Thursday, February 28, 2013

Losing It

Nope, not weight.  Sadly, after losing about a pound to a pound and a half per week, this week I lost nothing.  But, that's pretty par for the course I think.  It's not unusual for me to go a week or so without any loss and then the next week I'll lose more than normal.  I'm hoping that's what happens here.  My rings were really tight yesterday when I weighed myself so I know I was retaining water.  That never helps.

What I am really losing is my hair!  This is one of those things no-one tells you about what happens to your body after you have a baby.  For me, during pregnancy this wonderful thing happens, I stop losing hair.  The volume of my hair practically doubles.  I'm never picking hair balls off the shower drain.  My hair is thick and luxurious.  It's wonderful.  And then there's what hits about two to three months after birth.   There is some serious shedding going on.  Brushing my hair results in not only a small hamster size ball of hair being pulled out of the brush, but so much hair in the sink that I need to wipe it out because washing it down the rain would inevitably result in a huge, hair ball clog.  After just having paid a plumber to fix our kitchen sink (did I tell you that my Valentine's Day gift was a new garbage disposal?) I don't want to have him back anytime soon.

Hopefully, at some point, my hair will stop falling out and the weight will start falling off.  A girl can dream, right?

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