Seriously! I think it's God's gift back to us mom's after going through painful labor. A: Bonding with my baby and providing his most basic need and B: BURNING 500 CALORIES A DAY DOING NOTHING! Can I get an AMEN?! I am writing this because I stepped on the scale today for the first time in over a month to see what my weight was and calculate how much I need to lose to feel normal again and I had lost 10 whole pounds. Who loses 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas? The mother of all feasting! Can you tell I am ecstatic? I have been eating craptastically and still lost weight! Hallelujah! I am now 6 pounds away from my pre-baby weight BUT I gained weight before getting pregnant due to summer school and stopping any form of exercising cold turkey and shoveling peanut M&Ms into my gullet. So maybe (hopefully) this weight will come off faster than expected! Here's the scoop: I gained A LOT of weight whilst preggers--let's just say I was closer to 200 lbs. than to 100 lbs.....okay, I'm an open book: One hundred eighty pounds!! Holy mackerel whale! It just doesn't hurt as bad if I type out the words. Well, now I am 141 lbs. (still a hoss) and I was 135 lbs. when I got pregnant. So, so far I have lost about 40 lbs. in 4 months, which is pretty awesome but I'm not done yet because this jiggly ace sho' ain't gonna be seen in a bathing suit this year if things don't change. So, I am aiming for 125 lbs. Respectable and average for my height (5'3"). I was 113 lbs. in high school. My glory days. Anyway, so that's 16 lbs. Completely doable, right? I want to be a firm, minimal cottage cheese 125, knowwhatimsayin'?