August 02, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 114

Wednesday Weigh-In title

I really like the way this shirt looks with these jeans I altered. It kind of balances the dark denim. And I've been wearing these headbands pretty much every day--I'm pretty much obsessed with them. They cover my gray hair when I desperate need to dye it, and when I have day-old oily hair, they come to the rescue :)  I have to say--I can NEVER EVER get headbands to stay on my head! But these don't budge. I'm amazed, truly.

I think I'm going to order another pack of different colors--they come in packs of four. (You can find them here on Amazon--this is an associate link, which means I may earn a small commission for recommending them, but I bought them with my own money and I love them.) I always wear them the tiniest bit over the tops of my ears, otherwise they make my ears stick out (just in case you have the same problem). Yesterday, they kept a shit ton of sweat pouring into my eyes...

So, on Day 1 of my challenge to get in 10,000 steps in August went great! I wound up with more than my goal, at 12,910 steps.

steps per day

I have to say, this is going to be much more challenging than I thought! I took Joey on a walk in the morning to get a jumpstart. But for as long as you walk, it feels like SO many more steps than it actually is.

Jerry is doing a big project at work (it's a great opportunity for him!) but it's hard work. (This is kind of what I was alluding to yesterday.) So, I've wanted to minimize any sort of chores he normally does at home--like yard work. Including cutting the grass. I know that I have two teen boys who are MORE than capable of doing it, but I've been wanting to try it myself; it seemed like it would be relaxing to do the repetitive back and fourth motions. (We don't have a riding lawnmower, or a self-propelled one; just a regular old push mower.)

Yesterday, I decided to give it a try. I didn't think I'd ever cut grass before, but I found an old photo from 2011 when I apparently did it! Honestly, I probably quit after the photo, hahaha.

mowing the grass

I cannot believe how hard mowing the lawn yesterday was on my body! I have blisters on my hands and feet, and my calves are killing me. I was POURING sweat and my shirt was drenched when I was done. In fact, look at how much water weight I lost in less than two hours:

water weight loss from mowing the grass

Yes, that would be 2.2 pounds. I've never even lost that much from a long run! And that's *after* I drank probably about 12 oz. of water. Naturally, I took a couple of selfies to show Jerry just what I do to show how much I love him ;)

selfies of me dying while mowing the grass

The lawn is much bigger than the small photo I posted of that part of the backyard.

The very first thing I did when I was done, before I even gulped down water, was head straight to the bathroom, turn the faucet in the shower to the ludicrous-cold setting (literally no warm/hot water at all) and after a couple of minutes of barely being able to breathe from the cold, it felt SO AMAZING. I could have stayed in there all day long.

Anyway, on to my weigh-in (which was kind of spoiled above). I was at 133.8 yesterday morning...

Weight 133.8

That's just 0.8 from what has been considered my "goal weight" for years. So, I'm still dropping weight consistently, eating *almost* consistently, and I feel good!

Today, I've been on the go all day, and I was surprised to see that I only have 8,000 steps so far! (It's mid-afternoon, so if I still need more later, I'll take Joey for another walk.) I had to return some things to Amazon--which apparently uses Staples as a drop-off now as well. It kind of sucks going from Kohl's, to UPS, to Staples--all for Amazon returns.

But I do love that they have a great return policy. I also had to go to FedEx for one of the returns because it was a third-party seller (I will never make that mistake again--it's been a headache, jumping through hoops with this company. I also walked Joey and went grocery shopping.

Now I have laundry to put away and thank God, we have lots of leftovers from last night's dinner. So we'll be eating that! (Someone asked about Jerry's Beans & Greens recipe--he's modified it some, so I'll type it out and post that soon.)


  1. Recently Ed suggested we buy an electric mower. We haven't mowed our own lawn for a decade. When he says "we" he means ME! He'll do it for a bit, but I know I'll wind up doing it too. It will be good for us, but oof. Good job!

    1. When you say you haven't mowed your lawn, I'm assuming you hire someone or a company to do it? When my younger brother was in high school, he mowed so many lawns that he made a small business of it and bought a very nice lawn mower. I tried to get my kids into it, but they weren't interested. If a kid asked me if he could mow, I'd probably let him--I love seeing kids work hard for money! It's rare now, unfortunately.

  2. Ugh cutting the grass is HARD! We have so many hills in our yard. I only do it once or twice a year but that's enough for me ;) Great job!


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