Sorry my weight loss before and after photos are so late going up this month…March was pretty crazy around here, and that spilled over into April as well. It was one of those, “Was I life swapped??? And can I PLEASE have my old life back?” months.
So, I can either risk sounding like a whiney hiney or be one of those cryptic ‘vague-bloggers’…I’ll just put it out there. I was rear-ended in an auto accident on a Thursday morning, and on Saturday, I had a kidney stone attack that landed me in the ER. The kidney stone lasted until the following Friday night…and then the insurance company informed us that we had to replace our vehicle and return the rental by Monday. Oh yeah, and I’d already pre-scheduled two separate conferences for that weekend and the one following. Good times.
A HUGE shout out to my Mama and some of the sweet ladies at our church who brought food and kept my kids while I/we recovered, vehicle shopped, and retreated.
If you’ve ever contemplated getting a kidney stone, I don’t recommend it. Let’s just leave it at that. And if you don’t want to SEE a real kidney stone, then stop scrolling right after my glorious gut photo below. You’re welcome.
Thankfully, I’ve been able to continue to enjoy eating Trim Healthy Mama style, even with all of the mayhem. And right up until April 1st, the scale held at pretty much the same weight. Not to say that the scale registers the exact same weight every morning when I weight…not at all. It bounces around anywhere between 2 and 4 pounds of my ‘official’ weight…which of course, is the lowest weight.
So there I am, bouncing around in the same few pounds for FOUR weeks. I was almost too busy to care. My biggest issue was the stress and just not eating regularly enough, especially during the week I was in labor with a kidney stone. As soon as the worst of the stress was over, I woke up and weighed, and I’d lost 2# pretty much overnight…a new low that I’d never seen before! Then the next night, I lost 2 MORE pounds!
So the moral of this story is, that I’m a weird loser, and yet somehow, I still managed to lose 4 pounds in one month, which is a nice safe average.
Please note that I do NOT hold my gut in for the before and after weight loss photos, although I normally do in real life. According to my CT scan for this little jewel…
I have a ‘small fatty filled hernia’…thanks for that ER doc. So that’s part of the pooch issue I have going on in my before and after weight loss photos.
It’s actually called a ‘diastasis recti’ or separation of the abdominal muscles, and is common after pregnancy. Of which I’ve had 4. So I am going to start working on that at some point soon, and will report back with more tantilizingly realistic photos of my mommy gut. Possibly I should pose on the hood of my new mini-van. Or not. And speaking of working out, I’ve done a total of like, four fifteen minute workouts since starting this in January. A workout fiend I am not.
In much happier news, I was DELIGHTED to discover that I can now wear my collection of vintage dresses, and granny swimsuits. I may have to show those off to you in another post! (See link above for a vintage dress shot!)