Starting weight (Feb 13, 2013): 221.0 (BMI: 31.7 - Officially obese.)
Goal Weight : 170 (BMI: 24.4 - In normal range.)
Last Week's Weight: 196.8
Current Weight: 194.4
Pounds lost in past two weeks: 2.4
Total pounds lost: 27
Pounds to goal: 24
Days to goal (Valentine's Day 2014): 58
2. Discuss what I did and what I'm going to do to achieve my goals.
I'm finally back to doing NMTZ once a week, running once a week (if it's 20 degrees or above), and doing the elliptical 2-3 times per week. My clothes seem to be looser and my legs are toning up. I've still got a lot more squish than I ever did before pregnancy, but that will take time to go away or I've got it for life. Either way, I can deal.
I'm pretty happy with a 2.4 lb loss in 2 weeks, especially given that that time included Thanksgiving and a wedding. On Thanksgiving I stuck to the plan of big helpings of turkey and stuffing and small helpings of everything else. I only had one fluffy, delicious roll and I didn't even eat dessert until later than night when I was sort of hungry again. Pretty sure that's a Thanksgiving miracle.
The wedding was more challenging than Thanksgiving because we started drinking just before noon and didn't stop until midnight. Don't worry, we took breaks and I wasn't even that tipsy most of the night. By the end of it I was so tired I couldn't drink anymore. Ah parenthood. Want a rundown of what I ate on the wedding day? I'd like to remember it, so you're getting one.
Breakfast: Um, water. I know, I should have eaten something but we were in a rush to get all of V's stuff packed since she was staying with my mom and I didn't have time to scarf anything down.
Lunch: Fish and chips and a pint of Boddington's. Andy and I split the fish and chips (he had two giant fillets, I had one and we split the fries) and we watched a soccer match at the best English pub in DM. The temperature was in the single digits but we were warm and cozy on our lunch date.
Appetizer: After the wedding we went back to the hotel room to wait for cocktail hour to start. I drank two bottles of Goose Island and had two of the prosciutto-wrapped fig and fontina appetizers my Italy bestie brought. They were on toothpicks so nothing too crazy.
During cocktail hour I had two Michelob Ultras, half a southwest eggroll, and probably five tortilla roll-up thingies.
Dinner: This was quite the swanky event, so I had prime rib with mashed potatoes and broccolini and a roll. I also had two glasses of Stella with dinner, along with two glasses of water. For dessert I had a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. It was good, but a little dry.
Post-dinner: Probably two more glasses of Stella. Wow. Tally it up and that's 9 beers throughout the course of the day. No doubt that's where the majority of my calories went. Although spreading it out like that guaranteed that I didn't embarrass myself or feel like shit the next day. Steady eating and drinking FTW!
3. Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I've tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out for people to try, a photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing.
Well, I understand tummy tucks now. My stretch-marked mommy pouch has diminished quite a bit but I don't think it will ever entirely go away. I kinda wish I could stick a baby kangaroo in it so it at least has a purpose. Or better yet, my daughter. A free, built-in baby carrier? Yes please.
I've gotta say, labor for kangaroos seems a little anticlimactic. That thing can't be any bigger than a super-absorbency tampon.