Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 18 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 156.5#
Current Weight: 156.0#

Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 23.8
Current BMI: 23.7

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 14# to go.
I’m currently wearing size 10-12 jeans, and I’d love to get to an eight.

155-157# is probably going to be a plateau weight for me (always has been). I don’t want to screw with my milk supply, to I need to make sure I’m eating plenty of nutritious foods for the time being, though I still want to work on getting more toned. I’m going to keep up with the WWW, because I know how easy it is to slide back up the scale if I’m not being careful.

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

Track my food intake with MFP (_josey_) and not go over my total cals allowed overall for the week.
I tracked 6/7 days. Sunday was awful and I didn’t track…just straight binge eating and drinking all day at my in-laws for Easter.  I’m working on a post right now about eating disorders and the holidays, coming your way soon… *sigh*

Work out 3x.
Done! I did one walk with Stella last Wednesday (about 1.5 miles) and then two days on the elliptical machine (30 min/ea.) on Saturday & Tuesday.

I snuck in one of my elliptical workouts in during my lunch break yesterday instead of nursing Stella at daycare. I missed seeing her, but it was kind of nice to get a workout done during the day so I could come home and just relax with her instead of stressing that I should carve out 30 minutes somewhere to work out (since pumping only takes me 15-20 minute and nursing her at lunch takes 30+ usually, I couldn’t nurse + have time to work out).

Activities & goals for this coming week:
*Track my food intake with MFP (_josey_) all 7 days. I still need to get a handle on my old friend portion control, though I’m trying really hard not to get neurotic about counting cals (back to the ED reference above). Finding that happy medium is key for me.
*Work out 3x. As busy as I am, 3x a week is doable. That’s only 90 minutes, and I definitely spend way more time than that watching TV, blogging, etc… so 3x is still my goal.

On-going Life Style Goals:
Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella or pump (drinking roughly 100oz water/day). 
I’m getting better at this, and it’s definitely helping with my milk supply.

Choose fruit to snack on instead of chocolate.
Getting better at this too!

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.

Tweak all of your favorite recipes by adding in lots of green leafy greens. I almost always add a ton of steamed spinach, kale, or the like to every casserole, pasta dish, etc. that I make. It reduces down to not look like that much, but you get a good portion of leafy greens in (and if your hubby is like mine, when it doesn’t LOOK like as much green, he’s fine with eating it).

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)
Shannon @ Arkansas Runner (TTCer)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (TTC#2)
The Cornfed Feminist (pregnant)
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)
Heather @ The Road Less Traveled (postpartum)


  1. You're doing good! Way to go on working out during your lunch break. I have slacked off for the same reasons as you- scared about my milk supply. I also noticed R won't nurse after working out- the LC said he can taste the lactic acid in my breastmilk.. thought that was interesting!

  2. Great job! That would be a hard thing to decide to do, to workout or breastfeeding…You do need time for yourself though, so never feel guilty about that!

  3. I keep thinking I should go workout on my lunch break, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Good for you for sneaking in a workout, anything counts.

  4. congrats on your .5 weight loss πŸ™‚ I've been steering clear of the scale since i've been back at work. I always use my lunch break to work out, other wise I'd just work and never stop. Its a nice way to break up the day. Keep up the great work!

  5. Sorry if this is a really silly question… I was just wondering for when I start my Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In tomorrow, do I put my current weight as my 'starting weight' as in starting the WW? Or do I put my weight before pregnancy? Or weight at end of pregnancy or after pregnancy? Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  6. I put my starting weight as my 6w postpartum weight (the week I started doing these WWW). You can do whatever you'd like, really. If you want to put a caveat of how much you weighed at the end of pregnancy as well, that's fine (I liked to note that I lost the 25# of baby weight by 6wPP so I could see how far I'd come). It's totally up to you though!

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