Friday, April 17, 2009

did ya notice?

I added two little bar graphs to the right hand column of my blog.

See 'em? Aren't they pretty?

The first shows our progress on paying off our debt ($7000 in 3 1/2 months, thank you very much!). Hopefully we'll be able to throw another huge chunk at that when the rest of our tax return is paid out.

The second is my progress -or current lack of progress- in losing the weight from this last pregnancy. For me, the real benchmark will be when I can once again fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, but the scale is a good reference point in the mean time. I thought about posting before and after pictures, but I don't think I can bear to take the "before" shot.

Why is it that, although the baby grows in my stomach (okay, I know it's not my actual stomach, you know what I mean) it's my thighs and hips that take the brunt of the weight gain?


Although it's going to feel AMAZING to have our debt paid off, I might be more excited to fit into my "skinny clothes" again.


  1. yay! excellent on the budget, you'll get there on the clothes front for sure!

  2. Wow, great job on the budget! And I'm with you on the weight loss... seems so hard to lose, sometimes!

  3. It will come off, don't worry, eat right, get some exercise and when he's older you can work at it more :)

    And good job on the debt repayment, that is fantastic! That takes dedication, congratulations and keep up the good work!

  4. Good luck on both! We're also trying to be done with car payments (although now it looks like we'll be trading our current car for a lease car this summer) and I too need to lose about a dozen of lbs (a few from miss A, and a few from nursing her). Unfortunately for me, losing weight while BFing is like swimming up the stream...

    And I DARE you to take a before shot ;) Maybe that will give me courage to take mine...

  5. Way to go on the budget! That's awesome!

    As for the weight loss... I agree... why does it all accumulate on the hips? I'm a whole size larger on my 'bottom' than my top... needless to say, dresses don't fit so well.

  6. good for you!

    Olivia is 2... it is taking me forever to get the "baby" weight off. 45 lbs gone so far... 40 more to go. Ya, I never really lost any in between babies which was not so smart on my part.

  7. baby weight is hard to get rid of. Like they say, it took you 9 months to put it on, give yourself at least 9 months to get rid of it all.


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