Monday, November 28, 2011

How I lost my pregnancy weight

So happy Samantha has the belly and not me :)

So my pregnancy picture is blurry, but I don't mind because it is scary! Really, I look back when I'm pregnant and cry a little. Okay, not really, but they are not very attractive pictures. I wish I was one of those girls that only gained 20 pounds when pregnant. If you do...let me in on your secret. I gained 42 pounds with Dieter and 45 pounds with Samantha. Eeek! I told you, scary! Luckily, I have always lost the weight. But, it's kind of sad after you have the baby and still have 30 pounds to loose! Well, Samantha is 6 months old now, I am fitting comfortably back into my jeans. Horray! Here is how I have done it...

1. Nurse, nurse, nurse! I am not one of those moms that feeds their baby every 4 hours...sometimes 3, maybe 2 hours...not so good on a schedule.
2. Don't buy food you don't want to eat! Seriously, if you don't want to eat a whole package of Oreos, don't buy them! I do really well staying away from processed food.
3. Homecooked meals! They are so much better for you and your pocket book will be happier too!
4. I am on a high fat diet: whole milk, eggs, cream, butter, cheese, meat...But my grains (carboyhydrates) are limited. Anyone could loose weight on it :)
5. Eat whole foods! Nature intended on us to eat foods in their natural state! Try it! You'll be amazed at how good food tastes!

Well, that is what I have done. Maybe next pregnancy I will only gain 20 pounds :)


Chantel said...

Brian is on a high fat, low grain diet now and is liking it. I gained 30 lbs with Licy, 40 with Avy, and probably won't even hit 30 with this one. He's been my least but I've also thrown up more. I guess that makes the difference.

Anonymous said...

i eat a lot of (good quality) fat and the only time i see the scale start to inch up is with the processed stuff - especially the sugarly stuff.

i love that homemade cheesecake is better for my waistline than any lowfat processed desert any was - love it!

and i don't think you look bad pregnant at all - you look alive and vital and beautiful :)

Amanda said...

Hi There! You found your blog through my own, and I'm so glad I did. I love your food philosophy! When I become pregnant I know I will be very strict about eating natural foods...even more so than I am now. It's nice to know it will also keep me in good shape after the baby arrives!

Kathryn said...

Great tips! I am pregnant with my first (24 weeks) and so far I've gained 15 lbs. Not sure how much more will pile on before my baby girl is here. I had some similar idea on how to get back in my skinny jeans but it's nice to know what has worked for others!

jbr said...

Great advice. Thanks for sharing.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Sister, I am with ya! Nursing past a year REALLY burns fat on the butt and thighs {I have studies to back this up!}. And lots of good fats.

Have you read the work of Mary Enig? Sounds like it. :) Our diets are very similar.

:) Thanks for sharing @ Creative Juice. I wish more mamas would read this, so I am featuring you next week!

milliemorganmedia said...

You look awesome! I am a new follower and your blog is too cute. I look forward to reading more posts. I'd appreciate it if you stopped by my blog and followed me back. Thanks!

marissa said...

you look fabulous. Great tips I'd love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made party over at

Paula said...

I didn't figure out most of your suggestions until baby #6, but they worked.

I think the high fat, low carb diet is one of the key factors.

So glad you're sharing your success with other moms! We don't have to be heavy JUST BECAUSE we had kids. :)

Chelsea said...

You do look a lot sexier in the after photo. So far, your diet is looking effective! It’s pretty normal for a woman to gain weight when she’s pregnant; she shouldn’t worry about it too much since most mothers have been there too. And yes, self-discipline, diet, and exercise are all that’s needed to stay in shape. Stay optimistic, that’s the key! :]

- Chelsea Leis