So I have a confession to make. I'm one of those annoying bitches who lose the baby weight (and then some) super fast. With Abby, I gained 30lbs & lost 45 within the first couple months. With my twins, I only gained 23lbs (I threw up the entire time & started my pregnancy quite overweight so drs weren't worried) and I lost 40 right away. I always joke that giving birth is my best diet ever!
My issue isn't losing the baby weight, it's keeping it off. Once we get a great routine going with babies and my body goes back to normal, that shit comes right back on and I go back to a "comfortable" weight for my body.
And then time passes, shit happens, and I'm up to my heaviest ever before I know it. I've had to bust ass to get back down to the high end of my old comfortable weight this time.
Anyway, this is a very long, roundabout way of telling you I now fit into back of the closet jeans!! I lived in these size 11 jeans once I was back to being comfortable in regular clothes after having my twins. They even got too big at my lowest post-pregnancy weight & I bought the same pair in a 9. Those 9's only fit for a hot minute, though, before I was back in the 11's.
When my twins were 8 months old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer in my breast. The stress of that time made me balloon up to weights I'd only ever seen at the end of my pregnancies, and these jeans gathered dust in the back of my closet.
These are the jeans I'd bust out every so often when I'd lose a few pounds to see if they fit yet. They NEVER did. Most days, they laughed at me when I couldn't get them over my hips. A couple times I got them on, but there was no way in hell they were going to button. Don't even think about sitting down because my legs looked like they were in a sausage casing.
This morning, I got out of bed late to go to parent-teacher conferences, so it was a hooker bath day. You know, take baby wipes and clean up important bits and spray yourself down with some perfume. As I'm cleaning up, I realize all my current jeans are dirty so I reach into my closet to see what I have.
First pair I grabbed was my only remaining pair of 14's. I figured I haven't really dropped too much in sizes, so they should be ok. They were huge! They slid right off, buttoned and all.
My next pair were my post-pregnancy jeans. I was really nervous to even try them because I fully expected them to be too tight and that would be disappointing. I did it anyway and they fit! Well! There was minimal muffintop, and they've even gotten a little loose as the day has gone on. Looks like these jeans are back in my rotation!
Those 9's WILL be coming out of the waaaay back of the closet soon!
P.S. Yes, I'm still wearing them from this morning. No, I haven't showered yet. Time to impress Abby's teacher now with all this! ;)