Holy baby weight, batman! with Vitality Wins

Alright y’all, who the heck let me walk (er, waddle) around thinkin’ I was some hottie pregnant chick?  Hello!  Looking through pictures from last year totally threw me off of what I REALLY looked like at 9+ months pregnant… yikes!  What’s worse is the before & after… er, well the before I delivered sweet baby Dutch but the after when I got all huge ;)

Before: 10 weeks along-  1st pregnancy (2nd time momma!) and I was overly excited to snag a few maternity tops.  I had visions of not gaining any weight and having “a little basketball belly” so with visions of basketballs in my head, I went to the mall and tried on the maternity store belly band thing thinking, “Yep, totally going to rock the cute belly I can’t wait to get!” aaaaaaaaaaaaand then fast forward 30ish weeks after 8,412 ding dongs, Taco Bell and Diet Coke to my delivery day and actual freakin’ huge NON-BASKETBALL belly:

giant  preggo lady

Hello!  At 10 weeks………… I still wore single digit jeans, fit easily in sandals with straps and could slide my wedding ring on and off.  At 40 weeks……….. I added a chin, some wobbly “relief society arms”, the biggest boobs I’ve ever had but the chubbiest sausage toes known to man, (that  b a r e l y  squeezed into that poor pair of flip flops! Ha!) and a wedding ring that was now useless as it stopped fitting around month 7.  Ha!

At 16 weeks post-partum now I have lost the majority of the weight gained but am working to get the remaining 15# off.  Lemme tell ya, it’s way easier and more fun to gain weight than lose weight!  But, why not make it a game?

Introducing VitalityWins.com, a simple game of healthy eating and lifestyle resulting in a loss of weight and a gain of healthy habits.

Vitality Wins

The more healthy habits you do in the day, the more points you earn- this game awards you for the good you do each day.  It’s simple: positive points for good good and negative points for bad food.  And as the creator behind the game says, by week 4 you won’t want it to end because you’re losing weight and feeling good!

Vitality Wins

I know this is true because we competed against some of our fellow bloggers [Jennie, Tausha, Lori and Sachiko] during the EVO Conference earlier this year and guess who won?  Well, not me.  LOL!  Jennie did.  Buuuuuut, I did lose about 10 pounds playing Vitality Wins so that’s a bonus of losing… get it, losing?  ;)

I’m so funny, huh.  Hahaha… okay anyway you take a looksie here to sign up and  I’ll give you an update in a few months, on my little boys 1st birthday, of the final “after”.  For now I’ll see y’all a bit later today with a crafty craft!  XOXO


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Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • Angelina - OMGoodness!!! This was just way to funny!!! With our last baby ( 2mths ago :) she is our 6th.. My feet swelled really bad but thankfully they went back to normal a few days later.. So I can understand the Sausage toes thing… : ) Either way pregnancy has a way of making us look good and I have to admit, I MISS being served everywhere I went.. Now if I go anywhere without the baby.. I am just a normal lady and nobody tells me, how cute I am.. I am thinking of stuffing a pillow in my shirt so I can get that good treatment back from the people in our great society :)

    • lollyjane - Thanks Angelina! Congrats on baby #6! I already miss a teeny 2-month old… enjoy each moment! And I may have to steal your pillow idea… I miss the generous hospitality, too!! Darn it! LOL xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Dominique - “relief society arms” I nearly died from Diet Coke coming out of my nose. Thanks for the laugh.ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Bwahahha! I love that you get that AND that you’re a fellow DC drinker!! <3 xoxoReplyCancel

  • Loretta - I still think you look beautiful! But I can totally relate! My mirrors must not have been working right towards the end of my pregnancy (thank goodness), because I thought I mostly looked the same. Now when I look back on those pictures, I can see a lot of extra weight in my face. Of course that happened to be the picture on my drivers license… :)

    This game sounds awesome! Every once in a while my sisters and I do some kind of challenge like this. I’ll have to check it out!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Hahah! Drivers license! Noted…will NOT do that (; LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • alicia king - fun, i wanna play!ReplyCancel

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