Loosing the baby weight the second time around has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. Only third to having a sick child and my high risk pregnancy with Riley.
|The day I found out I was pregnant (12-31-12) 154lbs|
|The day I delivered (9-10-13) 39w4d. 202lbs|
|One year later (12-30-13) 16 weeks postpartum. 176lbs|
My magical thinking was that it would just melt off because I am nursing. Not so! I am not one of those woman who don't look like they had a baby the next week.
I was on bed rest for 5 months so my body muscle went to crap and then I had to recover from a c section so getting back into shape has been a process in itself. I have been working out 4-6 days a week since 7 weeks postpartum (currently 16w pp). I have built up muscle and gotten back into overall better shape but the damn scale is taunting me. My clothes fit better, yes. Muscle weighs more than fat, yes. I feel better, yes. But I so just want to see the rewards on the scale.
I am currently eating by my blood type (A). I cut out cow dairy and red meat. And I have been gluten free for 2.5 years. I feel good but I want the weight gone. The whole it's a process...be patient kills me. I am fighting it to the death.
I need and want to except this is my body right now. Embrace it. I'll get there, just be patient and keep at it. I keep telling myself this.
I have been wearing maternity jeans the past 4 months in hopes my old jeans would fit soon. I broke down and bought real jeans in 2 sizes bigger and sold my maternity jeans on ebay. Step one in embracing this body.
And really when I step back and see all the hard work I put into staying pregnant for 39 weeks (when my Dr told me I would likely have another preemie) and now having my healthy baby girl...it was all worth it and I'd do it all again to have her. I am so grateful for what my body did. Also that she has only had breast milk is so rewarding, my body is awesome!
And in the mean time...loosing baby weight is a bitch!
'Patience patience patience'
I'd love to hear when you got back down to pre-baby weight. How long did it take? How was the process for you?