3.25.2014

Weighing In {Week 1}


Well it's been a while since I've gone through active weight loss and I've forgotten how stressful it can be. The cravings. The dread of stepping on the scale. 

I had a pretty decent week last week, some good some bad. 

Good:

Cous Cous // Turkey Sausage // bell peppers // grape tomatos

I would say I've eaten 85% clean and stayed within my calorie range {2100/daily}.


It's been hard though, something about breastfeeding is making me crave sweets like crazy. I'm also starving for most of the day. I try to eat every two hours so I don't get too hungry and make bad decisions.



A friend gave me a wonderful recipe for a Snickerdoodle Protein Shake. It's amazing and really curbed my sweet tooth - winning. Lots of people gave some other great ideas for shake on my Instagram - @skinnymeg31 

Bad:

The weekend.


Saturday happened, I was overly tired and after Madison's soccer game we came home and made the most delish Blueberry muffins. Bad bad idea. I ate like 8 of them for lunch and then took a nap with Baby Aiden.  If you are better at resisting carbs you must try this mix - Organic Blueberry Mix. Totally ruined my entire day, but I just got back on track, what else can you do?


Exercise:

I'm doing all that I'm allowed to do: Walk. Mentally I have a hard time only walking, I feel it's hard to challenge yourself so you don't get bored. I started out doing 2 -3 miles at about a 19 minute/mile pace. That's like Target Aisle Browsing pace. 


Yesterday I stepped it up a notch and worked up a tiny bit of sweat. Hopefully I can keep myself motivated to walk at least 4 times a week so I don't die of boredom.

Final result of last week:

This is actually 3 week difference, starting to un-swell a bit.

194. Yep, I freaking gained half a pound. 
This totally pisses me off, blah blah blah I just had a baby, I know. 
But seriously, not even a pound? 
I'm not going to let it get me down, I will just keep on going and trying and hoping for better results. 
I started the 10 Day Cleanse and hopefully cutting back on dairy and sugar will yield someeeeething. 

I'm not giving up.

34 comments:

  1. Keep going Meg!!! I give you so much credit for starting this soon after Aiden was born. I waited 3 months to start losing weight after my last, mainly because I was lazy & I had myself convinced that I needed all the food because I was nursing. Lord knows the damage I did during that time. Just keep eating good, healthy food & keep moving and the scale will start to move in your favor. You've got this!!!

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  2. Don't give up!! You inspire me! I'm not going to tell you all the baby weight crap like it took 9 months to put it on, blah blah blah, but you've done it before and you can do it again!!! Just stay. away. from. the. muffins. :) xoxo

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  3. You got this lady! You are such an inspiration...everything counts, even small steps. Don't do like me, finally getting back on the boat eating healthy and working out...my baby is 2 1/2!

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  4. I just had my last Tuesday so I am right there with you sister! We'll get there :) You have the best attitude about health.

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  5. Please don't be to hard on yourself. Your body has gone through so many changes in the last few weeks. I had a hard time losing weight while breast feeding. It will come off in time. Once your little guy starts sleeping through the night you'll have more energy. Just enjoy your beautiful family!��

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  6. You got this! When I had my son my body was super crazy and held onto weight like nobody's business. Eventually, and wow the process was slow, my body figured it out and the weight started flying off. You can do it Mama!

    You are such an inspiration to me :)

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  7. You are doing amazing!! Give yourself time. Your body is still healing from the MAJOR surgery you had. You will lose the weight in time. You eat good and when you can, you know you will start killing it at the gym again.

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  8. What is the name of the app you use to track your time and distance?

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  9. I know you won't give up! Cheering you on from Oklahoma!

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  10. Your just so real & I love it! Just keep swimming.....it will happen!

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  11. It's so hard! You're so determined though, the weight will come off. I had the hardest time while nursing- craved sweets and carbs as well. Hang in there, let your body heal and you'll be back in no time

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  12. You are doing amazing!! I love how motivated you are!

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  13. I love your honesty and your attitude and I think you're doing great! My memory is hazy since my youngest is now 14, but I don't think I ever even got back on the scale until my babies were about 3 months old. The fact that you're facing this head-on already is amazing in itself! :)

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  14. You are doing great. I was thinking of you when I was at the gym yesterday lol. Actually made myself go. When I was doing weights the guy behind me kept grunting every time he would lift.

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  15. You, simply put, ROCK! I always love your postings! Keep being amazing!

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  16. You are a rock star! No doubt you'll reach your goals!

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  17. OMG when I had my baby my weight just clinged to me afterwards! I did Insanity for a month straight, didn't miss a day, and didn't lose a pound. I think it was because I was nursing but holy frustration! I wanted to throat punch Shaun T about a million times! Hang in there and don't let the scale get you down. I know it's easier said than done, but look at your comparison pics instead because based off those I would have thought you lost at least 5 pounds! Keep it up pretty lady! :)

    ~Devon @ laduit2it.blogspot.com

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  18. Keep going! I didn't weigh myself for the first 6 weeks post partum bc I didn't want/need to see that number. It will come off but right now focusing on recovery and Breastfeeding is most important for me. I'm impressed you are able to walk so much so soon post csection. I'm struggling with just daily activity and the pain from overdoing it. Hopefully soon I can start working out again!

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  19. You are doing great! BF always makes me keep my weight on! I am stopping in the next few weeks since my daughter will be 1 next week and I look forward to being able to stop craving all the carbs!!!!

    Kate @ www.raisingtherogers.blogspot.com

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  20. I love your forthrightness. You're inspiring and motivating 1000's of women on the daily by posting your weight and pictures of what a whole lot of women look like 3-4 weeks after having a baby. We're all in this together. Every victory n every defeat. Keep going!

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  21. That cous cous, turkey and bell pepper dinner looks SO good. Loving your clean food ideas.

    Can't wait until you're able to run again...maybe you'll inspire me to get off of my keister and go for a run!

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  22. I feel you 1000% I hate losing weight. I never lose why breastfeeding. I don't know how people do my body holds onto it. My baby is 8 months old. I only gained 25 pounds exactly yet I have yet to get to my (not) great prepregnancy weight yet. I was 2 pounds from it then slowly gained 8 pounds. I swear I have gained and lost the same 10 pounds since November. GRRR. I just would like to at least get in the low 160's by my birthday in May then ideally in the 130's but haven't been there in 10 years.....

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  23. I follow your blog fairly religiously, not that I am active or even eat all that healthy, but I just love everything you say on here and your crafty projects you do from time to time, as well as your children are just ADORABLE. I would not let the number on the scale get you down! I actually remember you writing more than once it is not the number on the scale but how you feel matters! You look wonderful and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise! (Including yourself)

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  24. I just busted my butt for two weeks and had a small gain too. BUT, you look great and you shouldn't give up!! You are so inspirational!

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  25. Your hormones are going crazy rt nowm give yourself a break. You rock! We alllll know it, and you should too. Ps. Thank you for not posting 47 selfies every single day of your progress like some peeps do. ;)

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  26. Keep going!! I feel your pain! I had a baby 9 months ago...had lost 30 lbs before getting pregnant with him. I'm having a hard time not getting super frustrated with myself in the weight loss process. You can do it! You'll get into the groove with having two kids and kick some major fanny!!!

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  27. Don't beat yourself up about "falling off the wagon". Life happens :) You just had a baby which is an amazing feat in itself. What is important is you are eating healthy and exercising. The weight will come off. I always struggled to lose weight while breast feeding while others that I knew would swear by it for weight loss. Not my fat cells! They hung on for dear life until I weaned my baby.

    The real way you post pics and about your struggle is so helpful to lifting my spirits when I struggle with staying on track. Thanks :)

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  28. You are doing amazing!!! Stay positive!! Everyone is cheering you on! :) Best wishes!!




    Lauren
    http://stayathomewifey-lg.blogspot.ca

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  29. Are you pumping and nursing? If so you may have to eat more, especially if your body is telling you you're hungry. I pumped and nursed and are a TON! I averaged 2500-2800 calories and some days even more and I steadily dropped 1-2lbs per week. It was surreal. Now I eat 1500-1700 and can't drop a single pound. Breast feeding burnss about 20 calories per ounce produced. Try eating a little more and see what happens.

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  30. well, even if you didn't lose any weight I can see a big difference in how your tummy looks from the two photos. So regardless of whatever the stupid scale says (which is not a measure of your beauty, worth, and hard work), you are looking great. I am still SUPER swollen from surgery and giving birth (I'm now 9 days post partum), and wondering when in the world it is going to go down. My clothes do not fit me right now - even the ones I wore into the hospital. It's stupid. So it's been 3 weeks for you for swelling to go down? I also haven't started dieting or doing any exercising yet. Just taking it EXTREMELY slow here on my end. Every time I push myself too much too soon I pay for it, so this time I am just taking it easy. You are inspiring me though. I came to your blog this morning to see what you're up to and give me something to work towards. :)

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  31. You are so awesome, honest, real. I love it! But even though you didn't lose weight, you definitely look slimmer - so even if it's just a reduction in swelling, it looks awesome. I love how you blog about real mistakes like the blueberry muffins and you just keep going. That's so real and something we can all relate to. It is SO appreciated and inspirational.

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  32. Girl, you are doing awesome!!'
    I am getting so bored with my workouts! I am ready to run outside!! I wish the freezing temps here in Fort Wayne would STOP! Lol
    Btw. I feel totally proud seeing you in that fort4fitness top! :) I am doing the fort4fitness 4 mile run this year. May not be much, but it will be a huge accomplishment for me! Super excited!

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  33. I had my first boy two years ago and lost the almost all of 60lbs I gained with very little effort and almost no exercise at all, I had horrible post partum joint pain all over... and was doing physical therapy. That took about 8 months. I got pregnant again when he was 9 months old and gained it all back and have another healthy boy who is almost 7 months now. Both were c sections. My first c section was a nightmare and a long recovery. My second was a breeze and I like you was up and ready to walk and get back on track... well it's been 6 or so months of consistent food tracking and working out at least 3/4 days a week and I'm just now starting to see a consistent weight loss, and by consistent I mean like .5lbs a week, if that. I guess what I'm trying to say is...I regret giving myself such a hard time the last 6/7 months for doing everything "right" and the scale not changing. It'll happen when your body is ready.. You are such an inspiration and so real. You will spring back before you know it!! Take it easy and enjoy this down time!! :)

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  34. After my second baby my body held on to weight down to the ounce for a few weeks, then the scale would go up a pound or two, and drop 4 or 5 pounds. It was crazy! Hang in there. You should try this recipe, it's healthy, filling, and flavorful. Plus it will last a few days.

    http://www.inallofhersplendor.com/2014/03/20/the-goddess-quinoa-salad-recipe/

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