I feel like I am two steps forward, three steps back with my weight loss. Have you ever been there? If you're still reading this blog after a couple of posts... I'm pretty sure you have. I lost 35lbs of water weight and baby fat after having my son last December. THEN I lost another 20lbs just before and after I had my gallbladder removed in June because I had to cut out all fats. I was so happy that I was UNDER my pre-pregnancy weight at only 7 months postpartum because I had gained 50lbs with my son and the preeclampsia. But, as soon as I went back to a normal diet (mostly adding cheese back into my diet) I jumped back up to 225. I almost hit 230 a couple weeks ago and FREAKED OUT! I had almost undone all that weight I had lost.
It's hard to continue losing when we see those numbers creep back up. I was so centered on being only 5lbs away from where I started (not counting the loss from 270-230 after LB's birth) that I forgot to look at how much I had really gained. I realized, I only gained back 10 lbs. Ten pounds isn't bad considering how much I have to lose AND considering I gained it after having major surgery. It's hard not to be hard on ourselves, but sometimes we need to sit back and think Have I really fallen that far or is it just a little rut?
So here I am, bounced back 10lbs. But, I am still ahead 45lbs! And that is something to celebrate!