Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrating Medium(ish) Victories--40 Lbs. Down!

It's not much of a secret that I'm a pretty driven person--generally when I set out to do something, I hit it pretty hard until I actually meet my goal or admit fair defeat. While my single-mindedness when it comes to reaching my goals can be (and often is) a great thing, it does sometimes mean that I get a little obsessive about the finish line--that rather than looking around and enjoying the spot I'm currently at, I have eyes only for the prize shimmering off in the distance.

I definitely am like that with this whole postpartum weight loss business--I see all these clothes I still can't fit into and all these pictures of myself from before I got pregnant, and it's all I can do to not rip my hair without frustration every time I step on the scale or every time I try on something else that doesn't fit. But I'm trying to be better about not being so hard on myself and appreciating my body for all it can do (especially since it's really been through a lot the last three and a half months), so I thought I'd celebrate the medium(ish) victories today---

1.  I have lost 40 pounds since April (!)

2. I finally caved and bought some new clothes the other week, and I only had to buy them one size up from where I was before getting pregnant

3. When I suck in my stomach, it actually kind of looks flat-ish, instead of it still looking about 4.5 months pregnant

4. Today I tried on these gray shorts that I used to wear all the time last summer but that I haven't been able to fit into since having the baby. Not only was I able to zip them up and button them this morning, but they weren't so tight that I had to take them right off again--in fact, I've been wearing them all day. I'll have you know that this is the first day I've worn a pair of shorts/pants that hasn't been maternity since having the baby. Woo hoo!

5. I can now wear about one-half of the clothes in my closet (not counting any maternity clothing, which I've put all away except for a few pairs of pants and leggings). Considering that a month and a half ago, I could maybe wear about six shirts comfortably, this is a pretty big feat. I can't imagine what it will feel like to know that everything in my closet fits again. How will that be?!

(Please admire the construction equipment in the back of these pictures--it really adds to the classiness of me)

I've still got about 15 pounds to go before I'm for sure the size I was before getting pregnant, but it sure is good to see I'm heading in the right direction!


  1. You look great! I totally support you trying to get back to your pre baby body! Don't forget that it can take a woman up to 18 months after a baby to get your body back. Inside and out. And unfortunately some things will never go back to "normal" I think it is always a balance. You don't want to obsess but there is nothing wrong with working hard to get in shape. But you look great!

  2. your body has been through a lot in the whole past year, torrie, not just the last 3 months! you had to grow that baby girl before you ever went through anything else! bodies take a beating for sure. i can't believe you've still worn maternity clothes this long. i could not WAIT to not wear them after gracie came. i most definitely wasn't in my pre-baby clothes but i think even if clothes are a size or two up from before, if they're 'normal' and not 'maternity' it does wonders for your mind to process it. i'm glad you finally bought some new clothes. you certainly deserve it. and do remember - just because you get back to a certain size doesn't mean you'll be the same shape as before ;) pregnancy changes things for sure!! good work, you're looking awesome. i love that outfit.

  3. 40 pounds is not a small victory!!! Congrats, you look awesome!


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