Monday, July 2, 2007

Mommy Talk Monday

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The question for this week:

How hard was it for you to lose your pregnancy weight and keep it off?

With Sam I gained about 35 lbs. When I came came home from the hospital with him I was 18 lbs lighter. Those were the fastest (and hardest) pounds I ever lost. I was able to lose another 5 pounds by breastfeeding and walking a lot. The last 5 pounds took some extra work and with my ten year reunion the summer Sam was 10 months old, I really wanted to get back in shape. I bought one of those lateral thigh trainers at Target that's basically a fancy stepper. It did the trick and I lost those last 5 pounds and a bonus 5!

I went into my second pregnancy at my lowest weight since my starvation days of 10th grade. Rather than gaining weight, I lost 15 pounds before I gained any because of morning sickness.
I wore maternity clothes much longer after this pregnancy and overall it's been harder to lose this last 10 lbs. I can't get out for walks much because I don't have a way to move quickly with 3-4 kids in tow. Walking at Sam's pace is fun, but it's not a calorie burner. My size 8's fit so I'm not complaining, it's just that I know where I was 2 summers ago and am determined to get there again. I have a size 4 pair of white linen capris that I want to wear before the no-white-after-Labor Day-cutoff. Is that too much to ask? I suppose I should stop buying Little Debbie's and eating hot fudge sauce straight from the jar then.

One thing I learned in my nutrition research that pertains to this topic: When a breastfeeding mom loses weight too quickly the toxins that have been building up in our fat stores is excreted in our breast milk.


  1. It's not too much to ask at all to fit into those capris, you can do it!! Great entry!

  2. Without that goal of the white capri's before Labor Day, what else would motivate you?
    Interestint nutrition tidbit.

  3. Thank you for your kind words on my blog:)

    That is an interesting little tidbit of information about breastfeeding mamas and fat! I wonder how that works?

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. If you're in a size 8 now, then you're doing just fine :) It'll come off. It takes 9 months to put it on and a little longer to get it off. Very nice blog you have and your babies are gorgeous!!


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