Saturday, May 3, 2014

Postpartum: 28 Weeks

Pre-pregnancy weight: 123 lbs
Pre-delivery weight: 168 lbs
Post-delivery weight: 148 lbs
Current weight: 123 lbs

Seven months PP and I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight!

My intentions with these posts are not to brag, but are for anyone who is looking to get a realistic idea on how long it takes to lose the weight after having a baby. I had every intention of being one of those awesome women who lose the weight 3 months after having their baby, but learning to be a mom and working part-time, accompanied by a lack of motivation, it just wasn't happening folks.

Since January (when the weight loss competition I entered, ended) I haven't done anything consistently. I have had great spurts of clean eating and episodes of working out, but I attribute my weight loss (4 mos-7 mos PP) mainly to breastfeeding. Gotta love it!

Even though I am back to my pre-preggo weight, my body is not as toned as it used to be. The belly area is holding on tight to that last bit of chub and my legs aren't quite as toned as they used to be.

But I am finally feeling like myself again, (I have honestly googled "postpartum depression" almost every month, thanks to these crazy hormones! but more on that later) and ready to focus on being a healthier person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Here's to seeing the scale go UP, due to fat loss and muscle gain!


  1. Yeah!!! You wrote that post just like I would have! It took me way longer than I ever thought it would! But breastfeeding is the best! (Warning- when you stop breastfeeding be careful not to gain some back- like me. Way harder to loose it after that!)

    1. Thanks for the heads up! I am trying to get in a work-out routine so that doesn't happen.

  2. Woohoo! Go you!!! I'm 2+ years pp and I've really been slacking on getting back into shape. I'm at my pre-preg weight, but definitely do not look the same. :/

    1. Yeah! It's crazy how different my body looks but at the same weight. No muscle = no bueno!