Maybe I should have said no to the bags of extra butter microwave popcorn that I ate every night for a month. Maybe I should have limited my chocolate intake. Maybe I should have craved more salads, or not drowned the salads in Ranch dressing. I don't know exactly, but I do know this. I now weigh the same as I did the day I delivered the twins.
I have never fallen into the typical weight gain that they recommend for pregnancy, I gained 43 pounds with Emma and 65 pounds with the twins. I do believe that it is mostly my body, being able to lose all the weight within a few months with Emma and fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans six days after having the twins tells me that it all goes somewhere, and it's not all in my rear. OK, maybe it is all in my rear, but I can't see my rear right now and I will be so busy after that the weight will drop quickly. Please don't tell me if it's all in my rear, OK? I don't want to know.
I never lost all the weight after the twins were born, but I was able to maintain a healthy weight for my body. I have currently gained 50 pounds with this pregnancy, this morning I weighed in at a whopping 200 pounds. Some of you might be wondering why any self-respecting woman would admit her weight and actually blog about it for the whole world to see, and I'll tell you why.
1. I know the whole world does not read my blog. So there.
2. This is one of those memory things that I want recorded for later in my life, so you all have to put up with it. I am fully rational (OK, rational enough) to recognise that I will not be able to remember every detail of every pregnancy. By the time I am done with this, I will be lucky if I can keep all my kids' names straight.
3. I really don't care how much I weigh. I have my actual weight on my driver's licence. (OK, that's not true. I have my actual pre-pregnancy weight there, I have not gone in and changed my licence every week. That would be silly.) I have never been above 200 pounds, and I am curious how high I will go. I am also planning on being proud of losing the weight (please, God, let me lose it this time!) so I need a point to start from.
I will, from here on out, try and limit my excess calories. Oh, who am I kidding, I am going to enjoy it all, and worry about it later. I'm going to go find some chocolate now.