February 23, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 39

What a week! (If you wonder why I always look like I'm laughing in my Wednesday Weigh-In photo, it's because the cats are all over the place trying to get my attention.)

After the "two steps forward, one step back" dance on the scale I've been doing for months now, I was hoping for a good weigh-in this week. Last week, I gained a couple of pounds. I've been starting to think a little bit about maintenance, since I'm getting fairly close to my goal weight. I never go into maintenance with a good plan, and this time I want to be prepared.

I'd like to get down to 133 pounds (my goal weight) but I'd be happy with under 144. The number 144 is the top of my BMI range; I know that the BMI chart is becoming obsolete because it doesn't factor in body fat, muscle mass, bone structure, etc., but I think the high of 144 is pretty accurate for my body. I think I look and feel my best in the low-130s, but when I get to the mid-140s is when I start to get uncomfortable in my own skin.

Anyway, I've been so close to the 140s milestone for weeks, but it's been very slow going. This week, I was thrilled when I stepped on the scale...

I was at 148.6! Last week, I was at 153.8; so I'm down 5 pounds this week (for a total of 48.4 in 39 weeks). Today's weight is the lowest I've seen since early 2018.

Once I saw my weight, I started thinking about clothes that I used to wear at that size, and I really couldn't remember. I saved a handful of my favorite jeans and shirts, but a couple of years ago I got rid of almost all of my "thin" clothes because I was just convinced I'd never be able to wear them again. (Including a lot of my running clothes and now I'm bummed about that!)

Since I've basically been living in nothing but black stretchy pants and hoodies ever since COVID came along, I haven't noticed much of a difference in my clothing as I've lost weight. When I was wearing jeans and more fitted tops every day, I noticed when I gained or lost weight.

Anyway, the last time I tried on the jeans I saved (probably about six pairs) was probably about 7-8 pounds ago, and I couldn't wear them. I said I would take them back out when I was in the 140s and try them on again. So, I took them out today and tried them on; I was shocked (in a good way) that I can fit into (and actually wear in public, haha) all but one pair.

In the "Wednesday Weigh-In" photo above, I was wearing one of my favorite pairs of jeans (that I haven't worn probably since we went to Boston in spring of 2018). Same with the shirt; I really liked that shirt for some reason, so I held onto it.

Remember these jeans that I "transformed" in November 2017? I couldn't bear to get rid of them; not only because I made them, but because they are super comfy. I was so excited when I could button and zip them easily today. (They aren't speckled with white--I just need to clean the mirror! Haha)

So, today was exciting for me on the weight loss front :)  Hoping for another good week!


  1. You're doing great! It's so hard, but it's working. And you encourage the rest of us.

  2. Wow! Congratulations! Maybe the vegan diet helped?

    1. Thanks! I've been eating vegan for 5 weeks, so I'm not sure that it was the cause of the big drop this week. But even if not, it has helped me SO much in eating healthier and I have zero cravings for junk food. (Which is completely foreign to me--I've never experienced that before!)

  3. I definitely thought your top was covered in crosses at first glance!

  4. That's a big jump (down). Good work. Curious what if anything you did differently. I too will guess maybe vegan agrees with you. Cuts the inflammation perhaps? Love the jeans too.

    1. In an indirect way, I'm pretty sure eating vegan has helped big time. I've lost all desire for junk food (yes, it's me--Runs for Cookies!) so I've been eating healthier; and I'm much less likely to eat too much when I'm eating healthy foods. Regardless, I'm happy to see some good results!


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