Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 37 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 162#
Current Weight: 161#

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

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.

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

Progress on last week’s activities:

Track all 7 days on MFP. Achieved! First time in a very long time that I’ve tracked all week. I’ve set my goal settings to be to lose 1/2# per week. I was 416 under MFP’s calorie goal for me for the week, so that’s good. Not so good, the additional pound I could have lost if I hadn’t had any drinks this week. Baby steps. I’m going to keep tracking and keep trying to cut back on the amount of empty calories I consume through alcohol.

Move my body every day. Achieved! It wasn’t hard core amazing workouts every day, but I made an effort to at least do something every day. Char has been working 2 1/2 hrs from home, so I’m basically single parenting and it’s been hard, but it’s important to make moving a priority. One day all I had time to do was a bunch of ab work as I laid on the floor and listened to Stella fuss herself to sleep, but that’s okay. That’s better than sitting on the stair step and playing with my phone, right?

Activities & goals for this coming week:
Track all 7 days on MFP. I’m going to keep tracking and keep trying to cut back on the amount of empty calories I consume through alcohol.
Move my body every day.

On-going Life Style Goals that I’m achieving:
Finish SIX of my 16oz water bottles throughout the 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.

I’ve decided that at my 40w postpartum WWW (Sept 12) I am starting my count over. On Sept 8, Stella will be 9 months old and my 100 Day Challenge will be complete. I’m hoping to be solidly in the 150s at that point, since right now I’m at the same weight I was at 6w pp and at my BFP weight. I’d really like to get back to a place where my dress pants fit nicely (150#), so that will probably be my short term adjusted goal as well. I’m thankful that I took off the “baby weight” with no problem, but I’d really like to tackle those last 15-20# that have plagued me for most of my adult life. For my height (and I’m pretty average build), the healthy BMI range is 122-164#. That means I’m not overweight, but I’m damn close, and I’m tired of feeling like that. I want to feel sexy in a pair of jeans instead of self conscious about the muffin top. I want to feel confident in a clingy dress instead of self conscious about my flabby arms and tummy. I can do this! I’m feeling great about tracking my calories again – it’s always such an eye opener to have to honestly write down what you’re eating in a day.


  1. From the sounds of it you are doing great! I didn't even know it was Wednesday until I saw this post. *Hopefully* I can get my WWW posted today.

  2. Why can't alcohol be calorie free?!? 😉 I wish… okay, maybe not, that might be trouble in over ways. You are doing well and have set great goals! I actually looked around the house today where we are staying for a scale but no luck so I am missing WWW again and mostly likely until we are back from vacation so it will be scary to see what the scale reads then. We're back on September 8th so I am going to set some new challenges for myself around then too, so I'm with you to really work on getting rid of those final pounds this fall!

  3. I squeezed, and I mean SQUEEZED, into a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans for the first time this morning because we were going to the park and it was too cold for a skirt. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have scars on my muffin top forever because of it :)Are you doing the Sleep Lady Shuffle right now or just normal laying on the floor listening to Stella fall asleep? We laid on the floor outside Gracie's room for a bizarrely long time after the shuffle was complete listening to her go down. Parents are so weird haha.

  4. You are doing great! Even a little movement each day is better than nothing. Being a single parent is tough, especially when at the end of the day a great way to relax is with a cold drink!

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