I’m 5’8″ and have a goal weight of 150# (BMI of 22.8 – normal range is 18.5-24.9). I might reevaluate this goal someday when I get to 150#, but for now, I’d feel good if I was a fit and toned 150# and could fit into all my skinny clothes again!
I’m not going to be writing in weekly for awhile, I don’t think. I still neurotically weigh myself all the time to keep myself on track, but I’m going to try to focus on toning right now, and I think I’ll check in every 25 days of this 100 day challenge with weight and measurement comparisons. I dunno…that could change, but that’s what I’m thinking for now. 🙂
My milk supply has definitely been lower lately, and it kind of makes me nervous to be cutting calories on top of that, but I’m so tired of this weight that I really don’t care anymore at this point. We are 9 1/2 months into nursing, and I have almost 300oz in the freezer, so I’m feeling pretty confident that even if my supply dips more I can supplement with that and keep nursing to get us through one year. I’ve been drinking SOOO much water lately that I’m hoping my supply just picks back up, but we shall see. For any working/pumping mamas out there, did you notice a drop around 9 months? Do you just think it’s from the kid eating so much more solid food?
At any rate, here is a pic of my non-existent abs (aka, baby/beer belly) at the beginning of the 100 days. This is after a huge week of drinking, so let’s hope that I’m just bloated and most of this belly will just melt away with the decrease in alcohol in my diet + doing more ab exercises over the next 3+ months! I basically look how I looked at 5 months pregnant in the pictures below, except the belly is squishy instead of hard. NOT COOL.
11/2009: when I started this blog because of my unhappiness with my weight
Belly 37.50″ – Natural Waist 31.75″ – Weight 169.0#
05/2010: my lowest weight in a long time
Belly 34.25″ – Natural Waist 29.50″ – Weight 152.5#
04/2012: 4 months postpartum (feeling good about myself!)
Belly 36.00″ – Natural Waist 30.0 – Weight 156.5#
TODAY: 9.5 months postpartum – UGH
Belly 39.0″ -Natural Waist 32.5″ – Weight 161.0#
That’s an INCH up on both measurements since 2 weeks ago, and those are WORSE numbers than my numbers 3 years ago when I was the most unhappy with my body and weighed 8# more than I do now. Whoa. I had no idea I had back slid so far, but I guess that’s what taking measurements is for.
So here we go. I’m at ground zero, and it’s time to kick it into gear.