12 November 2011


9 months later, I am 9 pounds away from pre-baby weight.

Please disregard my pants tucked into my socks; I was wearing boots. 

This means I have lost at least 51 pounds, probably more because I stopped weighing myself the last few weeks of pregnancy.  

I am excited and proud (toot toot that horn!), but I'm almost more horrified that I had that much chub to lose, for I so very much brought that on myself.  And I'm still working on reaching my Zen about the fact that pregnancy is a thing that I'm not done with; I'll do this again and again over the next several years. Thank goodness the most delightsome small friends are the reasons for the jiggly-quality of a mother's body.

This week Jeff and I had a good laugh for about 10 minutes walking down memory lane, the lane of Meredith's Non-Stop Pregnancy Eating.  I really thought I wasn't that bad at the time, that this weight was just mysteriously accumulating because the Universe was out to get me, but in hindsight, I know different.  Now I remember Coney Island Footlong Hot Dogs at Sonic, entire boxes of Christmas Chocolate Covered Jo-Jos from Trader Jo's, Orange Juice by the gallon, Peanut Butter Smoothies, I could go on.  And on.

However, I have hope that next time it will be different.  (I say that like it's out of my hands completely.  Ha!)  Here's to the next 9 pounds, may they hit the road with more running and fewer treats, which is another blog post for another day.

Womp womp. 


L said...

You look gorgeous Meredith!!!

The Laidlaws said...

I am sooo proud of you Merz!!! You are one HOT momma! And I couldn't help but laugh my whole way through this post because you were ME...right now! I am a bottomless pit...and stopped weighing myself weeks ago...and am in denial that I will have to "work" to get these lbs off after baby comes. Oh my gosh, just thinking about it makes me depressed! Good thing I'll have an adorable little chubby baby to chew on while I work off all the weight. ;)

Melly Mel said...

you look amazing merzy! i am so proud of you. it's not easy but you make it look so easy.

loved seeing you the other day. i think we should really eat together more often so your amazingness can rub off on me.

pirates/ninjas - you are so good xoxo

Alice said...

Way to go! Oh those chocolate covered peppermint joe joe's are SO EVIL! I finally just got to pre Sylvia weight, now I need to get to pre Finn weight (because I got pregnant when he was 8 months) oh I can't wait to have Sylvia weaned and not be hungry anymore.

KatieB said...

you look great. after my first i couldn't get rid of those last 10 pounds until rylee was like 10 months old and i quit nursing and south beached it for 2 weeks. surprisingly, after my second one i lost the weight really really fast. like the nurse commented at my postpartum check up her amazement. and i didn't do anything to deserve that. each time is different, just don't beat yourself up. and please give me this pep talk in 5 months when i'm crying about how fat i am after i have this baby.

Megan said...

Ummmm, tell me your weight walloping secrets!! My scale has stalled and refuses to budge other than to oscillate within the same 2-3 blasted lbs. Bothersome.
You look amazing BTW!!