Getting fit, Mummy stuff, Pregnancy

Wednesday Weigh-In Vol. VI. Or: Melting away

big-m-cooked-up-a-mealHaven’t you heard? Thursday is the new Wednesday, yippee! As I forgot to step on the scales yesterday, I am making up for it today with my weekly flabloss post.

And no, I have no idea who was cheeky enough to place a jar of REAL mayonnaise on the table.

On the fitness front, all is still sunny and bright. I established a routine of swimming twice a week and mummy & me yoga once a week. As little L gets heavier and heavier, the exercises get more intense. Here is for you to try at home: Balance a 13-pound bag of potatoes on your stomach whilst lying down. Bend your legs and put your knees up, feet on the ground. Lift your bum up and down without loosing the potatoes. Exchange potatoes against baby once you mastered the exercise.

In addition to the scheduled exercise, I am walking around for at least an hour a day with the pram. Not only does this count as extra exercise, but also do I have the most glowing complexion ever, which comes in handy to cover up the dark circles around the eyes.

I am trying to eat more healthily, which is getting easier the more sleep I get. Breastfeeding seems to help burn calories as well – I don’t have the feeling of depriving me of anything. The pounds melt away, without cutting out the chocolate. I know, it’s not fair, but this is the best diet I have ever been on!

Now for the weigh-in:

Starting weight: 136 pounds

Goal weight: 125 pounds

Last week: 133 pounds

This week: 131 pounds

Pounds lost: 2

How many pounds left to lose: 6

More on how to get bikini-ready here.


  1. Way to go! you are inspirational. You also make me slightly green with envy at you discipline – but i won’t hold that against you πŸ˜‰

  2. Well done!
    I bought a bag of salad today. Yay, it’s a start!
    I push an already heavy double pushchair up hills with 3 stones of babies in it. I’m not losing any weight, but at least I can walk off the biscuits that also fell into my trolley today.
    Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  3. I so agree. That was the thing I missed most about giving up breast-feeding – having to start thinking about my calorific intake, once I was no longer losing 500 calories a day in milk production. I’m sure that’s why some women keep going for years!!!

  4. Well done – and only 6 pounds to go, very envious. Mind you I didn’t think you had anything at all to lose to be honest – but congrats, sounds like you’re on track for the goald.

  5. You ARE very disciplined. I think I’ll be walking in the mornings/evenings, when it is cooler out. My child is 3.5 but still loves stroller walks. That’s tomorrows challenge for sure.

    WTG on the weight loss!!

  6. You’re doing brilliantly!
    Now: if you get a moment, you have been tagged by me – just a bit of fun if you want to join in.

  7. @Joanne: Green is the new yellow. You should thank me πŸ˜‰

    @Peggy: I have no choice, I HAVE to look fabulous, going to France. You know how it is, les femmes a la plage, les jambes loooongues et les fesses dures comme les pierres…

    @Sandy: Ahhh, the biscuit aliens. They keep on pushing chocolate in my trolley as well. And then they say they’d come in peace. Yeah, right!

    @Home Mum (…have to think of a nickname for you, you with your long blogger name…): Who says I will stop breastfeeding anytime soon? I already imagine little L at mealtime at school, waiting for her mummy and the milk bar to pop round the corner. Lovely…

    @Sparx: Thanks for saying that!! Do you want to be my ‘friend of the week?’ πŸ˜‰

    @Margarita: Good for you. The older the child, the more intense the workout. Keep on pushing!

    @Rachel: I am up for the challenge. Thanks for the tag, highly appreciated!

  8. I had my last child 5 and a half years ago, but today the nice lady at the chemist asked me if I was expecting. Nice!!! I had been eating too much wheat at the weekend and was reall bloated. Now I’m on a mango diet like my neighbour who is a cox in a rowing team…

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