I’m having a hard time deciding what my pre-pregnancy weight was. It shouldn’t be hard – I weigh myself weekly, and usually my weight doesn’t fluctuate by much. Usually.
Let’s say my usual weight in the past year and a bit has been X.
I weighed myself a day before I started Lupron for this cycle, while in Hilly Quirky and after a month of stress and the attendant lack of eating (for me, very high stress means I eat little). I was X-2.
I weighed myself the day before the embryo transfer, at the peak of Lupron and progesterone bloat. I was X+6.
I’ve been eating takeout for over a week, and not getting any exercise for the past month. I weighed myself this morning, as we finally unpacked the scale yesterday. I am X-5.
if I take X as my normal day-to-day weight, then I have some eating to do! Egads. I was sincerely expecting something more like X+3 and an impetus to clean up my act.
I get that, all told, 5 pounds here or there is not something I need worry about. But I like math and graphing things and I’d like to start at an accurate point.
Also, in perusing What to Expect, I came across a breakdown of the weight gained in pregnancy. About a third is baby + placenta. Another third to a half is just fluid (amniotic, blood, etc.), and the rest is fat stores. They suggested seven pounds of fat stores, and AND two pounds of breast tissue! Two POUNDS!! Good grief. I doubt the ladies weigh a pound put together right now. Pea was astounded but pleased.