Monday, November 08, 2010
After having a child, some people fear that their body will never be where it was before getting pregnant.
That definitely was my fear because I CLEARLY gained 80lbs for the pregnancy. When I gave birth I was 233. After having my son the scale said 213. Meaning it was only necessary for me to gain 20lbs to carry him around.
So what the bleep was I to do about the extra 60 lbs?
Well the next 13 lbs came off on its own in the following 6 weeks.
For my son's first birthday I was close to my pre-pregnancy weight weighing in at 170 lbs. I was ecstatic because I really didn't know if I could do it. By that summer, I was 160 lbs. A simple 2 lbs away from the weight I was the day I found out I was pregnant.
Fast forward 3 years later and I am 184 lbs. WTF happened? Do I really love food that much? Am I really that obsessed with it? During the course of that time I went through a lot of changes and I know that this all played a part in the weight gain, but come on!
This weekend I decided to look through my facebook page and sort through my photos to see what stays and what goes. Then I came across this picture
knowing that I already accomplished what most don't and now it is so hard to even lose 1 lb doing the exact things I have always done to lose weight really upsets me. The after effects of yo-yo dieting is no joke.
I had a bet (monetarily heavy) about 10 lbs, for me to lose by December 8. Granted I took it simply because of the money, but I really want to get back to that weight. I want to get there because I believe that is the reason why I fear getting pregnant again (yet to happen) and being heavy to begin and end the pregnancy. I am back on it and I have to get back to that. I don't want to be 157 ever again because I fit the same clothes and wear the same size at 160-165 lbs. I want to put this up as a constant reminder to myself.