Weight Check In: Omicron Edition

It’s been a while since I checked in with my somewhat regular accountability post on my weight. The last time, actually, was the end of my last big push to lose weight. That was back in April of 2021. I’d been just going with a limited menu of foods for about six weeks, and I got down to 177.4. In the intervening months, however, life got very (very) hectic, and my diet completely went out the window. I even stopped weighing myself over Christmas break, which is usually the first step toward complete disaster.

So after all those months of no dieting, what was the damage?

I’m pleased to say I clocked in today at 186.6. Yes, that’s almost up 10 pounds, but when you consider the last check in was just after dieting (and my weight inevitably bounces back up some after I go off a diet), then it’s not that far off from where I’d like to be, which is in the 180-185 range. Honestly, I’m amazed I managed to go somehow keep things together enough to not completely lose it.

I’m switching back to my normal menu now, which means usually the same meals every day. I know I call it a “diet,” but honestly it’s almost more comfortable for me to eat that way than to eat any other way. I don’t have to think about what I’m eating. I just eat the same thing at the same time every day, and I’m good to go. When I’m hungry, I know that I won’t be hungry in an hour or so, and that’s enough to keep me from minding. Yes, I’ll eat something different now and then, but on the whole, I just don’t like wasting time worrying about things that don’t matter that much to me. I love food, but I’ve found as long as I save the special food for times I really care, then the in-between times don’t really matter that much.

Anyway. Nothing else to say here other than to share that small, bright spot today. I hope your Wednesday is going well.


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