weight gain after preg?

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taras mom
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Re : weight gain after preg?

Postby taras mom » Thu Feb 26, 2004 04:47 pm

Chocolate: the love that dare not speak its name.[;)]

Stubborn weight gain sucks. I'm sure you lost a lot of muscle during your bedrest, so until you can build it back, your metabolism is going to be lower. Also, you just stopped taking the PPD meds, so maybe you just need to wait for your appetite to go down.

Hang in there!

PS: Did you give up caffeine during pregnancy? Maybe it's the caffeine in the chocolate that's calling to you. See if skim-milk cocoa takes care of your cravings; it's much less fattening.

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Re : weight gain after preg?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Thu Feb 26, 2004 08:28 am

Yes, My thyroid has been checked, I already take levoxyl for a hypo(low)thyroid condition which caused a huge weight gain about 3 mon before I got prego last year. They have been playing with my dosage since I was 22 weeks along. She rechecked it again this week along with some other blood work due to the kidney issues this week. I was taking lexapro for the PPD but decided to stop last week because I was having daily migraine symptoms and just couldn't take it another day. I was reading that it can make you more hungry. I'd say my biggest downfall has been chocolate. Never in my life have I wanted chocolate so badly. I have been eating a symphony bar every day just about since Indy was born[:I]. I never even liked chocolate before that. Now I crave it so badly I feel as though I could pull all my hair out unless I get some[:)]is that just terrible? My other eating habits are pretty good, I am being as healthy as I can since I know so much was robbed from my body during pregnancy. I have even managed to take vitamins every single day(a total feat for me). Oh, and I'm not nursing so no excuses there[:(]. I just can't imagine gaining all this weight from chocolate. And, its either chocolate or back to smoking(never around baby of course), one bad habit or the other I just need some sort of outlet I think.

I have always been the most controlled person I know, and here I am still swinging out of control. I want to exercise but don't want to take the baby out in the pouring rain and driving winds. What else am I supposed to do? I just don't have the drive for it yet, to workout inside the house. I miss going to the gym and working out but I have no one to watch Indy.

Elizabeth
11/20/03 Indigo E. (born with no PE @ 37 weeks, 5lbs 13oz) (Pg Issues:33 weeks of bedrest!, PIH(atenolol),hyperemesis, hypothyroidism, cancer remission, asthma, 8cm blood clot @3wks)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/i/indigopage/
11/17/95 m/c @14wks
1/97 m/c @3wks
2/98 m/c @5wks
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Re : weight gain after preg?

Postby deerhart » Wed Feb 25, 2004 09:49 pm

I wasn't on any meds after being pregnant with my first and gained about 15 lbs on top of what I gained during pregnancy. I never lost the lbs I put on while pregnant.
Nothing worked, dieting, exercise, lowering calories etc..

In fact nothing worked until I had my second baby, then I lost about 20lbs and lost all the weight I gained during the pregnancy after I had him (so I was 20lbs lighter), then 9 months later the lbs just started slipping away and I have lost 35 lbs since last August (I am 65 lbs lighter then what I was before having my second child).

We don't know why I couldn't lose any weight (I also had extremely relaxed stomach muscles whihc nothing would tighten, but was significantly tighter after the 2nd baby) except that it may have been a hormonal issue or maybe something to do with the PE/Mag Sulf they put me on (I keep finding out that alot of people in my family are allergic to sulfa/sulfur).

I forgot but have they checked your thyroid at all?
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Re : weight gain after preg?

Postby paljane8 » Wed Feb 25, 2004 04:45 pm

Elizabeth, ask your doc what side affects are associated with the meds you are taking. I know with some (antidrepessants for example) they cause weight gain.

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Re : weight gain after preg?

Postby mada » Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:52 am

I am so sorry about this Elizabeth....Jeez, just when you think your done dealing with bp issues!! Ughh!! Do you know off hand anything that could have contributed to the weight gain? Sometimes when your nursing (well at least me anyway) I always felt hungry and ate more when I was nursing then I did when I was prego!! So, It took forever for me to lose weight...Hang in there, spring is coming and then you can be outside more and walk more and that always helps[:)]

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weight gain after preg?

Postby 5thtymachrm » Wed Feb 25, 2004 09:14 am

Okay, I am seriously irritated with my weight gain. I spent 33 weeks on bedrest and lost 20+lbs during the pregnancy. Baby comes out at 37 weeks and now I have gained over 20lbs!![:0] ARGH!! I thought I could lose weight after the baby and it turns out that I must be gaining all the weight I should have during the pregnancy. Nothing fits and I'm getting fatter every day!! I am so mad[:(!]. and depressed[:(], I hate being overweight. My BP is rising, I was just at my doc's yesterday and not only did my weight go up another 6lbs from last month, my BP was 160/106!(I do have a kidney infx so that brings it up a bit) But come on, i thought I was done with all this stuff. Indy is 3months old now. My doc said she is wanting to put me back on the Atenolol, but I already take 3 daily meds for chronic issues and that not including the asthma meds I use during the allergy season. I feel like I'm 70 yrs old! HELP!
did anyone else have these problems?[?]

Elizabeth
11/20/03 Indigo E. (born with no PE @ 37 weeks, 5lbs 13oz) (Pg Issues:33 weeks of bedrest!, PIH(atenolol),hyperemesis, hypothyroidism, cancer remission, asthma, 8cm blood clot @3wks)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/i/indigopage/
11/17/95 m/c @14wks
1/97 m/c @3wks
2/98 m/c @5wks
8/02 m/c @3wks


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