Since I return to work tomorrow, I thought I’d take stock of Body After Baby.
If you recall, I ate everything I saw gained 55 lbs during pregnancy, bringing me up to a substantial 219 lbs. My goal weight for the first day of work was 180 – 39 lbs down.
Stepped on the scale this morning…..
I’m sure I’ll poop out the other half pound, so I’m considering this goal achieved!
I attribute the weight loss to exercise, balanced meals (only one beer a day), breastfeeding (although I’m not sure how much effect this really had), and just plain forgetting to eat sometimes. Taking care of this little guy is non-stop work!
Below is a picture of me five days after Charlie was born (look at that tiny baby!); the second I took this morning. Go me!
Special thanks goes out to my new favorite stroller: The Bumbleride Indie. It is GENIUS to be able to exercise while spending time with my baby. This thing is pricey, but completely worth it. Incredibly light, expertly made, compact, and gorgeous! Charlie and I run about five miles when we go out. He chills in his car seat, looks at the world and is usually asleep in about 10 minutes.
I still don’t fit into any of my pre-Charlie pants, so tomorrow I’ll be choosing between maternity pants (so comfy!) or a skirt that fits.
Either way, you can bet I’ll be rocking red patent leather heels.