I’m pregnant with my first child and have been tracking my weight progress on a pregnancy weight gain calculator online. I’ve consistently been putting on the minimum amount of weight on the chart and at 28 weeks have put on 6kg which brings me in line to put on a total of 10-11kg once I get to 40 weeks.
My problem is I’m lazy and don’t eat that well. How quickly will the weight come off after I give birth?
No way to tell. It comes of easily for some, not for others.
Some people find breastfeeding makes them drop weight very quickly, others have a change in metabolism which means their bodies hang on to every calorie and can’t lose weight until they stop bf.
No way of knowing which you’ll be.
But 10kg in a pregnancy isn’t much at all. You say you’re lazy and don’t eat well, but you obviously pay enough attention to your diet and weight to track and stick to a 10kg weight gain. Unless you are very overweight to start, 12 kg is average.
Yes I am lazy and don’t eat well but I don’t eat very much of what I do eat and I’m lucky genes wise that I eat crap and have managed to stay a size 10 most of my life. I’m conscious of putting on too much weight because I know I’ll be too lazy to workout to get rid of it. But I take after my dad body-wise and not my mum so no way of knowing if I’ll bounce back or not. My mum didn’t bounce back after having us, and got loads of stretch marks on her stomach too.
Op I am lazy and not very good at healthy eating also! I absolutely hate exercise! I think I bounced back quite well after my first, it was only because we moved further away from the supermarket that I gained weight, we had to shop online so less walking etc.
I'm hoping my DD will kick my butt and drag me outside as the weather will just turn when this baby will be born and DD will want to go out on her bike!
I put on 10.4kg and lost it within 6 weeks after birth but my shape had changed. Also was usually a size 8/10. The padding seems to remain around my waist and hips & 11 years on it's still there so am in size 10/12 trousers.
I’ve put on loads of weight on my hips and thighs, my thighs look like sausages in my skinny jeans!
onefortheroad good luck on your weight loss journey! I bet you’re not nearly as lazy as me and you will shift the weight soon enough.
I think it’s my laziness that has kept me relatively slim over the years. I’m so lazy my lunch was a double decker chocolate bar and my dinner will be an avocado and two Cumberland sausages because I’m too lazy and tired to walk to the shops and/or cook and that’s all we have in the fridge!
I put on about that with both pregnancies and went back to pretty much normal weight within a couple of months both times. I am a runner/gymmer though, although not while pregnant. I bf both times and was bloody starving so ate HEAPS after birth and still lost the weight, no bother. Agree that my body shape changed permanently, a bit more after each baby. My hips and waist got slightly wider each time, and we won't talk about the state of my boobs all in all I look fine though. 10kg isn't a lot, you'll be grand OP, and you'll be too busy loving your new baby to care anyway