Monday, June 13, 2011

Sometimes you accidentally gain 40 pounds...

...and then you lie about it.

I know this is really random, but I finally feel ready to share my deep, dark, embarrassing secret.  I didn't actually gain 34 pounds while I was pregnant, I gained 40 something pounds.  The exact number remains a mystery to this day. 

Why did I lie about those last few pounds?  Because I was really, REALLY embarrassed and ashamed of my lack of self-control. 

I'm sorry to have lied to you guys.  I feel terrible.  Really, I wasn't planning on telling anyone, but I recently told Casey and my mom...and I figured I might as well just get it over with and tell the blog world.

Let this be a lesson to you all!  You canNOT eat whatever you want the whole time you're pregnant, and stay within the recommended weight gain range.  I am determined to do better next time around.  After reading this girl's story, I am truly inspired to exercise and maintain a healthy diet throughout. 

So here I am today, almost three months post-delivery, and still six pounds from my pre-baby weight.  I'm hopeful that the remaining weight will eventually come off.  Casey and I have implemented a healthy meal plan and we've been following it for a little over a month now (still avoiding exercise like the plague though!).  You can look forward to a post all about our meal plan later this week.

The girl who was worth every pound


  1. I still have 5 weeks to go and I've gained almost 40 pounds. :/ Although besides my extra ice cream consumption my eating habits really didn't change. And I NEED the ice cream, lol!

    Anyway, you look great Taylor so don't stress about it too much!!

  2. Taylor you were glowing every day of that pregnancy! Forty pounds, shmorty pounds. None of it matters because you made pregnancy beautiful :)

  3. OMGOSH I know!!!!!! I lost 50 before my first pregnancy, then gained it ALL back!!! I am now into my second pregnancy and am trying to be sooooo careful! I am already now into this pregnancy as an "obese" woman, I do not want to look like a house when its over.... Im trying soo hard not to gain any weight at all so I can benifit from the 30lb water loss after baby is born.... ahhh..... anyway.. I love your blog,,, your baby is gorgeous and Im hoping to follow your story.


  4. I hate baby weight! It's the worst. :( I've done weight watchers and had some success. Good luck to you. Thanks for linking up for Tasty Thursdays. Feel free to come back and enter my most current giveaway.

  5. Good luck on those last few pounds!!

    I am a new follower from the Swap Recipe Site!

    Michele aka MikiHope