Let’s Get Real

Oh y’all.  My pants got tight.

Summer was full of fun date nights, BBQs, trips, and parties.

And I look like I could be 8 weeks pregnant, but it’s just a food baby (made of predominantly grilled meat and queso).

Time to get down to business.

I broke up with the scale (in terms of it defining my self-worth and weighing myself daily), but I stepped on it for a reality check.  Ug-ly. But you know what…for the first time in a loooooong time (maybe ever) the number on the scale, though it was higher than I wanted it to be, didn’t make me mad for days.  It was just a “oh hey summer of fun.  Time to get off my hips.”

It’s ok.  I know what to do.  Reign it in.  Get in some extra workouts.  No biggie.  I am not buying any more fat clothes.  We got rid of those.  So when these fit clothes feel tight (and I feel like a busted can of biscuits), it’s time to change it up. And so far, changing it up has been good.  I’m down like 3 pounds this week.  Thank goodness!

Just being real, here.  This is life, yo.  Life is full of fun stuff and good food.  But I gotta learn when to quit stuffing bites into my pie hole….something I haven’t perfected yet. 🙂

I know that continuing to train for the indoor triathlon and the 10K will help….but it’s time to do work, son.

I also spent some time Sunday meal prepping for the week.  I have my breakfasts and lunches ready…and some food prep done for dinners. This helps set me up for success so I don’t have to think about it. It takes a couple hours to shop and prep on the weekends, but it’s SO worth it. 

Here goes (again!) ha!


  1. You’ve got this girl! You’re already on the right track, one day at a time! 🙂

  2. I agree with Karri.. you’re a rockstar!

  3. Eric and I had this exact realization this week! (And I have no doubt my weight gain is attributed to chips and queso. Sweet, yummy, chips and queso. And margaritas. Sweet, yummy margaritas.) Thanks for your honesty. Looking at this gain as a summer well spent with those I love around bowls of chips and queso makes it not so regrettable, but encourages me to get off my rear and not let the results of a fun summer stick around longer than needed. 🙂 Keep it up, Britt!

  4. You can do it! One day at a time, one small step at a time!


  5. Me too! Summer consisted of: Maui, 8 days in an RV in Yellowstone and Tetons, dates, cookouts and time off for some surgery. Soooooo…time to get real! I also have to get back on the scale. I need that number. Even though I don’t care about the number (the most) – I still need to see it going down!

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Let’s Get Real

I just wanted to share some real things that are on my heart/mind lately.

-I think I’m a terrible friend.  I do an awful job of keeping in touch with those I love.  I call my mom daily.  But for some reason I have trouble staying in touch with friends.  My best friends from college I will tweet, Facebook, but call?  I have trouble with that.  I feel like I need to set a goal to call one friend each week.  That seems so simple, but I know I would have to “move mountains” to do it.  I don’t know why.  I LOVE those friends….and I want to keep in touch.  Anyone else have this issue?

-I am toying with the idea of tanning.  I KNOW how bad it is.  I have even talked some friends out of tanning recently.  But then I look down at my pale legs and want them to be tan.  And not the kind of tan that will wash away.  For some reason, I always end up looking like a giraffe when I use self tanner because it fades all splotchy.  To tan or not to tan…

-Last week my weight loss wasn’t spot on.  I didn’t really do anything super bad (I didn’t gain or lose anything really), but I know I didn’t give it my all.  I am doing this get-healthy thing for the glory of the Lord.  Looking and feeling better is a great side effect.  I am disappointed in myself that I haven’t been giving it my all.  A little sacrifice is nothing compared to what God did for me!  I can say no to the cookies!

-I really want to join the Hanson fan club.  They are releasing a special members-only EP with original songs.  I can’t stand the thought of not having those songs.  They will be another year or so before they put out another album and I’m itching for some new Hanson tunes.

-I am not a good housekeeper.  I want to be better.  I get my house all clean and organized and then it goes to crap again within a week.  How do I be better at this?  Any tips, websites or advice?

-We have been getting lots of headaches at our house.  In the last 3 weeks, we have each had at least 2 headaches each.  We don’t get headaches regularly.  I am thinking its allergies…but it worries me that something might be wrong in our house.  Our house is new, so it shouldn’t be anything, right?

-My birthday is June 5 and I’m already excited about celebrating it.  I will have a pool party at the parents’ house (gotta stay on plan so I can wear my bikini!) and then Tyler and I are seeing Colbie Calliet and Gavin DeGraw the next weekend!  Yay for birthdays!

So some deep, some shallow…but that’s what is on my mind lately.


  1. -I am a terrible friend too. For the same reasons!

    -I have been thinking about the tanning bed too. In fact, I had a dream the other night that I went. True story. I’d like to go JUST to get a base tan for the summer and that is it, but it’s so bad!! Pale problems.

    -Trying to get back on track with eating… I started a food journal over the weekend, but I may have had two chocolate cookies last night.

    -I feel your pain. Sigh.

    -I’ve started allowing myself 30 minutes a day devoted to housekeeping. It’s just a short window of time, but I’m amazed at what all I can get done. The whole house may not be clean, but at least I’ve done something and it doesn’t consume my whole morning or night.

    • I like the 30 minutes a day idea! I used to take cleaning and divide it by 15 minute intervals. 15 minutes in the kitchen, 15 in the bathroom, etc…so I didn’t spend 3 hours obsessing in one room. I think I just have to accept that it won’t ever all be perfect…so its better to a chunk at a time than a weekend cleaning marathon. Thanks girl!

  2. I’d say no to tanning. It’s just too risky. I do spend a lot of time at the neighborhood pool in the summer with my kids, but I lather up with a high SPF. And I still get a tan.

    Me too on the weight loss! It does get discouraging when you think you are doing good and the scale doesn’t budge. Just gotta keep going. I keep telling myself I may not weigh less, but I’m healthier.

    I also do the 15 minute thing when I’m totally unmotivated to clean. Usually after I get started then I’m ok. You’ve probably heard of the flylady right? I just can’t seem to keep up with that though.

    We have tickets to Gavin and Colbie too! Since they moved the AMP we could actually hear Hank Jr. from our house the other night. Weird.

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