I recently read an article on Babble about losing pregnancy weight and the stigma that is attached to it. I agreed and disagreed at the same time.
I agree the media and society harp too much on how quickly a woman should lose pregnancy weight. The celebrities are back in their bikinis with bikini bodies within 6 weeks of giving birth. Most women aren't even released by their doctor until 6 weeks. How they do it, I'm not sure. I can't imagine the pressure most of them are under.
On the other hand women who DO lose their pregnancy weight quickly should not be ridiculed either. Especially us unfamous women. I have 5 more lbs to lose before I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Have I worked out? No. Have I restricted my diet? No. Am I nursing? Yes. Am I running around after a toddler? Yes. Am I eating like a normal person and not using the fact that I am breastfeeding as an excuse to eat a ton of food? Yes. I'm not sorry for it. I'm pretty excited about it. I tried my entire pregnancy to keep my weight gain within a healthy range and I did. I gained 32 lbs. So, yes, I have lost almost 30lbs in a month. With Teagan I gained almost 80lbs. It was completely unhealthy and took a year to lose. I vowed not to go down that road again. Next week I will start working out, if the doctor releases me and I will lose the 5lbs and then some (I was in the process of losing a few pounds when I got pregnant). I will not feel guilty about it. I will work my butt off and come June when Josh and I get away for our 5 year anniversary I will look like a smokin' hot mama in a bikini for my hubs.