March 29, 2007

The Beefy Babe Contest


I was trying to think of a way to give away a few fun things I had lying around and so was born the Beefy Babe Contest. Pregnancy is one of the few times when I'm emotionally detached from my weight so I'm testing your guessing skills. With two days until I'm due, how much do I weigh? And no, I won't be offended at your guess. Promise.

I took pictures of myself tonight in the outfit I weighed myself in immediately thereafter. My scale is quite accurate and measures in 1/2 pound increments. I'm 5'5 and my calves make up 20% of my body weight. Take your guess:


The winner will be mailed a Peeps charm bracelet, Peeps sidewalk chalk and a Peeps windup toy. In the event of a tie, the winners will both get the windups and a mix of the other two items. I'll accept guesses until 5 p.m. Sunday night (Pacific Daylight time) and announce the winner that evening.

One guess each. I've already weighed myself so nobody bothering mailing me fudge to "tip the scales" in your favor.


How beefy is the babe?

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For all those commenters in the last post who claim to despise Peeps, I beg you to reconsider. They are gentle, wonderful little creatures. Give them a chance!

61 comments:

Clyde said...

After your honest confession "If you're anything like me, you've probably already bought and consumed most of the candy that is supposed to fill your Easter baskets this year" I must say 140 no more than 150. Sorry if my guess offends you, but I really need to go for a sure bet in this contest... You're talking about Peeps here, my dear!.
It's a serious business here that involves my whole family and at this point there is just one word which perfectly describes your offer: Delicioso!

Sarah said...

Clyde, I'm marking you down for "140" unless you wanted something else. I need exact guesses here folks. And yes, the confession in the previous post is directly connected to my current weight situation.

Samantha said...

I currently weigh about 157, and I'm only 26 weeks. But I pack it in, let me tell you. I'm gonna guess you're 150. If you pack it in like me. And you mentioned your calves, which is where I also pack most of my punch.

I can't believe how high you're carrying! OMG it must be a girl! Just kidding. I hate when people say crap like that.

Clyde said...

You go girl - or I may say "Babe" If this is the way you look your pregnancy at 9 and a half (millions) months, shame on the rest of us!
And yes, the 140 sounds good to me.

Mrs. M said...

Gotta say, you look great, and so do those red walls! Yowza! 150 doesn't sound like much to me, so I'm going to guess higher and go for 162. (I was between 190 and 195 before Scott was born.)

Melinda said...

163, and lookin purt-e.

Lindsay said...

Let's just keep this going higher, shall we? I say 165.

mama bear said...

Okay, I'm new here but this is fun and peeps are the best! (especially if you slit the package and wait patiently for them to get super hard) At first I was going to say around 155, but what the heck - how about 167? I actually hit 200 with both of mine, so 167 isn't bad. Come on peeps, don't let me down!

acte gratuit said...

I dibs the range 135-139. I'm going to guess you started at about 115-120 and have stayed on the low end of the target 25-35 recommended prego weight gain. And I love peeps. LOVE them.

Nikki said...

148.5 lbs. Wish I weighed that not pregnant. You look great! Good for you. Hope you're feeling good too.

Adrienne said...

Hmmm...
average weight for a 5'5" woman of medium build is 127-141. So, I'm guessing you started around 130-135 (maybe less, you were doing that triathlon thing, but muscle is heavy...) Figure 25 to 35 lbs of weight gained with baby (can you tell EVERY WOMAN I KNOW IS CURRENTLY PREGNANT??)and maybe a few extra (since, you know, like anybody does anything average)e I'd say...

Drum roll...

172. And seriously, you look totally cute preggers. Also, I am a fan of peeps.

Adrienne said...

Actually, now that I think about it, I weigh about 172 in fighting, bathing suit weight... I'd guess my 7 inches of height on you is AT LEAST one baby.

cruncha said...

I'm guessing 154. No way it could be more, I mean just LOOK at your skinny face and skinny arms!

tracy m said...

Seriously, woman, you ARE nuts!

Now, if I only looked as good as you do right now, and my youngest is 11 months old!

About a year ago, I looked like a pregnant manatee, and was ready to bite the head off anything or one who tried to take my head of lettuce.

Little, tiny, compact thing, you. Sheesh. I'm not even gonna guess.
:)

emma jo said...

I'm gonna have to say, 136.5
You look great, unlike some of us who actually morph into a balene whale when the time comes.
Come on baby!

AzĂșcar said...

158

Melinda said...

136.5?, 140? you people are kind. If I ever get pregnant again, I'mma build a blog.

CACKEL said...

I am guessing 164. I was estimating between 160-165 and I think that's the last one that hasn't been taken. I weighed 162.5 at the end of my last pregnancy, and Read teased me because at one point he weighed 160. We both thought that it was funny that he has officially been skinnier than me.

BTW, you do look great. I can't believe you're still able to muster a smile at this point.

Lianne said...

I'm guessing you weight about 147 and your baby will be about 7'11" oz.

And you are freaking gorgeous, you ripe thing you.

The Wiz said...

In my best Billy Crystal, old SNL voice "You look fabulous"

I'm going to go with 143.

Sarah said...

Quite a range we have going here! Isn't anyone going to go for 200? Seriously, I at a HUGE heath bar sundae last night.

Acte - I need an exact weight from you to get your vote. No ranges - commit, woman!

Mama Bear - I'm happy to have some fresh blood on the comment board, thanks for playing! BTW, this is a great chance for all you cyber-lurkers to put up a comment and play too. I know you're out there...

AzĂșcar said...

p.s. less peeps for me means more for you!

Liza said...

I'm unlurking...
May I first add to Billy C. and the wiz that you look fabulous! You hardly look 39 5/7ths pregnant. I know, it's all relative and I'm sure you feel it. I am going to guess 156.5. My mouth is watering right now for you, peeps!

Kristine said...

You've got guts girl!

I guess 159.

(You are going to post your weight post baby so we can see just how much was "baby weight", right?)

Shiloh said...

Hey you cute little pregnant thing :) I couldn't pass up a chance to win a prize!!
My guess is 157. If I don't win, would you send me some Hollywood Flake stuff anyway so that people around here will think that I am cool? ;)j/k Love ya!

Toni said...

I'm gonna be nice and say 133.

kaff said...

147 and that with tonights sundae as well! Lookin good!

De said...

My guess is 176. This is SO not an insult, you look great! By the way, I love your blog.

Heather O. said...

You do look absolutely wonderful, sadly. That means that you don't have the "about to pop" look, which also means this babe ain't comin' any time soon. That's what everybody said to me anyway, up until the day before I delivered. THEN people said, "Hey, you look ready to go." Gee, thanks.

Let's see--5'5"-- You probably started at about 115-120, so I'm gonna guess 153.5

Inexperienced Mom said...

142.5

phillywms said...

I'm going to go based on my last pregnancy...you're my height & about my build, but due to the fact that my sister called me "chicken legs" when I was younger, I'm going to add a couple of lbs for your fabulous calves.

155.5lbs (though technically I could set a full sized dinner plate on my belly...)

citymama1 said...

No guess here, but you look great! And I'm impressed with your bravery. Pregnant or not, anyone mentions my weight and they get a swift kick in the shin.

Bex said...

I'm gonna go with 144...I hope nobody else guessed that yet. You look super tiny to me.

I think you just might be the cutest pregnant lady ever. Seriously, you do not look like you are days away from your due date--but what do I know. I've never even been pregnant.

Amy said...

161.5

Molly said...

I'm saying 141.5- And I know I'm right b/c peeps and i have this ...thing.

Bek said...

no way am I guessing, I would kill to look like that EVER...

but I have a gift a knowing the gender...and this usually works better if I KNOW a person but I got a HUGE HUMONGOUS boy vibe. I have been right 39 out of 46 times... really. So, I won't guess your weight but I will guess the baby... and remember, no stripper names....

Claiborne said...

159, just because no one guessed it yet.

Holly said...

I say 157.5

And whatever it is, you still look great preggers

Janell said...

145.5 =)

I've always wanted to try nefarious experiment with a peeps marshmallow =)

compulsive writer said...

147.5. Since someone already guess my first guess.

Good luck!

compulsive writer said...

You're so cute!

147.5. Since someone already guessed my first guess.

Good luck!

Patrick said...

Becky says 163 lbs.

Caitlin said...

I'm new - just wanted to say your blog is a riot and my guess is 162.5.

Jenny said...

157.5

Silly Marie said...

166. I hope you're not 140 since I weigh almost that normally and I'm a few inches shorter than you!

tamrobot said...

I guess 135.

Lauren said...

154 perhaps?

Stephanie said...

You look fantastic! (And that's in all seriousness.) I hit 172 with Special K and you started off a LOT slimmer than me so I'll venture 163 only because of that sundae you claim you ate. And the donuts a few days ago. Hmmm....donuts....

Colleen said...

I was going to say 143, but as it and 144 were taken, I'm going with 146. Hey, I didn't say I don't like Peeps accessories! You're one of those cute pregnant girls. I gained 55 pounds with Elijah. Not pretty.

Bubbles said...

134

Sarah said...

I should have named this contest "Sarah's Fantastic Fishing Expedition." You guys are serious kiss ups! Now who's going to mail me that fudge?

I LOVE all the de-lurkers! See, I don't bite :) I may stink a little bit, but bite, never.

Suzie Petunia said...

167.5 - and you carry it beautifully.

Chanel said...

Mygoodness! I almost missed the contest! I will guess 185, nobody is guessing that high, I REALLY don't need peeps! Sidewalk chalk is cheap so I can handle it, and you're being so humble, SOMEONE better guess HIGH! By the way I cracked 200 with my first- I ROCK!

Adrienne said...

Sarah: "I don't bite."

Don't believe her, guys, I'm pretty sure she bit me at least once in the many year's I've known her.

Sarah said...

Okay, well let me amend that to "I don't bite people who are sitting at their computers hundreds of miles away from me. But I want to."

Nothing like an eternally scarred friend to set the record straight.

acte gratuit said...

Okay fine. My official guess is 139. All these 150 plus guesses are making me nervous. But still, no way you're over 145.
I've been skinny like you before. I know me some skinny.

Mary said...

SArah, After making the mistake of following your link to a gallery of pregnant ladies, I was horrified. Really. And I thought, this is what Sarah's dealing with, but come to see that you are actually still very little! Maybe the red wall throws off the real proportion of the belly, but honestly, you look GREAT! My guess: 155?? I have no idea, you really look great.

Rachel said...

157 - chip shot epidural. Why is it all the skinnies go au naturel?

And I noticed that I can't post as J-Rod anymore, so I had to sign in on my wife's google account. What gives?

Julie P said...

Holy crap I think you must be the most brave blogger I've ever "met"!

You look wonderful, and not just "great for being pregnant". :)

Kendra said...

I'll say 147. BTW you look great! And I do think you're crazy for having a contest of your weight.

Susan said...

I guess 151.

If I win, you can keep the Peeps (I'm diabetic). Consider it a bribe.