A Year's Break and What Has Changed..

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hello, once again. It has been a long time since I have sat here and put my thoughts on here. In the last year, I have had a roller coaster ride. My husband was on a regular work schedule and out of training. We also decided to try to have our 3rd child. We conceived in September of last year, and just gave birth on June 13th to our 3rd daughter. Losing weight while pregnant was never a goal, but I am glad to say that I maintained my weight and only gained 3 lbs with this pregnancy. It was a rough go. Lots of morning sickness, late term GD, and a horrible delivery that ended in an emergency C-section where I almost died twice.

They had some concerns regarding my daughter's weight gain. I on the other hand had never had that problem! emoticon I wanted to check her weight, but didn't want to step on the scale myself. The C-section has damaged me emotionally and physically and I just didn't want to feel any worse about myself. However, my husband was working and I needed to check her, so I had to do it myself.

I was almost nauseous waiting for the numbers to pop up. When it did, I was shocked. I had lost almost 30 pounds since the start of my pregnancy. I just knew that scale was wrong and we had better run out and buy a new one. I shared that with my husband after he came home. Pretending his wife hadn't completely lost her marbles, he went in and weighed himself. He came out and told me his weight was .6 lbs of what he weighed himself at the gym at work. The scale was fine.

How could that be? I had to keep a close watch on my diet with the GD, but I could hardly walk around the neighborhood. I think I saw a snail beat me around one day, so there was no real cardio going on. I couldn't lift any weights or I would pee my pants with how the baby was sitting on my bladder. I can't figure this out. How did this happen?

Was it the C-section? I am baffled, but at the same time, who cares! I can't believe that I am down over 30 lbs from when I took a break from here. It has motivated me to try again. The hard thing is going to be to know my limits. Since my c-section was atypical, I have had a lot of trouble with post-operative pain. I also think that my hip is disjointed from everything that happened that day. It will be hard for me not to jump right into where I was thinking I can go back to doing a 10 K again.

20 more pounds and I am half way to my goal.

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