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how long did it take you to lose 'baby weight' ?

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mrsfuzzy Sat 23-Jul-16 11:42:39

i've got another 7lb to go, last baby is now 15yo and 6' tall. [sob].

DropYourSword Sat 23-Jul-16 11:44:26

I was lighter the day after I gave birth than I was at conception blush. I had a shit pregnancy!

BathshebaDarkstone Sat 23-Jul-16 11:45:37

I haven't even tried, and my youngest is nearly 5! grin

switswoo81 Sat 23-Jul-16 11:46:20

Baby weight was gone in a few months( no appetite whole pregnancy), the stones from the gluttony of the previous decade seem to want to hang around forever!

insancerre Sat 23-Jul-16 11:47:18

Me too dropyoursword
Both pregnancies too

almostthirty Sat 23-Jul-16 11:48:02

Ummm your supposed to lose baby weight confused

Crunchymum Sat 23-Jul-16 11:49:19

18m and I am the same weight I was the day after I delivered her <sigh>

whatisitlike Sat 23-Jul-16 11:50:24

I didn't have baby weight as such (also a shit pregnancy) my maternity leave weight is still hanging on 3 years later!

Greenyogagirl Sat 23-Jul-16 11:50:32

About a week. I was so smug with my flat tummy and size 8 jeans.
I then ate my way back to over my heaviest blush I now have 2.5 stone to lose grin

GoadyMcFuckFace Sat 23-Jul-16 11:59:07

Can I recommend a post-partum thyroid problem? I'm 1.5 stone lighter than pre pregnancy and DS is 10 months <smug but knackered>

TooGood2BeFalse Sat 23-Jul-16 12:00:34

I had my second little boy 15 days ago and weigh 4 pounds more than I did at the start - but had a horrid pregnancy.

With my first son, I gained 17 kilos and it took me 8 months to lose it, but was a blissful pregnancy and I felt beautiful (even if I was as round as a beach ball grin )

Maybebabybee Sat 23-Jul-16 12:01:49

I put on 4 stone when pregnant blush

Baby is 4 months and I've lost 2 stone but still massive.

mrsfuzzy Sat 23-Jul-16 12:07:59

i've lost 5 stone over the past two years, and have to get to my ideal medical weight of 9st 7lb because i was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of months ago, but i gained way too much weight with 6 pregnancies and never bothered about losing it, hence the joke about the 'baby weight'. not everyone loses all their baby weight quickly, the average size in this country is 16.

ShebaShimmyShake Sat 23-Jul-16 12:09:15

I was back in my pre pregnancy jeans after about four months but they were a bit small. Baby now six months and I'm about ten pounds over what I should be. I'm torn on dieting because on the one hand I can tell I need more discipline and food knowledge to shift it (now I can't have quite as active a lifestyle as before) but on the other I really believe that diets make you fat.

mrsfuzzy Sat 23-Jul-16 12:09:59

maybe i have felt your pain grin you'll get there but even so your dc was worth it .

Maybebabybee Sat 23-Jul-16 12:24:43

mrsfuzzy I'm not sure he was - he's been teething for 2 months and I spend 98% of my life trying to get him to sleep grin

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Sat 23-Jul-16 12:48:56

I was back in size 8 skinny jeans within a week. Stayed that way for 18 months, then stopped breastfeeding and gained half a stone in less than six months. I think I forgot to stop eating those extra bf calories! blushcake

stopgap Sat 23-Jul-16 12:52:36

Lost it all and more within three weeks (I have Hashimoto's, and my thyroid initially went hyper). Then I gained half a stone at five months when my thyroid switched and went hypo. Back to my usual weight when DS2 was ten months.

EreniTheFrog Sat 23-Jul-16 13:21:00

I always found some well-timed heavy-duty life stress helped. After DD was born we had a financial disaster and after DS, I was seriously ill..

MrsDoylesTeaParty Sat 23-Jul-16 13:23:42

Two years on and bigger than ever! My weight was fine during pregnancy, I put loads on afterwards due to sleep deprivation and being at home a lot! No-one warned me of that grin

MumUndone Sat 23-Jul-16 13:24:56

Lost my baby weight within 2 weeks. Then put it all back on again during maternity leave. DS 2.5 years old now, and I haven't lost an ounce!

MatildaTheCat Sat 23-Jul-16 13:27:55

I came home from hospital at my preprgnancy weight of 8.5 stones. Then gained 9lb breastfeeding. Then ate myself up to about 10.4 stone over another 14 years or so.

Then I woke up and found The Zone and lost 2 stone. I've gone up and down a bit since then but never anywhere near my heaviest. I just feel better slimmer.

Anyone with a baby should be concentrating on cuddles not calories.

justilou Sat 23-Jul-16 14:12:52

Pregnancy killed off what was left of my thyroid.... I started off underweight when I got pregnant, put on weight during and AFTER. I have a 12 year old and 10 year old twins, and it's only been in the last year that I have managed to lose ANY of it. Bloody annoying!!!

NeedsAsockamnesty Sat 23-Jul-16 14:14:30

I usually leave hospital thinner than I was before BUT I get seriously bad HG

spankhurst Sat 23-Jul-16 14:16:41

9 years and counting.....

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