About Hot by Thirty

  • Desperate not to spend another summer hiding out in fat and/or maternity clothes, I'm determined to drop thirty pounds of baby weight by my thirtieth birthday- July 18, 2009. How unfortunate, then, that I prefer to spend nap time in front of my television with a vat of ice cream. But I've lost these same thirty pounds twice before and I can do it again. I shall do this by steering clear of white flour and sugar and moving my stumpy legs as fast as they will go on our new treadmill. In front of the television, of course. You can also find me at mightymaggie.com.

Beyond The Baby Weight

  • Week 10: June 1
  • Week Six: May 11
  • Week Five: May 4
    There was no Week Five
  • Week Four: April 27
  • Week Three: April 20
  • Week Two: April 13
  • Week One: April 5
  • Starting Weight: March 30

Weigh In

  • Week 21
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009
  • Week 19
  • Week 18
  • Week 17
  • Week 16
  • Week 15
  • Week 14
  • Week 13
  • Week 12
  • Week 11
  • Week Ten
  • Week Nine aka After Thanksgiving
  • Week Eight
  • Week Seven
  • Week Six
    Wait. Was there a week six? Oops.
  • Week Five
  • Week Four
  • Week Three
  • Week Two
  • Week One
  • Starting Weight

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April 27, 2009


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I think this is a smart approach. You can do it, but if you don't, cut yourself some slack for awhile. You look great and are awesomely fit!


You can do it! You've already done so amazing!


I don't know much about this, but our friend the Weight Loss Nerd has this thing about how you have to measure inches along with pounds to chart your getting-in-shape process? Because you could be losing fat but still gaining or plateauing weight-wise when you're exercising and building muscle? That's right, isn't it? Maybe measuring along with weighing would help you feel like you were still making progress even if the numbers on the scale weren't going down!


The lack of motivation is killer. Especially when my favorite foods are hanging around the house begging to be eaten.


Way to stay positive Maggie. Best shape of your life and post two babies is a total accomplishment. Keep at 'er.


Good job! I agree, it is worlds easier to run outside, the treadmill seems so bloody tedious, it cannot be beared.


A tip that I've heard from my workout-understanding family (the in-laws. My own family believes that a brisk walk is significant exercise for health)is that if you plateau or you're having trouble losing weight by basic "watching what you eat" and one type of exercise then you need to add another type or exercise. So, weights? Or sit ups? (I hate sit ups, so feel free to throw something at me) or something else? But running alone may not do it.

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