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10/10/12 11:34 A

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1--Weigh yourself AFTER you feed your baby---seriously!
I dropped the "girls" on a friend's small scale (with permission!) and I was shocked at how much they weighed!

2--Also, drink enough WATER! If you're slightly dehydrated, you body could be retaining water.

Unless you've been munching on deep-fried twinkies all week, I would imagine that most of it is water weight or milk. It's actually really hard to gain 5 pounds in one week!

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9/24/12 2:43 P

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The calorie range is very different for each person. The general rule is to add approx 500 calories to whatever calorie range SP gives you based on your input info. HOWEVER, each person is different and it takes some trial and error to get it right. It really depends on your activity level, metabolism, nutrition needs, age of baby, etc.
If you cut too much you lose energy and your milk supply goes down, add too much and you don't lose weight.
Experiment a little when you are SURE your supply is well established but never go below 1800 cal
Kellymom.com has some more info on this too that you may want to check out.

I know you want to drop the weight but don't rush it! Breastfeeding moms can safely lose 2 lbs a week on average without affecting their milk supply. Some weeks you may lose more but overall, 1-2 lbs a week is a good goal.

If you are consistently walking or doing some cardio and doing a little strength training, it will happen!

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9/24/12 1:28 P

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No, I'm not supplementing at all. I'm just breastfeeding exclusively... I just hate to see the pounds pile on and wonder if I'm eating enough.... Is it true that I should be eating between 2100 and 2300 calories a day?? I weigh 173 right now.....

2nd Half - Star City Half Marathon - Nov10 - PR: 2:02:47
Frozen Toe 10k -Jan11 - 3rd in 30-34 F - PR: 1:03:22
Montvale Trail 5-miler (5.25-miles) - PR: 47:51 -Mar11 - (1st in 30-34 F/4th F/19th overall)
"Run with the Law 5k" Mar11 - New PR: 23:22/1st F Overall (ever)
1st Full - Country Music Marathon - Nashville, TN, April 30th, 2011 - PR: 4:35:19


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9/24/12 11:38 A

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I know this can be really frustrating but don't forget-you are only 7 wks pp! Your body is still in hormonal transition and trying to regulate itself. That can mean the weight can be slower to budge as your body is trying to figure things out. Don't push yourself too much or your body will rebel and your milk supply may be affected. That 5 lbs can very likely be water weight so don't dwell on that!
Some women hang on to the weight until their milk supply is regulated too so that could be part of it-7 wks is still early. Are you exclusively nursing? I ask this because if you are supplementing this could be another reason your body is trying to figure out just how much milk it needs to make and hanging onto the excess weight.
Hang in there! It will happen, I know it can be sooo discouraging but you will probably be surprised to see the lbs fall off in the next few months.


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9/24/12 11:35 A

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Sounds perfectly normal to me! We are not like the hollywood mom's. We are normal people. Give yourself more time, right now your hormones aren't even back to normal yet. 7 weeks is very very early on! Hormones especially while breastfeeding usually don't even start evening out till month three. And clothes, we are all different sometimes having a baby changes our shapes even if we get back to our old weight you may have larger breast, or hips then you used to forever....and then again you may not. But, it is VERY normal to be in maternity clothes for a while, your uterus probably hasn't even gotten back to it's non-pregnancy size yet completely!



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9/24/12 10:53 A

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Okay...I just needed to vent... so I gained 47 pounds with my daughter... and she is just a little over 7 weeks old now. I had gotten down from 195 to 168 about a week and a half ago...but over the last week for some reason...I have gained back 5 pounds!!! I'm SO frustrated and dumbfounded by it! I've been jog/walking to get back into running shape and even incorporated 2 days of circuit training last week and have been watching my calories.....and GAINED 5 POUNDS!!! I mean...I'm even breastfeeding too!!! I don't get it!! I still have 25 pounds to get off and it is refusing to budge!!! I had gone from 195 to 172 about a month ago....but my weight plateaued at 172....and then I started jog/walking and it started to move again....but now its gone back up to 173!!!! None of my clothes fit! I'm still in maternity clothes....and its starting to depress me!!!! What am I doing wrong?? emoticon


2nd Half - Star City Half Marathon - Nov10 - PR: 2:02:47
Frozen Toe 10k -Jan11 - 3rd in 30-34 F - PR: 1:03:22
Montvale Trail 5-miler (5.25-miles) - PR: 47:51 -Mar11 - (1st in 30-34 F/4th F/19th overall)
"Run with the Law 5k" Mar11 - New PR: 23:22/1st F Overall (ever)
1st Full - Country Music Marathon - Nashville, TN, April 30th, 2011 - PR: 4:35:19


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