McFatty Monday…some progress

Once again I am here to share my results of the past week in my quest to be less of a tub more healthy.

This week is full of good news! 

First of all, I weighed in at 193 this week!  That is 5.5 pounds less than last week.

Now, before you start congratulating me, I must say I think this is due to a few things.

For one, I failed to mention in last week’s McFatty post that some of my extra weight last time was maybe most definitely due to that womanly thing that happens every month.  I was ALL sorts of bloated.

So this week, I noticed my pants fasten a little easier.  In fact Friday night at the homecoming game, I found myself constantly pulling up my capri pants so that i wouldn’t moon the whole dang home side.

I also lowered my calorie intake.  You all totally confirmed my suspicions that 2100/day is just too much. I am now at a goal of 1700/day.  It’s a LOT harder to stay in that limit, I am finding!  In fact, I went over twice this week.  Oops.

Also this week Saturday I did the Susan G Koman Race for the Cure 5k.  I’ll blog more about that later, but that was 3.2 miles of walking/running that allowed me to have two bites of Eddie’s cupcake at a birthday party later that night…and STILL stay under my caloric goal for the day!  WOOT!

I must pause here and thank Kristin for all her help with making over my breakfasts.  Eggs, wheat toast, and yogurt with granola have been keeping me happy until lunch for sure!  This week I am making over my lunches.  Trying to add some more healthy proteins to get me through the rest of the day.  And as always?  I am doing my best to drink more water and less, well, less of everything else. 

(Although this has been a BAD week for sweet, delicious coffee drinks.  They are my rewards for things, people, and I cannot quit them).

I’ll keep you all updated if I find anything particularly wonderful for lunch.  I am sure I will.  Kristin posted some yummy ideas, and I am excited!

And of course I must give the lovely Blair big ups for creating this lovely way of keeping myself in check!  Go check out her McFatty update.  And of course the rest of them here along with the button so that you too can join in on McFatty Mondays if you so desire!.

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. Maureen @Tatter Scoops says

    YAY You go, girl! 😀 That's still awesome. Keep up the good work. I need to get back in shape too but been slackin' so badly.

  2. 2manypuppies says

    Keep up the great work babes. I'm very proud of you!

  3. Jennifer Kay says

    You lost it, I found it. 5.5 pounds, I am so jealous!!! Good job…it's so hard and every day I have to tell myself that today is a new day and I have to start over, not dwelling on what I may have done yesterday.

  4. Congratulations on the progress!! Seeing any kind of progress is such a good motivator!

  5. Stephanie Doyle says

    Congrats, way to go!

  6. Sounds like great progress to me. Way to go girl!!

  7. pinkflipflops says

    woo woo! good work.

  8. That's great news!! Keep it up, and keep running, there's no secret to it. You are doing the right thing.

    I just bought a jogging stroller myself because that latest 5K with my non-jogging stroller was ludicrous!!

    After spending that kind of money I can only FORCE myself to run 🙂

    Congrats again, you must feel so good about yourself!

  9. Wow, congrats! Keep on going, you can do it! I am right there with ya! LOL Still losing my lovely baby weight, ugghhh it's definitely harder the fourth time around but I am determined 🙂

  10. That's great news, Katie. I'm finding retirement a challenge to keep the weight off. Isn't reading and watching movies supposed to be accompanied by various yummy snacks? Anyway, I love your blog.

  11. The Let's Talk! Mom says

    Hi! I used Medifast and lost 40 pounds in 15 weeks.

    Found you from Mama's Little NESTWORK!

    I've joined as a follower. Please follow me back at

    Looking forward to more posts!

  12. Holy wonderful McFatty week, etwin! WOOT.

  13. Blair@HeirtoBlair says

    You are amazing!! Way to go 🙂 Isn't it awesome when your pants start falling off?

  14. good job, Katie! you have a great blog and an adorable family and i just love following weight loss journeys. glad to have found you. it's true that drinking a lot of water and learning to be satisfied with LESS are very important. keep up the great work and keep rewarding yourself! within reason, of course 😉