Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pregnancy and Weight + One New Baby!

A few numbers that bounce around in my head:

233 - how much I weighed when I started my weight loss journey in Feb 2007

158 - how much I weighed when I stopped "losing" due to pregnancy #1. I was 8 pounds away from my goal weight at this point. So close...and still so far.

198 - how much I weighed at my 40 week appointment. Full term and under 200 pounds, I was happy!

178 - how much I weighed post pregnancy, when all the swelling went down.

198 - how much I weighed when I got pregnant with #2. What about the 20 pound gain you ask? Basically when I stopped breastfeeding I didn't change my eating habits and packed on the 20 pounds pretty quickly.

214 - how much I weighed at my 40 week appointment with #2. With this pregnancy my goal was to stay under 233. Going over my original start weight would have taken a psychological toll.

188 - how much I weigh now. I'm still breastfeeding and trying to eat healthy. Have I learned my lesson? Will I keep eating too much after the breastfeeding and pack on the weight again? I hope not.

Ok, just a quick picture or two of what I've been up to besides thinking about weight numbers. Introducing...Myra Lynn. Born on Labor Day, Sept 6th. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and has rounded out our family perfectly :)



18 comments:

  1. WElcome back to the blogosphere and CONGRATULATIONS!

    I am pretty impressed by your numbers, I have really struggled (read ballooned) as a working mum of two

    Maybe across the seas we can be motivation post baby buddies.

    Love the pics

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  2. Wow! Congrats on the newest addition, and on keeping to a healthy weight during pregnancy!

    It's hard to believe I've been following your blog since before you announced preg #1 - I'm an on-again-off-again blogger/wannabe fat triathlete... and I'm 36 weeks along with our first! You're definitely motivating me to get back into the blogworld as I focus on returning to training! Would love to see a posting on coping with baby/toddler life and trying to stay/get active again!

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  3. Welcome back - and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm impressed you managed to keep the weight gain down with the second pregnancy and it sounds like breastfeeding is helping a lot now too on your back on the numbers wagon. I'm so excited for you having two beautiful children in the last few years, well done again.

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  4. Welcome back, Michelle, so good to see your words here again. Congratulations on another beautiful addition to the family -- what adorable siblings together!

    It sounds like you did an admirable job of keeping your sanity during pregnancy #2...it is so easy to be overwhelmed and let go of the numbers when something as taxing and important as a new pregnancy comes along!

    By the way, this is Jesse from the old Keen Life blog, though I've moved to a different blog identity now, exploring lots of issues with self-awareness type stuff.

    <3

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  5. Congratulations! It's so good to hear how you are doing. Your children are beautiful!

    Charity
    (I used to blog at All Things Hold Together)

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  6. So nice to see you back! Congrats on your new baby and sticking with a healthier, more active way of life. I'll look forward to reading your blog regularly again -- I just got back on the wagon again myself.

    Amy

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  7. Congrats! I have been waiting and watching your blog for an update! You have to gorgeous children. Hope to hear more from you - you have been missed!

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  8. What a beautiful family! Congratulations to all of you!

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  9. YIPPPEEEEE!!! What wonderful news Michelle!! Congrats on a beautiful baby girl. Everyone looks so healthy and happy!!!

    Sending you hugs from Canada!!

    Tara

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  10. You're all Ms! I love it!

    In the big picture of things, you did quite well with the pregnancy weight gain -- after all, look at those two healthy and gorgeous children!

    Keep us posted when you can. I know how busy life becomes with two. :)

    Take care. I'm happy to see you back.

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  11. Michelle,
    Myra is so beautiful!! Girl I can't believe how well you have done. You will be back at goal in no time. I am 10 pounds less now than I was last year and I have NOT had a baby!! LOL.
    Glad to see you back!! Your children are just beautiful, both of them!!

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  12. Congrats and love the photos!! Thanks for the update :)

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  13. CONGRATS! Your pictures are SO cute! I just found your blog, but I'm embarking on a weightloss journey as well and I just want to let you know how inspirational you are and I'm now following you! =)

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  14. You've done splendidly through your two pregnancies. I've actually done worse in that time frame (regaining 50 pounds) and I don't have even one pregnancy to blame it on!

    The kids look GREAT!!! Congrats!

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  15. Seriously another one! Congrats! And how cute are they!?!?!?!?!

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  16. Congrats, i love those pics! A Tummy tuck is the most effective way to tighten your stomach area. It also gets rid of loose or wrinkled skin.

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