The second born child and only daughter of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge was born on May 2, 2015 at 8:34am BST at Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital weighing 8lbs 3oz. Her Royal Highness is fourth-in-line to the throne; and on May 4, 2015, it was announced that the new Princess would be named HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. Princess Charlotte was christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church by the Archbishop of Canterbury on July 5, 2015.

Happy 2nd Birthday, HRH Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge!


Giant otter feasting, Brazil

Giant otters are a great indicator species- one that shows the health of the ecosystem. Why? Because each adult otter needs to eat about 4kg/8lbs of fish every day. These otters live in family groups of up to 20 individuals so collectively require a huge amount of fish to support them. As a result, the presence of giant otters on a lake or river indicates a very productive area. I filmed this family fishing in the Northern Pantanal, Brazil, on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild

Here’s Galileo’s 7 month semi-stack photo! He’s 29 inches at the shoulder and 63.8lbs. Big boy! 2.5 more inches and he’ll be as tall as Bandit. 

The stunt

‘Thank heavens January is coming’ grumbled Liam, looking at a fresh pile of bills that morning. ‘The gym has been absolutely dead these last three months. I just don’t understand it. The Fall promotions just didn’t draw people in like they did last year.’

‘Don’t worry honey’ smiled Danny. ‘People always overeat and feel guilty in January; they’ll soon come flooding back in and boost your numbers.’

‘I hope so,’ sighed Liam. ‘Otherwise, I think we’re finished by Easter’.

Danny and Liam both owned and managed two gyms in the city. They had met two years ago at a fitness convention in Texas and soon formed a romantic relationship, earning themselves the reputation of being the hottest gay couple in the area. Liam was the slightly taller, more muscular guy with big arms, large thighs, pulled together by a firm, flat stomach. He had thick dark hair and just the right amount of stubble. Danny was a slightly shorter, blonde pretty boy with a toned and fit frame that looked great in absolutely anything. Both boys could turn heads and often did. Danny had the pretty boy face and fit body, but Liam had the muscular physique and alpha male look most of the straight guys were after.

‘What you need is some sort of gimmick’ pondered Danny, thinking about Liam’s gym. ‘What can you do that other gyms aren’t doing?’ Unlike Liam, Danny’s gym was close to student halls and so he only had to worry about drawing people in during the summer when the halls emptied.

‘I dunno, I hate that sort of stuff’ said Liam, rolling his eyes.

‘Alright. Just see how your numbers are in January and then we can come back and think about it’ reasoned Danny.

Danny was concerned for Liam. He loved his gym so much and knew he wouldn’t cope well losing a business he had spent 10 years building. And so, Christmas came and went, heralding the arrival of the regretful over-indulgers; or so they both hoped.

‘Oh my! You would not believe how fat one of the guys at my gym got over the holidays!’ laughed Danny. ‘He has this whole new roll of fat around his stomach…’ he had to pause, laughing too hard ‘…and he didn’t even know it was just sitting there, sticking out of his t shirt as he sat at the side during the class today.’

‘You’re mean! I don’t know why you find it so hilarious when someone puts on weight’ teased Liam.

‘Me neither’ chuckled Danny. ‘I just find it hilarious!’ He took a deep breath to calm down and then looked more seriously at Liam. ‘Well, go on then. How are the January numbers?’

‘Not good. We only had 60% of the subscribers we gained at the same time last year.’

‘It’s not terrible’ reasoned Danny, trying to sound positive.

‘It’s not great. I need to do something, and fast!’

‘You need a gimmick, some sort of stunt to get people talking about your gym’ said Danny, sounding more enthusiastic and energetic. ‘Come on!’ he shouted as he saw the look on Liam’s face. ‘We just need to find something to get people coming in to the gym. We’ll get looking online and see what other gyms are doing’

Three hours later and the boys had systematically discounted a huge range of promotions other gyms had tried. Just then, Danny stumbled on to something that he thought might work.

‘Maybe the stunt doesn’t have to be about the gym. Maybe it could be about you, the owner.’

‘Go on’ said Liam, sounding more interested.

‘Look here. There’s this trainer in Kansas. He wanted to understand how his overweight clients felt when they embarked on a weight loss journey. So, he purposefully gained 100lbs of fat so that he could lose it again.’ Danny showed Liam the pictures.

‘Fuck, you think I should do that?’ shouted Liam, looking concerned as he saw the trainer’s before and after pictures.

‘Why not? He did lose it all. Look at him now’ said Danny, showing Liam the picture of the trainer after he lost all the extra fat. ‘He looks even better than he did before and I bet his numbers have skyrocketed at his gym. It’s perfect. Your client base is mostly men looking to bulk up or lose weight, they’d definitely be interested in seeing this.’

‘I dunno, this guy wasn’t as muscular as I am. I already weigh 200lbs. I mean, what would I even have to do?’ said Liam, nervously.

‘Well, this guy quit exercising for 9 months, and just let his appetite do the rest. It says here he just ate what he wanted, when he wanted. You could do the same; 9 months, no exercise and eat whatever you like.’

‘Ha, I like the idea of eating whatever I want…’ said Liam, sounding slightly more cheery.

Within a week, the boys had drawn up all of the promotional material and set about preparing for Liam’s big stunt. January 31st would be the last day Liam would do any exercise because, come February, he was going to start to learn what it meant to be a lazy boy.

February began and Liam found himself getting bored at home, missing his gym sessions. Monday was arms and shoulders day, but here he was sat at home watching TV. It was mind-numbingly dull and he found himself eating a load of snacks out of the cupboard out of pure boredom. By the time Danny arrived home he had fallen asleep on the sofa, surrounded by his leftovers.

‘Liam!’ whispered Danny as he shook Liam awake. ‘I’m home’.

‘Hey babe!’ smiled Liam as Danny bent down to kiss him. Danny looked so cute, in his gym gear as he stood over Liam; his pert little ass calling out to Danny. As Danny pulled away from the kiss, Liam grabbed his shorts and pulled him down on top of him. Not going to the gym certainly gave Liam more energy for other activities. Liam just had to take him upstairs straight away, rip off his shorts and smash his tight little ass.

Tuesday was pretty much the same; followed by the rest of the week. Liam snacked, slobbed out in front of the TV and then anxiously awaited Danny’s return so that he could fuck him. By the end of the first month, Liam started to realise that it actually wasn’t too bad a lifestyle.

‘So, it’s not been too bad’ said Liam as he made his video blog for the gym website. ‘I’ve eaten loads and you can sort of see my stomach is starting to look a little swollen. I’ve lost a little definition in my arms, but other than that, there’s not much change. Let’s step on the scales and see shall we?’ Liam moved the camera so that he could have a full body shot as he weighed in. ‘Last month I weighed 200lbs. This month I weigh…’ he waited for the numbers to settle. ‘202lbs’. He paused, trying to muster up some enthusiasm to carry on the video. ‘Well, 2 lbs isn’t too bad I guess. I suppose most of that will be because I lost a bit of muscle mass. Um, well, that’s it I guess. Catch you all next month!’

Danny watched the video back with him that evening. The video had attracted two viewers on the website so far.

‘It’s boring isn’t it?’ said Liam, throwing his hands up into the air.

‘Well…’ cringed Danny, trying to find something positive to say. ‘It could be better. But not many people are going to tune in to see you gain 2lbs a month. I think we’re just going to have to get you eating a lot more calories ready for the next vlog.’

Liam set about eating more over the next week. Danny would arrive home with something tasty each night and ensured that Liam ate it before bed that night. During their time off, Liam was introduced to a wealth of tasty food outlets, totalling up the calories each day.

By the time the next vlog was made, Liam had gained a further 8lbs and looked visibly softer all over, but it was still a slow trickle of views on the website. Liam had never eaten so much in his life. He had bulked many times in the past but he could not believe how hard it was to gain fat. He had to force himself to overeat every day and still the gains were nothing like he was anticipating. He had no idea how that trainer from Kansas had done it.

Something changed by the end of month 3 and Liam suddenly found his body was becoming used to the excess food. He found himself feeling hungrier than ever and happily overate his calorie targets each day. It wasn’t long after that that the results started to show more clearly. Liam had worked hard to build up a large muscular ass, but 3 months of no exercise and overdosing on calories had left it looking softer and wider. It still had the large spherical appearance, but the moment Liam started to walk, the new bounce was incredibly obvious to both him and Danny. Liam’s gut had blossomed. Despite the ‘overfed jock’ look he had going on with his small pot belly, Liam was surprised by how soft it was as he took a roll of fat into his hand and jiggled it. His pecs softened as well and he poked his nipples, surprised at how far in his finger squished into the softness.

‘Stop laughing!’ moaned Liam as he walked along the sidewalk with Danny.

‘I’m sorry, I can’t help it. That t shirt is just so damn tight on you. You look ridiculous!’ laughed Danny.

‘Yeah, well, I’m going to get some new stuff, so quit your giggling.’

Liam needed new clothes for pretty much everything. Even his underwear were digging in to his fleshy hips. He found he went from needing a 32” waist to a 36” but ended up buying 38s to ensure he didn’t have to worry about buying anything new for a while. The 38s should last him until the end of this stunt for the gym.

In month three, Liam had added a further 10lbs to his body, which was surpassed by an amazing 15lbs gain in month four.

‘Well, I’m wearing the same clothes I wore in my first video. As you can see, they’re really tight and uncomfortable.’ He weighed in, shocked at himself for the big gains, but pleased the hard work is paying off. ‘Wow, that means I’ve gained 35lbs since February 1st! I’m quite pleased with that’ he said, rubbing his stomach. ‘I have to admit, I do quite like not having to exercise. Also, eating what I want is pretty sweet as well! Anyway, I’ll catch you all in another month. See ya guys!’

Liam’s website was getting a lot more hits after month 4 and he enjoyed checking in each day to see the website’s counter going up and up. So far, so good. He had fans! Liam sat back as the numbers in the gym started to trickle upwards. He suddenly found he had more new subscribers than ever for the summer.

By month five, he had a small collection of emails asking when the next update would be. He couldn’t help but cheat and check the scales each week to see that he was making maximum progress. He squeezed himself into his original outfit and started recording: ‘Hey guys! I’m still loving the lazy lifestyle, but I can’t wait to get back to the gym! I’m blowing up fast! Look at this gut on me. I’ve just been eating and eating like crazy. Anyway, I know you’re all looking forward to seeing how much I’ve gained.’ He repositioned the camera and stood on the scale. ‘Another 15lbs! Wow, that means I’ve gained 50lbs in 5 months!’ He found himself rubbing his gut again. ‘Damn, I can really see how easy it is to gain weight now and I hope you’re all going to be with me when I get back in the gym to lose all this. We’ve got out summer promotion on, so there’s never been a better time to sign up. Come in and see us at any time! Catch you soon guys!’

After the vlog, Liam took a hard look at himself in the mirror. There was no getting away from it now. He was fat bellied. It launched out in front of him and was now bulging out to the sides as well. Turning on his side, he could see just how thick he had grown, with his ass rounding out behind him, his crack already on show in his XL underpants. ‘Fuck!’ he marvelled as he gazed at the size of himself.

Things changed not long after that when Liam and Danny were attending a fitness convention together in San Francisco. It was the same old crowd who did the rounds at these sorts of events. Gary, Henry and Frank all owned similar gyms in Chicago and tended to hang around with Danny and Liam at each conference. They were all big, alpha muscle men who strutted about the place like they owned it. Liam smiled warmly as he saw the trio heading down the corridor to the first day’s event.

‘What the fuck happened to you?’ bellowed Gary. ‘What’s this fat belly doing on you?’ he laughed, elbowing the other guys who were laughing beside him.

‘Oh, it’s a stupid stunt I’m doing for the gym…’ started Liam.

‘What, are you eating all your clients?’ laughed Henry. ‘I can’t believe you’re letting him get away with this’ he said, nodding at Danny who stood with them. ‘I wouldn’t put up with my partner turning into a fatty like this’ he stated, reaching out to pat Liam’s pot belly. ‘Fuck, feel how soft it is guys!’

‘Fucking hell!’ laughed all of them, grabbing a roll of fat each. Frank even reached around to pat Liam’s chubby butt. ‘Even his ass is soft!’ he grinned, nodding for the other guys to feel.

‘Danny, you’ll have to start getting this pig into shape’ bellowed Gary. ‘That fat gut on him is seriously disgusting!’

Liam had always been big and masculine. Whenever he went into a room, people looked at listened to him. But now, here he was, overfed and soft, with the big guys completely dismissing him, humiliating him in front of Danny. And there was Danny laughing along, agreeing with everything they said. Liam didn’t understand why, but he felt strangely aroused by the situation and couldn’t wait to get upstairs to do his next vlog for the gym.

‘I’m here at the fitness convention, learning about all the new amazing things we want to introduce in our gym. I’ve met up with a few of my friends who are all really shocked to see me and how fat I’ve got.’ He paused, feeling that arousal again, but having to carry on. He didn’t hear Danny returning to the room, peek into the bathroom and quietly lie on the bed so as not to disturb him. ‘Anyway, as you can see, my gut is pretty hefty now. And if I turn around, my buttocks are a lot bigger and softer. A few of the guys have been making fun of me for that!’ he chuckled, but still trying to calm himself down so as not to get a boner on camera. ‘Um, so I guess it’s weigh in time. Let’s see what I’m on today’. He stepped on the scales. ‘270! Oh man, I’ve gained 20lbs this month! I guess I didn’t realise how much I must have been eating!’ He paused looking down at his belly, the arousal starting to take hold of him; he realised he had to end the vlog quickly. ‘Anyway, thanks for watching guys. Catch you all soon!’ Liam breathed a sigh of relief as he switched off the camera. He took off his underwear and stood there, looking at himself in the mirror, his cock already standing to attention. He reached down and started tugging at himself, watching as the fat in his belly bounced along, making him even more aroused. He looked at himself hard in the mirror, thinking about what the guys had said to him today. He whispered to himself: ‘You’re a fat pig. Look at this disgusting belly on you. You should be ashamed.’ The words seemed to turn him on even more. ‘A big, fat, disgusting pig… with a huge fat gut and… a soft, fat ass.’ He couldn’t believe how horny he was making himself. ‘You’re just getting fatter and….fatter…’ Liam couldn’t hold it in any more. He came all over the bathroom, looking at his overfed, soft body. By the time he had cleaned up and went back to the bedroom, Danny had gone, like he’d never been there.

‘We should have a game of basketball while we’re here’ said Gary as the guys were having their final drink in the bar that evening.

‘Oh you guys can, but, I think Liam is a little fat for basketball these days’ chuckled Danny, patting his boyfriend’s gut. He’d been making similar gags with the guys all evening. ‘ I don’t think you even own any sports gear that fits you any more now your ass is so massive do you Liam?’ he asked with a slight grin.

‘Um, no, I don’t think I do’ stuttered Liam, a little unsure how to answer. He’d never seen Danny make fun of him like this before.

‘Anyway guys, I think it’s time to call it a night,’ said Danny, commanding the circle of friends. ‘We’ll catch up with you in the morning’.

The five men all sat up and took themselves to bed. Liam was feeling even more turned on than he was before. He couldn’t wait to get Danny upstairs in to bed. As soon as the elevator door closed he turned in to Danny, kissing him passionately; the pair of them practically racing in to the bedroom a minute later. Danny undressed and stood in front of him, the absolute epitome of fit and sexy, his tight ass, cute six pack and beefed up chest. Liam pushed himself in to him, rolling his hand into Danny’s ass the way he always did when he wanted to fuck Danny’s ass. But suddenly, Danny pulled away from him.

‘You think I’m going to let my sexy ass get fucked by a fat boy?’ he looked seriously at Liam. ‘You think a fat pig like you should get to fuck a guy like me?’ He looked seductively at Liam, rolling his hand up and down his belly. ‘Look at this fat gut on you. What on earth have you done to yourself fatty?’

Liam felt himself getting so hard, he thought he would come there and then.

‘I let you fuck me when you had a tight little ass, but…’ he jiggled Liam’s soft bubble butt. ‘…oh dear! Looks like I’ll be the one doing the fucking from now on, fat boy!’ And with that, Danny skilfully pushed Liam on to the bed. ‘Ass up, pig!’ he commanded, lubing up his cock and stuffing it into Liam, pounding him with incredible strength whilst using his hands to explore Liam’s bulging love handles; grabbing a handful of fat in each hand and shaking it as he made both of them come.

The boys never talked about it, but the power had firmly shifted in their relationship. Liam couldn’t get over how much this new fat made him enjoy being dominated. From then on, overeating wasn’t just a stunt for the gym, it was an exploration of his own sexuality. He became excited as he outgrew clothes, imagining what Danny would say to him when he saw he saw he could no longer fit his overweight body in to something.

‘Eat up’ commanded Danny, slapping a tray of pastries on to the table as he arrived home late at 11pm, waking Liam up as he slept in front of the TV.

‘Huh?’ he said, stretching himself in the chair to wake up.

‘You heard, pig. I want those gone. Now.’

‘But I already ate loads and it’s bedtime…’

Danny rolled his eyes and sped into action, pulling the leaver on Liam’s chair to recline him back, then sitting on his crotch, pulling his t shirt up to reveal his fat belly. ‘Do I have to do everything around here?’ he complained, taking the tray of pasties and stuffing the first one in to Liam’s mouth. ‘ I work hard all day to keep my fat pig happy and the fatty won’t even eat a box of pastries when I get home! No, I have to do it myself,’ he moaned, stuffing the second and third into Liam’s mouth.

‘Some of my clients in work were talking about you today. They had no idea you were my pig. They were just talking about this gross fat guy from the other gym and what he was doing to himself.’ He chuckled as Liam swallowed, feeling himself getting harder and harder. ‘They were laughing about this huge fat gut he was getting and how ginormous his ass was, not to mention his chubby, soft thighs!’ He laughed even harder, working hard to ensure every single pastry was eaten. ‘So I told them that I knew you. I told them to wait for the next vlog, because the last time I saw that fat boy, he looked so much bigger. His t shirt couldn’t even cover his fat underbelly as he gorged on a whole box of pastries, I told them’ laughed Danny.

Liam ate and ate, feeling so turned on. Danny took his shirt off and stroked his six pack and pecs as Liam watched, swallowing the last of his pastries. ‘Look at me, fatty. You used to look like this. Look at what you’ve done to yourself’. He leaned in closer to whisper in to Liam’s ear. ‘Look at what I have done to you…’ he teased, making Liam come in his pants without even touching himself.

Liam gained a steady 15lbs in month seven and then again in month eight, celebrating stepping over the 300lbs mark. His gut was ginormous and round and his ass had lost any sort of tone, settling in to a wide, soft shape. He carried a lot more fat on his thighs and started to feel them rubbing together more than ever. The tops of his arms lost their muscular look, bulging under the layer of fat that was surrounding them. A ring of fat rested under his chin and his perfect stubble relaxed into an untidy fat man beard.

Liam arrived home, almost breathless with excitement. ‘The home exercise channel!’ he stuttered. ‘They called today and they want me to come and do their morning slot. Said they liked what they saw on that celebrity shoot I did last month! Can you believe it? I have a six month trial! We’re moving to LA!’ he beamed.

‘What?’ said Liam, trying to take it all in. ‘I didn’t even know you wanted to do something like that. What about your gym?’ ‘Gary is moving down here now he’s divorcing his wife. He said he’d take it on.’

‘What about my gym?’ said Liam, concerned. ‘I’ve been promoting my big weight loss for almost 9 months now. I can’t just leave.’

‘Gary is going to take over your gym as well’ said Danny, matter-of-factly.

‘But what about the weight loss stunt?’ stuttered Liam, a smile betraying his excitement at the idea of moving to LA.

‘Oh honey, you didn’t really think I was ever going to let you lose all this fat did you?’ grinned Danny. ‘Not when I’ve got my fat pig ready for the next step.’

‘The next step?’ asked Liam, feeling butterflies in his stomach.

‘Yeah. The next step’ confirmed Danny. ‘There was this huge, disgusting fat guy who came in to our gym this week. He must have been close to 400lbs. Massive gut on him and this big, wide ass that barely squeezed in through the doors’ He chuckled to himself, looking down at Liam’s comparatively small gut. ‘And I thought to myself, well, Liam might be a fat pig, but what I need is the whole hog…’ He grinned at Liam, enjoying the obvious effect it was having on him.

Liam swallowed, turned on by the future Danny laid out in front of him. ‘You really want that?’ he said, nervously.

‘Oh baby…’ he smiled, turning Liam’s wide hips around so he had his back to him and then pushing his broad back down over the top of the chair, exposing his wide tubby backside to Danny, whilst he tugged at his cock ready to fuck him. ‘You don’t know the half of what I’m going to do to you…’

Weightloss Progress 10.18.17

Hey bois and girls!

Today marks 1 year since I decided to begin my weightloss journey. It’s been really hard. I’ve had ups and downs. There was a few months where I was at a plataeu, which sucked. I’ve had great months as well. It’s been a rollercoaster and it’s not over yet.

SW: 197lbs

LW: 146.8lbs

CW: 145.4lbs

GW2: 140lbs

Weight lost this week: 1.4lbs

Total weight lost: 51.6lbs


I can’t believe I’m posting this….

Both pictures are taken at the same point after having both my children!!!

I get so disheartened about my weightloss journey that I don’t give myself credit where it’s due!

In Olivia’s pregnancy I gained 6 stone whereas with Jaspers I gained 8lb… between having my babies I dropped 60lb! There’s not a massive difference between the two pictures but it does reflect some very hard work especially whilst pregnant!

2.5years and down 60lb so far despite having a baby inbetween… I need to be more proud of myself! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

TehBaby FAQ

Since ppl are asking about tehBaby and I don’t like repaying my self.

1: what is there name
Aura Meena
2: what is there gender
3:how big are they
8lb 13 oz at birth and 20.5 In long
4: will you keep posting pictures of them.
Yes. Many.
5: are you excited to be a father?
6: how is Blue.
Well. Happy to have our baby.
7: will your baby link undertale.
8: can I make stuff for baby.
9: are you still voice acting
Yes. Tho maybe not as frequently.
10: congratulations
Thank you


Happy 2nd Birthday, Charlotte!

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is the younger child and only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Charlotte was born at St Mary’s Hospital on May 2, 2015 at 8:34 a.m, weighing 8lbs, 3 oz. Landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye were illuminated pink to mark the princess’s birth.


The firstborn child and only son of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge was born on July 22, 2013 at 4:24pm BST at Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital weighing 8lbs 6oz. His Royal Highness is third-in-line to the throne; and on July 24, 2013, it was announced that the new Prince would be named HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. Prince George was christened in The Royal Chapel at St. James’ Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury on October 23, 2013.

Happy 4th Birthday, HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge!


You smiled as you scrolled through the comments, Georgina finally asleep in her cot. You were sat on the floor, leaning against the couch as Justice sat behind you, braiding and un-braiding your hair because you’d conditioned it as soon as you got home and it was ‘So soft, Mommy, I gotta’.

Jensen walked in and handed you a copy of a magazine, before taking a seat next to his eldest, kissing her cheek.

“What’s that?” JJ asked as you flicked to the page that Jensen had marked, beginning to read aloud from the magazine that you’d informed the day before.

‘Jensen and Y/N Ackles are pleased to welcome their baby girl, Georgina Grace Ackles (8lb 6oz), into the world. The ex-baseball star’s second child shares his birthday (March 1st) and continues his tradition of giving his daughters alliterative names. We’re yet to find out whether she’ll go by GG, like Justice Jay has taken JJ as her preferred name, but we can’t wait for more pictures of the happy family to emerge.

What’s next for the Ackles clan? We’ll keep you updated as we find out more! But for now, on behalf of all of us here at People Magazine, I’d like to offer the family my congratulations on the safe delivery of their beautiful daughter!’

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1 week pp. I guess technically at 10:19pm tonight. Anywho.

I was 185 walking in to the hospital. I am 167.4 today. Down one 8lb 3 oz meatloaf, and some fluids. Bump is shrinking nicely, boobs are compensating for that. I can walk laps around the neighborhood, do stairs, put my shoes on… After two weeks I can try spinning and “submerge the suture site” which means swimming but since sneezing hurts I’m going to believe that swimming will also hurt so I’ll wait on that. Running will reappear somewhere around 4-8 weeks, depending on my doc and how I feel. My fellow post-baby running friends have said not to rush this or you’ll do more damage and be out longer.

My goal is to be back to my pre baby weight (low 140s) by going back to work, really to fit back into small scrubs which shouldn’t be hard. It would be nice to fit into my old shirts and shorts so I have more options.

Frequently Asked Question #1

How long did it take to lose the weight?

I try not to focus too hard on the numbers with my blog, but I thought I’d answer this since I get asked it a lot. What I’d call the “main” portion of my weight loss journey occurred over 4 college semesters (you know, back when life was measured in semesters instead of years). So, about 2 years. Between the summer of 2009 and the fall semester of 2011, I went from 312 lbs to 173 lbs.

Well, what happened between then and now?

2012-2013 was my (second, lol) senior year. Not going to lie, I just maintained. Which, I’m happy about! That’s real life! Between classes, exams, graduation, being a lab technician, planning a relocation, and more I’m 100% absolutely jazzed that I maintained that weight loss with only a few up here and a few down there. What that means is my lifestyle change was successful! It stuck! 

What about after, after that?

I moved to Michigan, which was super exciting. My boyfriend had a great job locked in, and while I was lagging a bit I picked up a grocery job right down the street to occupy my time and get at least a little cash flowing. It was a pretty labor intensive job in the produce section where it wasn’t uncommon for me to walk 8 miles by the end of my day all whilst lifting 40 lb sacks of potatoes all day. Surely I lost some weight then?

A little. I went down to 165 lbs in 2014. Even with all that movement? Well, I had a problem. Retail is really stressful. People are batshit insane and ultra-entitled. What was my problem?

Pretty frequently after an 8-hour shift, I’d shimmy up to the register on my way out with some chocolates and a tipple of wine. It’s sobering how little it takes, but this little ritual a few times a week was enough to take my daily moderate labor to -8lbs over a whole year. And, that’s nothing to really get upset about. Surely the hoisting of potatoes for 18 months did something great for my body? I had only really walked, biked, and done simple (light) weight exercises up until this point. I got a lot stronger on this job.

2015-2016 was my year for getting revved up again, though. We moved to a new apartment, I started doing freelance, and we signed up for a gym and a half marathon. I got down to my current weight. I started weight lifting and we’ve kept running. That brings us to today where I’m going to the gym 5 times a week now, lifting significantly heavier things, meal prepping like a BAMF, and training for a second half marathon. 

I know this post may beg a few more questions, but this is the “very long” version of my answer to “how long did it take to lose the weight?”

Any pace is a good pace. Always remember that both the good and bad parts of life happen. We have fun, vacations, and holidays. We have losses and upsets. You’re not racing. You’re not “locking” yourself away in a box that can only be opened later. This is real life, and it’s now. It’s not paused until you lose weight.