Jane Boursaw reports in with Weeks 4 and 5 of the TC Trimdown
Jane Boursaw, Weeks 4 and 5 of the TC Trimdown | Jane Boursaw Photo


Checking in with Weeks 4 and 5 of my TC Trimdown report. Week 4 went by in a haze of tax prep misery, so I’m including both Weeks 4 and 5 here.

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Things are going pretty well, although it’s been so cold outside that I haven’t put in too many miles lately. If I can mush down the driveway to get the mail, venture down Bluff Road a little ways and back up the hill, I’m calling it good. But I just HAVE to get outside for my emotional and mental health. Being the daughter and sister of Old Mission Peninsula farmers, I guess it’s in my DNA.

Pictured above is a selfie of me on the beach next to East Bay (which, by the way, appears to be frozen over now – check out tomorrow’s Photo of the Day).

So how am I doing? Well, I’m feeling better, I have more energy, and clothes are starting to fit better, which is a welcome change after years of stuffing myself into clothes that didn’t fit anymore but refusing to go up to a bigger size.

And can we just talk about sizes for a minute? I’ve basically been a size 16 for many years, sometimes dropping to a size 14 and sometimes going up to a size 18. Right now, I’m pretty squarely in a size 14. And since the sizes in my closet range from 8 to 18, I shouldn’t have to buy any new clothes until the end of time.

But I really hate that we tend to define ourselves by numbers, namely weight and sizes. I’ve worn size 1X tops for years, and somewhere along the way, I stopped shaming myself for being in an X size. It’s just not a good way to live, always having those negative voices filling up our heads. Let them go, people. For all that is good and holy, let them go.

Besides that, a size 16 in one brand might be a size 12 in another brand. It really makes no sense at all, and it’s all designed to drive us crazy. Ok, here’s this week’s report…

TC Trimdown – Weeks 4 & 5 Weigh-In

  • Starting Weight: 196.0
  • Week One Weight: 189.6 (down 6.4 lbs.)
  • Week Two Weight: 186.6 (down 3 lbs.)
  • Week Three Weight: 183.8 (down 2.8 lbs.)
  • Week Four Weight: 182.6 (down 1.2 lbs.)
  • Week Five Weight: 180.6 (down 2 lbs.)
  • Total weight loss so far: 15.4 lbs.

Since my self-imposed goal is to lose 40 lbs. during the 13-week TC Trimdown, this puts me at 24.6 lbs. yet to lose. With eight weeks to go in the challenge, that’s about 3 lbs. per week. Optimistic, but we’ll see how things go.

And I’ll probably have some good numbers to report this week, since I had a crown/tooth break off, had to have oral surgery, and haven’t been able to eat for a couple days. Silver linings.

Are you doing the TC Trimdown and/or otherwise trying to lose weight? How’s it going? Leave solidarity comments below!

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  1. That’s great Jane … You’re ahead of me a little … I have to get going. I enjoy your
    Updates and encouragement. I agree that numbers aren’t as important as how we are feeling healthier. It is nice to feel comfortable in our clothes, as opposed to being stuffed in them 😌. Keep up the good work … Sue


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