”You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren’t up there now… I don’t think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it.”-Edward Scissorhands
Since I wasn't here on July 2 I thought I would go ahead and answer the question today. And here it is; July 2: How hard was it for you to lose your pregnancy weight and keep it off?
For me losing the weight has been pretty difficult. At first I couldn't understand how I just couldn't drop the weight in a snap. I was 24 when I had Sweet Pea and I thought my metabolism was still fast enough to help shed the pounds-WRONG! If anything it became as slow as molasses. In my younger days I didn't have a problem maintaining a healthy weight or even being able to loose a couple of pounds, and now I was still carrying all this fat. Ok so with Sweet Pea I gained 30 lbs and only lost maybe 10 lbs. So I went from being 130 lbs to now 160 lbs-and this was very hard for me to deal with. I have a chubby face and this only made it worse. But the realization of how I looked came after I saw some pictures of myself at her 1st birthday party-OMG! I kind of started watching what I eat and I was working and I was able to shed some fat.
Now onto when I was prego with Chunky Monkey: I think I weighed around 150 lbs and gained 20 lbs so now I was a whopping 170 lbs. As of now I weigh 165 lbs and I look bigger now then I did when he was first born; or at least I think I do. Maybe my weight has redistributed itself. What I do know is that I hate looking at myself naked in the mirror. I just don't find myself as attractive as I did before my kids, but I know how lucky I am to have a husband that not only thought I was sexy while pregnant but he thinks I'm sexy now even when I don't. I wish I could say that with this May Challenge I've really stepped it up a notch but I haven't. I work out only 1-2 times per week and don't always watch what I eat. I know how important it is for my health for me to loose the weight, and I want to teach my children the importance of staying healthy. Now don't think I want to be a size 5 or something but I would be happy with either a size 8 or 10. I went from a 14/16 to now a size 12 and sometimes on a really good day I can fit into a 10. I just need to be committed to change in my eating lifestyle and realize that I'm not 18 anymore and I can't always eat what I want.