My Weight Loss Journey – Weeks 74 to 82

The completed dish

Wow! I can hardly believe it’s been almost two months since I last posted! I want to apologize to everyone for just disappearing, and to all of you whose blogs I normally read and have been neglecting lately. I know I’ve mentioned in my last few posts (which were already becoming infrequent) that I was having a hard time staying motivated to write, and it appears that although I thought I was getting my groove back, I was wrong.

I’m not sure if I have just been run down, or if it is just work that’s been keeping me busy and sapping my energy, or if there is something else going on, but I am trying to get out of this seeming creative block that I’ve been in since sometime after my trip in February. Happily, I have not lost my drive to continue on my journey to become healthier, I just haven’t been writing about it.

Let me see…last time I posted an update with you all, I was at 114.8 pounds down. Today, I weighed in at 165.9, for a total loss of 120.1 pounds! I’m just under 16 pounds away from my goal of 150! I can hardly believe that I’m getting so close, or that I did it without resorting to a bunch of fat free, sugar free, prepackaged foods! Wow! What a journey it has been! Below is a before and after photo that I assembled with an app on my iPad. The left was taken about 3 days before I started Weight Watchers in February 2017, and the one on the right was taken today.

Before and After

I believe that last time I posted, I mentioned that I had bought a couple of new cookbooks. Well, a few weeks ago I bought another after a friend, and fellow Weight Watchers member posted pictures of a recipe she had made, and also told me that all of the recipes had been added to the app. The book is the Yum & Yummer cookbook, and since I had already had my eye on this one, it was an easy decision to buy it.  Yes, I know there are tons of recipes online, but I LOVE cookbooks.

Yum & Yummer Cookbook

In the short time since I bought it, I’ve already made about 3 or 4 recipes from this book and have about every other page bookmarked to try, the recipes look that good. And best of all most of them use ingredients that I already have on hand, so I don’t have to go hunting for weird ingredients I’ve never used before, and may never use again.

While I can’t share the recipes with you, I can show you yummy pictures of the Silky Butternut Squash Soup I made from the book!

I’ve made this recipe twice already, because it was just that delicious! If you love cookbooks like I do, I recommend browsing this one at the bookstore to see if the recipes appeal to you.

That’s it for me for today. Hopefully I can get myself back into a schedule and don’t fall off the face of the earth for another month or so. I am going to really try, hard, to get my creative juices flowing again. Thanks for bearing with me in the meantime.


Published by Kate

I love my fur baby, books, tea, and crafts.

27 thoughts on “My Weight Loss Journey – Weeks 74 to 82

  1. Kate! So glad you are back, and I am so happy for your healthier you! Now about this squash soup, what do you think about using pumpkin instead of squash? You see, I have this pumpkin problem at my house! (As in about 50…)

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  2. Congratulations, Kate! The photo comparison is outrageous! You look remarkably different! You might have thought of robbing a bank before beginning the weight loss journey (I’m obviously joking, but really, that different!) I understand the blog slump. I think I’m experiencing a bit of the blogging blahs. I’m out of energy for it because I feel like I should come up with a new thing to say but nothing comes to mind because I’m just too distracted by other things going on. The cool thing about blogging, though, is that when you get back to your blog, there are your readers that have always been there, which is usually a nice feeling, at least for me, but I’d imagine for any blogger it’s similar!

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  3. Weight Watchers takes a lot of discipline. I am glad it is working for you. I chose to go mostly vegan and created my own diet called the Growing Vegan Diet. I have lost nearly 100lbs in just 6.5 months time. I see you have found something that works. I write about my weight loss efforts and the growth of the diet I am tweaking still, every Tuesday on my website on WordPress.


  4. Congrats on losing so much! That’s truly an achievement and you should be very proud of yourself.

    For some reason I also go through phases of not wanting to write online at all: Often for months on end before I start up again. I wonder why that happens?

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    1. Thank you! I wish I could figure out the motivation thing, I’m still struggling with getting posts written…obviously, it’s been a while since my last one.


  5. You look amazing! I am on a prescribed diet for health reason. I print a lot of recipes off the internet! Wish we had that years ago! These changes long term are hard! Especially when I still cook for a family!

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    1. Thanks! The Internet really is a great resource, isn’t it? How did we ever get along without it? I completely understand the struggle of trying to cook more healthy foods when you have a family. I’m single, but I remember what a challenge it was when I was married. Good luck to you!


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