Thursday, April 10, 2008

Weigh In...


Okay, here's the deal, I am now 7 weeks postpartum and am setting out on my expedition to find my post-baby body.  The exciting part is that you-mommies are going to be my traveling companions.  Wether or not you have just had a baby,  or if you-mommy just have an extra pound or two to lose, you-mommy are my workout buddy.  

Thursdays are going to be dedicated to fitness.  Every week, I will weigh in and post my weight for all the world to see!  I have taken before pictures (one of the front and one of the side, both full body shots, yikes!).  Once I get this post-baby body back to my pre-baby weight I will take the same pictures and post both sets together.  If you-mommy would like to lose weight as well, I would encourage you-mommy to give your weight each week in your comment to Thursdays' blogs so that we can be accountable to each other.  Sound good? Okay, ready or not, here we go...

My final pregnancy weight was 163 pounds (give me a break, I did have a 9 pound 9 ounce). As of today, 7 weeks later, I weigh 131.  My pre-baby weight was 116-119.  Do the math and I have 15-18 pounds to lose.  Because I am breast feeding I can't lose the weight to fast or my milk production will go down and my poor little angel won't get enough to eat, it really is a vicious cycle.  That being said, my goal is to lose 2 pounds a week for the next 8 weeks.  Obviously, weight loss is never a seamless endeavor and some weeks will be more and some weeks will be less.  At the end of the day it will probably take more like 10-12 weeks for me to lose all the weight.  For those of you-mommies that want to get in on this weight loss action, do what I just did to figure out your own timeline (current weight - desired weight /2 = weeks losing weight) and put that in your comment so that I know how long to keep you-mommy accountable.  

Today I learned that 2-year olds have the ability to say "mama, mama, mama..." at least 12,000 times if you don't respond. 


Michele said...

Hi Amy! It's Michele from Melissa's baby group way-back-when. Thanks for the email about the blog. They are so much fun and a great way to keep in touch. If you remember we moved to Brazil in January. Come on over to my blog and check it out. I try to post a few times a week.

Congrats on the new little one! I think the last time I saw you, you were newly pregnant.


Michele said...

Sorry, that blog address is: