October 5, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 71

As you can see in the photo, the bathroom still isn't done. I finally finished with the mudding and sanding of the drywall (except for around the shower). I also rebuilt the wall between the bedroom and bathroom. The wall directly behind my phone in the photo is new--I built a closet where the old shower used to be, so that's the corner of the closet. I will post photos of the bathroom once we make more progress--it's just going extremely slowly!

Jerry is going to do the bathroom flooring soon (it looks like a patchwork mess right now). The flooring in the bedroom is done, though, so it's nice not to see plywood in there! There are a ton of tools and stuff (and drywall dust) everywhere, but I shoved everything out of the way and hung the mirror back up for now. I'm just really glad to have the drywall and closet part done. I'm saving painting and other cosmetic stuff for last.

Yesterday, I spent so much time working on my blog post and then I forgot to click "publish" when I was done. So the two posts will likely show up in my RSS feed (and email updates) together tonight. Yesterday's post was basically a bajillion pictures of things I've been eating since I became vegan.

Despite being super busy, this week seems to have gone by so slowly. It feels like ages ago since my last Wednesday Weigh-In. Despite adding more food to my daily diet, my weight was down again this week:

I was at 125.8 this morning (excuse the drywall dust; it's on everything!). I can't believe I'm still losing weight! I'm not actively trying to; in fact, I would prefer to be closer to 130. My clothes feel too big and I have been having such a hard time finding clothes at thrift stores lately (I think the pandemic changed a lot of things as far as donations and sales). I'm not even close to being *under*weight, though, so maybe my body is still figuring things out.

I never, ever thought I'd say that I'd like to gain a few pounds! It's so hard to find the right balance. I'm used to cutting back on calories rather than adding them, so it feels counterintuitive to me. And a part of me keeps thinking this weight loss is only temporary; I'll gain all the weight back soon enough. That's another reason I don't want to have to buy new clothes and why I am having a hard time getting rid of clothes that are too big. My mind and body feel somewhat disconnected in that way.

Something feels different about this weight loss, though. I haven't been counting calories for a long time (at least 6-7 months; I can't remember when I stopped tracking) and I've been eating all sorts of new things, which you can see on yesterday's post. Since becoming vegan wasn't about weight loss at all, I don't link the two things in my mind. And I think that's a good thing! I'm eating so much healthier but it's because I want to and not for the purpose of losing weight. Hopefully that makes sense.

I haven't been running since I took my "Wordless Week" break to destress a bit. I'd like to get back to it this week before I lose all of my fitness, even if it's just a couple of times a week. When cross country is over (three more weeks), I'll have more time and it'll be easier. Still, I know I can carve out 45 minutes a few times a week to run. I just need to motivate myself to do it!

1 comment:

  1. Sending hugs. I know you're stressed and hope it resolves soon or you can find peace amid the chaos (and drywall dust).


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