I don't know about you, but here at The Stir, there was pah-lenty of talk about how much weight our Kimmy gained during her pregnancy. Don't get me wrong -- we weren't judging. I mean, let she who has gained the most stones cast the first stone and all that. (Heh, see what I did there? Stone = 14 pounds body weight ...) Anyhoo, we were dying to know just because it's hard to tell. Kim's only 5-foot-3, so 30 pounds on her is going to look different from 30 pounds on a taller woman. Still ... it looked like a lot. And we were feeling for her. And morbidly curious. But we wonder no longer! In the print version of People, Kim Kardashian revealed her baby weight gain, the big number, the reveal we wanted to see almost more than Nori herself. Are you ready?
Girlfriend says she gained 50 pounds. And that's pretty close to what we all thought here. I think a few of us guessed closer to 60 (sorry, Kim), but I thought that number was high given her height. Kim says she's lost almost all of that weight, 43 pounds. "I feel so accomplished that I did this," Kim says of her weight loss.
Good for you, Kim! I hope you feel more accomplished about gestating and birthing a baby than about losing the weight, though.
Anyway, I can't resist pointing out that Kim waited until now to reveal her weight gain -- now that she's lost most of it. I don't blame her! Most women I know are willing to confess their number, even if they feel like it's a high number. But that's among friends who aren't going to leave a comment on their Facebook page saying, "OMG u look lik a wale you hoe!" and mean things like that. If you're a celeb with a public body, the stakes are a little higher, you know? Better to leave everyone in the dark than hand your haters more ammunition.
I guess what I'm saying is we don't deserve to know how much weight Kim Kardashian gained. And she doesn't owe us that information. It's her extra pounds, and if she wants to present them in a happy weight-loss narrative, she can. I respect that.
Is this how much weight you think Kim gained? How willing are you to tell people how much you gained during your pregnancy?
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