Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Post Partum Weight Loss

I've been MIA for awhile.  Part of it is my extreme grouchiness from eating only 1200 calories of cardboard a day.  Part is writer's block.  Part is the deafening silence that is the "no comment" zone - you bunch of lurkers, you.  Can't I shame you in to responding? 

Oh boo-hoo.  This weight loss topic is certainly soooo overdone.  But I'm going to wade in anyway.  I've been on Nutrisystem since about 8 weeks post partum, and it has helped but man does this suck.  If I see one more picture of a celebrity in a string bikini holding her newborn baby, I'm going to puke.  Seriously.  If you really look like that right after having a baby, just keep it to yourself. 

I think this topic is also relevant for (most) men as well, since the guys seem to pack on a few pounds during pregnancy as well (except my husband, who looks like one of the Olsen twins).

(Which reminds me, sometime I need to post about the freaking Hungry Man dinners he used to eat in the middle of the night).

So ladies and gents, want to fess up about how much weight you gained during pregnancy, and how long it took you to lose it?

A similar post with many more comments than I'll ever generate can be found on this blog

Anyone have a violin to play "My Heart Bleeds for You?"


  1. Firstborn: 46 lbs & it took me 9 months to lose it.

    Secondborn: 44 lbs & it was 15 months before I lost it all.

    I'm afraid to think what a third might have done.

  2. I gained 50 lbs with both and am still working on 10 lbs. But I'm concentrating more on my terrible acne right now. Ahhhh, the joys of pregnancy!

  3. Correction, 2 Hungry-mans, the later the night, the better they tasted. Those were the good ol' days. Correction, you are skinny and look great, now eat!

    yours truly,
    Husband, (the Olsen twin).

  4. Heather and Leigh - you both look fabulous, so that makes me feel better!

    I forgot to confess my own - I gained 34 with the first pregnancy and lost it by about 12 weeks, but didn't fit into the same clothes until I lost another 10 pounds (at about the 1 year mark) and didn't think I was in good shape until about the 2 year mark (at which time I got pregnant again!!)

    With the second pregnancy, I gained 40 lbs and lost 32 lbs by the 4 month mark, but can't seem to get rid of the last 7-8 lbs. And I'm not even close to my old size yet.

    Bring me a Hungry Man!

    Thank you dear husband, Olsen boy.