November 10, 2021

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 24


After a super disappointing weigh-in last week (even though I expected it), I was really determined to be meticulous this week about my calorie counting.

The four-week DietBet that I joined ends next Wednesday (I have to do my final weigh-in on Wednesday or Thursday). I have to be at 156.9 or less in order to win my money back--and it was a $100 bet!

Last week's weigh-in was 162.8, so I was feeling a bit panicked. I hadn't made any progress in a whole month (which was my own fault). I had hoped that joining the DietBet would keep me on track so I would continue losing weight. Anyway, last week's weigh-in was a wake-up call and it definitely helped me to have a great week.

I spread my calories a little more through the day (I ate breakfast for a few days, but then went back to no breakfast--I just really don't like eating in the mornings). I've been eating lunch, dinner, and a snack. I've been choosing lower calorie foods than usual to reduce my total daily intake a little. I usually average around 1600 per day, but I've been averaging around 1400 this week. I don't plan to do that forever, but I want to hit my goal for the DietBet next week.

As you know, I've been dying to get back into the 150's--I've been so close for six weeks or so--and today, I did it!


I was at 158.8 this morning. I was shocked and thrilled at the same time. I'm down 4 pounds from last week and 38.2 pounds in 24 weeks. I still don't know if I'll hit my DietBet goal--I'd have to drop another 2 pounds this week--but if I don't, at least I'll know that I tried my best (well, for the last couple of weeks of the bet, haha).

I don't like this feeling of a deadline, so I'm not going to join another DietBet. This is one of the reasons I've never been a big fan of DietBet. I'm still doing the six-month one, and that ends in just over a month. I've already met my goal for that, so I just have to make sure I don't gain the weight back.

This week, I'm just going to continue doing what I've been doing. One thing I can definitely improve on though is my water intake. The weather is colder and I'm always freezing--and when I'm cold, the thought of drinking water is completely unappealing. (Funnily enough, I still chew ice all day long, haha!)

I get a LOT of water intake due to the ice (I recently started measuring the water that I put in the ice machine out of curiosity--I wanted to know how much water I get from the ice--and it's about a gallon a day! Crazy, right?). Because of the ice, I am not technically dehydrated, but somehow I always feel dehydrated when I don't drink actual water. And my mouth is always dry when I chew ice, so I still feel thirsty.

I think I'll make myself drink a water bottle full of water in between each water bottle filled with ice. The ice will be my incentive for drinking the water.

(I know it's weird that I chew ice. I am not anemic--people always ask that--and there is really no reason for the ice chewing. I just like it! Jerry bought me an ice machine that makes really soft ice so it doesn't break my teeth. It's probably my favorite gift ever, haha.)

In summary, I had a great week and hope to have another great week. I feel really encouraged because I haven't been in the 150's since August of 2018--over three years ago! I'd still like to lose about 20 more pounds, but I feel a million times better than I did 24 weeks ago. My next big goal is 153--that will put me back at 100 pounds lost!

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations Katie. I am really happy that you've set this goal and are making progress. But you really are so much more than a number on the scale, so talented, funny, determined and beautiful. Keep it up. Ice chewing a gallon of water on a cold day though? That just gives me the chills thinking about it. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  2. Congrats!! I'm happy for your progress!

    I am an ice water drinker. Year round, even when it's freezing cold. I have to have ice in my drinks. Even though it leaves me shivering all winter long, haha.

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  3. I’m so happy for you. I had lost 100 pounds years ago and have gained 20 pounds during covid. I live vicariously through you getting back into running. I am a walker. I love ice!

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  4. Congratulations! I've started 5:2 intermittent fasting. We'll see.

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  5. Awsome job!!! I wish I could be as motivated as you, I am at your starting weight and love reading of your progress. I have no doubt that you will reach your goal๐Ÿ˜Š

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