Jane Boursaw reports in with Weeks 4 and 5 of the TC Trimdown
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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.

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.

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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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