Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 36 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 159# (5 wks ago)
Current Weight: 162?

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 20# to go. 

I weighed 155.5# five months ago, and now I’m probably 5-7# over that. GRRR. I took my measurements today, and every number has gone up (well, except my bust, which is just huge no matter what). NOT good, but it was definitely an eye opener that five months of slacking off has obviously not been working out for me. My belly is bigger now than it was at 8w pp. EEEK! I haven’t bought a new scale yet, but the one I have was saying between 161-163 this morning every time I stepped on it, and it used to say between 155-157# at the beginning of summer. SO, I am restarting this with a passion. It is time.

The other huge motivation – looking HAWT at my sister’s wedding in February. I need to order my bridesmaid dress asap, and right now I am not liking the size I would need.

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

*Enjoy vacation without binge eating (unless it’s my Mom’s homemade bread). – I did pretty well at this, actually. Not bad at all. It was the non-stop drinking that got me full of empty calories though!
*Move my body every day. – Nope. 9/14. Not horrid, not great. I was 5/7 while on vacation (I counted carrying Stella all around the airports as workouts, girl is 20# now!)…and I was 4/7 my first week back. Biggest excuse = moving Stella’s bedtime earlier, which has negated the possibility of after-work walks with Stella and Charlie, but I need to figure out a way to make this week. I switched up my pumping schedule at work yesterday, and instead of pumping at 10:30, 1:00, 3:30 (every 2.5 hrs), I pumped 11 and 4 and worked out on my lunch break. We’ll see how this works. I’m just nervous about  how my milk supply will react.
*Bring healthy snacks for travel days (Wed & Wed we are flying, Saturday we are doing lots of driving). Hm. I did okay with this. 2/3.

Activities & goals for this coming week: I need to get back to basics.

Track all 7 days on MFP. Every day. I have read a LOT of posts from bloggers this past week of women back on the MFP wagon. Please leave a comment if you’re on it so I can add you! _josey_
Move my body every day.

On-going Life Style Goals:
Finish SIX of my 16oz water bottles throughout the day.
Walk places instead of drive when possible. – 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.

I’m 3/4 of the way through my 100 Day Challenge, and I’m at 63/75 (84%).
I’m frustrated because I was at 47/50 the 1st half (94%) and right now I’m at 16/25 (64%).
Those numbers are kicking me back into gear.
I can still finish at 88% if I am 25/25 this last quarter!!

Also, I have made the quinoa/feta/spinach burgers multiple times in the past few weeks (with reduced fat feta) and they are AWEEEEESOME. Also, my husband and his friends love them. #HugeBonusPoints

I put them into MFP tonight (and shared them, so you can also find them in the system if you are tracking there!), and they are 237 cal/ea. when you eat them without sour cream or tatziki sauce.  Try them, you will love them!

Finally, a couple of pictures from last night. Stella was sitting on my lap, playing with my belly button, and I was so amazed to look at that squishy belly of mine. She FIT in there. I am so grateful to my body for doing that for me, but it is time to lose that belly fat. Pudgy belly are only cute on babies!


  1. Good Luck. It's so hard isn't it. Now that we have our daughters (a crazy statement) to think about, it kind of changes how I'm trying to view things. It's one step forward and two steps back though.

  2. Such cute pics! At least she can't talk yet; Gracie says "Mama big tummy" all the time just in case I need the reminder 🙂

  3. holy cow!!! I can't believe how big she is…20# is definitely a work out…I'm really happy Raegan is so petite, it definitely makes it easier to carry her around but doesn't really provide that workout lol

  4. Good luck! Weddings and summer weather were always my biggest motivators!! You can do it!

  5. So funny – she fit in there! Why are babies so obsessed with mommy belly buttons? My little one loves to play with mine! Stella's such a cutie!

  6. Yeah, I want to have a positive relationship with my body, both for me, and for what I'm teaching my daughter! It's definitely hard.

  7. I could have written this myself. I am an inch shorter than you and seeing the same thing on the scale – at the same time. I got 164 the other day and about died. I have slacked off and we went back to Paleo this week FOR REAL. No more slacking – I've been ridiculous.You already look terrific, so you'll just look HAWTER in February 😉

  8. Ugh, I can SO relate 🙁 I feel like I looked excellent 8 weeks post pardum.. Now?? Not so much 🙁 Desserts are what's killing me.. And beer.. I really need to kick my own ass into high gear.. Good luck to you!!!

  9. I am feeling the exact same way. Summer has been awful for my body!! 🙁 Too much drink and tasty food I guess. Once I am back from vacation I am planing to get to work full steam ahead with healthy eating and daily exercise so I will be sure to try to help motivate you too and get into posting more recipes! I am sure you'll look just fabulous at your sister's wedding in Feb!! 🙂

  10. Sofi loves playing with my belly button, too, and it always makes me feel self-concious about the squishiness. And I HATE that. I, like you, want with all my heart to help Sofi feel beautiful and confident and to love her body. I know that I am her example to follow so it has to start with me. You CAN do it!

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