"After my son was born, I was depressed about my 'new' body..."
I gained 65 lbs throughout my pregnancy. I believe I gained the majority of my weight during the last 2 months of my pregnancy, as I became addicted to chocolate, root beer, and my couch. I was anemic, which fueled me being lethargic. Right before my son was born I was at my heaviest.
After my son was born, I was depressed about my "new" body and how over weight I was. I initially lost 20 lbs, but the rest of the weight seemed glued to me. There were times I would emotionally break down, because my weight made me feel defeated.
I have struggled with eating disorders in the past; quick fixes, diet pills, and even other things that I am ashamed to admit. I didn't want to lose weight the unhealthy way, because I was breastfeeding, but more importantly, I wanted to live a healthy life style.
I had heard about Stroller Strides through a friend. I remember the first day, having mixed emotions. Hoping my friend was already there so that I wasn't alone. For some reason I...more