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Emotional Gain for Me!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Okay...I am not going to lie but I am feeling a little frustrated at how slow the weight is coming off. Perhaps its seeing my other friends, who also just had babies, have the weight just fall off. One friend had her baby 4 weeks before me and she is 7lbs from her pre-pregancy weight. So it's a little frustrating.

So I needed to blog to get some perspective. As I was writing I was about to say I have only lost around 4lbs. But that's not true at all! Goodness. I just realized that I had gained 60 lbs with this pregnancy. When I began working out just over 3 weeks ago I was already down nearly 20 lbs! So actually I have lost 24 lbs already! I think I may adjust my tracker to reflect that.

I am still frustrated with the scale. But I am going to keep on going.

I have to say emotionally I have come a long way. Let me explain. When I lost the weight before I still felt like 'fat Amber'. I would be shocked every time I saw myself in the mirror or saw a picture of myself at how I looked.

I worked hard to emotionally accept that I was no longer 'fat Amber'. I wasn't really sure how far I had come until now. As I am working out I feel like 'fit Amber' and am now shocked when I look down and see that I am bigger...or that I have rolls when I do crunches. Or that I can't do push-ups on my toes anymore. I feel more like 'fit Amber' trapped temporarily in a fatter body.

To me that is huge! First it means I did emotionally accept the weight loss before. And secondly that I believe this is all temporary.

So yes...I am frustrated right now and need the support of my sparkfriends. But by summer 2013...by goodness I will be back into my fit clothes and rocking a bikini.

In fact....this is my goal: To look like this again:

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LISA1101 11/21/2012 9:29AM

    emoticon for the perspective!! I really needed that advice!! emoticon

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IRP1114 11/20/2012 1:55PM

    Great way to look at things. You are ready to be back to the fit you! Stop comparing yourself though girl. Don't compare you to someone else only compare you to you! That is the best way to keep focused on what we can and will accomplish with our efforts! Motherhood brings many ups and downs especially with our bodies. Just keep positive and take the time to make yourself a happy mommy ;-)
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SHMARA 11/20/2012 11:25AM

    It is super frustrating, it feels like forever, but next thing you know you will feel good again! I was determined to lose all my pregnancy weight by my wedding, 3 months after the baby. I tried sooooo hard, and I was so upset that it did not happen. It happened a few months later. And even though the weight came off, I am not exactly the same. But I remind myself that every day, every effort makes a difference. And if I got this far, I can surely get farther!
Try not to compare yourself to other moms, it is going to drive you crazy! Set your own pace, you can do it.

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FITBECKSRN24 11/20/2012 11:19AM

    whatever you do, dont give up! i felt the same way. i gained 45lbs with my daughter and it took me a year to lose all the weight. even now i tend to hover just above it by about 3lbs. BUT i am more toned and more physically fit then my friends who are at/below their pre pregnancy weight. i have a tiny pooch from my c section but all my clothes fit. they still have big pooches. SO! dont give up, every body is different, and you WILL get back there =) it just might take a little longer xoxo

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MELISSAB1104 11/20/2012 9:34AM

    Just keep trying! I know how frustrating and emotional it is to try to lose the baby weight and deal with the way your body looks after baby.

My son is almost 8 months old, I gained 52 pounds with him and so far have lost 50 - very slowly! I would go a few weeks with no weight loss then lose another pound or two. I am breast feeding though which I think helps.

Keep eating as well as you can and fitting in working out when you can. As your baby gets older you will get more sleep which will help too. Once your baby starts napping better it's also easier to fit in your workout.

Don't be hard on yourself, you had a baby and it just takes time to recover. Keep in mind the thought that it took nine months to gain and you should give yourself nine months to lose it. Good luck!

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IAMZBEE 11/20/2012 9:16AM

    You're doing this right! It'll take your body a bit to adjust BACK into fit. Just think about it... how long did you go without doing a lot of your regular, hardcore workouts?

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LADYJ6942 11/20/2012 8:56AM

    Keep pushing, you will get there but you've gotta be smart about it and not approach it as a diet but as a lifestyle change so you can stay there and bounce back more easily.

Everything is trial and error, you'll find the key again and it will work for a bit and then you'll have to change it again but that is part of learning.

Good luck.

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DANISURF124 11/20/2012 8:49AM

    Girl I know how you feel. It took me about 2 years to lose the weight from having my son. I gained about 28 pounds and lost all of it except the last 5. That last 5 gave me a hard time, but you are tough.....you've got this girl!

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SPIRALDOWN 11/20/2012 8:25AM

    Emotional is the hard one... Fitness, nutrition are the easy ones wrapping your head around what is happening gives us the most grief. 24 pounds is awesome. Good job and keep pushing.

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