Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On pregnancy weight gain

So, I started trying to get pregnant in 2009. At that time I weighed X. With each pregnancy and miscarriage, I gained 5 lbs. When I finally got pregnant with Scott, I weighed X+10. Then I gained 40 lbs with my pregnancy.

I've done a good job losing the pregnancy weight. I currently weigh X+6, meaning I've lost all of the "pregnancy" weight. I thought I was doing really well. Until I saw some photos taken of me over the last couple of weeks. I am startled at how different my body is. The hardest thing is the disconnect between reality and my self image. For the first time in my life, I think I look better than I really do. I know that it's only been 7.5 months, but I thought my weight loss was an indication that I was back in my pre-pregnancy shape. I'm not.

Something to work on I guess.