The Problem With Not Being Depressed

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 10:58 AM


It's no secret I was depressed after Lucy was born. Big time.  And I've said it before, but losing your first child to a major tragedy then having another baby 11 months later isn't the best recipe for postpartum bliss either. That makes two for two major depressions after giving birth.

But then Zoë"loft" came along and, well...its been much better. At least in the depression department.

However, I've discovered one teeny tiny problem when it comes to not being depressed: Losing my baby weight!

I actually have an interest in food this time. And the Snow Canyon half marathon I was training for? Didn't happen. I decided not to do it. I was too overwhelmed with the kids. Maybe its my age. And the fact that this is my third child. Maybe I'm making excuses. Maybe she's only 6 months old and I need to calm down. Hmm...I don't know.

But I guess I'd rather be fat and happy than depressed. Eh?

*I know I'm not fat. I was in insanely good shape before getting pregnant so my standards are a bit high.

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  1. That's what I would say when I was on weight-producing Prozac after CC: "It's better to be fat and happy then skinny and depressed."

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  2. I never lost all of my baby weight after Max and I wasn't depressed. Just breastfeeding - which some people say actually can keep you from losing all of your baby weight. I still have 20 pounds to lose from my pregnancy with Mo too. It is hard. For me, I KNOW it is age. I am 39. I have done breastfeeding weight watchers both times. The first 20 pounds came off over night and the rest of it is eeking its way off. You are beautiful. Honestly. It will come off. Being happy is WAY better than being depressed. WAY better.

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  3. I think you... Miss Molly are beautiful just the way you are.

    Being without depression is a bonus... and the weight loss will come.
    Just don't stress about it.

    ToOdLeS.

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