Please do not direct me to the WISH boards on this one because I'm already there!!! Hi fellow mothers and thanks for taking the time to read and provide feed back. Let me give a brief background: I'm 31, was heavy (1 and 2x) in my early 20's for a few years, lost a lot of the weight (down to an 8/10) a few years later through Weight Watchers and lots of exercise. When I was 27 I became pregnant w/ kiddo #1 and gained a bunch of weight (ended up mentally losing it knowing i was going to be "fat" again and put on 75lbs ). After having #1 I struggled and struggled to lose the baby weight. I found that nursing did not help at all but instead seemed to make me retain the weight. When i stopped nursing my body let go of about 15 lbs and then refused to lose any more. I stayed the same weight for a long time but then managed to drop another 25 when DS was about 20 months old. Of course a few months after losing this weight (and still dropping) I get pregnant w/ #2. Now here I am w/ a 9 month old, not nursing, and at a complete stand still (size 16/18) and completely frustrated. I have been working my tail off to lose the weight (WW, medically supervised weight loss, tons of exercise, counting calories..........you name it) and nothing budges. I'm not asking for guidance in nutrition or exercise (I know this stuff more than others because I'm in the Fitness Industry) but instead I need the postpartum mommy guide. I plan on calling the doctor this week for a thyroid test (I've looked it up on line and have most of the symptoms so i'm guessing this is what i have) but i'm rather anti medication and would rather not have to put chemicals in my body. Of course I'm willing to do this for weight loss (you gals know what I mean ) but am hoping for some suggestions that can help me over come this w/out having to resort to meds. thanks On a side note, I have a wonderful DH who is so supportive and always tells me "i love you no matter your size"