Sunday, January 31, 2010

A weighty issue

I used to be that girl. One of the ones in high school who could eat anything and not gain an ounce. I maintained my 5'9", 100-120 (after boobs and hips) for all of high school. I was asked almost daily if I was anorexic. I was the one I would today glare at as she walked her super skinny self past me. (I'm rude I know)

For the record, No, not then nor have I ever had an eating disorder... unless eating too much crap is my disorder then well yup, I've got it.

Then I grew up and got married at 22. I gained a smidgen of weight but not enough to write home about. I was still that girl.

Fast forward 5 years and I did what any happily married woman does. I went and had a kid.
That will REALLY screw with your body. I am sure I don't need to tell you. I am sure many of you are nodding your head in agreement with me.

I gained 40 lbs while I was pregnant with Grayson. I remember going to one of my early appointments with my midwife her saying something to the effect of "what are you eating?! um, maybe you should cut out the juice and calorie filled drinks..." I gained 25 lbs by 20 weeks or so. I did taper off from there but I could tell she was a little worried she might have to roll me into the delivery room, like Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I lost 20 lbs of "the Grayson weight" but 20 stuck like glue.

No longer was I that girl.

Jonathan's pregnancy I gained 10 lbs, but I was only pregnant 26.5 weeks. I blame stress. I lost it all immediately but those 20 previous still stuck.
Jaxon's pregnacy I gained 8 lbs.

And in the two weeks since I gave birth to Jaxon, I have lost all of the weight I gained with him. Not hard to do when the baby you gave birth to weighed more than you gained. :) But on top of that I have lost.... wait for it... another 15!

I have lost 23 lbs in the last 2 weeks. Best weight loss plan... working my a$ off literally at T and being pregnant. The scale goes backwards!

I have 5 lbs to go before I hit pre- GRAYSON weight. A weight I have not seen in 3+ years. And who knows if it will stay off. See comment on crap above... I like my sweets. A LOT.

But for right this minute, I feel like that girl again.


Anonymous said...'re "that girl" with breastfeeding boobs...Zach must be loving the new you!!

samantha said...

WOW! Congrats J! Im so happy for you! I was 130 when I first got pregnant with Malia and then by the time she was born, I was 180. Ive lost 30/50 pounds I gained, but hopin to lose the rest. Im glad that you are so strong and pulled off losing your baby weight, good for you! =)

Jessica said...

Thats awesome!! I have kind of always been "that girl" too, until I had my first son and gained 60 lbs! Yikes! I'd say about 30 of that stuck like glue for a long time. Then I got pregnant again and after having my second son I was able to lose all the weight I had gained, and actually get down to what I was at when I got married! So I am hopeful that this time with #3 it will fall right off too. There's something to be said for chasing 2 or more kids around! LOL

eireann said...

yay!! congratulations!! i know how you feel about those 20 lbs. i have been sitting on those same 15 lbs. since college. the "freshman 15" came on and never went off. i am down to pre-pregnancy (actually, 5 below pre-preg) but i would like to lose another 10. you are inspiring me to cut out the jelly bellies and gte off my duff. good for you!!

Carolyn said...

Hopefully nursing plus working plus chasing your kids will help you reach your goal. I know nursing was the best (ok, the only) diet I've ever been on! I just hope I don't gain once I finally stop altogether.