Weight Loss Update #2

The Goal and Overall Plan:

  • My goal weight is 135 pounds
  • My plan is to lose 2 pounds per week
  • My daily calorie budget is 1,493 calories

The Plan For This Past Week Was:

  • Walk/jog with the stroller a minimum of two miles a day 7 days a week
  • Complete one personal training session at Fit Personal Fitness Studio
  • Attend Mom and Baby Yoga Class on Wednesday
  • Attend Postnatal Pilates on Friday
  • Keep my caloric intake to roughly 1500 calories a day
  • At the end of the week, adjust the overall plan (as needed) in order to reach the goal.

What I Actually Did:

  • Walk/jog with the stroller 5 days for a total of 15.97 miles
  • Completed three personal training sessions at Fit Personal Fitness Studio (Monday, Thursday and Saturday)
  • Attended Mom and Baby Yoga Class on Wednesday
  • Kept my caloric intake to roughly 1500 calories a day (I use Loseit to keep track of this)

This Week’s Results…

I lost 3 pounds this week
With a daily budget of 1500 calories, one yoga class, three personal training sessions and roughly 16 miles logged I was able to lose 3 pounds this week (for a grand total of 5.5 pounds). Although I did not follow everything in my original plan I did exceed my goal of losing 2 pounds this week. My muscles feel a little sore and I am not recovering as fast as I did pre-baby. This lag in recovering is more than likely due to lack of sleep.

I am so proud of myself that I think I am gonna go out to dinner to celebrate. Chances are, I will blow my 1500 calorie limit prior to calling it a night. What the hell, maybe a few extra calories will help me recover from today’s workout.

Next Week’s Plan:

  • Walk/jog with the stroller a minimum of two miles a day 5 days a week
  • Complete two personal training sessions at Fit Personal Fitness Studio
  • Attend Mom and Baby Yoga Class on Wednesday
  • Attend Postnatal Pilates on Friday
  • Keep my caloric intake to roughly 1500 calories a day
  • At the end of the week, adjust the overall plan (as needed) in order to reach the goal.

3 thoughts on “Weight Loss Update #2”

  1. While I of course applaud your overall weight loss goal, 2–3 pounds weekly weight loss seems a touch on the extreme side… if you’re trying to do that every week. If you’re just starting out, and the first week totals 4–5 pounds of water weight, that’s a whole different story.

    I’ve heard doctors tell me countless times that the healthiest and most sustainable long-term weight loss goal is a steady 1 pound a week. Sure, it takes longer than most people have patience for, but it’s the angle of descent is not so steep that you set yourself up for failure, either. Almost anyone can trim 500 calories off their TDEE pretty easily, right? But 1,000 calories? Yikes!

    I’ve lost 33.5 pounds since January. My overall weight loss goal—which I successfully accomplished—was an average of only 1 pound per week (equally 0.14 pound per day). Any more weight loss than that and I might have given up sooner. I documented the whole journey on my blog at rosspruden.blogspot.com.

    In any event, keep up the good work! And keep us posted!!

  2. My plan is to lose 2 pounds a week, however without trying too hard I have lost 2.5 one week and 3 the second week. Although I agree this is probably too extreme to keep up I think it is happening mostly due to the calories burned via breastfeeding.

    Also, presently being on maternity leave I have the luxury of time which has allowed me to walk several miles a day.

    Even though I have an overall goal (135 by the end of the year) I am taking it week by week. I fully expect the upcoming weeks to get harder and that the weight loss will decrease. If my weight loss continues to be over 2 pounds a week I fully plan on adding more calories back into my diet. :)

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