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will i ever lose weight? maybe after weaning? help!

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Manchichi Thu 02-Jul-09 13:19:31

will i lose some weight? have just seen some photos of myself at my mums, feel crap even after 10 months.

happyflower Thu 02-Jul-09 14:14:37

IMHO it's the weaning that does it!

I found that 6-8 weeks after having my baby I got back to wearing my previous clothes (albeit slightly tighter), however once she started weaning I put on loads of weight - due to dd not eating very much at meal times and me eating my lunch and (waste not, want not) eating hers too!
With her small appetite I changed to preparing only one meal (e.g. one omelette or one round of sandwiches) which would be okay for my lunch, and then sharing it with her (rather than preparing 2 omelettes and eating 1 3/4 myself for example), on the basis that if she did suddenly get an appetite and ate loads I could always make another sandwich/omelette etc.
Also - cheese is the food of the devil as far as calories are concerned!

Don't worry, once your child starts walking you'll spend so much time trying to catch them/pick up after them/walking round the house trying to locate things they've relocated etc. that you won't have time for eating anything and be doing more than the recommended 30mins exercise a day! smile

nomorecake Thu 02-Jul-09 14:52:05

ditto happyflower.

i ate for two during weaning, finished off left overs and uneaten meals. also i was cooking really rich meals for ds, with cheese, butter etc!

cooked 1 meal, and had extras if ds actually did decide to eat anything!

drjane Thu 02-Jul-09 15:07:36

Manchichi - you will! Looking at photos of myself when DS was 10 months I was huge!

I lost quite a lot of weight after I stopped BF at 10 months, and then after a year I lost some more gradually without me doing anything special. Hang in there and get a well-fitted bra - it makes the world of difference.

Manchichi Thu 02-Jul-09 17:51:28

thanks drjane! Yes, looking at the bra straps digging into my back fat is depressing.

thanks v much ladies.

littlelamb Thu 02-Jul-09 17:54:13

WIth dd I didn't lose a pound until I stopped breastfeeding, and then it literally fell off with no effort. And we are talking a good two and a half stone, gone in about 2 months. I'm still feeding ds at 12 months and tbh haven't lost much any weight yet but I am hoping that it will be as easy as last time when I stop.

Manchichi Thu 02-Jul-09 17:57:27

OH I love you!!! that is what i needed to hear. my doctor told me it would be like you described but 10 months in i was hoping for more and i have started pinning my hopes on weaning....not that i am going to give up bf because i hate my back fat.

Thank you!!!

littlelamb Thu 02-Jul-09 18:01:52

I think there is too much emphasis, when trying to get people to bf, of the point that it helps you lose weight. Certainly for some people it does, but I'm not one of them grin It will be fine, honestly. I'm like you, I am quite frankly fed up of being fat and have come pretty close to stopping bf just so I can lose weight but tbh I really enjoy it and I'd like to wait until ds is ready to stop. Cheer yourself up with the thought that your fabulous boobs distract from the rest of the extra weight wink

Manchichi Thu 02-Jul-09 18:15:01

yes! the boobs are the consolation prize!

rumple Thu 02-Jul-09 19:49:24

Yes I was the same. Kept hearing that breastfeeding helped you lose weight, not for me. Didn't start to loose it till I stopped at 8months and it took till my DD was 1 before I got back to my pre pregancy weight. It will happen hang in there, takes at least a year for body to recover in my option.

LeninGrad Thu 02-Jul-09 20:03:09

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