Saturday, January 10, 2015

Slim Down Saturday

Time to link up with Teaching with a Touch of Pixie Dust for Slim Down Saturdays!

This week was full of eye-openers for me!  Here we go:

Gains/Losses from this week:

I decided not to weigh myself each week.  Instead, I'm going to do it every two weeks.  That way there is less chance of me getting discouraged.  It's always been really easy for me to get discouraged, so I want to lessen the chances!

Positives: not as tasty as Diet Dr. Pepper.  But I did it!  I made myself drink two bottles a day.  It was really hard some days, but water is starting to grow on me.

I also started logging all my food in My Fitness Pal.  Wow!  What an eye-opener!  I never knew how bad butter was!  Haha!  MFP really does help me keep track of my calories, while also letting me know the fat/carb/protein levels each day.  I've done really good the majority of the week at staying under or at the calorie goal.  Wednesday I had a meeting at a Mexican restaurant, so I didn't do so well that day!  :)

But, overall, I feel a whole lot better just from one week!

Something to do better:

I need to stick to my exercise plan.  Some days it is so hard to come home after working all day and want to work out.  But I need to do better.  This cold weather isn't helping either!  My favorite workout is walking my dogs (I have two 80-lb dogs, so it is a super fast walk!)  With 30 degree temps, we can't do that.  But no excuses.  I need to do better.

Goal for next week:

I'm going to up my water intake to 3 bottles each day.  My recycling people are probably wondering what's going on!  Haha!  My students will definitely be getting more bathroom breaks as my water intake increases...they will love it!

Saying for the week:

Keep it up.  That's what I tell myself every day.  I'm super proud that I've been watching the calorie intake, and I'm even proud that I worked out the two days that I did.  Keep it up!  Keep going!  Keep striving for better!  

Have a great weekend and remember to stay focused!  We've got this ladies!!!


  1. I so agree about the water. I hate it but I did much better this past week! And exercise was rough for me too this week. But I love that you are doing every 2 weeks for weigh ins. I am forcing myself to sticking to once a week instead of compulsively checking the scale! Good luck this week!


  2. Good for you on your water intake. I need to do better with that as well. I also use MFP and feel like it really helps me stay on track with my food. If you want to link up on that to help motivate one another just let me know I'll give you my username. My thing to do better with this week is the exercise as well. I am making a plan to do at least 30 min before school that way I am not tempted to skip after when I am totally exhausted. I tell ya 5 year olds can really wear you Have a great week, good luck with your goals, keep it up!


  3. Great job this week! I totally understand how weighing yourself frequently can actually backfire. Last year, I hid the scale at home and only weighed in once a week at Weight Watchers. It definitely helped with motivation. I'm lucky that I live in California and don't have to worry too much about extreme cold, I know that I would have a lot less motivation to get out of bed and go to the gym. There are some great workout videos that you could do at home.

  4. Way to go! Water is a tough one. I like how your goals are easily achievable. I tend to get so discouraged and quit. Love it!