Weigh In and Changes

I lost 1 pound this week. So did Mr. Gaunt.

However, I’ve decide to be done with the daily eats. To be honest it was boring me, and boring my blog up. I do however think doing it for 30 days really helped me lock in a good routine, and I will continue to eat as I have been. I’m still shooting for 30 pounds lost. I’m only down 8 pounds, but I’m positive Ive lost some inches. I’m gonna keep working out regularly, and I will probably continue to do daily updates on stuff.

This week I start working at 6am. This is a little early for me, but it means I get off at 2, and the Gym is soooo much slower at two! Plus Mr. Gaunt gets off at 1:30, so he can just drive straight to the gym and wait a little bit for me. Plus with Sunset at 5:30pm, that means a solid 3.5 hours of daylight (and hopefully sunlight) for me!

And I’m going to make an honest effort to use my REAL camera and not my cell phone more often. I still love a good high quality food shot…

(breakfast this morning)

Daily Eats – Day 33

Banana. Grapefruit. Mini Cliff Bar (they are TINY!) Greek Yogurt with Gronolla

Lean Cuisine. Wine. English Muffin with jam. Veggie Soup.

I also had some shake n bake chicken but forgot to photograph it.

Today felt like SPRING (despite that dumb groundhog) all day long. I woke up to extra sunlight, and the sun didnt set until 5:30! Which is an hour later than it was last month. I love it. So we skipped the gym and walked around Lake Padden instead, it was the fresh air I needed.



Daily Eats – Day 31


Or better yet 1/3 of the way DONE with food journaling.

Special K. Half my leftover salad from yesterday. Raw Almonds.

Greek Yogurt (a new kind I HATE!) with Granola (also a new kind, its high fiber pumpkin Granola).

At work we had a Bake Potato bar with all the fixings, butter, cheese, sour cream chilli, bacon, etc. I only had a steamed potato with broccoli on top and salt and pepper (no butter…nothin) and a salad with fat free raspberry vinaigrette.

Rice Pudding

Dinner was Organic mac n cheese with collard greens, onions, peppers and chicken sausage.

We didn’t do the gym today, because I was feeling blue. Tomorrow we will go.

Daily Eats – Day 29

Happy Sunday!

Mr. Gaunt made breakfast which included 1 egg, peppers, chicken sausage, minced potato, and salsa. Non fat vanilla latte.

Chicken sausage with marinara. Low Fat Split Pea Soup, Baguette Sandwich. Rice Pudding.

Back to work tomorrow, but the house is clean, business chores are done, and a bridal shower is planned!  We were quite productive, and in an all around good mood, which is nice. The week ahead is going to be busy, but its my first 4 day week (I get Fridays off now for Tied Bow work) and I’m throwing my BFF a bridal shower on Saturday! I have plans to cook a lot this week too.

Weigh In #4

Date night at Boomer’s! They were having their anniversary $2.99 burger deal.


Honey Mustard Chicken Burger (no cheese) we split these fries.

I’m gonna get straight to the point and tell you I didn’t lose anything this week. Nothing. I worked out for an hour and a half five days this week. I haven’t consumed any sweets in 29 days, and all Ive lost is 7 pounds this month. I needed to lose 10 pounds each month to hit my 30 pounds in 90 days goal.

Mr. Gaunt also didn’t lose anything. He might be more angry about it than I am. He says “then why did I work out every day?!” and I tell him I just don’t know.

I look at the things I eat and I just don’t think I’m doing that poorly. Yeah sometimes I have sushi. Sometimes I eat Lean cuisine Spaghetti. Sometimes I drink two lattes in one day. But isn’t that just life? Shouldn’t working out all the time counteract those occasional poor choices?

The funny thing is, all week I felt really really good. I felt like I looked ok, that my clothes fit better. I was SURE I had lost some weight. So yes I’m a little annoyed that I didn’t, but I’m going to focus on feeling in shape, not the number on the scale.

However I’m going to tweek my eating habits just a little bit this week and see if by the end of the week I can’t be slightly closer to my goal. Also I missed food journaling twice this week, this wont happen next week. You will see all 7 days.

So I hope everyone else had a good week. I didn’t get any texts, and I havent heard of much weight loss success these days from others. Don’t lose faith, just keep working at it. It will happen.


1. Thou Shalt Not Wear Pants that Stretch

Your clothing is an early-warning system for weight gain. When it’s getting hard to snap your jeans, you know it’s time to be vigilant. Wearing stretchy clothes allows you to live in ignorance of how your body is growing, making it easier to pack on pounds without knowing it.

 2. Thou Shalt Not Keep Fat Clothes in Your Closet

When you keep the clothes you wore at an unhealthy weight, it gives you a back-up plan if the pounds don’t come off. Instead, force yourself to stay on track by 86ing your “fat pants.”

 3. Thou Shalt Not Eat Meat That Walks on Four Legs More Than Once a Week

Meat that comes from an animal with 4 legs is higher in saturated fat (the unhealthy kind) than that which comes from 2-legged animals such as chickens, or animals with no legs, like fish. Plus: women who eat large amounts of red meat more than once a week have a 50% higher chance of dying from heart disease and have higher cancer rates.

 4. Thou Shalt Not Graze

Plan your meal before you open the refrigerator, get what you need, and close the door. Opening it throughout the day leads to impulsive choices and overeating.

 5. Thou Shalt Not Eat After 7:30pm

When you eat late at night you are more likely to be eating in front of the TV (when you won’t pay attention to how much you’re putting in your mouth) and you’re more likely to pick high-calorie snacks.

6. Thou Shalt Not Pile Food More than 1 Inch High or Within 2 Inches of the Plate Edge

Larger portions equal more calories. ‘Nuff said.

 7. Thou Shalt Not Chew Food Less than 20 Times Per Bite

Chewing allows your body to realize that you are eating food, prompting it to create a sensation of fullness at the appropriate time. When you don’t chew enough, you get ahead of that process, eating well past when you are actually satisfied.

 8. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Plate

Spend your day nibbling bites on someone else’s sandwich or afternoon snack, and you will add on 1,000 calories easy.

 9. Thou Shalt Not Carry Small Bills

Nothing loves a small bill better than a vending machine. When you have them at the ready, you are one step closer to an impulsive, calorie-loaded afternoon slip up.

10. Thou Shalt Not Eat While Standing Up

Eating sitting down enables you to be aware of what you’re eating and eat it slowly so that your body can tell you your full before it’s too late.