Pregnancy, pregnancy weight loss, Weight Loss, weight loss journey
Why I Want To Lose Weight Whilst PregnantTuesday, 16 February 2016
I am not quite sure that friends and family understand why I really want to lose weight during this pregnancy. Or other people! With my previous pregnancies I literally ate for two! It was wrong, because I faced the consequences at the end. I gained 7 stone with my first and even though I lose more than half of that gained weight a few months after I had Mia, I went to gain 2-3 stone during my second pregnancy.
I have many people who are shocked or even question me to why I want to lose weight whilst pregnant and I thought this post may cover their questions.
I have always had trouble with my weight. It really gets me down. Many days of the week I stand in front of the mirror and think how disgusting I look. I even wonder why my partner is with someone like me. I lost 3 and a half stone in 2014/2015 and I think to myself why in the world did I let my self put it all (nearly) back on? Why did I let myself go? I was happy and proud of myself. I actually started to like how I looked.
Although, I really want to lose weight, like badly. I do find it quite hard to keep motivated all the time. Doesn't make sense does it? You'd think that someone who badly wants to loose weight, that they can keep focussed and keep their mind at it until (and after) they reached their target. But that's not the case. Not for me anyway. I do struggle and I am not scared to admit that.
Before I had my first daughter I weighed a healthy 9 stone 7 and a half pounds. I was a size 10/12 and happy. I would love to get back that, but at the moment I am aiming to be in the 10 stone somewhere. Ideally aiming to be back into size 12. Although I have gained weight last week and probably again this week, this post is making me feel really motivated in starting fresh again. I have to loose weight for many reasons such as -
- My health
- My baby and two daughters
- To get more energy
- To feel happy about myself again
They are my personal reasons to why I want to loose weight and why it is important to me. It really puts me down when I think about the reasons I gained weight in my last pregnancies. My reason was 'I'm pregnant', like I had to gain weight. That is not what I need to hear or use this time round. I want to be able to run around with my kids and especially having 3 kids to look after at the end of July, I think it is really important for me to get my head down and just loose this weight and never put it back on!
Did you ever lose weight during pregnancy?