Saturday, September 1, 2012

Celebrating the victory over stupid choices

Yep, that's right. I made some stupid choices when I was pregnant. Specifically when it came to food.

I gained far too much weight. I gained 70 pounds. Just typing it out makes me sick. In the beginning, I had some morning sickness and ate what didn't turn my stomach. By the end, I'd given up. I'd gained so much even when I ate healthy, that I was so discouraged. I lost my will to make smarter choices when it came to food. And I was such a slave to sugar... I craved it 24/7.

I also take some comfort in knowing that it all wasn't food, as I'm super sensitive to salt and prone to bloating. I gained 10 lbs in the first month, and I was eating okay and still exercising regularly. And the fact that I'd lost 30 lbs. within 2 weeks of delivering the munchkin was a pretty clear sign that my weight gain wasn't solely due to my eating habits. That's not to say that too many donuts in the third trimester didn't play a role...

This week I'm celebrating my first victory over the stupid food choices I made when I was pregnant. As yesterday, I've lost 50 pounds. I've got 20 more to go to get to my pre-pregnancy weight, then another 10-15 to get back to my goal weight. I'd be great to get close to the pre-pregnancy weight before winter comes, so that I can hopefully fit into my winter running gear without having to buy new stuff!

1 comment:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Yay for victories! I found it hard to eat really healthy when I was pregnant and couldn't believe how fast the weight piled on!