emmaegbert - it is frustrating to see it go slow - I think we all want a quick loss but I keep reminding myself at least it's not up! Which with the holidays is an achievement. I do remember my grandma about 6 years ago finally kicked my grandpa out of her bed (they now sleep in separate rooms) & she said for the first time in over 40 years she was sleeping well & she had a pretty dramatic weight loss as a result. I don't think kicking dd out of bed is an option though...
Rosemary - I did some digging through my pudge last night, lying on back, crunching up, really investigating my abs & what they are doing & I am pretty sure I don't have a separation - I can actually feel them come together when I crunch up & even when lying flat there is barely a finger widths gap. So that is a relief - thank you for bringing it up again.
dollyanna - are you getting enough to drink?
It really is a huge relief to hear others are not the same shape as before even if they are at/approaching their pre-weight. I had always heard that but I thought people meant with bone structure & quite frankly my hips widening is not a concern to me 'cause I am not so very hippy to start with. It gives me hope that some of this tummy mush will go away with time, not necessarily in accordance with the scale. It's still weird to me to see the scale go down but not inches.
I officially signed up for the push/pull at our gym in few weeks. It is a bench press & deadlift competition which is pretty low key as it's just a local event. We've been testing my heavier weights this week & it is disappointing. We're still taking it fairly easy - not really coming close to a one rep max but I must admit the weights we are doing are more challenging than I would like. I may have lost more strength through the pregnancy than I anticipated - it's still wait & see at this point.