I gained about 80 pounds when I was pregnant with Penelope.
Here are a couple of pictures so you can see for yourself.
I was 34 weeks here. I think I stopped weighing myself at this point. Not a single stretch mark though.
This is a ridiculous picture, but I just had to share. I really should have weighed my boobs to see how much of the weight was in my chest.
This is two days after Penelope was born. I immediately lost about 25 pounds after I gave birth to her.
By early fall last year, when Penelope was almost two, I had lost all of my pregnancy weight plus about 15 pounds more. I have since added on about five pounds.
Here is how I lost the weight:
I started eating better, but I still do not eat perfectly. I can put away a dozen gluten free cookies like it ain’t no thang.
I began exercising regularly, but nothing too hard. I did do a workout class with a personal trainer about two times a week for a year, I highly recommend hiring a personal trainer if you can afford it. Get several of your friends and do it together to reduce costs. Also, Self Magazine online has lots of great workout videos.
My point is that I am not busting my butt doing Cross Fit or training for a marathon or anything. I power walk about two times a week, I do old school sit ups, push ups, and lunges for about 20 minutes three times a week, and I try to go to yoga once a week.
I know breastfeeding helped a ton too. Your body is burning so many calories when you produce milk.
My biggest tool and my best tip is cod liver oil supplements. I did not even understand how I lost so much weight until I found out more about the cod liver oil supplements I had been taking.
Cod liver oil is not only highly nutritious and helps your body work better and your brain function properly (so you don’t crave so much junk), but it also has the added benefit of actually raising your metabolism. This one little pill increases the levels of fat-burning enzymes and decreases levels of fat-storage enzymes in your body.
I think this is the number one thing that helped reset my normal body weight. With cod liver oil I hover around 132/134. Before taking cod liver oil, I hovered around 146/148. That is a big difference to me!
So if you have been trying to get rid of the last 5 to 10 pounds of fat for, like, ever, try cod liver oil. And make sure it’s the good stuff from Green Pastures. I can’t verify results from any other brand. And no, Green Pastures did not pay me to say that. That’s how awesome this stuff is!! I will get paid a small amount from Amazon if you order your cod liver oil through them.
And if you are eating healthy already but are not taking cod liver oil, you are not really eating healthy until you add this supplement to your diet. Find out why here.
Has anyone experienced weight loss with taking cod liver oil supplements?