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My plan is breastfeeding a ton and chasing after a toddler, lol. I lost somewhere between 40-50lbs within 2 weeks of giving birth to Alex. I kept the weight off for a year, right about when breastfeeding began to take a dive (he was eating more solids). I gained about 20-30lbs of it back by the time I got pregnant with this one. That sucked.
'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!
I gained about 10 lbs right before I got pregnant - I overindulged towards the end of summer. So that put me at 205 lbs for my pre-pregnancy weight. Obviously, way over what I'd like to be at. I'm pretty happy with myself at about 165. It's at the top of the healthy BMI range for my height, but I'm pretty sturdily built and I like my curves so I think that weight works for me.
Right now I weigh 212 lbs - So I've gained 7 lbs during this pregnancy. The same thing happened during my first pregnancy - I started out overweight and only gained about 10 lbs by the end. I immediately lost 25 lbs just from giving birth, so I'm really hoping that the same will hold true this time around. If I lose 25 lbs from the birth, that'll put me at about 190 after the baby is born...15 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight. That's a pretty good start and it'll keep me motivated to lose the next 25lbs.
We live in a really walk-able neighbourhood - lots of paths and parks, and DD's school is 1/4 mile away. So I'm hoping the combination of breastfeeding, lots of walking, and eating light summer meals will help me get down to 165 lbs by fall. My sister-in-law (she and my brother live in the basement apartment) and I were also talking about buying an elliptical machine together. She's hoping to lose some weight before TTC, so it'll help both of us out.
I will do early breastfeeding before I return to work and in the meantime just monitor what I eat and go on walks and when I have my 6 week check then I will really start to up the exercise and get serious about shedding the lbs.
I have been thinking about this extensively lol. I usually have a pretty easy time losing most of the weight through breastfeeding alone but I really want to get back in tip top shape because our next big life plan is finally getting married! I've gained about 27 lbs so far so I will probably end up around 30ish (which is soooooo freaking exciting for me since I gained 40 with both my other pregnancies). Due to several m/c prior to this pregnancy and my hormones being all out of whack, I started this pregnancy about 15lbs heavier than my normal weight. So, all in all, I should have about 45lbs total to lose to get back to my normal 120 range.
I plan on walking with baby and the bigger kids as soon as I feel up to it. I did that with DD and it really helped me start building up my stamina for once I'm cleared for exercise. Once I am cleared, I plan to build back up my strength and endurance with cardio and weight training. Once I'm back to feeling more fit, I plan on starting back on p90x. I did it before and was in the best shape of my life so I'm hoping to get there again so I can be a sexy bride next year!
I don't usually have a problem losing the weight. I BF and I have very active kids. I wear the baby anywhere we go and we do a LOT of stuff...trips to the Zoo, Sea World, Disneyland, etc. in addition to playdates at the park and stuff. I make sure to eat healthy, but I don't stress about it.
Lisa, mom to Alie and Christian