Losing the Baby Weight, Secrets of (Don’t Expect Too Much)

I can say, I think, even though we don’t own a scale (well, I think we must, but I don’t know where it is or whether we have batteries for it), that I have finally lost the baby weight. From all three babies. In fact, I’m a pnts size smaller than when I had Sam–which I suspect means nothing more than that pants sizing has changed, because I know what I was like then and what I’m like now, and it’s not that different.

So, lost the weight. Got on my bike, biked, 2-4 times a week, long rides, hills, even trails, and it acutally worked. I can now go up the “brutal Chieftain hill” without stopping, at least, and I’m supposedly doing a fifty mile ride one week from today. I’m told it’s fairly flat, which is good, as I really haven’t done more than 25…but I need challenge, right? Also to get out of the house, I’ll do just about anything.

So, that, a sit-up regimen twice daily (because odds are one won’t happen, although some days I do manage both, and some none) that’s actually working too–more to get those c-section muscles back than anything–and I gave up bagged snacks. No more Tings or any of thier friends, except at parties. Because I can’t eat just one.

But I think the biggest trick was this: Not getting pregnant again. I do believe I’ve found my own personal secret to lasting weight loss.

18 Responses to “Losing the Baby Weight, Secrets of (Don’t Expect Too Much)”

  1. JK says:

    Heh. I am so with you on the lasting weight loss secret… I REALLY DON’T WANT TO GAIN THOSE 40’ish pounds EVER AGAIN! 3 times = 120 pounds.

    You look good my friend! I’m mostly there, but not quite, unlike you, my body won’t lose the last 5 pounds until I stop nursing… But my pants are a size smaller than before (even accounting for the glamour sizing thing), and you told me that the parts of my body that are still actively in use were smaller than they were in high school… I still have a bit of flab around the middle, but I don’t have any reason to believe it won’t go away when the nursing stops. Just a few more months. 🙂

  2. Ninotchka says:

    Yay for the cycling. That’s excellent. I like your ab routine. I need to incorporate something like that. God knows I need it!