Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    MRS_ROSS   17,832
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints

Back after Baby

Monday, February 11, 2013

Seven weeks after baby and I am back on SparkPeople! WooHoo!! So excited! After I returned home from the hospital I weighed 185. More than when I was pregnant. They had pumped me with tons of fluids due to my blood pressure tanking after my epidural. Two weeks later I was down to 160. I was so excited! My body knew what to do! Its so funny how my mind thinks. Two years after I started SparkPeople, I still doubted my body's capabilities but it did not fail me. Again, my body knew what to do! Right now I am sitting at 156 but because I haven't been exercising very much I am still not even close to fitting in my jeans.

My Goals:

1. Get down to 135 by the end of the school year (May 22)

2. Fit into my dress pants by March 13 (when I have to return to work)

3. Exercise at least 30 minutes at least 4 days a week

4. Stay within my calorie range 6 days a week

5. Eat at least 8 servings of fruits and veggies a day

6. Get out of these stupid maternity jeans and into my jeans (ASAP!)

7. Be patient with myself. I had major surgery just 7 weeks ago. It will take time to increase my endurance and get back to my old (fit) self.

As far as being a mommy, it is wonderful! Lydia is sleeping through the night! She is such a happy baby. It is such a joy!

Here are a couple photos:

Photos I took of Lydia

Helping Lydia open her gifts on Christmas

Let me know how you are doing! I'm so excited to be back on Spark!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SONFLOWER67 3/21/2013 8:53PM

    Welcome back!! Is that a husker sweatshirt??!! Go Big Red!! I grew up in Nebraska :) Such a beautiful baby girl!! And sleeping through the night?! Woohoo!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TANYA602 3/17/2013 12:43AM

    Congratulations! Lydia is beautiful! And I'm glad you are back and feeling good!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KARENE10 3/16/2013 11:05AM

    Lydia is beautiful!!! Your goals sound emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOONBIRD 2/19/2013 12:00PM

    I am glad you are doing well! I think you're doing an amazing job, and I know you will get exactly where you want to be. She is so beautiful! Thanks for the update. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAKEGIRL76 2/19/2013 10:12AM

    Welcome back! I am so glad you are doing well. My post pregnancy weight hasn't gone nearly as well as yours. I did well when I was on maternity leave, but then have been eating like crazy through the holidays and it continued until last week. Keep up the great work, your baby is beautiful!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SONYALATRECE 2/17/2013 12:22PM

    What a beautiful baby!!!
Glad you're back in full force.

Kiss her for me! What a doll!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACEISENUF 2/14/2013 12:34AM

    You are doing so great! Lydia is absolutely beautiful. What a blessing from the Lord!

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BETHSWORLD 2/13/2013 8:17PM

    You will get there Sweetie...that baby is gorgeous!!! LOL

I am so so happy for you two!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROCHELLE62 2/12/2013 2:19AM

    #8. Don't let any of this get in the way of really enjoying the remarkable human being you adore.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAMARIEHICKEY 2/11/2013 11:25PM

    She's beautiful!! Congrats!! Good luck with your goals...they sound awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEWHENRYSMAMA 2/11/2013 9:22PM

    She is gorgeous! I am so happy for you and your husband! You are now a family and life is new!
Welcome back!
Love & Hugs,

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADLINS 2/11/2013 9:12PM

    Beautiful little girl! You've set wonderful goals....

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALLYALLYT 2/11/2013 8:45PM

    she is beautiful! congrats and blessings

Report Inappropriate Comment
WINNIE1978 2/11/2013 7:56PM

    Lydia is adorable! Good luck with your goals!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SANDBBAR 2/11/2013 6:00PM

  She is just beautiful!! Good goals and timeline too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CALVIND 2/11/2013 4:41PM

    Super cute! Glad you are getting back on track. So nice to see you back on Spark. I look forward to seeing pics of Lydia. Take your time getting back into exercise. I also had a c-section and my insision opened the day i got home from hospital and had to have nurses come in everyday for a little over 2 months.Not fun. Enjoy your precious angel.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FORMYDARLINGS 2/11/2013 3:02PM

    Hi . So good to see you bacvk Sparking ans sharing. Lydia is beautiful. You have been blessed. How long is your maternity leave? We get a year here in Canada. 3 months seems so quick! We also have the option of splitting the maternity and paternity leave between mom and dad if we wish. WHille we are on leave we receive employment insurance payments based on your salary. My daughter was basically on leave for 3 years. She only went back for a few months before number 2 child was born. We love our little grandboys. Have a wonderful time watching your darling grow and enjoy every moment. It goes wayyyyy too fast.
Peace and much love to the whole family,


Report Inappropriate Comment
KPETSCHE 2/11/2013 2:44PM

    Lydia is a doll! What a fun time for you and hubby!
emoticon emoticon
Great goals but be sure to enjoy yourself while still home from work.

Report Inappropriate Comment
XENATHOMAS 2/11/2013 2:18PM

    She's so cute!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALLIEALLIE2 2/11/2013 1:06PM

    Super cute baby!! Great goals, take care of yourself!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ERICADAWN1986 2/11/2013 1:04PM

    Congrats on your beautiful new baby!!! Your goals sound great, especially #7.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by MRS_ROSS