Sundays with Gage- The Chocolate Diet
I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy and Gage was just over two weeks early so who knows how many more pounds I may have managed to pack on if we’d delivered on time? My doctor told me to gain 25-30 pounds. Whatever. I knew that wasn’t going to happen and promised myself I wouldn’t obsess over it. So I didn’t. Here’s what I looked like a week and a half before Gage arrived. My chin and neck had gone awol my ankles looked like thighs and I went from a size 7 shoe to an 8 1/2! Yikes. So when I got home from the hospital I was wondering what I would weigh. I’d lost a lot of blood and other gunk during the c-section and Gage had been six pounds, so I was hoping for s significant loss. I got on the scale five days after birth and…I lost six pounds. What?! Are you kidding me? Needless to say I was disappointed, but I was recovering from days of being pumped full of drugs and a c-section so I had other things to worry about. Oh yeah, and a newborn to feed, diaper, and love.
I gladly ate all of the chocolate that any friend brought me and went through more than one bag of Halloween candy bars and stepped on the scale two weeks after birth and…I’d lost 23 pounds!! Soon after that my ankles showed themselves again and I can now fit into my pre-pregnancy shoes again. I actually felt light enough on my feet to wear my 4 inch shoes on my date with Jason last weekend.
I promised myself during pregnancy that I would join Weight Watchers Online come January to lose the baby weight and that’s still the plan, but until then bring on the chocolate, and mashed potatoes with gravy, and apple pie, and holiday cookies, and wine…