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

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    Gracey is offline Registered User
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    Sep 2009
    Hong Kong

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

    After 2 pregnancies in 2 years, I found myself about 40 lbs overweight.
    The first 10-15 lbs came off easily, but most of that was baby, afterbirth and fluid. Breastfeeding helped, too.
    I did post-natal massage, which helped tone things up a bit - though it resulted in no significant weight loss.
    Then I started using Weight Watchers, regular walks and yoga. I am losing about 1 lb a week / 5 lbs a month on a modest diet and exercise.
    I still have 20 lbs to go, and will probably increase exercise now that I am in better shape. (A C-section really destroyed my fitness). And I will diet harder once I've weaned.
    My goal is to be reasonably healthy by Christmas, and back to my pre-baby body by Chinese New Year.
    Did you ever lose all the weight? If so, how long did it take?

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    charade is offline Registered User
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    Jun 2010

    I think I lost almost all the weight fairly quickly due to breastfeeding and practically starving myself because I was convinced that someone in my breastmilk was causing my baby's reflux/colic (don't ask!). Then as soon as I stopped breastfeeding I put a lot back on because that happens when you stop breastfeeding plus I immediately began pigging out on everything I had cut out during breastfeeding.

    So I'm not back to pre-baby weight, although I suspect it's not due to the babies but my own diet. The liberating thing is I don't care. I was as big as a whale during pregnancy, so my logic is, being half of that is good enough for me.

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