July 13, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 59

I'm definitely feeling better today after being so frustrated yesterday. Jerry and I went to our friends' house last night and it definitely turned my mood around. Renee and I talked about cross country, and we are going to coach together again! My last year coaching was 2019, when I did it myself, and then she took over for two years. So, the last time we coached together was 2018.

I'm excited about coaching again. I'm also really nervous because I don't know a single kid who will be on the team (the ones I coached before are in middle school now, so they are too old for our team (3rd-5th grades). New kids means new parents, and I get really nervous when meeting new people. Thankfully, Renee is a pro at it (she's a teacher).

We work well together; she is great with communication with the parents and my strength is putting together a coaching plan. We start practices at the end of August, so I'm going to try to come up with some new fun games to play.

Anyway, moving on to today's weigh-in...

I had a really great week. I stopped snacking at night, which was really difficult for the first few days, but I feel much better when I go to bed. I also drank more water--not as much as I would like, but I really did make a strong effort. I was excited, then, when I got on the scale this morning:

I was at 144.4, down from 148 last week. (I was probably more like 146 last week, but I'd had a lot of sodium before my weigh-in.) 

Being at 144.4 means I am finally back in the "normal" category on the BMI chart!

From the BMI calculator found here

I know how flawed the BMI assessment is, but it was still a big milestone I wanted to reach. Although, I cannot FATHOM what I would look like at 108 pounds--that's crazy. When I was 121 pounds I wore a size 2. So at 108 pounds, I think I would look sickly. I'd love to lose about 10 more pounds, but even if I can just maintain this weight, I'll be thrilled.

The jeans in my mirror photo are my old skinny jeans--the ones I wore in my goal weight photo from, well, I can't even remember. I loved those jeans so much! They are super comfy. I haven't been able to wear them for four years. I know skinny jeans are out of style now, and jeans are going in the opposite direction (very baggy); I've never cared about what's in style or not, but unless I find a top that really works well with these jeans, I will probably retire them. I think I may buy some new jeans to celebrate my new milestone :)

Well, I'm going to cut this off here because we are going to take Noah out for his birthday. He wants to go to La Pita for dinner and--I was very surprised by this--to go to the Henry Ford Museum. We've been there a million times for field trips, but Noah really loves it and that's what he chose to do. Can you believe I'm the mom of an ADULT now? He was only six when I started this blog!


  1. Crazy Noah is 18!! Happy birthday to him!

  2. Congrats on this weeks weigh-in! Happy birthday to Noah! :)

  3. Good for you! A while back I had a full heart workup and the biggest thing my cardiologist emphasized was "no eating after 6 pm." Apparently a study was done that showed that women who eat the majority of their calories after 6 pm were more likely to have higher body mass, poor control of blood sugar, and higher blood pressure. And they had a higher risk of heart attack and stroke as a result. Yikes. https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/latest-studies/story/heavy-meals-after-6-pm-trigger-heart-attacks-in-women-study-1618532-2019-11-13 I know I feel a heck of a lot better when I don't snack after 7 pm at the latest.


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