Breast feeding Twins for 8 months striving for 11 months - will weight loss continue

Hello! I was at 205 when I got pregnant with my twins. I delivered two healthy babies at 38 1/2 weeks weighing 217.

I lost 7 pounds in the beginning of the pregnancy because everything made me sick. Now, after breast feeding for 8 months - I weigh 170 pounds!

I've maintained this weight for the past three months. I also workout 4 days (5 when I can) doing circuit training and cardio. I watch what I eat and count carbs because I developed gestational diabetes during my pregnancy.

My question is how do I lose an additional 15 pounds so that when I stop breast feeding any weight gain will keep me between 165-170. This is a healthy weight for me considering I haven't been this size in about 7 years.

I seriously need some GOOD advice because I want to stay healthy and active for my kids ( I have a four year old too). I plan to train for a marathon soon ( my goal is to run it shortly after the twins turn 1 in July).

I'm trying to be strong and turn away from my "plain cheeze its" craving and "tall cafe mocha with 2 equals from Starbucks. Please provide any advice you can. Also, I pump anywhere from 38-48 ounces (depending on how many times I pump with nursing) a day.

Thank you so much!!!

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Mar 20, 2013
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weight loss
by: Breastfeeding mom

Hi!

You know, I'm not a dietician or anything close! But, I have had wonderful results with my lifestyle change. I picked up 17kg with each of my children (two of them) and two years after my last baby I had still not lost the weight.

I should also mention that I am still breastfeeding my 20 month old.

Three months ago I discovered the "raw food lifestyle" and decided to give it a try. Since then I have lost a total of 20kg! I feel healthier than ever, I jog 6km daily, and I have more energy than ever!! If you want to find out more about it, YouTube is a great place to start. Check out all the before and after videos as well as "banana girl" and "ka sundance" and "thedurianking"

I should also mention that my skin is clearer, I don't struggle with constipation anymore and my hair looks amazing! Another bonus - my milk supply had increased!

Even if you don't go completely raw, just adding some extra raw foods or replacing one or two meals per day will help your weight loss.

Mar 20, 2013
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by: Elsabe

First of all high five from a fellow twin mom on achieving you breastfeeding goal and doing so well!

All my life my weight has pretty much remained the same. I tended to verge on the underweight side actually. But now after my twincesses I'm going through a phase I've never known before (also second pregnancy).

At first I lost too much weight. I only gained 12kg during my twin pregnancy, but lost 20kg during the first 6 months which made me fall into the underweight category. It scared me a bit when I realized what a toll caring for twins plus one took on my body. But bf them was too important for me so I just carried on and made a point of it to eat more and better. Actually became easier once they started solids.

My goal was to breastfeed them for two years. We've exceeded that, they are now 2yrs 7mths, but for the past three months (I think), only one of my twincesses is still interested in having boobie and we're only doing it 2-3 times a week.

My weight is busy rocketing and I'm feeling really uncomfortable in my own skin. Even though I'm eating much less than I did while breastfeeding them often everyday, I just keep adding on the pounds!

I've even swapped wardrobes with my sister who's all our lives been a size or two bigger than me. Not that the better fitting clothes are helping much for physically feeling uncomfortable.

But I also have to add I have never been a very active or sporty person. So I think you have a much greater advantage in that area. Don't stop doing it!!!!

My mom's friend and my mom's sister both had twins. They told me that once you stop breastfeeding your weight easily sky rockets...but I thought it wouldn't happen to me since weight gain was never an issue for me... How very wrong I was... It's now happening :(

So even though I don't have any solid advice for you, I just want you to be aware of this fact.

Your body after one baby is one thing.
Your body after two babies at once is a whole different thing!! Your body changes much more than you think.

Hope this helps you in some way. Keep being such an awesome mom!

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