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Mamavation Monday – Week 1

August 14, 2011 Amanda 26 Comments

MamavationYes friends, it’s another post about my weight-loss travels…recently a very good friend of mine, Leah of Bookieboo fame, suggested I put my money where my mouth was in terms of weight-loss.  Now that’s what I thought I was doing since I have to pay out $5 for every time I gain weight with HC’s Biggest Loser program, but I thought what the hey…she’s right, it certainly won’t hurt me to join the Mamavation Sistahood (again).  You see, I used to be a proud member but then I got lazy and I quit participating…consequently I also quit losing the weight too.

I just weighed in yesterday and honestly I’m not feeling great about the results. I know it’s from the vacation & BlogHer eating, but is that just an excuse? Could I not have eaten healthy and found time to work out while I was gone?  Ok, it would have been hard to work out while at BlogHer since I was up at 6:30am every morning and didn’t crash until very late…but still.  Yes, I did get *some* exercise on the beach and swimming in the ocean, but the thing is I took my Wii game with me! I never even got it out of my suitcase.  See? That’s my problem. I am so unmotivated to work out. I keep saying when am I going to find time or I’ll start again tomorrow…but as that country music song goes, tomorrow never comes.

I decided to rejoin the Sistahood to find motivation in other’s successes and to encourage others not to give up…for some us it’s a lifelong battle this staying healthy thing, but it’s one we can win.  I’m looking forward to the support that I know will come from this amazing group of women and the swift kick in the butt I know I’ll get if I start slacking.  I’m also looking forward to reading about everyone else’s struggles, triumphs, and supporting them along the way.  Mamavation and the Sistahood certainly has grown since I was last a member and I’m looking forward to getting to know many new and inspiring women through this journey.

I’ll still be writing my Fat-burning Friday Biggest Loser wrap-up post every week, but instead of posting my weight and figures over there I’ll be posting them here so I can garner the support, motivation, and accountability I need from the Sistahood as well.  So if you’re on Twitter and you see me tweeting with this #mamavation you know I’m chatting with my Sistas and sharing in the encouragement.

The Numbers

Date: 8/15/2011

Weigh-in: 168.4 (+4) (eeek!! I’ll take full responsibility for this!)

Goal Weight: 140

Exercise: I started #GruntStyle’s 2 Week Challenge yesterday and yes, it is a challenge!! Yike! It’s killing me in an oh-so-good way! I’m always following along with a Pilates video and playing my Wii work-out games.  I’m determined to give it all I’ve got from now on since I want to see a change in my life and my body.

Water: I’ve upped my intake and am getting my full 8 8oz. of water a day now and really have seen a difference in my hunger level and my energy level.

Eating Habits: Here is where I struggle the most. I love food and Coke. :) I find that I’m coming into the most trouble when I’m working late at night at my desk. I’m just looking for something to snack on during this time and I eat everything in site.  I’m doing my best to keep the unhealthy stuff out of the house, but even the healthy stuff is unhealthy when you eat too much of it!  Do any of you know of a healthy snack that I could much on that wouldn’t kill me health-wise?

Each week I will post an updated picture to help motivate me and to hold me accountable…

Don’t I look thrilled in this picture? NOT! ;-)  Next week will be better!

 

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  1. Monica Young
    August 14, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    Really great you are back. That shows you are ready to work towards your goals. Let me know if you need anything. Hugs

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Thanks Monica! I am ready, and have been working, with the lapse in judgement while at Blogher not included, towards them for a bit now. I’ve lost, and now regained, 5 pounds in a month and am determined to get there this time!

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  2. Shannon (Aries_Mommy)
    Twitter: aries_mommy

    August 14, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Leah recommended munching on dried seaweed a couple of weeks ago. Welcome back to the sistahood!

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Oh jeeze…I certainly hope that it tastes better than it sounds like it would. ;-) Thank you so much!

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  3. Megan @mnmspecial
    Twitter: mnmspecial

    August 14, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    Welcome back! Very excited to hey to know you better & hopefully keep you from spending that $5 and see you reach your goal weight.
    Motivation csn be difficult especially during fun events, but hopefully a few easy changes will keep you on the path.
    I like to put measure pita chips & humus so I don’t go wild & eat the whole thing. Good luck snacking :)

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Thank you Megan! It really can be hard!! I love pita chips and hummus…maybe a little too much. ;-) I *might* have gone a little wild with it this week. Thank you for stopping by and sending me encouragement!

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  4. Jenn - CanadianLactivist
    August 14, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Good luck! I love this post! I work out doing turbo jam and turbo fire but this past week, my motivation has been really bad. A few too many glasses of wine, some bigger than average meals – ugh!

    So far ok today, but I hope to improve this week.

    I love the paying idea and think I may jump on that!

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Thanks Jenn! What is Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire? Your problem with the wine and food sounds just like mine! I’m dealing with those same motivation problems too! Good luck and if you need support don’t hesitate to call on me!

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  5. Lena - elenka29
    August 14, 2011 - 10:24 pm

    Welcome aboard.
    Happy to see you here and looking forward to seeing your progress. I love your breakdown of what you want and what you do to achieve it.

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Thank you Lena! I’m excited to be here again! The breakdown helps me see what I’m doing right and what I need to improve on.

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  6. Owen's Mom
    August 15, 2011 - 12:20 am

    Happy to have you back posting! I look forward to getting to know you better. I am a food lover trying to find new outlets.

    For snacking I suggest air popped popcorn. 3 cups for a serving and we used it a lot during the past Mamavation campaign. Just watch the salt and leave off the butter. :)

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Thank you! I’m so glad to be back to posting with Mamavation, I know it will help me stay motivated! Oh girl, I love food too! Too much even and am excited to learn better/healthier options to what I love. I’ll try the air popped popcorn!

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  7. Kate, aka guavalicious
    August 15, 2011 - 6:49 am

    Coke and candy are my downfalls. I am hoping that once the girls are back in school I will be less tempted to grab a coke to keep me going.

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Oh Kate. Coke. That’s my downfall! LOVE it. Almost convinced myself I need it. I grab a coke and coffee when I need the boost. I need to find better options!

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  8. Elena
    August 15, 2011 - 7:06 am

    Go you!!! So proud of you for doing this—and seriously, had I known you wanted to work out at BlogHer I would have dragged you out with me at 6:00 am!!

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    Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom
    Reply:

    Ahhahahaha. I wouldn’t say “wanted to” so much as “needed to”. ;-) Thank you! I appreciate all the support I’m being given, I am a lucky lucky girl. Next conference we’re at together? We’ll make an early morning date to work out every day!

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  9. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    Twitter: notdiyheather

    August 15, 2011 - 10:29 am

    Woo to the hoo! I’m glad you’re back, Amanda! Conquer the mountain with baby steps. You don’t have to overcome every bad habit all at once, but every small thing you do will add up. Air popped popcorn (or even light microwave popcorn) makes a great snack. Usually 3 cups is less than 100 calories. Drink that with water and you’re good to go!

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  10. angela
    August 15, 2011 - 11:04 am

    Yay you! Sometimes the hardest part is making that commitment and taking the first step.

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  11. William
    August 15, 2011 - 11:08 am

    I’ve lost 35 lbs in 60 days by eating more fruit & veggies & proper amt. of protein at each meal(4 oz.) also, I drank lots of green tea and water, no dairy, no soft drinks, no fast food, no bread, no sugar or salt. But make exceptions, have that turkey burger on a bun.
    Note, while cutting back on alcohol I did drink a boat load of wine.

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  12. Frelle
    August 15, 2011 - 11:35 am

    you are enough :) and im glad youre balancing the giving yourself a break/allowing yourself to feel good while also giving a swift kick :)

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  13. mindy b.
    August 15, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Hello and welcome back! Looking forward to getting to know you. I’m a fellow food-lover and know just how difficult it can be! Have you tried rice cakes? This might be a stretch, but I’ve also become addicted to sugar snap peas. Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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  14. Mrs. Jen B
    August 15, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Hang in there! You can do it! :) I know, for me, it always feels good to get back on the wagon. And I totally agree with your point about the water – it helps.

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  15. Katrina - @craftsbykatie
    Twitter: craftsbykatie

    August 15, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    Welcome back. Hopefully we can keep that $5 in your pocket!

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  16. Shelley (@momma_oz)
    Twitter: momma_oz

    August 15, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Welcome back! Looking forward to getting to know you on this journey and watching as you reach your goals!

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  17. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    August 15, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Good for you for laying it out there and being focused! I need to start getting better too – the last month has been full of slacking and bad eating.

    Stopping by from Be Enough Me. Thanks for linking up!

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  18. MommaDJane
    August 15, 2011 - 11:54 pm

    Good luck this week!

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