Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Body After Baby

So, Samantha over at Mama Notes is hosting a Body after Baby challenge/support system to help mamas who want to lose some/all of their post-baby weight. I came across the Body after Baby thing while still pregnant with Elisha, but, obviously, couldn't do much about it. But, she's starting a new long-term challenge starting January first, so I get to join in! (Although, to be honest, I've already stared. See my post about New Year's resolutions...)

This is me before Max. 130lbs.

And... this is me after Jack. The first picture is about 3 wks. postpartum. (Just in case you're not sure who's who, I'm in the blue shirt in the back. Sigh. Although I DO have a picture of my before going to into surgery to have Jack, you don't get to see that one.)

And last Friday:
Last known pregnancy weight: 195. Ouch.
Weight as of Tuesday morning: 159.

Long term goals:
- lose baby weight (aiming for 135-140.)
- exercise 4-5 days a week
- drink more water!
- remember to take my vitamins 5-6 times a week (7 would be ideal, but...)
- read my Bible/devotions 6-7 days a week

Why am I joining Body after Baby? - for the support, encouragement, and accountability.s
Why do I want to lose weight? - feel better, fit into pre-baby clothes (thus saving money on not buying a new wardrobe!), and working out gives me more energy!

My plan- having never done this, and not knowing how my body will drop the pounds, and such, I think it's best to aim low and if the pounds fall off faster, than YAY!! =) I think I'm going to aim for 1-2 pounds a week and see how it goes.


  1. 1-2 pounds is a healthy goal and I love your other goals as well. Thank you for your comment on my post as well :) I may not lose that last 5 pounds, I may even gain some if I tone up. I'm happy with my body, but I'm also hoping a slightly healthier lifestyle will make me even happier with it! I look forward to us supporting each other through this fun challenge!

  2. Great! I am doing this challenge too!
    We are at the same place as far as weight so lets keep each other motivated.
    Good Luck and I will be following!


  3. You can do it!! I think 1-2 lbs a week is a great goal. Love your blog, by the way - super cute. And I TOTALLY understand about being tired! Hope you get some new year's rest tonight :)

  4. You've already lost almost 40 lbs of baby weight! That's fanastic! Go Corrie!

  5. Welcome to BAB it's been a great support for me loosing weight, I'm sure your going to do great.