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1 Year Postpartum Update

Well, it's been a year since I gave birth to Amelia and started loosing my baby weight. I have to admit, I lost quite a lot of it straight away and was just left with this little podgy belly! Which has stayed with me the whole year! Mainly due to the fact that I am still breastfeeding and am constantly hungry!! I do like my food, and Dr pepper which has been hard to cut down on. Breastfeeding has however helped because if I wasn't I'm pretty sure I would be twice the size I am now. I didn't put on too much weight when I was pregnant, I went up to 8 and a half stone when pregnant so after I gave birth I went back down to 7 and a half straight away.

I have always been very slim, slim built and skinny legs which I hate! I've always struggled to find jeans that fit me properly and when I was 16, 17 found myself still buying from the kids section! Thankfully I now fit into a size 6 (UK) but even then it's a struggle to find some that fit properly. 

I tried to excercise before going on holiday in November at which I would be 6 months postpartum, if you could call it exercise... I would do a few measly sit ups a day. I wish I had bought some gym equipment or even gone to the gym every now and again. I wasn't 100% happy with my body when going on holiday but it was better than it had been.

Here are some progression photo's from the past year.

39 1/2 weeks Pregnant

9 weeks postpartum

16 weeks postpartum

5 months postpartum

1 Year PP

So as you can see above, theres not much difference at all! I may have toned up slightly, and lost a bit of fat on the sides but that's it! The reason being is because I haven't exercised!! I regret not doing so now, and wish I had even played on the kinect regularly, gone for a run or even done a work out DVD. Truthfully I couldn't be bothered and would but rather blog in my free time, but now being back at work and on my feet I don't have an excuse. I'm not going to join the gym or run a marathon but I am going to do exercises at home. I would like my belly to be flat for this summer so I don't have to hide it. 

Have you had trouble with loosing the last of your baby weight? How do you loose it?

5 comments

  1. I have lost so much in the last year since Emma was born! No working out either. I chose not to work out because Emma was and is still being breastfed. I don't have the appetite I would need if I worked out and breastfed her.

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  2. Are you kidding me? you look great!

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  3. You look great, I'm the same..size 6 UK but I need a lot more tone to be happy, I weighed 6st4 pre pref and I'm 7st8 now but couldn't be happier..I finally have curves! .. the insanity workout is hard but great, I'm using that for my final stage :)

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  4. I have always had the same issue. Too skinny for any pants! I was in kids pants until high school and they never fit right until after puberty. Now that Im 30 weeks pregnant I have a big belly but Im skinny everywhere else. Hopefully I look as great as you did a few weeks after! You look amazing!

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  5. you look amazing! I just went through surgery to fix my postpartum body because my muscles separated (normal) and didn't go back together (probably not normal). I looked 4-5 months pregnant up till the surgery.

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