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Runs for Cookies: Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 88


Oh my gosh, you guys, this was a lot worse than I ever anticipated. Bear in mind final week, how I used to be sick with (what I assumed was) COVID, and it was additionally my birthday? Effectively, I stated I used to be going to skip the size that day for these reasons–not essentially legitimate causes, however excuses nonetheless.

I had hoped that I’d eat rather well and get again to good habits after which by the point as we speak’s weigh-in got here alongside, I might be again on my technique to my aim weight vary. Since all I appear to be doing is gaining weight just lately, I knew it was a great possibility–but I had no thought simply how a lot!

Let me simply say, I *actually* do not wish to publish this right here and I probably will not learn any feedback on this publish. I really feel surprised and by no means proud of myself. I am horribly embarrassed. And the way is it even potential to achieve a lot in simply two weeks?

However I promised myself I might publish it. It doesn’t matter what. So right here goes…

I used to be at 153.0 this week, which is a achieve of 8.8 kilos in two weeks! I really feel each pound of it, too. It is not simply “water weight” (a few of it, possibly, however my denims are very, very tight). It is a legit weight achieve.

I debated whether or not to listing any presumably influences as a result of I do not need them to sound like excuses. I definitely do make excuses generally. However I am additionally the primary to come clean with the issue once I know I have been overeating. So, listed below are some prospects which will have contributed to this achieve:

1) A brand new remedy. I do not suppose that is the rationale as a result of my remedy is not identified for weight achieve and I used to be gaining weight lengthy earlier than I began it.

2) Snacking at evening. It is SUCH a nasty behavior that I am having a really exhausting time breaking. Right this moment, my month-long problem begins the place I can solely eat on the eating room desk with NO distractions. I can assure that I’ll most likely cease snacking altogether this month due to that rule. 

3) Sweets. I’ve gone again to consuming sweets once more, which is tremendous irritating. I did not crave them AT ALL and I used to be completely fantastic not consuming them. Then, when Jerry and I went out to Chili Mustard Onions (a vegan restaurant in Detroit), the hostess purchased us dessert. She was being tremendous variety, so I felt obligated. I ate it and it was scrumptious! Ever since then, I have been unable to get again to not consuming sweets.

My sweets have not been too horrible, though–I normally make Cookie Dough Dip. Whereas it is not wholesome, it might be a lot worse! Nonetheless, although, I by no means stick to a small portion.

4) I finished having my regular breakfast and lunch (which have been loaded with fiber and micronutrients). As a substitute, I skip breakfast and lunch after which simply eat method an excessive amount of within the night; or, I eat junky stuff in the course of the day as a substitute of breakfast and lunch. My “regular” breakfast and lunch are each chilly, and because the chilly is not precisely my buddy in February, I might have to alter this as much as heat meals.

5) I’ve began consuming tofu and seitan and issues like that as a substitute of what I ate to start with (numerous entire grains, beans, and veggies). The extra I discover vegan substances and cooking, the extra I benefit from the meals! So consuming chick peas is boring in comparison with consuming tofu. I can discover lower-calorie methods to arrange tofu, which might be what I’ll must do. And possibly I will make a rotation of protein merchandise every week: tofu, seitan, soy curls, and beans, largely. By doing that, I will not depend on my favorites (tofu, seitan, and soy curls) a lot. They are not unhealthy, however they’re so good that I eat an excessive amount of. I am a lot mess more likely to overeat chick peas!

6) Extra veggies! I NEED to get again to consuming extra greens. I used to be roasting them often however as soon as I bought into extra tofu and fewer beans, my veggies sort of began waning as effectively. So, I am not getting practically sufficient fiber.

7) I’ve had a horrible 2023 to this point. It has been one factor after another–I want I may write about every part on my weblog so it may make extra sense (I actually despise when persons are cryptic like this), however I like to keep up folks’s privateness. So, simply know that I have been having loads occurring in my non-public life that has been extraordinarily overwhelming, nerve-racking, and even miserable.

8) I have not been doing meal planning and grocery procuring like I used to. I like understanding precisely what I’ll be making for dinner in order that I can get issues prepped and prepared in the course of the day so as to make it simpler when it is time to make dinner. A number of days in the past, I made a number of batches of sauces to place within the freezer. I informed Jerry about my “grain bowl” go-to I used to make: choose a grain (barley, rice, farro, millet, and so on.) + protein (seitan, tofu, beans, soy curls, and so on.) + greens + sauce. It is tremendous simple to prep every part forward of time so it could actually simply be thrown collectively any time.

Okay, effectively, that is a great begin as to my ideas about this weight achieve. Will probably be VERY attention-grabbing to see what my weight is subsequent week, assuming I stick to this eat-at-the-table-only problem. It could be nice if it helped me to interrupt the snacking behavior!

Effectively, there it’s. There *I* am, extraordinarily weak and trustworthy. And sort of mortified. I by no means predicted this!

Some upcoming issues I’ve to sit up for and want to be close to my aim weight for:

1) Going to Illinois to dog-sit for my sister’s basset hounds. I will be there for about 5 days.

2) The 10K race with Nathan. I wish to be in form and have it not really feel extraordinarily tough.

3) A buddy is coming to go to in Might and I’ve a few attention-grabbing issues I might prefer to do–but I wish to be in form to do them.

4) If we go up north to Jeanie’s this summer time, I might prefer to be at my aim. The final time I used to be there, I used to be shedding pounds and I swore I might be at my aim weight the following time I went.

And there you’ve got it. Weighing in after 88 weeks. Gaining practically 10 kilos in two weeks. Feeling disillusioned in myself and embarrassed. Really feel hopeful that I can nip the snacking with this February problem!




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