How did you gain so much weight?
Friday, August 09, 2013
My sister asked me that question. She's always been thin. I was average until about 6 years ago. Then the weight gain started. She's always put a lot of effort and thought into her physical appearance. She freaks if she weighs more than 110 pounds. Me, I never really cared. I always figured I look ok, my body functions as it should so I'm good (plus I've always thought of her as the pretty one and me as the smart one). But, I know that the extra weight I'm carrying will destroy my joints and could cause health problems in the future. I'll probably never weigh less than 110 pounds and I'm totally fine with that.
So, how did I gain the weight? Well, I gained weight with my first pregnancy. Gave birth to a premature baby. Started eating unhealthy foods because of stress. Then, I got an IUD and reacted badly to it. I gained 50 pounds even though I was eating well and exercising. I had the IUD removed. Then I got pregnant, had a miscarriage and started emotional eating again. Then I got pregnant again and had a complicated pregnancy. I had to take progesterone with caused weight gain. I was on bed rest. I had to eat extra calories in case I delivered early again. So major weight gain. After I gave birth to my second daughter I didn't try to eat healthy foods. I just ate what I wanted when I had the time.
And now I find myself overweight and ready to improve things.