While I am super happy about my weight loss, and there are so many things I love about being healthy, I couldn’t help but notice a few not so fun things that came along with losing weight. Obviously, the health benefits, energy level, and feeling good about myself highly outweigh (no pun intended) the sucky things, but I still wanted to share them with you. I’m not even talking about the decline in the amount of chocolate cake I can eat or that 4th glass of wine I can’t have anymore. Did I say 4th? I meant 2nd, of course.
Anyways, I’ve got even bigger problems.
I’m totally kidding. Nothing is more important than chocolate. But, I needed to lighten up (pun intended) the posts, since I’ve been so serious lately. So, it’s all in good fun.
When I started to lose weight, I was so happy to start fitting into my clothes again. I could finally get back into pre-pregnancy jeans, shirts and even my bras fit better. Then, all of a sudden (well, it was over a few months, so not that sudden,) those didn’t fit anymore. Everything was getting really big on me.
At first I was so excited. New clothes! Sizes I’ve never fit into before!
But, then the reality set it…I don’t have the budget to get a whole new wardrobe. Plus, I’m not sure what my final size is going to be, so I don’t want to get to small or too big, and waste more money.
So, I got a few new things, then tried to make do with the rest. It did not work.
You know how uncomfortable it is when you are wearing something that is way too tight? Well, way too loose is not very comfy either. My sweatpants would be rolled over three times at the waist and still fall. I couldn’t run a lap at the gym without tugging at my workout pants.
Now instead of pinching the fat around my bra strap, my bra was not providing enough (any) support for my disappearing boobies. Which leads me too…
Smaller lady parts
Honestly, this one doesn’t bother me too much, but it’s probably not my husband’s favorite part.
When I was nursing, I was probably almost a 36 D. After I stopped pumping for the twins, I was still at my highest weight, so I was still a really full 36 C.
Now, I’m probably a 32 or 34 really small B. Instead of taking out the extra padding in my bras, I’m having to stuff them to get any cleavage.
Now, you’re probably wondering what laundry has to do with weight loss. Well, not only did I change my eating habits, but I’ve changed my exercise habits. Meaning, I exercise (and SWEAT) a lot more than I used to.
When I used to wash my clothes, they were actually pretty clean. I’m not very outdoorsy, so it’s not like I had mud-stained clothes. Sure, when my babies were newborns, I had the occasional milk/spit up stains, but now my clothes get stinky. As I said I SWEAT when I workout. I don’t glisten or perspire, I SWEAT.
Which means my workout gear gets one wear, then it needs to be washed. This includes sports bras, socks, etc. Man, as if I didn’t have enough laundry with 4 boys in my house.
I’m not sure if this is because I have less fat on my body, because my hormones are out of whack, or just because it’s below zero in WI, but I’m freezing all the time now. I used to run pretty hot most of the time, but now I can’t go without a tank top, t-shirt, long-sleeve shirt, and sweatshirt on in my house.
Maybe, I should just turn up the heat.
The Recurring Dream
I should probably call this a nightmare.
In my dream, I go to the bathroom and look in a mirror. All of a sudden, I’m just back to the size I was before my weight loss. My heaviest I’ve ever been. 9 months of hard work just vanished.
Now, I know this can’t really happen immediately like this, but I do know that weight can creep back on. I guess that’s what I’m most afraid of, and what sucks the most. I know my health is the most important thing, but I like to feel good about how I look too. It’s been a really long time that I’ve felt comfortable in my skin, and I’m scared I’m going to lose it. I’ve lost motivation before.
However, I’ve really never made changes to my diet and exercise like this before. I really have made a lifestyle change, so I need to stop worrying and start enjoying. Even though I’m telling you about these things that suck, I secretly (well, not so secretly) love them too because it means I’m right where I want to be with my body and health.
If you have any questions on how you can start your healthy lifestyle journey, please ask below in the comments. I would love to help and support you.