Pre-Pregnancy Pants…Finally!Posted on January 22nd, 2008 No comments
For those of you that have been pregnant, you know how difficult it is to lose the baby weight afterward. Since Sam was born in May of last year, I had been losing weight steadily, less than a pound a week…until Thanksgiving dinner. Then came Christmas…and Christmas parties and family gatherings, all with lots of food. So, a couple of weeks later the weight began to come off again…
During my pregnancy, I gained 41 lbs., which I think was a little more than average. Now I’m only 5 lbs. away from my pre-pregnancy weight in August of 2006. I haven’t done any particular exercise to lose the weight. All I’ve done is go for walks with the baby. We didn’t do much over the summer, because Sam was so young, I was recovering from a c-section, and it was so hot outside. Then in the autumn, the temperature was cooler and I was out of the “new mom haze,” so I took for Sam for lots of walks in the stroller. Now that there’s snow on the ground, I carry her in a backpack carrier. It’s good exercise for me, especially now that I’m carrying her, and it gets us both out in the fresh air.
Lately I had been noticing that the jeans I bought in a bigger size after she was born were getting a little loose, and I’ve even had to tighten my belt by a notch. I bought them when I stopped wearing maternity pants, and all the elastic waist pants like sweatpants and my super comfy Life Is Good lounge pants.
So I was doing some organization in the basement a few days ago and spotted a box of pre-pregnancy clothes. I thought, why not, so I pulled out my favorite jeans and tried them on. To my surprise, they fit! Granted, they are a little snug, but they weren’t uncomfortable to wear. It’s been almost eight months since Samantha was born, and I can finally fit into my pre-pregnancy pants!
I don’t know how I compare with other new moms in terms of their post-pregnancy weight loss, but I’m definitely happy with how I’ve been doing!
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