April 19, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 99

Usually I feel like the weeks go by so fast, but it seems like forever ago that I did last week's weigh-in. I've been getting used to the change in schedules for spring and being a "baseball mom" again, and this week was definitely less stressful. Like I wrote about in my "Problems and Solutions" post, I used the crockpot this week when I knew the evenings would be hectic. I haven't batch-cooked yet, but I did make extra sauce for a couple of tofu/rice meals that will be easy to throw together, as well as some extra homemade pizza crusts and cashew cheese for quickly assembling mini pizzas.

I can always tell when things are calming down around here because it's much easier to maintain a routine. And I definitely thrive on routine! I think writing out the "Problems and Solutions" was helpful for that. Aside from the crockpot to help with the cooking issue, I finished the cat shelves in the bedroom in one (long) evening and I am SO glad that the room no longer feels "under construction". I was able to move the tools and things lying around into the garage--it's nice to get rid of that clutter!

I still haven't gone for a run. It's tempting to blame the weather, because we've had some really crappy days, but--that would be an excuse ;)  We've also had some really gorgeous days!

Anyway, last week my weight was at 140.6, and I said that I was hoping to see the 130's today...

I barely made it, but I was at 139.8 this morning--I'm happy with that!

My weight has definitely been moving downward more slowly this time. I had a really great week with my eating habits--rather than eating what I could whenever I could, I made it a point to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and usually a little peanut butter for a snack before bed).

I really like the fact that I haven't counted calories in at least a year and I'm able eat what I know to be the "normal" portions. After having pretty much no appetite in the fall to doubling down in the winter, I feel good that I was able to regulate it without having to measure out my food. I'm willing to do it if needed, but in a perfect world, of course, I wouldn't have to. As long as I continue to see progress (even maintaining my weight will feel like progress) I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing.

One thing that I'd like to focus on this week is getting in more vegetables. I'm good with fruits, but I'm not a fan of raw vegetables so I usually have them with dinner (in a stir-fry, soup, pasta, or something like that). Ideally, I'd make a big batch of roasted veggies and keep it on hand to eat with whatever we have for dinner (I used to do this a couple of times a week). Now that I'm finding a routine again, I'd like to do that--I *love* roasted broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and peppers.

If all goes well, I'll get a little deeper in to the 130's next Wednesday. The top of my "happy range" is 135, so I'm approaching--slowly but surely :)

1 comment:

  1. Your posts always inspire me. You ride those waves and I know it's tough, but you're still on the surfboard!! Congrats on the 130s!


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