Friday, September 25, 2009

Pre-Wedding Pants

I never gained the "Freshman Fifteen"...but I definitely gained the "Newlywed Twenty" during our first year of marriage.  My wonderful doctor chalked it up to being happy and comfortable--which I totally was.  But I did recognize that my pants were getting tighter and I was needing a size bigger when I shopped.  Then the RE had me totally change my diet and start doing 200 crunches a day and 60 minutes of cardio.  I admit that I don't get quite the full hour of cardio in, but something sure is working...because I once again fit into my pre-wedding pants.

Aside from the annual exam with the OBGYN last week, I have only gotten on a scale once since making these healthy adjustments (it was after the third loss, and I needed something to make me feel a bit better).  I'm not doing all of this to lose weight--I'm doing it all so that I can maintain a pregnancy.  I want to get pregnant and gain all the baby weight, so I don't need to be constantly checking the scale right now.  But hey--if I am losing weight and getting thinner, that's just an added bonus for now.  Besides, my husband has noticed a difference and he's impressed.

I went shopping with my mom today and fit into pants two sizes smaller than what's currently hanging in my closet.  I didn't buy them because I didn't quite "love" them--I admit they were still a bit tight--but at least they zipped up!  That was enough for me.  Now...if only I could get pregnant and stay pregnant and be this excited about gaining weight.  Oh, how I long to see the day when I can't zip up my pants.

Today's blessing was finishing putting out the huge pile of rocks that we started about a month ago.  They had been there for two years (remember, they technically belonged to our neighbor, but were on our property).  My parents helped (or, I should say, my dad helped and my mom claimed to be "supervising").  But it really looks good, and it's a huge blessing to feel a sense of accomplishment.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny you posted this because I too just got to wear my "pre-wedding" pants this week. I've been working hard on losing weight since the start of summer. I packed on the pounds after our wedding and finally said enough is enough. My husband is loving the new jeans I bought...apparently I have a cute butt now :) So Congratulations Laura, I'm sure you look great! Best of luck ttc.


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