Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 7 Weeks Postpartum

Hm…okay, so I can’t turn 30, drink beer and eat cheese dips and chocolate chip cookie dough to my heart’s content for three days, and expect to lose weight. So noted. 😛

I had four days of good tracking and staying within my calorie goal, though two of the four I wasn’t eating the healthiest of foods. I had three days of eating without counting a calorie. That is mostly the fault of my own neurotic, cheap self. I made a couple dips as appetizers and cookies for dessert for my birthday party on Friday (we had 8 friends over for dinner and drinks), and we had a ton of leftovers. I’m too cheap to let anything go to waste, so I end up eating random shit for my meals to make sure we don’t have to toss anything. Stupid. Time to let it go and move forward though.

1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal: 

Goal Weight: 142# (BMI of 21.6), so I have 21# to go.

Starting Weight: 166#
Last Week’s Weight: 161#
Current Weight: 163# –> 2# gain

Starting BMI: 25.2
Last Week’s BMI: 24.5
Current BMI: 24.8

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

Progress on last week’s activities:
Yikes. I think I underestimated how hard it would be to get in elliptical time with Miss Stella not on a schedule… plus when she is sleeping, I tend to blog instead of work out. *not good* I didn’t use the elliptical once – nor did I do any ab exercises.

I did take a really good walk with a fellow Mom (whose daughter was born 10 days before Stella) on my birthday. It was a 3mi walk with the strollers, and we were huffing and puffing by the final few blocks uphill back to my house.

It snowed a bunch this past weekend, so I’m not sure how realistic it is to try to start the running program with the stroller right now. Charlie is also out of town until Saturday for his Grandmother’s funeral, so I don’t have a babysitter so that I could run on my own, SO, the 5k program is going to get pushed back a bit here. In the meantime…

Activities & goals for this coming week:
Eat a salad for lunch every day, and track my caloric intake using MyFitnessPal. (_josey_)
Do the elliptical 3x.
Do special ab exercises 3x to help with the diastasis recti I have going on.

On-going Life Style Goals:
Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella (drinking roughly 100oz water/day).
Walk the 1 mile to the post office with Stella in her stroller at least 2x.

3. 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.

If you just had a baby, make sure you check to see if you have diastasis recti (thanks for the heads up about this Nico).

If you have diastasis recti either during pregnancy or after pregnancy, then you should not do the traditional Core exercises.
If diastasis recti (a separation of the right and left side muscles of your belly) occurs, then you should stay away from twisting motions, planks, quadruped positions, crunches and most traditional abdominal exercises. You will need to train the pelvic floor and transverse abdominis to re-create the strength and integrity of your core. You can do this with pelvic floor training, supported crunches and TA training. 


Please let me know if you want me to add you to the list below to join in on WWW!
Michele @ Nowhere in NM (TTCer)
Gee @ Gee Baby (TTCer)
Mag @ Witty Infertility (TTCer)
Nico @ Phred, Fwed, and Schweffel (pregnant)
Kristy @ Relaxing Doesn’t Get You Pregnant (postpartum)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (postpartum)
One Day @ Are We There Yet? (postpartum)
Laura @ Legos and Jets (postpartum)
Bridget @ The Lost Stork (postpartum)
ks @ Inconceivable!?!?! (postpartum)
jenn @ Adventures of a Nomadic Housewife (postpartum)
Holly @ Holly G. and Co. (postpartum)
3 bed 2 bath 1 baby (postpartum)


  1. 30th bday is a huge deal. I think it is totally finally you splurged a bit. You can just jump right back on the wagon. You're kicking my butt with weight loss and I had Taylor in October!

  2. You deserve to enjoy your Birthday! Happy 30th!!!

  3. You're so awesome about the accountability you hold yourself to. I track things monthly, but don't always post them. I'd be interested to see how your measurements changed over the next few months even if your weight stayed similar.You're the rockstar now, mama. 🙂

  4. I had a similar week. After losing 2.5 lbs the previous week, I lost nothing this week. I was able to work out a ton because my in-laws were in town. However, the family size bag of pretzel M&Ms I consumed did not help anything!

  5. Glad you checked for the diastasis! How big is yours? Mine was about three fingers wide after each of my boys was born. I managed to get it down to around 1 each time and then slacked on doing the exercises. Hopefully after truffle as he will be my last i will manage to be more vigilant!One idea for babysitting if C isn't around is to maybe do a swap with another mom? You take both kids for a few hours one day and then either the same or another day she takes them both, so you can get some workouts in?

  6. Happy 30th. I've been trying to loose some weight, but not getting very far. You look like you are doing a great job. Good Luck!

  7. Hey Josey! I'd love to be in on the weekly posts too!You're doing GREAT!

  8. Happy 3-0!!! Good times. Thanks for the book recommendation, half-way through it and tried out some strategies last night. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it myself… that stuff really works. However, I forgot to check the diaper for one cry and got him calm and it was a wet diaper, oops. I can't remember (baby brain) if I commented on the nursery. I love how cozy it looks. We have been hanging out in our nursery a lot and it's great to have everything in one place! Good luck with your goals!!!

  9. I've been stalking for a while (it's possible I've commented once or twice…) but am coming out of the woodwork. I love this initiative of getting blog support for losing weight. My baby girl is 7 months old and I'm rededicating myself to losing some pounds in hopes of TTC#2 the "natural" route. I don't plan to weigh weekly or anything, but I definitely plan to follow you on your journey! And perhaps I'll post weekly without the weigh-in… we'll see. Anyway, good luck!!

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