Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 38 Weeks Postpartum

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 161#
Current Weight: 160.5# (and saw 150s all week until this morning!)

Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 24.5
Current BMI: 24.4

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! I was 880 calories over my goal for the week, which is frustrating (I was almost exactly that much over last night, which is what pushed me over)…BUT, I’m keeping it real and it’s good for me to see where my weaknesses are. It also pushes me to do that extra 30 minutes of exercise if I know I want an extra helping of something that night. I’m set on MFP to have a 250 cal deficit/day (for .5# loss/week)…. so it’s no coincidence that the scale didn’t move as much this week overall when I didn’t stick to it. Working on being better about it this week.

Move my body every day. Achieved! The least I did was yesterday (a 15 min. walk doing errands on my lunch break), the most was Sunday (35 min. elliptical + 18 holes of golf – with cart, but still walking a ton). It feels good to be making this a priority every day. I’m basically trying to do at least 5 days of GOOD cardio, and then the other two days at least something (be it a short walk, some ab work, whatever).

Activities & goals for this coming week: I’m going to continue to keep this simple for now…
Track all 7 days on MFP. 
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.
It’s surreal to think that 38 weeks ago today, I was within 24 hrs of meeting my little girl, who was born at 38 weeks gestation. Pregnancy can be rough on your body, but it is obviously worth it. It’s my own fault that I haven’t lost more weight since she was born, but they say “9 months on –> 9 months off” – and I AM thankful that I am at least back to my BFP weight. Yahoo!! The tone isn’t what it was pre-baby, but really, all the weight I have to lose from here on out is caused by too many Cheez-its and beer, so no more blaming this belly on Stella!! 🙂


  1. I love how honest you are with yourself. Yay for being back to BFP weight!!! Keep it going!

  2. Yay… sounds like you are doing great!! 0.5 lb down is still very good and sounds is if it was close to being more down than that from your weigh-ins throughout the week!! Good for you for tracking and staying active everyday. You will hit that goal soon if you keep it up!! 🙂

  3. I have started a page on my blog to record. It’s going to be hell for me to remove this weight.

    1. Why is your blog not linked to your gravatar Chon?

      1. I don’t know I can’t work this shit out! Can I fix on iPhone and what section is it in? Bloody hell.

  4. ok think it works now!

    1. Yep! 🙂

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