a reply to: EdgarAllanCrow
What is your height?
You are at a plateau. Perhaps your new set point is higher than it was before pregnancy. Your body has changed and your hips are likely wider.
Hormones make your fat deposits work differently than before you got pregnant. Pregnancy even changes the amount of grey matter in your brain--it
definitely affects body shape and size.
I have never been pregnant and as someone who is anorexic, what you speak of is something that I have feared. I am a very small person, naturally, and
yes I understand that my eating behavior/body image is disordered and not good or healthy. I do however know a whole heck of a lot about losing
I also know that your body is never the same again after you have a baby. Your hormones are to blame for your body clinging to your weight like that.
Either that, or your weight is where your body wants it and your body doesn't want to go lower because going lower would be unhealthy. I'm in a
similar situation. Even though I am thin, I can still lose weight past a plateau if I keep trying. I've gotten down to 84, so anything is possible
(death, included lol). The same goes for anyone at any weight. Your body wants you to slow down, so it is slowing itself down to account for the lack
of calories that it is getting.
For instance, my body wants me to weigh about 125 pounds, ideally. That's my set point. I look the best at that weight. I, however, have an eating
disorder and still want to lose more weight. So I do, but my body fights me. It takes me a long time to lose a little bit of weight, now, versus when
I first started to restrict.
--If you aren't eating enough, your body is going to fight you, too.
Recently, I lost about thirty pounds. I am five foot two. I wasn't large to begin with, but I was larger than I wanted at about 140-145 (the biggest I
have ever been). I had had a surgery and was unable to walk for many months. So, I cut my calories. I starved. Now, I'm telling you this because I
want you to understand that weight is all calories in v. calories out. You should say that for a woman, the minimum amount of calories you need to
keep your body functioning is about 1500 calories. If you keep yourself at 1200 you will lose weight. Probably lots of it fast. You don't even need to
get up off of your butt to exercise. As long as you don't eat too much you will lose weight. Drink lots of water. Chew mint flavored gum or suck on
mints. Fidget. Go on walks. Learn to listen to your body and know when you're hungry or just bored.
Just don't get too obsessed about it. Trust me. Your kid needs you and your kid loves you regardless of your weight.
Going under 1000 is starvation. Just don't do that and you will be okay.
a reply to: Ksihkehe
Mhm. I just saw that, too. Nice catch, man.
a reply to: markosity1973
I concur--that's what truly matters.
edit on 17-1-2017 by rukia because: (no reason given)