Losing the Baby Weight, Week 2

First and foremost, my weigh-in: I gained 0.8 pounds this week.

Last week, I’d decided on three strategies to help me get back on the wagon. How did I do?

1.) Stay within my daily Points range.

I was only successful at this for three out of seven days, with Saturday and Monday being abysmal slip-ups:

Week Ending 10-31-2011

I failed to plan on Saturday, eating Pointariffic meals for both lunch (Thai) and dinner (Indian). Note to self: in the future, only eat one meal with rice per day.

2.) Eat my fruits and vegetables.

I did better on this one, increasing my maxxed-out veggie days from two to three, and eating at least some fruits and veggies daily.

It’s really not that hard to get all my fruits and veggies in. A bowl of fruit salad will get half of that, and I’ve changed my nighttime noshing during Connor’s feedings from granola bars to apples (Honeycrisp, specifically).

3.) Increase my exercise frequency.

This one I just failed miserably, hands down. I only managed to get out for one short walk last week.

Since Aaron and I will be doing a trial run of workday feedings starting on Monday, I may take a guilt-free morning run/walk starting on Monday. I know he’d tell me I can go out for a walk any afternoon I want… but my afternoons seem to be devoted to feeding Connor his lunch, then eating mine, then giving Connor some tummy time (or just wrangling him to figure out why he’s cranky), then taking a nap, then seeing Aaron off to work. As it is, I usually have to choose between nap and walk.

Since the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, I’m going to modify my admittedly vague goals and see how I do this week.

1.) Have some Weekly Allowance Points left over at the end of the week. I’ve already gone over my Points one day this week, using 11 Weekly Points. If I can just try not to use them all, I’ll be doing better than last week.

2.) Eat more fruits and vegetables. Max out my servings more than three days this week, and always get at least some in every day.

3.) Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day for at least three days. That could be a walk around my neighborhood, some calisthenics in the basement, a yoga DVD, or finding some workout-with-baby thing on YouTube. It could even be post-cesarean abdominal exercises.

I signed up for this thing because I felt like I needed the structure of Weight Watchers again; it doesn’t do me any good if I don’t follow the program. I’m just flushing money down the toilet if I don’t apply myself.

I’d like to rejoin my At Work meeting at the weight I left it (191.6) — or, preferably, my all-time low weigh-in (184.2), which happened the day after I found out I was pregnant. That means I have between three and ten pounds to lose.

I can do that.

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  1. does V8 count as a serving of veggies? the cans say that each tiny can is a serving, and they’re easy and yummy 😀 we bought a huuuuuuuuuuge box for costco (there’s a coupon!)