Thursday, August 2, 2012

Three Weeks Post Pregnancy

Well baby is here and now I need to get my body back! So the blog continues on as my motivation to lose the weight and get in shape!

I gained 32 pounds throughout my pregnancy but only want to lose 27 pounds (because I am breastfeeding I need a little extra weight).

Anyways, when getting home from the hospital I stepped on the scale. Big mistake! I knew I shouldn't from experience with Lincoln, but I was just too curious.

Any guesses how much weight I lost after giving birth to at LEAST ten pounds of baby and other things?
Answer: Four pounds.
Yep four lousy pounds! Same thing happened with Lincoln. I was obviously swollen and retaining water (insert angry face).

One week went by and I was now down 14 pounds! It was coming off fast!

Two weeks went by and I was down 17 pounds and the weight loss was slowing down. My parents came and I ate like a pig!

When I stepped on the scale today, I was only down 15 pounds. I gained two pounds! Yep, I was definitely eating like a pig with the unrealistic belief that the weight would just keep coming off. I can assume all the baby and water weight has now fallen off and the remaining 12 pounds are gonna take some work.

With Lincoln I lost all of it, except five pounds, in one week. I believe I got cocky because over the next two months I GAINED ten pounds! Seriously Heather! I don't want that to happen.....again. I lost it all by five months, but it took an entire year to look the same as before. I was fortunate that my body only needed time and not work to lose the weight. I also lost an extra ten pounds! I think I looked darn good for being a mommy.

This time I want to lose it all by three months and plan on actually working towards that goal. By six months I want my body back.

Over the next three weeks I am going to focus on my diet until I can work out again. Hopefully I can lose a pound a week.

Then I am going to start working out and running. Those goals I will post later when the time comes.

I will report back here with my progress!

This is my before

My angel is totally worth the weight


  1. Heather, he is such a beautiful baby! Congratulations! I wished you still lived around here so I could meet him! You are doing so good loosing that baby weight! :)

  2. Heather, you are awesome! And you look great already, but I know how you feel. I was ready to lose the weight quickly this time but I just liked food too much. It took me seeing pictures of myself before I was like, ok, let's do this. Finally I got a food diary on my phone and that really helped me realize what I was doing and where I could cut things out. Since doing that and running 5-6 times a week I only have 4 pounds till my goal weight. But my abs still need some work :) I have the 6 month goal I have 2 months...
    Good luck losing the weight, I'm sure now that you've put your mind to it that it will start coming off quickly. Maverick is such an adorable baby!

  3. Congratulations on the new baby! He is a doll!