October 11, 2023

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 124

This picture was from right before heading out for my run in the morning. I have been going out really early--a few times, I even finished my run before 5:00 AM, hahaha. Today marks 41 days of my "run around the block" streak. The farthest I've gone each morning has only been half a mile (the circumference of two blocks), but it makes a world of difference in how I feel about myself and how I start my day. I really like it!

I haven't paid much attention at all to my running stats--running half a mile doesn't tell you much--but occasionally I'll take a look at them. I've actually gotten faster since I started on September 1; I started at around a 10:45-11:00/mi pace, and lately it's been around a 9:45-10:00/mi pace. The best part about this running habit, though, is definitely that it starts my day off in a positive direction. I feel so good afterward!

Anyway, other than the running, my week hasn't gone well; I'm still eating too much. I know exactly what the problem is, and exactly how to fix it, but I just can't find the discipline to do it right now. It's frustrating! (And I know many of you can relate to that feeling.) I've been eating when I'm not even hungry and my portions are too big.

Thankfully, the scale stayed (almost) the same this week:

I think I was at 134.2 last week. I know that I just got lucky, though; if I don't reign it in this week, I'm looking at a repeat of last year at this time. I could write out all these plans of how I'm going to change things, but I've been trying to for a few weeks now and I just haven't done it. All I can do is keep trying, I guess!

Noah brought home some peanut butter cookies (that are very similar to Tagalongs from Girl Scouts) and they just so happened to be vegan. Even after writing a whole post about how eating a few bites of dessert/sweets makes me crave more, I wanted to tried one. They tasted exactly how I remember Tagalongs tasting, and I haven't had those in probably 20 years. So good! And just as I stated would happen, I started craving sweets really badly.

I bought grapes and dates, which are always helpful for when I crave sweets, so I'm relying on those to get me through the "rough patch" (I've learned it takes about four days for me to stop craving sweets). I *really* need to remember how tough this is because everything feels so much easier when I am on a roll without sweets.

I've been trying to get in the habit of planning out my days' meals the night before, and I'm good about doing that; it's just following through with my plan that is the hard part! Hahaha. A lot of times, I'll plan a meal and then when it comes time to eat the next day, it just doesn't sound good anymore. Maybe I'll come up with two plans and then choose whatever one sounds best. Meal planning helps not only with weight loss/maintenance, but just stress in general. I love not having to try to figure out what I'm going to cook for dinner when I'm in a time crunch.

Well, this week has had it's ups and downs, and thankfully, I'm squeaking by in my maintenance range--only by 0.4 pounds, yikes--but I'd like to do better this week. My biggest issue is eating when I'm not hungry, so I'm going to look at the Atomic Habits book and try to plan something out to help with that!

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say that I'm glad you keep doing these weekly weigh ins. they really motivate me for some reason.

    also, i just read a book that a friend recommended, Brain Over Binge, and I found it super helpful and I think you might like it too! I don't think that I really binge but it was still great. The best thing about it is that you can implement the changes it suggests very easily.


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