Why did EVERYONE say that they could eat whatever they wanted when they were nursing, that it just magically burnt right off, etc? I stopped doing that 3 months ago, when the weight plateaued, and I quit ‘double pumping’ and I’ve gained 5 pounds back and have not lost them since. What is the deal? I am eating half of what I used to, the baby is eating 7 or 8 times a day, and I’m hungry and exhausted all the time. My friend Stacy, who reads here, started out at the same weight, she BF for 4 months and lost 20 lbs. And she ate candy bars! I have been for 6 months and lost 13 lbs and gained 5 back. Umm, hello? Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture? What did the rest of you all do? Lie? Starve? I have 10 lbs to go to my goal, which is the high end of ‘normal’ on my height/weight BMI scale. I have been walking since we moved. For a while I quit eating fruits and veggies for the most part because we were moving and I didnt want to buy too many, so that may account for the plateau the last month, but what about the rest? The scale refuses to budge. I’m afraid of cutting too many calories because the baby obviously needs to eat and I’m not weaning her, but everyone said that they could eat anything, and I just CAN’T. What I do it keeps the pounds steady, even with moving and exercise. What gives? I’m still VERY overweight, and my husband has started making comments. At first, he was happy that I had lost some weight. Then he started talking about me exercising, then comments about my middle. I dont know why he’s like that lately, I’ve been giving him all the room he needs to ‘adjust’ to being a dad. He’s gone out with friends like 5 times and movies like 3 times. I have only been out of the house 2 times by myself and that was to go get groceries. ‘Big’ stuff. What else can I do to make him see that I’m trying my hardest? I was working out with weights, but now I can’t do that as we have someone who is a daytime sleeper living below us. Walking is my only option. Help!