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Anyone Post Partum Still Struggling W/preg Weight?

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Hello!

I gained 67lbs while I was pregnant with the twins. I lost 30lbs of it in the first few weeks. Here it is eleven, yes, eleven months later with still 37lbs to go.

My niece has been DNA tested and is gluten intolerant. Her doctor said that my sister more than likely also is, due to her symptoms. The doc then said that our mother probably is, so I might be too.

I work at a doctor's office and recently spoke with one of the physicians about gluten. He said he knew a lot about it because his aunt has celiac. We discussed many symptoms that I am having, i.e. digestive issues, fatigue, depression, RLS, just to name a few. He thinks I should return to a gluten free diet. Once I regain some energy, he thinks I should start working out 4-5 times a week.

I have tried the gluten free diet before but was not able to stick with it. I am becoming very frustrated and I need some help, encouragement, and advice.

Thanks to all~


~kristen~

proud mother to two daughters, ages 6 & 4, and twin boys, age 2 1/2

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I had preeclampsia while prego and gained ALOT of fluid weight, plus the reg pounds. I lost 25 of fluid weight within two weeks but the other 20-30 hung around....my son is 3, yes I said it 3!LOL But now that I have been gluten-free since may the pounds are slowly but surely coming off...just by eating right!! We walk but that is about it and my job is very active. So I comiserate! I wanted to be back in my old jeans right away!

Plus you had twins...takes the body awhile to get back! But I agree with your doc...once your energy returns and you get off gluten it will help alot. I also stopped drinking soda which has helped a TON!!!

Good Luck to you!

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I am feeling for you! I really like the advice the doc gave you. Sounds like a very open minded guy.

I gained a big chunk during my second pregnancy and held on to it well after. Be VERY kind to yourself--keeping in mind that sleep interuptions can cause people to hold on to weight and with toddler twins I am sure you have those!

Get the gluten-free diet going (which will may cut out a bunch of incidental calories for you) and try to think of it as a gift to yourself. When I first went gluten-free I made the mistake of feeling a little sorry for myself thinking I was missing out on all that good stuff (really just junky food) and now that I have stuck with it and feel so good I actually feel a little sorry for the people that eat too much glutenous food! This board has so many wonderful people who will gladly support you.

I have lost 25 pounds and still have 5 to go. My youngest child is 5! I have had to fit in fitness around all the other things mothers do these days. I do squats while emptying the dishwasher and everytime I walk down a certain hallway in our house I do lunges. I keep a jumprope in the kitchen and squeeze in ten minutes here and there. I clean house while wearing a heart rate monitor and go as fast as I can tring to burn as many calories as possible. It sounds crazy but it's working for me. With work and kids and a house to run it's often difficult for us mothers to go off to the gym for an hour everyday.

Take care. Be kind to yourself!


~Ill for 5 years with progressive symptoms: anxiety, brain fog, joint pain, "D", and the noisiest stomach you've ever heard, and a lovely itchy rash on my buttocks, scalp, and sometimes thighs. ~ Family history of Celiac disease (Uncle, cousins, grandmother) ~ Blood work showed some antibodies but not enough to be dx celiac ~ Dq7 & Dq4. ~ I can't call myself Celiac but I know gluten is bad for my body.

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