Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: Starting of Week 12


I can feel myself getting lazy, I don't know why, I just don't have the energy to go to the gym like I would want to. I am still losing weight by just watching my diet and using MFP (Name: shesshells). I had a hard workout on Sunday and was sore for 2 days, talk about lack of motivation after that. I am excited to see a number that is closer to my goal weight, we're getting awfully close to summer and I really want to be at my goal weight by then.

I really feel that this weightloss is bringing me closer to my BFP, it allows me to feel as though I'm actually doing something on a daily basis rather than just sitting around waiting for appointments.

Side note: I've been counting my weight on here in whole pounds, for example, I saw 136.8 on the scale this morning, but I will count it as 136 here, however MFP doesn't count it as a while pound at that point, so I say I've lost 9 lbs, but MFP says I've only lost 8 as I haven't lost the whole lb. Whatever, 9 feels better than 8.

Another Side note: I'm apparently an idiot and have been putting in to the BMI calculator that I am 5'2" but at my most recent Doctor's appointments (of which there have been many) I've been consistently measured at 5'3". I will switch to that measurement, but it makes it look like my BMI went down more than it actually did.

1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal. (BMI info from this website)

Starting weight: 145        
Last Week's Weight: 137
Current Weight: 136 (-9 lbs total, 11 lbs to goal)   
Goal Weight : 125       

Starting BMI: 26.5
Last Week's BMI: 25.1
Current BMI: 24.1 (In the normal range!!)
Goal BMI: 18.5-24.9 or exactly 22.1 for goal weight

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

Progress on last week's activities:

1. Time my mile and run it at a pace of 5.2 miles an hour: didn't run this week, just walked
2. Continue with no soda for a week and see if I can also do no beer for a week: I had one soda all week and no beer, but two margaritas (do they count if they were prickly pear margaritas?)
3. Go to yoga class: I can only make it to the class on Saturday, but we had to drive to Las Cruces on Saturday so I didn't make it this week
4. Continue with My Fit.ness Pal app: done, everyday!
Activities for this coming week: (the more activities I attempt, the more I am likely to achieve)

1. Time my mile and run it at a pace of 5.2 miles an hour
2. Continue with no soda or beer
3. Go to yoga class
4. Continue with My Fit.ness Pal app
5. No eating out this week

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.

-The organic produce that I've ordered from my yoga group is great! We've tried so many new things this week and new recipes.

-Rather than buying ingredients specifically for recipes and then only using half and throwing what goes bad away, I have been cooking based on what I can find in the fridge, what ever I run out of gets put back on the grocery list and then I am trying to incorporate that bag of organic food surprises into what I am able to make.

-We have been saving so much money by not going out to eat. We are using this money to pay down our credit card bill, not eating out = closer to baby. It's amazing how we can easily spend $30-$50 on just the two of us when we go out to eat. Especially because we don't eat fast food. It has been forever since I had Micky D's, Burker K, or T Bell. Once you stop eating that junk, it feels like a major setback to go back and eat there again.


This weight loss thing is really getting around, I read on so many blogs during this past ICLW that lots of people are thinking about joining. If you read that someone wants to join, please encourage them.

I copied Josie's list from her page as it is more comprehensive, if you are not on this list, please let me know and I will be sure to add you so that other people can follow along!

I've also added in people's MFP names (at least the ones that I know)

Michele @ Nowhere in NM (TTCer) MFP: shesshells
Gee @ Gee Baby (TTCer)
Mag @ Witty Infertility (TTCer)
Shannon @ Arkansas Runner (TTCer)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (TTC#2) MFP: horn5378 
The Cornfed Feminist (Pregnant) MFP: katie112007
Nico @ Phred, Fwed, and Schweffel (pregnant)
Josie @ My Cheap Version of Therapy (postpartum) MFP: _Josey_
Kristy @ Relaxing Doesn't Get You Pregnant (postpartum)
One Day @ Are We There Yet? (postpartum - twins)
Laura @ Legos and Jets (postpartum)
ks @ Inconceivable!?!?! (postpartum)
jenn @ Adventures of a Nomadic Housewife (postpartum)
Holly @ Holly G. and Co. (postpartum)
Julia @ 3 bed 2 bath 1 baby (postpartum)
Meghan @ Maybe Baby, It's You...Two! (postpartum - twins)
Just Us & A Miracle Baby too! (postpartum)


  1. DUDE - you are kicking ass and taking names!! Inspiring!

    Great tip about the food - I've been buying groceries based on ingredient lists for a couple of meals, then refusing to go back until I've used up all of the random extras in my fridge for other meals. Saves sooo much money, plus I eat more fruits and vegetables that way!

  2. You are doing great! I joined MFP (2keep) I don't think I am going to be doing the weekly weigh ins though. I don't like to weigh myself too often.


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