Okay, that only lasted a few days and I'm back to having the mom-pooch (and can't wear those pants again). And really, I've stopped obsessing about weight ever since I became a mom. Sure I complain about the flabby arms and jiggly thighs, but I'm otherwise ok with how I look. For the past 6 years I've hovered around 110-115 pounds. But I've never been the type to look skinny. That's just not my body type. I was a lot heavier in college (after gaining the infamous freshman fifteen) and was downright chubby (and I have pictures to prove it see below).
At my heaviest, I weighed 125-130 pounds which really did show on me considering I'm only 5 feet tall. So how did I lose all the weight? Being happy and content is my secret. Naks naman. ;)
When I started dating the hubs, I was still in my chubby stage. As time passed, I became slimmer and the pounds came off without even trying. Then sometime in 1999, I actually joined a gym and started getting regular exercise. More pounds came off. By the time I got married in 2001, I weighed about 108 pounds and was toned. But it wasn't like I went to the gym religiously (I went about 3x a week max) nor did I stop eating crappy foods. So I chalk it up to being content with my myself, with the hubs, and with my life.
Fast forward now: I still weigh around 110-115 pounds and lost all the baby weight I gained (about 25 pounds) without even trying. I haven't been to the gym since June 2005 and I look the way I looked before. Of course, my body fat percentage is probably off the charts, but at least I look normal. The secret? Again, being happy and content. (And yes ladies, breastfeeding works wonders!). I love being a mom, taking care of rockstar baby, and being giddy over the fact that I have my own little family. I think if you're at peace with yourself, you won't obsess (too much) about the weight gain. (Of course, being fit and getting regular exercise if a whole other story).
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