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xmasevebundle Mon 15-Oct-12 00:30:00

Im 30w pg and i weigh about 12st 12(about a week ago)

I have put 6lb on since being pregnant, i really do watch what i ate!

I did put a lot of weight on before i had the baby, e.g mcdonalds at least 4 times a week.

How hard is it to bugde the weight after a baby?

I want to get to a Size 10/12.

I am roughly 16-18. I dont look fat im of those that looks skinny but weighs a lot!

Any advice after the birth about losing weight?

xmasevebundle Mon 15-Oct-12 00:30:38

eat not ateblush

xmasevebundle Mon 15-Oct-12 00:37:36

I posted this the wrong forum blush

showtunesgirl Mon 15-Oct-12 00:38:36

Sorry, are you saying you've only put on 6 pounds during your pregnancy?

I put on over 3 and half stone!

xmasevebundle Mon 15-Oct-12 00:46:23

Yes, i do eat a lot i mostly have lots of veg maybe thats the reason why i haven't put so much on.

I want weight off/lose weight after hes born.

MsElisaDay Mon 15-Oct-12 10:24:54

I guess 6lb at 30 weeks isn't THAT little, if you think.about it. The guidelines for people who were overweight to start with are to gain between 15 and 25lb overall, and if you gain even just a pound a week between 30 and 40 weeks, you'll get into that bracket.

As for losing it afterwards, i'd guess that as you've only gained 6lb of 'baby' weight, you've been losing fat from 'you' throughout your pregnancy.
After you give birth you may could even be lighter than you were pre-preg (the same definitely can't be said for me....!)

I wouldn't worry about it until the baby's at least a few weeks old though, as there'll be far more important things to concentrate on! Are you planning to breastfeed, too, as that will help?

oscarwilde Mon 15-Oct-12 13:01:34

6lbs ? I think there are hundreds of us on here thinking how on earth did you manage to gain so little even if you were overweight to start with . Assuming your midwife is not concerned then a) bl**dy well done and b) I would just carry on as you are doing, really do not stress at a few more pounds (as the baby should be growing a half pound a week at the moment)

Post delivery, baby weight is hard to budge depending on who you speak to. it melts off some people and others don't ever shift it. If you were unhappy with your weight beforehand (let's say that you are of normal height then you were perhaps 2 stone overweight?) then your challenge is likely to be toning rather than just weight.
Wait to see how heavy you are a month/6 weeks after the delivery and then act. Join weightwatchers, running mummies, or whatever works for you. I found that if I got out for a walk around 9am after the 8am feed, then I could get a good hours brisk walking in while the baby napped. The trick then is to control the urge to snack on pastries while you do the 10.30 feed blush

newby2 Mon 15-Oct-12 13:32:21

The problem I can see is you have no way of knowing if the baby has adequate weight gain too as most of that will be fluid at this stage. I'd want a scan before saying well-done. A colleague did exactly the same and was very lucky to have a small baby which was just about healthy.

Look into unsaturated fats and starting eating them is what Id say.

xmasevebundle Mon 15-Oct-12 16:52:01

I eat so much fruit and drink lots of milk. Hes a very big baby, i had a scan at 25w and he weighed 2lb 6oz.

I dont tend to eat so much or stuff my face, my mum scared me a little saying dont eat to much or you will end up fat and being able to lose the weight.

I have 3 meals a day and have the odd treat or so. How much weight do you put on in the last few weeks?

I am not planning to breastfeed.

Seriouslysleepdeprived Mon 15-Oct-12 16:58:41

I found the baby weight took around three months to shift. Then another three to get my shape back (which hasn't fully happened).

I'm breastfeeding though which is essentially a fat transfer! DS is 6 months now & with the breastfeeding & all the walking I'm now below my pre-pregnancy weight. smile

QTPie Mon 15-Oct-12 17:10:36

I lost 24lbs of pregnancy weight in two weeks, but I was BFing. Actually I lost an additional stone through the next 11 months of BFing (down to 8st 12). That was despite eating like a horse.

Eat healthy and stay active (lots of walking after birth) and don't worry about weight...

MummyDuckAndDuckling Mon 15-Oct-12 23:03:00

I can fully believe the op only putting on 6lbs. By time I had dd, I'd only put on 7lbs more than what I weighed the day I found out I was preg. Dd was just over 6lbs at birth and within 2 weeks of delivery, I had lost that 7lbs and a further stone!

No idea how I done it as the weeks following her birth, I was addicted to crusty bread and coffee cake blush

QTPie Mon 15-Oct-12 23:08:11

Did you BF MummyDuck?

My addiction (post-partum) was banana cake, Leonidas chocolates and raspberry and white chocolate muffins.... I did eat lots of healthy food too! Breastfeeding ate everything and more... Never happier with my body: very slim and massive boobs....

MummyDuckAndDuckling Mon 15-Oct-12 23:13:36

I bf for the first 6 weeks, then had to stop and go onto ff. the weight stayed off for a few months then started to creep back on. I'm now back to where I started pre dd and prob a few lbs more sadblush

QTPie Mon 15-Oct-12 23:19:19

I do think (at least for some) that BFing does help shift wait...

Am still below Pre-preg weight now (DS is 2 years 8 months): I am 9st 3 - was 9st 12 pre-preg. Still mega-active toddler boy probably helps!

OP really don't worry about weight/weightless, just keep focused on lifestyle: if you eat (mainly) healthy and keep active, then he weight looks after itself.

schroedingersdodo Tue 16-Oct-12 00:53:38

BFing made me lose the 33 lbs I gained during pregnancy and then 13 lbs more. I recommend it to everyone smile

Seriouslysleepdeprived Tue 16-Oct-12 08:38:09

I know, it is amazing for weight loss. I'm surprised its not been used commercially its so fab.

Pudgy2011 Tue 16-Oct-12 16:56:10

I only put 20lbs on during my pregnancy, lost 18lbs by my one week check up and then kept losing, probably because of breastfeeding. I then switched to a paleo way of eating and lost another 10lbs whilst bfeeding.

Was very lucky.

TransatlanticCityGirl Tue 16-Oct-12 21:58:08

I started off as a size 10, and put on 35lbs over the course of my 42+2 week pregnancy. I lost all but 8lbs within two weeks of giving birth, and the rest came off naturally within approx 6 weeks overall.
I was breastfeeding and doing a fair bit of walking, but did nothing for the purpose of shedding pounds.

SquidgersMummy Tue 16-Oct-12 22:59:19

Breastfeeding and be really really strict and walk everywhere.....No popping just down the road in the car. But def breastfeed - you can just eat, eat, eat....and it's a lovely thing and makes life very easy (once you get past the first 6 wks).


PiggyMad Wed 17-Oct-12 10:41:43

Just to say that I am breastfeeding my 6.5 month old and I have been stuck at 5lbs over my pre-preg weight for several months now. I was just under 8 and a half stone though pre-preg, so I think my body is hanging on to the extra pounds while I feed, as I eat well, exercise and walk everywhere. I'm actually more active than before falling pregnant! So breastfeeding doesn't automatically mean you will lose all your weight and more! I did lose most of the weight within 8 weeks though.

showtunesgirl Wed 17-Oct-12 11:41:34

Hang on in there. My weight stalled whilst DD was EBF but when she started weaning and needing less BM, my weight started to go down again. She's now 11 months and I am at pre-preg weight.

However, I would love to shift another stone.

QTPie Wed 17-Oct-12 13:41:20

Piggy, 8.5 stone is tiny... I think that you are right about your body "holding into a little extra weight" whilst you are bfing (at 8.5 stone, there really couldn't ave berm much fat on you at all - and you need a little fat for bfing...). It will go. smile

ButtonBoo Thu 18-Oct-12 21:28:47

Agree with others re bf. I lost 16lb in 2 weeks and then 2-3lb every week or two. I still bf morning and night (DD just turned 1) although the weight loss stopped some months ago. I got below pre-pg weight when DD was about 3mo.

I walked everywhere too, which certainly helped.

Plus you don't have time to eat!!!

AlisonDB Sat 20-Oct-12 22:27:46

With DS1, I lost the weight fairly quickly after birth,
Once he was born, placenta fluids etc gone, I actually only weighed 2kg more than my pre preg weight.
So I was lucky and back in regular clothes about 3 weeks after and I didn't BF.
however my tummy was saggy for about 6 months after, certainly didn't have bikini body for a long time after!

This time I hope will be similar! ;-)

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