June 12, 2019

When You Gain Weight

Ugh! Who else is tired of losing weight, then gaining it, then losing and gaining it again?! If not you, I certainly am. It's been almost two years since I gave birth to Cocoa, and even though I was not "trying" to snap-back quickly, I lost a good amount of weight. I got as far as 10 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight at a point, and I won't lie, I felt pretty proud of myself. I even stocked my closet with clothes to fit my smaller size. All was honky dory until the later part of last year...

Since then, I have gained about 10 lbs - or maybe even 15 lbs. I stepped on the scale on Monday and it read 188.2 lbs. Yes, I know I don't look that heavy. But boo, because I'm a little bit above my pre-pregnancy weight. A lot of women tend to talk about their postpartum bodies in not the most positive light. I'm kinda neutral in that regard. No, I'm not happy about my tummy. But boy, are my boobs lovely or what?! They were nice before anyways, so hey :p

My issue is not really the weight gain itself, but having clothes that don't fit well. I was mildly horrified when one of my favorite tops couldn't button  up properly a few weeks ago! I got over it quickly, with some bread and hot chocolate, HA! Okay, I'm kidding... or maybe not. If you've been following me for a while, then you know I've been cutting down on costs, so shopping for new clothes is not really an option for me right now.

Typically some women get really sad when they gain weight. I'm not one of those women. I'll be sad, but not overly. Especially when I'm not actively trying to lose said weight. At this point in time, I'm just trying to manage the body I have, with the clothes I have, and in my head I'm going to lose 20 pounds by September. Wish me luck!

Who wants to exercise for me so I can lose 65 pounds like two doctors recommended at the beginning of the year? 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Berry! Your last comment made me laugh cos last Sunday my pastor used the analogy of exercising for someone else to demonstrate why everybody's prayer life should be personal. Anyway in terms of losing weight: I am not interested at all! I am a UK size 20 (US 16?) and I'm ok with it. I spent majority of my teens fighting my weight with diet obsession and tons of money on gym membership and it's honestly not a place I want to revisit. Having turned 32 two weeks ago though I'm more cognisant of the need to practice better healthy living. You though look hot mama! No need to stress yourself! Ha!



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