Saturday Weigh-In - First Week

And the results are.....

(insert drum roll here)

Starting point minus 9.2 pounds!

I can't say this week has been difficult, food-wise. I haven't been overly hungry (probably the insane heat & humidity here in western Ohio), and there's been no my-meal, their-meal, I've just been eating limited portions of whatever the boys are having. Daily calorie counts have hung around 1400, with a standard of 50% carb, 25% protein, 25% fat. As hard as I've tried, I can't get that protein percentage to budge on our budget. Oh, and I've found my new favorite trick to deal with the late-night sweet-tooth hungries - a big cup of hot tea and 2 starlight mints.

Exercise-wise, I can't complain there, either. I find myself with bursts of energy that just won't be denied. The other day DH, Andrew, and I went to the park for a picnic, and I couldn't wait to get done so I could hoof it once around the track (okay, part of that was the big, luscious hunk of Colby sitting in front of me and SCREAMING my name, I just had to get away from it!). I've been concentrating on getting my 10,000 steps on my pedometer every day, but Andrew took off with my toy and now I'm lost without it!

Anyway, obviously something's working. Hurrah! I feel like I've won the first battle, but what about the war?

Thank God the war is nothing but a string of battles! There's hope for me yet!


  1. woah! 9lbs! AWESOME work emily! that is great - i am completely impressed!

    and about the tuna, what the heck kind of tuna are you buying? i get the starkist - it does me fine! :) tuna snob, that's a new one! :) you're funny!

  2. @casey - LOL, I think I impressed MYSELF on that number, too. I didn't think that was possible. Maybe just a testament to the crappy diet I'd been eating? Hmmmm.

    Oh, and Aldi's version of Starkist isn't too bad....if you close your eyes and hold your nose. Heck, enough pickle relish will cover anything, right?

    Thanks for reading, Case. Sometimes it seems like I'm just talking to myself out here on the information superhighway, and it gets a little lonely....