I wish this were one of those blog posts where I talked about how my baby weight just fell off.
I am aware that it takes time, and I wish I were more patient.
Aaron & I welcomed a beautiful baby girl on August 12, 2013. She is a true blessing, and the weight was worth it.
Every. Single. Pound.
Before getting pregnant I was in the best shape of my life. I weighed less at the age of 22 than I had as a freshman in high school. I worked my tail off to get into the 130s. I suffer from an endocrine that makes it extremely difficult for women to lose weight. I felt amazing, and for the first time since the age of 14 my bloodwork work came back NORMAL.
I wish this were the point where I told you that I felt amazing during my pregnancy.
I also wish I could say I ate healthy and stayed active.
Nope, didn't happen.
I was sick, daily. I spent a lot of my time in bed during my pregnancy. My experience carrying our sweet little girl was the polar opposite to carrying little M (they remain polar opposites to this day, minus the sassy part). I threw my gluten free diet out the window, ate what I wanted and moved less.
I gained almost 50 pounds.
Full term pregnant I weighed close to my starting weight before, that's the part that made me nervous.
So there I was back at square one. Except now I have a second little human to take care of.
Our little lady is 8 months, almost 9 months old. I often hear people say, "It took 9 months to put it on, it will take 9 months to take it off". WHAT A JOKE. Little M was born in 2007, I lost my "baby weight" (and then some).....do you know how long it took? 4 1/2 YEARS.
I have lost some of my baby weight. Eating better, and getting back to being active is an ongoing process. I still have 15 pounds to go. I will get there, but it won't be 9 months.