While I was pregnant, I followed the Dr. and Nutritionist's advice and ate properly, watching my carbohydrates. I also tried to get some exercise most days, which mostly was just walking around our beautiful property. Because of this, I actually lost weight while I was pregnant. I felt great and felt so healthy.
Jesse was 9 pounds 13 ounces when he was born and I had to have a cesarean section because he was so big and overdue. The surgery went great though and I healed up really well. He was born in October, and by that summer I was down to 200 pounds. Since having Jesse, I haven't had to be on diabetes medicine at all. I also am no longer on blood pressure medicine.
I am still overweight, but I can't believe how far I have come. I have, in the past year been having a LOT of problems with my abdomen. We haven't found the problem yet, but I think it may be scar tissue from the c-section. Anyways, I try to not let that get me down. I still try to eat right and hope that if I can lose even more weight, I will feel better again. I just want to be healthy and live as long as I can, enjoying the wonderful life God has blessed me with!
Here are some photos of me, before I lost weight, while I was pregnant and afterwards. I am currently at 215 pounds (gained a little back), but hope to slowly lose more to be even more healthy.
These are the pants I was wearing before I was pregnant.
On the left is at Disney, right before I found out I was pregnant. In the middle, I'm obviously very pregnant, and on the right is 2 months after having Jesse.