Marty and Amy Wolff Introduce Blaine Patrick

10/02/2009 at 06:00 PM ET
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Competing on The Biggest Loser didn’t just help Amy Wolff find a husband (fellow contestant Marty Wolff, whom she married last year).

The NBC weight-loss show “prepared me to be pregnant,” says Amy, who refused to fret when she went from 180 to 250 lbs. before delivering the couple’s 10 lbs., 14 oz son Blaine Patrick via c-section on July 4th.

Now “I have the knowledge and confidence that I can get back to normal,” says Amy, 30, who has already shed 40 lbs., mostly through running (on Loser in 2006, she had lost 106 of her original 260 lbs.).

“I know it’s possible.”

Besides, bonding with baby has made it all worthwhile.

“Blaine is a mini-me!” says Marty, 28, who with Amy runs Reality Wellness, a weight-loss and self-improvement program, from their Omaha home. “He’s a big guy.”

Which has given Marty equally big ideas about his future: “Marty thinks he’s going to be a football player,” says Amy. “He got him a shirt that says ‘No. 1 Draft Pick.'”

But Amy will be happy no matter what Blaine becomes. “I love looking into his eyes and thinking of the possibilities,” she says. “We want to raise him in an environment where he knows he can acheieve anything he wants.” Just like his parents.

— Cynthia Wang

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Kristen on

Beautiful couple, precious baby. Congratulations to them!

Leah on

I remember them…I love it when reality show people get together. What a cutie Blaine is!

millefleur on

She looks great! It’s nice to see to normal looking people on here sometimes! I wish them all the best! 🙂

Jessica Ehan on

The baby is so cute and looks like his dad too!

Liliana on

He’s so sweet!

Summer on

Big baby!

Erika on

Congrats to them!! What a big, beautiful baby!! I hope that the rest of the weight comes right off, after what she went through on the show!!

christina on

Um, for health reasons, I would definitely be “fretting” if I gained that much weight. WOW.

Erika on

Yeah I kind of agree Christina. I’ve never been pregnant (no kids yet) but is 70 pounds normal? Especially if you’re already big. I’m sure she will continue to lose weight, but isn’t that a bit much?

Di on

A 70-lb weight gain for a woman who is pregnant with only one child is not normal and should be a cause for concern for anyone. I agree with Christina, this is something to fret about. This woman looks huge even though she claims to have lost 40lbs already.

I know our society places to much emphasis on being thin but being obsese or severely overweight should not be applauded either. It seems to me this woman ate everything she wanted while pregnant.

Shawna on

#10 Di – It seems to me that you don’t actually know anything about this woman or how or why she gained the way she did. She is not huge, she is beautiful!

Mia on

Kate Hudson gained 80 pounds with her pregnancy with Ryder back in 2003, early 2004 and she is usually very tiny. It just depends what you eat during pregnancy.

CC on

Wow rude much is all I have to say about some of these comments…. Didn’t anyone ever teach you if you don’t have anything nice to say not to say anything at all? Not all pregnancies are the same, some women only gain a few pounds while others gain more. She seems so happy, and working hard to lose the baby weight… Why ruin it with nasty comments! How do you think it would make her feel if she read these comments? And I’m sure you wouldn’t like people saying things like that about you!

Elizabeth on

I gained a lot of weight with each kid and haven’t lost it all yet. I agree it’s nice to see normal looking people on here. It’s not normal to be on display in a g string within a month, a la Heidi Klum, but I don’t see people badmouthing her. I think this woman is brave to be on here and on TV.

gargoylegurl on

I totally agree with CC!

While Amy is on the larger side, I would hardly call her obsese or severely overweight. Geez, as women we should be supporting each other. Some of the readers on her need to put their claws away! Meow! 😉

christina on

My point is that it’s not a healthy amount of weight to gain. It’s just not. Whether you start at a size 2 or a 20….our nation is facing an obestity crisis. Gaining that much weight is a symptom of this, and it is a serious issue, hence it is something to “fret about.”

marimel on

She’s lost 40 pounds in 3 months…that’s incredible, so I think the woman knows what she needs to do to get the weight off and I’m confident she will reach her goal sooner rather than later. However, medically speaking, she does fall on the obesity scale. To be obese means to have a BMI of 30 or greater. I wouldn’t peg her taller than 5’6″ (at this height and 210 lbs, her BMI is 34) but even if she is 5’9″ her BMI is still over 30, at 31. BUT she looks like an average American woman to me and I think she’s beautiful. And I’m not bashing her at all, I’m currently battling to lose 40 pounds of my own weight and actually appreciate seeing someone whose arms aren’t as big around as my pinky finger.

Di on

I must admit, when I first saw a photo of this woman my first thought was “wow, she is big” especially in light of the fact that she was so slim after the Biggest Loser.

Look, from everything I have read and heard, the average woman should gain around 35lbs during pregnancy. Some will obviously gain more and other less. I do not know what doctor would recommend a 70lb weight gain; this is not normal. Heidi Klum may not be normal when it goes to pregnancy and weight but 70lbs is not normal either and could be dangerous for some women. It is shocking how normal obesity has become.

Also, it does not take a nutrionist to surmise that this person ate significant amount of food while pregnant. We are talking about someone who has publicly struggled with food and weight. The baby only weighed 10lbs, what else can you attribute the other 60lbs too. I could see if she was pregnant with twins, J Lo gained over 40 lbs while pregnant but that is not the case here. Just because more and more Americans are overweight and obsese does not make it normal.

MZ on

Erika, 70 lbs is not normal. 25-35 pound weight gain is recommended; 40 lbs if you are underweight, I think, and 15 lbs if you are very overweight. However, this isn’t strict; my OB said up to 45 lbs was ok for a woman of average weight (which is about what I gained).

A large weight gain can signal gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes causes weight gain, not the other way around my OB told me. He said it’s the placenta, which is actually built by the sperm or something, that stops breaking down sugar correctly and that causes GD “so, if you get GD, you can totally blame it on your husband!” he told me.

So, I don’t think it’s fair to assume that just because a woman gained a ton of weight during her pregnancy that she “ate whatever she wanted.” I know Mila J (can’t spell her last name) gained 70 and said she ate a ton of high-sugar foods, but that’s not necessarily the case with everyone. Amy probably says she’s not concerned about the weight gain because there’s nothing she can do about it now, and she at least has the skills to know how to lose the weight thanks to Biggest Loser.

Cute baby, and I wish her the best of luck in her weight loss! 🙂

t. on

EVERY women is different!!
I have a friend that gains 100 pounds every pregnancy she had 2 single pregnancies and 1 set of twins and had the exact same weight gain. At the same time another friend of mine gained 15 with her 1st and 12 with the 2nd it all depends on the woman.

Brianne on

I guess the ones who are making rude comments have never been pregnant. I didn’t eat everything in sight when I was pregnant in 2007 and gained 60 pounds on my 5’7, 135 pound frame. Yes, I lost it all, but it’s still work. I applaud Amy for showing that you don’t have to lose all the weight immediately, but 40 pounds in 3 months is great! She has Marty, who has been through BL with her as well, to help motivate and coach her through the process. They went through it together – something lifechanging and I’m sure she’ll work just as hard, if not harder, this time to get that weight off. On the BL though they work out 6-8 hours a day. Let the woman enjoy her baby!!!!

Nella on

Every woman is different. No one should judge anyone’s individual pregnancy. Some women gain small amount of weight, some a lot. It’s her body after all and she’s going to be the one deciding if and how she loses that weight. My sister gained 90 pounds during her first pregnancy, had no complications during her pregnancy and had a healthy baby. She lost the pregnancy weight it took her some time, but she did lose it in a healthy way. Anyways the point is it’s just not our place to judge this woman, this post was mainly about the introduction of their son. I know if I had a 4month old I wouldn’t appreciate people commenting about how “big” I am and how I shouldn’t gain a certain amount of weight. Their son is adorable 🙂

Summer on

Every pregnancy is different. I started pregnancy at 100 lbs, gained under 20 and was still diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes! Starting pregnancy big or small, or gaining a little or a ton didn’t matter for me. My doctors told me that because so many people in my family have Diabetes, it’s not too surprising I had it during my pregnancy. Everyone is different and all bodies handle their pregnancies differently.

eternalcanadian on

Whoa, both Marty and Amy have gained a lot of weight since Big Loser.

Gaining weight during pregnancy is normal, and necessary, but not 70 or 80 pounds! The Mayo Clinic recommends the following weight gain during pregnancy:

If you are Underweight (BMI less than 18.5) 28 to 40 pounds (about 13 to 18 kilograms)
If you are Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) 25 to 35 pounds (about 11 to 16 kilograms)
If you are Overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) 15 to 25 pounds (about 7 to 11 kilograms)
If you are Obese (BMI 30 or greater) 11 to 20 pounds (about 5 to 9 kilograms)

Amy was borderline overweight when she got pregnant (180lbs on a 5’10” person has a BMI of 25.8) and by those guidelines she should not have gained more than 35 pounds to be considered healthy and not obese.

If Amy has already lost 40 pounds, and now with a BMI of 30.1 she definitely is obese. She should have fretted about all the weight she gained. I sure would have.

Meanwhile, such a cute baby. Blaine looks like Marty! 🙂

martina on

Amy has so much work ahead of her… I wish her the best of luck. I only gained 28 lb (I am 5’5″, baby was 9 lb), but even losing those few extra pounds was difficult. It’s never healthy to gain 70 lb during a pregnancy, but it happens. Hopefully Amy is able to lose the weight and get back to her healthy weight.

JessicaC on

I’m not sure why people feel the need to point out that she’s overweight? I’m sure she knows and it’s not like she wouldn’t realize it if you didn’t tell her. You don’t know people’s stories, I gained 70 pounds with my first pregnancy, and absolutely DID NOT stuff my face. I laid around on bedrest for 7 months and couldn’t move!

JessicaC on

I’d also like to add that whether big or small, people aren’t defined by their weight. There’s more to this person than 210lbs. Let her be happy. Gosh I think only 2 or 3 posters pointed out how gorgeous that baby is! I’m also trying to figure out why it’s ok for everyone here to be calling her fat, but when Carnie Wilson or Jennifer Hudson were the topic (who looked exactly the same as Amy!), people were up in arms for calling them overweight?

alexis on

i’m sure if amy’s weight gain was a problem her doctor would have adressed it. everyone saying “70 pounds is not healthier” shouldn’t worry about it, because obviously you’re not her doctor. congrats to marty and amy on the adorable son!

Melissa W on

Every woman is different. With my first I gained 50 lbs. even though I threw up several times a day! I ate whatever I could keep down. My second and third pregnancies I only gained 15 each. Thank you to Amy for not being afraid to show herself before she loses all of her weight! More celebrities should post pictures of themselves several weeks afetr delivery so we can see what they really look like!

melania on

The baby is handsome and looks exactly like dad. I love Amy’s hair! I want to do mine exactly the same way. You can just see the joy in their faces! Oh and the nursery looks awesome.

And god knows I hope she doesn’t read this site because it’s very embarrassing the things people are saying.

Doreen on

I remember them on the Biggest Loser!! I love when they find love on this show! Matt & Suzy have two kids now! Wish they had a little girl also but I’m sure they said that they’re done with having children. 😦 The only thing that bothers me about Marty & Amy is that I’m pretty sure he met her when he was still married. Kinda like an Angelina & Brad thing…..

I♥CBB on

My friend gained 50 lbs during her first pregnancy because her metabolism had slowed wayyy down to where is was almost non existent. That being said it was extremely unhealthy for her. Her daughter is almost a year old and she just recently got down past her pre-pregnancy weight. She did it the right way. She ate right, exercised, didn’t stress and was able to lose the weight. My point is we don’t know if there were mitigating circumstances surrounding her weight gain. I hope for her health she is able to continue to lose the weight she has gained during her pregnancy.

Elizabeth on

I found a pamphlet the docs gave my mom when she was preg with me in the 60s, saying you could only gain 15 lbs — but people still drank with doc’s permission then, and people still smoked when preg. I would worry a lot more about those things. It is hard to feel judged when pregnant and postpartum. Moms have it hard enough. My point is, doctors regulations about our bodies are not always correct, eternalcanadien, and we don’t need you enforcing it. I hope Amy and her family are healthy and happy, even if she remains a bit “overweight.”

Rebecca on

Jessica C, Carnie Wilson and Jennifer Hudson also don’t run a weight loss and self-improvement company. Getting advice on how to lose weight from an obese person is like getting sex tips from a virgin (unless they’re saying what not to do because they’ve learned from experience.)

sarah on

I think people will always be critical regardless of the situation. Is gaining 70lbs when pregnant healthy, probably not, but I am sure she is aware of the work ahead of her to get rid of it, and I am also fairly confident her new little man is what is most important to her at this moment. I am currently 6months along in my pregnancy, and after losing close to 20lbs in the early stages, i have just started gaining weight (meaning I can eat and keep it down, yay) and yet, I have been told by “well-meaning” people to gain more weight for the baby. So, people just can’t win no matter what sometimes. My sister, who is 5’2″ and was barely 110lbs pre-pregnancy, gained 60lbs and gave birth to a 5lb baby….her doctor wasn’t overly concerned but did tell warn her to slow down the eating. Guess what, she is fine, baby is fine, she has yet to lose all her weight, but she is happier than ever before.

JessicaC on

Rebecca, whether she runs a weight loss program or not, it is NEVER ok to tell someone they’re fat, it’s no one’s business and it’s just plain rude. You can’t pick and choose who’s “fat” because you like that celebrity more. If Amy’s “fat” then so is Carnie and Jennifer. Plain and simple.

AJ on

People need to remember it isn’t all fat or baby that you tend to carry…sometimes its water retention in the rest of your body. I am 5’4″ and started out at 128 with my second daughter, I birthed her weighing 161 lbs. By the time I was done having her and was weighed the next day I had already lost 28 of those lbs. My daughter was only 7lbs 5oz so it definetly wasn’t just her. When they broke my fluid my belly had went flat and I asked them if I was still having a baby, or if there was even one in there? They themselves were amazed and had to lift the blankets to make sure there was still a head coming down lol. One of my GF’s is 5’9″ and gained 80lbs her first pregnancy, and had a 10lbs placenta (norm weighs around 2.5lbs)…so don’t judge a book by its cover. There are all kind’s of reasons women might gain weight, not just do to being obese people to begin with, or having gestational diabetes, or eating everything in sight.

Tiffany on

I really think a woman’s body is just going to do what it needs to do during pregnancy. I was 155 lb and 5’8″ before getting pregnant, ate healthfully, went for walks, and still gained 75 lbs. Didn’t have gestational diabetes, didn’t have high blood pressure. And my docs weren’t concerned.

So it’s a little frustrating when people assume that women who gain a lot of weight during pregnancy just laid around and stuffed their face. You just don’t know.

Congrats to Marty and Amy!

JessicaC on

Tiffany, how did you lose it?! I started out at about the same weight and height + 70 lbs weight gain, and am having a heck of a time losing it! Did you go on a strict diet/exercise regime? Please share! I totally agree with you. Women should be supportive of one another instead of taking each other down every chance they get!

Tiffany on

Jessica, the first 45 lb came off within a few weeks because it was baby/fluids. The remainder I lost within about 8 months, mostly through watching what I ate and going for walks. I wasn’t overly strict about it. Good luck!

Brittany on

Wow, ladies. Lets put the claws away 🙂 I think a simple ‘congratulations’ to Marty and Amy will do. He is precious! Best of luck to them on their weight loss journey!

Gabbadoo on

Yikes…My ist born was 10 lbs even, 21.5 inches long, hard to imagine babies bigger than that, but this one did it 🙂 I weighed in at 135lbs before pregnancy and after he was born I weighed 132lb..I was so sick the entire time. It just goes to show how different we all are in terms of baby weight. My second son weighed 8lbs and I weighed 145 and after I weighed 182…so I would never judge a woman on how much she did or didnt gain…The baby is gorgeous and they are truly blessed to have such a lovely family.

JessicaC on

Tiffany, lol I figured you’d say that! I was hoping for some magical solution I think 🙂 I was diagnosed with thyroid disease, so the doc’s think that’s why I’m having such a tough time losing it. I do want to add to this post that, I always used to be very thin, so I never understood the weight thing from the other side. i’ve heard sooo many heavier women saying how bad they want to go to the gym but are too embarrassed to because of all the judgemental looks they get. I never believed it until I went, and people DO glare and roll their eyes with disappointment and I’m not even that heavy!

gargoylegurl on

I think JessicaC has made some very valid points. I can’t believe that someone above commented that Amy obviously sat around and ate whatever she wanted!!! You don’t know that’s the case. Pregnancy weight gain can be influenced by so many factors.

Also, the person who commented that taking weight loss tips from the fat is like taking sex advice from a virgin – WHAT? Most over weight people are experts on dieting and have tried just about everything out there. They could probably tell you which ones work and which ones don’t. There’s so much ignorance in many of the comments regarding weight loss and gain. There’s an incorrect assumption that over weight people are lazy and lack self control. I have struggled with my weight for many years, I’m currently winning, but this is something I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. My family eats more than I do but don’t have the same struggle. It’s very hurtful to read some of the rude comments on here…if you’ve ever battled with extra weight, you’d understand. Okay I’ll step down from my soap box now. 😉

As for the comments that have posted weight loss guidelines, they’re just that – guidelines. I’m sure Amy’s doctor monitored her closely during her pregnancy, and we don’t have all the facts of her situation. What may be “normal” for some is not for others.

Some celebrities read this site. I just hope and pray Amy hasn’t, because as someone who has struggled with my weight, reading some of the above comments would be beyond hurtful. I don’t think it’s nice to comment about how thin Tori Spelling is either. I think as women (as most readers of CBB are) we should be understanding of the pressure to look perfect, especially right after giving birth, and go easy on each other.

brannon on

wow. i truly hope they don’t read this blog (which is a shame because its usually so positive) everyone is different – it is not totally dependent on what you eat. my friend just delivered and gained close to 75 lbs. she is an absolute fitness freak – athletic trainer even – only eats healthy – even during pregnancy and her doctor said it was just genetic. when she left the hospital, she had already lost 30 lbs (9 lb baby) due to fluid and what not. stop judging! she is down 40, running and most importantly – HAPPY. She has a beautiful son and a great frame of mind. And quoting recommendations…seriously? lots of people recommend lots of things but being as no two people are alike…seems kind of impossible to do. don’t any of you have friends who follow basically same diet as you but weigh less or more? i have a friend who is about 100 lbs and eats constantly – all fast food, junk, etc. i have another friend who is strictly vegan, avoids all sugars, etc…and weighs about 200. my sister and i eat basically same way and exercise on same schedule and are about 40 lbs different. so again…to judge is just plain mean. (even if you pretend to do so based on concerns for her (stranger to you) health.)

kara on

If there’s anything to criticize this couple about, it’s not her weight, it’s the fact that Marty was married to another woman when he went on the show, and left her for Amy after he lost weight and decided he could “trade up”. Wonderful people. Not.

KLs on

Jessica C,

I know how you feel. I have Cushing’s Disease and I gained 20 kilograms in 12 weeks (3 years ago). Before this I was a size 8 and weighed 53 kilograms (pounds?). People always judge. I barley eat anything because I am so sick all the time and yet people assume that i’ve either done this to myself or am doing nothing to fix it. Hormonal imbalances are devastating. Everything changes. I’m only 21 and I’ve had to completely change my life. Despite the odds I’ve managed to lose 20 kilograms in 6 months. For the 18 months before this I was completely bedridden from this illness. It’s heartbreaking to read people’s narrow minded comments about weight. Until you’ve gone through something like this you can’t understand. ‘Normal sized women’ believe that because it’s easy for them to maintain their weight or like some, can eat whatever they want and not gain a pound, that everyone who is overweight must eat constantly and are lazy as hell. While that sometimes is true, it often isn’t.

I imagine that pregnancy is very similar with a sudden weight gain. Everyone will react differently to pregnancy, it is afterall a huge hormonal shift. I agree that when someone is overweight they need to keep a close eye on their weight, but some of you keep talking like she had absolute control over it, like she chose to gain 70 pounds. People need to be more educated about weight. Please stop judging people who are trying but who are different from you. I don’t believe for a second that it is ‘normal’ or healthy to be overweight but it’s not that simple.

Sorry for the rant.

JessicaC – best of luck, I hope that it all works out for you.

acidstars9 on

Why do people say “I like seeing normal people on here sometimes…” I don’t mean to offend anyone, but how is being obese more normal than being thin? It wasn’t too long ago that most people in the US were thin, and nowadays with the health problems the US is having, being thin is “abnormal” and being overweight or obese is normal.

Ronda on

They have a handsome little boy! I think that history dictates how folks relate to each other. The fact both were on The Losers leaves an impression of health and fitness. Change in the body such as Amy’s pregnancy throws the public for a loop.

My guess is she had gestational diabetes while carrying this baby. You have to protect yourself against preeclampsia and difficulty in delivery. Our state treasurer lost his wife and infant son because she bled to death at delivery, and the infant was depraved of blood supply. Freaky deal and so sad. Amy looks like she is very happy, and working to recover from this pregnancy.

You don’t know the details of this pregnancy, but I sincerely hope the Wolff’s will enjoy this little guy. They will no doubt follow doctor advice as to the transition of post-delivery recovery.

CelebBabyLover on

kara- Do you know them personally? If not, then you have no way of knowing wheter Marty left his wife for Amy. We have no idea what his marriage was like. Maybe it was already on the rocks and Amy was just a catalyst (sort of like the Angie and Brad situation) to finally end it, or maybe he and his first wife were even already in the process of divorcing.

Also, I definently don’t think we can assume that Marty actually cheated on his first wife with Amy. I’m pretty sure none of us were in Marty’s bedroom!

All of that said, I have to admit that I don’t watch Biggest Loser. So if it was made clear on the show that Marty DID leave his first wife for Amy, then I take back all of my above comments!

Di on

Acidstar 9 makes a good point that should be explored. I think that some people like seeing pictures of someone like Amy because it makes them feel better about their own bodies. Someone can look at Mary and say to themselves, “well at least I am not as big as her” or “she weighs as much as me”.

I think there is a part of some women who are absolutely jealous and envious of women like Heidi Klum or Nicole Kidman- women who either do not gain a lot of weight while or pregnant or dropped the weight quickly. I remember when Heidi strutted down the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret show 2.5 months after giving birth. They can’t relate to someone thin because they are not but they can relate to someone who has a weight problem.

Relatability is a big factor. Some people do not want to picture after picture of thin women and prefer to see someone who looks like them i.e., heavy.

I do not know the exact stats but Americans are increasingly becoming overweight so in sense someone who likes Amy is considered “normal” even though her weight could be considered unhealthy.

Mom*of*boys on

I gained 71 pounds with my first and 61 pounds with my second. I carried alot of water weight and had a c-section. Each time I lost 30 to 40 pounds before I left the hospital. Everyone was fine!

Tanya on

I have read that women who diet all the time are more likely to gain excess weight when they get pregnant. Research has actually proven this. I am not saying that she ate everything she wanted, but it has been proven that women who deprive themselves of certain foods and diet before becoming pregnant tend to overeat and eat what they want when they are pregnant. I’m sorry but when you are pregnant, you don’t gain weight in your arms and thighs unless you overeat. And, yes I have been pregnant twice and gained over 40 pounds with each one, and yes, I ate whatever I wanted and thought about the weight later (which I think is what Amy did as well.)

MZ on

Tanya, the thighs and arms comment is just not true. People gain weight in diff. places, a lot of that based on genetics. My OB told me I was on the “petite side” of weight gain, and I only gained weight in my thighs.

I remember being in hysterical tears when I was 21 weeks pregnant b/c the nurse told me I was gaining too much weight and said “you’d better actually start thinking about all the stuff you’re eating!” I had been trying so hard to watch what I ate and really thought I was on track. The next week I brought it up to my OB, who told me the nurse was wrong. “Look,” he said. “Your body knows what to do. It’s programmed for this. Unless you sit on the couch all day long and eat nothing but McDonalds for every meal, don’t worry about what you gain. It will all come off.”

And, he’s right! Although my body has changed, I definitely have wider hips/thighs now, my son just turned 8 months old and I’m only 5 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight.

I think Blaine looks like his momma!

Rebecca on

I lost 50 lbs last year, I went from being borderline obese to within the normal/healthy weight range. I wouldn’t take the advice of an obese person on diet, I just wouldn’t. I’d take the word of a FORMERLY obese person, but someone pigging out on Pringles telling me that moderation is the key to being healthy just doesn’t fly with me (and before you bash me, that ACTUALLY happened to me.) To be perfectly honest if Amy were just some person (not “famous”) and tried to advise me on how to lose weight, I’d tell her to call me when she was done, then I’d take tips. Call that bitchy or catty or whatever, but I’d sooner ask her where a good pizza place was in the area rather than ask her for tips to lose weight.

Tracy on

Everyones body responds differently, sometimes to each pregnancy as well. My first son I had hyperemesis, was sick up to 12 times a day. When I was able to eat, all I could stomach was greasy carbs (fried chips) The OB said to me, if thats all you can eat, then eat them. I gained a total of 20 pounds during that pregnancy, and had lost 36 pounds by the time he was 2 weeks old. This time round I had no sickness at all, just not much of an appetite, and have basically eaten whatever I wanted when I actually felt like eating. I have gained a total of 7 pounds, and am already 32 weeks along. SO it makes no sense to me, that I have eaten more this pregnancy, but have gained less. Your body does what it needs to do. I have had skinny friends who have gotten GD during pregnancy and pre eclampsia, and fat friends who have sailed through pregnancy. Everyones body responds differently.

Joy on

What a sweet little boy! Even though the name is not ‘traditional’, I like it. My son weighed 10 pounds and 8 oz. He is now 25; about 6ft. tall. Good luck to the happy couple! Babies are blessings!

Kasyn on

Blaine is adorable!! He is a big baby

also love his name

Sofie on


“normal looking people”???

What do you mean by that? I really don’t think she looks normal or healthy.

Do fit people look unnormal to you?

Aimee on

Congratulations on your bundle of joy!!! He is so handsome. You can achieve your weight loss goals. By the way you look amazing and you have a beautiful family

Michele on

I gained 60 lbs with my first baby and a lot of came of easily. Although I wish I wouldn’t have gained so much weight it happpened and I know that Amy will get where she wants to in her weight loss. Congrats to them on baby Blaine!

Jen on

wow cant believe how many of u people are all negative, 70 pounds people have gained alot more than that, and just because its her first child doesnt cause for concern, its nothing to do with how big u were originally. It has nothing to do with anything its just the person some people gain alot others gain nothing at all. The family looks gorgeous

Jen on

CelebBabyLover: Im sorry but i have to say this… u comment on EVERYTHING on here and u always have to put people down on what there OPINION is and u write a full on ESSAY of stuff u just copy off the net and dont have actualy knowledge of, people can have their opinions so y the need to always say other peoples comments are wrong???. U have ur own opinion and they do as well. sorry if u find this mean. 🙂 PS: the family and baby look beautiful

gargoylegurl on

Rebecca, I’m not going to bash you, for one thing that’s just not my style. I get what you’re saying, I really do. Congrats on your weight loss! =) I have recently lost 82 lbs. and am nearing my goal. I guess I’m just sensitive about weight issues, and some of the ignornce that comes from people who have never had to deal with being over weight. My comment about fat people and dieting stems from the fact that many over weight people have tried just about everything out there to loose weight. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the subject. As someone that has lost nearly 100 lbs., I would hope people would come to me for advice and not just for tips on where the best pizza place is. 😉

CelebBabyLover on

Jen- I was going to explain some of the things you accused me of…but you know what? I really don’t want to argue with you, and frankly, it doesn’t bother me if you don’t like my comments. Not everybody is going to like every single comment, or commentor, after all! 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

MZ- I agree completely! When my grandmother was pregnant with my mother, her legs became absolutely huge. However, it wasn’t because she ate whatever she wanted to. Rather, it was because she had a very severe case of water retention in her legs (going by what she’s said about her pregnancy, and the fact that she had to be induced a month early because it was simply no longer safe for her or my mother for the pregnancy to continue, I think she may have had a mild to moderate case of pre-eclampsia.).

Bottomline: All women, and all pregnancies, are different!

gargoylegurl on

CelebBabyLover, for what it’s worth, I really enjoy reading your comments and feel you offer a lot of valid points. =)

Summer on

I like you CelebBabyLover 🙂 I always look forward to reading what you have to say.

Jane on

Wow…what a healthy bouncing baby boy! Double WOW, that is a lot of weight to gain during pregnancy. I was 180 when I got pregnant with my first child and gained the somewhat normal weight range of 30-35lbs, 2nd was 206 and gained 28, 3rd was 196 and gained 30lb…with a 8lb 3oz baby…I can’t imagine gaining 70! Hope she bounces back fast to her biggest loser weight…she worked so hard to get there!

Jen on

the baby is so gorgous well done to them he is going to be a heart breaker when he is older 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

garygoylegurl and Summer- Thanks! 🙂

Jen on

oh well ur opinion, u just dont have 2write a full on history story thats all, some of ur points are excellent but other times u put down other peoples opinion and thats all it is its there opinion. thanks

Twin Mummy on

I gained about 50lb with my twin pregnancy (baby weights totalled 12lb – so not much more than her single babe).3 yrs down the line I am still not back to where i was (20lb to go!)

I think Amy (whom i only saw sporadically on Biggest Loser) is representative of the portion of women who DO gain lots of weight in pregnancy, also , maybe, it was a case of ‘i’m pregnant, i’m allowed to eat!’ which may be easy for a previously overweight person to do (i know that was my view, 1st pregnancy and all!)

Of course no Doctor has ‘recommended’ this weight be put on, but its on and no amount of debating whether its healthy or not will change that. I think the key is to lose the weight slowly and thus safely.

I think they are a very cute, ‘normal’ looking, family and Blaine is a lovely name, if not one i would choose myself x

Kim on

Congratulations on your beautiful , beautiful baby boy Blaine and I think that is all that needs to be said. You are a gorgeous new Mum and just enjoy your son because he will be all grown up in the blink of an eye !!


Monique on

This is a joyous moment for this family. They have a beautiful baby boy and that should be celebrated.
Do not put your negativity on this couple when you don’t understand the logistics of the situation. I work in OB and first of all with a 10lb baby you have at least another 3-5lbs of placenta, then with her past medical history whether she ate small portions or large her body is more prone to retaining weight.
Congratulations to her for losing 40lbs already and she has my support for the rest.

CelebBabyLover on

Jen- I assure you, if I DO put down other people’s opinions, it’s never intentional. If I disagree with a comment, I’m going to say so. If I sometimes come off like I’m putting down other people’s opinions, I apologize.

As for writing such long comments….I absolutely LOVE to write, and I admit that sometimes I get a little carried away! Also, if my comments bother you so much, feel free to scroll past them. 🙂

MiB on

Monique, I was waiting for a comment like yours! Weight gain dring pregnancy is not just the baby, but the placenta, the amniotic fluid, the extra blood, water retention, breast tisue, milk. I have, as far as I know, known 5 women with that kind of weight gain, one was my naturally thin cousin and she lost basically all the weight within a week of giving birth, the rest when she stopped brest feeding (the remaining weight was basically just milk and breast tissue), one had been struggeling with her weight her whole life and had finally reached a normal BMI when she got pregnant, she actually worked with a dietist during her pregnancy and both her dietist and her OB said that her weight gain was because her body was prone to gain weight, she had problems losing the weight afterwards, but hat lost it 18 months after giving birth, one gained weight for seemingly no reason at all (she has always excersized and eaten healthy and kept doing that during her pregnancy) and lost it all within nine months of giving birth with help of her normal diet and training sheme and the last two “pigged out” and used their pregnancy as a reason to eat whatever they wanted whenever they wanted it and to stop excersizing, they have both had the hardest times to lose their pregnancy weight, one of them needed five years after the birth of her youngest to reach her pre pregnancy size, the other still has 25 lbs to go now that her daughter is 11 months.

I think that Amy seems determined to lose her weight in a healthy way, and I am sure she will get there in time. She has after all done it before. Congratulations to the new parents!

Jen on

its ok I was just wondering y u did sorter put down other peoples comments but ok its fine. No some of ur comments are actually good others just yeh lol but the way ur write them are good, good writing style. sorry if it came off sounding mean (my comments)

CelebBabyLover on

Jen- No problem. 🙂

Mellissa Redman on

Congratulations to the both of them, and to Amy for beginning to shed the baby weight. However, It’s very disappointing to see how many of the biggest losers end up gaining back half or nearly all they lost on the show. Pregnancy is not an excuse for such a weight gain. Yes losing 40 pounds in three months is impressive, but she should not even have gained that amount of weight to begin with.

CelebBabyLover on

Mellissa Redman- I don’t think Amy neccesarily used her pregnancy as an excuse to gain weight. She very possibly didn’t want to or intend to gain that much weight, and, as others have said, it’s possible she gained that weight in spite of trying to watch what she ate.

I have a good friend who has struggled with her weight ever since she was a teenager. Losing weight, and keeping it off, is nowhere near as easy as some people make it out to be. Also, just because someone has trouble losing weight and/or keeping it off doesn’t neccesarily mean they’re lazy or eat whatever they want.

My friend, for example, watches what she eats, bikes (except in the middle of winter, obviously!), swims, and does other excercises…but still she struggles with her weight. She HAS lost quite a bit of weight, but she still has a long way to go. In her case, she also has hypothyrodism, which makes it very difficult to lose weight and keep it off (it slows down a person’s metabolism, so can’t burn fat as easily or as efficently as healthy people. Hence, they tend to have trouble keeping weight off).

My point is, until we have walked a mile in Amy’s shoes, we have no right to judge her!

Shaine on

I would not be shocked if she had Gestational diabetes, I mean with the amount of weight she gained during her pregnancy and he was a large baby, and they delivered him via c-section.
Which in turn would have made it hard for her to get back into the gym.

Michelle on

I am more interested in the way we gloss over the fact these two met on the show and he left his wife for this woman. We have short memories.

JessicaC on

Celebbabylover, write on! I love that you write longer posts, that are clear and concise (not to mention gramatically correct, unlike some) you’re a good read and it’s interesting to hear an intelligent point of view! You’re right, if people don’t like it, scroll right on past, is it really necessary to complain about the length of someone’s post?

Storm on

I weighed 103 when I got pregnant with my daughter and I gained 50 pounds! I had already lost 30 of it before I left the hospital! So it is possible to gain a lot of weight while pregnant! My doctor seemed to think that it was JUST FINE!! If you are having a big baby…mine was…then it is possible to gain more sometimes.

Kai Hibbard on

I am NOT a fan of Marty or Amys and Yes, it’s because I WAS there and I don’t condone adultery. But that said, seriously BACK OFF people. My son will be a year old in 4 days, I too gained 70 pounds with him AFTER The Biggest Loser. Granted I had a very difficult pregnancy (we almost lost our little guy) and was on bed rest for a lot of it and could only keep down simple carbs after not eating them at all since leaving TBL, who knows, maybe Amy had the same kind of pregnancy!?!? If you aren’t her then who are you to know about her weight gain? Exactly 10 months after my little guy was born I was 70 pounds lighter and at my pre-pregnancy weight, Amy is entirely capable of the same! Beautiful kid, good luck you three.