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Old Mar 9th, 2015, 08:56 AM   1
MoonLove
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Overweight and Impatient - Urgh


I put on 30lbs exactly this pregnancy. I dropped 10lbs when baby was born and then another 3lbs in the week that followed.

Now my baby is 3 weeks old and i am totally stuck at 143lbs. I am overweight for my height (5'3) and i am sick and tired of feeling fat and bloated. I know it' so soon after having my baby, but i have hardly been eating much at all, i haven't had much appetite with the sleepy and worn out feeling that comes with having a newborn to look after! I've definitely not been overeating, yet everyday the scales say exactly 143.0lbs.

I am eager to get running again and start properly excerising, going to gym classes etc, but i am waiting on my 6 week checkup before i do any of that. Just waiting and waiting and feeling fat and frumpy. Yuck.

Is it usual to retain baby weight for a while post partum? I know it won't just fall away on it's own, but i have been doing SO much walking everyday and i'm not losing any weight at all.



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Old Mar 9th, 2015, 21:46 PM   2
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If your scale displays the exact same weight each time, maybe it's not working properly? Have you tried weighing anything else on it? My scale will sometimes do that, and I have to "reset" it by putting some weights on it. After that it'll usually give me a different weight.

Your body could still be recovering, and newborn days are rough. Make sure you stay hydrated! Walking is a great start until you get cleared. You might want to bring up your concern at the check-up, just so your doctor can reassure you. It does take time though! I know I didn't see any real progress until months after DD was born. Good luck



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2015, 01:23 AM   3
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Are your scales working right hun? When mine are at a certain place in the house (our flat isn't even) it comes up with 3 different weights, also your body should change between + or - 2lb per day.

Its normal to be feeling like this you just had a baby, along with lack of sleep and not being being able to get your usual stuff done, the 6 weeks will fly by and you will be back on your feet before you know it
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Old Mar 10th, 2015, 05:05 AM   4
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Well my scales said 142.6lbs this morning so finally SOME difference! Heh.

I lost 10lbs initially with my first baby and I didn't shed anymore for two years! I then dropped 13lbs and felt so much better for being able to fit in my clothes again. I look back at the pics from before I lost the baby weight first time and I was overweight and felt miserable. I ate like a beast though!! Right now I have zero appetite and yet it's not budging at all. It's just so frustrating waiting, I'm cautious of slipping back into eating loads and keeping this weight on. I see it everytime I look in the mirror because it's affected my face more than anywhere else. Before, I felt pregnant and blooming with baby, now I feel frumpy and hefty, squeezing my belly into my clothes. Argh



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Old Mar 10th, 2015, 21:46 PM   5
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Yay for the scale moving!

I know this is going to sorry wonky, but for a day or two eat more than your normally do and take a break from as much exercise as you can. It's a good way to get the scale moving again sometimes (I just did it this past weekend, and went from 127 to 125).

It's definitely rough during the early days, I was the same way.



 
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