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I think one the hardest things to do when you have a baby is to tune out everyone else. There is advice, stories, and everything in between. It’s easy to get your hopes up or your fears churning, just by talking to one person. I was good at tuning most of it out but of course, I still had my hopes. For one, I hoped the baby weight would magically fall off of me (because that’s what I heard). The weight did drop but by week three, I had stalled and I was some distance away from my pre-baby self and I stayed that way for a few months.
To say I was disheartened is an understatement because I had heard this fact to be true from numerous sources. Given my past struggles with weight, I found it really easy to beat myself up over the slow weight loss. Eventually, after the dust settled down from the first few months, I’ve found a rhythm and my old relationship with food:a lot of vegetables, not so much sugar, and a good breakfast. I’ve shed a few more pounds and already am starting to feel like my healthy self again.