I'm back after giving birth to my daughter on July 4, 2009! She arrived that morning at 8:44 weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 19.5" long. Here's a picture of her at 7 days and one at 12 weeks taken last weekend.
I gained a total of 55 pounds during pregnancy and in the 12 weeks since her birth, I've only lost 25 of them. And so the journey begins to lose the remaining 30. Prior to pregnancy I had lost 70 pounds so I know how to do it and I will get there. It may take me longer to lose weight than it did before because quite honestly, I don't have as much time to be as neurotic about WW points as I was before. I've decided not to rejoin WW; I figure I will give myself two weeks to do it on my own and then re-evaluate the decision. Again, I know how to lose weight and my husband is very supportive (he's trying to lose some baby weight, too) so I think it's doable. If I haven't lost any by then I will probably go back.
I will try to get back to speed with this blog and report my progress on a weekly basis...but I make no promises! lol... Heck, I may not have any followers anyway!
I don't have a very good "before" shot of me but this was taken a few weeks ago and is about what I look like now, so it'll have to suffice. At 150 pounds I was wearing a size 12; at 180 I'm wearing an 18 (in misses; 16 in womens). Shirts I was in mediums and some smalls; I'm now in extra larges again.
I joined WW in October 2007 weighing in at 220 with the goal to lose 80 pounds. By the end of October 2008, I had lost 70 pounds. On the very day that my scale read a very pleasing 150 pounds, I found out I was pregnant. Fast forward 9 months...I had gained approximately 55 pounds by the time my daughter was born on July 4, 2009. It's now September 2011, she is 2 years old and I weigh exactly what I did the day I gave birth to her, 205. So, my weight loss journey begins. AGAIN.
The "Original" Before Picture...
October 25, 2007. Two weeks before I joined WW.
What I hope to get back to!
October 28, 2008. 50 weeks after joining. (69.0 pounds lost)