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I had a sleeve in 2016 and lost all my extra weight At my lowest I was 109 and felt great. For the first time I was happy with my life. Then oops got pregnant. I had pcos and was on the pill but none of that mattered. Anyway so gained 54 lbs while pregnant. Delivered at 178 a week later was at 164.4 and stayed there until today. Today 4 weeks postpartum on Thursday the scale read 169.5... why is the scale going up. I should add I'm not breastfeeding. Being careful but ready to start a liquid diet at this point. Everyone keeps telling me that I need to give myself 6 weeks before jumping on the scale. But can weight fluctuate up and down after having a baby due to Water? I have a hard time ever believe the gain is water. Probably because I used to be heavy and I'm scared. Please give me advice

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I am 8 months postpartum and gained 30 pounds during my pregnancy. I am still holding on to 15 to 20 pounds of it even now. I started back running at 6 weeks. I reduced my calories to fewer than I was eating before I got pregnant. By 9 weeks out I was back to running 7 days a week, lifting weights 2 days a week, and zumba one day a week. I've been to my surgeon, OB, and nutritionist. My hormone levels seem to be OK (I also have PCOS) but having issues with cycles. I was on birth control for most of the time after my surgery, but didn't after baby. My surgeon is happy because I am still below goal weight, but a lot of my clothes don't fit. Give yourself some time. My OB says that it can take a year or so for everything to get back to normal. My nutritionist told me to be consistent. I would range from eating about 1800 calories a day (what I was eating before pregnancy) to only eating about 800 every couple of weeks. Apparently, the body does not like that. I am eating about 1400 a day now. I haven't been really consistent because I have had some issues with my neck. I am hopefully back at it now.

Be patient with yourself. You will get back. I am fighting my age (I am 41) so that doesn't help my situation. We are trying for baby #3 right now but if and when that happens I am going back on birth control for at least 6 months.

Good luck! You got this!

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