These crazy hormones!
Friday, July 14, 2006
I’m so tired of my crazy hormones!! After causing me years of infertility problems (caused by my crazy hormones), I’m still finding new reasons to hate them! Yesterday I had my annual exam---exactly one year after my 6 week check up. After losing 21 pounds in the past 2 months, I am still 12 pounds over last year this time. Most women gain weight during their pregnancy and then fight to lose the baby fat. Breastfeeding is supposed to help. But in my case, I lose weight when I pregnant. Not a lot, but enough to counteract the baby’s weight gain. I believe I was somewhere between 240 and 250 pounds when I delivered Aidan. At my 6 week check up, I was 234. May 1st (11 months after giving birth), I was up to 265 pounds—while breastfeeding! I’m trying not to let this get me down. I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle. I guess I am! I’m fighting to lose. I am proud of what I’ve accomplished, but it feels like I will never get past this. I’m already worried about regaining the weight. I don’t know if I can keep walking every day---indefinitely. UGH!!