I finally did it, it took me about a year, but I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight. That's what the scale says anyway.
The clothes in my closet tell a different story.
While I may have lost the amount in pounds, my body is definitely different. I still have a flabby belly pooch that refuses to go away. My chest is still larger (although in the process of shrinking since I'm not nursing/pumping as much), but my rear and thighs shrank. Thus, I'm now in a smaller pants size than I was before, even though my top half is larger. Weird.
I was reading that one of the best ways to shed belly weight is running. I would love to start running/jogging. Please. Now would I do that before my child wakes me up in the morning or after she goes to bed at night when it is pitch dark and all the crazies come out? Really, I'd love to know.
And no way am I leaving my child during her waking hours. I want to spend as much time with her as I possibly can. The jogging stroller is another option. I think I need to find a cheap one somewhere if I'm serious.
In the meantime, I'll keep doing what I'm doing, which is ignoring the issue.