Pregnancy went great, lost the weight after :)


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So, because I know people are worried about gaining while pregnant, I thought I'd share. I got pregnant with my 4th child exactly one year after my VSG. I had lost quite a bit at that point but not to goal weight. I'd gone from a BMI of 41 to a BMI of 29. I gained 35 pounds while pregnant, but lost over 20 of that the first two weeks after the baby was born. I'm now down to within a pound of my pre pregnancy weight at 7 months postpartum. (would have been sooner but I was eating Cookies when I got up to nurse during the night....sigh.)

Photos are me the day before giving birth at 42 weeks, me before surgery, and then 6 months postpartum..belly is all jiggly but otherwise doing okay. I'm down a few more pounds since that photo was taken.

day before giving birth.jpg

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6 months post partum front.jpg

Edited by Katie Loesch-Meyer

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That’s great to hear! I’m only four months out but once I’m a year out I would like to try for another baby. What kinds of Vitamins did they have you on during the pregnancy? About how many calories did you eat per day? Did your restriction change at all?


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Would definitely like to know all about this as well! We would like to try after the year mark as well. Worried the baby won't get enough nutrients with our restricted diet??


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I'm so glad you posted this. Pregnancy after is my biggest worry. I was literally just thinking about making a post about it.... then here this is. Thank you!! I can't wait to tell my husband. I am still waiting for surgery but i just got my date for December 4th. I'm anxiously and impatiently ready lol.

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I really must say. You look amazing and very happy. Never stop smiling. You lost the weight quickly probably because your breast feeding. I had the surgery two years ago. I was down to 155 after the first year from 227. Now I’m 193. I have been skipping on the daily exercising daily. Only exercise now three days a week. But I have to get back into it. I want to lose the weight back. I too was snacking on Cookies from time to time. I have stopped all that now and I’m on a pure Protein fix now. Every time I snack it’s on protein. I know I can do this. And now I definitely want to. Thank you for the encouragement. Seeing you and everything you have accomplished makes me want to get back into it. You really look amazing and have a beautiful baby to show for it. Congratulations.


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All I have do say is....

42 weeks?!?!? Yikes you poor dear!

But you look healthy and happy! Congrats! I often wish I had a chance at being pregnant while not morbidly obese. I never really looked pregnant. Just huge!


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All I have do say is....

42 weeks?!?!? Yikes you poor dear!

But you look healthy and happy! Congrats! I often wish I had a chance at being pregnant while not morbidly obese. I never really looked pregnant. Just huge!


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