Weight. It’s such a touchy subject that I haven’t talked a ton about this on here. But I hit a pretty big milestone this week, so I thought I should toot my own horn for a short post. And while I try not to care about the actual #’s on the scale, I’m using them here to show how hard I’ve worked. :)
This is me in labor with Ellie. I weighed about 185. I felt great. I loved how I looked pregnant with her for some reason.The first 10 always come off easily. Just having a baby seems to help. haha The next 10 came off with nursing and paying a little attention to what I ate. But then I was stuck. And even at my pre-baby weight, I was in the “overweight” category according to BMI calculators. I was still in my “fat pants” and was really struggling every morning in my closet searching for things to wear. Enter in the invitation to be in my brother and sister-in-laws wedding. It was just the final kick in the butt I needed. Along with that, I’d really love to spend lots of time at the pool this summer because the kiddo’s ages will be perfect for it. Gotta get a tan for that bridesmaid dress. And I wanted to be a bit more comfortable in a swimsuit.
So I suckered 2 friends into texting each week pictures of our scales for accountability and signed onto my MyFitnessPal account, which had laid dormant for over a year. As of this week, I’m at 144.4 That’s about 40 pounds down from my highest. And about 20 pounds that I had to really work for! I am now in the “normal” BMI category and weigh what I did at my wedding. Now nothing looks like it used to largely because I’m not working out a ton. I’ve focused more on my food intake since that what my current schedule allows. I try to fit in at least 2 working out videos a week and will walk more once it gets warmer. But mostly, it’s just been keeping track of every single morsel of food that goes into my mouth and making better choices.
Not fun, but seeing the results has kept me motivated to keep going. I’ve kept a close watch on my milk supply for Ellie, but thankfully it didn’t change at all. I don’t have any “real” before and after pictures, but here is a picture from November:And here’s a picture from the dressing room yesterday while trying on a jean size I haven’t worn since high school! Thanks to A and L for the awesome support and encouragement along the way!