water infection + water retention + bloating
= weight gain
In fact, I’m so bloated, that the woman behind the counter in the bank asked me when I was due. I pointed to my youngest son in his buggy and replied, “Twenty-one months ago! I’m not pregnant, I’m just fat.”
She was visibly embarrassed, but I told her it was alright. Although, to be fair, unless you can see a baby emerging from a woman at that very moment, you should never, never, NEVER ask if she’s pregnant, or when she’s due – not unless you want your head in your hands to play with. It causes embarrassment all round and could easily cause a binge-eating pity-party for someone who is already trying to lose weight!
So, I won’t get down-hearted because I know that next week it will come off again, hopefully with a bit extra, as I really want that next certificate!