Monday, January 9, 2012

Weight Gain Challenge: 20 Week Weigh-In

20 Weeks - halfway there!  Bobby and I stepped on the scale over the weekend to check our weight gain progress:

Starting/pre-pregnancy weight: 125 lbs.
Current weight: 140.2 lbs.
Current weight gain: 15.2 lbs
Target weight gain: 25-35 lbs.
Ideal rate of gain: 1 lb per week 
Goal weight: 150-160 lbs.

Starting weight: 175 lbs.
Current weight: 187.9 lbs.
Current weight gain: 12.9 lbs 
Target weight gain: 20 lbs.
Ideal rate of gain: 1-2 lbs per 2 weeks
Goal weight: 195 lbs.

Current Leader: Lindsay

How has the added weight affected your workout performance?
  • Bobby:  "I have really only felt stronger and faster.  I thought I would feel heavier and slower, but that is clearly not the case after PR'ing on Kelly by 47 seconds on Saturday."  Kelly time: 15:57. 
  • Lindsay:  "I feel heavier and slower.  The weight I'm putting on is not muscle, so nothing about working out is easier.  Bodyweight exercises are a lot harder.  I can also use Kelly as an example: PR from Feb 18, 2011 was 24:50; rx'd time on Jan 6, 2012 was 37:51." 
How has your diet changed?
  • Bobby:  "I've increased my healthy fat intake as well as protein."  (Translation: Bobby eats a shit-ton of almond butter and Power PB)
  • Lindsay:  "I used to drink about 5 cups of coffee a day.  Now I maybe have one cup per week, and I drink orange juice in the morning instead.  I also used to have a glass (or two) of wine several nights per week.  Now I just smell Justin's wine.  Other than beverage consumption, the types of foods I eat hasn't really changed, athough I eat more frequently." 
With about 20 weeks left, it looks like I'm going to blow right by the lower range of my target weight gain (25 lbs).  Which means:  Bobby doesn't stand a chance.  Although he's happy with his weigh-in results, Bobby knows extreme measures need to be taken if he wants to win:  "I'm still debating getting pregnant myself.  Seems a little drastic, but if that's what needs to be done, it needs to be done.  I hate losing." 

138 days to go


  1. Thanks for the blog. I enjoyed reading it. I just found out I'm a mom to be and am reading anything and everything about pregnancy and crossfit

    1. Thanks, Whitney! I'm glad to hear at least one newly-pregnant crossfitter has stumbled upon my blog :) I hope you've found some useful info here. Congrats on your pregnancy!