A Tipping Point

July 28th, 2010

I’m going to share something very personal and very hard for me. Deep breath. Okay. I am poised on the brink of weighing 200 pounds.

Wince. Shudder. Gulp.

I know I’m pregnant and that weight gain is inevitable. And I’m a tall person so I carry a decent amount of poundage under normal circumstances. But let me tell you, there is something really really emotionally difficult for me about weighing 200 pounds, even when there’s a good reason for it.

The heart of the problem right now is that I never lost all my Mouse baby weight. So even though I have gained less weight with this pregnancy, I’ll probably end up weighing more in the end because I started off at a higher number.

And it hurts. Oh it hurts.

2 responses to “A Tipping Point”

  1. Prettyisa says:

    Oh honey. Two things to remember:
    1. You are doing this as a (possibly unitentional but nonetheless real) sacrifice for your baby. I think giving him and Mouse a good place to grow is a great gift, and being willing to change your own body for their sake is an act of love.

    2. You will not be at this point forever–this is a short phase in your long life, and there is plenty of time for obsessive tennis playing and long bike rides and other activities on the horizon. Get those munchkins of yours into sports you can play with them and make them help you get back into shape!

    (oh, and 3. you look hot anyway, so don't sweat it!)

  2. G'Mom says:

    Em – I was trying to come up with the perfect comment – and then I read yours and realized you'd already done it.

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