I am about to put it all out there…because accountability. I started January 1st, 2016 weighing in at 179 lbs. However, with some small changes this past week, I have dropped 10 lbs and am working my way back into my comfort zone.
179 lbs. That is nearly the amount I weighed the day my last baby was born. Now I realize that for many 179 lbs could be their goal weight and that is great. I know that a size 12 is the average woman’s size and that I do look just fine. My husband and family still love me and that is all that should matter. Unless you are diabetic and then gaining 30 lbs in a short time frame is dangerous.
|The day my daughter was born 180lbs|
To say that I am embarrassed and saddened by that number on the scale is an understatement. My normal weight should be between 145-150. I weighed that 6 weeks after having my last child. I should have kept that weight off, I should have controlled my sugar and complex carb intake, I should have done better for the longevity of my life. I didn’t. Instead I piled on 30 lbs in about a year and a half and put my life at risk.
|6 weeks postpartum. (Oh Hey iPhone 4…picture quality is crap)|
A little backstory here. Not only am I a type 2 diabetic, but during labor with my oldest, I went into full renal failure with a high chance of my kidneys shutting down in the future and having to be put on dialysis. It wasn’t pretty. So obviously, the logical thing to do would be to indulge in all the foods that could increase my risk of kidney failure again. Having a master’s degree (almost) in science and biology should have taught me better.
|This is me in July at about 170 lbs|