Nine More Months: Mamavation Monday 10/17/10

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mamavation Monday 10/17/10

I'm feeling awesome this week! I'm excited to find out the two Mamavation Mom winners, and also really stoked about the Move it & Lose it Challenge. I'm gonna tear it up ladies, so watch out! ;)

So this past I had kind of a can-do attitude about everything. The beginning of the week started out a bit slow, but I ate well and did my jumping jacks. By Thursday I was tracking my water, my fiber, my calories, and finding little ways to add workouts to my day. I did a few sessions on the wii fit, and some home exercises as well. It feels so great to finally start moving my butt. As soon as this rain gets the heck out of here I would like to start the Couch to 5K program. (Again...) I made all my goals, including the one about not going to Chick-fil-A! I'm extra proud of myself for consistently getting over 25g of fiber each day without supplements. I'm just trying to eat a very balanced diet, and it seems to be working.

For the Movement Challenge I completed 220 minutes! And all of that was just over the weekend. I think I need to spread that stuff out a little more, but yay anyway.

I've got a lot to talk about this week, so I'm going to jump right into my weight. Excuse my toenails, it's been a while since I've done them. They need a touch up.


Weekly Weigh-In:
Last week: 206lbs
This week: 204lbs
Lost 2lbs
Total lost with #mamavation: 8lbs

Woo! Every little bit closer I get to being out of the 200s makes me that much more happy.

Goals for the week:
-Keep up the water, about 100oz a day.
-Keep up the fiber, about 25g a day.
-4 sets of 50 jumping jacks each day.
-Start Couch to 5K, and do it for more than one day.
-Get on the Wii Fit at least 2 times in the week.
-Track my calories at least 6 out of 7 days.

If I follow these goals I hope to see another 2 pound loss. That would be awesome!

For the Move it & Lose it Challenge there are a few requirements. Two of them happen to be posting my measurements, and full body pics. Let me just say that I am not proud of either of these, and it is not easy for me to do this. But, part of changing my body is accepting it the way it is. Not accepting that I have to be this way forever, but accepting that I am this way now, and I need to do the right things to change it. Plus, I have to have some before pictures so my after pictures will look that much more great!

Bust: 44 3/4"
Arms: L: 15" R: 15 1/4"
Waist: 41"
Hips: 46"
Thighs: L: 25 1/2" R: 25 1/4"

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And of course I have some shout outs to do.

Congrats to Marie for her post of the week. Loved all the nature pictures!

Congrats to @MMScarlett for commenter of the week. She wins a 20-minute session with the ever-inspiring Pete Cohen. Woo!

Thank you thank you thank you for choosing me for Sista of the Week this week. It is an amazing honor, and it was a nice little boost of self-esteem that I definitely put to good use. I love you guys, and really couldn't do any of this without you.

Have a great week ladies!


Kimberly said...

I am so excited to be in the challenge with you! Great job getting back on track, it's hard, I am currently doing that myself! Have a great week and see ya at the partay!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

You are doing AWESOME!! Yay for 2 lbs lost and for getting your daily fiber!! So proud of you - keep it up!

Lisa Johnston said...

OMG! I have that SAME Peace tank, and I LOVE IT!

You're going to be out of the 200's SOOOOOO soon! I can't wait til I'm there!

<3 I'm so super proud of your positivity this week!

I <3 You!


The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

I must say I am absolutely pumped about the Pete Cohen session!! :-)

Also - best wishes for the challenge and tomorrow!!!

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

note to self - think slower.

Best wishes for you tomorrow if you are starting Couch25K back! I am planning on attempting that myself ;-)

Steph-Fit Mom in Training said...

Awesome job on the weight loss! You're just 2 pounds away from a new Mamavation badge! Yippee! You're totally gonna tear it up in the challenge. What's that I smell? Oh, reeking of AWESOMENESS!

bookieboo said...

Just remember it gets better after this. And when you have some "after" pics, these pictures are going to be very special to you. I heart you for your bravery! XXOO

gretablau said...

Nice tattoos! How many do you have and what are they? OK now that the important stuff is outta the way.

Your waist is what mine was 10 months ago. It's amazing how fast you'll lose that if you stick to it and get exercise. I HIGHLY recommend heavy duty cycling or spin classes. I believe that is the key to the 10-inch loss in my waist.

Woohoo!! No chick fil a!! Good job! This place is not in the north but it does seem to be a temptation to my southern sistas!!

Awesome on the weight loss and the exercise!! Cute polka dots, girl.

Shawnee H said...

This will be a great challenge! CONGRATS on the SOTW award - you SO deserve it. Can't wait to get to know you better, too.

Rachel @RachelSteffen said...

Hey there SOTW!! Woot Woot!!

You are SO going to rock the Mi&Li Challenge!!

I agree with Kia... these before pictures are NO fun... but on the flip side of this journey it will be great to look how far you have come!


Jessica said...

I know you're going to do a great job on the MI&LI challenge, and the Couch to 5k.

Those are great goals, and totally achievable!

And congratulations on SOTW!!!!!!!

Owen's Mom said...

Congrats on your loss! (now that is a kinda weird sentence, isn't it?) I love how your plan of attack seems very doable. I bet you can reach that next 2lb mark soon! Have a great week.

blueviolet said...

You are doing it! I'm so proud of you!!!! :)

MrsFatass said...

Congrats Sistah!

You're doing great. I admire all of your enthusiasm right now! Love watching my fellow Sistahs open their arms up wide to embrace another challenge!

I'm sure you really will tear it up! HAve a great week!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Sounds like Mamavation is really helping you out.

Rebecca B. said...

I'm looking forward to doing the challenge with you. I was dreading doing the pics, but after seeing others and reading others blogs, I realized that we're all doing this together, and it's a GOOD thing!

Keep it up!

eof777 said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. Kudos!I am now following you from Trailing Tuesday's blog hop.
Have a great week!

kia said...

You are steadily cruising to be out of the 200s. Great job with your consistency, you will do well in the Mi/Li Challenge.

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@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

Where is your head???? lol - Good luck this week. You totally deserved to be sister of the week.

lorrie said...

love the attitude good luck with the challenge i know you will do great hugs

mozzie76 said...

Ok, so FIRST - you are totally gonna ROCK that challenge!

I'm so impressed with the fiber and the CHIK-Fil-A avoidance! That can be sooooo hard so MAJOR props to you! I know that was a tough challenge and you mentioned some struggles so I'm super proud of you. :)

Congrats on the 2 lbs!!! That's AWESOME!

I'm so proud of you... yes, I know I already said that, but I am and want to make sure it is known!

<3 YOU!

AprilC - GaFlyGirl said...

Congrats on being the sista of the week and for your weight loss! woohoo! go you! :-) you are doing awesome! I need to start back with the C25k too. I kinda missed days, then would skip ahead..