Lately, I have been a shop-a-holic. My husband told me I am not allowed to do anymore shopping for this year. I keep telling him I have to update my wardrobe from being pregnant, and fat after the pregnancy. This all got me to thinking about the huge weight gain and loss that comes from having children. I am a little ashamed to admit this, but I gained 65 pounds when I was pregnant with Daniel. I was terrible, I figured that since I was already the biggest I had ever been in my life it didn't matter what I ate. Wow, was I wrong! I did not really understand the extent of my mistake until after Daniel was born. I tried to put on my old clothes, they did not fit at all!! I had to shop for all new clothes to have anything that actually fit. I refused to wear a bathing suit during the summer, and very rarely wore shorts. It was very depressing for me. Finally, I realized I needed to work on losing all the weight I gained and have been successful! I did this by working out, and decreasing my meal portions to normal sizes. But, even with all the weight loss things are just not the same with my body. I don't really know how to explain it except things are just different. Does anyone else feel this way after having children? So, I am trying to discover the clothes that will work for my new body. Mostly, I feel like I want to keep everything covered. Despite the fact I have lost my weight there are still stretch marks EVERYWHERE and I mean everywhere...tummy, tooshie, back and even behind my knees. I didn't even know that was possible. Ultimately, I have found that the best style for me are some skinny jeans with long tees, and perhaps a belt to accentuate my waist. What styles have you found best for the post-baby body? And, what work outs or meal plans did you use to lose the weight?
|To the left what I would wear before Daniel|
To the right what I wear now