January 18, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 86

I started my 10K training plan last night, so I took this picture before getting on the treadmill.

I almost wasn't even going to do a Wednesday Weigh-In today because I just feel like it's been pointless lately. It hasn't been helping me to stay accountable (by that, I basically mean that ideally, I'd stay "on track" with my eating habits because I know that I'm going to be writing about it).

I haven't had a good week, and I don't just mean my eating habits. Mentally, I feel depressed--and today has been the worst of it so far. Logically, I know that it's likely the medication change and I need to give it more time; it's just hard to think positively when I feel like this. One of my biggest flaws is that I catastrophize everything. I've talked about it in therapy many times, and it's such a hard thing to change.

As far as my weight goes, I surprisingly didn't have a big change on the scale:

I was at 144.2 today, which is up from 144.0 last week. At this point, I'm just happy it wasn't more. But I feel like I just got lucky, because my eating habits were all over the place this week. Not at all as planned.

I was pretty busy working on random projects (the weather has been unseasonably warm, so I've been working on things in the garage) and unintentionally skipped breakfast and lunch most days. Then, by the time I came inside, I was starving and felt like I could eat everything in sight.

I've been staying up way too late at night, too, and I end up snacking--sometimes at 11:00 PM! There is no reason for me to be eating that late.

So, I know the things that I need to be doing: eat regularly (breakfast, lunch, dinner), go to bed at a decent time, drink a lot of water, go back to eating a higher-fiber diet, and stop the snacking. So easy to write--but so difficult to put into action for some reason.

I really didn't want to run yesterday and I figured I could just start the plan next week, but I talked myself into it and I'm really glad I did. I felt much better after running--so much so that I was kind of disappointed today was a rest day. I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow's run--if it's still nice outside, I'll probably run outside. I think starting this running plan will be helpful for my current mental health!

Okay, I hope this post wasn't too much of a downer. I've eaten according to plan so far today and now I'm going to make a (healthy) dinner, then knit for a little while before bed. If I must snack, I have a ton of oranges that are going to go bad if I don't eat them soon! ;)


  1. Medication changes are such a challenge. Sending all the good vibes for a resolution soon.

  2. If you felt like running today, why didn't you just run? I don't get the set in stone "rest days". If you wanted to run, go run! It will make you feel better.

  3. I'd take a tiny gain like that for a weight. Just going for a run is great, you seemed to be avoiding it.


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