My name is Joanne and I am 38 years old and have a four-and-a-half-year-old boy, and a nine-month old baby girl.
I was very fit and healthy before I had Sam, and weighed 64kg – but while I was pregnant with him I saw it as an opportunity to eat constantly, believing that the weight would just come off with breastfeeding.
I put on 20kg with him, and sadly the breastfeeding didn’t work the way I hoped it might.
I could never shift the extra kilos I’d put on, and weighed in around 70kg constantly.

lose_baby_weightI didn’t really enjoy summer anymore because I hated my body, and I was pretty miserable.

I never went shopping, and was a size 16 in some shops.

Then I got pregnant with Ellie. I felt very differently this time around.
I couldn’t hold anything down for the first 16 weeks, so I ate what I wanted as I felt it didn’t much matter!
When the sickness finally went, I actually only felt like eating healthy foods.
Ellie was very little while I was carrying her – I only put on around 11kg.

Roughly six weeks after Ellie was born I weighed 74kg and knew that this was it: there were to be no more babies, so it was up to me to get this weight off. That’s when I turned to Lose Baby Weight.
For the past nine months I have had a Healthy Mummy Smoothie for breakfast – my favourite is oats, yoghurt, banana, flaxseed and honey. It fills me up and gives me loads of energy.
I make enough for a snack in the afternoon, and then I eat healthily during the day – using the recipes from the Lose Baby Weight team and exercising portion control – and I am exercising like mad. I love it.
I joined a gym with a crèche, which I go to three times a week, and then at the weekend my husband watches the kids while I run/cycle/swim.
I have just taken part in my first triathlon, and am doing two more, as well as a half marathon, over the next two months. I’m also still breastfeeding.

I weighed myself right before I sat down to write this, and I now weigh 57kg – so I’ve lost 17kg in nine months!
I’ve never felt this good in my whole life, and in fact I weigh less now than I did on my wedding day!
I’ve always struggled a little with my weight since I was in my late teens, but for the first time in my life I really feel in control. I feel amazing.
Lose Baby Weight has given me structure, advice and a plan that has helped me succeed – in a highly enjoyable way.
I now love shopping – I actually bought a size 8 pair of jeans at the weekend – and my husband says I have never been more beautiful.
– Joanne Barton    
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