Lost 100lbs, had a baby & gained it all back. Help?
August 29, 2012 7:27 AM Subscribe
Before I had my child, I lost almost 100lbs. I have since gained it all back due to post partum depression. How do I get back on track with a child? More detail inside
posted by AbsolutelyHonest to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have always been really overweight, and in 2009 I started working out for almost two hours a day, 6 days a week. I had a partner, a personal trainer at a gym that I paid for on a weekly basis. I lost almost 100lbs.
The praise I recieved from family and friends was amazing. I started to love going to social events because I had tons of clothes to chose from and felt really confident for the first time in my life.
I found out I was pregnant right before my "goal date" and was devestated. I never reached my goal, but came within 15lbs of it. During my pregnancy I could no longer afford the personal trainer and gained 40lbs.
When my daughter was about 6 weeks old, I was only 15lbs away from the weight I was before I got pregnant and I was so happy about that. I developed really bad post partum depression and since have recovered, but now weight almost exactly the same I did before I lost weight.
I refuse to go to social events and have actually heard people say they can't believe how much weight I have gained. I am really ashamed and embarassed.
I want to get back into it, especially since I am about to see my inlaws who I haven't seen since I was at my thinnest, and I am so discouraged. My husband works night shift and I work day in order to not pay for daycare, we can't afford a personal trainer, I have no family or friends willing to care for our child for me to go to the gym... it just seems like all my cards are stacked against me.
Can anyone recommend a really good at home routine? An appetitie supplement to help me get started? Anything?