8 Months Postpartum

My goal for 8 months postpartum was to be within 2.5 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight.

Well… I’m not.

I’m 5 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. And instead of feeling sad because I’m not on track, I’m going to look at the positive and be proud of myself:

I gained 50 lbs during my pregnancy and I’ve already lost 45 of them! All without working out or dieting. As a matter of fact, I eat massive amounts of junk food and sweets (moving, working, living with your MIL, and having a baby do not make it easy to cook), and I have still lost the weight.

So look at me. I shouldn’t have lost 45 lbs doing what I’ve been doing. But I have. And that’s amazing!

Imagine what will happen if I ever manage to exercise again (wheeeennnn will I have time for that?!). Imagine how the weight will slide off if I ever manage to eat normal, healthy food regularly again. Imagine how I’ll feel when I take care of my body better!

It has become quite clear, however, that my body shape is completely changed. My silhouette at this weight pre-baby looks drastically different than it does now. Unrecognizable, almost. But I can get on board with the new outline. I just look forward to the days when that new shape is less stretch-marked and jiggly, and more… normal human-consistency.

I’ll get there. My body did all of this shrinking on its own, with no assistance from me whatsoever. Good job, body. I’ll take you the rest of the way when I find a moment. 🙂

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