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Old 10-13-2016, 11:41 PM   #1  
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I say "new" because my son is 1. But it all feels new to me still. I think I'll say "new" until I have a second kid. Because then everything I'm experiencing isn't new anymore, right?

I've always struggled with my body image and with my weight. I was 5'7" ~160 before getting pregnant. I was pretty active, loved the gym, ate really healthy, and over all was ok with my weight. I gained about 22 lbs during my pregnancy and worked out the entire time.

After having my son, I immidiately went into post part I'm anxiety. I was put on anti-anxiety meds, but while Waiting for them to kick in, I was having a lot of panic attacks and had a complete loss of appetite for weeks. The positive side to this is that I was in prepregnancy jean 4 days post partum and down 5 lbs from my prepregnancy weight a couple weeks after my son was born.

Now that the medication is doing it's job, I have increased (majorly) appetite and am lethargic and exhausted all the time. I've gained quite a few pounds back.

I need support, motivation, inspiration, accountability. All of it.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:32 AM   #2  
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Hi Brittany, I've just joined too...good to know I'm not alone...my son is 9 months and I started having panic attacks (for the first time in my life) at 8 weeks pregnant, unfortunately, I went the opposite way and ate like crazy and put on 30kg+. I still get panic attacks but usually late at night and my hubby helps me through them, not sure why I get them as I'm not depressed or anything. Anyway, good luck with it and look forward to seeing you around the forum.
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