I haven't participated in awhile as I haven't been on MDC much lately!
I'm sad to say things got worse before they got better. When I joined this thread I was a little over a year post partum, weighing 165 and aiming for 130. Unfortunately I went up to 172. When I saw that number on the scale, I literally got tears in my eyes. That is only 5 lbs less than I was the day I gave birth to my daughter. How could I have lost 20 lbs right after the birth, and not lost any more, but actually GAINED more?! Well, that was sort of the final straw for me...this was in June. I've been trying to eat healthier since then and even have actually exercised a few times. I'm down to 156! I can't even describe how happy it makes me to be in the 150's again...
I have a visit (and possibly move) home in November, and I REALLY want to lose a lot more weight by then. I'm going to try to get a more consistent workout routine going (I want to start doing 30 minutes of strength + 20 minutes of cardio at least 3 times a week.) Unfortunately my gym has inconvenient childcare hours so the only time I can make it at all is in the late afternoon...just when I'm feeling the laziest and least motivated! However, since I almost never have time away from DD (she even comes to work with me! and her dad is in another country) my motivation is mostly that I get to shower ALL BY MYSELF!!! after I work out. If I try *really* hard, I think I can lose at least another 20 before the trip in November..but even another 11 lbs to get me to my pre-preg weight would thrill me.
So, to update my stats...I was 172, lost 16 lbs. Goal weight is still 130. Also, I hope I'm not too far PP to join this thread...my daughter just turned 2! We've had LOT happen in the last few years (cross country move, ending of marriage, exdh moving to Japan, etc) so I haven't been on the ball about losing the weight I gained from pregnancy. Hopefully this thread will help motivate me.