Over the past 4 weeks of weighing myself on Wednesday mornings, my weight has stayed put around the 163.6-163.9 mark. It makes sense things aren’t moving since I’m not actually trying to lose weight right now, but it’s still frustrating to have seen really no change from 2 weeks to 6 weeks postpartum. It’s so hard for me not to compare to my time postpartum with Stella, and at this point I was back at 161# with her, even though I had gained 5# more with her than I did with Harvey. I’m pretty solidly sitting about 3# above that now with a lot more squishy belly hanging around than I had last time. My uterus has definitely contracted and moved back down into place, so now I’m just left with the dreaded beer belly & love handles look. Ugh.
At any rate, that’s enough whining for now. Here is a check in on my toning goals for the month:
- Complete Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred program. – I was 5/7 on doing the 30 Day Shred this past week. I moved up to Level 2 on Monday (not at all because I’ve mastered Level 1, but just because I usually do 10 days of each level and then repeat). It is still hard for sure, but I can feel myself getting a little stronger every day.
- Track calories in MFP & stay within my limit. – I was within 100 cals every day, sometimes a little under, sometimes a little over, but usually right about on track. I really like having MFP & FitBit linked. It’s a good reminder to me that if you move your body less you should be eating less because you obviously haven’t burned as many calories!
- Drink more water – at least 100 oz per day. – Still working on this! I’m carrying my 24 oz / 750 mL Cambelbak around with me everywhere which is helping a little.
My goal this week is to really focus on the quality of foods I’m eating every day. I just have to stick with it…