|Starting point: round 4|
Before you say something like "your baby is not even 3 weeks old! What are you worried about?!" Hear me out....all the way out.
With Boy Bean I gained drastically less weight than I did with the other 3 pregnancies.
And I'm going to say the exact numbers because it really is relevant.
With String Bean and Jumping Bean I gained 55 pounds each time. Fifty-five.
Unfortunately, I didn't realize that most of the pregnancy, the other person you are eating for is not a pro-linebacker. . . they are actually smaller than a cantaloupe.
|Jumping Bean in the pod|
Anyway. With Bitty Bean I gained 35 pounds...and I was very proud of myself!
|Bitty Bean in the pod|
|Boy Bean in the pod|
Now, I am not a person where the weight just melts away....I have had to work....very hard...to get it off.
With String Bean it took 14 months....I got pregnant one month later.
With Jumping Bean it took 12 months....I got pregnant one month later.
With Bitty Bean it took 6 months....we were shocked I didn't get pregnant until she was 10 months old!
So far, I have lost 8 pounds. Eight. When you consider the fact that my son weighed 6lbs 3oz and I lost (what felt like) 25 gallons of water....you would think it would tally up to a little more than eight. Apparently not.
So I have decided to chronicle my journey back to myself to (hopefully) encourage someone else out there who is struggling to find time to work out....or say "no" to the oh-so-tempting-food that should be directly applied to my stomach.
|2.5 weeks post-Boy Bean|
Oh well. My body will have a break for the rest of the month and then I will get to start working out again. I have really really missed running and working out hard!
More on that shocking sentence another day....
I'd love to know how you manage your healthy weight!