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Wednesday Morning Weigh In Week 8

Down 2 more pounds to 181, which makes me only 6 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight (I know.  Yikes!  I’m working on that)  but I’m still not coming close to fitting in most of my non maternity clothes.  I’m very frustrated to put on baggy maternity clothes every morning.

I’m still exercising, and mackerdoodle has taken to standing beside me and copying me which is a lot of fun.  Now that the weather is cooling off (a month earlier than usual.  I’m expecting one last blast of summer any day now.)  and the cheesedoodle is less “newborny” I’m spending more time outside and we’ve begun taking a walk in the afternoons.  It’s good for mama’s waistline and mackerdoodle’s bedtime.

So, who’s still with me?  What’s working, what’s not and what are your plans for the upcoming week?


Wednesday Morning Weigh-In: The Thursday Morning Addition (Wk 7)

I didn’t remember it was Wednesday yesterday until I saw that my wordless Wednesday had auto posted.  So I weighed myself this morning.  I’m down 2 pounds which is my first loss in three weeks, so the little exercising I’m doing is helping.  Having Jonathan at work, and the house in a sort of routine is also helping.

My exercise routine is a simple version of the clean and press barbell lift.  Of course, if you click on that link, you’ll find some ripped man lifting a barbell with big weights on each end.  I look nothing like that.  I lift an empty 15 pound bar for 2 reps of 5 lifts and then I hold 2 three pound dumb bells (one in each hand – six pounds total) for another two reps of five lifts.  Or at least that’s my plan.  It tends to get interrupted by  a toddler holding herself, dancing and saying “I tee-tee.  I tee-tee.” in a panicked voice, or a hungry baby, or a tired baby being woken up by a toddler saying “Baby? WAKEUP!” or any combination thereof.  Regardless, an incomplete exercise routine is better than no exercise routine, so I keep at it.

So, what about y’all?  What’s working?  What isn’t?

Wednesday Morning Weigh In: Week 6

Well, I’m stuck at 185 pounds. (There.  I put a number out there.  How humiliating.)

Truth be told I didn’t do much this week in the diet department.  I could blame potty training.  I could blame my daughter’s birthday.  I could blame the stress of job hunting.  I could.  I won’t.  The fact is that I just got lazy and started feeling sorry for myself.  My response when I see my deflated looking body that still doesn’t fit into my pre pregnancy clothes is to eat a brownie.

I did exercise this week.  I exercised on Monday.  My legs are still sore.  I think I need a better plan.

What about y’all?  What worked?  What didn’t?  Who’s still in with me?  Someone give me some hope.  🙂

Oh, and for all of you worried about Moriah’s reaction to Jonathan shaving: we were worried too, so she watched him shave it off.  All in all, she’s taking it better than I am.  🙂

Wednesday Morning Weigh-In – Week 5

Well, for the second week in a row I have lost nothing, nada, zilch.  Sigh.

I’m trying to come up with ways to exercise that don’t involve: a. waking a sleeping infant, or b. being outside in 95 degrees and 80% humidity.  I have a few things to try this week, so I’ll let you know next week if they worked.

On the good news front: Jonathan has four job possibilities on the line, so we’re praising the Lord for that, and praying that at least one will come to fruition before our paychecks stop in two weeks.

So, what about you?  What’s working?  What isn’t?  Have you beat me this week?  (I sure hope someone has! 🙂 )

Wednesday Morning Weigh-In

Today is my 35th birthday.  I know, I know . . . I’m middle aged.

Last night my husband cooked me an amazing meal to celebrate and today Jawan made cupcakes, but the best present was stepping on the scales.

I’m down 4 pounds.

So, all of you in the challenge, how are you doing?  What’s working for ya’?  What’s not?

I’m really struggling to exercise.  It’s so hot here, that getting out to walk is just so daunting.  I’m wearing the Cheesedoodle a lot and trying to walk extra steps with him in the wrap (ie: taking two trips to carry laundry instead of one).  Any suggestions?


Okay, so six of you want to be a part of the weight loss challenge – so I guess that means I have to come up with something.  I wasn’t really planning on that.   SO, on Wednesday I will lay out a very well thought out 12 week challenge.  And by that I mean I’ll steal an idea from somewhere else, tweak it and post it here.

So stay tuned.  I’m sure it will be very exciting and dietetic.