Now. Here's the first weigh in number. (From last week.)
As much as I'd like to blame some of that on the kiddos (and by some I mean like 30 lbs) that's actually not much more than I weighed at the end of college. That's about what I weighed when I got pregnant with Will and actually a little less than when I got pregnant with Kalena.
I'm 5'4" and according to most charts that's already in a healthy weight range. That weight also puts me in the healthy BMI category. BUT. I don't feel healthy. I was always pretty small growing up; I weighed just over 100 lbs when I started college. However, 4 years of unhealthy habits didn't do good things for me. (And, weirdly enough, I was an inch shorter when I started college.) I probably ate my weight in papa john's garlic butter during those years. (Mmmmm. Garlic butter.) And I mostly quit working out, something I'd been doing 5 or 6 days a week during high school. So I put on about 10 lbs a year for all 4 years of college. And then I put on a little more between the time I moved to Texas and getting pregnant with Kalena. I've done weight watchers a couple of times (after Kalena was born and after Will was born) but both times I've quit around the time I hit 140 lbs. (I wouldn't have quit the first time, but that's when I got pregnant with Will. They pretty much frown on losing weight while you're pregnant.)
ANYWAY. The good news, for me anyway, is that I don't struggle with maintaining a weight. Between the last time I quit weight watchers and the first weigh in for BBL I gained about 2 lbs. That means 3 months of not working out or watching what I ate. Those months included Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the food that goes along with that, plus I ate all my Christmas candy before the start of the competition so it wasn't around to tempt me. All that and I put on 2 lbs. Once I get to a weight I just tend to stay there, give or take a few pounds. On the flip side, that means I have to make a serious effort if I want to lose weight. And now I am. So here's today's weigh in:
So far, so good.