Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 4 Weeks Postpartum

I’m using Michele’s guideline (found here) for writing this weekly post because I really like the accountability it lends to the whole process. It won’t be super specific for me yet since I can’t yet institute a diet/exercise routine, but once I’m hopefully given the A-OK at my 6wk check-up on Jan19th, I’ll definitely be adding that all in to start my 30s with a plan!

1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal: 20# to go!

Starting Weight: 166#
Last Week’s Weight: 162#
Current Weight: 163# — a 1# gain
Goal Weight: 142# (“normal” is 122#-164#)

Starting BMI: 25.2
Last Week’s BMI: 24.6
Current BMI: 24.8
Goal BMI: 21.6 (“normal” is 18.5-24.9)

2. Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals:

Progress on last week’s activities:
*She eats 10-12x/day, so I’m going to drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse her (half of my insulated water mug that Mom got me for Christmas!)
I did pretty great at this! This is going to be an ongoing goal.

*Eat mindfully. I’m not counting calories or anything, but I don’t need to grab unhealthy food to snack on either!
Hm… does thinking about the orange stains on my fingers from eating Cheetos count as eating mindfully? No? Shit.

*Try out the stroller/car seat combo at least once!
Done!  She loved it, and it was a good workout for me!


Activities for this coming week:
*Drink 100oz water/day
*Not buy junk food / eat healthy snacks only.
*Take a walk with the stroller at least 2x.

3. Try to motivate others to join in on trying to lose weight
Join in on Weight-loss Wednesday check-ins and keep yourself accountable!

4. Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I’ve tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out for people to try, a photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing.

For a healthy snack that is a great mix of carbs, fat, and protein, throw together some cottage cheese, assorted berries, and slivered almonds. Pretty, healthy, and delicious!

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I can’t remember who all is joining in this little weigh-in accountability scheme, but please leave me a note in the comments if you want me to add you to the list below!

Michele @ Nowhere in NM (TTCer)
Holly @ Holly G. and Co. (TTCer)
Gee @ Gee Baby (TTCer)
Nico @ Phred, Fwed, and Schweffel (pregnant)
Kristy @ Relaxing Doesn’t Get You Pregnant (post-partum)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (post-partum)
One Day @ Are We There Yet? (post-partum)
Laura @ Legos and Jets (post-partum)
Bridget @ The Lost Stork (post-partum)

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One comment

  1. Maybe the extra LB is from all the water you're drinking. Way to go though, sounds like a good week minus the cheetos of course. You're right though, if you don't buy them, you can't eat them.Oh, I think Bridget joined in too.

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