Monday, March 7, 2011

Mamavation Monday - What the....

Here we are. Another Monday which means I had to do the dreaded deed again. I had to step on the scale. As you guys all know, I'm not giving away the results until we get to the bottom. I will tell you that today's graphic is a clue as to the results.

Now, let's look back at the week. It was long but Monday-Thursday, I think I did pretty good. I hit 112oz of water every one of those days and worked out on Tuesday and Thursday. I spent quite a bit of time emailing back and forth with someone who gave me some pointers and more importantly, a ton of support.

Then, on Friday, I hit a wall and I hit it hard. I'd had a long week full of really bad cramps (guys who read this, just block that out of your head, ok?) and all the stuff that goes along with that. It was a long week in general with my schedule only partially working out due to some events that came up. On Friday, I had to take Ben to Grand Rapids (aka the big city) to participate in a study that was happening at the Gait Analysis Center there. Driving up there was tough, as always. Then, when we were just going to make it on time, traffic came to a near halt. We ended up getting there about 15 minutes late which raised my stress levels. Then, the 30 minute thing ended up taking 2 hours and we ended up at Denny's for dinner. I looked at that menu and I blew it. I just didn't have the willpower to say no to eating something I knew wasn't great for me. The only bonus was that I did have a glass of water with it. I think I hit 50oz of water on Friday.

On Saturday, I completely and totally self sabotaged myself. I drank maybe 28oz of water for the day, skipped my workout and while I don't remember really eating horribly, I wasn't really paying attention to what I was eating. Yesterday wasn't any better. Well, that's not true. I was much more mindful of what I was eating and how much but my water intake was maybe..umm...10oz? I have no idea what happened.

So, today, I didn't want to step on that scale. I just knew that it was going to be bad. I told myself that it didn't matter. It was a learning experience but deep down, it broke my heart. I didn't want to write yet another "Yep, I screwed up but today is a new day to start over" post. I kept thinking how I'd let so many people down who really believe in me. Then, I stepped on the scale and stepped off the scale and stepped on the scale...and stepped off the scale and stood there in shock. I lost 6 pounds this week...Did you read that number? 6 pounds. Can you believe it? I can't! I can only think that my kick ass first 2/3 of the week laid the groundwork for that and it shows me that the work I put in was so worth it and is going to push me to do even better this week.

This week's results:
Average Water Intake: 84oz
Workouts: 2 (Power Walking DVD)
Weight Change: -6

Now, for those of you wondering what the heck that big pile of meat had to do with 6 pounds. That's a 6 pound bundle of burger! I imagine it as 6 pounds falling off the back of my rear (doesn't it look a bit like a tush?). Woohoo! *grins*

----- Mamavation Monday Question ------

Question: What are your strategies to fit everything into your busy life?  Any areas you need to work on?

I'm not fitting it all in! I'm trying though. I've found that post it notes have been a huge help. I've written my daily routine on them and have it posted on my bathroom mirror. That way, I can quickly glance at it and know what needs to be done before I leave for the day. I'm also a huge list maker and it's helped me a lot. Plus, I just don't beat myself up if I don't get to everything. I make sure that what's really important gets done and I let go of the guilt of the rest of it.
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Three's Company

OH!! That's hamburger?!?! I couldn't figure out for the longest time what that was a picture of. Grats on the -6 That's fantastic!s


Holy crap. That totally looks like a tush. (Ha ha, no pun intended.)I will never be able to eat ground beef again. :)
Stress totally has the ability to get me off track. Eating, drinking water, working out, showering, getting dressed... you get the picture.
You don't beat yourself up if you can't fit everything in. Don't beat yourself up for having an off day. It happens to all of us.


Andrea Kruse

Wow! 6 lbs is an amazing amount for a week. Congrats. Obviously something you are doing is working for you. Sorry to hear about the awful cramps! Ugh.

Have a great week and keep up the good work.


I think you can credit Sharpie & Post it products for the weight loss this week! ;) totally kidding! Awesome job babe!! I'm so proud of you :)

Angela @ Nine More Months

It's funny, I was feeling the same way this week. I didn't feel like I did as well as I could, but I still lost a good amount of weight. Sometimes your body surprises you. :)


Oh my god, that is so incredible! I know you were so down on yourself this weekend and to have this happen..I think it really validates all the hard work you've been doing. Stick with it and more success will follow. I'm so proud of you!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting

WOW!!! Way to go on the 6 lbs lost! WOOHOO!!!!


don't be hard on yourself you got a great number and theres days we all mess up royally we just try our best the next day. I totally get what you mean by GR being the big city , I'm in the country and that place seems huge with so much traffic.

Laila @OnlyLaila

Congrats on the loss! That's amazing! Everyone has days where things don't fall into place, the best part is recognizing it and being more aware next time.


Wow, that's a great loss! Our bodies work in mysterious ways sometimes. Here's to another great week!


WOW.....nice going this week!!!! I think I've reached my first I have to do something to shake things up. Thanks for being here to motivate us!!!


OMG! That is an amazing loss! You have done great this week!

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