State of Kate Weekly Update

Again with the odd week. Sleeping wasn’t easy for me the last few days, with odd dreams Tuesday night and full-on insomnia Wednesday.

Last night I finally got some sleep. I freely admit that I took a CBD pill to ensure that I got enough shut eye to get me through the day. Those suckers are expensive, but damn they are effective.

The Physical Form I’m Inhabiting

Starting weight: 154.7
Last week’s weight: 152.4
Current weight: 150.8
WIN. I lost the 1.6 pounds I randomly gained last week. Granted, I didn’t lose anything else, but still. I will freakin’ take it!

Earlier this week my husband gave me a hug while I was making a cup of coffee and said “yeah, there is definitely less of you.” That made me feel incredible. Even if the weight never budges beyond 150.8, at least I know that there are still positive changes happening.

Moving the Form is Fun!
WIN. Exercised 4/7 days this week. GO ME. Not sure if I’m going to be able to manage this level of consistency next week though. I rely on the weekends to get a lot of my longer sessions in (running, hiking), but this weekend I will be wearing a bridesmaid dress, so no hiking there.

Still doing the 1.75/1.25 interval run. Mainly because once a week doesn’t make for quick progress. But at least the views are good.

I’m still struggling with why it is so much harder for me to run a mile on the treadmill, when virtually everyone I talk to says the opposite for them. But last week, I ran a mile on the treadmill, hiked Colchester Pond with the Hubs and the Boy (in our best time yet!), and went to my regular Monday/Wednesday Kempo classes. I also got in an outdoor interval run.

As you can tell by all of my pictures lately, VT’s goldenrod game is really on point this year. 

Feeding the Form
WIN.  I did much better this week. I eased back some on the rice (which may have been last week’s gain culprit. That, or aliens). I also managed lots of salads and fruit smoothies, and a few vegetarian meals in there as well.

I will admit, I’ve been craving a bagel like nobody’s business for most of the week now. But so far I have been strong. And no, one bagel is not going to be the end of my world. I know that. But after last week’s gain, I felt like I had to chose my battles in order to move forward. Walking away from bagel satisfaction felt like the right thing to do. Alas.


This week has been weird, but I have managed to maintain.
WIN. This past week has been chock-full of things that need my attention, and this weekend is looking to be more of the same. The sleep issues really affected the way my days went, and I often felt like I was being swept along more than managing my time.

However, throughout the craziness, I did not stress eat. That is my usual coping mechanism, and I can pack it away. I have eaten entire family-sized bag of chips, large pizzas, subs big enough for two people, you get the idea. But I did none of that. I freakin’ ate lentil soup all week long. I realize that probably isn’t brag-worthy, but I did it so there you are.


I’m moving forward in a couple of my projects and it feels awesome!
WIN. This past week, I received some preliminary homework for the upcoming copy editing workshop. You guys, I read nineteen pages about commas. If you’ve ever struggled with comma usage (too much, too little, where exactly?), now you know why. The Chicago Manual of Style has nineteen pages of comma rules. In just one chapter.

I also contacted one of the Health Coach training programs to see if I qualify. It came back as a soft “yes,” but I still need to officially submit some paperwork before I know for certain. I’m giving myself a break on pursuing that as the editing homework is a priority. This past Wednesday I also finalized my CPR/AED training, which all of the programs I’m looking at require. I’m officially certified for the next two years. Please don’t anyone make me use it.

My post-CPR certification treat: vanilla latte. Notice the absence of bagelry.

In the grander scheme of things, I feel like I’m moving forward. That feels great. The pace may not be quite as fast as I’d like, but progress is being made.


This weekend (today, in fact) I am traveling a couple hours south to attend my Bestie’s wedding. The rehearsal is this afternoon and tomorrow is the big day. My goals for today (before leaving) are to get some kind of exercise in, finish the first editorial homework assignment, and, um, pack.

For this week, I’m hoping to get through one to two more assignments. This will depend on the depth of the reading; I’m finding it slow-going at the moment. But, in my defense: nineteen pages of comma rules.

I’m going to do the best I can to make good food choices this weekend, knowing that my choices will be limited to what I am offered through the grace of others (caterers). Saturday will be my cheat day, so I will give myself the slack I need to let go and enjoy the day. Because a friend is getting married. That means you let go and live.


Total Wins this week: 5
Total Womps this week: 0

Yay, all wins! I made the best choices I could within the situations I found myself in. I guess you could say the sleep issues were technically womps, but they were out of my control so I’m letting that go.

Onward and upward!

How about you? What were your wins and womps this week? Comment below!