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How long did it take you to lose the baby weight?

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dancemat Tue 09-Jul-19 22:09:14

I'm really struggling ! Exactly a year ago I gave birth and still 2 stone away from where I need to be.

I calorie count and do a body combat twice a week

It's still not shifting !

Has anyone got any top tips , I just want to fit into my jeans again 😐

GMtoBe Tue 09-Jul-19 22:30:44

No tips, just to say I know how you feel. My DD is 20 months and I still have a similar amount to lose to you. Not a clue how to get rid of it!

stephstrops Tue 09-Jul-19 22:33:14

16 years and counting...

mintchick Tue 09-Jul-19 22:39:23

My twins are 2 and a half now and I weigh more than I did when they were 4 months old confused it's so hard to shift it!

han01uk Tue 09-Jul-19 22:42:13

Erm....10 years and still waiting patiently for it to happen!! 🙈

itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Tue 09-Jul-19 22:43:59

Yeah my DC starts school soon....

I'm come to the realisation that nothing is going back to where it was before I was pregnant - my shape has changed completely and so whilst I've probably lost the baby weight per se I still look/feel
Bigger than I did before because my hips and boobs are bigger - I've got a "mumsy" shape now 😱

Runningonempty84 Tue 09-Jul-19 22:48:19

First time around, six months or so. I remember running a 10k when DS was 5 months old, doing a decent time, and being back to "normal."

Second time, around six months again, but I carried on and lost more weight on top, to get down to a size 8/10 instead of a 10/12.

I'd advise upping your activity levels (classes twice a week aren't really going to cut it) and watching portion sizes? Worked for me, anyway...

PettyPois Tue 09-Jul-19 22:51:04

Don't forget that your body may have changed shape. My hips are still wider 11 years on, and my breasts are fuller, although I weigh fractionally less now than pre-kids.

Mumof1andacat Tue 09-Jul-19 22:53:25

If you ask my mum is currently 34 years and counting! 😜

fluffyjumper Sat 13-Jul-19 22:53:02

Be kind to yourself. Also might be worth adding some prolonged cardio like running, swimming, cycling. Spin is really good. Are you drinking enough water? Do you have a varied diet? Check your portion sizes. Lack of sleep, increased stress can impact on weight loss to. Whatever you do dont go on a fad diet, they dont work. Exercise 4 times a week and eat plenty of vegetables.

I hope you get to your target weight soon but please dont stress about it. You made and carried a child, your body needs pampering mind body and soul.

notacooldad Sat 13-Jul-19 22:59:59

5 weeks to get back into my jeans and just less than 3 months to get under my pre pregnancy weight. However I was in the gym for two hours every day Monday to Friday and an hour on Sundays from the baby being a week old and also walking 4 miles a day.
I would not recommend that to anyone and looking back I don't know what I was thinking!!

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