Thursday, September 3, 2009

Week 12 - Pre-pregnancy weight

I was scared this week that the news would not be favorable. I spent a couple of days at the end of last week helping a friend move, and I didn't do any weights. I was so tired from packing and cleaning and moving that I could barely do anything by the end.

Saturday night I was exhausted and in need of a good pick-me-up, so I went out with friends. Well, actually, I went over to a friend's house with a bunch of other friends and we crafted and watched a movie and stayed up late talking. It was such a good thing! Except for the eating. I got Papa Murphy's pizza, and I think my kid and I ate an entire one by ourselves - chicken bacon artichoke. Man, I LOVE that pizza!

Turns out my body isn't so fond of it though. I spent the next two days feeling all sorts of intestinal yuckiness.

And then, my period started. Normally I wouldn't mention that in any kind of a public place, but seeing as how Aunt Flo can make you retain water (and not lose weight), I'm throwing it out there. Why? Because I lost another 2 1/2 pounds.

I am now officially back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. Yep, 301 pounds. Hopefully all that monthly water gain will come off this week and I'll find myself next week - for the first time in about 10 years - below 300 pounds. What a wonderful prospect!

I found this cool website that shows what they think you'd look like up to 50 pounds thinner. What do you think?

They didn't do anything to my face, but I love what they did to my boobs. :)


  1. Yay for milestones! :)

    And packing and moving and lifting boxes, especially in the heat, is just as much exercise as lifting weights and doing cardio. Burned calories are burned calories. They don't care how they get burned.

  2. Reading your post and looking at your picture, I'm considering whether to put out an ad, "Amateur moving help, FREE!"

    Great job, Heather!

  3. Cool picture. what's the website? :) I hope Margaret appreciated all your help. I know it's tough packing and moving! Yes, I'll be hoping for you too that after Aunt Flo leaves town you'll see a big diff. Good Luck!

  4. PS Your real pic looks great too! Keep up the awesome work!