August 17, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 64

Well, things didn't actually go as planned yesterday. It never does! Jerry and I should have made a concrete plan for our anniversary, but when it came time to do something, we had no idea what we wanted to do. Finally, at around 5:00, we decided to drive an hour to The Container Store.

Yes, Friends, we went to The Container Store for our anniversary. The joys of being married for 19 years!

Since we're making all these changes to the bedroom and bathroom, we thought it would be a good time to organize the closet. It's gotten cluttered (not just because of the bedroom mess, but because of too many clothes.

We were in total sticker shock when we went inside and saw that a simple clear plastic container was $25-40. We figured we wasted our trip up there, but then we found some that were far less expensive but still felt like decent quality and we found the sizes we needed. When we got home, it was too late to do anything else, so we just watched a movie and went to bed.

Today, we spent the afternoon folding and organizing clothes into the new containers. We'd thought we bought too many, but we far underestimated how many we'd need. I even got rid of some stuff, but it didn't seem to make a dent. We either need to get some more containers or have half of a neatly organized closet or just get rid of a lot.

Our bathroom doesn't look much different, except that they started building the frame for the walls to surround the shower. Brian has a LOT on his plate right now, so I'm not sure when we're going to start moving along. Jerry and I might be able to do some of it, so I'll have to talk to Brian to figure out what needs to be done.

Anyway, onto the weigh-in! I put the scale back in the bathroom for now, so I was able to weigh-in this morning. But naturally, for my Wednesday Weigh-In selfie, I had to find a spot to prop the mirror up.

I had another great weigh-in on the scale...

I was at 137.0 this week, which is down from 139.8 last week. I am stunned at how quickly I've dropped the last 4-5 pounds. And now I'm only four pounds away from my actual goal weight! And, reaching 137.0, means I've lost exactly 60 pounds since May of 2021. I'm thrilled with that! My total weight loss is back to 116 pounds. It's hard to believe when I think about it. I still feel like I look the same as I did early last year. It's bringing back memories of when I first dropped the weight in 2009-2010.

I've noticed a huge difference in my clothes, just in the past couple of weeks. The jeans I bought that just fit me recently are now too big (unless I alter them). I'd forgotten how quickly your body gets smaller as you get close to goal, even if your weight only goes down a couple of pounds. It really makes a big difference!

I've been taking pictures of my food so I can do a "what I've been eating" post--a few people have asked me about that--so once I get a few more pics, I'll put that together.

I went for a run yesterday! But I'll write about that later. Until yesterday, it had been a while since I went for a run. My plan is to go again tomorrow.

I can't remember if I mentioned this here or not (I think I did) but Renee and I are coaching cross country again this year. Practice starts on Monday! I really need to run regularly so that I can keep up with the kids on the team ;)  I also need to come up with my game plan as far as coaching the kids. I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I just hope it goes well.

Okay, here's to hoping for another good week!


  1. Hi Katie! I love reading your blog, especially this last year with all of your projects and new food journey. I, too, have lost and gained and lost weight again (at least we keep tackling this, right?). Eating a plant-based vegan diet has been the best thing to help keep the weight off in the last two years. The hardest foods to give up were cheese and oil used for cooking (I can't believe those things are so powerful as 'addictive' foods!). Anyway, I've never commented, but I wanted to ask you about the mental barriers to weight loss. I remember you had a post years ago about it and wonder how you are doing this time around now that you are sub-140. For me, I've always struggled to lose the last 20 lbs. I grew up being overweight, so losing these last pounds would put me at a healthy weight that I don't ever remember seeing on a scale. It would be a huge victory but somehow I am 'scared' to be thin or maybe it's an excuse to not lose the weight (?). I also don't want the attention and I'm afraid it will be hard to stay that weight even though I know people like you and several others who have been really successful. Do you still have that mental barrier feelings you described the first time you got under 140? Any advice?

  2. Staples has clear, plastic containers that I love for much less than The Container Store. YAY FOR A RUN!! (I'm slightly biased.) Also, yay for cross-country. The kids need your energy and vibe. Can't wait to see the "what I eat" post too.


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