Tuesday, December 15, 2009

An Update

As I have mentioned before I have been having several medical issues since Autumns birth. The one that bothers me most is the complete inability to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant.

I gained 100 lbs, and have only lost 40 lbs, making me 60 lbs over my pre pregnancy weight. After I got the results for my blood work and everything was normal I was very disappointed-as I have mentioned before I have never wanted to find out that I WAS SICK more than I did then, because either way I FEEL sick. I reduced calorie intake again pretty drastically. I was expecting SOME progress when I went to the doctor for my follow up appointment, but I was not so lucky. I weighed ONE POUND less than I did at my last appointment. That is CRAZY- I cut somewhere between 300-500 calories out of my daily intake! That includes not eating anything that has more than 5g of fat or any red meat or pork.

The doctor has put in a referral for an endocrinologist so hopefully going to see a specialist will shine some light on the subject. I know that something is wrong. I keep convincing myself that maybe if I do this or that it will make a difference, but I have made HUGE changes in my lifestyle and diet- which were both already healthy- and I have not any weight since my 6 week check up wiht my gyno.

Fortunately I have the most amazing daughter to show for it, and a very supportive husband.



  1. Erica, I'm sorry to hear about this. :o( It does seem really strange that you would not have lost any weight with that much of a calorie reduction... I was thinking as I was reading your post that a dietitian might help but I think you're totally right, it does sound like an endocrine issue. I really hope that solves it for you, but you're right, your daughter is adorable!

  2. I don't have children, but I hear that childbirth takes an unimaginable toll on the body. Hopefully the doctors can figure out what's wrong with you and put you on the proper treatment. The bottom line is that you have a healthy baby and a supportive husband, and if it's any consolation, I'm 60 pounds overweight, and I have no excuse:)

  3. Erica, sorry you are not feeling good :) I have lots of thoughts on this......... I will email you :) T.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE that first shot of you and your daughter! You're both beauties; will keep you in my prayers for the Dr. to find a solution to your problem.

  5. Erica, I'm sorry you're so stressed over the weight thing. I gained 50 lbs. with my son (he was 10 lbs. 4 oz. at birth) and I kept about 30 pounds of that hanging around for a good year or more after my son was born. I know you have a little longer way to go, but you'll get there. Try not to worry too much about it, just relax, continue taking good care of yourself, and when that little girl of yours begins walking, you'll get more exercise than you could ever imagine! Congratulations, and happy holidays with your "new" family!