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):