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Posted on Oct 17, 2012 in Weigh Ins, Weight Loss | 20 comments

Progression (Weigh-in)

Howdy friends! First off, thanks big time for all your suggestions re: my insomnia issues. I tried out a few of your non-pill-form tips last night, and I did get a smidge more sleep than the night before (though, considering it felt like I got zero sleep the night before, that’s still not saying much).

I’m going to pick up a bottle of melatonin tonight and see how my body reacts to that. I just want to sleeeeeeeep. A normal, restful sleep. Not the kind of sleep where I’m tossing and turning every 75 seconds and when I do actually sort of doze off, I have really vivid, totally random dreams about CrossFit and Regina from Once Upon a Time and pirate ships that are really spaceships and… tennis? I think there was tennis.

Anyway, I’m not here to convince you all that I’m crazy by detailing the kinds of dreams I have (not that you probably need much convincing anyway). I’m here to weigh-in! I won’t put any kind of dramatic spin on it today, mostly because I’m actually really excited about the results for once.

Starting Weight: 246 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 201.5 lbs
This Weigh-in: 199.1 lbs
Difference: -2.4 lbs

Huzzah!! I’m back in the glorious 100s!

Just call me Alice, ’cause I’m back in Onederland.

Okay, that was lame. But you’ll forgive me, because I’m just excited to be making (slow, but steady) progress on my weight (re)loss.

All right, I’m going to go celebrate this loss (win!) with a gargantuan coffee now. But first, because I don’t like posting too many all-words posts in a row, here is this:

Photos by Taylor

You are welcome.



  1. Good work! Getting into the 100’s is a big deal. When I dropped under it was a happy day. Something about 200 is a scary number.

  2. YAYAYAYAY Onederland! You go girl!!!
    Keep up your awesome work!
    Hope you can get some rest tonight-you deserve it!

  3. !!!!!!

  4. Grats!!

    And thanks for the pic of the pup! He’s a cutie 🙂

  5. YAY Gretchen! So happy for you. And the Onederland pun was very appreciated. 🙂

  6. Congratulations!! That is great!! Hitting the 100s is a big deal!!

  7. Congrats on the 100s!!

  8. Okthis might sound crazy weird BUT…I used to have some pretty weird dreams that would interrupt my sleep. I did some research and informally consulted a dietician friend of mine and we concluded that I may have been overloading myself with vitamin B. With a oo diet I didn’t really need all of the vitamin B my vitamin was giving me. So I stopped taking it and all was well. May have been a crazy weird fluke, but it worked for me!

  9. Re: Sleep and Melatonin. I use Melatonin occasionally, and while it doe shelp a lot with sleeping, don’t expect not to have vivid dreams. That’s actually one of the odd side effects of taking it. Really vivid dreams. Personally I generally like that particular effect, but it’s something to keep in mind.

    Also make sure when you take it you can get at least like 8 hours of sleep afterward, I find anything less (and sometimes even that much) means I’m pretty groggy in the morning. Of course the nice thing about something like melatonin is that since it’s a hormone your body makes anyway your body also is reasonably good at clearing it out once you are up, so that grogginess doesn’t last super long (especially if you expose yourself to sunlight for a little bit in the morning). Anyway, all in all it’s a much better sleep aid than most artificial sleeping pills, at least in my experience. (It’s also not a magic bullet but it does help a lot of people).

  10. Great job on the weight loss. I recently found your blog through a link from Anne P. I’m so glad I did. I am really enjoying reading. I’ve been working my way through some of your older post. Just wanted to say hi. Thanks for your inspiration.

    • Thanks Leslie! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog! 🙂

  11. Congrats!! That’s really awesome!!

    I also found your blog through Anne P and I have to say that I already kinda love you. 🙂

    • Bahahaha, thanks Hope! I’m very flattered. Here’s hoping I continue to live up to that praise! 😉


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