and lower the biscuit intake though!

Ladies (especially those post CS like me) who are thinking about ab toning exercises, PLEASE be careful. It's very soon. I have heard some horror stories about muscle separation. I an focussing on aerobic exercise at this stage.

I have no idea what the latter part of my mid night feed post was supposed to be blush grin

gnocci Wed 28-Nov-12 11:58:13

I've got the last bit of baby weight to lose (1st left).

DD is 10 weeks old and I've lost 2st10lbs already. Was 13st4 the day after she was born and am now 10st8. Aiming for 9st8 which is my pre first baby weight (DD is DC2). Was actually 11st4 when I got pregnant with DD so am actually 10lbs under my pre-preg weight already.

I'm doing a VLCD which a bit mental (and I think actually not recommended withint 3m of giving birth...) but I have very little patience and very good discipline!

How are we all getting on? I dived into some miniature Lindt bears I had stashed for the kids Xmas stockings last night blush

I had DS 5 months ago via c-section and have lost 10kg pregnancy weight. Still have a lot more to lose.

OP, your baby is 4 weeks old, give yourself a break smile

Tooodlepip Fri 30-Nov-12 16:50:05

Fish we are not getting on well at all I
I am so aware that my tummy now sticks out but I have lost all motivation hmm I am so tired baby ( 11week) old been sick so no sleep and have ordered pizza today I'm
Glued to the seatee with a sleeping baby he just screams when I put him down.

I am registered for ww online but I haven't entered anything in all week so I might just join this eat to succeed thing round in my area although I know I just need to do the shred daily

I hope everyone else doing well
Sorry too tired to name check hmm

Nyancat Fri 30-Nov-12 20:31:39

Can I join in please. I've about 2 stone to lose and dd is 9 months. I was superfit before I got pregnant and then had such bad sickness that I couldn't exercise at all and could only stomach white carb stuff which never ate before. Trouble is I got a taste for it and haven managed to stop eating it since dd arrived so desperate times and all that I need to get some motivation.

11 7.8 this morning.

Averaging 2 lbs a week. I suppose that'll have to do because I cannot stop eating chocolate. Where are the rest of you at?

gnocci Tue 04-Dec-12 14:10:37

10st7 this morning so hit a bit pof a plateau I think. I stuck around 11st12 for aaggees and then suddenly lost a load so hoping the same will happen again provided I stick with it!

Feeling good on the whole!

Come on people where are you??
11 lb 5.8 this morning. Slowly but steadily coming off. Ten stone feels a looooooong way away confused

Tooodlepip Mon 10-Dec-12 10:51:56

still 10 st 11 but I am not eating well, feeling really down about it too. I just don't think I am ever going to be 10 stone let along the 9 and 1/2 that I want to be sad

It's hard isn't it toodle, I'm good during the day and then ruin it all when the kids have gone to bed.. Have developed a dangerous relationship with Milka chocolate confused

Mind if I join?

I'm crap at keeping up with long threads but I'll try.

DS is 7 wks tomorrow and I'm a tight fitting 14. Don't know weight. I'm not joining a club as we're so skint we can't afford Christmas sad

Well done to all that have lost weight so far.

Nyancat Tue 11-Dec-12 07:13:20

Down from 11.4 to 10.12 this morning, probably all just water a this stage but I'm off dairy and stopped snacking this week so, even if it is, it's given me a bit of motivation. Started my fitness pal, finding it great having to enter everything.

Wow nyan go you! Am very envy

Nyancat Tue 11-Dec-12 15:01:58

Fish - you sound as though you are doing great! And your lo is so new, I have no excuse really, spent most of my maternity drinking tea and eatig chocolate biscuits, panicking now that I don't fit into any of my work clothes when I go back in the new yr

Only another lb this week hmm
Going to try low carbing I think

Tooodlepip Mon 17-Dec-12 21:35:26


I am now 10st 10lb a whole lb off this week hmm I suppose I should be grateful considering all I have done is eat. This is so hard grin its as soon as my kids are in bed my tummy starts rumbling and the more stressful its been to settle my baby who is 14 weeks tomorrow the more hungry I'll be sad. I mean its my own fault if I only was disciplined enough to eat healthy

anyway nyan you done well this week whats your secret??

Nyancat Wed 19-Dec-12 08:26:29

3lb off down to 10,9. Don't know if I have a secret I'm finding it easier now that dd is on solids so we can have breakfast together, she has porridge and then we share fruit. At lunch I try to stick to massive bowl of soup and no bread (it's a big weakness cos I can't eat read without a load of butter and once I start I won't stop).

Then just make dinner for us all, just normal dinner, pasta, potatoes whatever. After dinner when dd is in bed is my nightmare time so I'm goin through a load of options hot chocolate to try and stop the chocolate cravings. Also starting drinking coffee black cos I go through a ton of it as shouldn't be drinking milk as I have bad excema triggered by dairy.

That sounds really dull but ive been eating other stuff too, just trying to cut down on other things if I've eaten a load of chocolate or bread.

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