June 29, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 57

Those are the shortest "shorts" you will ever wear me see ;)  (And hopefully the dirtiest my mirror will ever be--why do I not see that until I do these mirror selfies?!)

This weigh-in was going to be totally up in the air--my eating habits were completely different than usual this week. Considering I've been dealing with anxiety and mild depression this week, my eating patterns were way off. Instead of having my usual breakfast and lunch, then cook some sort of dinner, and have a snack in the evening, I was skipping eating all day long until after dinnertime. Then I would eat dinner plus a snack all at once.

I knew it wasn't going to go well. It was nice to be so busy working on Noah's bedroom and then the landscaping that I didn't even think about eating all day, but then I totally made up for it after dinner. Last week's weight was at 147.2. I was surprised to see that I'd actually lost a little this week:

At 146.4, I'm down just under a pound from last week. At this point, I'm happy with any weight loss or even just not gaining weight. I like keeping my weight in such a small window. (That's not to say that I wish the window was lower, haha)

There's really not a I can change this week; I wasn't deliberately fasting during the day and eating a lot at night. When my anxiety is really high, I just tend to lose my appetite. So this coming week, I'd like to focus more on easing my anxiety. I have several projects that I want to get done--actually, today I painted the shutters on my house!

Every time I finish a project, I feel a big weight lifted off my shoulders and it helps relieve my anxiety so much. Getting the landscaping "done" (not really--but the mulch was the biggest part) made me feel so good yesterday! And today, painting the shutters gave me a huge sense of satisfaction. (I'll post photos for Friday Night Photos.)

I don't feel like I'm at a stand-still as far as my weight goes. I know that if I got back to counting calories consistently like I used to, I'd lose weight consistently as well. I'm not sure what the big deal is, but I just have such a hard time actually *doing* it!

I'm also starting to get tired of my usual breakfast and lunch--Grapenuts with blueberries and almond milk for breakfast, cold almond joy oats and fruit for lunch--so I'd like to try to figure out a different go-to. Something easy that I can prepare ahead of time. I like the convenience of the oatmeal for lunch; I just grab it from the fridge and it's ready to eat!

So, I guess that'll be a goal this week--to try to find a convenient breakfast and lunch that I enjoy. I really should eat more leftovers! Since the kids don't usually eat the vegan stuff I make, I usually have a lot of leftovers. When I meal plan this week, I'll try to think of foods that reheat well. Hopefully that will help eliminate some stress/anxiety and I'll be able to get back to a normal eating pattern.

Well, I'd count this week's weigh-in a success overall. Can you believe I'm still weighing in after 57 weeks?!

(Tomorrow, I may do another "Candidly Katie" post (answer questions from readers) so if you have a question for me--anything at all--just send it to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Don't worry, I'll keep your name anonymous! )

1 comment:

  1. I think you're doing very well. You certainly look great. I love the recipes you have shared too.


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