With my first child, there were many a complication that arose both during and after delivery. Along with those came a nearly 70% increase in weight. To translate that into pounds, multiply your current weight by 0.7 and that should give you a good frame of reference. The experience was pretty horrible.
With number two, I was at least more prepared for problems. And this time when diagnosed with gestational diabetes I followed a rigorous diet and tried to exercise. The result was a much easier delivery and only a 20% weight gain (which has already disappeared by six weeks post-baby). But, still a far road to travel to get back to my “playing weight”.
With all that in mind, there are a number of goals I hope to reach over the next six months. The biggest being a return to my pre-pre-baby* weight. In the words of Kai-Lan, “Let’s go go go!”.
Note: the term pre-pre-baby weight refers to that time long, long ago before my kids were here.