How did you lose the pregnancy weight?

United States
May 19, 2008 9:30am CST
It's been over four years since I gave birth to my daughter. And yet I still struggle daily with the pounds I put on during pregnancy. For the most part, I guess it has less to do with the pounds and more with the bad eating habits that I aquired while pregnant. How did you make the transistion after your pregnancy and take off the pregnancy pounds? It seems that my metabolism is sluggish and the things that I did to lose weight before, are not working now. Any tips or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
2 responses
@celticeagle (119083)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 08
A good portion of baby weight is lost after birth. Any amount of weight after that will take some work to get off. Walking, protein foods, a change of diet. Think back over the habits you got into while pregnant. Are you still practicing them? You might need to regroup abit.
• United States
13 Jun 08
I love all your ideas! I need to get on a regular eating schedule for myself. I rarely eat. And, when I do, I eat too many calories at once. That is not healthy!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
19 May 08
Welcome to the club! I have pregnancy weight from 6 years ago. But I am not fat. I recently lost, 6lbs in one month. I weighed, 174lbs in April. Now May, I weigh 163lbs. I was so happy to hear this! I walk my son to school every morning, plus I walk him back home in the afternoon.. So I guess that is where some of my weight loss went.. My aunt told me to do some crunches, but that does not help me. I need a machine that is going to motivate me. I feel where you are coming from. I am experiencing the same thing! I am planning on getting on the SlimQuick Hoodia for Women. This targets why we woman have a hard time losing weight. I believe that cortisol has me putting on this weight. It produces when you have stress. I think that is why it is so hard for me to lose the weight that I desire.
• United States
19 May 08
Congrats on the recent weight loss! That's a positive thing. As far as the stress and cortisol, I think you're right. The period of time right after my baby was born was very stressful for my family, financially. We ran out of money several times. Over the years since her birth, I've lost a lot of weight and then put it back on. And the cause, could be stress. Good point. I will work on the stress angle and I'll bet the other parts of weight loss will naturally fall in place. Thanks for your helpful insight. Be well.