Having a baby is hard on a body. I was blessed that 10 days postpartum most of the weight gain (30 lb) had come off. Enough so that I was back to my weight from the month before I got pregnant (note: when I got pregnant, I dropped 10 pounds right then, to a weight I hadn't been in years). However, weight gain and loss never tells the whole story. The weight may be gone but so is the original shape the body was pre-pregnancy. The loss of ab muscles makes the midsection look like a sack of apples. :-(
So now 8 weeks after having the baby, and 2 weeks after starting to run again (C-section required 6 weeks of recovery), the running and ab work are paying off. I couldn't help but celebrate when today I was able to fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans!
There's still a lot of work to go. And for the sake of speed for my running, I'd love to see myself another 10-20 pounds lighter. But I love my junk food and I love that I don't live my life thinking too much about food, so if that would have to change, I'm not sure that's something I'm willing to do.
For now though, I'm happy, boppin' around in my DKNYs. :-)