So here we are, a little over NINE months since I gave birth to my sweet baby boy. It is crazy that time has gone so quickly! The reason I haven't given a weight update prior to nine months is because of a great thought I read before I had my Littlest Farmer. It said that "it took nine months to get all that weight on, so give yourself at least nine months to get it back off". So I wanted to be fair to myself and wait that long before evaluating where I am at.
I am very happy to say that I am the same weight I was pre-baby. This makes me happy because I gained a pretty whopping 55 pounds while pregnant. The first 35 came off fast, but then the last 20 pounds took a lot more work and dieting.
All that being said, I would still really love to lose another 10-15 pounds. In the months before I got pregnant with my little boy, I was unhappy with my weight and wanted to lose 10-15 pounds then, too. Now I would especially love to do that because even though I weighed what I did pre-baby, things just do NOT look the same!! I have had to learn to dress differently to hide that flabby, post-baby belly. It doesn't seem like I can do ANYTHING to get it tucked back in! But of course, it was worth it for my sweet boy. Being a mom equals sacrifice in a lot of areas, and the body is certainly not exempt!
|About a year before I got pregnant.|
|The night before induction.|
|Heading home from the hospital.|
During pregnancy and for a while after, I just felt SO huge. I never thought I would see the scale show a number that I was pre-pregnancy EVER again. And even though I want to lose a bit more, I feel pretty good about where I am right now. So take heart if you were like me and gained a lot during pregnancy! It CAN come off!!