Saturday, May 23, 2009

Forty

While I may have technically only gained 24 pounds while I was pregnant, I did manage to get all the way up to 214 pounds. That's a LOT on a 5'4" frame. Right before I got pregnant I was at my heaviest weight of all time. I had never been that fat before and had actually set out to try and lose a few pounds after the new year. Obviously, it didn't really happen. Here is a photo of me a little over a week after the baby was born:

I didn't quite realize how fat my face had gotten until I saw this photo several months later! YIKES! The fact that the shirt I was wearing had a lot of stretch in it wasn't helping matters either.

Here I am today:

I'm down to about 177 lbs. This means I've lost almost 40 pounds! This is the lightest I've been in years. Of course, my skirt is a bit snug because I do have all that extra flesh around my middle now (thanks Bubba!) but overall, I'm pretty dang pleased. I bought that top a few months ago on sale and it was so tight I could barely get it over my head.

Did I diet? Nope. Did I exercise? Um, barely! Ladies, if you are on the fence about breastfeeding, I'm telling you, if you can't bring yourself to do it for the benefits to your child, perhaps the addition of the benefits to yourself will be enough to push you over the edge. I lost that baby weight with a quickness and now I'm losing MY OWN weight.

Thank you, Bubba!

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5 Comments:

Blogger em said...

That is awesome! Huge congrats! You look great!

I have weight about 3-5 pounds less now than I did when I got pregnant. But it's so frustrating...does that flabby stuff EVER go away??

8:23 PM  
Blogger GAMZu said...

Wow, great!
Lucky you that your body works this way. I am nursing for over three consecutive years now, and have discovered that I am one of those people who is unable to lose any weight while nursing. :(

I get extremely hungry and eat more than I need for myself or my milk.

Good for you that it's the other way around! :D

1:37 AM  
Blogger Samara Link said...

You look great!! That's a lot of loss. Good for you! I love your summery outfit. Very cute. :) Glad you're taking time to feel good about your accomplishment. Much deserved. Work like that deserves reward, for sure.

10:13 AM  
Blogger mademoisellechitchat said...

This is a WONDERFUL photo! Your outfit is cute. I do look forward to seeing a scrapbooking page.

Shit, I just remembered that I think that I emailed you from my gmail acct. Let me go check.

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3:44 PM  
Blogger Hooptee said...

YAY! Congrats! You look fantastic. Nursing is the best isn't it? I have friends who weren't able to nurse and are struggling so much with the baby weight.

5:40 AM  

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