Weigh In Wednesday: Week I Don’t Even Know

Guys, it’s Wednesday. And I weighed in. And … I’m blogging. On time.

Try not to pass out.

Andrew is out at an HOA meeting and I have a few minutes to sit down and write about my week. I’ve honestly been busting my ass this week, and it’s been amazing. I’ve eaten on plan, I’ve been shredding, and I’ve also been LOSING! My last post was more of the same ho-hum “why am I in a funk” drivel, and I’m so pumped to be out of the rut. I think it’s probably the fact that my half marathon is looming (November 3! OMG!), and I know I want to do well in the race.

It’s like butterflies are flitting around me 24/7.

That might be an exaggeration, but things are going really well for me. I’m taking on more work with my job, and I’m not going to work from home as much. This is HUGE for me, not only because it obvs is hard as hell trying to be productive with three kids running around, but being steps away from a kitchen isn’t any good. I usually eat really well at the office (well, except for that Five Guys episode…), and I’m excited to see what all that brings.

I think this is the first time — I mean, really the first time — that I feel like I can obtain 145 pounds. It’s always been my goal, but I kind of had doubt looming in the back of my mind the whole time. I went to Target to pick up a gift for one of Emma’s friends (and forgot to get the two things Andrew asked for, oops), and decided to see if I could find a pair of shorts that I liked. I browsed a bit, grabbed six pairs of pants and shorts, and headed to the dressing room.

The weird thing? I grabbed pants that were size 18.

It’s not the first time I’ve done that. I really don’t know what it will take to convince myself that I don’t wear sizes like that anymore. At my heaviest, I wore a pair of 22 capris to my cousin’s wedding. Twenty. Two. I wish I would’ve kept them to do the whole “I can fit in one leg of these now!” photo opp, haha. Anyway, I tried on all of them, and the 14s were a little too big, so I went back out for a size 12.

They. Fit.

Size 12 Freckleberry Fit

Yeah, I still have some loose skin (ugh I could write a whole post about how that shit psychs me out so hard), but they FIT. I haven’t been a size 12 since early in my senior year of high school (7+ years ago)! I’m thrilled. I didn’t buy them, though! I want to hold off until I get out of the 150s to buy new jeans/shorts. I really, really need new bottoms, so hopefully that’s soon!

Alright, I wanted to keep this short so I could shred, so I’ll get to the good stuff…

The Weigh In

This morning, I weighed in at 152.6 pounds — that’s a 1.8 pound loss since the last time I weighed in, bringing my total weight loss to 54.8 pounds! So close to the 55 pound mark I can taste it! Except not really, ’cause I bet 55 pounds of fat tastes pretty effing gross.

You can read all of my weight loss posts in one place right here. BOOSH!


  1. Cindy says

    You must be so proud of yourself. I am on this journey myself( and struggling).. You should have bought the pants. Just imagine how good you will feel when the 12’s are too big. You might try a FITBIT. It is a little gadget that clips on you bra (or pocket, or wherever) and keeps track of the number of steps you have taken in a day. It also tracks the calories you burn, and the activity you do. You can wear it on your wrist at night and see how much sleep you are actually getting. Super easy to use. I love mine and wear it every day. I check out my steps several times a day and if I am lagging behind I pick up the pace (goal is 10,000 steps a day). I have lost 14 pounds since I got it with no dieting. It is a little pricey (about $100) but well worth it to me.
    You are not only helping yourself, but you are being a great role model for you kids. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!

  2. Nicole says

    “Except not really, ’cause I bet 55 pounds of fat tastes pretty effing gross.” This made me laugh so much!

  3. says

    You look and sound good. I’m in size 12s today too! Joined WW at the end of may and have dropped from 194 to 181.4. I’m 5’8″ and guessing you’re much shorter than me!

    • says

      Thank you! It’s so hard, you’re right. I don’t know how I get into the groove. It’s like a light switch flips, but I don’t have the ability to turn it on at will. So weird!

  4. DiEtta Morris says

    Thanks Ashley for sharing everything with “US!” It helps so much that someone else is going through the same ups and downs with WEIGHTLOSS! Sending a big “HUG” your way! Love your website so much too! Please keep posting and sharing…….!

  5. Nikki says

    Way to go! You look great! I am shredding also but sometimes it I get tired of the 30 days in a row. Have you done it for 30 straight days?

  6. MKB says

    You look great! Keep up the good work. I’m a Lifetime Member at WW; since the 1970’s ! I know what an accomplishment this is! So glad I found your blog.

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