Folks, I have a confession: I lost the baby weight (20 lbs) plus some really darn fast thanks to a diet and being severely, severely depressed with postpartum depression.
But then I gained it all back thanks to a mixture of medication for said postpartum depression and an adoration of cupcakes.
I battled my weight for a long time until I finally was like, “You know what? I love my body. I love myself. I’m happy and healthy and there is not one thing wrong with me medical-wise that makes weight-loss a pressing journey.” Oddly enough, once I stopped freaking out about the scale, it became easier to make healthier choices and cook the foods that I love and eat them in moderation, knowing that they wouldn’t be forbidden by some diet the next day. I have a leftover floppy belly and unsightly stretch marks and, for some reason, my arms aren’t total guns despite hauling around 30+ pounds of boy every day.
But I’ve found some really incredible (read: tongue-in-cheek) reasons to keep that pesky ol’ baby weight on. I mean, sure, the celebrities get million-dollar endorsement deals to take it off and we put the pressure on ourselves to be back into a bikini, but let’s look at how baby weight can improve the life of a toddler momma:
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