I gave birth to Lula in September of
2010 2011 (edited). Those first few months were somewhat of a free for all. I certainly wasn’t interested in “dieting” (survival was about all I was focused on) and I definitely had my share of sweets.
Between last winter and into spring, I saw my weight drop…slowly…and I was surprisingly okay with it not happening in a hurry.
Since the late summer, I have dropped quite a few pounds. Shockingly, by the end of October, I weighed 12 pounds less than when I got pregnant with Lula in January of 2011.
Honestly, I haven’t been doing anything remarkably different than what I’ve been doing for the last few years. Eat healthy, run four days a week, etc. Two differences? I don’t sit the way I used to because I’m too busy doing stuff with Miss Lula (I am perfectly content to curl up on the couch for hours at a time reading and I’ve been known to finish a book in a day or two).
The other difference is that I do my best not to eat refined sugar (other than what I put in my morning coffee) until after dinner. Last spring, I found myself eating a handful of chocolate chips after lunch, a few cookies here and there, etc. I got tired of the unnecessary sugar in my body and I did not want Lula to see her main role model indulge that way. I am not always perfect with this system but I do my best to stick to it.
Here I am in January of 2011!
sleep, nearly pregnant Kelly…sleep!
I apologize for the lack of a profile picture- I never took those before I got pregnant with Lula.
Fast-forward to Halloween 2012…
Lula was about to get into her costume, in case you were wondering. Since I’ve lost this weight, I have been feeling great, I have so much energy, and Lula and I have been having a blast.
However, since early November, I’ve started feeling somewhat off, kind of tired, and I took this picture of myself a few days ago…same outfit, but…I look different.
Believe it or not, I haven’t gained more than a pound since the last photo was taken. The difference between now and the end of October?
I’m actually three months pregnant!
Pa, Lula, and I are beyond excited and I hope to post more regularly now that the cat is out of the bag, and mainly because I am finally starting to feel better. Pregnancy update soon- have a great day!