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 :)


  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

  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!

  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.

  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.


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

    (I used to blog at All Things Hold Together)

  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.


  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!

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

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

    Sending you hugs from Canada!!


  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.

  11. Brilliant! Gorgeous baby girl!

  12. Brilliant! Gorgeous baby girl!

  13. 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!!

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

  15. 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! =)

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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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