Some of you may recall when I did this just 2 years ago after baby #2 was born. I had gained 60lbs that pregnancy, tipping the scale at 225lbs. It had been a stressful and emotional pregnancy and I ate horribly. With a simple diet change I dropped 40lbs the first few months after giving birth and then stalled at 185lbs. After seeing this photo of myself in May I decided I had to buckle down and really make a change. I took the month of May to prepare and then did several 30 day challenges the month of June and dropped that last 20lbs to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
This time, things are going to be different and more difficult. I gained 10lbs over the 15 month period between this last picture and getting pregnant again. I *only* gained 40lbs this pregnancy, but I didn't eat that bad. My eating habits are still pretty good and only need a little fine tuning, with cutting out sweets and more carbs. I am only 5 weeks postpartum, but the weight sits so different on me this time. I don't think I look like I need to lose as much weight as I do. I am sitting at 200lbs (15lbs heavier than the May, 2013 photo) and am still wearing maternity pants because my postpartum pants from last pregnancy still don't fit.
|July 2010 1 day before finding out I was pregnant|