Monday, March 28, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Well shoot...

Well, I had a cute graphic here because it wouldn't be one of my posts without it, but blogger is just being persnickity this morning and will not accept any graphic that I try to upload. It also says I don't have any in my previously uploaded section. Silly technology!

So, let's do a week in review. As you may have noticed, last week I was not a happy girl. That's what happens when you're suffering from a broken heart. You stop being happy. In fact, I was downright depressed. Then, on top of that, my knee "injury" of a week previous got worse. Yep, after a week, it got worse. I ended up going to Urgent Care (my doctor is something like an hour away) and after a rather lackluster examination, they told me that I'd sprained it which meant coming home with a knee immobilizer, crutches and pain meds. It also included a note to call my own doctor for follow up. Right.

Ok, so add all of that up and what do you get? Me throwing my hands up in the air and saying I seriously can't do this. I can't workout. I can't stand on my leg to cook. My house looks like it ought to be condemned and I can't do a thing about it. My heart hurts. My knee hurts and yep, I'm done. I only wish that I had been done in a more exciting way. Instead of eating whatever I wanted, I drank maybe one bottle of water a day and just paid little attention to what was going in my mouth. None of it was anything exciting though.

I bet you can see where all of this is heading, can't you? A weight gain. Yep. I put on 2.4 pounds this week. Ouch, huh? Now, I know some of that is really bad habits and not being able to move more than absolutely necessary. I also know some of that is swelling (maybe the .4, she says hopefully) and glancing at the calendar, I would say that some of it is monthly nonsense preparing itself. So, all in all, it could be far worse.

The real question is what am I going to do about it? Am I going to stay down, defeated or am I going to get back up and do what I can to get back on track? I know this should be a no brainer, but I did stop and think about this. I wondered if I was doing the right thing and could I even do this. The truth is, I don't know if I can but I know I'm going to try. Last night, I assigned Angela and Shelley to kickbutt duty. I know these two can and will seriously push me. I need pushing. I need the reminder that I was ** this close (see the space between those *? That's how close I was.) to being at my first 10 pounds lost.  If I did it once, I can do it again and I can go further.

After all, I have a hot date* in April and it certainly wouldn't hurt for me to be a few pounds less by then. *grins*

This week's question is brought to us by Earth Footwear (whose sneakers I lust after frequently) :

Where will your feet take you this year? Any plans for a big hike, race, or just a lot of walking?

Me? Plans? Exercise? Ha! Ok, not so much ha anymore. I'm actually really loving moving and how good I feel afterwards. I don't really have any plans though. Our family did buy a state park pass this year and I'm thinking that the boys and I will go out hiking this summer at least once. Of course, there's also my at home workouts and getting in some street walking. Who knows, maybe by this time next year I'll be training for my first 5k? Wouldn't that be a hoot?

*By hot date, I mean that I'm getting together with a good friend who I haven't seen in about 4 years. We recently found each other again and agreed to get together when we can. For those of you on Facebook, yes this is my "boyfriend" Zac. Please notice the quotes. The rumors that we're together are seriously flattering (the man is amazing!) but yeah, sadly not true. 



I LOVE your writing style. This post made me laugh, spit water all over my screen...(**), made me a little mad that someone would dare to hurt you, and want to give you a big hug... after I cleaned myself up from the water shooting out my mouth and nose of course.
I'm sorry you're hurt physically and emotionally, but I'm here. You had a bad week, but you can get right back on track and 10 lbs lost will be here before you know it. (Stupid Mother Nature...)
Seriously though, you're awesome, I totally heart you.


heartbreak sucks donkey balls... and then we move on. and that's exactly what you are doing and for that I couldn't be prouder :) butt kicking assignment has been accepted :) HUGS!


I'm with Shelley, heartbreak is stupid.

Suck it up cupcake, right? :) I believe in you, and know you can find other ways to exercise that don't affect your dumb knee.



You are on a serious learning curve right now in your journey. I am proud of you for not throwing your hands up in the air and walking away. You have work to do and habits to form = you can do it.

Andrea Kruse

A setback, but I like that you aren't going to let it keep you down. Now might be an awesome time to meal plan (simple stuff to do while off your foot)... or how about a great time to work on your arms? Mamaguns here you come?

I know you will find a great solution and activity while you are waiting for your knee to feel better. And if not, just watch what you eat and suck down that water! :) Have a great week and I will be thinking of you.


Don't know what i liked more. the post or shelley's comment. Either way, rock it, sister. you can DO this!


sorry about your setback but im so glad that you have a great attitude toward it. I had a setbacka few years ago with a fratured ankle and instead of leting it bring me down i used it to modivate myself to do better


OK, so I am commenting a little on theback end here, but still. I understand depression. Had a couple of those fits myself over the past couple years. Of course, I always had good friends who helped me through, even those one or two of them would get on my case for feeling sorry for myself ...

Don't sweat the slight gain, since overall you are still in the minus collumn. celebrate the overall loss and take the hiccup in stride. I look forward to your post tomorrow!

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