You may have been wondering where I’ve been… I had a baby! Samuel was born on April 7th 2012 and he is perfect!
Before I got pregnant I peaked at 118kg, during I gained a grand total of 2kg because my physician advised me that more than 5kg would have put my baby and I at high risk of complications, so I did my best to stabilize my weight and managed it right up until the last month, where I gained 2kg, finishing at 120kg. After giving birth to a 3.9kg baby, and with all the fluid loss, etc. I came down to 105.5kg.
Despite breast-feeding (which I am still doing), since giving birth I have certainly been over-indulging (eating FULL packets of biscuits and family sized blocks of chocolate, whole packets of lollies in one sitting!) and that has pushed me up 3.5kg to 109kg.
I have to say, I’m not sad for gaining the weight. I am a little disappointed in myself that I’ve eaten so much that in 10 weeks I’ve gained 3.5kg, but overall I think it could have been worse, much much worse.
So, I’m back on the bandwagon. Jumping on the horse and gonna ride it all the way home to 90kg by the end of 2012. It’s doable, I hope. We’re 6 months in, with 6 months to go. I’m sure I can do it.