Hi there! This is me.
I'm known here as Sunshine Mama, and this is my story of gaining and then losing a whole bunch of weight. When we got married in 2005 I weighed about 135 pounds and was a size 6, the smallest I'd been in my teen and adult life. After my first pregnancy I started on a roller coaster of weight gain and then eventually weight loss. From 220 pounds to 155 pounds, from a snug size 18 to a slightly loose size 8, from 2006 to 2012 - this is the whole experience.
September 2005. The beginning of the whole journey. I was a newlywed here, below a size 8 for the first time since my teens. I was proudly showing off my size 6 pants - I'd bought a bunch of cute new clothes for our honeymoon. That little bit of tummy there? I thought it was too much of a pooch and was self-conscious about it. Yeah. Time changes all perspectives, huh?
June 2006. Almost immediately after we got married, I was pregnant with Bug, and here I was at 40 weeks with him.
November 2006. I was starting to eat fast food pretty regularly as I was on the road a lot for work. It was also the start of winter, so my usual winter pounds had started to pack on. Usually it was only 5 or 10 extra pounds, though.