Monday, October 17, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Failure

Ugh. The truth is that I don't want to post this week. I stepped on the scale this morning, full of hope and stepped back off in tears. Not only was there no loss but I gained. I thought I'd done so much better this past week. I was watching portion control. I was trying to eat healthier. I wasn't perfect  but I was better than in other weeks where I did lose. I'm embarrassed. I feel like I let everyone who has been cheering for me down. I blew it. I failed. How can I expect to be an inspiration when I can't lose the weight myself? I'm so sorry everyone.

I wish I had more to say but somehow that scale picture says it all...

Average Daily Water Intake: 75oz (doing better!)
Workouts: Gruntstyle 2 week challenge 4x
Weight Change: 278.0 (+1.6 pounds)
Overall Weight Change: -13.6 pounds

Question: What parts of your body are you especially proud of right now? What makes you love them?
An honest answer? Right now there aren't any that I'm especially proud of. I'm feeling rather miserable about myself right now after a gain on the first week of MILI. I need to reevaluate and to try to remember:

Failure does not mean I’m a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.

Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;
It does mean I have learned something.

Failure does not mean I have been a fool;
It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.

Failure does not mean I have disgraced;
It does mean I have dared to try.

Failure does not mean I don’t have it;
It does mean I have something to do in a different way.

Failure does not mean I am inferior;
It does mean I am not perfect.

Failure does not mean I have wasted my life;
It does mean that I have an excuse to start over.

Failure does not mean that I should give up;
It does mean that I should try harder.

Failure does not mean that I will never make it;
It does mean that I need more practice.

Failure does not mean that You have abandoned me;
It does mean that You must have a better idea.

This post is sponsored by Grunt Styleand I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women.



Dont get worked out 4 times! Two weeks ago I quit after the fourth day of the grunt style good for you for doing them!!!

Otherwise I know how you feel...I am feeling down too!

Marie "aka Shorty"

Keep up the good work, don't beat yourself down.. you made changes and it'll pay off int the long run. baby steps remember that. Hope this week is better.


You didn't let me down and I'll still be here to cheer you on. Remember that weight isn't the only measurement of success. Perhaps that core you recently discovered has added the extra pound.
Keep your chin up. I know you can do it. What can I do to help?
You haven't failed at all because you aren't giving up.
Thank you for the poem/words of wisdom above. Print it out and put it on your fridge. They are true and I'm proud of you.


((hugs)) First of all, you are not a failure. You simply hit a bump in a road, at a time when you have a lot going on. Secondly, you have lost 13.6 lbs overall and have been making changes to better your life.

Next week will be better, just keep moving forward one baby step at a time.

Amanda -@ihavetohaveyou

You have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to be sorry about, hun. Everybody gains. Heck, you're even more of an inspiration because of it- it shows you're human too. You deal with the same crap the rest of us deal with. Don't get to down on yourself, pick yourself up and remember it's a new, fresh week. I know you'll rock it.


Do not apologize. Get back on the road and get it off. You can do anything that you put your mind to. Remember that we are not perfect. We are failures at times. Now it's time to be a loser! Lose that weight and keep losing! You will do great!

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