Growing up I was always skinny. Super skinny…and I felt fat. Isn’t that always the way?? As I grew into an adult, I started gaining weight. Little by little until I weighed 187 lbs. I’m only 5′ 4″ so this was a LOT for me. I got pregnant, but then had a miscarriage and in the few months between that and getting pregnant with Sebastian, I started really getting Down To It and I lost 10 lbs. So in May of last year I weighed 177.
I gained 30 lbs with the little man and, shockingly, lost every one of those 30 lbs by 11 days postpartum. I’d had a c-section so no exercising was involved. Just breast-feeding and the constant up and downs caused by a newborn.
The below picture was taken a couple weeks ago where I was somewhere in the mid 160s. Getting better.
This week I have FINALLY broken into the 150s. I’m 159 lbs today. I still haven’t done any exercising other than some infrequent walking but I still am doing the constant up and downs with the baby and I’m still breast-feeding. When I look in the mirror I think I “look” skinnier but I’m not honestly sure WHERE the weight has come off. Pants still don’t fit me right which drives me unbelievably crazy!!!
I still have a long way to go. Ideally I should be around 135. But I’m getting there and I’m proud of myself. When I met John, 9 years ago, I weighed 155. Sure, it was distributed differently, but still…I’m only 4 lbs away from that!!! And because I have an awesome husband, he scoured Craigslist to find me a treadmill. It’s sort of a stair climber/treadmill and I think I will love it. I’m still making a space for it (still moving in…) so I haven’t used it yet but SOON.
Once I have reached my ideal weight…I am SO going shopping. It was really nice getting the dress below!!