Friday, July 20, 2007

Nursing away the weight

When I was nursing Baby, all the pregnancy weight, and then some, just fell right off. I was eating all the time but my family and Hubby's kept telling me I needed to eat more and that I was too skinny. It's not like I was taking diet pills or something, but my naturally high metabolism combined with breastfeeding just caused the weight to come off. I actually got down to 110lbs at one point, which I do recognize as being underweight for my height, but I really was not trying to lose weight. And then of course after I stopped nursing my body went to a more normal weight by itself. What's funny is that with each of my boys I've ended up weighing less after I had them than before, at this rate by the time I'm done having kids I'll be a toothpick!

3 comments:

BeadKnitter said...

Oh, this makes me want to cry. When I was a little girl my Mom was obsessed with the fear of me getting fat. She had me on diets, even when I was 5'4" and only weighed 99lbs. Consequently, my metabolism is so screwed up that I can't lose weight. Period. Diets no longer work for me, so I've been told not to go on them. It's very frustrating. And then I read something like this. Sigh.....

Amanda said...

ugh, I wish that was me.. cry, no fair.

Michelle said...

LOL! You are small but you look fine to me. :D I weigh less now after having kids too. Now I could lose the weight I originally had BEFORE I had kids. lol