Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How I Lost My Baby Weight

Prior to becoming pregnant with my daughter, Piper, I was on a weight-loss journey of losing 100 lbs. At the time that I became pregnant, in the Spring of 2014, I was 40 lbs. into that goal of losing 100 lbs. You can read more about how I lost that 40 lbs. by clicking here.

Today, I would like to share with you how I lost my baby weight.




During my pregnancy, I gained 38 lbs. going from 233 lbs. to 271 lbs. at the time of delivery.

I delivered my beautiful baby girl via c-section on January 21, 2015. It took 9 months to put on the baby weight and only 10 days to take it off. I was back down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 233 lbs. on January 31, 2015. Trust me, nobody could be more surprised about this, than I.

So, how did I do it? Quick answer: I'm not sure! Long answer to follow.




During my pregnancy, I ate as best as I could and I drank a ton of water. I mean, I was putting back anywhere from 100-140 ounces of water a day. To say that I was thirsty for water during my pregnancy is an understatement. I do not know for sure, but I wonder if my body held on to a lot of that water.

Aside from delivering a 9 lb. 6 oz. baby, I believe the rest of my "baby weight" was truly fluid or water weight. I rarely drank anything other than water while pregnant. With all those ounces of water I was drinking, there was simply no room for juices, soda, etc. (There was always room for food though. Wink wink.)

I gave birth to my daughter via c-section. I was fairly immobile those first 10 days as I lost my baby weight. So, exercise (even if it was possible and safe to do) was definitely not what did it for me. One thing that I did, though, was drink a lot of water. My ankles were incredibly swollen the first 5 days after delivery, so I drank my little heart out. Before I knew it, the swelling went away and so did the rest of my baby weight.

If I were to give you my best assumption as to how I lost my baby weight, the answer would have to be my relentless water drinking habit. I was far less thirsty for water after delivering my baby girl, but I knew that I needed to do it anyway for a better recovery. The bonus just happened to be that it also helped me shed my baby weight at the same time!

(Disclaimer: everyone and every body is different. I am not a medical professional. This is my own personal experience. Please seek medical advice regarding this topic.)

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3 comments:

  1. That's amazing!! I think you should give yourself some credit-I'm sure the way you ate helped contribute to your loss as well!! Great work! I love reading your blog :)

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! So happy to have you as a reader.

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