Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 12 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight: 38w pregnant: 186# / 6wk pp: 161#
Last Week’s Weight: 157.0#
Current Weight: 157.5#

Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 23.9
Current BMI: 23.9

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 15.5# to go.

I’m up 1/2# this week (which based on how much my weight fluctuates, basically means I’ve stayed even over the past two weeks). I’m definitely just coasting right now instead of making it a priority. Grrr. I know, I know…I need to enjoy this time in my life, but I’m also tired of nothing in my closet fitting me thanks to the super pudgy, bloated tummy I have going on. 😛

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

Progress on last week’s activities:
Eat a low calorie, healthy salad 5x. — 5/5
Elliptical or stroller walk 3x, ab work 3x. — Meh. 1 day of yoga, nothing else.

So I do great on the salad goal – I just only give myself the option of bringing a salad to work for lunch. Workouts totally got pushed aside this week, and I have no excuse other than I was being lazy and not making it a priority. We had a crazy busy weekend, but I still could have made it a priority. Grrr.

On the up side, I DID HOT YOGA AGAIN! I almost bailed b/c it required Charlie picking up Stella from daycare, me rushing out of work, the class started 15 min. later than I thought AND it wasn’t the class or the teacher I had wanted (they had switched the schedule last minute to “hot” instead of “fusion” and someone else was teaching it…), BUT, it was exactly what I needed. 60 minutes of stretching, breathing, pushing my muscles, and having someone continually remind me to stay in the moment. It’s honestly the most time (about 90 min, since I was so early) that I have spent in 12 weeks just being in the here and now for myself. I definitely hope to make it a weekly thing. 

Activities & goals for this coming week:
Eat a low calorie, healthy salad 5x.
Track my calories on MFP (_josey_)
Exercise 3x. Include ab work each time!

On-going Life Style Goals:
Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella or pump (drinking roughly 100oz water/day).
Choose fruit to snack on instead of chocolate!

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.

Remember that replacing your ground beef with turkey is a super easy switch that cuts calories and fat, and one that most husbands won’t even notice with the proper seasoning! 🙂


I started WWW to help keep myself accountable, and I’m stoked about how many people have wanted to join in! Please let me know if you want me to add you to the list below to join in. Some weeks get busy, but TRY to make it a point to always check in – if only to remind yourself of the importance of putting your on health on the front burner!
Michele @ Nowhere in NM (TTCer)
Gee @ Gee Baby (TTCer)
Mag @ Witty Infertility (TTCer)
Shannon @ Arkansas Runner (TTCer)
The Cornfed Feminist (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 – twins)
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)
Meghan @ Maybe Baby, It’s You…Two! (postpartum – twins)
Just Us & A Miracle Baby too! (postpartum)


  1. I did hot yoga last night and it was awesome- I am so sore today. Keep up the good work!

  2. You're doing great 🙂 I totally agree with you about being tired of nothing in your closet fitting.. I'm in the same boat.. Iwant to look great in my clothes and not have this gut 😉

  3. Am glad you are doing so well, and trying to stay so focused….You will be looking good in no time!Don't remind me of what I look like currently!

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