- 5 years ago
Long story short, I’m 5’10” and was about 180 when I got married in may 2010. I had steadily gained a few pounds a year since college. I got pregnant right after the wedding, gained 37 pounds, and then after DS was born hung around 200 pounds for the next 9 months.
When I was in high school and college I did have some unhealthy eating habits. I would severely limit my calorie intake or make myself throw up after eating normal to large portions. I have mostly been healthy with my eating since my jr year of college, with only a few times when I slipped back into bad habits, but they were few and far between. As far as I know, DH is the only one in my family who knows I struggled with my diet and weight as much as I did.
it has been just over a year since I started to lose the weight, and I did it the healthy way. about 1.5 pounds a week by tracking everything I ate and keeping to my net calorie goal each day.
I stopped losin over the summer because I adding have enough energy to run. In the fall I lost more. Some of it was abrupt due to medication, but I have held steady at around 143 for the last few months. I’m not trying to lose weight anymore, but I am trying to tone up more and to keep training for a marathon.
My issue is that DH is constantly making comments about what/how much/when I eat. My step-mom said I must have an eating disorder in order to lose the weight. I have also gotten comments from extended family cover the holidays that I shouldn’t lose any more weight and questioning how I did it. I can tell if there is jealousy that I was able to lose the wisight and keep it off, or what. I don’t know why anyone thinks it is okay to comment on my weight.
I am finally really happy with how I look. I am running and staying active and eating enough to continue to keep running 40+ miles per week. I’m now a size 4/6 and love it. I like to look in the mirror and I’m proud of myself. So why are people trying to make me feel bad about it? And DH is upset that not wanting to gain a lot of weight back right now is part of the reason I don’t want baby no. 2 to come along any time soon.