That’s the approximate number of pounds I gained with Mason. He was only 7 pounds and 15 ounces of that 50. (I know all those juices account for some of it…)
Anyway, like a lot of pregnant women do, I was so determined that I would drop the weight immediately after Mason was born. Now, I KNEW that wouldn’t actually happen, but that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t planning to try.
So, time went on and here’s Mason. And I couldn’t hardly move for 6 weeks. So, needless to say I didn’t get off to a good start on my whole “lose the weight immediately” thing.
Then some more time went and I realized it isn’t like you can just take a newborn to the gym.
Actually, I realized, who has energy for the gym? If I have a free hour, I’m taking a nap or catching up on emails. (that’s my professional-sounding way of saying ‘play on Facebook’)
Anyway, here I am 4.5 months later and I have not lost 50 pounds. I honestly have no idea what I weigh or how much I’ve lost. I don’t own a scale. Really, I don’t care. I want to be healthy and I do want to fit back into my old clothes, but it isn’t number one on my list. I have found time to work out a few times a week. (those Xfinity On Demand workouts are great)
I just post this to say- I know I haven’t lost my weight yet, but my main priority is just taking care of my son and making sure he has a good time each day.
And I say that to say this- I have a lot of preggo friends or used-to-be preggo friends that struggle with the same thing and I think we all feel better when we know we aren’t the only ones.
Peace out, mommas!