January 19, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 34

Duck was dying for my attention when I was trying to take a mirror selfie for this post. He stretched his paws all the way up the back of my legs up to the top of my jeans' pockets (with his claws--as if he was using my legs as a scratcher).

I was pretty excited to put on those jeans. I can't remember the last time I wore them! I only saved a few pairs from my smaller sizes. I love flared-leg jeans (whether they are "cool" or not, I don't care--I will always wear them) so I kept a few favorites.

Anyway, here I am, 34 weeks in since I started trying (with REAL effort) to drop the extra pounds I gained so quickly in 2018 and 2020 (you'll see the details below). I feel like I've been at a standstill for months now, but when I look back at the last few years, I'd say I'm doing pretty good.

Last week, I was at 156.6; I had a great weigh-in today!

I finally hung this on the wall instead of keeping it on its little stand.

I was at 153.6, so I am down 3 pounds this week (for a total of 43.4 pounds in 34 weeks). When I hit 153, it'll be a big milestone for me (again): that will be 100 pounds down from my 2009 starting weight.

When I entered my weight into the Happy Scale app, I got curious about when the last time I weighed this much/little was. At first I thought it was in late 2016, but then I remembered that I lost a lot of weight in 2017 (yes, my weight has fluctuated a LOT over the years) when I was hypomanic for half the year (which you'll see in the charts below).

Anyway, the last time I weighed under 154 was in July of 2018--so it's been 3-1/2 years! Because of COVID, though, the last two years have gone by so quickly; it's like they didn't even happen. I was kind of shocked when I saw 2018's weight gain: nearly 30 pounds!

Here is what my weight looked like from 2017 (when I lost a lot) to now (by year); red is when I was gaining weight and green is when I was losing weight:

When I look at the big picture I can see all of the ups and downs--I'd like there to be less "ups", but I've at least beat the odds of keeping off a large amount of weight for more than two years. 

This doesn't include my pregnancy weight--I was at 271 when pregnant with Eli in January 2006!

It's kind of scary to see the climb in 2018 to mid-2021, though. Seeing how close I was to 200 pounds again scared the bejeezus out of me which is what got me going again. Looking at this chart, it looks like my weight likes to hang out at around 150 pounds, which is interesting.

I wish I was comfortable at that weight, but I feel much better at 135-ish. However, I'm not as hung up on the actual number as I used to be. As I get older, I realize there are much more important things to worry about (within reason, I mean; I want to be at a healthy weight/size). 

Anyways, enough of the numbers stuff! You know I love looking at these kinds of graphs ;) 


  1. You're looking good at this weight, and I think we would all agree that Duck is back to normal and cutter than ever, and with your cat shirt!

  2. Great job!! Have you ever thought about weight lifting? You could change your body comp and maybe that 150 would be a smaller size? Lots of things to track as well. Plus so great for bone strength.

  3. You are such an inspiration - BECAUSE of all the bumps in the road, not in spite of them. It makes me feel like I’ll be able to do the same even though my journey has been far from perfect.

  4. Congratulations! You've worked hard to get there. Pretty sure most women have those waves.

  5. Just wanted to let you know that I'm a long-time lurker (and first time commenter), and I'm so impressed that you just keep slogging on even when it gets tough. You inspire me!

  6. You look great! Sometimes I wonder if you scale is off since you look much thinner than it reads. Keep it up

  7. I am so jealous of your Happy Scale app. I really wish Android had it.


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