Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 23

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Weigh-In Wednesday Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 23

Lbs Lost this Week: – 3.2

Lbs Lost Total: – 14.0

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week


 I’ve been eating more raw vegetables and fruits this week – like a salad or fresh apples. I am not sure if it is what helped the weight loss or not. If I’m hungry, I grab a fresh-picked from the farm Honeycrisp apple!

Activity of the Week

Yesterday I had my 16-month follow-up appointment with my hematologist (medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs – sounds scary, right?!). I talked to him about my lack of motivation to exercise ever since I ran the 5K in June. He thinks I may have done too much, too fast and my body wasn’t really ready for that – even though I did it without outwardly hurting myself, even thought it was over a year after my blood clot. I told him I had to do something, but the motivation wasn’t there and it was feeling more like a burden than anything. I told him it wasn’t that I didn’t know what to do or how to do it because I did – it is just a matter of making the commitment.  For some reason this time, either my heart or brain or both isn’t into it. He told me to commit to walking at least 20 minutes a day, even if it is on my treadmill while I am surfing the internet (he showed me how to fashion a desk for my treadmill) or watching TV at night. He asked, “Do you work on the computer for at least 20 minutes a day?” I said, “Oh my gosh yes!” He does the same with his dictation notes every night before he goes home. Just gets on the computer/treadmill and types them up/walks. He said, “Add some running in here and there as you feel like it, but don’t set out to run if it’s stressing you out, just walk and see what happens.” I have made the commitment to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, starting tomorrow. Time goals worked really well for me the very first time I started running to help me weight, health and run a half marathon. I would run for seconds then minutes then miles at a time. My hematologist also agreed to following-up with my other doctors about the current status of my thyroid, which I already have planned.

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…

10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…

Run a 5K  Read all about it here.
Run a Quarter Marathon or 10K
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race
Run a Half Marathon
Start Strength Training (again)
Backpack (more)
Start Biking


Thank you a thousand times for all of the kind things you said last week. It helped more than you know. I feel infinitely better not only having lost this week, but having spoken to my doctor and come up with a set, doable plan in my eyes.

Reader’s Recap

Don’t miss my Pepper Palace Fall Hot Sauce Review. It’s divine.

Blog School Update

I’m in Blog School with Rita over at Blog Genie and for the next six months I’ll be working really hard to make this blog the best it can possibly be. I’m really excited about this, especially since I was the recipient of one of the Fall Scholarships (for which I am extremely grateful). This week’s update: I switched my subscription manager to MailChimp (it’s free too!) and have to rebuild my subscription list from the ground up. If you like reading my blog (or you just like me or want to humor me with my practice at putting a form in a post!) and never want to miss a post by having it delivered weekly to your inbox, please subscribe below:

Photo Recap


Just because it is fall and I love this.

Question of the Week

How did you first start exercising? What kind of goals did you set?

Until the next mile marker,


  1. What an awesome loss you had this week, Sara. That is major! And I am sure that eating the raw foods has helped. Grabbing an apple is so much better than a handful of nuts… which is what I tend to do. I am working on eating more POWER foods and fewer nuts/dried fruits/nut butters right now myself.

    Good to get that appointment and chat and great advice from your doc!

    Here is to another great week!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thanks, Elle! It always makes my day to hear from you. I hope you and The Captain have a great weekend too. Talk to you soon!

  2. Beth Frilling says

    Sara, Great job on setting your goals. You sound confident and I know you will get to where you want to be. It doesn’t happen overnight and you have gone through a lot. Keep trying.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thanks, Beth! I’m glad you stopped by and hope you are having a great weekend. So far, so good sticking to my goals!

  3. Great loss this week! It sounds like you have a good plan in place with your doctor. It’s good to have a goal to work towards each day.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      I agree, Courtney. And I feel better just having a plan. Thanks for your support as always and enjoy the weekend!

  4. YES!! I definitely think the food choices helped! Fiber, roughage & fruits have high water content too! 🙂 Love that you talked to the doc & you are committing to walking – baby steps are fine!!!

    I tried to resubscribe but it did not take it.. will try again next time.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thanks, Jody! I think you have to put your email address in twice for some reason (once on my page and then the window it brings up), but no one knows how to fix that!

      Thanks for your support, as always. So far, so good on my exercise goals and I feel better having a plan even if it is a small one right now. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. Dude, I’m loving the walking-while-computing idea!! And I especially love that it sounds doable to you. I think that is probably the most important part of any exercise plan!

    Also, HUGE CONGRATS on the loss this week! That had to have felt amazing!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thank you, Ashleigh. I have not set up my treadmill YET, but I have been enjoying getting outside more than I thought I would. I think I really needed the fresh air. 😉 Thanks for reading!!

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