Sunday, May 22, 2011

Isn't it ironic...

And isn't it ironic...don't you think
A little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think... (a little Alanis Morissette for ya!)

I never thought I would be saying this.... I need to buy new clothes... they are all too big! I have to share because I never thought this would happen and especially not to me!

When I became pregnant with Grace in 2009 I was already over weight. I didn't watch my diet and didn't exercise. Looking back I was also depressed from trying to get pregnant for almost 4 years. After we lost Grace, well you can imagine, I was broken. That lead me to not really care about anything and especially not my weight. We were trying to get pregnant & I should have cared more but I didn't.

When we became pregnant in February 2010 for Parker I was still overweight. I wasn't very active before becoming pregnant so I was even less active carrying a baby in my belly. Then came gestational diabetes... Well, that scared me straight! I visited with a great friend who had gestational diabetes that later on turned into full diabetes. She gave me a crash course on what to do and what not to do. I got to see how challenging it can be to manage your blood sugar along with all of the other things in life. I made some big changes and I as able to keep my sugar in check. I gained about 10lbs over the course of my pregnancy. Remember, I was overweight to begin with & then I watched my diet.

6 months later I am still breastfeeding. I am moving more than I ever have in my life. I am trying to eat healthy when I do eat & trying to drink more water. It's all paid off... I have lost 40lbs & I feel better than ever!! My body now needs to be toned. One thing at a time...

1 comment:

WineLover said...

That is fantastic Leslie! you will need to be in good shape to keep up with Parker once he is walking and running! :)