August 04, 2021

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 10

I'm not sure when it became "a thing" to use a mirror selfie on my Wednesday Weigh-In posts, but that's what I've been doing. (My blog automatically uses the first photo in each post as a thumbnail on my main page, and the last thing I want is a huge picture of the scale on my home page!)

Anyway, trying to take a mirror selfie when you have cats is next to impossible sometimes. Estelle used to be in almost all of my photos, but now that Duck follows me around everywhere, he is the one that winds up in them. And Chick, for some odd reason, loves to get on my scale! So it's hard to weigh myself in the mornings because Chick sits down on the scale; then I take him off and then hurry to try to get my weight before he steps on again. It usually takes a few tries. They love bathroom time in the mornings, apparently!

Here are some outtakes of the photo I was trying to get for this post...

Which reminds me of a very funny photo I have of Duck when I was trying to do a mirror selfie for 75 Hard...

Anyways! Last week, I weighed in at 173.4. This weeks weight:

I was at 172.6, which is a loss of 0.8 pounds this week. Not a huge loss, but I'll take whatever I can get! That brings my 10-week total to 24.4 pounds. If you'd have told me 10 weeks ago that I would lose this much, I never would have believed it. I thought I was too far gone--it seemed impossible to take the weight back off.

However, I came to realize that when I *thought* I was trying to lose weight over the past couple of years, I wasn't really doing all that I could. It wasn't until I saw the scale on Day 1 in May that I got the determination to do it--no matter what. Seeing how close I was to the 200's again scared the bejesus out of me.

Sometimes the days feel like they go by so slowly--I have times where I just want to eat everything in sight, almost always due to stress--and it's very hard to be rational. However, I am super determined to see this through. (Here is my post on motivation versus determination--it explains the difference.)

I am finally, FINALLY, starting to feel a difference in my clothes. The shirts that used to be really baggy, then got tight and uncomfortable, are feeling somewhat loose again. Also, I can only wear my size 10 jeans once before washing because throughout the day they get looser and looser as they get worn-in. For a while, I couldn't squeeze into them at all--quarantine meant yoga pants! And then if I did manage to get them on, I was afraid to wash them for fear of not being able to get them back on, hahaha. 

Last year, I cleaned out my closet and got rid of a LOT of clothes that didn't fit anymore. However, I didn't want to part with all of my favorite things just yet. So I put them in bags and brought them out to the garage. I said that if I can't wear them within the next two years, then they're gone--I'll get rid of them. (My closet was pretty bare after that--I only kept things in there that were wearable at the moment.)

Before we went up north a couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a pair of pants that I knew I had kept. I brought in the bags of clothes from the garage to look for them, and I decided to try on the clothes that I thought might fit me again. And I found a lot! Mostly the sweatshirts/hoodies (like the one in the mirror selfie today). I'm not even going to attempt trying on the jeans for a while. I also found a few pairs of capris that I can wear now (although I still prefer to wear pants year-round).

I'm so relieved that I'm actually seeing (and feeling) the progress now. I was really worried that I was going to continue gaining weight until I was back up to where I started, at 253 pounds. I still have a good 30 pounds to go, but I'm almost halfway there!


  1. Congratulations! You look fabulous and I'm very inspired!

  2. Awesome! Bravo Katie 🙂

  3. That’s amazing progress!!! I’ve been working on losing weight for almost exactly the same amount of time (it’ll be 9 weeks on Saturday) and I’m down 14 pounds.

  4. Congratulations. I especially love the out takes and you sharing how the cats want to be part of things. Go you!

  5. You give me hope. I regained 50 pounds during the pandemic, and got back up to 197. It's so discouraging, so thank you for reminding me that I CAN do this. After all, I've already done it, right? :-)


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