Thursday, September 29, 2011

Weigh in Thursday: I’ll take it

I didn’t have high hopes when I stepped on the scale at Weight Watchers this morning. Last week’s mediocre loss (0.4) and no loss the week before had shaken my confidence in my efforts and the program.

But there it was. 135.8 – a lost of 2.6. The loss puts me at 9.4 down since having Miles and 13 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight (although I think I’d be happy with anything in the 120s).

Say it with me: Huzzah!

What’s working


I spent a lot more time on my feet this week. I walked or ran with Denali all but one day and then there was some epic mileage with Saturday’s Fort-4-Fitness. I walked to and from the car, ran the 4-mile race, walked to the half-marathon course and ran a few intervals with L. By the way, L had an epic PR for the half. Just had to put that out there.

Food-wise, I made White Chicken Chili in the slow cooker, giving me something healthful to take to work every day.

What’s not working

This hole motherhood thing. Kidding. Sort of. I feel like I can either walk/run with the dog or do weights – I can’t do both, even if I do one in the a.m. and the other in the p.m. I really want to make time to do Jillian Michaels’ “Ripped in 30” at least twice a week. Or even once.

Goals for the week

We’ll be on the road this weekend for my brother’s weekend – a weekend that will be full of family, food and fun. I am taking my sneakers in the hopes that I will run but more than anything I want to make the best choice in each situation.

What’s working for you this week – it doesn’t have to be healthy related – and what’s not?


  1. HU-ZZAH!!!!!!!!!

    Great job girl - wow, that's BL style right there!! Woot!!!

    I'm sorry you are still struggling to find the balance between all of your obligations - patience my dear friend!!!!! I know that you'll get it all figured (hopefully by the time he moves to college . . . or gets married - JUST KIDDING, for sure you'll have it figured out shortly!!!).

    Thanks for the shout out - I certainly tried hard, but I certainly didn't do it alone - there were LOTS of people who helped me along the way . . . YOU FOR SURE were a HUGE help!!!!!

    I like that you crock potted - should have done that - was the PERFECT weather week for soups/stews/chili - just.couldn'!!!

    My failing this week is a complete and total lack of running - got 2.3 miles in today, but it's my first run or walk since the race (and it was cut short by the EXTREME downpour that came far earlier than expected). It's just been a busy week and I'm exhausted (not like a FAB chica with a new baby exhausted, but exhausted nonetheless!).

    Great job on your weight loss and healthful eating and getting in workouts despite the new life. I'm proud of you (for whatever that might or might not be worth!)

  2. Congrats on your loss this week! You will be back to pre-pregnancy weight in no time! Congrats again on your great run at F4F this weekend! :)

  3. Good job!!!

    I have my 6 week appt. today and HOPEFULLY will be cleared to run!! That would make a lot of things work for me. :)

  4. That's a great loss! And now I'm inspired to make white chili in my slow cooker. Would you share the recipe?