Baby #2 was on its way, and there was no knowing how much I was going to gain this time, so I just went with the flow. Well as it turns out, I wound up gaining a total of 85 lbs.
Ok, so 15lbs lighter than last time…not bad…not bad….ya right! I’ve just about had it up to my ears with this dumb “let’s see if we can gain the weight of a baby whale” game. I mean, honestly 85lbs…? You’ve got to be kidding me.
So of course I dealt with the same issues with pregnancy #2. Gestational diabetes was inevitable, and was not even an option. Not to mention it aided in my weight gain.
So the birth of baby #2 came and passed, and just like before, I couldn’t get rid of the last 50 lbs. So once again I hauled butt to the gym everyday for 2 hours, and did the whole sha-bang all over again until I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight 6 months later. This time I wasn’t too concerned with losing beyond this weight, because my husband and I had discussed having a third child down the road.
Time flew by and before I knew it, I was pregnant with baby #3. This was almost like a celebration for me, because I knew once this pregnancy was over, I could focus on losing all the weight I wanted without fearing gaining it all back through pregnancies. So once again, I gained a whopping 75lbs, just as expected, and was only stuck with 40 of it this time around. After baby #3, I felt completely unmotivated, and did not want to go to the gym. Not just because I had no desire to, but also because I now had three little ones tagging along. The thought of this was extremely overwhelming. I was horrified of the thought of having to get them all ready just to go to the gym, so I purchased a treadmill, and began working out at home.
It’s been two and a half years later, and I am pleased to report that I have lost the last 40 lbs, and It took 18 months after giving birth to do it. Wow!… would have been a lot faster if I had just gone on a diet!
Anyways..I am happy to have lost all my pregnancy weight, but disappointed to say that much haven’t change with my weight in the past 6 months. Now that my pregnancies were in the background, I could now focus on losing all the weight that I wanted to lose before I became pregnant. With this said, I still had 30 lbs to lose.
I had been working out frequently at home, but it wasn’t enough, nothing was changing! I didn’t look any different, my clothes weren’t fitting any better, and the numbers on the scale definitely weren’t getting any smaller. I knew there was a problem, and it had to do with my eating. In fact it has always been a big problem of mine. I just wasn’t ready to admit it, and definitely wasn’t ready to change my eating habits, or give up my favourite foods either. But 3 weeks later, something happened, It was like someone flicked on a light switch in my head.
I felt incredibly motivated to make a change, and do something I have never done before. I needed to finally tackle my eating, and develop more self-control around food. So I decided to join Weight Watchers. After lugging around excess weight for many years, I had no excuse. I owed it to myself and my kids to get fit, and the desire to do it was burning more than ever before.
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