Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 33 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 159# (2 wks ago)
Current Weight: ?

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


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 17# to go.

I need to get back at this. 20 weeks ago I was at 155.5#. WTF? That means I have been spinning my wheels for six months, and I’ve even slid backwards a bit. I’m too fat for my skinny pants and too skinny for my fat pants. It’s a conundrum. This has been a fun summer, filled with lots of BBQs and beers, but it’s always frustrating to me to look back and realize that with a 1#/week loss, I could have been at my goal weight by July 1st. UGH.

Also, my scale is driving me insane. Yesterday it said 157# when I stepped on it. Today it said anywhere from 158-162# (different every time). Time to buy a new scale that won’t vary by 4-5# in a minute!

On the up side, E&R made a great point last week in her WWW post last week about how BLW is helping her to eat better. I’m definitely the same way. Save the occasional Cheetos, I try to only eat things I can give to Stella, which means lots of fresh fruit, steamed veggies, good fats, and lean proteins. Not too shabby!

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

*Move my body every day. – Ugh, as of last Thursday, I was 45/47. This past week has not been great though – I was 3/7, which means I’m now 50/54. Time to get back at it. I skipped Sunday b/c I was so sunburnt from our 5.75 mile walk on Saturday, and then Monday it was raining after work, and last night I just forgot. !!!! Time to make this a priority again.
*Eat healthy snacks. – Did well! String cheese, fresh fruit, and a few pieces of chocolate. πŸ™‚
*Cut back on drinking. – Bit by bit…
*Make a new healthy dinner recipe. – We keep doing lots of grilled kebabs, etc. Headed to the grocery store today to get ingredients for a few new meals.

Activities & goals for this coming week: 
Okay – I need to do some specific goal here to get back at it this week.

*Move my body every day. – I want to get back on the wagon with my 100 Day Challenge. I also want to incorporate ab work every day. It is SOOOO needed.
*NO chocolate for snacks unless I have already exercised that day.
*Only have drinks 4 nights. – Yes, I realize that still sounds like a lot to some of you, but it’s pretty much habit around here to crack a cold one after work, so that would actually be drinking LESS for me. Yes, I realize it’s empty calories and the majority of my problem with my (non) weight loss this summer. No, I’m not getting smashed every night, but a couple of cold beers or fresh mojitos are just so good in the summer! This week we are going to music in the park on Thursday, softball on Friday, and a BBQ on Saturday, so that gives me one other cheat night. 

On-going Life Style Goals:
Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella or pump (drinking roughly 100oz water/day). – I am buying a new water bottle on Saturday that is larger and encourages me to drink more. I’ve been failing at this lately at work.
Walk places instead of drive when possible. – DONE! I’ve been doing great at this!

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.

A girl I just met that moved in three doors down (and who just had a little girl and used HypnoBabies and the same midwifes as me!) just posted this on FB, and I am SO making it this week.

Heirloom quinoa, spinach, and feta burgers (meat and gluten free)

About 2 cups Quinoa? (I used leftover heirloom quinoa, it’s a pretty red color)
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, chopped
About 1 cup Feta
1 package frozen spinach, strained VERY WELL
About 2 Tbs masa harina (We make our own tortillas often, so it is a staple in my cupboard. It adds a really great flavor and allows it to be gluten free, but any flour would work fine).
Salt and Pepper

Mix all ingredients together and shape into paddies. (I got about 6 paddies with the above quantities).
I fried them in about 3 Tbs Olive Oil until I could see the feta melting, maybe 4-5 minutes per side over medium / medium high heat.

We ate them with sour cream (Tatziki would have been awesome too) and Chalula, because Chalula is good on everything. They were seriously scrumptious!!!





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)
Allie @ Blonde Mombitions (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)
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)
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10 comments

  1. ^&%*&^%$%&^ That is what I say to my scale everytime I get on it. I look forward to your posts because I know you are going through the same exact thing I am (or maybe I should want better for you?! LOL) either way, I had also back slid. Although I am getting up at 4:30 working out like a crazy person and yet, my body is being SO MEAN TO ME. That recipe looks delish. What is BLW?

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  2. I too gained a little back after starting to lose again, mostly from our vacation a few weeks ago, but it looks like I'm back on track again. Just keep chugging along! Those burgers look delicious! Did Stella try some or is that still too much for her (I'm not current as to what is appropriate solid foods for her age)?

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  3. Yes! I needed something to make for dinner tonight. Sounds delicious. Thanks!

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  4. I haven't made them yet, but yeah, I think I will give her some! πŸ™‚

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  5. Wow, you're doing really great! I just ordered some new running shoes from amazon in hopes that they're arrival will get my fat ass in to gear!Wishing us both luck and will power!

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  6. MMmmmmmmm. Quinoa burgers….. I have a good black bean and oatmeal burger recipe I should send you. Quinoa is the BEST.

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  7. Mmmm that recipe looks so good!! Unfortunately we can't get some of the main ingredients here so it will have to wait until we are visiting a 1st world country! πŸ˜‰ I am so with you on the 4 nights of drinking a week being a challenge. In the summer time I find it hard to resist a nice cold drink at the end of the day. Good job on the healthy snacking! πŸ™‚ Ugg… scales like that drive me crazy. We threw ours out because it was doing similar so I go to a shop that has a scale every week to weigh in… which I forgot to do today so I am going to have to post my WWW tomorrow!

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  8. That recipe looks really yummy, may have to try that. It's so hard to cut back on beer drinking especially in the summer, I can't wait to have some beers in a few weeks.

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  9. I did make these last night and they were delicious. I had some fresh cilantro in the fridge so I added that too.

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