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Whereas last update I didn’t know why I hadn’t lost any weight, this time I do. I’ve done really quite well with eating every two hours, but the nights are still getting to me. A combination of boredom, emotions, and some hormonal changes that occur at this point post-partum has me eating too much. Coupled with not being at the gym nearly as much, it’s easy to see why I’m not losing.

The Numbers:

  • Weight: 152.8 (71.2% to stretch goal)
  • Change in pounds: -0.6 lbs.
  • Body Fat: 29.4% (-0.2%)
  • Bust: 36.0″ (same)
  • Waist: 31″ (-1.0″)
  • Hips: 41″ (same)

Here’s the rub: My joints are bothering me lately, so I try to take a day off when that happens. Sometimes two, even three days are required before my knees feel better. My hip flexors are driving me crazy, even though I’m only working out like five hours a week. It sucks, frankly. Anyhow, I don’t have much choice in the matter until I can afford to go back to Rolfing, and I don’t see that happening any time soon.

After the Joyful Babe, I hit a plateau around here and decided to take a six week break from losing. I pretty much ate what I wanted (within reason). I didn’t log calories or workouts, just took it easy, almost like maintenance mode. I think I’m going to hang out in this place for a couple of weeks. It feels like the right time. Last time I was able to drop the rest of the weight really quickly after my break, losing the last twenty pounds in less than two months. While I can’t say for sure that will happen again, here’s hoping.

Don’t even get me STARTED on clothes. I can comfortably wear two pairs of jeans. One is an 11/12 from Express (these jeans are more than a decade old, but they are my favorites). The other is a size 6 from Talbots. Do we see a problem here? I’m guessing that I’m a generous size 8 or a small size 10, but that’s just weird.

The other weird thing is my measurements. When I compare them to 7 mos pp from last time, my waist is two inches smaller (yay!) but my hips are two inches larger (boo). I am so not a fan of this! Makes me looks even more disproportionate since I tend to be . . . um, thicker on the bottom half.

Anyhow, so it is what it is. I can’t be too upset since I’m not doing the work, and I’m hoping that a reasonable break will help me get the remaining weight off in a couple of months when it’s time, and I think I’ll know when it’s time. And hey, by the next edition of Fit Motherhood, it will be summer vacation!!

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