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. Sometimes it’s just like that & yes, if it’s “lady week,” that can DEFINITELY make you gain just by fluid retention. Keep chugging the water!

  2. Ughh.. That is always so depressing. But I think you have a healthy outlook on it and a good plan. Heck, you can add more walking in your day at school. Just go longer ways or do a few laps around the school at lunch, before school or before you leave.

  3. Just found your blog and wanted to say I’m with you. I wish one could lose weight by just making healthy choices cause it sure sucks when I step on the scale after I have chosen bland healthy vs. the oreos I really want to eat and it still says the same thing or more….Stick with it though, I’m started a 20 pound weight loss journey this year, you’re not alone!

    • Welcome to Sluiter Nation! We love to have you! Yes…it would be GLORIOUS if I could drop 20 pounds this year! I am really about 40-50 over where I “should” be, but one step at a time, right?

      We will do this together!

  4. I weigh a ton more when on my monthly cycle. I had no idea how much until I was doing some hard core training, weighing way too often, and it sky rocketed. I flipped. Then it went back down when all was said and done. haha

    Hang tight. I bet that’s the reason. . .

  5. Lady week is definitely to blame – lady week is *ALWAYS* to blame.

  6. Let’s get that cute little person out!! I’m curious about this fiber bar. What is it all about?

    • I’m sure it has entirely too much sugar…it’s a Fiber One bar. I like it mid-morning with some water. Helps me to not get the grumblies in my tumbly. And? It works with the apple I eat at lunch to keep me…um…regular 🙂

  7. 99% sure it has to do with your monthly visitor. But keep up the good work, so that next week & the week after you’ll be jumping with joy over the number of pounds shed!

    I’m so with you though… I have got to do something!

  8. I’m all about the Healthy Train (again) this year! I’ll ride and cheer along with you! I hope to get my own McFatty update posted today, but, as usual, I’m behind. 😉 Good luck!

  9. Don’t give up! Its definitely due to the lady week. It happens to most of us its total crap…men suck. I’m sure somehow its their fault. Keep up the good work. Next week you’ll see the rewards.

  10. I feel your pain. I said January 1st I was switching to high proteins, fruits & veggies. Haven’t done it yet. Must lose weight. Tonight I had pizza rolls for dinner. FREAKIN pizza rolls. We’ll push each other to dig ourselves out!

  11. I’m with you. I’ve been fighting with the same 15 pounds for a year and a half (on top of another 35+ that need to come off). I spent three weeks eating well within the suggested calories and NOTHING. I was so frustrated and then Christmas came, so it was all shot to hell. I made that decision to start exercising and eating right in the new year and after my first week I lost NOTHING. But, I’m not letting myself get frustrated. Keep up your good work and you’ll do it.

    We will do it!

  12. I GUARANTEE you can chalk the weight gain up to Aunt Flow. I weight at least 5 pounds more then. Kepp your chin up. Do not give up! I will be writing a McFatty Monday post myself next Monday. Add the exercise. You’ll see the weight drop faster & you’ll tone up too.

  13. scales are just wacky sometimes. i have the same issue when it randomly says i gained which makes no sense based on the day’s eating/exercise. So there’s that. Scale demons.


    YOU CAN DO IT!!!

  14. Dude. You already read my post. WTF, indeed.

  15. I just discovered McFatty. So far, hasn’t helped me. I pass a KrispyKReme place every morning. Not good. xo

  16. You can do it!! If you need some encouragement via twitter let me know. I can encourage as best as I can 🙂

    As for the lady week…yep that may be it. I hate the lady week!

    Just keep eating right and try to get a little exercise in and you will rock this momma!

  17. I recently became addicted to your blog. One of the first things I thought when I stumbled across it was…”Wow…that girl’s really beautiful.” I’m thinking of photoshopping your hair onto every picture I’ve ever posted online of myself.
    Disclaimer…I don’t even know you, so I am NOT just saying that to make you feel good.
    Disclaimer #2…I am not saying you should not do what you need to in order to feel better about yourself. Good luck, girl!

    • Well welcome to the Nation, new friend! And what a lovely, wonderful thing to say! You have my complete permission to use my locks on your head in photoshopping salons 🙂


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