I was 30 lbs overweight when I got preggo with Oz. My doc and I set out a reasonable weight gain of 25-30 lbs. I was really good about what I ate, I can count how many sodas I had on one hand and luckily pregnancy killed my desire for sweets!
I gained 26 lbs the whole pregnancy which was awesome. What was even more killer was that at 7 weeks post birth I had lost it all and was at my pregnancy weight. I was so excited over that, things were still a little smooshy in places they didn't used to be but I had lost all the weight at least. When I stopped pumping breastmilk (my body stopped producing), I gained about 5 lbs back but remained steady. It was managable so I didn't worry much abou it.
Then I started work and things didn't go so good. Since I've started back I went up to 19 lbs over my pre pregnancy weight. Sadly it was probably pretty much all my fault. I was so happy to be able to have coffee again I started going to Starbucks every day. That was a Baaaaaaad idea! So to help myself out from my weight gaining addiction I set a few rules for myself:
1. The first words out of my mouth will always be - Tall, Nonfat, No Whip (unless its juice blend drink)
2. Coffee mornings will be 3 days or less a week
3. No more ordering their pound cakes for breakfast, make oatmeal insated
I started these small changes about 2 weeks ago and so far I've lost 2.5 lbs. Thank heavens!
I love me some Starbucks but now just in moderation. :-)