I'm not there yet, but I do feel like I've made a dent.
Where I started.
These before pictures were taken in the end of May 2008. I was one month post-pardom after a difficult and life changing pregnancy that ended in still birth at 24 weeks. I weighed about 153 lbs, and was completely out of shape after practically being confined to bed for the term of my pregnancy. I was about a size 12 - 14.
Here is my current picture. Now I am well aware that the... um, decrease in my cup size, probably accounts for a good portion of my weight loss, so no need to comment on that little aspect.
Again, before picture - side view.Current picture side view.
Now I'm at about 140 lbs. I am currently, and frustratingly, about 7 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight. I am in the best aerobic shape of my life. I am running 3.2 miles and doing about 90 crunches a day. Physically I feel great. Visually, I'm not really satisfied with what I see. I am happy with the results I've achieved, I guess I just expected more, faster, with less effort because, 1. I wasn't pregnant for 9 months, just 6 months, and 2. I don't have a baby so I'm getting my sleep, and I have time to exercise. I just always assumed it took me 9 months to lose the pregnancy weight in the past because my body was hanging onto it because I was breastfeeding, and always exhausted so I couldn't exercise.
So now, here I am. About 7 lbs over pre-pregnancy weight and in a size 8/10. Frustrated, because I was a size 4, and 7 lbs should not equal 2-3 dress sizes. I know I'll eventually be there, and maybe even in better shape than I was pre-pregnancy, but for now I'm growing impatient.
To top it off, Baskin Robbins just emailed me and asked me to join the 2008 flavor debate.
Tempting but no...