Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-in: 8 weeks postpartum

I kept looking back at last weeks post to really keep myself focused on my goals. I think it has really helped me to do so. I'm making progress and seeing changes.

In fact, I went to a baby shower for a co-worker this past weekend. No one has really seen me because of my maternity leave, they could not stop commenting on how much weight I've lost already and kept complimenting me and how good I looked. They also said that I look slimmer than before I was pregnant. I think they all just forgot what I looked like because I know I look almost exactly the same. Maybe it is that I am just happier and that is reflected in my overall appearance.

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

Starting weight: 140 (6 weeks postpartum)        
Last Week's Weight: 139
Current Weight: 137 (-3 lbs total, 12 lbs to goal!!!)   
Goal Weight : 125       

Starting BMI: 24.8
Last Week's BMI: 24.6
Current BMI: 24.3 (In the normal range of 18.5-24.9)
Goal BMI: 22.1 for goal weight

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

Progress on last week's activities:
1. Consume at least the recommended water intake for a breastfeeding mom, 64 oz
I've really done well at this. I fill my water bottle up and drink only from that. It is a 24 oz bottle. I have one bottle between midnight and breakfast, one before lunch, one before dinner and one again before midnight. I'm drinking very close to 100 oz a day but really nearly forcing myself to do so.
2. Purchase some sort of yoga video or program that I can realistically see myself doing
I figured out how to get youtube on our x box on our tv in the living room. I can do many yoga videos from there. On Friday night I did a Jillian Michael's yoga video, and it damn near killed me. It was a 35 minute beginners yoga and I could only do 20 minutes before I had to quit, I mean before dinner was ready. I will try that same video again this week and try to make it through it.
3. Walk at least 2x with E in the stroller
I walked my 5 k training session on Saturday night with him in the stroller. It was a brisk walk or slow jog for 45 minutes. I started at dusk and was out after dark, so Nate followed me with a flashlight. I did not get a second chance to walk with him, but now as an afterthought, I should have done so today.
4. Hike in the mountains with or without E
Rain kept me from hiking on the days planned. Yes you heard that right, it rained in New November...weird! The rain also soaked the cloth diapers I had out on the line, but whatever. I'm not sure I will be able to reach this milestone before it gets too cold. However, I have taken a hike on thanksgiving before and that gives me a bit longer to try to get one in.
5. Continue 5k training program, no skipping days!!!
I am surprised by my own commitment to this program. As I said above, I even did one session after dark when I normally would have just skipped it due to the inconvenience. I am determined to do this even though I truly hate running. I missed today because Nate was out of town and I'm not yet prepared to let someone watch my baby so I will have to make up tomorrow.
Activities for this coming week:
1. Continue with 100 oz of water intake daily
2. Complete 1 yoga video
3. Walk at least 2x with E in the stroller
4. Hike in the mountains with or without E before it gets too cold
5. Continue 5k training program, no skipping days!!!

3. Post anything else I feel like sharing.

I got a peek of 136 lbs on the scale one morning this week and panicked a little. Losing 3 lbs in one week is a little more than I planed for and seems excessive. However, it was only that morning, the remainder of the week I was somewhere in the 137's. meaning that my scale does give fractions of pounds, I simply don't post them here, it would make the math more difficult if I did.


  1. You are doing great! All that water is so good for breatfeeding mamas, I always assumed it was part of the reason I lost so much while I was BF'ing! The trick us continuing after you stop breastfeeding... Which I did not- I need to do better about that!

  2. Way to go, Michele!! Lots to focus on, but it sounds like you're doing great!

  3. OMG!!! Congrats on your son...I take a blogging break and amazing things happen. Great job in your training for a 5K.


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