2 pregnancies, 1 birth
I was a freaking size 5 a size 5!!!!!! I was happy i wasn’t skinny but i wasn’t chunky i was 136 and 5ft 6in the beginning of my pregnancy was anything but easy i had chronic morning sickness for the first 6months , instead of gaining weight i was 128 i was loving it my baby was healthy i was healthy everything was grand but . . . my morning sickness went away I wanted nachos bellgrande everyday or subways and for some reason peanut butter and bologna sandwiches LOL . . .
At the doctors my little munchkin was considered small for his age weighing only 4lbs at 35 weeks besides his weight he was healthy and besides my heartburn i didn’t mind being 145 then 162 I had decided to name my son Aiden ( i later realized that Carrie from sex and the city had an aiden as a bf lol) which in Irish means “little fire” and boy was he heartburn everyday!!!! he liked to push his butt into the right side of my belly and would shove his knees into my ribs -_- everyone said you’re all belly omg you’re gonna recover so good LIES!! i was in labor for 36hrs before the hospital kept me finally and that was another hell altogether since my epidural was given tome 15min b4 they realized i was 10cm dilated and was ready to push but he came out quickly and weighed 5lbs and 15oz healthy as can be the day i left the hospital i weighed 172lbs which startled me because I was that very weight when i had seen my prenatal doc a week before so i wasn’t all belly but mostly fat =/
and more hell began because i bled immensly and though i wasn’t swollen my whole pregnancy the day i got home my legs were hams!!!!! it hurt to stand up but 3weeks later and 2weeks shy of my bday i weighed 168 so i was excited i lost weight BUT the celebration ended because i became so hungry breast feeding i started binge eating everything!! and went up to 189!!! now while this may seem not so bad i was devistated i stepped on the scale and cried i thought f** it im gonna starve myself i even tried the HCG diet of 500 cal and instead went up to 193!! so i went online and started researching because my plan is to fit back into my 5/6 by september and i started doing slim in 6 and eating 1200 cal as well as using protein shakes after my workouts and in a week since march 24 have dropped a few lbs and im currently 183.4 yay!! but im still a size 15 in jeans and after birth i was an 11 my waist is 45″ and it used to b a 28 for me this journey was hard and now 3 and a half months post birth I just started acceptong that im not gonna b slim in a week or a month my sister in law went from being 116 to 190 and it took her 6months after birth to be 145 she says all she did was eat salads and cut off sweets but i love sweets but thankx to this site which i stumbled on while looking up post pregnancy pictures i actually feel normal not like a whale you women unknowingly became my support system and thank you for that <3 and a quote we should all live by is said by the she-devil herself ms Gaga-- "I'M BEAUTIFUL IN MY WAY 'CAUSE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY I WAS BORN THIS WAY DON'T HIDE YOURSELF IN REGRET JUST LOVE YOURSELF AND YOU'RE SET I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY I WAS BORN THIS WAY" i wasnt born a size 0 or a 3 but if i was a 9 and healthy thats the happiest i could be =} will update in a month thanx for havin a place i can show myself off without feeling made fun of you rock! Also i was going to purchase a Belly Bandit does anyone know if it works and im currently doing as of lastweek slim in 6 series with intervals of 10minute trainer and 6minute abs i workout twice a day 30-60min in the morning and 10-30min in the evening and i eat 1200-1400 calories a day i drink one syntha6 protein shake after my am workout and one after the pm workout at 183 my body needs 72g of protein; also ladies remember no eating 3hrs before bed if u go to bed hungry u burn calories from fat!! (1hr can burn 50-53cals) eat 1hr within waking up and eat 5-6 small meals a day pictures: 1. me before the baby 2months before 2.3 months pregnant 3. 8months pregnant 4. day i gave birth december 30th 2010 5. 1week after birth 6-8. 2 and a half months after birth (189lbs) 9-11. me as of today 4/2/2011 183lbs 12. aiden 3months =] [gallery]
7 thoughts on “My Little Fire (Nicholle)”
drink olots of water cut out sodas juice unless its a 100 juice also this worked for me eat watever meat you want to substitute the bread and the pasta and the rice for vegetables or if you cant go wheat on everything limit your intake of bread and pasta doe and drink lots of water running realli works too run as much as you can then stop and walk and run again good luck and you look good for 3mnths post.
Belly Bandits are AMAZING!!! I had a c section,, and was concerned that i wasn’t allowed to begin any kind of Ab exercise until my 6 week check up. So I did other 30-40 minute works to burn calories and tone up the legs and butt, and wore my belly bandit,, you just have to be faithful with it. It feels good for your back support as well,, One weekend, I wore it for 8 hours straight three days in a row, and lost almost 3inches!!! Sounds like you’re on the right track though!! Keep it up and congrats on the beautiful baby!
Love your attitude – just take care of yourself and take care of your baby. If you make healthy choices, you’ll be happy :)
Your son is adorable!
You’re only three months postpartum and you look amazing!!! Word to the wise: eating only 1200 calories/day is a starvation diet. Your body goes into starvation mode and preserves calories (thinking it will need it for later and such). Aim for 2000 calories, exercise, eat lots of veggies and whole grains (brown rice, whole grain bread, broccoli, bell peppers, chicken breast). You’re doing great and you JUST. GAVE. BIRTH. It takes a while to recover from childbirth. Some doctors recommend spacing children 18 months to 2 years because that’s how long it takes to recover. It took me almost the full 18 months to lose the weight I wanted. Take it slowly and enjoy your son. You won’t believe how quickly it goes by!
I’m right there with you your story so totally mirrors mine with my first (now 6yo)… I was 5’4″ 135 lbs and size 10 (thanks to my “birthing hips” as my family always called them) and thought I was fat prior to my 1st son.
The most important thing is not to look at the scale so much. I lost over 36″ overall (20+ in my waist & hips) in a couple of months & went down 3 sizes, but the scale didn’t budge. Pay more attention to how your clothes fit, rather than the scale. Remember muscle weighs more than fat, so your weight my increase before it decreases. But building that muscle burns more fat. My focus then was getting healthy for me, not so much losing the weight (though it was a wonderful bonus!).
Now I’m 4 mos PP after having 2 babies 50 wks apart. Kudos to you for sharing your photos. I’m not even confident enough to TAKE photos of myself right now, much less post for the world to see. This site is such an inspiration… I may get there sooner than I thought!
Thanx girls it took me awhile to realice that each of us is unique and are not celebrity moms who magically fit into their clothing im just happy enjoying my son and heres an update i lost another 2lbs im 181.2 :)