February 15, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 90

(Yes, those are pajamas. I'd already gotten ready for bed when I realized I forgot to take a picture, so rather than change into clothes, I just took the picture with my pajamas.)

Well, like I mentioned yesterday, I had a pretty great week as far as my food goes. I feel like I finally got serious about working on my snacking habits this week. It was really difficult, but I'll write about that later.

First, the scale. After my wake-up call on the scale a couple of weeks ago, I actually wasn't dreading today's weigh-in. Last Wednesday, I'd lost a few pounds but I still wasn't very hopeful because I still felt like my snacking wasn't under control.

Over the past year, I discovered that it really is true that eating sugar causes sugar cravings. I never really believed that--but I also never went very long without sugar, so I didn't really give it a chance. After becoming vegan, it was fairly easy to cut out sweets. I wasn't familiar with vegan desserts so I didn't really have a choice at first. It even got to the point where GRAPES were too sweet.

After not eating them for a while, I realized that I didn't crave them at ALL. I was around desserts without even thinking about them. Then, someone bought Jerry and I dessert at a vegan restaurant. It would have felt rude not to accept it. So, Jerry and I shared that dessert--and I just couldn't stop craving sweets.

I know that it takes 4-5 days before it gets easier. Getting through that first 4-5 days of cravings is SO hard though! That was my goal for this week--to get through that horrible cravings phase. And now I know that all it takes is one dessert to make me start craving more.

I actually made it through the whole week! And it went exactly as expected: 4 days of thinking there was no way I could do it, a day of major temptation, and then a couple of days of just enough strength to where it's not so hard to say no. And after that--the cravings are gone.

Anyway, the scale... 

After losing 3.2 pounds last week, I'm very happy to see a decent loss again this week. At 148.6, I'm down another 1.2 this week. It's been a very long time since I've seen two good losses in a row. 

Last week, I also wrote that I wanted to focus on sitting at the table for dinner every day. I actually did really well with that! I think there was only a day or two where I forgot about it, but I definitely made progress.

Also, I've been writing about how I've been snacking way too much, causing me to put on weight pretty quickly. I've been wanting to get that under control, but I just felt like I couldn't do it, no matter how badly I wanted to. Well, this week I managed to do it--a huge victory (I know, that sounds ridiculous). I have deliberately been eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day--I figured that I'll be less likely to snack if I'm not hungry. I also have been eating a larger dinner than usual (not huge, but just relatively larger).

And then, I haven't been snacking at all at night! There were a couple of nights were I had some grapefruit (an odd craving I've had lately) but other than that, I haven't been eating after dinner. I have a feeling if I keep this up, the weight will continue to come off (yet again).

So, that's my plan for the week... just continue what I've been doing. Eating regular meals, no snacking (or a minimal healthy snack) after dinner. I actually feel pretty confident going into this coming week!

Today also marks two years of being alcohol-free :)


  1. There's so much progress in this post! And thanks for the reminder about sugar. I'm back to fighting it again. I almost need to think of it the way I do alcohol. No, I have never punched anyone or rolled a car while eating, but it's still very addictive. Thanks for the honesty, always.

  2. Congrats on your 2 year alcohol free anniversary!! Sounds like a good week overall!! And your pajamas look so cute and comfy! The best kind of jammies! Lol :)

  3. Congrats on your progress! Sugar cravings are SOOOOOO hard to kick! as is the habit of snacking!


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