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).