August 10, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 63

I realized this morning that I have no mirror and no scale in my bathroom for Wednesday Weigh-In. So, I had to bring them into the bare bones bedroom to take pictures. It'll be interesting to see next week's weigh-in picture because the background will hopefully look different!

To say that I'm exhausted would be the understatement of the year. I have worked SO HARD on the bedroom and bathroom the last few days and I am so excited for it to be done! Today I took out the "fake" wall that was next to our shower (it was only there to surround the shower). With two walls gone, the bedroom and bathroom are basically the same room right now. (We aren't leaving it like that; just rearranging things.) I love how huge it looks, but we aren't even close to getting to the cosmetic stuff yet.

Anyway, enough about that for now. I actually had a surprising weigh-in today. Usually, I weigh myself every day (or probably five days a week), but with my scale not being easily accessible, I hadn't weighed myself this week. So I was very curious what it was going to be today...

I was in the 130s!! I was kind of stunned. Last week, I was at 142.4 and today I was at 139.8, so I was down 2.6 pounds this week. I am 100% sure it's due to this bedroom/bathroom project. I get working hard and I'm so focused on what I'm doing that I forget to eat lunch. By dinnertime, I'm always starving so I'll eat a large dinner and then I'm not hungry for a snack. I'm probably getting a similar amount of calories overall, but my routine has completely changed.

The best part about this whole unexpected project is that I'm *able* to do it. Last year, my body never would have let me do this work because of fibromyalgia (which was my eventual diagnosis). I am completely stunned at how eating a vegan diet has reversed my chronic pain. For a while, I felt like I couldn't do *anything* without my whole body hurting. I wrote a whole post on how eating a vegan diet has affected my chronic pain, so I went into more detail there. But working on a project with such physical labor is something I never thought I'd be able to do again, and here I am, doing it!

Tomorrow morning, I'm taking a break from the bedroom and I'm going to visit my friend Jack. It's been over a year since I last saw him and it'll be so nice to think about something other than flooring and showers and insulation. Then it's back to the grind ;)


  1. I love your Wednesday weigh-ins - never stop! I just really enjoy seeing your journey and it helps keep me on track. Keep up the hard work, both on yourself and your awesome projects!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you get something out of them; when I have a bad week, it's hard to post, but people are so supportive and it helps ME. I'm afraid if I stop doing the weigh-ins, I'll stop working on trying to lose/maintain my weight!

  2. You are just doing great! I'm curious if you're running to get ready for that 5K. I'm seriously scared to step on the scale myself.

    1. No, the race was this weekend and I didn't go--and I didn't train :( I am having such a hard time getting back to a regular running schedule! Or even just running here and there would be better than nothing.


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