Weigh-In Results

And the results are in…….201.0. The exact same as last week. Buuuut, I can’t really be to upset since I haven’t worked out since last Monday. My knee as been bothering me and so I decided to give it a rest for a few days and then the circus came to town Thursday and family came over to visit Friday Saturday, and Sunday. Plus, last night when The Aunts came over the play cards I ate a ton of chips and so I’m hoping a little bit of my weight is water weight 😉 meaning I may have actually lost half a pound or so since last Monday. 

I did pretty good with my diet today, which I was proud of. I had a salad for lunch, some AMAZING HOMEMADE HUMMUS with baby carrots for a snack, and some tortilla chips covered in a venison, corn, and black bean taco filling. And I snuck in one remaining tiny brownie left over from the weekend as dessert. 

Tomorrow my goal is to One, not over eat, and Two, get some yummy fruit in since I didn’t have any today. 

And there will probably be a photo update in the next day or two.

Until tomorrow,

Katie

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Weekly Weigh-In

Today’s post is going to be short. I entered our dining room earlier after dealing with my daughter in the living room to find that my son had squirted an entire new bottle of sunscreen all over our leather bench and my leather purse. Plus, over the weekend I determined that Jacob has been watching too much TV and so we’re embarking on a week long purge to stop the urge. It’ll be a fun day 🙂

So my official weight this morning was 201.0. Still not as low as I’d hoped but it was really no surprise as I’d sort of been keeping tabs with it over the week and knew I’d probably still be at 200 or higher. But as I look back to my first weigh-in on June 16th, my weight then was 202.4 and so while I haven’t lost as much as I’ve wanted, at least I’m moving in the right direction.

So my commitment this week is to REALLY STICK to a better diet. Surely I can find the willpower to follow a basic eating regimine. As long as I don’t leave the house, haha!

I’ll keep you posted!

Until next time, stay awesome.

Katie

Weekly Weigh-In

You guys won’t believe this. The scale in my bathroom is right next to a floor mat. This week I discovered that sometimes if, when I pull it away from the wall to use, it gets pulled out too far the rug actually supports of the weight of me while standing on the scale causing a 4-5 pound miscalculation. Last week I wasn’t 197, the carpet tricked me! I was weighing myself off and on all week and never saw a number under 200 and thought it was strange until this morning when I weighed myself and discovered the rug issue. So today’s official weight it 201.6 and last week’s was probably similar. I’m still looking forward to when I never see a number above 200 again. I thought that the initial pound lost when loosing weight sort of “melted off” and that people didn’t have trouble getting past plateaus until further along in the weight loss journey. And while my diet and exercise patterns could be more consistent and committed, I’m  still eating better than I used to and, of course, the exercise is a big change. So why is the scale being so stubborn? Maybe I need to re-evaluate my methods and make adjustments.

Here’s a glimpse of what my current changes besides the exercise have been.

This Month’s Goals

1. No added sugar (Which I’ve been doing pretty well with. We quit buying sweets and I even went as far as tossing anything from the house that had sugar as one of the first 4 ingredients. If you ever go through your cupboards and fridge and do the same you’ll be astonished at the items that contain a lot of sugar! Give it a try! Not eating sweets while at parties has been a little harder. Like when someone throws a birthday get together and all they serve is cake? How do you not eat any without it being a big deal? I don’t want it to seem as if I’m taking the attention away from the birthday boy and placing it on my new diet goals.)

2. Drink more water (This one hasn’t been too hard as it’s summer and I’ve been drinking a lot anyhow. One thing I’d like to try to do more of is drink water first when I think I’m hungry in case I’m actually just thirsty.)

3. Exercise everyday (With a busy household that hasn’t been as easy as I’d hoped.)

4. Go to bed hungry (It’s so hard to sit down and have a proper meal when taking car of the kids, so I often do the bulk of my eating once they go to bed and I have time to relax. I usually sit on the couch in front of the TV and stress eat. This goal has been hard to break.)

5. No eating in front of the TV (Refer to goal number 4.)

 

Next Month’s Goals will probably be the same minus numbers 1 and 2 which I’ll swap for something new.

 

Well guys and gals, stay healthy and stay tuned 🙂

Katie

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Weekly Weigh-In

It’s a great start of the week here at the McCune household! Down to 197! Woot woot! Finally seeing some movement on the scale sure is reassuring. Yea, I’d definitely hoped to have slaughtered more pounds by now but progress is progress right? Does anyone else find summer a challenging time to practice self discipline?

June, for our family, is full of temptation laden events. My son turned two the 9th. Party. Father’s Day was the week after that. Party. Then my husband’s stepfather had a birthday the 20th. Party. And my father and sister’s birthdays were the 21st. Party. And of course all of these parties have lots and lots of food. And then there’s the parades, car shows, festivals. All of which have those wonderful food trucks. Summer just screams elephant ears and corn dogs and who can say no such an alluring tagline? The temptations are great. And at a time of the year where a sense of abandonment has seemed to have blanketed us on these warm carefree days who wants to feel confined by restriction?

Thank goodness, then, for wonderful weather that allows for walks, runs, bike rides, and swims. I’d much rather eat more of the food I love and counterbalance it with some good old physical activity than to restrict myself to seemingly unsustainable amounts of food.

I hope that you, readers, are also enjoying the many fun things that come with summer.

Stay healthy,

Katie

Weekly Weight-In

My official weigh-in this week is 202.4 which is pretty discouraging since my weight at the end of April was one pound less. Thank goodness I opted to take photos or I’d be pretty bummed right now!

I’d write a proper post but I’m not feeling very bloggy. But I do have some really great stuff coming up like:

A great app a friend introduced me to that will make your life 1000x better

A daily diet staple: The BAS (or Big Ass Salad)

My thoughts on having a vegetable garden

A poll: Cardio vs. Strength Training

And more. The ideas are a-flowin’!

So stay healthy,

Katie