Losing weight after pregnancy

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How long did it take for you to lose your pregnancy weight?

1-3 months
12
35%
4-6 months
11
32%
7-11 months
3
9%
More than a year
8
24%
 
Total votes: 34

buds
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Post by buds » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:30 pm

My mumsie didn get mastitis at all.
She was just one dry well. :lol:
That's why she gave up.

I had mastitis thrice and boy did i
tell myself each time i'd stop but i
didn't. :sweat:

I had fever spikes and boi do those
fresh cabbages from the market help
sooo much with my darn engorged melons.

They were not only huge but hard like rocks.
I was easily mistaken as someone having done
breast enhancement! :siam:

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Post by buds » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:39 pm

Most of you very very very lucky to have gained only between 5kg to 20kg.
I won't tell how much i gained cos sure many can make mental calculation. :politebleah:

:( I was one massive walking dinosaur.

For DD2 my weight prior to delivery was slightly over 75kg!
Can you imagine that!

For me, my main weight loss regime after delivering DD1..
was definitely the post-natal stress, blues & freakin' problems
with my MIL! I went back to work stick thin. My colleagues said
my pre-pregnancy clothes were loose on me for someone who juz
gave birth!

No extra special diets whatsoever. Just more soups and fruits. I cudn
for the love of my life swallow any essences from any kind. :sick: I cud
not stomach the smell what more the taste! :faint: Did the massage and
the wraps. Like autumnbronze, it was pure bliss of those few days.. :love:

As for white veggies that cause colic.. i just know it now that someone
mentioned it. But i ate cabbages.. nothing leh. Cabbages are considered
white veggies right? The rest that i do not eat, i use it to calm my melons
from over-growing. The tiring part abt having too much milk is.... really bo
pian. Must express EVERY 3 hourly esp if baby sleep thru the next feeding..
If lazy to get up and do it since baby sleeping anyways... it'd be hard by the
time i wake up! :P

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Post by Funz » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:01 pm

Yah boy buds, really hard like rocks. DH said can give someone orh bak kak if not careful. Then he say must be careful dun wait knock into baby's head can cos concussion. Irritating.

Since I was on total EBM my whole freezer was filled with milk. Overslept one nite and my PJ top was soaked thru with breastmilk. For most mummies, their milk come in only about 4 days to a week after birth. Me, I started leaking colostrum 1 mth b4 birth. On the day that I gave birth, I was engorged in the evening. With DD, inexperience so did not prepare pump or thot of pumping, while still in hospital. Went home with blocked ducts, luckily manage to clear through pumping and massaging b4 it got worse. With DS, experience liao. Brought my trusty pump along. 4hrs after birth, I was pumping over 100ml of thick yellow colostrum much to the delight the nurses. But hor very wasted cos poured away a lot oso since DS did not drink much the few days of his life.

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Post by buds » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:35 pm

Funz wrote:Yah boy buds, really hard like rocks.


Yeah boi! :hi5:

Funz wrote:DH said can give someone orh bak kak if not careful. Then he say must be careful dun wait knock into baby's head can cos concussion. Irritating.


Hubs said it too but more subtlety to it.. If he dare say anything close to wat
your DH said... :nunchuk: Haaaiyaah! I'd give him a taste of concussion wor! :heresmyfish:

Painful hokay! :roll:

But yeah.. did look pretty nice and perky huge. :lol:

Oh.. hubs subtle quote was... "You look like Lara Croft in Tomb Raider." :preen:
Yaa!! Even without the metallic suit boi! :laugh:

Funz wrote:Since I was on total EBM my whole freezer was filled with milk.


Mine too!

Funz wrote:Overslept one nite and my PJ top was soaked thru with breastmilk.


I usually need to change many many breast pads within a day..
So not only do i need to bring the usual pads during outings, breast
pads cannot forget or else.... i'd seriously need to get a new top if we
were to go for our outings. Little bit late in feeds or expressing oni sure
leak..

Funz wrote:For most mummies, their milk come in only about 4 days to a week after birth. Me, I started leaking colostrum 1 mth b4 birth. On the day that I gave birth, I was engorged in the evening. With DD, inexperience so did not prepare pump or thot of pumping, while still in hospital. Went home with blocked ducts, luckily manage to clear through pumping and massaging b4 it got worse. With DS, experience liao. Brought my trusty pump along. 4hrs after birth, I was pumping over 100ml of thick yellow colostrum much to the delight the nurses. But hor very wasted cos poured away a lot oso since DS did not drink much the few days of his life.


Again all same same... 2nd pregnancy colostrum leaked earlier than 1st wan..
Haiyaah, dis time 3rd round mebbe coming soon oredi. :P Sheesh... Not
shiok for ya noe... game nites. :preen:

I had to throw a lot cos no more space to store. When i worked, all throw..
cos the centre doesn have a freezer, only got mini fridge.

Oh yah.. hospital gave me their super duper industrial kind of Medela pump.
Super smooth and painless. That's when i decided to get the portable Medela.
Only difference is the hospital ones got no sound at all. :P Unlike the portable. :roll:

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Post by carebear » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:19 pm

I gained 17 kg during my first pregnancy, and 12 kg for the 2nd one.
Both i breastfed so went back to prepregnancy weight in about 4-6 months, and 4 more kg later, and was back to my undergraduate days weight!
The secret is to breastfeed. 1st one breastfed till 15 months old, 2nd till 3years old. My kids when they were young, were chubby, probably due to the breast milk, while i kept my weight under control!


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Post by clarabella » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:31 pm

Totally agree that bf is great for quick loss of weight. But for me it only worked once... for DS1. Lost about 5kg in less than a month. Didn't help much for DD and DS2 though. :cry: And I tbf all three kids for about 2 yrs each, no use leh.
Anyway, eventually I discovered what worked like magic: cut out ALL processed food! For months all I ate was brown rice, vegetables, white meat and a little fish (imagine no seasoning at all, how to eat wor) and fruits. No noodles, bread etc and definitely no dessert. I think I skipped milk too. Drank only water. Everything was fairly tasteless cos I didn't use any salt, sugar, soya sauce etc. Very sian, but the kilos plunged like rocks into water, and in about two months even my pre-pregnancy clothes were too large.

(Sorry, OT a bit.
buds, congratulations!!!!! I'm probably the last to know on KSP but better late than never lah. I saw 'dis time 3rd round' and my eyes popped hahaha. Really very happy for you!)

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Post by buds » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:11 pm

Yo clarabella! Thanks! :celebrate: Better late than neva.. so they say! :wink:

Niwaes, tell u the truth.. i sorta moved on after having both DDs
and some more both oredi nicely settled in Primary school.. i had
no intention for any more additions. While the baby thingy news
is still (yes.. still) sinking in for me cause i oredi have stuff
planned (we're shifting)... i have been told that when the nesting
phase begins the maternal instinct would sink in. It should lah by
then, hor. :lol:

Niwae, hubs is hoping for a boy. :|

I like girls frankly. :lol: Both of mine are such angels (in disguise
sometimes though..) :wink: But regardless of gender, it's close
shop after this one! :x .... plus i'll be demanding (yes.. demanding!)
:lol: .... a London Weight Management stint to hasten the losing off
weight process. If it comes out a confirmed boy, :rubhands: ... you
bet i'd be asking for a lot more than that! :idea: Hahaa! :evil:

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Post by xiaowanzi » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:57 pm

LKVM wrote:
tree nymph wrote:went to see the doc, he is recommending me to take Reductile. it will control the food intake amount actually - you will still feel hungry, but it will help to send a full signal back to your brain faster and earlier so you will stop eating, thus cutting back on the amount you eat and will help you lose some weight. i'm on it now for 2 weeks... have stopped the piling on weight at least. now i should cut back on the carbo...


Is it safe to use?


dear all,
me is also new to KSP forum.. :P but i feel its not very heathy to take pills from doctors (drugs).. its best to have a good diet etc.. :P all thanks to my consultant who guided me through.. :P

me also lost alot after my post pregnancy (my 2nd son is now 20months) and its all body fats!!! can u imagine that? once my body fats is reduced, my wole built also reduce.. :) yippie!!!

best of all, i feel more energetic and healthier also.. :P hehhe.. :P

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Post by cantbearit2 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:29 pm

buds wrote:Yo clarabella! Thanks! :celebrate: Better late than neva.. so they say! :wink:

Niwaes, tell u the truth.. i sorta moved on after having both DDs
and some more both oredi nicely settled in Primary school.. i had
no intention for any more additions. While the baby thingy news
is still (yes.. still) sinking in for me cause i oredi have stuff
planned (we're shifting)... i have been told that when the nesting
phase begins the maternal instinct would sink in. It should lah by
then, hor. :lol:

Niwae, hubs is hoping for a boy. :|

I like girls frankly. :lol: Both of mine are such angels (in disguise
sometimes though..) :wink: But regardless of gender, it's close
shop after this one! :x .... plus i'll be demanding (yes.. demanding!)
:lol: .... a London Weight Management stint to hasten the losing off
weight process. If it comes out a confirmed boy, :rubhands: ... you
bet i'd be asking for a lot more than that! :idea: Hahaa! :evil:


Hello buds,

:congrats:

Can't help sending u a note cos I also have 3 kids. hee.....

Same like u, my first two are princessess. Last one was a boy. A little disappointment for me as I lUV..........girls!!!!!!!!!! DH was all smiles (有人欢喜, 有人优). find girls usually more endearing than boys leh.

But since DS's delivery, I muz say, he is quite a lovely bb too (guess in the eyes of parents, all their kiddos are cute). :wink: So don't worry too much on the gender ya?!

when is your ETD?

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Post by buds » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:06 pm

cantbearit2 wrote:Hello buds,

:congrats:


HEYYA THERE, cantbearit2!!! :love:
Thanks for the congratulatory note! :celebrate:

cantbearit2 wrote:Can't help sending u a note cos I also have 3 kids. hee..... Same like u, my first two are princessess. Last one was a boy.


Waah! Really? What a coincidence! :wink:
I shall get tips from you then if mine comes out a boy. :lol:

cantbearit2 wrote:A little disappointment for me as I lUV..........girls!!!!!!!!!! DH was all smiles (有人欢喜, 有人优).
find girls usually more endearing than boys leh.


Yeah, noe watcha mean... though i've taught some really cool boys
as well and they too are pretty endearing and know how to take care
of their mommies well. :hugs:

cantbearit2 wrote:But since DS's delivery, I muz say, he is quite a lovely bb too (guess in the eyes of parents, all their kiddos are cute). :wink: So don't worry too much on the gender ya?!


Hee.. no worries. I ain't overly concerned over gender more than simply
praying for a normal healthy baby especially having a child at my age. :pray:
The well-being of the baby is way more precious and important than gender...
I'm just biased... :politebleah: .... since i prefer girls. Hahaa! :preen:

cantbearit2 wrote:when is your ETD?


January baby darling.. :D

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