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I want to be real, about my weight gain and not fabricate it at all, so... here ya go!

Throughout my entire pregnancy, I ate what I wanted.  I had little food aversions that kept me from eating some of the things that were better for me, but within reason, I ate whatever sounded good.  I also didn't skip dessert and took part in a $1 sundae from McD's just about 3 times a week.  I have a new found LOVE for ice cream and if it's chocolate or peanut butter related, I'M ALL OVER IT!

Anyway, let's be reminded of something.

I went from this....

To this...

And now I look like this.

I went from about 182lbs to 222lbs in about 27 weeks and in 3 weeks, I lost it all.

When Coen was 7 days old we got on the scale together and I weighed 196lbs.  Then about 5 days later I got up the courage to just weigh myself and I was down to 189lbs and then another week or so later, I was at 183lbs.  Now I'm hovering at 182 to 186, but it's basically my starting pregnancy weight and I cannot believe it!

Looking back at my pictures now, it's CRAZY how much water I retained and how swollen I was EVERYWHERE.  The water I was retaining wasn't just in my feet.

Anyway, that's where I'm at... just wanted to reveal the truth.


Allison said…
That is awesome!!! I'm glad the fabled nursing weight-loss happened for sure didn't for me!!! lol You look fabulous--I'm totally amazed (and jealous!).
Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your whole journey. I am a follower but have never commented before. I am due in 6 weeks and have struggled with weight. I was so sick the first 6 months I lost 21 pounds I am now 1 pound over my pre-prego weight and I keep gaining and losing the same 5 pounds! Anyway thanks for "keeping it real"
Sassytimes said…
Good for you Jill! Isn't it amazing how fast your body transforms? Breastfeeding helps so much too! Your body will continue to go back to it's original (or close to) form as time continues on.
IVF Again! said…
Yay! Isn't that awesome? I was the SAME way! I gained 60 pounds during Stella's pregnancy. I lost 40 pounds in days. I finally lost 5 more but then got stuck after I stopped breastfeeding and I never lost that last 15! Oh well! :)
Leah said…
Soooo happpy for you jill! You look amazing!

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