So the birth of baby #2 came and past, and just like before, I couldn't get rid of the last 50 lbs. So once again I hauled butt to the gym everyday for 2 hours, and did the whole sha-bang all over again until I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight 6 months later. This time I wasn't too concerned with losing beyond my pre-pregnancy weight, because my husband and I had discussed having a third child.
Time flew by and before I knew it, I was pregnant with baby #3. This was almost like a celebration for me, because I knew once this pregnancy was over, I could focus on losing all the weight I wanted without fearing gaining it all back through pregnancies. So once again, I gained a whopping 75lbs, just as expected, and was only stuck with 40 of it this time around. After baby #3, I felt completely unmotivated, and did not want to go to the gym. Not just because I had no desire to, but also because I now had three little ones tagging along. The thought of this was extremely overwhelming. I was horrified of the thought of having to get them all ready just to go to the gym, so I purchased a treadmill, and began working out at home.
It's been two and a half years later, and I am pleased to report that I have lost the last 40 lbs, and It took 18 months after giving birth to do it. Wow!... would have been a lot faster if I had just gone on a diet! Anyways..I am happy to have lost all my pregnancy weight, but disappointed to say that much haven't change with my weight in the past 6 months. I still have 30 lbs to loose, which is the 30lbs that I wanted to loose before I started having children. I had been working out frequently at home, but it wasn't enough, nothing was changing! I didn't look any different, my clothes weren't fitting any better, and the numbers on the scale definitely weren't getting any smaller. I knew there was a problem, and it had to do with my eating. In fact it has always been a big problem of mine. I just wasn't ready to admit it, and definitely wasn't ready to change my eating habits, or give up my favourite foods either. But 3 weeks ago, something happened, It was like someone flicked on a light switch in my head. I felt incredibly motivated to make a change, and do something I have never done before. I needed to finally tackle my eating, and develop more self control around food. So I decided to join Weight Watchers. After lugging excess baby weight around for over two years, I had no excuse. I had a burning desire to lose it now more than ever before.