an insight into my weight-loss journey
Hey there, new mums!
Hope you are enjoying the thrills of motherhood. I know, from my own recent experience, how topsy turvy life can get during the first few months. It is a never-ending cycle of madness consisting of sleepless nights, constant diaper changes, breastfeeding and painful periods of pumping milk, burping the baby, advices from elders and experiencing strange emotions.
My name is Anwesha and this is my story of how I was able to lose 14 kgs in 6 months amidst the pressure of handling the demanding duties of motherhood. However, before you go through it, I want to specify that I am in no way a professional and whatever I share is solely based from my own experience.
I was in my early 30s when I realised, I was pregnant. It was not a planned pregnancy. When I got to know I was pregnant I felt ecstatic. I never knew that I could experience such unadulterated joy. It was the happiest phase in our life. We both couldn’t wait for the new addition to our little family.
I was always on the slender side and had tried to maintain an active & healthy lifestyle alongside my job. I was someone who would never eat fried food or cola or eat desserts. But all that was put into hold for the 9 months and 10 days that I was pregnant, as I found myself feasting on everything edible. I was 49kgs but by the end of nine months, I was very visibly pregnant weighing around 69 kgs. With me being 5’1’’, that definitely was a few extra pounds that I had put on during this tenure. I mean, while a baby is heavy, it couldn’t really weigh a whole 20 kg, right? According to the charts, I was intensely overweight.
For reference, here’s a few weight charts: