Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Weigh-In Wednesday! Woo-hoo!

Since I started my totally awesome weight loss adventure three weeks ago, I have lost 8 pounds, and I would be more excited about it if I hadn't lost 5 the first week, 1.5 the second week, and 1.5 the third week. I just wanted to pull a bigger number these past 2 weeks (to borrow a turn of phrase from the Biggest Loser).

BUT, I am 2 pounds away from my pre-Jack weight, which is cause for celebration. Only 14-and-a-half months post partum, which means my celebration will be limited to sugar-free fudgesicles because damn! It took me a long time to shed these pounds, and I am not going to screw it up. This week.

In wardrobe casualty news, the shorts I wore to Harry's birthday party are way too big. Can't wait to buy smaller ones, except that the smaller one are too small. Gaucho pants, where are you when I need you?

I am still finding it really hard to resist pigging out while I clean up dinner. Those half-eaten Milano cookies coated with catsup are just too tempting. Anybody have any tips for stopping the post-dinner scavenge? So far the 40-calorie fudgesicle is my best weapon, but it's hard to eat while wiping trays and sponging floors. Maybe I should start smoking again.
Harry and Jack were like totally excited about my shrinking thighs, so they engaged in a celebratory wrestling match:

Okay, so look at this:

and then remember this from last year:

Check out the hair pulling-- yikes

He's young, but he's scrappy

Then Jack bit Harry, and I had to put down the camera and, you know, parent. Such a drag.


  1. You know it is really unhealthy to lose more than 1-2 pounds a week, right? I am currently debating if I want to drop the 5 pounds that would get me back to college graduation weight. But I'm not entirely willing to give up cookies and mochas with full fat milk. :) I think you look great now!!

  2. Anonymous7:59 AM

    your mother used to rough up little sister leslie, but at 10 months Les had 10 teeth and bit...roughing up stopped rather abruptly, but biting was a challenge for years,,,,Bomma

  3. Kim-- Yeah, I know. I just like to do things as efficiently as possible :) Also, mmmmmmm, mocha.

  4. Congrats on the weight loss. I am terrible since I left the hospital after kids were born lighter than pre-pregnancy. Which means that extra 20 pounds I have no one to blame but myself. UGGGG!

  5. Yay for weight loss!! I can't wait until Wesley is a little bigger and more able to defend himself.

  6. I am with you on the clothes thing - but going the opposite direction. It is a pain when you are between sizes!

  7. You know what totally made me lose weight fast? Breastfeeding. So maybe you should become a wet nurse! That would not only be a great weight-loss tool, but hot damn, can you imagine the controversy it would create on your blog? National attention I tell you!

  8. Congrats Sarah. A loss is a loss no mater the amount. My biggest dieting suggestion is to either get the Hungry Girl book or subscribe to the daily e-mails at

    There are sooooo many awesome recipes and all the calories and points are listed. She's really great at copying famous meals and desserts and making a low cal version. I highly, highly recommend it.

    She also has a brand new book out called 200 under 200. Something like that, I haven't bought it yet.

    Are you dieting with a certain plan? Weight Watchers etc?

  9. Gina-- I'm doing it's awesome!

    Amy-- breastfeeding screwed me this time around. With Harry, the weight POURED off with no effort (I ate MORE, even). But with Jack, my metabolism ground to a halt.

  10. For the love of God, woman, tell me what you are doing!!! I haven't lost 8 pounds in 3 years, never mind 3 weeks!

  11. Sarah-- I am freaking hungry 24/7 and eating the 1200-1550 calories Sparkpeople says I can. I'm SO HUNGRY.

  12. tripod7:43 PM

    You are doing so well! Just don't get too skinny!