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BiancaDelRio Sat 08-Nov-14 12:02:58

I had a baby 12 weeks ago.

Was 11 stone 4lb at my booking in appt (a good-ish weight for me - trying to maintain anything less = no pizza and wine. I prefer to be 10st anything though). Was 13st 7lb just before I gave birth.

I am bf-ing DS and he feeds all the time.

I've been eating healthy meals but also snacking a lot. I walk 2 miles a day for school runs with (13lb 12oz DS in sling) but don't do any other exercise.

I got on the scales this morning expecting to see around 12st 10lb.

The scales say 11st 6lb shock .

I made DP come and get weighed too. In 4 separate locations blush . He maintains they're spot on.

So can a really hungry baby make you lose all your baby weight in 12 weeks without trying???? Or are my scales being evil? envy

If they are correct I could easily be at my fighting weight for xmas (when I go home and see all my bitchy judgey cousins wink ). That would be quite awesome.

Very trivial and shallow thread I know. I don't really have anything serious to post in AIBU about grin .

Username12345 Sat 08-Nov-14 12:06:31

Water retention?



curlyclaz13 Sat 08-Nov-14 12:06:53

I was the same, it's great ! I kept loosing as well. Now I am back at work the weight has crept back up to pre-pregnancy pretty much.

mollypup Sat 08-Nov-14 12:08:00

Funny that you should post this!

Got on the scales last night after a week long all inclusive holiday (didn't go too mad but ate what i want alongside some decent walks): 12st 2lbs

Got on the scales this morning: 11st 10lbs


Username12345 Sat 08-Nov-14 12:11:58

Ignore my post that would make you heavier.

If your scales are electronic maybe the batteries need chaging? Or the bf'ing is helping you keep down the snacking calories?

WorraLiberty Sat 08-Nov-14 12:12:15

Congratulations OP grin thanks

I think the combination of healthy meals, exercise and the fact you didn't gain a massive amount during pregnancy (compared to some) has really helped here.

TimeForAnotherNameChange Sat 08-Nov-14 12:26:59

So can a really hungry baby make you lose all your baby weight in 12 weeks without trying????

Short answer - yes they can! I lost all my baby weight the first time round in about 8 weeks - phenomenally hungry exclusively bf baby, and not being a driver meant I walked everywhere. Enjoy it grin

BiancaDelRio Sat 08-Nov-14 12:29:18

Oh my GLOB!!

I am doing a little jig as I type grin

Off to wake DS up and stick him on the boob. He has 10lb of sucking to do wink

CrohnicallyAnxious Sat 08-Nov-14 13:12:26

I bfed and was at my pre pregnancy weight by my 6 week check!

Unfortunately I have put on quite a bit in the 2 years since then, once DD started cutting down feeds I piled weight on.

SophiaPetrillo Sat 08-Nov-14 13:51:46

I remember going to a wedding when DS was 12 weeks old and people were scared to say anything to me because I was so skinny...they thought something awful had happened and I hadn't had him or something. I didn't BF, well I struggled with it for 2 weeks and gave up...I was just run ragged between him and his sister and never seemed to sit down an eat anything and the weight fell off. I'm a fat bastard now though lol!

BiancaDelRio Sat 08-Nov-14 13:54:42

grin Sophia

I always roll my eyes when I read interviews with slebs who say the weight fell off from running around after kids.

I always manage to find time for cake, bacon butties and gin grin .

Musicaltheatremum Sat 08-Nov-14 13:55:44

Please can I have your scales. I lost all the baby weight quickly but then started going out for lunches and teas and ate it all back.

SophiaPetrillo Sat 08-Nov-14 13:57:27

Bianca...for me it's wine, kettle chips and cheeseboards. I weigh about 3 stones more than I did in the weeks after DS's birth...sniff...

poolomoomon Sat 08-Nov-14 14:00:57

It happens. I'm very envious envy. Breastfeeding didn't make me lose anything, nadda zip zilch. If anything it made me retain weight because I had such an enormous appetite! I only lost the weight when I stopped Breastfeeding.

I think I'm in a minority though, most people talk about the amazing weight loss from BFing. Well done you! The walking will definitely have helped too.

WorraLiberty Sat 08-Nov-14 14:11:47

That's the thing. It might not even be down to breastfeeding at all.

I formula fed all of my 3 DC and lost any weight I gained (which admittedly wasn't much), within a week of giving birth.

It could well be your diet and exercise, who knows?

Actually who cares? Just enjoy it grin

CrohnicallyAnxious Sat 08-Nov-14 14:17:19

Perhaps it made a difference how much weight you gained? I was huge, I had gestational diabetes which wasn't picked up till third tri and I went from 60 ish kg to 75 or something like that

BiancaDelRio Sat 08-Nov-14 14:26:42

Oh I don't really care how it's happpened Worra grin .

I'm going to consider it a big bonus and start being good from this point on!

It's shopping day tomorrow so can fill the fridge with healthy stuff. I really don't want to pile weight on. I was once 13st (not pregnancy related) and I was thoroughly bloody miserable sad .

stoopstofolly Sat 08-Nov-14 14:48:29

I was 11 stone at booking appointment. 13.5 stone to give birth angry However, due to problems with the placenta DS was born full term at only 5.5lbs.
6 months later he's on the 95th percentile for height and weight, and I'm 9.5 stone. He literally ate the weight off me. Consultant was flabbergasted. I ate reasonably normally as well, although once I realised the weight was coming off I stopped lots of snacks. Didn't manage to leave the house much as he ate all the time for 6 months.
The trick is to be really careful when you stop breastfeeding.... I'm now 10.5 stone!

CaptainJaneSafeway Sat 08-Nov-14 14:56:15

Yes. I had hungry babies and a massive oversupply of milk - so besides them guzzling a lot, I leaked constantly. Both times I lost a good couple of stone in the first few months. I wasn't doing any formal exercise, just walking around with the pram. And I also remember doing things like going into the shop to buy a Danish pastry, inhaling it on the pavement outside, then going back in for another because I was so hungry.

BiancaDelRio Sat 08-Nov-14 15:16:01

That's a coincidence CaptainJane.

I've been leaking loads. This morning the mattress was soaked. I spent an hour cleaning it shock .

I never weighed myself with DD but I do remember when she was about 6 months I went home and everyone was shock about my weight. I was easily wearing my skinniest size 12 skinny jeans so must have been about 10st 7lb.

It's so silly but I have been really giddy since this morning. Why is so much of my happiness tied up in how much I weigh? It's bonkers (and I blame my mother but that's a whole other thread grin ).

notagainffffffffs Sat 08-Nov-14 15:23:02

Hurray! Good for you smile I was the same, I made you I did a squillion sit ups and all the squats though because my best friend had so much trouble shifting it

Gen35 Sat 08-Nov-14 15:30:42

Yes bf makes weight drop off me. It's the main perk - was back at my booking weight at 4 weeks, but this is dc2 and I also know that its post bf when I'm used to massive potions and eating lots of chocolate that I pack the weight on...

alphablock Sat 08-Nov-14 15:51:17

I put on 3.5 stone during pregnancy, but was down below my pre-pregnancy weight by the time I left hospital 4 days after my DD was born! Turned out all my weight gain was just baby and fluids (the night after she was born I had to go to the loo at least once an hour for the whole night - which wasn't much fun after a CS). DD was 6 weeks early, so I had the worried looks too Sophia as people couldn't understand why my bump had mysteriously vanished.

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