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."