Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In: Remodeling Workout

So, I'm a day late with my weigh-in this week.  It's been a busy, busy week.  Brian took off last week to add on a room (well, frame in a room in our mostly finished basement) for Brianna.  I haven't stepped on the treadmill since Friday, but I've made my calorie burn every day since last Thursday (and I was close then).  I'll just say that painting, moving furniture, deep cleaning existing bedrooms after one child moves to a new bedroom, and trying to keep up with meals for everyone and laundry have their redeeming qualities -- they burn a lot of calories.

Looking back on June, I was a bit bummed that I only lost 4 lbs. total for the month.  Not really where I wanted to be.   I'd already decided that July 4 was my last "big fling" for the summer, then, I was getting back to diligently counting calories consumed and burned. I really didn't overeat as much as I thought I might on July 4 and, with all the remodeling work, I lost 2.2 lbs. this last week!  A nice start to my recommittment if I do say so myself.

So, what about you?  How are your weight loss efforts going?  Just remember: Do or do not; there is no try.


  1. Congrats on the 2.2lb loss! You have been such an inspiration to me and I wanted to tell you that after I came home from watching Eclipse I've now started my own weightloss blog (what is it about these Twilight Movies finally getting us to get up and make some changes?! LOL) (
    Anyway, thanks for blogging your journey and being such an inspiration to so many!!

  2. I wanted to say I think you are doing an amazing job! I wondereded how you know you met your calorie burn without something like a bodybugg? I am down 22lbs.... I have lots more to lose than you but its my journey! Thanks for all the inspiration. I repeat, Do Or Do not... there is not try!

    Thanks so much!


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