Help Excessive Wight Gain

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crissy - September 13

ok i read the question about 80lbs? now i did gain 80 lbs while pregnat almost all in the last 4 months, no regular pregnacy medical problem (ie toxemia thyroid problems) - i did not over eat and since having my daughter 8 months ago i have not been able to loose this weight, i eat well and get lots of exercise (water arobics twice a week, my daughter and i go on 2 one hour fast pace walks a day (most days) weight training, and stationary bike everyother day for at least 1/2 an hour) and so far nothing is helping me out, as you can understand carrying around the equivalent of a 12 year old all day is not fun and im begining to get disapointed im usually around 125-130 and am now sitting at 205. I had gained weight one other time in my life while i was on the birth control shot (about 60lbs but as soon as i stoped it i lost the weight in a few months) has anyone else had this problem and what has you solution been ???HELP


Jamie - October 21

Honestly, I don't know what to tell you, other than, I sympathize. I gained 75 lbs during pregnancy, though mine was due to pre-ecclampsia. I had my baby 2 months ago, and have only lost 30 pounds. My normal weight is 110, and I'm at 155. So...if I can think of a way to lose the weight beyond what we're already doing, I'll be sure to let you know!


robin - October 25

You should be losing the weight with all of your exerise. Maybe checking with your doctor, and having him run some blood work will help find out? I'm almost 40, and my baby is 4 1/2 mths old. I am having a very hard time losing weight too, but I haven't been working out as much as you have been, due to terriable back pain since my delivery. Check with your doctor, and maybe working with a trainer may help. Find a good one, and they can probably help you get the results you need. Good Luck, and I know how you feel.


Patty - October 25

Have you had your thyroid checked? My Dr. told me that you are prone to thyroid problems after pregnancy. It may be underactive.


Jamie - November 8

I'm down to 145...Crissy, have you had more luck?


Lisa - November 10

I was struggling with weight loss too, and so I started doing a lot of research. Basically it came down to math--you must burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 lb of fat. You should eat 100 calories for every pound you want to weigh. For instance if you want to weigh 130lbs, eat 1300 calories a day (unless you are breasfeeding, then eat 1800). So if you weigh 170 and you eat 1300 (or 1800 if you BF) calories a day, that's a negative of 400 calories a day. Then you add the calories you burn with exercise, so say 300 calories burnt by exercise and that equals a total of 700 calories you'll burn a day. At that pace, you will lose 1 lb of fat every 5 days. That's a healthy rate of weight loss. What else helped me was I got the $10 tubs of chocolate protein mix from Wal-Mart and had 2 shakes a day. That way you get enough protein, because if you don't get enough protein, your body will burn lean muscle along with fat, and that's very bad for the metabolism. Within 2 months of doing this, I had lost all the excess weight I had gained. Hope this helps!


kokybee - November 10

Your hormones may be way off, that will keep you from losing weight, it sounds like you are doing everything right, I would go get my hormones checked, I personally use a progestrone cream, you can buy it online, revive wild yam cream, ask your doc about it tho, but it sounds lke it might be someting more, God Bless,


Mama2wanna - December 7

I found out that the more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn, as muscle burns fat even when you aren't doing anything! Try something with weights. Time to build up more muscle!


Em - December 7

Hi Crissy, I think your best course of action is to keep up with the exercise for sure! If all medical problems are ruled out, then I think the culprit might be your diet...Try not to eat anything but fruit and veg after 6 PM, if you want a drastic and lasting weight loss, buy dr.Fuhrman's Eat to Live book, it's an eye opener, I promise, it will surely help! Good luck x


[email protected] - December 29

i have not had a scan yet but ive gained alot of weight my stomach is huge i do not know why, i believe i am only about 11-12 weeks


AJSMOMMY - November 4

All I can say is polycystic ovarian syndrome. Get your hormones checked by a specialist. They found out I had it after I gained 30 pounds after having my son. My ovaries went so out of control I almost lost my ability to have children on my own. I am now due with my second child but this was after a whole entire year of metformin therapy and ovulation testing. I found out I was pregnant one week after meeting with a fertility specialist. I am just thankful I had a doctor that listened. Do some research on the internet and push for testing. Good luck!!!


Kre87 - January 12

question to any struggling to lose weight? did you or are you b___stfeeding?


jenna32 - April 30

well it sounds like you are doing everything right. The only thing that i can think of telling you is make sure your heart rate stays up and that jogging is probably the fastest way to lose weight, i know some people don't like it but it burns off the weight so fast and i eat whatever i want,lol well that was pre-pregnancy, i don't know about post pregnancy. also continue weight training,situps or whatever you do. if worse comes to worse, you could try going to a gym to ask professionals or hire a trainer or something.



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