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Lose the Baby Weight for Good: 18 Real Moms Tell You How

No matter how much pregnancy weight you lose initially (many moms find the pounds melt off from breastfeeding and other post-delivery hormonal shifts that boost metabolism), eventually you hit that "why aren't my clothes getting any looser" plateau. Want to get rid of those won't-budge pounds? No more excuses! Here are 18 surprising strategies that helped these moms exercise and get slim again.
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Mom: Christine; Providence, Rhode Island
Lost: 24 pounds in 4 months (with 8 pounds to go)


I make a point to eat a light breakfast (usually an English muffin with margarine and jam) at home every day instead of at the office, where it easily morphs into something enormous and sweet. Now that my 4-month-old is sleeping more, I set the alarm early so I can sneak in a meal with my toddler before the baby wakes up at 7.