Whining about weaning, the weight gain

I was kvetching on twitter the other day about how my middle is expanding while my rings are getting loose. What gives?

Knowing I recently weaned, Annie from PhD in Parenting shared her brilliantly geektastic assessment of the calories and breastfeeding roller coaster. Though she doesn’t exactly explain why the gut is ample but the fingers are boney, I loved reading her math-heavy investigation and wanted to share it. Apparently, I was able to consume an additional 230,000 calories this past year and I need to learn some new habits.

stats on weight gain and calories for breastfeeding

Is anyone else’s paunch growing while other parts shrink?