Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Watchin' my Weight Wednesday

This picture is from (almost) two years ago. I had just figured out that I was pregnant and hadn't told a soul because it was a shocker and I was like those teen age girls you think of who deny it until they have a baby in the toilet. Well, I'm not quite extreme, but still. I remember thinking, "well crap, now I'm going to have to go on a diet, again." I am wearing those same jeans today. I wouldn't say they are my favorite "skinny mom" jeans (remember that from Sex and the City?) however, I am glad I can finally get them up over my thighs and get them buttoned without too much of a muffin top. Asher is 14 (almost 15 months) old and this time has definitely been the longest it has taken to get back to my prepregnancy weight. Bummer thing is, I'm at my old weight but my clothes still don't fit right. I think if I lost a little more, things would button easier, be a little looser, look a little more flattering. I'm trying super hard not to be all perfectionist about it, I mean, I have had four kids (!) and that's pretty stinkin' hard. I have seen people never get back to their old selves after having kids. I'm definitely taking the slow and steady pace. I've been working out regularly (love going back to spinning) and it helps to make myself write about it here, accountability and all so hopefully I'll be where I want to be soon. For now, I'm going to enjoy wearing some of my old jeans, even if they're out of style now. ;)

Songs I've been enjoying on my treadmill lately:
Tempted by Squeeze
50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train
Pump It by Black Eyed Peas
3 by Britney Spears
Gangham Style - who doesn't love this one?
Anything by Stevie Wonder :)

So I ask you blog mommas (i.e. experts on everything)... do you think you've had to lose more weight than you gained after having a baby to look like you "used" to?


Jen said...

It's been so long, I can't remember...and I don't think it's possible to get back to that pre baby weight. It's okay long as I feel good about myself I try not to obsess about numbers. Like you said, I measure more with how my clothes fit etc... It is such a battle. I giggle any time I see you standing beside your tall cute.

Kerri said...

Well, I only gave birth once...and never did get back to my original weight. I came close a few years ago. I agree, our bodies change and we would need to most likely lose more than before we started out to fit into the same clothes. Oh well. You look great by the way!
I LOVE that song 50 ways to say goodbye....cracks me up everytime!

Becca said...

I think everything shifts around after each pregnancy! I don't really worry too much about numbers...our bodies have done some amazing things so who cares if you're 5 pounds heavier! I think you should gage how you feel in your clothes and let that be your guide! And, as far as weight loss goes I've always heard that slower is better...