June 22, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 56

Here it is, once again, starting my blog post at 9:30 PM. It's been another busy day, but thankfully, Noah's room is pretty much done and I can take a break tomorrow. I think I'm going to just sleep all day long ;) 

I finished his shelves and I LOVE THEM. They look so much better than what I'd had in mind before. And I'm sorry, but I'm going to wait to post a picture until I do a "reveal" post (probably tomorrow) to show all of the work I did on his bedroom in just a few short days. Noah was so so so excited when he saw it--he gave me a huge bear hug and said "I love you". What's more rewarding than that, coming from a 17-year old boy? (I'm so glad he liked it, because this was his 18th birthday present; he turns 18 on July 13th.)

Anyway, for my Wednesday Weigh-In... my diet was a big old mess this week. I spent most of the days not eating much because I was busy in the garage, but then when I came in for the night, I ate way too much because I was starving. Old habits, right?

Also, I have been kind of emotional lately. On Sunday, I had a really bad day emotionally (which is why I was going to have Jerry write my blog post). Yesterday was another day that I just wanted to curl up on my couch and hide under a blanket. I'm not sure what's causing it, but I suspect that I may be coming down from a hypomanic episode. Oh, the fun of bipolar! 

The week started out really well, and I actually saw 144.4 on the scale! Today, however, my poor choices showed up:

Considering I was 148.4 last week, a 1.2-pound loss this week is good! But I just haven't been doing the work I need to do in order to consistently lose the weight. Seeing 144.4 was exciting--but then I used that as an excuse to eat more.

I will say, though, that I'm really impressed with myself for sticking within a relatively tight weight range. Even though each time I gain it feels like a little bit of a failure, I just look at what I weighed last year at this time (or heck, even six months ago) and I feel good about it.

I *still* haven't been counting my calories, though, and I know that if I did that, I'd be able to drop the extra weight. I eat the same things for breakfast and lunch, and I assume that dinner can't be that bad. Today I had cauliflower and potato curry and it was delicious! I'm going to post the recipe this weekend as my vegan recipe review.

My dinners aren't unhealthy; I just eat too much. And then in the evenings, I snack. I know I sound like a broken record... the truth is, I know exactly what I need to do and now I just need to do it.

As far as running, I still haven't done it *groan*. However, Jen--a blog-reader-turned-friend who I met for lunch shortly before the pandemic--invited me to join her at her vacation home in upstate Michigan later this summer. Her husband is going on a fishing trip one weekend and there is a 5K going on at a quarry--which sounds so fun!

So, I'm planning on doing that with her, which means I need to get back to running regularly. Heart rate and pace and all that be damned. I just need to run! I'm looking forward to going somewhere, too. Other than going to my sister's property with my family, I haven't been on a trip since 2019.

Okay, I've got to get ready for bed. I've gotten no sleep for the past few days and now I feel like I'm going to crash. G'night!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the bedroom! Can't wait to see the photos. And I always love your honest about weight, running, everything! Maybe you just need to run for fun. I'm not able to ditch my watch entirely, but when I turn off the heart rate monitor it really helps. You'll find your way. Hugs.


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