Sunday, September 26, 2010


To most of you this number means absolutely nothing, but to me it is my seriuosly unfortunate post pregnancy weight. I don't mean to be a debby downer but I really have no clue how I got here, I mean I "know" what I did but I have no clue what happened to get me on the fast track to here.

Let me start out with a summary of my 18 month journey to here: September 26, 2010. I received wonderful news in May 2009 that my husband & I were 4 weeks pregnant & would be expecting a bundle of joy in January 2010. Almost immediately after this I was hit by full blown morning sickness, we're talking eat pretzels & crackers before getting out of bed, lying on the couch all day, crackers, pretzels, ginger ale diet because I will upchoke if meat enters my frame of view or 1 of my highly sensitive nostrils. So in this time, from 4 weeks -16weeks I lost 20 pounds due to my low food intake, the only good thing was that baby *poppy* was growing just the way he should. I continued at the same weight, not gaining anything until I gave birth, which thereafter I lost 20 more pounds. Post pregnancy I felt & looked great(per everyone else) because I had lost 40pounds & now I just feel so bad. I know that I feel sick most of the time because of the weight & I'm completely aware that if I lost 30 pounds that I would be happy & healthy.

My current stats are 5' 161.4lbs, & healthy should be between 118-126lbs. I know exactly what I need to do because I've done it before through weight watchers(lost 30 pounds), but this time I want to keep it off. I am constantly going through the battle with myself of eating nothing or just fruits & vegetables to see quick results, but I know that's not the way for long term weight loss, it's not fast, quick, or easy to lose the weight that has taken me 3 years to put on, 9 months to take off, & 9 months to put some back on again.

Since this is my "everything" blog I will be posting about my weight, sometimes daily to make myself accountable & hopefully I can make some friends along the way, but it will also be about my learnings as a 1st time mom, wife, & home owner. That said, I look forward to making some new friends along the way & hopefully entertaining some folks through my journey.



  1. I just found your blog from Bloggy Moms. Hang in there!! I currently have 100 lbs to lose. I started 2 years ago with 150 to lose. It's been slow going & hard, but eventually I'll get back to where I want to be. I've been at least somewhat overweight since our first daughter was born in 2000 & went up from there. I actually watched what I ate w/ our 2nd daughter & didn't gain much at all w/ her, but then I gained more b/c of emotional things (losing my mom & both my in-laws within a few years of each other) - and my highest weight was 306 pounds in 2008. I'm now at 258 and would like to get down to 155 ultimately. I'm 5'9".

    I have a "healthy life" blog - - if you want to check it out. I only update it about once a week now because I started college again and started a blog for that. That blog is if you want to check it out. I update it daily currently.

  2. Found you on Bloggy Moms...nice to be here from the beginning :)
    Looking forward to getting to know you. Following you now.

  3. Hi, congratulations! My daughter was born January 10th...I found your blog on bloggy moms group SAHM. It is good that you are aware of your weight but don't be too hard on yourself...stress is not good for you or the baby! I hope you will stop by for a visit. Good luck to you and your hubby...

  4. Hi Tiffany! So glad you joined the "Funny Moms" group on Bloggy Moms. It sounds like you know just what to do and have a great goal in mind. I have no doubt you will get there! I truly enjoyed your transparency on your blog and look forward to reading more. :)

  5. Found you thru Bloggy Moms! Don't be too hard on yourself. I've got three boys and gained close to 70lb with each of them. And the weight always comes off eventually!

  6. Following from BM, come visit me at and follow me back. Thanks and welcome : )

  7. This is a great post, and as a mom struggling with never losing any of weight from both of my kids I really appreciated it.

    following from bloggy moms -

  8. HI I am coming from bloggy moms funny mom's group and just wanted to tell you that you can do this!!! Cue the dude from Adam Sandler movies who always mysteriously pops in at any given moment in one of his movies and shouts "You can doooo eeeet" Know which one I'm talking about?
    Ok, now that you think I'm a nut...
    I know a lot of mom bloggers who are trying to shed those pounds. I've heard that (I think) works really well and I think it's free.'s tough but you can do it!!!