It has been a great week! I got into my Weight Watchers groove more or less, but only recorded my food hardcore for 3 days. I still wonder what that is about. So far this week I have exercised 4 of 7 days (running total for this week is 8.5 miles).
Hey Lori! I lost 2 pounds!!
Five Pounds at a Time
I started getting serious this week about getting these last 10-15 pounds off. Leah’s video where she admitted to having gained 10 pounds really got me motivated to lose this weight 5 pounds at a time, and I’ve lost 2! I don’t know if Leah knew that making that video would motivate others, but it has! I’m ready to get down to a lean, mean weight! Now I’m at 137 and I’d be pretty happy to just lose 10 more. BUT I’m 3 pounds from the first 5 pounds! That’s attainable. (And I really want the “I lost 5 pounds with Mamavation” badge!)
I’m also making some changes that were suggested by Pete Cohen’s nutrition plan. No coffee after noon (I think one day this week I had coffee past noon), more herbal tea and water. I also had hot water with lemon in it a couple of mornings this week. I really think limiting the coffee has helped me to sleep better! Thanks, Pete!
Patting Myself on the Back
Even in the past several years since my son was born, I’ve yo-yo’d between 135 and 155. I have taken my measurements at various times during the past few years. I looked at those measurements this past week and realized that since JANUARY, I’ve
LOST 10 INCHES in my WAIST!! (and 18 pounds)
I’m convinced this is partially because of all of the cycling I’ve been doing. It’s just reshaping my body with more of a waist. It’s so comforting to me that I’ve taken off that fat around my belly because I know that’s a risk factor for all sorts of things. Also, it really shows me how far I’ve come and only in 9 months. Really proud and kind of surprised, honestly!
Rachel’s Movement Challenge
Including what I’ll do tomorrow, this week’s total will be 123 minutes of sweat-inducing exercise. I’ll update when I complete. Wondering what the Movement Challenge is? Check it out here on Mamavation.
Post of the Week
I think it’s obvious that I love Gail (@Its_Gail) from Shrinking Sisters , but there was really no question among the team this week about who would win the very first Post of the Week! Gail Gedan Spencer is a very funny lady. Here is her winning vlog of the week and the link to her full post.
She sings! She dances! She has fun!
Thank you so much for making us laugh and for being so uninhibited. You truly rock!
And just for being you, you get a 20-minute session with workout/nutrition guru Pete Cohen! Good job!
We’ll be doing Post and Comment of the Week every week! Keep the awesome posts coming!!
Commenter of the Week
The winner this week is Kimberly (@ChristLikeMommy) from Christ-Like Mommy. Kimberly consistently comments on posts and leaves great comments. She cares! Kimberly also wins a 20-minute session with the great Pete Cohen (@Pete_Cohen)! Great job, Kimberly! The best thing about you is you’re not trying to leave great comments, you just do!
This isn’t to say that everyone who comments isn’t wonderful!
Just a little more motivation to get it done!
Subway’s Commit to Fit
Here is the link to my Commit to Fit post for yesterday. Lisa (@ljenator) asked, “What does Commit to Fit mean to you and what goal can you set in order to move yourself along the fitness/health track?” Here’s Lisa’s post explaining Commit to Fit. You can see a picture of me 20 pounds heavier there too!
Mamavation Mom Campaign
On Monday, Leah will announce who the five moms are for the campaign! Then we’ll vote from the 11th through the 18th, and the winners will be announced during the Mamavation Twitter party on the 18th! I am so excited for all of the Sistas who have applied! Good luck, ladies. You all deserve it! Check out the Twitter party link for the list of awesome prizes for both Sistas and everyone else!
Goals for This Week
- Lose another pound, so I’m at 136. 135 would be even better.
- Get my runs in AND my strength training. Didn’t do so well this week with the strength training. (This will work out to be more sweat time too. 120 minutes ain’t enough!)
- Write down my food for 5 of 7 days.
- Comment on all posts!
- Track and report water 4 of 7 days.
- Post some contests and giveaways!
Weekly Question: Do you have a goal for the week that might be difficult for you to accomplish? What are you going to do to get through the challenge?
This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Subway. The prizes on Mamavation TV Monday night will be a green ipod and an i-tunes card!