April 27, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 48

I can't decide whether to keep this shirt or return it. I rarely buy clothes on Amazon, so I have no idea why they suggested it to me. I love the colors and that it has pockets, but I think the pockets make my hips look big. Anyway...

This week has been... challenging? Exhausting? I probably shouldn't say that the whole week has been like that; just the past few days. Still, it makes the week feel so long!

I am SO SORE today. I think it's DOMS (delayed-onset muscle soreness) from working in the yard on Monday. I don't think I've felt this sore since I ran my first marathon. Even taking a deep breath makes the muscles in my chest and back hurt.

Interestingly, I kind of like it! It's a totally different kind of pain than the chronic pain that prompted me to see a rheumatologist. This kind of pain is from exercise, which makes it actually feel kind of satisfying. I know that I'm not injured or anything like that, so my muscles are just achy. 

Last week, I said that I wanted to challenge myself for 10 days to do a few simple things:

-Eat roughly 1600 calories per day.
-Exercise 30 minutes a day in the morning.
-Read 10 pages per day.
-Write in my 5-year journal daily.
-In bed by 10:00 PM.

We all know that I love challenges, but I probably only complete them 10% of the time, haha. However, I've managed to stick with this one! I started walking in the mornings with Joey, and I planned to start a new running schedule yesterday; those plans were completely shot down, which I'll write about soon. It's just a very long story (but hopefully entertaining) about a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day ;)

I am way too sore to attempt to run today, but as soon as I can move without groaning, I'll give it a try. I've had a very active morning, though, so I'm counting that as my exercise. I started a new book and I really like it so far, so the reading has been easy. Writing in my journal is one of those super quick, easy things to do but I just think, "Oh, I'll do it later" and then don't get to it. But I've been writing in it first thing in the morning so that I don't forget. And as far as being in bed by 10:00, I've been really good about it! I'm usually in bed by 9:30, actually. It feels strange that my kids stay up later than I do.

So, I've had a pretty good week! I actually wasn't dreading getting on the scale today because I know I did everything "right" and I wouldn't change anything.

I was at 152.6 last week, so I was happy to see that I lost the weight I'd gained last week, plus 0.2 extra. It's been MONTHS that my weight has been hanging around the high 140s and low 150s. I'm starting to think this might be where my body just wants to be. I'd really like it to be about 10-15 pounds less, but I'm not in a rush, so I'll just go with it and see what happens.

I have my DietBet weigh-in on Sunday or Monday (the deadline is Monday) and I'm pretty much there--I have to be at 148.7. So, as long as nothing significant happens between now and then, I'll be good to go!


  1. That shirt looks really good, but I think you should order a smaller size because you have a nice flat belly, like you were never pregnant. I had that too when I was younger. Glad we all could get out in the yard and enjoy warmer weather too.

  2. I love that shirt. The color pops. I too think you could wear a smaller size, but if you just want it comfy, it's great.


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