Well, Ive gained 5 pounds since on the Lupron Depot. I weigh more now than I did when I was pregnant this time last year. Ugh. I checked, and weight gain is classified as one of the “non-severe” side effects of the drug.
I know it might not sound like much weight gain to some, but I can feel it. I dont have the biggest frame to begin with, so any fluctuation in my weight is quite noticeable to me. I am barely 5’4, a B cup, and (was) a size 4.
What really sucks is that throughout all my IVF cycles, my weight pretty much stayed the same, never passing a certain point, despite all the hormones and lost pregnancies. I guess things finally catch up to you after years of it in your (almost) mid-30’s!
I have now officially passed my certain point. My clothes arent fitting good anymore, and the scale doesnt lie. Sigh. What sucks even more about all this is that I really dont eat bad at all; I actually crave healthy foods for the most part. I mean, of course I have my splurges here & there, but they are minor and definitely not habitual. That said, I cant attribute the gain to food, just drugs. And I havent been exercising to help fight it off, been too tired.
So whats behind the title to this post? As of lately, I have seen people (who know our history) glancing at my mid-section more often than before. Hmmmm… I wonder what they are thinking?!? I just want to tell them, “No, Im not pregnant, just getting fat.” If anyone did ask me if I was expecting after looking at my belly, it might be throat punch time. When I told my hubby this, he burst out laughing. While most prolly arent thinking of asking me this at all (its more like paranoia on my part), it still crosses my mind when they stare.
Anyways, since I have 2 more months of Lupron Depot injections, and probably even more hormones after that, I am going to have to take charge of this or I might be a blimp soon. That being said, losing it is what I intend to try & do.