Warning *** Getting pretty personal in this post ***
This may in fact be TMI for some of my readers but I am so thankful I just have to share. Being pregnant with E-man, I gained a lot of weight. Some of it came off right away, but I will say I had an extra 15+ that hung around much longer than I ever thought it would based on the 'if you nurse, the weight will melt away' myths I was hoping would work for me. It has been a struggle and a battle to some degree to get that weight off. I have been done with nursing since May 2009 and I feel like this spring, I'm finally seeing my walking miles starting to pay off.
Perhaps it's the shape up shoes I'm wearing while walking all those miles (looks like I'm going to hit 50 miles this April and I was shooting for July), perhaps it's the amount of junk food I'm refusing to allow back in the house (my vice would be the salty variety of snacks), perhaps it was the month of March 'eating out' ban. I'm hoping it's a balance of all of the above and although my body shape is somewhat forever altered by E-man making it his home for 9+ months ... this afternoon, as I was getting ready to go out to a fancier function, downtown - I tried on at least 3 pairs of pre-pregnancy pants that ... drum roll please ... FIT!!!! And not just barely fit but really fit. VICTORY!
So to all of you women (and men) who battle with weight issues - this post is for you. It's okay to celebrate and be thankful when you fit into those pants that have been hanging in the closet for awhile.