This was me at 210 pounds:
 cookie in hand and everything! mind you, I was carrying a 8 pound 4 ounce human being inside of me at the time of this picture.

I was also in labor when this picture was taken.
I gained a whopping 60 pounds during my pregnancy.
I stepped on my bathroom scale 4 hours after the birth(which I did at home)and I weighed 180 pounds. 
As My sweet baby and I taught each other how to breastfeed, I lost tons of water weight, and of course, the breastfeeding burns an amazing amount of calories.

  This is an AWFUL picture (kinda glad it's blurry, but you can still see my size), but this is us eight days later, and I weighed 174 pounds.

At almost 3 months post-partum, I have hit my plateau at 165. I have not lost anymore. and so this is the start of my journey back to THIS body:
 This was me on my wedding day. 120 pounds of perfection. those pants were a size 4. I gained 30 pounds in 2 years of marriage.

i guess 50 pounds is a big deal, so I thought I'd hold myself more accountable if I blogged about it 

I know what I need to do- DOING it is the hard part. it's ALWAYS the doing that's the hardest for me.
This week I WILL: drink more water.


  1. I think the doing is what is the hardest for everyone. Because it requires change...and work. And that scares people. You will do just fine Tessa!

  2. Just read your post! You can do it! It took me 9 mths. to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. It took me that long to gain the weight so it made sense. I did exercise videos when Caleb was sleeping. I think most jogging strollers do not work before 6 mths. I have one now that I use and I love it!

  3. What did you do to stay so thin before? Would you like to start running with us?


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