June 14, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 107

Every week, I have nothing but the best intentions for the upcoming week in regards to diet and exercise. Sometimes I meet or even exceed my expectations; many times, though, I don't even come close.

This week, I actually did really well with the exercise. I ran three times! I started doing Jeff Galloway's run/walking method; I can't say that I really love it so far. It's hard to get lost in my thoughts (or in a podcast) when I get an alert every time I switch from running to walking and vice versa. Also, the 30 second walk breaks seem SO short!

As of right now, I've been doing 30-minute runs--that means 15 repeats of the 90-30 run-walk intervals. When I think of it that way, 15 repeats makes the run sound so much longer than it is. When I am running, I can't get it out of my head how many repeats I have left. I can't imagine what it will be like doing a longer run (six-ish miles)--that's a LOT of repeats.

I'm going to continue with the method, though, because I do like the novelty of trying something new and it is definitely less intimidating than running without having walk breaks to look forward to.

For my eating habits this week, well, I'll get to that in a minute. First, the scale. Last week, I was at 142.2. Today?

I was at 143.4. Honestly, though, I did better this week than I did the previous. I have been eating great all day long, but then for some stupid reason, I eat a big scoop of peanut butter before bed. It's not out of hunger. It's like I'm self-sabotaging for no reason at all. I know that all I need to do is just go to bed before it gets to that point, so I'm going to try that.

There were a couple of nights this week where I sat on my bed and organized a bunch of crafting stuff, and the last thing on my mind was a snack (I love to organize and I hate to leave things unfinished, so I was very focused on finishing before bed).

When I organize things like my closet, I take everything out and dump it on my bed--that way I have to put it all back in order to go to bed that night! ;)  Maybe this week I'll pick some things to organize before bed, when I typically want to snack.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with how the week went. Even though the scale was up, my eating habits improved over the week before AND I ran three times during the week. So it was definitely an improvement! I just wish the scale would show it. (Maybe it will if I just stop with the peanut butter, haha.)


  1. Good job on getting the runs in! Try 2 minute run 1 minute walk intervals. I do those often and like it a lot because easier to track and not as many intervals in a set time period.

  2. I know you've probably written about this before, but have you thought about not buying peanut butter if you can't avoid eating it and it's sabotaging your goals? I realized a while back that I cannot have chips in the house (specifically potato chips) because I can't moderate my consumption. Some people are good at abstaining, some are good at moderating, and I think it varies depending on our favorite foods. So I don't buy potato chips, or if we do get them, I have the kids eat them up before they're too tempting for me! But we can have my youngest's favorite Cheetos around and those aren't tempting to me at all.

    I don't know, maybe your kids like peanut butter so you have to have it in the house (I have a kid who likes peanut butter sandwiches, the others don't, so we keep it on hand for him). It's tricky when you live with other people who have different dietary needs!

  3. Maybe buy a scale that shows muscle weight, fat etc. It has helped me a lot to xoncentrate on getting myscle up. In any case it gives you a better picture than just the weight number.

  4. One scoop of peanut butter can't possibly be causing any weight gains. Doesn't make a lot of sense. If you aren't tracking calories, maybe it's just easy to "blame" that? Also, I agree about maybe just not buying it if it's "tempting" and causing you to see it in a bad light?


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