Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 8 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight 38w pregnant: 186# / 6wk pp: 161#
Last Week’s Weight: 163#
Current Weight: 159#

Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 24.8
Current BMI: 24.2

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

I’m 5’8″ and have a goal weight of 142# (BMI of 21.6), so I have 19# to go.

My scale sucks and gives me a different number every time I stand on it, so I chose 159# as the middle ground of the numbers that showed up today. 155-160 all showed up, but right around 159 most often. How annoying. I think that must have affected my number from last week too, because there is no way I’m down 4# this week, but down 2# over 2 weeks sounds about right.

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

Eat a salad for lunch every day and track my calories consumed – Done & Done!
Do the elliptical 3x. – Yep!
Do special ab exercises 3x to help with the diastasis recti I have going on. – 1x

I also drank lots of water and took 3 walks with Stella+stroller+dog – two 1 milers and one 1.5 miler.

Overall I’m very happy with myself this week. On average, I was 160 calories under my goal each day (MFP automatically shifts your cal requirements based on your exercise level each day). I didn’t mean to do that, but I have it set to “maintain weight” (figuring if I hit that goal, I’ll actually lose weight since breastfeeding burns 300-500 cal/day) and for me, that’s 1,880 cal/day without exercise. When I’m actually doing the elliptical and walks, that number goes up, and I’m just not used to eating over 2k cals/day.

Activities & goals for this coming week:
Eat a salad for lunch every day again. I feel so much better when I do that!
Do the elliptical 3x.
Make learning some postpartum ab exercises a priority…that area NEEDS some work!

I accepted the job yesterday, and I start this Friday, so we’ll see how that affects my eating/exercise goals. Wish me luck!

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

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.

Two weeks ago and today.

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)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (TTC#2)
Nico @ Phred, Fwed, and Schweffel (pregnant)
Kristy @ Relaxing Doesn’t Get You Pregnant (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)
Julia @ 3 bed 2 bath 1 baby (postpartum)


  1. OMG you rock.I cannot wait to get into the 150's again.

  2. Lookin good! I love that you do these updates each week!

  3. You look fantastic, Mama! Good work!

  4. That tummy is definitely tightening back up!!! You look great!

  5. Your belly has definitely gotten smaller over the last two weeks. Each time post pg I've intended to take weekly pics to see the belly go back down but I've never managed to be consistent – you're motivating me to do so this time, it's pretty cool!keep up the good work!!

  6. You are looking FANTASTIC!! Great job!

  7. Great job!! You look fantastic. And, EIGHT WEEKS!? How did that happen!?

  8. You look great! Keep up the good work. And good luck on Friday! I am sure it will be so hard to leave Stella.

  9. Great work!!! I think it might be time for a new scale. You are inspiring me to start taking pictures. Great progress!!

  10. You're lookin' great 🙂 Keep up the awesome work!!!!

  11. You look really great Josey.

  12. Woot! Go you! New weight decade! I look forward to the 150's as well! You are a rockstar!

  13. You look great.

  14. Holy! You are doing great. I just finished reading an amazing book about weight loss… not sure if you are into that kind of thing, but it is called Getting A Grip by Monica Seles. It is her life story (she was a famous tennis player) and it is really interesting!

  15. Oh, my gosh. You look amazing. I can't believe you just had Stella two months ago. You rock at sticking to your goals.

  16. I am 7wpp and my scale is stuck on stupid. Your tummy is going down for sure!

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