this is just to let you know that "there is hope" for getting back into your pants.
Although my body looks rather saggy without clothes on still (in more places than just my belly ), there is a genuine up side. I just put on my smallest pair of pre-pregnancy jeans today. My baby will be 8 weeks old this Tuesday.
So my recommendation to you is that you use pregnancy as a time to eat just as healthily as you can. That's what I did. And now, I am breastfeeding (well, mostly breast pumping). I eat a TON of food, so my metabolism stays quite high and my body doesn't try to reserve fat.
I'll grant I am not happy with my body without clothes on just yet... but I look pretty decent with clothes on, if I may say so myself without seeming a jerk.
I'm not genetically special or gifted. I simply exercised self-control while I was pregnant, and never let it be an excuse to eat the wrong foods. I guess I see this as a reward for all the times that I stood firm and said "no" to cake and ice cream at the office.
I see the question here a lot, "how soon were you back in your pre-pregnancy pants?"
My answer comes today... just short of 8 weeks.
How soon before I have definition and the skin elasticity comes back? I'll let you know when it happens...