We’ve all seen them, haven’t we? Those appealing, eye-catching headlines.
They entice us; they make us want to read more – to turn the page or to click on a link. Or maybe the purpose is to tempt us into buying a product.
Do you know what I weighed the day before my baby was born? If that is pre-baby weight, no, I don’t want to return to it.
I’ve given birth to three babies and now, all these years later, I’ve never been close to pre-pregnancy weight.
Part of the problem is that I gained 50 pounds with the first pregnancy, 50 pounds with the second one and 38 pounds with the third.
Another part of the problem is that I didn’t lose the weight between those pregnancies. (Hey, you do the numbers if you want to know.)
What was my pre-baby weight each time, i.e. my weight just before giving birth? Well, I could never exactly tell because I could never see the numerical part of the scales. I could see belly when I looked down, and that’s all I could see. Thank goodness. I don’t think I ever really wanted to see those numbers.
Nah, that headline didn’t entice me. Show me a magic potion to get back to pre-pregnancy weight without dieting, without exercising, with lots of ice cream and pound cake.
That’s worthy of a headline.