March 21, 2019

Another Project and Wednesday Weigh-In

I feel the need to point out that those are pajamas--I wouldn't be wearing those in public ;)

I haven't had a single moment to write a blog post over the last few days, and this one is going to be pretty short. I had been feeling kind of bummed that my kitchen/living room/dining room makeover was done (I will post pictures of the kitchen very soon, I promise--I've been narrowing them down and trying to put together a post for two weeks now!).

A few days ago, I realized that we had a lot of materials left over from doing those rooms and that I could use them to make over the bathroom as well! I was just planning to paint it, but considering it had the same textured ceiling and crown molding as the rest of the house, I figured I might as well get rid of that, too. I actually remembered to take a "before" photo:

My friend Emily is coming over tomorrow and staying overnight, so I was hoping to get it done before then. I've been working non-stop on it every spare minute that I've had, but it won't be totally done, unfortunately. The worst part is just waiting for the paint to dry. The walls dry quickly, but the oil-based paint for the cabinet takes 24 hours between coats.

This is what I looked like after sanding the ceiling. SO much drywall dust! It felt like I used an entire bottle of dry shampoo.

Anyway, I will post pictures of all that as soon as it's done, too. I even made a new countertop, just like I did in the kitchen. It went much smoother this time around, because I knew exactly what I was doing.

I did my Wednesday Weigh-In yesterday but like I said, I haven't had time to write a blog post. There wasn't a huge change on the scale. I was down 0.4 pounds.

I just did my weigh in and then took my selfie while still in my pajamas. I like to sleep in Jerry's comfy shirts. (I'm not sure why I started doing a selfie with each weigh-in. I think it's another way of keeping myself accountable and showing that I am accepting this "new beginning"--I am where I am, and I'm not thinking of the past. Just the future.)

Notice that Estelle didn't show up in my selfie photo this time! I had gotten up at 5:00 instead of 6:00, and I think it was a bit too early for her ;)

I've been working on writing the walking plan that I mentioned, and I've just about finished that. I'd like to get that done by Sunday so that I can start the plan on Monday. I'm actually really looking forward to it! I haven't followed a walking plan since I walked the Indy Mini in 2010 with my sister.

I know several of you asked about doing the plan as well, so I'll post it, even though I won't have tried it out yet. It's going to be very similar to my 10K plan that helped me lose weight, so I'm hoping this will be a "Walking for Weight Loss" type plan. I can test it on myself, because the scale hasn't really been moving much.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. I am so glad you are going to post the Walking Plan, I was hoping you might :)

  2. I'm really looking forward to your walking plan! I tried one of the running plans, but it was still just too much for me since I've gained all my weight back, plus some. :( Great job on the weight loss this week! Can't wait to see your bathroom makeover!

  3. PS...I always forget I can actually leave comments...but I've been reading your blog every day (or every post) since you started it! :-D

  4. So glad you've found projects to keep you super busy. I'm impressed with everything you are doing in your bathroom. Can't wait to see it. I'm looking forward to seeing your walking plan. Have a good weekend.

  5. Haha my first thought when I saw your selfie was “where’s Estelle??” so I’m glad she was just sleeping in. :) I’m excited that you’re going to post your walking plan as I want to give it a try!

  6. I'm around your same weight and height and I think you look great. I know we all carry weight differently, but I'm feeling much better about myself because I look at you and think you look totally normal. I have a feeling you carry yours better than I do, or maybe you're more toned, but still, it makes me think I'm probably being too hard on myself. So for that, among many reasons, I'm grateful for your blog.


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