It's good to see you around again
You've got every reason to be proud of yourself. Yes it's been frustrating at times and sometimes you've felt a little confused about how to progress and unsure if it's still worth it, but never giving up is a true sign of belief, however difficult things seem and however much an individual wants to give up and just believe their weight problem is who they have to be, because it's not their right to have a better self, because it is their right to have a better self, but the effort and the right method(s), need to be there as well.
Your little one is going to be growing up in such a wonderful household, with a mother they can look up to, because you can learn and pass on so much and be a good rolemodel to them and anyone like you has the ability to be a good female rolemodel and a beacon of hope for others in a similar situation to where you were when you started on this journey.
I believe some of your weight flctuation could be muscle, so thinking the scale is not going down quickly enough, needn't have been a long-term niggle, because added muscle burns more calories, so added muscle is metabolically beneficial and is a females friend, not their enemy.
If only more females would realise this and stop wasting their time doing 20 rep sets, with 20 lbs of weight on a machine.
I'm proud of you for continuing to work at this for your own good and hopefully to the benefit of your child by the education and inspiration you can give.
The main thing is to keep on believing, be strong, chin up and keep pushing. It's always terrific to have you around Andrea and you do make a difference to others here and no matter how good or bad a day is, there will always be someone here to rejoice with you or console with you, or just give fresh perspective, so we are all here for you and we are all pushing and pulling for you as well and always have been and if you really need to dump on someone when you don't want to do it to other people, around you, PM me anytime and we'll work through what's bothering / troubling you, as moderators can be there for that and it's never a trouble.
Keep going and GOOD LUCK. You're a superb individual and a true, genuine and heart-warming Lady and you deserve a healthy future and if you keep doing the things you're doing, I know you'll get where you physically want to be and have the right ability to stay there.
Good to see you around again