When I was pregnant, all my friends told me not to worry about the pounds I was gaining. They assured me that the weight would simply "fall off" once I started breast feeding. In fact, they said, I'd probably end up skinnier than I was before I got knocked up.
Well, not to put too fine a point on it, but they lied. LIED, I tell you.
Granted, the breast feeding thing didn't quite work out as planned, but still, I pumped every three to four hours for weeks. Meaning the calorie burn was still pretty significant.
If I had a normal metabolism, the weight probably would have melted away. But I don't. My body prefers to be somewhat Rubenesque (that's what us curvy girls call ourselves. The rest of the world just calls us fat). So, while I lost 15 of the 43 pounds I gained right off the bat, after that, the scale stopped moving. At all. Leaving me with 28 whopping pounds to lose.
Luckily, I am a weight loss pro. In fact, it was just a year ago that I finished the Diet To End All Diets, dropping 50 pounds. I looked pretty darn fantastic, if I don't say so myself. See?
Yeah, like I said. Not too bad.
And now? Well, I'm not going to show you a picture of what I look like right this minute (I have my pride). But I'm not ready to give up and become that beaten down looking mom who wears sweat pants everywhere she goes (I'd rather be a MILF).
Which means I've got to embark on the Diet To End All Diets Part II. And that's exactly what I'm going to do. I've already reinstated my Weight Watchers membership. Started tracking every bite that goes into my mouth. Even begun exercising a little.
Unfortunately, pregnancy left me with some pretty bad habits (ice cream for dinner, anyone?) that are proving hard to break. But I know if I keep at it, I'll get back in the groove. And ultimately, I'll get my body back. Maybe even a better one.
And in the meantime? I'll wear my fat pants with pride. After all, I might not look my best right now, but I gave birth to a little girl who just might be the cutest baby on earth (not that I'm prejudiced or anything).
And she? Is totally worth it.