February 16, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 38

Two steps forward, one step back. Didn't I just write about that last week?

That's exactly how my weight loss has been going for the past several months. It feels like I'm getting NOWHERE, but when I look at the overall trend, it's still going down. It's just very slow. I tend to move forward (losing weight) then stepping back (gaining back a small bit)... over and over. So, I'm making progress; it's just not as linear as it was in the past.

My diet hasn't been "perfect" like it was when I was losing 125 pounds a decade ago, though, either. I was meticulous about counting my calories (or Weight Watcher Points) and I lost weight every single week. I feel like I've gotten wiser since then and now I don't care so much about being "perfect". I have good days and bad days, good weeks and bad weeks, and the scale goes up and down as much as 5-6 pounds within a single week's time. (I'm not kidding!)

There were a couple of days this past week that I didn't weigh myself, but check out my weight for a week's timeframe the week before:

Wed: 152.4
Thu: 151.8
Fri: 152.2
Sat: 154
Sun: 157.2
Mon: 154.6
Tue: 153.6
Wed: 151.4

Isn't that crazy? I think it was Saturday when I made that tapenade, which has a lot of sodium, and that's probably why my weight jumped up so much. I know that I didn't binge or anything to cause the gain. As you can see, it dropped right back down over the next couple of days. Having recorded my weight for so many years, I can pretty much tell you before I step on the scale exactly what my weight will be based on what I ate the day before. I know how certain foods affect me.

This year, my Wednesday Weigh-Ins have gone like this: 

Jan 5: 157.6
Jan 12: 156.6
Jan 19: 153.6
Jan 26: 154.8
Feb 2: 152.4
Feb 9: 151.4

Down, down, up; down, down, and then today... it was up.

I was at 153.8, so that's up 2.4 pounds from last week. I don't think this was simply sodium--I definitely ate more than usual over the weekend. But it's usually easy to take off quickly if I don't continue to eat too much!

Two steps forward, one step back. Let's hope I can go two steps forward again! I was so close to being back in the 140s. I'm going to try to make this a great week.

Here is today's random fact of the day:

Now THAT is scary! I wonder how many guilty people were set free?


  1. Katie, you’ve lost 6 lbs in 5 weeks. That’s well within the healthy recommendation of 0.5-2 lbs per week. You are doing fine.

  2. I would not worry about this week's small gain. It may simply be your body adjusting to the new plant based foods. You look great regardless. 👍 Oh and that side by side photo from no alcohol, I think your skin looks so much healthier in the after so it definitely made a positive change in the photo.

  3. I love your transparency. You're really helping me be more gentle with myself with this roller coaster weight business. Thanks always for you!!


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