June 08, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 54

It feels like I just did my one-year weigh-in but it's already two weeks later. I had a lot more energy this past week--spring tends to do that to me--so I stayed pretty busy working on various projects. Unfortunately, the landscaping was not one of them. I really need to get that done before all the weeds grow back!

I've gotten in the habit of not logging my calories and I don't think that's a good thing just yet. Since I eat the same things for breakfast and lunch every day, I've just been eating a "normal" dinner and then a snack later. I don't bother logging the calories because I just assume that the calories aren't high enough to make me gain weight.

However, it's possible that the scale begs to differ:

I was at 147.4, so I'm up a pound from last week. Since I was up a pound the previous week as well, I'm thinking that I need to log my dinner and snack again just to see if I'm eating more than I think I am. (It could be totally unrelated, but I don't want "little gains" to turn into "big gains"; that's how I got into this mess!)

Yesterday, I spent some time entering recent recipes (things I'll make again) into my logging app. I've been using Cronometer and I'm not sure yet if I'm going to renew it. I use the gold version because I like a few features that you can't get with the free version. It's supposed to renew any day now. I'll probably renew it because I have a LOT of recipes saved there that I don't have in Fat Secret (my favorite free app). I just wish that apps would have a "lifetime" subscription option--I wouldn't mind paying more for it if I didn't have to pay annually.

Anyway, I am going to pay closer attention to my calories this week and make sure to measure and log everything. I've been so close to 144 (a big milestone for me) for weeks now. I know I can get there! I have a few pairs of jeans that I want to wear but they are a bit too tight; I think losing another five pounds would make them feel so much better.

Speaking of clothes, I have NO summer shirts. I wear hoodies pretty much year-round because they're so comfortable and I'm always cold. However, I'd like to have some options for when I am outside this summer. It's just hard to find shirts with sleeves that cover my upper arms (to just above my elbow). I have a lot of loose skin on my upper arms and it's super uncomfortable to wear "regular" short sleeve shirts.

TMI: Also, my arms fart sometimes; and no, I'm not joking! (It is funny, though.) You know how kids cup their hands under their armpits and move their arm up and down to make farting noises? Yeah, well my arms make that noise randomly sometimes when I stretch them over my head and bring them down quickly. It's happened a couple of times when grocery shopping and I reach for something on a high shelf. Thankfully, no one was around!

Aside from having an upper body lift, there really isn't a fix for it. Right now, I'm trying to find a bra that covers the skin between my armpit and where my bra band would be. I don't have a lot of fat there, but the excess skin bulges out the top of the bra. So, if any of you know of a bra that has good coverage in that area, please let me know! I've tried a few and they just aren't what I'm looking for. I don't need much support (I'm a mid-B cup) but I really need more coverage.

End TMI. (I wasn't planning to write all of that! Haha)

I'm going to go to Goodwill this week and see what I can find for summer shirts. I haven't had much luck with clothes ever since the pandemic started.

After two gains in a row, I'm hoping to see a loss for next week's weigh-in!


  1. You can find elbow length tshirts at Kohl's, Land's End, JC Penney, Old Navy, and Chicos for around $15 each. Totally worth it!

  2. I don't have any answers for you, as I am still in Lane Bryant clothes, but that outfit is soooooper cute.

  3. Girl, bralettes are where it's at! My favorite are the Jockey brand from Target. No under wire, no clasps, it's essentially a sports bra but a little nicer (and doesn't completely smoosh the boobs! Lol) I'm a B cup too and I refuse to wear regular bras any more haha. Also a lot of bralettes have a wide band that could be the kind of coverage you're looking for! I get the ones with the wide back band to help with some of my back fat ;)

  4. Soma Intimates. The Enbliss Bralette is amazing. I'm also a mid B, it's super comfortable but has a lot of coverage on the sides and back. I wear it every day!

  5. I hate underwire bras. I'm a B cup and I wear these that I purchased on Amazon.
    I've tried about 10 different brands, and these are the most comfortable and they bralette covers all the excess stuff under my arms. Pro tip, if you try them....safety pin the pad to the bra when you wash them and it will stay in place and not get all folded up. That was the only thing I hated about them until I figured out the safety pin trick, now the bralette and pad (which I like for added coverage) both get cleaned in the wash.

    1. Here is the description since I have no clue how to share a link. B.BANG Padded Bralettes for Women Seamless Strappy Sports Bra Comfortable Mini Yoga Camisole Bras

  6. Good luck with the bras and the shirts. I truly hate shopping for clothes so I'm no help.


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