Slim Down Saturday

Wow! I can't believe it's been a week. This has seriously been the strangest week with all these school days cancelled due to cold weather. Hopefully next week is a much more typical week!

Are you participating in Slim Down Saturdays with Gina from Teaching with a Touch of Pixie Dust? If you're not, but you're working on slimming down 10 lbs. or 100 lbs. you definitely should link up! So far, it has helped me stay accountable!

So how did I do this week? Take a peek!

So, my ultimate goal is 60 lbs. I still don't know where I am now. Since I'm doing the Whole30 program this month, I will not be allowed to weigh in until the beginning of February! I'm going to be extra excited to mark down how much I've lost in January, though, when I finally am able to check!

I'm super proud of myself for having stuck to the program so far. Cutting out all grains, sugar, legumes, alcohol, and dairy is pretty tough. It limits a lot of what you can cook! It's been great though. The only time I've actually wanted one of those things this week was the day we were eating a taco salad. The meat I was eating was way too spicy and all I could think about was putting some sour cream on it to cool it down. It wasn't so much that I craved it - I just wanted to stop breathing fire! My husband suggested that I use my fiery mouth to melt the frost on our windows.

One of my goals from last week was to find an exercise program. I did do that! I actually found several. There's a Zumba class that meets locally. There's a yoga studio nearby. We also have two places close to us that do Jazzercise. And, our local park district is starting a Pilates class on the 19th. Plenty of options. Now I just need to pick one. And do it. I'm just having trouble when I think about doing it alone.

My goal for next week is to lower my grocery bill. While that may seem like it doesn't totally relate, it really does and it's super necessary! Whole30 is all about eating fresh foods. Last week, my grocery bill was over $200 for just 2 of us! This week, I got it under $170. Both of these seem way to much to me though. I need to figure out how to eat less expensive meats I think. I'm really picky about what meat I will eat though.

I love my quote! I need to tell myself to suck it up more often. I'm a wimp sometimes.

Good luck with your eating and fitness goals this week, ladies!

Until next time,


  1. Ok first of all I LOVE your quote! It is perfect. Second, I have noticed the same thing... the more healthy foods cost more. My issue with prepping meals is that then I end up with random ingredients I can't or don't use again and it is wasted... so I am going to be trying (once I have time to sit down and do it) to find meals that use similar ingredients for each week. Have a great week!


  2. Great quote! Amazing job sticking with the Whole 30 program. I have eliminated dairy, gluten, and most legumes but haven't made the full jump to Whole 30. You may be nervous the first time you go to an exercise class, but I promise you will meet new friends there and soon you will be excited to go to the class. Good luck this week.

  3. Great job for making it to day 9 with Whole 30. That is super that you are sticking to it. I totally agree that healthy food does cost more. But just think of it as your health is worth it...isn't it? That's fantastic that you checked out all those workout options. Don't be afraid to just jump in and give it a try. Hopefully you will meet someone at one of the classes that would be a buddy for you with your exercise. I know it is so much easier if you have someone to go with. Have a great week and keep up the good work!

    Luv My Kinders

    1. P.S. I totally love (puffy heart) your quote!