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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weight loss update.

I figured that I would stop losing weight (and maybe even start gaining) now that Brentley doesn't breastfeed as much, but I weighed myself, and I'm down to 133 lbs!!! I wanted to jump for joy! Seriously!

I haven't weighed that since I was about 16! I think breastfeeding has helped me to learn how to listen to my body and eat only when I need it. Not because I'm bored and such. And also, I eat/drink so much better because I breastfeed. I just have to keep these habits after our breastfeeding journey ends.
Also, having two very active little ones helps, too!

My goal initial goal was to get to 135 lbs, and I always said that I would love to get back to 125. I never thought I would see that day, but now that I am only 8 lbs away from that, it really seems plausible! I'm going to have a break between my classes next semester, so I think I'll spend that time in the gym on campus to hopefully lose those last 8 lbs and tone up!

Just wanted to do a little comparison here...

The first two pictures were taken before my Senior prom. Grace was about 5 months old, and I was at my heaviest weight around this time. I have lost the pictures my mom took beforehand because I hated them. I refused to post them because I hated the way I looked. These are from where my friend tagged me in them way back when.

Here's another, showing my face more directly. Grace was 6 months old here. (Wasn't she just adorable??)

This one is from earlier this month... I didn't realize how much my face alone has changed!

And these two were from today. I got to go on a kid free shopping spree with my gift cards!  

Thanks to Target's handy-dandy double mirrors, you get to see front and back lol. 

I'm really not trying to brag. I am just overly excited! When I gained weight, I got rid of all my clothes because I was certain I would never fit in them again. Man, I wish I hadn't done that! I had about ten pairs of AE pants, which are the ONLY pants on this planet that fit me correctly height wise straight off the shelf... curse my shortness! Lol. And those pants are not cheap :( 
Anyway, it feels amazing to not only be back down to what I was when I got pregnant with Grace, but to now officially be smaller! I literally feel so much better. I have so much more energy, and I don't sit around obsessing over how I look. 

Also, while I was searching for those prom pictures, I found a ton of pictures from my high school days. I think I'll do a post of those tomorrow just because it was fun looking back through those :)


  1. Sweet!!! You look AH-MAZ-ING!!! I thought you were pretty before though!
    I am so BA about my weight. I weigh myself a couple times a day. It always varies somewhere between 125-128lbs. I don't really like the way I look. I don't think I ever will. Haha!! So jeolous you learned to be comfortable with your body!!
    I bet it was fun going shopping!!! Did you get any other new things?
    I can't find pants that fit me good ever!!! Not because of height so much.... Idk what it is.... Like pants will fit good for a couple hours but then they start to get really baggy and loose?... Idk weird.

    1. Thank you! :) I still have my days where I'm not completely content with the way I look, but it' s much better than it used to be.

      I got two pair of pants, a top, and some sunglasses from Rue 21, and the blue top and a bra from Target :)

      I have that problem with pants too. Rue seems to be pretty good about not doing that, and I never had that problem with American Eagle, but anywhere else, I wear them for an hour and they are falling off.

  2. Oh my gosh, girl! You look awesome. I didn't realize how much you lost!

    1. Thank you! :) Since the day I had Brentley, I have lost 46 lbs!