Hello to all,
I am new here. I have been browsing on the site and really loved it. I am not sure I am supposed to post in the "support" forum, let me know if it's not the right place.
A short story about myself and my weight ;-)
I am 5'9'' and my ideal weight is 135 (I have small bones).
I maintained this weight until I was 25. At that time I was finishing my MSE away from home and was eating lunch at the university everyday and a lot of junk food. I gained 20 pounds. I managed to loose them in 2 month by eating Healthy choice TV dinner for lunch and dinner, and let me tell you when I see them in the store now, I get sick... I am also ashamed to say, I took an ephedrine product for the same time.
I kept the weight off for the next 3 years. Then I got pregnant and gained 75 pounds during my pregnancy!!! I was 100% sure that all the weight was going to come off once I had delivered. Well, big surprise, it did not.... I weighted 180 pounds after the delivery
My son is now 30 months old and I am 165 pounds and have not been able to go below that for the past 2 years.
I really wanted to wait until I loose the weight to get pregnant again, but I figured at this pace, my kids would be 15 years appart.. Well I am pregnant again and very happy about it, but I feel fat and disgusting. I have no clothes that fit and just cannot bear to look in the mirror. I have a friend who is 5'9' like me and weights about the same, and she looks reallu good, but not me: my stomach is hanging, my tighs are huge, even my face does not look the same...
I am afraid to gain a lot of weight again... Any advice? I am a work at home mom and sit most of the day, which is not good. I try to be very sensible about what I eat, but nothing seems to work.
Thanks for listenning to my whining :-)