Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday: The Battle Of the Pastries

Date: March 2nd
Current Weight: 204 pounds
Change from Last Week: 0
Pregnancy Weight Lost: 23 Pounds
Next Goal: 186 pounds

Bug's Weight Last Week: 9 pounds 8 ounces
Bug's Current Weight: 10lbs 1 oz

Wooohooo!  Bug is officially off of the pediatrician's watch list because she is gaining weight like a mad woman.  Me, I'm not doing much, but this week, I have been feeling pretty content with my body.  If you hadn't already read, Bug and I are a breastfeeding duo and it has done wonders for my mood and self esteem.  Weird.  So much of my self image is now tied to how she is doing.

Soooo, you may have noticed  that I'm at 204 for the third week in a row.  I can assure you, it is not because I didn't work out enough.  In addition to jogging twice last week, we walked two days and I let Jillian Michael's kick my ass as I fumbled through 30 Day Shred on Monday.  It wasn't pretty, but it was effective.  My abs are still tight.

I also did a fantastic job of eating my fruits and veggies this week.  Bug and I headed to the Farmer's Market on Saturday and I have already eaten almost everything I bought.  

The problem... was pastries.  I didn't have any of those Reduced Fat Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cakes until yesterday, and I didn't even buy it.  My well meaning sister grabbed me one and I was too hungry to refuse.  I did however eat 3 bear claws, a cinnamon roll and a lemon bar.  Add up those calories and you have at least a pound that I could have lost if I would have had just a little more self control.  I have no idea what my issue is.  I'm usually not at all interested in sweets.

The good news is that I started a new challenge today.  I joined the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans new fitness challenge, the Spring In 2 Action Challenge, which is a six week challenge starting today.

My partner JoAnn and I are competing against other teams to reach our fitness goals.  I am so stoked to have this little motivational push and the support of a teammate to push me when I don't feel like eating well or working out.   

So this week I am going to commit to these three things:
  •  Up my fruit and veggie servings to 5 a day.
  • Limit my pastries to 1 this week.  Isn't it sad that I have to even say this? 
  • Get in 3 workouts this week. 
Let's do this!


  1. Stopping over from the Spring In2 Action Challenge. Pregnancy weight is sure hard to lose. That is one reason I ended up weighing so much, because we had 3 babies really close together and I never really lost all the weight from the prior pregnancy before getting pregnant again. Of course, sleep is important and helps with losing weight, yet how many mothers of newborns have enough sleep?
    Wishing you luck on your journey, I am a new follower and I will add your blog to my blog roll titled let's encourage one another.

  2. Yum, pastries!!

    Congrats on your sweet lil' one!

    Best wishes in this challenge.