March 16, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In : Week 42

I was not expecting to have a good weigh-in this week. I had high hopes after last week's small gain, considering my pattern has been lose, lose, gain for weeks (months?) now. I weigh myself almost every morning and this week, the scale hasn't budged.

This morning, I saw a number that I've seen several times over the past few weeks:

I was at 147.8. This is a loss from last week, but not much. I was 148.6 last week, which was a gain from the previous week's 148.0. That's what's frustrating; I'm only down 0.2 in two weeks. I was looking at my previous weigh-ins and I saw that I first hit 147.8 on February 24, so my weight hasn't significantly moved in about three weeks.

I know I should just be happy I'm not gaining weight, but I'd really like to see some better progress on the scale! I did look at the bigger picture, though, too--I'm down about four pounds from a month ago, and considering I'm nearing my goal weight, that's not bad.

I used to work at Curves and the women would always talk about how hard it is to lose weight after you 1) turn 40 years old or 2) go through menopause. Well, I just turned 40 in January, so I guess I'll see how that goes ;)

I'm going to try a small change this week to see if I can get the scale moving again. I've been averaging about 1600 calories a day up to this point. When I had big success in the past with calorie counting, I had always had a "high calorie day" each week. This is not to be confused with a "cheat day"; since I don't have food rules to obey, it's not cheating to eat more calories than usual. I planned on it in advance and it wasn't a binge-fest; I just ate higher calorie foods that day (usually a total of about 2,000-2,500).

I haven't been doing high-calorie days this time around. There isn't a real reason for that; I just wasn't really thinking about it. Since the scale has slowed significantly down, I think I'm going to try eating slightly less six days a week and then have a high-calorie day once a week. Since I've been averaging about 1600 calories a day, I'll try reducing it to about 1500; and once a week, I'll choose foods that are more caloric (still vegan, though).

I have no idea if it will help, but it'll be interesting to see if it does! Next week I'll write about how it goes.

Here is the random fact of the day. This is actually yesterday's, but it was morning interesting than today's:

Can you even imagine?! (Here is an article about it if you're interested.) Before my skin removal surgery, I was terrified of anesthesia and the anesthesiologist asked me the two things that scared me the most. I said "not waking up"; he smiled and said, "what else?" and I told him, "waking up during surgery". He said every person tells him the same two answers.

Thankfully, neither of those things happened to me. A friend of mine, however, woke up while having her wisdom teeth removed and she remembers it very well. I was fascinated and horrified hearing her talk about it. I love that Iga Jasica simply asked, "How's it going?" when she woke up during brain surgery--haha!


  1. I've only been put under once, also for a wisdom tooth removal surgery. And the whole thing honestly freaked me out. Like obviously everything went fine but one second I was counting down and the next second I was in a little recovery room with my mom. The whole thing tripped me out like whoa, I have no memories of what happened! That's crazy she woke up during BRAIN surgery like dang.

  2. I think you are doing great. My opinion is you look like you weigh far less than what your scale says. My question is what had the vegan diet done for the pain & other medical issues you have been experiencing? I have hypothyroidism and wonder how I would do.

    1. Thank you! I think it's probably too soon to tell for sure about the vegan diet having an effect on my chronic pain, but I've felt much better than I have in a few years. It doesn't hurt to get out of bed and I can move in the mornings without being hunched over. So I've definitely noticed a difference in my pain! I just don't know if I can say it's due to a vegan diet. I'm optimistic, though :)


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