September 01, 2021

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 14

I had just gotten out of bed in that photo above and it shows--haha. I didn't cut my hair, although it looks short--I just had it braided when I slept and then most of it fell out of the braid. But anyway, I loved that shirt when I was school clothes shopping with Eli, and since it was totally appropriate for anxiety-ridden me, I bought it.

Fourteen weeks. It really doesn't seem that long--it's less than 100 days.

Things that have changed in 14 weeks:

I am regularly running three miles at time; when I started, I was suffering through just one minute of running.

I've gone from not being able to squeeze into my size 10 jeans to avoiding wearing them because they are uncomfortably big (where I have to constantly pull them up). I don't now if I need a smaller size yet, but I love not feeling like I can't breathe when I wear jeans.

I've been able to add about 50% more clothes to my closet--clothes that I had put out in the garage without thinking I'd be able to get back into them.

I feel like I have hope again. Before, I really worried that I was never going to get my drive back. I felt like I was "too far gone" to get back to my most comfortable self.

I'm not dreading my physical in a couple of months. I have to get one for insurance purposes and if my weight is over 175 pounds, I have to pay a premium for insurance (having a BMI that is considered "obese"). It was stressing me out, but I am confident that my weight will be fine!

I feel like I have more control over my life now. That may sound dramatic, considering all I really changed was that I started counting calories and exercising. But it's all about discipline--adding those two things has made me take control of other areas as well.

The weight loss, even though I'm only halfway to my goal, has given me more confidence. I don't feel ashamed anymore; that was the most prominent feeling I had about myself just 14 weeks ago. I felt ashamed for "letting myself go" and for being unable (or I think "unwilling" would be more appropriate) to do what I needed to do in order to drop the weight I'd gained.

All of that said, I had a very small weight loss this week. I did everything right, so I don't feel bad about it. Sometimes, I just have weeks where the weight loss is minimal. I wish it would go faster, but I'm not going to complain as long as it goes down! ;)

I was at 167.8 today, which is down from 168.4 last week--a loss of 0.6 pounds. That brings the total to 29.2... I've been close to the 30-pound mark for a few weeks now! Hopefully I'll get there next week :)

Now, I've got to go out for a walk to get in some steps. I started my step challenge today: 8,000 per day for all of September.


  1. You look great, but more importantly (as evidenced in your writing), you FEEL great! Yay, you!!!

  2. I am so motivated by this. I’m still stuck in the “unable or unwilling” stage. Please if you can, I’d really love to see some posts addressing what you eat specifically, like “what I eat in a day” type. Those are my favourite :) I have a really hard time when I’m at the end of the day without many calories left.

  3. Congratulations, I could relate so much to what you said. I was inspired to join DietBet after you posted it and I am about 4 weeks behind you. I’m really pleased to see the weight coming off when I have made no progress in the last two years. I knew what to do I just wasn’t doing it consistently.

  4. You look awsome, surprising what loosing weight does for your mental health. I too would love to see a "what i eat in a day" post.

  5. You're doing so well! Very inspiring.

  6. Very cute shirt! I think you're gaining muscle so the weight isn't going down as fast as you want, but it's obvious by your appearance that your very fit and happy!


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