Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 21 Weeks Postpartum

Or, the one in which I call you out if your name is on the list! 🙂

FYI – next week I am going to add a quick blurb about each person on the list at the bottom so we can all encourage each other. If you aren’t actively doing WWW right now, NO worries. Just let me know if you need a break from the list and I’ll take your name off until you want back in!

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 155.5#
Current Weight: 155.0#

Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 23.6
Current BMI: 23.6

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 13# to go (down 6# since starting) .
I’m currently wearing size 10-12 jeans, and I’d love to get to a solid eight. I look damn good as an 8!

155-157# is my plateau range, but I’m okay hanging in this area and working on toning for awhile so I don’t screw up my milk supply by cutting calories further. Once I’m cutting back on BFing, though, it’s on! If you’re looking for a good calorie counting website that accounts for exercise levels, etc., check out MyFitnessPal.com.

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

*Eat a salad for at least 5 meals. – Yep! I was great at salads / food in general this week. My drinking on the other hand…still consumed thousands of extra calories. Oops.
*Work out at least 3 times, including ab workouts EACH TIME. Hm. I did 4 workouts, but only did my abs once if I remember correctly. I need to get in the habit of doing this every time. My abs are rough right now.

Activities & goals for this coming week:
*Eat a salad for at least 5 meals.
*Work out at least 3 times, including ab workouts EACH TIME.
*Cut back on the alcohol consumption (this is hard, since BBQ season is starting up and we get together with friends pretty regularly and we’re all beer drinkers!).

On-going Life Style Goals:
Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella or pump (drinking roughly 100oz water/day). 

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.

Like I mentioned above, I’m going to do a quick synopsis of everyone on the list below next week. If you want to write your own, feel free to send it to me! mycheapversionoftherapy (at) gmail (dot) com. 

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 (postpartum)
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)
DRMama @ Life Amongst the Palm Trees (postpartum)
Emma @ Emma in Mommyland (postpartum)


  1. Great job this week, remember slow and steady wins the race, especially since you are BFing! I need to move to eating salads at lunch!

  2. Yes,.call out! I'm going to start back up next wednesday with posting. I'm too down on myself today. I'll get there though!

  3. Ha! I am not cut out for blogging, but I will update you on my progress. I started taking barre method classes since the beginning of March, and I love them! My current weight is 148.8 (down almost 10 pounds since I last blogged!!) and I've lost 7 inches in the month of April alone! Getting out of the 150's was huge for me, I was stuck there for so long. I just can't seem to get into a groove with regular blogging, but I still love to stalk everyone else's!

  4. You've probably already posted about this at some point, but I'm too lazy to go look… what exactly are your ab exercises? I've started back up with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and I'm having the hardest time with the balance poses. I know my core is super weak and would love to strengthen it some!

  5. Good job losing another .5 this week!! A little at a time is great and sure adds up (or the opposite, in this case) in the end! Looking forward to hearing a bit more about how everyone else is doing on the list. Yes, I could check each one of their blogs (which I promise I will at some point when I have a bit more time), but so lovely of you to do it for us! 🙂

  6. Nice job! Even when I was working out 5 days per week snd eating clean 80% of the time I couldn't get below 155 for the life of me. Most important part is you look great.

  7. Thanks for the update Meghan!

  8. Nothing special right now – I have a silly little routine that I've done off and on for years. Maybe I'll post about it next week or something. 🙂 When I did yoga last month, it was shocking to me how weak my core is now. Eeek!

  9. Yeah, my body is definitely "happy" at 155. I just feel awesome about 10# below that. 🙂 We shall see!

  10. I'm still in… just lacking time at the moment to post. For ab exercises, one thing I would suggest that is super easy is any time you're driving, pull your navel as far as you can towards the seat back and hold for as long as you can. Repeat. You can also do pulses. Just put your hand on your stomach every now and again to make sure you're pulling everything in and not pushing out on top. 🙂

  11. I'm back, BABY!!! I will be posting now! I'm running, and finally kicked my butt into gear!

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