March 08, 2017

Today is the day!

For the past couple of weeks, I've been back in the habits I was in last year, when I was in a good routine and the weight seemed to come off easily. I wasn't really doing anything "special", but I was listening to my body and trusting it.

The trust has been key. In January, I was trying to eat healthier and I was getting in a ton of veggies, but my weight wasn't budging. I'm eating roughly the same amount of calories now that I was then, but I'm eating what I really want to eat instead of what I think I "should". Instead of trying to convince myself otherwise, I just eat what sounds best to me in the moment.

I no longer have weird aversions to particular foods, either. I ran out of the fish oil supplement I was taking, and about a week later, my normal appetite came back. I have no idea if it was the fish oil that caused the odd appetite changes, but the timing works out. Now, I've been back on the schedule that I liked so much before--eating four times a day at 8, 12, 4, and 8--and keeping my calories "reasonable". I don't set a limit, but I try to eat "normal"-sized portions.

And it's working! Today's weigh-in:

I was down 2.2 pounds this week, bringing me back into the 140's. I really noticed the weight loss this week, too--I was able to wear some jeans that had gotten too small on me, and I can visibly see that my "love handles" are shrinking (that's always where I notice weight gain the most!)

So far, I have not regretted the decision to cut back on running. If I run during the Indy Mini, it'll be a run/walk. I'm really looking forward to the race, and now I don't feel stressed about it. I did volunteer to run a 5K with a friend of mine in May, because she'd like to start running again, so I thought that would be fun. I think the reason I was feeling so burnt out on running was because of long runs--if my schedule only has 2-4 miles at a time on it, I don't dread it. I'm looking forward to nicer weather, too! Today is SO windy I feel like my house is going to blow away.

I was super excited to share that Becky went into labor early this morning, so my post title is "Today is the day!" because my nephew would likely be born today. Well, as I was typing this out, my brother announced that he's HERE! It happened so so so quickly...

Becky woke up Brian at around 2:00 am, and said she thought it was time to go to the hospital. They went, her water broke, she had an epidural. I called Brian at 6:00, and he said they were both going to try to get some sleep, and that "no news from me means that nothing is happening." So, I was going CRAZY with wonder, but there was no news from Brian. And then at around 9:30, Brian announced that he was here!

His name is Lucas Charles, and he is 7 lbs. 1 oz, 19.5 inches. And seriously, how gorgeous does Becky look as a brand new mom?! (I looked nothing like that, haha)

I can't wait to meet Lucas! He looks absolutely perfect. :)


  1. Congratulations Aunt Katie!!

  2. "I'm eating roughly the same amount of calories now that I was then, but I'm eating what I really want to eat instead of what I think I "should". Instead of trying to convince myself otherwise, I just eat what sounds best to me in the moment." Yes! This is what works best for me too. Hooray for trusting your body's inner knowledge. And congrats on your new nephew!!!!

  3. Wonderful news on all fronts Katie, congratulations!!!

  4. Congratulations Becky and Brian!!!! and Congratulations on becoming an Aunt Katie!

  5. Congratulations to your brother and SIL! Being an aunt is the best! Also so happy you are back in your groove!

  6. Congrats! Being an Aunt is the best thing ever! So glad to hear your new plan or "old plan" is working. You are so inspiring. I'm trying to bounce back from a rough patch and have been trying to do the same-only eat foods I like and I think overall it is so much more satisfying and helping me stay on track for the long term.

  7. I have heard that about fish supplements....that they can cause the tastes of food and appetite to change. Glad you are figuring out something that may work mind is simply in a better spot right now.....

    AND it doesn't hurt that spring/sun/nicer temps are within reach!!!!!


  8. Congratulations on the new little nephew! And yes - Becky looks crazy beautiful for just having had a baby!! (not at all how I looked either - lol)

  9. Yay!!! Congrats Aunt Katie!! You're going to be the BEST aunt!!

  10. How exciting! And you finished his little aviator hat just in time (I would love to have one for my grandson if you would like to make a little money on the side?). Enjoy this little baby, they grow so quickly!


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