I am proud to report that Week 1 was an outstanding success.  My plan was to just focus on getting some of my old habits back.  I made it to the gym three times, had zero binges, and came in under the net calorie threshold that I need to meet my weight loss goals.

I lost almost six pounds this week!  It would be so great if every week could be like that but, alas, I highly doubt I’ll see a loss that big for the rest of the year.  Even though I know losses like that aren’t typical, it’s really nice to see one upfront so that the momentum lasts more than a week.


So, for each weekly review I plan to notate my 7-day averages for the following categories:

  • Total Daily Calories
  • Net Calories (average after factoring in exercise)
  • Steps

Hopefully, one day I’ll get back to running and then I’ll add my running stats into the mix.


This past week was all about baby steps (edit: Ha!  Both literally and metaphorically, it turns out!).  Just getting back into the routine of eating healthy and working out can be pretty intimidating.  For me, the trick to getting back on and staying on for as long as possible has always been allowing myself a higher rate of “failure” for the first couple weeks.  So I didn’t make it to the gym five times, but I DID make it three.  So I went over my calories on two days, but at least it wasn’t a binge or all seven days!  These little allowances give me the opportunity to focus on the positive changes I made this week rather than what I didn’t do right.

The week itself was pretty busy.  Very close friends of ours welcomed their son, Caden, into the world this weekend.  He is just amazing!  Definitely smitten with that little dude right away and I just know we’re going to be good buddies!


Saturday was also my Mother-in-Law’s (or better known as “Madre”) birthday.

This meant fried tacos.

And pie.

And cake.


Luckily for me, I thought the cake was terrible.  Unluckily for me, that just meant half of another piece of pie.

Sunday was the last football game of the season for Viking fans.  Also known as “The day my husband’s heart got ripped from his chest.”    That was a brutal, brutal ending to the season, and a perfect of example of just why I can’t let myself get emotionally involved with a professional sports team.  That would have ruined my entire week.

On a more fun note:

Fun Remmi

We’re expanding our home gym quite a bit and got about half of it finished this week as well.


Yes, that is a Yoda in a tutu.

Week 2 is under way and Day 1 was a little of a shaky start.  I’m over my calories for the day and only got a little over 3,000 steps in and no workout.  I’m not worried about it, but I don’t plan on making it a habit.  I’m just happy all the calories I took in today were “good” calories and not junk.

This week is shaping up to be a relaxing, yet productive, week – my favorite!  We’re hoping to finish Cliff’s recording/music room and the gym in the basement.  We also have a three day weekend ahead of us!  Hopefully, I won’t procrastinate on my homework too terribly much and could spend my entire weekend relaxing…

That probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream.


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