August 25, 2021

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 13

As my weight loss has slowed down over the past month or so, I find that I'm starting to feel impatient. I know that I will continue to see progress as long as I keep doing what I'm doing (and I certainly don't plan on stopping now!); I just want to *feel* like I'm a smaller size. Having lost nearly 30 pounds in the last 13 weeks, you'd think that I would notice a huge difference, but I haven't noticed any significant changes in at least a month.

(I'm glad that I've continued to run three times a week, though, because I definitely feel like the three-mile runs are getting easier each week. Being able to *feel* it getting easier really helps my mindset!)

When I was going to take a selfie for this week's weigh-in photo, I figured I should probably change out of my pajamas. While grabbing something to wear, I noticed a shirt that Caitlin had sent me a while ago--maybe early last year?--with a box of amazing cookies. As soon as I saw the shirt, I knew it wasn't going to fit. It looked so tiny! I tried it on and I could barely pull it over my boobs. And even then, the seams looked like they would split open if I even took a deep breath. I told Caitlin that I was determined to lose the weight so I could wear it.

So, I tried it on today and it fits! I still wouldn't feel comfortable wearing it in public--maybe in about 10 more pounds--but it's comfy enough to wear around the house. I put a cardigan over it (see photo above) because I will never be happy with my arms; I have so much loose skin there. It's not just cosmetic, either; it's really uncomfortable moving my arms around without sleeves that go down at least to my elbow.

I tried to get a picture of the back, but it was so hard to do!

It's the logo from the Cookie Monstah food truck that I'd seen when I was in Boston in 2017. Being "Runs for Cookies", of course I had to get a picture next to it! So it was super nice of Caitlin to send me some cookies and the shirt.

But anyway, I'm glad I tried it on. This week I felt like I was making zero progress, so it felt good to have something physical to remind me that what I've been doing actually is making a difference. For this week's weigh-in...

This morning, I weighed in at 168.4; last week, I was at 169.6, so I'm down 1.2 pounds again this week. That's a total of 28.6 pounds down since I started this at the end of May. The weight loss has definitely slowed down, but since I'm not in a rush to an imaginary finish line, I'm cool with that--as long as the weight is still coming off, I'm happy :)

(Since someone usually has a question about what I've been doing to lose weight, here is a recent FAQ post I wrote about it.)


  1. I can see a definite change. You are looking fantastic!

  2. The t-shirt is adorable on you!

  3. Good job, Katie. I too, have massive skin on my arms and will never be comfortable wearing tops without 3/4 sleeves. They are hard to some by too! One day I'll have skin removal surgery but for now I'll make due with the sleeves.

  4. So encouraging - you look fantastic! Also, thanks for the Fat Secret post. I downloaded the app and you're right! I love it more than MFP!

  5. I know it's hard for you to see, but the progress is REAL. You look amazing!

  6. You're doing great! I can def see a difference in your entire body <3 Keep on keeping on!

  7. I too can see a change. You're doing fantastic. And what a great shirt. Thanks for continuing to inspire us.


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