Wednesday Weigh-in

No bells, no frills, no whistles today, friends. Just a good old-fashioned weigh-in post, harking back to the posts of yesteryear. Here’s hoping that the bucketloads of sweat that dripped out of me at last night’s Zumba class were well worth it…!

Starting Weight: 246 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 191.0 lbs
This Weigh-in: 189.4 lbs
Difference: -1.6 lbs

Woot! And the trend continues! Since my declaration of real, TRUE recommitting to my weight loss last week (y’know, as opposed to all those faux-commitment declarations in all the weeks before, haha), I’ve been doing okay in terms of sticking to my “rules” — a term I use VERY loosely, because as you already know, I don’t really do too well with rules. They’re really more like “guidelines”, anyway.

In case you don’t feel like going back to read through the drivel from last week, here’s a general summary of what I’m trying to stick with:

5 – 6 small meals / all-day grazing rather than 3 squares a day Check! I’m doing pretty well with this, if you don’t count yesterday, haha.

Eat breakfast. Check! I’m back on the breakfast train, and it feels good. It is admittedly a readjustment for me with how much hungrier it makes me throughout the day though. Though counter-intuitive, I suppose that’s actually a good sign? My metabolism is getting kicked into gear and all that? Maybe?

Limit coffee intake. Check! I’ve switched to tea for the most part, and only had one actual coffee beverage last week.

Hydrate better. Check! I’ve been doing really well about upping my water intake during the week, I just need to be better about it on the weekends too.

Cut out dairy. Not check. I’m being better about it, for sure, but I still haven’t kicked the dairy habit completely. I’m back off milk though, which has helped me out a lot (you know… digestively. Heh, gross.) Cheese hasn’t been giving me too hard a time lately, so I think I’m okay with still having that in my diet, but I really need to be more stringent about frozen yogurt and sour cream, at least for now.

Calorie count. Not check. I’ve been doing this haphazardly, although it’s still better than I was doing before. I even managed to get in a couple days of Daily Eats posts, so there! I know I need to get back on the calorie-counting train, it’s just going to take me some time to readjust. It’s just… you know… I hate it! Hahaha.

Starting juicing again. Fail. I haven’t juiced once since making that declaration. I have, however, partaken in the new green veggie smoothie being offered at the froyo place in L’Enfant Plaza. It’s delicious and veggie-tastic (though it doesn’t taste like it), the only downside is that it has yogurt in it. Soooo, it kind of defeats the point prior to this. I swear I shall begin juicing again! It would probably help if I actually went grocery shopping, eh?

Hokay! So. There you have it… again! Here’s hoping that these habits continue to lead me down this good path, eh? Downward, that is! 😉

Sidenote: as I’m reminded of the aforementioned Zumba class last night, I want to give a shout-out to my new UnderArmour Armour Bra. Since Daxter ATE my last sports bra (grrrr…), my sister recommended UA’s new bra to me and this was my first time really testing it out. It was an especially, er, bouncy class, and this bra REALLY strapped me in, haha. It’s pretty cute too, as far as sports bras go, with each cup size having it’s own color and closure system.

Oh, and I can’t forget the obligatory, totally-unrelated-to-this-post picture purely for the purpose of my own visual gratification:

I can’t decide if he looks really cute or really evil here. #blackeyesofdeath

Well, I think that answers that.

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Katesays:

    Hooray!!!! Such a good feeling, isn’t it?

    P.s. Dinner soon?

  2. Congrats! I have a hard time getting enough water in on the weekends, too. At work it’s so easy because drinking water is usually more interesting than what I’m doing but at home I completely forget about it! I wonder if there’s an app for that…

    • You know, there really probably is. I’ve considered setting a “hydration alarm” on my phone to remind me but somehow that feels douchey, hahahaha.

  3. yay!! i am so proud of you!!

  4. Congrats!! That’s awesome!

  5. Congrats on the loss! Good luck with sticking to it! May is going to be a great month for BOTH of us I hope.

  6. Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!

  7. Yay! Congrats on another “losing” week!

    Ditching dairy is hard! For a New Year’s Goal I decided to drastically reduce my intake of dairy products and it’s going pretty well! When non-dairy butter isn’t on sale, I do indulge in that, but the only probably I’ve had is how much I miss cheese and ice cream! I still allow myself to indulge in these things every once in awhile because, hey what kind of life is that!?

  8. wish I could go to the gym and do random runs and workouts with you! You’re so fun! congrats Gretchen and keep up the awesome work! You’re such a motivation!

  9. Kristen Andersonsays:

    I’ve never juiced, but you’re getting me to think about it Gretchen! Perhaps I’ll buy one somewhere before I invest in an appliance. Any recommendations in ingredients?

  10. Way to go Gretchen! Seriously good job.

    Your dog is so cute. It always makes me happy to see pictures. 🙂

  11. Congrats on the loss and getting back on track! 🙂

  12. Yay for losing! Keep up the good work. Between you and Cassie both recommitting I have some great inspiration to do the same. You rock my socks off!

    P.S. Puppy is too cute…there is no evil there 😉

  13. Woo Hoo. You are on a ROLL Gretchen. Congrats on the great week. OMG…your dog is freakin’ adorable. Photos of the pup, related to the post or not are ALWAYS welcome. Have a great Wednesday.

  14. Jen Robinsonsays:

    congrats on the weight loss- hopefully it’s the positive reinforcement you need to keep it going! i know it’s annoying to count calories, but i think you’ve figured out over the past nearly two years that it’s really the only sure-fire way to keep the pounds coming off when you’re actively trying to lose weight!

    Also thanks for the Armour Bra shout out- I am glad you like it and it works like we say it does! 🙂 Wait until you see what we have in store for next Spring!

  15. When you start juicing again, will you share your recipes? I have a juicer as well and need to utilize it to get in more fruits and veggies…. heavy on the veg ingredients, but catering to the sweeter taste that comes with fruit. We’ve made some pretty awful concoctions that had celery in it that completely over powered the entire drink. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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