I gained 40 lb this pregnancy. I only gained 30 when I was pregnant with Ryan, but I also started 10 lb heavier with Ryan…. so basically I was the same weight at the end of pregnancy for each child = ~147 lb.
So far, I’ve lost about 15 lb, putting me at ~127-128lb. Right after Rebecca was born, I was at 140 and then I dropped 10 lb easily in the next week. A couple more pounds have come off since then, but I’ve been pretty steady at this point. GAH.
I don’t feel the need to get back down to 107 lb… that was kind of low… I’d be happy at 115 ish. But hey, it took 9 months to put on the weight, it’ll take at least 9 months to take it off, right?! It definitely took longer than that after Ryan was born, haha.
I’ve got a bit of a belly… like a 4 month pregnant person? My shirts fit, but they definitely showcase the belly… my pants, on the other hand, don’t fit AT ALL. After Ryan was born, I had no problem getting on my pre-pregnancy jeans. Sure, they didn’t button, but at least they went on. Now? I can’t get them past my thighs!!! Seriously, they aren’t coming over these hips for a while. So I’ve worn nothing but yoga pants the past month (okay, I wore my maternity jeans once, but I hate them–they don’t stay up). I need some good transition pants… although it’s almost summer and I’ll be living in dresses so that helps.
I’ve never been one to really work out. I ran track and played tennis in high school andddd that was about it, haha. I did take a hardcore ROTC workout class in college–exercised with the army group–and loved it, but the only exercise I’ve had since is chasing around my toddler! I’m glad the weather is getting nicer… my plan is lots of walks/runs with the kids and back to as many sit-ups as I can handle.
Photo taken when I found out I was pregnant (THESE are my favorite jeans – that were loose when I got pregnant and now won’t move past my thighs lol):