Mary BC (Before Caden) - 161 lbs

5 months postpartum - 188 lbs, Caden destroyed my belly...

my cat only likes me bc he thinks I'm the hamburgler. 11 months postpartum - 190 lbs.


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when i met my husband i was 140 bs. Technically at 5'1", i was considered overweight but i thought i had a great body. Of course i had my problem areas - Ive never had a flat tummy, but I was singer and had a strong diaphragm. when in doubt, suck it in.
In November of '04 i went on the Nuva Ring. No one told me that when you go on birth control you have to raise your thyroid meds, yeah, not even my doctor, and since i don't have a thyroid (removed in '00) it's imperative that i am on the correct dosage. Plus i had quit smoking (go me) and by summer i had gained 30 lbs. My then boyfriend proposed in June of '05 and i immediately went on weight watchers to lose aaaaaallll the weight and then some. Imagine my dismay when i only lost 8 lbs. In 2 years. true story.
I got married on 7/7/07 at 165 lbs, and though i wasnt nearly where i wanted to be, it was something.
after I got married i gained it all back plus 3. I think i tipped the scales at 176.
I started yoga in july of '08. omg amazing. By October i was down to 161. for the 1st time in years you could see my collarbones again.
I went back to school in winter of '09 and gained a little - no problem, i'll get it off when it gets warm again. except for the fact that i got pregnant in april.
I gained 30 lbs in 35 weeks, which put me at 195. at 35 weeks i developed pre-eclampsia, and literally over one weekend i gained 20 lbs. I had so much fluid in my body that i could press on my legs and the dent would stay.
I delivered my son at 36 weeks on 12/7/09. I was 215 lbs.
in 3 weeks i lost 36 lbs, putting me at 179. 'this is easy,' i thought.
At my follow up doctor appt, he told me that my thyroid levels were high now that i delivered and lowered my dosage drastically. since then i have gained about 10 lbs.
This morning I was at 190 (though for the past few months i've been stuck at 188 - i dont know why i suddenly gained 2 lbs...)
my measurements are 43/35/43 and i'm a size 12. i'm too big for the normal clothes and too small for the plus size.
I wanna get back to 38/30/38.
so i'm done procrastinating. I wanna get back to where i was before i got pregnant (about 25 lbs at least.) Then from there, if i lose 25 more lbs (50 total), i'll be ecstatic. if not, 25 is good and i'll be happy.

1st goal: increase exercise. I bought an elliptical and i hate it. oh well, sucks to be me, do it anyway.

2nd goal: eat better - though i don't eat a lot (i consume under 900 calories most days), they're not the best choices. this includes less diet pop, more water.

3rd goal: get health insurance. this is the hardest one since we just can't afford it. but it's the most important bc i would really like to try a different thyroid med. can't do that without bloodwork. can't get bloodwork without insurance.

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  • v NIKIZ628
    Hello! Just checking in to see how everything is going! Hope to see an update on your progress soon!!!!
    2455 days ago
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    WELCOME to the........SPClass Dec.19-25, 2010 TEAM.

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    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! TO YOUNG MOMS BATTLING THE POST BABY WEIGHT! We are super excited to have you on the team! Please, feel free to join in on team goals and the message boards! This team is a great place to find information and support while losing those unwanted post baby pounds!

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    2468 days ago