Summer Slim Down

So Mr. Gaunt and I will be going to Washington July 2nd -11th to spend some quality time in the great Pacific Northwest! It’s actually going to be a very exciting time because we will be spending the 4th weekend on Harstine Island! Growing up my family (grandparents) owned a cabin on a small private island Point. We would go every summer for at least a week to the cabin and do all the fun beach-y things: Dig Clams, Chase Geo “Gooey” Ducks, Swim in the ocean, Ride the ferry, Feed Deer. Well they sold their cabin in 2004 (sad day) and I havent been back since spring break of my senior year in High School (2003)! So my mom is gonna rent a different cabin and Mr. Gaunt and I will be joining my mom and siblings to spend the weekend at Harstine! I have so many good memories there, and I can’t wait for Mr. Gaunt to share in some of these!

Harstine Island Beach

Harstine Island Point

So because it will be July, at the beach, I have really decided to shed another 15-20 pounds before I go. I would love to rock some shorts and a swimsuit and not feel like a beached whale. I haven’t lost any weight in a few months, once I hit my 75lbs lost mark. I am happy to say I have maintained the loss (within 5lbs) for a good while now. I just really want to go down one more size.

So I have to make a game plan for working out and lowering the calorie intake a bit. It’s harder now because I am so passionate about eating regular whole healthy meals, that I hate to really “diet” but if I want to shed those pounds I think I have to. As for working out, I cancelled my gym membership last month (because I never go!) so I will need to either take a class at the Rec center, or workout outside. The pool opens memorial day weekend, but that’s still a month off. Until then Mr. Gaunt and I are gonna come up with a workout routine we can do together. For the food I think I’m going to reduce my carbs and dairy a bit. Go hard on veggies and fruit.  I also need to cut out any garbage snacking (Starbucks muffin anyone?) at least until July. So I have about 2 months to do this so I really need to stay motivated. Any encouraging words would help! Oh and I will start up a weekly weigh in again too. I think Friday (a week from tomorrow) will be my first check in date!

Today in the mail I got a book I ordered entitled Putting Food By, on Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating food! I’m very excited to read this and learn a bit about food preserving, especially to prepare for next winter! Oh and I got a new issue off Body and Soul Magazine that has a “Healthy Weight Loss” Guide in it. Maybe it will inspire me!