I’ve had a surprising weight loss from this pregnancy. I only gained 12 lbs (compared to the 25-30 lbs I gained with Natalie). My whole third trimester was on a diet to lower my blood sugar levels due to the gestational diabetes.
I’m now about 15 lbs below my prepregnancy weight. I’m only about 5 lbs heavier than when I got married which is just insane to me. I’m even below my pre-Natalie-pregnancy weight. After having Natalie, I couldn’t get lower than 5 lbs above my prepregnancy weight.
Yes, in the last few weeks, I’ve lost 27 lbs. Call it the “have gestational diabetes while pregnant” diet.
I have to say it’s pretty awesome…then again, who knows if I’ll be able to maintain this at all. Since giving birth, I’ve been helping myself to the treats/snacks I craved but couldn’t eat during my last trimester…but hopefully once things settle, I can adopt my previous “lower carb” diet. My goal is to stay relatively where I am by the time I go back to work.