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State of the Weight Wednesday: Weight. Lost.

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State of the Weight Wednesday, Not Super Just Mom

THREE POUNDS. Three pounds.

I’ve officially hit my first weight loss-related goal of 10 total pounds! Officially, in about 6 weeks, maybe 7?, I’ve lost 12.5 pounds.

I’m pretty pumped right now and I don’t care who knows it.

I tracked nearly everything I put in my mouth for the second week in a row and really focused on how I disbursed my calories throughout the day. My goal is roughly 350-375 calories per meal with about the same amount for snacks throughout the day. If I work out, I do eat back some of my calories, but not all. Never all.

It’s been difficult some days to stay under the daily calorie allotment. Some days I feel like I’m starving from the minute I wake up until the minute I go to sleep. But then other days I eat three meals and snacks and get to the end of the day and find I’m still under goal. I’m trying to look at it as a whole week instead of individual days.

Saturday I pulled my Gap Skinnies out of the dryer and put them on to run some errands. THEY WERE LOOSE. Normally when I first put them on, they’re a little snug and they loosen up over the course of me wearing them. But not this time. This time they just zipped right up with no weird sucking in or resistance at all.

And my shorts are looser too. The ones I bought last summer in a size larger than I was/had ever been because my mom-belly took up so much room I had to buy bigger clothes to squish it in. They’re looser now.

The mom-belly, “mother’s apron,” extra skin and flab that stretched beyond its limits while housing children on two occasions? It’s smaller. I can feel that it’s smaller.

I never thought I would feel that.

Ahhhhh!! 12.5 pounds! It’s time to buy a bra, I guess!

As for working out and adding weights, which is still something that plagues me, here’s what I decided to do.

My gym gives one free personal training session, but having worked out with a personal trainer in the past, I know that once isn’t really enough for me to feel comfortable on the weight floor. I would just do the same thing every time and that wouldn’t really be helpful in the long term.

Thanks to some great links and helpful comments last week, I’m going to do some weight/resistance exercises at home to start. I have some 3 lb weights and some walls and chairs for resistance. There’s a small step on our back patio I can use if I need to and a higher one on the back deck. All the tools I need for muscle building and toning I have at home already.

To figure out what to do, I turned to Pinterest and created a State of the Weight board to keep various arm, back, core, butt, and leg exercises in one place. This way, I can try out new routines and exercises in my living room where the only people who will laugh at me are those I birthed or the one who swore to love me for better or for worse.

Once I’ve got a system down and exercises I’m comfortable with, and perhaps start to see some improvements, I’ll move to the weight floor at the gym where there is advanced equipment. I feel like that makes sense for where I am right now.

State of the Weight is about small, sustainable changes. 

I’m making changes and I’m seeing the results of those changes. It feels good. I like it.

Weekly goal: Do 5 at-home exercise routines
Weight goal: Lose another 10 total pounds, bringing the total to 22.5 pounds lost.

My reward when I lose another 10 pounds will either be a heartrate monitor or new shoes. My current ones are probably 5 years old, minimum, and while they’re not worn out (because, Hi, I didn’t work out for 5 years) they probably aren’t as supportive as they should be or supportive in the right places. Heartrate monitor or shoes? What would you choose?

Are you joining in on State of the Weight? What was your success this week? What’s your goal for next?

If you’re blogging this journey, link up below so we can support each other!

State of the Weight Wednesday, Not Super Just Mom

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State of the Weight Wednesday: Week 3 | Also Known As...the Wife

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

[...] I commented on Miranda’s post from last week about what she snacks on during the day. Once 3 p.m. rolls around I’m in desperate need of a snack to get me through until dinner and I also need a snack before bed or else I wake up in the middle of the night wanting to chew my arm off. My biggest problem is I want everything that is bad for me: crunchy carbs, cheese and dips, and chocolate (especially at night). Miranda gave me a few ideas like a small piece of cheese and some crackers and fresh fruit for the sweet cravings. Just as I started doing this challenge the nice people at Pepperidge Farms sent me samples of their Baked Naturals Tortilla Chips. These chips are a godsend; satisfying my craving for something crunchy. I’ve been pairing them with hummus for a mid-afternoon snack. My chocolate lust cannot be quenched some days so I treat myself to a serving of chocolate chips and while a serving is small is really does the trick. [...]

Kristin @littlemamajama

Sunday 26th of May 2013

Congrats, that's so exciting!! :)


Monday 27th of May 2013

Thanks! I'm quite pleased with the week's progress!


Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Way to go Miranda! I'm following your journey as I'm right there with you. Keep it up, you are doing great!


Thursday 23rd of May 2013


Ann @ Such a Mama

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Congrats! Okay - obviously new shoes! Maybe some cute beaded sandals? Oh you meant sneakers?

I lost 4 pounds on one week of no carbs (or at least very few!) That makes me 1 pound away from my #2 pregnancy weight. But then AF so who knows what that will bring. And blowout first birthday party and I will eat cake! But... It feels good to be trying again. I love the low carb. The whole dieting thing is a mind game anyway. I love that it isn't about portion control - I can eat as much as I want of the things I can have and I just have to cut out the bad stuff.


Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Yay you and the 4 pounds lost!! That's awesome! My rule for dieting is everything in moderation. I can have a slice of cake. I can't have the entire cake. I find that when I try to eliminate all of something or I'm constantly telling myself no, I fall off the wagon.


Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

This is great! Congrats.


Thursday 23rd of May 2013


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