Star (dawnstar) wrote in bulgebattle,

Feeling insecure

One of the women in my due-date/parenting community has been going on lately about her weight loss progress. Another friend from the same community just posted about being back to her pre-pregnancy weight, even though she'd initially /gained/ weight after her son was born.

Once I lost the initial water weight and such, I was 157. I lost just a few pounds within the first weeks, and then was firmly STUCK at 153 or so until a stomach bug lost me 5 or 6 pounds overnight. :P But several of those have made their way back on, too.

As of this morning on my new PCP's scale, I am at 151. That is 15 pounds up from my pre-pregnancy weight of 136, and I am about 5 1/2 months postpartum now.

My doctor made the offhanded comment about how I could "stand to lose some weight," and I'm finding that it's really sticking with me. I mean, yes, it's true that I'm now overweight again, but I had a baby! Is 5 1/2 months really too long to still be overweight?

On the one hand, I'm thinking, "Yes, she's right - I need to DO something about this." (Not helped by having been out of town all weekend and having lots of bad-for-me food since Thursday or so.) But I'm also wanting to get all defensive and be like, "Hey, give me TIME!" And I also know she wasn't being hyper-focussed on it the way a lot of doctors have done. There were no lectures, there was no blaming. She simply stated that I am a little above where I should be, which is fair and true.

But my ego still doesn't like it very much.
Tags: check-in, health, self-image
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