Weight loss update w/ Exciting News!

This past weekend I had the joy of buying new blue jeans.  Now, normally this is the worst torture imaginable, especially for someone who has yet to come to terms with her weight gain (see my posts on Hashimoto’s) and for whom proper blue jean fit has always been hard to find.

Much to my immense excitement, I was able to purchase a pair of size 12 jeans!  Now this may not seem like a big deal to most people.  In fact, I never thought I would be excited to buy a pair of size 12 jeans, especially when I was still a size 6 (Ha!).  However, since I went up 3 dress sizes between my diagnosis with Hashimoto’s in March of 2012 and my wedding in October of 2012 and an additional 3 dress sizes between my wedding and the start of my pregnancy in December of 2013, my perspectives have changed!

When I bought my wedding dress in January 2012 I weighed aprox. 145 lbs and wore a size 6, when I got pregnant I weighed aprox. 183 lbs, and when I delivered my daughter in August of 2014 I weighed 225 lbs.  Today I weigh 168.6 lbs!  I have dropped from a pant size 16 to a size 12, a shirt size XL to a size L (medium if its man sized or unisex), and size L dress (as long as it give a little – hazards of a busty girl).

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Left is me today wearing my new jeans. Right is me trying them on at Old Navy.

In other news….

I can finally wear my wedding and engagement rings again!!!!  

During my pregnancy, I swelled up really dramatically (I couldnt wear any shoes other than wide flip flops after 12 weeks) and as a result I had to take my rings off (and I barely got them off) at 10 weeks!  Today was the first day that I have been able to wear them again!  I guess its just another example of how pregnancy and giving birth change your body, since I was down to my pre-pregnancy weight within a couple of months of delivering.

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My wedding and engagement rings fit!

And of course my husband had a silly response to my excitement…

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