Weighty Issues

Ok, so bear with me please. Is this Too Much Information? Let me know… I am some 10 weeks into post partum and have decided I need to pay some attention to losing weight and then tightening up.  And since I am totally lacking in motivation, I was wondering if promising to blog about my weight loss and efforts to lose weight will make me actually do something about it. I will post on this once a month or maybe three weeks. Any advice is welcome!

So the day my son was born, I was 192 lbs or a whopping 87.1 kg.

Wow! That was a revealing number to me. To tell you the truth, this is the first time I have converted that number to Kgs. Since I grew up in India, Kg is real to me. Its scares me, where has lb is something that can be conveniently edited downward in mental translation.

All the chocolate lovers ice cream from Cold Stone.

The first few weeks I have continued gorging on food – breastfeeding makes you so hungry! Plus I am used to eating for two. Excuses, I know. In addition my mom arrived when I was some 8 wks into it, bringing loads of Kaju Barfi and other Indian sweets. Hmmmm….

I havent had much luck stopping the sweet craving since when else can I eat guilt free and use post partum as an excuse?

Well, my six week post partum checkup showed 169 lbs or 76.6 kgs. Still long way to go, but I could now see my ankles which in contrast to their swollen state look so elegant and had greeted my waistline like a long lost friend.

Now I need to do some serious work. With my first son, I had lost most of my weight by the time he was one, only to regain it. So this time I want it to be different. As I had said, I have size 8 dreams!

OK, so I have made progress alreadywhile writing this. I stepped on the scale after avoiding it for the last 4 weeks. I am now 160 lbs (72.5 kg).

What worked for you? Is there anyone who is trying to shed a few lbs and would like to join me on this site?

Also, let me know if this is TMI!

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Khushi you are doing an excellent job. It is very hard to get motivated for weight loss when sleep is such a luxury. Being a mom of two girls, I can tell you that once you start getting a full night of sleep the weight will come off with a little diet and exercise. Try to get as much rest now. Research says being tired can contribute to weight loss woos.

  2. sophie

    I agree with ‘anon’! Please try and luxuriate with deep sleep. Beauty will visit soon. Keep feeling beautiful inside and soon the outward will reflect that 🙂
    cheers to a slim, trim You!

  3. Khushi

    Hey, thank you both so much your comments. It is very encouraging. Yes, sleep is a luxury. You are so right about being tired – I tend to eat more sugary things as a rezult. Hey, Sophie. I will think more about my inner beauty 🙂

  4. Ranajit

    The best website for guidance I have come across is
    http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm

  5. Oh I am so proud of you! Losing preganancy weight is really hard but you are doing it exceptionally well. I wish I could do the same. I am motivated by your post. Thanks

  6. Khushi

    Thank you Ranajit and New Mom. I will keep you posted on how it goes.

  7. Tana

    Khushi,
    Congratulations on your amazing progress – I’ve never been pregnant and I’ve never been able to lose weight like that either! 🙂
    One of my biggest new finds is The Schwarzbein Principle by Dr. Diana Schwarzbein. She explains how weight is a function of health, not the other way around (i.e. you have to be healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to be healthy!!!) After I read her books I am totally convinced she is right – she explains how the various hormones (insulin, thyroid, cortisol, estrogen, testosterone…) and neurochemicals (serotonin…) need to be in balance for us to naturally attain our ideal weights, and how healthy fats (along with protein and non-manmade carbohydrates) are necessary for this balance to be achieved. A must read!

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