Losing the Post-Baby Weight

I always blame my “muffin top” (or “spare tire” if you prefer) on having my kids. Yep, this extra fifteen pounds of flab I’m carrying around is my “baby weight”. Never mind that my “baby” is now thirteen years old! And in reality I can’t use that excuse because I did get down to my pre-prego weight after having my last child. And I gained the most weight with her (she herself was 7 lb. 4 oz.), even more than with my first child that weighed over a whole pound more than her (he was 8 lb. 5 oz.).

Most people would have assumed that I gained the most weight while carrying my twins. But no. Probably because I only carried them for six months instead of nine. And they only weighed two pounds (2 lb. 6 oz. and 2 lb. 9 oz. respectively which is actually “big” for 27 weekers) each at birth. I am sure that if I had continued to carry them to term that it may have been a different story!

So how did I lose all my post-baby weight? Let me count the ways! I’ve tried everything from prescription weight loss drugs to infomercial remedies to fad diets to extreme exercising. Obviously diet and exercise are the best ways, but I did use hcg drops earlier this year with some good results as well.

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Kim Rowley is the mother of preemie twin daughters, Macy and Mallory, born January 27th, 1994 over 13 weeks early weighing 2 pounds each. She calls them her "million dollar miracle babies." Follow Kim on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.