McFatty Monday

Here we are again.  Monday.

Last week I skipped McFatty in lieu of doing For the Love…Of Blogging.

No more skipping.  I’m back to laying it out there for you all.

This week I weighed in at 196.5–two pounds lighter than two weeks ago!  Yay!

I’m still struggling with this journey, to be honest with you.

Last week in my therapy session, I admitted that I knew I would feel better–healthier–if I could find time to exercise.  I miss going to the gym.

Before I got pregnant with Eddie in 2008, I was going to the gym regularly and eating much healthier meals.  I was losing weight and feeling really good about myself.

While pregnant with Eddie, I continued to work out and eat great.

Since starting this weight battle again, my eating habits have improved.  A typical day for me looks like this:

Breakfast: cereal with 2% milk and coffee

Lunch: a fruit, a cheese stick, a fiber one bar, water, and some sort of healthy meal (usually leftovers from dinner).

Afternoon: a diet coke or coffee

Dinner: a protein, a small portion of carbs, and a veggie (sometimes fruit too), and water

I have stopped eating snacks in the evening opting for more water.  I have also been being better about taking my multivitamin, my calcium, and my vitamin D sup.

But I can’t find time to move my booty.

So I asked my therapist if she thought I should give up the hour I spend blogging and writing each evening after Eddie goes to bed, and instead spend it on the treadmill.

She told me, “absolutely not.”

Her reasoning is that being here, on the blog, is the way I verbalize…it’s the way I work through my thoughts when I am not in her office.

It’s important to my MENTAL health.

We agreed that until my schedule allows me to do both blogging and exercising, blogging needs to be a priority–especially since I am eating and sleeping better (which is obviously having a positive effect already).

That doesn’t mean that I won’t still be looking for room in my schedule to occasionally walk or run or do yoga, but I am not allowed to stress out about not doing it.

As long as I am making good choices, the rest will follow.  Exercise will come when my schedule opens up.

You all can hold me to that.

Tomorrow’s Top Ten Tuesday will be my Top Ten Causes that I Support.  I hope you will join in and share the causes you believe in too.  Plus?  We have a snazzy new button!  Yay!
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Blog looks GREAT!
    congratulations on the 2lbs! That’s serious! Its hard to lose anything, I know. After giving birth to Peanut and suffering with PPD I gained 50lbs. I’m now taking it off (with Weight Watchers). Its rewarding but hard and takes time!
    Also for someone like me who can become so depressed if I don’t lose one week it’s heart breaking.
    Keep up the good work.

    I also agree with your therapist, mental health is most important!


  2. Congrats on the 2 lb loss girl! I agree w/ your therapist, do not give up your blogging time whatsoever. That is your “me” time and it is vital. It will all fall into place and you’ll find time for it all.

    I have come to realize that I have to adapt my schedule with my toddler. Since he no longer naps daily, I include him in my exercise routine. We walk around our neighborhood or I workout in our driveway while he plays. While it’s not exactly what I have in mind, it works.

    Good luck!

  3. WE BOTH LOST TWO POUNDS! Not the five we agreed on, but two. Woot!

    And I love your therapist! bloggy land needs you!

  4. In case it makes you feel better, my baby weight just turned six.
    I am on Atkins as of today for 2 wks, then going to paleo (_Protein_Power_ book, by Dr.Eades). I weigh the same as you! And am 5’7″.
    (We can never meet, in case we are doppelgangers, because one of us will then disappear if we are.)
    I want you to change the name of McFatty to something more kind to yourself – a tip I learned in therapy! –
    how about McCutie! McLoveable! McFabulous?!

    • Oh man. I am 5’7″ too! eek! maybe we are doppelgangers! 🙂

      I didn’t pick the name…it’s a meme, but yes, it would be nice to be Mchottie Pants or something, yes?

  5. you are doing great! i agree with your therapist as well, you need that down time to stay sane!

  6. First, LOVE the new look! Second, yes it’s important to be honest with what you can and can’t do. Third, so jealous that you have that control with your eating! I can’t only eat well and not exercise. I have to exercise first and get in that groove before tackling my eating habits. And since I’m not exercising? I’m not eating well. And with not eating well or exercising? Weight continues to pile on, sigh. But I’m looking to spring with high hopes that life will allot that hour I need for exercise each day. (Not just in an open-ended way – I have a plan. It just won’t take effect for a couple of months.) Hang in there.!

  7. Katie! The new theme is awesome!

    I love that your therapist wants your to blog for mental health. Makes me feel better about writing for sanity!

    I don’t talk about it as much, but I’m definitely right there with you on this issue.

    In fact, I blogged about it all today.

    I just started slipping a little WiiFit back into my weekend days. Now to see if there isn’t a little time once or twice during the week…

    Keep up the positive thoughts. We’ve all got your back!

  8. I love the new look! It looks fantastic!

    I think you need to start a new meme that is McHottie Pants. Oh please, please please! I would do it myself but I’m a newb and have no idea how. I even saw a great photo to use for the button today! ::thinks its fate::

    Congrats on the 2 lbs and I’m so glad you’ll still be blogging frequently. Yay for sanity!

  9. Ooooh, pretty! 😀

    And yay for the weight loss! Right there with ya. :/ I too find myself trying to cram as much good stuff into the few hours of peace after the kids go to bed.

  10. I have been struggling with my weight since having my son a year ago. I just can’t seem to get focused and actually lose it. I’m not happy about it either… one of these days I’ll get the willpower thing straightened out and get moving!

    And don’t stop the blogging!! You’re a great writer!

  11. maybe you can set your computer up so you can do squats and lunges while you type? j/k! weight-loss is a tricky, tricky thing, I don’t have any great advice, but you definitely have my support! you can rock this!

  12. YAY for two pounds! Keep rockin’ it dear!

  13. YAY to the scale moving in the right direction.

    And, your therapist makes sense. If you’re feeling better, you can control eating when you’re not hungry.

    I like her.

  14. Congrats on the weight loss, and listen to your therapist. I’m in the same boat, blogging instead of exercising (although I only just started blogging). I’m constantly start and stop with working out, but now I am getting up very early and hoping to make exercise the very first thing I do (we’ll start on Sunday, k? ;))


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