February 22, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 91

Finally. I feel like I'm moving in the right direction again.

I did really well this week with working on changing my food habits. I feel like I'm over the initial hill--the sugar cravings, trying to get used to eating more regularly, eating smaller portions, not snacking at night--and it was much easier this week.

Last week, I think it took five or six days to kick the sugar cravings. I was kind of worried to eat the chocolate cake I made for my vegan recipe review because I didn't want to have to struggle through cravings again, but I'd been wanting to try that recipe for such a long time.

I ate a piece of cake, and sure enough, I craved sugar after that for two days! I knew I just had to get through it and not let one piece of cake derail my progress. It was incredibly difficult, but I managed to cut myself off after the piece of cake. (I had Noah take the rest to my mom and dad's so it wouldn't be in the house.) I felt really confident in myself after that!

Anyway, I was slightly disappointed when I got on the scale and saw only a small loss, but I remembered how I was telling Jerry yesterday that all the small losses add up quickly. I think that because I put it on so quickly, I was expecting to lose it quickly. (As we all know, it never works that way!)

I was at 147.8 today, which is down from 148.6 last week--so I lost just under a pound. Still, it feels good to see the scale moving down. I panicked a few weeks ago on the scale, and it was a wake-up call for sure. I knew if I didn't get RIGHT back to it, I would gain back everything I lost over the last 91 weeks. I feel like the last two weeks have been very productive in getting my mojo and confidence back.

The two biggest changes I've made is cutting out the sweets (I don't think there is anything wrong with dessert, but I have discovered that, for me, one dessert leads to terrible cravings for more sweets. After that initial hump of 5-7 days or so, I find it MUCH easier to skip over the sweets. And now I know! I heard that over and over, and never really believed that was true--but I don't think I'd ever taken a whole week's break from sweets before. Feel free to say you told me so ;)

My only snack after dinner has been dates and/or prunes. So weird, I know! But they are very sweet (in a good way) and I've always loved them. They were super helpful when I was craving sweets so badly.

Going into Week 92, I really want to work on getting in more water (I know, I sound like a broken record). I've only been drinking 1-2 liters a day, which is half of what I used to drink. Still, this past week of focusing on my eating habits has made a huge improvement in my attitude and I feel back in control.

I feel good going into this week, and I hope I'll have some good progress on the scale next Wednesday!


  1. Congrats on the progress! Those tiny losses add up. And yes (ugh) about the sugar. Oof.

  2. I'm giving up sweets for Lent this year. I know that sounds so predictable, but it's a huge weight on me. I only feel guilty when I eat them, I don't even get the pleasure for a minute...just guilt as soon as I put it in my mouth. I quit sweets about 10 years ago and did great until I got snacks for a road trip. After like 18 months with no sweets, I was right back on them. My first day (yesterday) was easier than I expected. I've been mentally preparing for this for a while.


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