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Starting over

Monday, April 19, 2010

After having a baby almost 2 weeks ago via c-section, I am disgusted by how much weight I gained while pregnant. I didn't weigh myself while pregnant, probably a good thing, since then I would have obsessed over weight as well as everything else that pregnant women obsess over. Weighing myself yesterday, I discovered that I have 34 pounds to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Disgusting. Unfortunately, I cannot do any cardio, abs, or lower body exercising until at least 6 weeks after my surgery, which is around June. So, I am starting out slowly, counting calories and doing upper body workouts.

I would like to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight by August, since we are going on vacation then. I NEED to be smaller than I am now pretty quickly, mainly because I have nothing to wear! I refuse to wear my maternity jeans more than I have to, and the only other clothes that fit are pj pants. And I am NOT buying bigger clothes! REFUSE!

So here I am again, 34 pounds to lose.
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    You'll get to your goal. You rocked the first time around and you'll rock again. It's ok to gain weight for having a baby, but I understand wanting it off again. You are going to do awesome.

    4119 days ago
  • DMARIE1181
    Congrats on your new baby!! And I know exactly how you feel. When I got pregnant I was already very overweight and then I gained 70 lbs on top of that. You just have to remember that you've lost the weight before and you can do it again! Don't stress, just try to be positive and make healthy choices. Then when you can start exercising again start out slowly and work your way up! YOU CAN DO IT!!
    4119 days ago
    Try not to stress...your body did what it was designed to do while you were pregnant...which is gain pounds. I didn't watch the scale either when I was pregnant...I didn't want to become obsessed with weight when I had such an important gift I was'll lose the weight in no time at all!!
    4119 days ago
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