Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 26 Weeks Postpartum

If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.

Does anyone else binge and go crazy right before they know they’re going to buckle down? Well, I do. That’s what happened this past week. WAY too much eating out and drinking beers with our house guests that were in town from Thurs-Mon. UGH. I’m super bloated right now, which I’m sure (hoping) is a good portion of the weight gain from the past week. *sigh* It’s too bad the rolls are only cute on my daughter.

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 156#
Current Weight: 160#

Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 23.7
Current BMI: 24.3

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) or a Size 8, whichever happens first, so I have roughly 18# to go.

I will be six months postpartum on Friday, and after losing all of the baby weight (plus an additional 5#) during the first three months, I spent the past three months just coasting. Honestly, I needed that time to just relax and enjoy my time with my child! Now, though, summer is here, and I’m feeling like it’s time to get back into healthier habits and lose that last 15# that has plagued me since college! I started The Great 100 Day Challenge last Friday, and so far I’m loving it! Feel free to join in if you’d like – it definitely doesn’t have to be fitness related either. For me, the goal of moving my body every day for 100 days is all about making ME a priority every day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes.

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

*Target: Buy a calendar to track workouts – hang in my bathroom so I look at it every day. – Done!
*Shoe store: Buy new running shoes (and maybe socks?). Try them out this week at least twice! Done! I went to the shoe store and had them do a gait analysis on me, and they helped me pick out the perfect shoe (Asics GTX 2170 trail) for (1) my feet – which are on the wide side of normal (2) my stride – i just slightly pronate my left foot, and these are a stability shoe (3) where I run – mostly gravel, so the trail shoe has slightly more aggressive tread. I love them!
*Grocery store: Buy ingredients for a couple of the salads y’all suggested. Fill fridge with healthy snack options for the next week. Done! You guys are awesome for giving me so many great suggestions.
*Mark on calendar what workout I want to accomplish each day. MARK OFF when complete (including ab exercises) This is going to be done (the calendar goes July-June), but in the meantime, I’m marking my daily progress on my great 100 Day Challenge page. Thanks to Carlia for the awesome idea and motivation!

Activities & goals for this coming week: 
*Move my body every day.
*Eat healthy snacks.
*Don’t drink so much.
*Make a new healthy dinner recipe.

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

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.

It has been 2 months, so it’s time for an update on my measurements, as much as I REALLY didn’t want to do this today. Just think, if I had kept with my original goal of 1# a week, I would have hit my goal weight on June 1st. GRRR. Here we go again…

Feb 8, 2012 (158#)   –   April 4, 2012 (156.5#)   –  June 6, 2012 – 160.0#
Bust:                                             39.00″                         39.00″                   39.00″
Under Bust:                               32.50″                         31.00″                    32.00″ 
Natural Waist:                           31.50″                         30.00″                   31.00″
Belly (largest part):                 37.00″                         36.00″                    36.00″
Hips (largest part):                   41.00″                         41.00″                   41.00″
Thigh (largest part):                24.00″                          23.00″                   23.00″

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)
Mag @ Witty Infertility (TTCer)
Shannon @ Arkansas Runner (TTCer)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (TTC#2)
Karen C @ The Brooding Woman (TTCer)
Kristy @ Relaxing Doesn’t Get You Pregnant (pregnant) 
Nico @ Phred, Fwed, and Schweffel (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)
Julia @ 3 bed 2 bath 1 baby (postpartum) 
Meghan @ Maybe Baby, It’s You…Two! (postpartum – twins) 
Heather @ The Road Less Traveled (postpartum)
DRMama @ Life Amongst the Palm Trees (postpartum) 
Emma @ Emma in Mommyland (postpartum)
E&R @ Dreaming of Babies (postpartum)
Helen @ Our Grand Adventure (postpartum)


  1. You're gonna have a 6 month old?!?!?!? 🙂

  2. Great quote! I like the idea of the 100 day challenge moving every day – even if just for 10 minutes. I may have to give that one a try as well.

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