Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Take it in!" Thursday

I had to come up with a cheesy name for my measurements on Thursdays!
Here they are:

Chest: 37.75" (-.25")
Waist: 35.75" (-.25")
Hips: 42.75" (-.25")
R. Thigh 20.5" (-.75")
L. Thigh 20.5" (-1")
R. Calf 13.75" (-.75")
L. Calf 13.75" (-.75")
R. Arm: 12.75" (-.5")
L. Arm: 13" (-.25")

Is it really possible to loose that much in one week? I may have taken measurements wrong (even though I paid close attention to where I was measuring) or I am loosing inches! I prefer it to be the later!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Weigh-in Wednesday!

I have lost 2 ounces shy of 6 lbs...hooray for Weight Watchers! I can already fit into some pants that I haven't been able to fit into for a while now!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I took my measurements so I can tell how many inches I loose. I think that this is more efficient and, at times, more encouraging than looking at the scale every week. Due to the fact that I am exercising now and doing toning exercises, I may gain muscle mass, which may cause my weight to stay the same at times, but my inches to go down. So to all those people out there who read my blog or just come across it, here are my measurements:

Chest: 38"
Waist: 36"
Hips: 43"
R. Thigh: 21.25"
L. Thigh: 21.5"
R. Calf: 14.5"
L. Calf: 14.5"
R. Arm: 13.25"
L. Arm: 13.25"

In the process of measuring myself, I admit that I had to take a deep breathe, considering I have never been this...uh...well, for lack of better words...wide. But, I have a good outlook! After all, I'm loosing weight!

With that, I will set some realistic goals for myself. Here they are:

Chest: 35"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 38"
R. Thigh: 19"
L. Thigh: 19"
R. Calf: 12"
L. Calf: 12"
R. Arm: 11.25"
L. Arm: 11.25"

Let's see those inches come off me!

Weigh In!

So, yesterday I "weighed in" for Weight Watchers. My loss wasn't as big this week, but it could be because I started to exercise very regularly and could be building muscle mass. That means I need to start taking body measurements to see what I am loosing there. I went down to 172.2 lbs yesterday. My scale measures in tenths of a pound, not ounces, so that means I have lost 4 1/2 lbs. I thought it was closer to 5lbs, but oh-well. Its close enough! :) Since I started exercising almost everyday, except on weekends, I feel more invigorated and energized, which is what every mother needs to feel like when taking care of little ones who wake during the night at times!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

WW Works!

I weighed myself this morning because I couldn't wait one more day to do it (my weigh-in day is Wednesday). I went from 176.6 to 173.8 in six days! Looks like my theory of eating more to boost my metabolism is working! Yea! That puts me at nearly 38lbs away from my goal weight of 135...I can do it! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fresh & Easy

No, I'm not talking about the store. I am talking about last night's dinner. I just put boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot, covered them with 1/2 a bottle of Trader Joe's Soyaki Sauce, and 1 1/2 cups water (until the chicken was fully covered), and cooked it all day. When it came to dinner time, all I had to do was cook the veggies (in a wok/frying pan) with some soy sauce, cook the brown rice (Trader Joe's frozen bags- 3 minutes in the microwave), and bake the egg rolls in the oven. Before I knew it, I had a fresh, easy, and healthy dinner. I love my Crock Pot!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I did it...

Nope...I didn't loose any more weight yet. However, I did join Weight Watchers after my sister-in-law informed me that they have a program specifically for nursing moms. I am excited! I get 36 daily points, which is 12 above the norm. I hope this keeps me eating everything I need to in order to get my daily caloric values (I haven't been). Perhaps if I start eating enough, my metabolism will speed up. Now there's a concept! Maybe I will even get a better milk supply for Jackson...that would be great!