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Unsatisfied (Renee)

October 27, 2010

#1 pregnancy
3 months Postpartum

First of I am glued to this site. I love this site.

I am so happy to have a baby boy. He is the cutest baby ever.

I got pregnant when I was 23 and Had my baby when I was 24 on July 4, 2010.

He was a healthy baby of 9lb 7 OZ. I had him vaginally and he ripped me pretty bad(4th degree tear) needless to say my body will never be the same. I had a hard time recovering i couldn’t even sit on my butt for a month. Finally I can be more active and i actually have to start work on sat in hopes to loose all my weight. I am 5’11 and was about 135LBS when i got pregnant very slim. When I gave birth I was 192LBS (Gained 52Lbs) coming out of the hospital I was down 30LBS. I am at my 3 months Postpartum and I cant seem to loose any weight. I am walking daily, eating smaller portions, and working out (minimally). Can anyone tell me good news? My sister was very lucky she is a toothpick she had her baby and after 5 months was back to her skinny self. What can i do to be back to myself? What can i DO?

1rst-5 Pic is me at 3 months postpartum
6-8 Pic is me Pre-pregnancy
9-10 Pic is my handsome baby boy!

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8 Responses to “Unsatisfied (Renee)”

  1. Renee Says:
    October 27th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I gained over 50 pounds too. It took 4 months to fit into my prepreg jeans, and 5 months to lose all the weight. I was eating healthy, then had to stop eating dairy since my son had a dairy intolerance and I was breastfeeding. I also took my little guy on walks several times a week (1.5-2.5 miles per walk). At 9 months post partum I weigh 8 pounds less than prepreg, although the distribution of weight is completely different! I say give yourself some more time–your body really does need the full 9 months to recover from being pregnant!

  2. babymama Says:
    October 27th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    it took me at least five months to lose my 50. i never used a scale until all of my clothes fit though so i might have stalled losing too, here and there, i just never had the numbers to prove it. ditch the scale and keep doing what you’re doing. that is one adorable baby and you look amazing for three months post. no joke! congrats!! PS: we are stretch mark twins:)

  3. Michele Says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    You are looking great. Before I had my 3rd child, I was 135 lbs and I also gained 50 lbs during that pregnancy. I was stuck at 160lbs for a really long time afterward – more than 3 yrs. But now I am finally back down to 135 at almost 4yrs postpartum. Considering this is just your first child and you are younger then me, I think you will be just fine. It’s not healthy to lose too much weight too fast at this point, be patient.
    Good luck!

  4. Renee Says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate all the support and positive thing you say.

  5. Renee Ibarra Says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Thank you gals for your support

  6. MamaNia Says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I’m 24 years old, also. My baby girl just turned 8 weeks old. I am starting my new exercise routine today–Tae Bo with Billy Blanks, and Carman Electra’s Strip Tease for my hubby!!!! Hahaha!

    I had to wait an extra two to three weeks past my 6 week check up to do anything demanding because my abdominal muscles pulled too far apart during pregnancy and required more healing time. I gained almost exactly the same amount of weight you did (~50 lbs), but I started out at 150 (was not planning to have a baby and wanted to slim down to 135 before doing so, but God had something else in mind…) and hit 200 the morning I went into labor. I’m only 5’8″!!! So I got pretty big, with stretch marks to match.

    But luckily I’ve already dropped that same 30 pounds you have, and I’m now going to (quite literally) work my BUTT off! Woot!

    I feel great about my body already, and my husband doesn’t seem to mind TOO much, either. *wink* He was very much looking forward to enjoying my pre baby body for a couple more years so it was hard for him to trade that body for one with slightly looser tummy skin, angry red stretch marks all over my tummy, hips, butt, and thighs, and softer, lower hanging breasts. Oh well. We are in LOVE with our baby, and sex is still quite satisfying, thank you. ;)

    But I am so looking forward to seeing what Tae Bo and strip teasing will do for my mommy body in the next month or two or three…

    Anyway, I would encourage you to do something more vigorous a few times each week, or whenever you have the time. But do something that makes you SWEAT girl! That’s the key. If your heart rate goes up and you’re dripping, your gonna burn calories fast.

    Just make sure if you are breastfeeding that you feed your little one just before your workout because you could have excess lactic acid in your breast milk immediately after your workout and some babies won’t eat because they don’t like the taste. That lactic acid won’t stay in the breast milk for long, though. If you work out for up to 40 minutes, the L.A. levels should taper off about an hour after your workout. Just so you know.

    Good luck!

  7. stacie Says:
    November 5th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Hey!

    Looking good … cute baby! I suggest that you stop thinking about your weight, stop weighing yourself (for sure) and just get on with your daily activity. After a while you’ll either go back to the way you were before … or before you know it … you’ll just be you, and you’ll be able to accept your body as it is. If you are breast feeding it will help things a long too in regards to dropping weight.

    After I was pregnant … I didn’t even weigh myself for like a year. I didn’t look in the mirror at my naked body … as curious as I was about it all / I knew that I didn’t want to be consumed with the aesthetics of my shape, which I could do very little about anyway. I knew what would be would be.

    At about 15 months PP I was back to my normal weight (even thinner from chasing around a baby), and although my stomach was all stretched … it’s shape returned.

    My advice; just get on with life and stop thinking about your weight/body. Make yourself think of other stuff for now at least … it gets easier and easier the longer you put your mind to it.

  8. Renee Ibarra Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I appreciate all the advice. Me and my husband joined a gym. I dont expect much but I hope to be some what satisfied in a year tops. But I love my baby so much i wouldn’t trade it.

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