About 8 weeks after little Reese was born I was so happy to be back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. It thought...this is awesome, I'm doing so great. But I guess I forgot to knock on wood or something. Over the next month, while exercising and dieting, I gained 30 pounds. I was also still having night sweats, hot flashes, dizziness, extreme fatigue, insomnia, leg numbing...you name it, I felt like I was still pregnant. I of course went to the doctor. She told me to give it a couple more months and hang in there. She thought my body was still adjusting from being pregnant.
Well two months later when nothing seemed to be changing, I went back. She ran a whole slew of tests and said that everything came back normal. I got a nice lecture about how things change when you have a baby...your body changes and you're not the same person anymore...isn't that the truth. But my baby is 9 months now and I still don't feel normal. I've still been unable to loose any weight, despite my desperate attempts at dieting and exercising. I actually took a hiatus from both about a month ago, and haven't even noticed a difference. I was just getting so frustrated.
I've had every friend try to give me advice about dieting and exercising, but trust me...I know what I'm doing. About 4 years ago I lost 80 pounds and managed to keep it off for 2 years. I did gain some back after I got married and when I got pregnant and had a miscarriage. But I'm pretty much a resident expert on how to diet and exercise.
Anyway, I'm just so frustrated I can't stand it. I went to see specialist a couple weeks ago, but found out that he doesn't accept my insurance and I can't afford him otherwise. On my "to do" list this week is to find another doctor that does accept my insurance and can help me.
This last weekend I recommitted my self to exercising! I decided that even though it doesn't seem to be working or having any kind of effect...I just feel better mentally knowing that I'm exercising. So I successfully got up this morning and ran 3 miles on the treadmill. Tomorrow will be strength training.