Mamavation Monday 6

3 Oct

This past week was just as bad as the previous one if not worse. My son had not only a viral infection but he had strep throat as well! And then my husband got it!! So I had the two of them to take care of while I was on the mend. Then to make matters worse I went to the dentist like some of you knew I had to do because of some pain in one tooth and turns out I need a root canal BUT first I have to get my wisdom tooth out that is next to it! (That wasn’t scheduled for a few more weeks) Well, the tooth was funky because one root was growing in one direction and the other went another way! It looked like the tooth was walking – no lie, LOL. And to add to that! The novacain wore off and I could feel the end of the procedure. Then he told me because it was such an odd extraction, to expect a lot of pain for a few days. It’s been HORRIBLE. My jaw is so so soooo sore and it is STILL bleeding.

And if all of that just isn’t enough? I gained back all the weight I had lost PLUS 2 additional pounds. Why? No exercise and eating garbage.


I pray this week is better, LOL. I’m ready to get going again. I’m tired of just sitting still! How are all of YOU?




Mamavation Monday 6

25 Sep

I am sad to say that this week hasn’t been any better than last week. This week the whole family got sick again. And what we thought was a cold for my son has turned out to be either a viral infection or chicken pox. We don’t know yet – the doctor said it was still too early to tell. But he is miserable. I do know that much.

So please do not get mad if I do not get back to you right away on twitter. Twitter takes so long to scroll through and right now my priority is getting kiddo feeling better and if there is time, for myself to get well soon too.

I love you guys! Thank you all for caring – means SO much. Hopefully I can get on twitter soon and talk with y’all.

Hope you all have great weeks!

Mamavation Monday 5

19 Sep

This week I have been pretty much absent. I have been on and off sick with stomach issues and mouth pains. It’s just been non-stop and no fun! Because of this, I have not been working out right. My eating has been alright but yesterday and today it suffered with all the testing of my baking for my sons birthday. He turns 5 today!! I also have a visit from my dear Aunt (COUGH) and so that isn’t helping either.

I won’t be attending Mamavation TV tonight because of it being my sons birthday as well and maybe going to my first PTA meeting.

I hope this week turns out better!!





New Jeans

13 Sep

Something I avoid all together is clothing shopping. It is SO frustrating to try on that gorgeous top, or those nice jeans or that pretty dress and then find out it doesn’t fit or it isn’t flattering. So a majority of the time I just don’t clothing shop unless I have to.

Well, the other day I decided to try on some jeans. I figured I was due a new pair and why not, right? They’re still a bit tight but I feel GOOD in them. Ready to see?


Also? These jeans make my butt look good too! Who knew, haha!

Mamavation Monday 4

11 Sep

What a week! It has most definitely had its ups and its downs for sure. I think I will do this entry in two separate groups.

The Good: I have lost 3.8 lbs total – 2 of those pounds I lost this past week doing the #2weekchallenge. That simply feels AMAZING!

Also, my jeans which are a size 18 aren’t feeling so tight that it hurts anymore! They aren’t as loose as they were back in November, but it is a start!

The Bad: 3 days out of the week I overate a little and one of those days I had fast food. I know I can indulge every so often, but, 3 days in a week is unacceptable. I guess the stress of kiddo going to school plus planning his first big birthday party finally got to me. I’m disappointed in myself. I think I really need more accountability because that is when I do best. So from now on when I screw up, you guys will be hearing about it on twitter. I know then I have to be held accountable for my overeating.

The Promise: Today I am getting back on track and will be more strict with my calories. I also think a goal this week will be to find healthy ways to make my favorite indulgent foods as well.

How was your week? Can I help you with your goals? Let me know!

Question: When was the last time you got new workout shoes?  What do you use them for?

The last time I got new workout shoes were back in June or July 2010. It was the most money I ever spent on sneakers, LOL! I used them for working out at the gym and doing couch to 5k – which I am starting back up again soon!

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

All Alone Stay At Home Mom

8 Sep

That’s exactly how I feel. I have been a stay at home mom for almost 5 years now only separating from my son less than a handful of times. I love our time together and now that he started Kindergarten yesterday, I feel incomplete.

I know that I need to take this time and focus on myself. I’ve always complained that I never have time to do stuff for me…and now I finally can. It is just going to take a VERY long time to get used to this. I’m a stay at home mom, with one child in Kindergarten. I can’t have a healthy pregnancy before I lose weight. I guess I feel like I lost my identity a bit.

I’ve been really emotional about all of this and usually that means overeating and comfort eating. But this week I have done well and when I have indulged, I found a healthy or healthier way to do it AND still came in under my calorie count for the day. So that’s a huge achievement for me.

I’ve decided in a day or two I will try a trial from my local gym and see how I like it. I used to love going to the gym so hopefully this gym is good!


Challenges and Food

5 Sep

See that picture? That was dinner tonight. I NEVER would have thought about eating anything that looked like that before. But you know what? It was delicious! For reference, that is lentils, brown rice, lean ground turkey, tomatoes and romaine for the most part.

I am actually really enjoying trying new, healthy recipes that are really just as if not more delicious than the garbage I used to fill my body with. Love it!

I’ve decided to challenge myself as well. I saw on My Fitness Pal that a lot of people do challenges and I figured that it would be a great way to challenge myself and give me a push. Right now I am participating in two challenges: 5,000 calories burnt a week and cycling 150 miles during the month of September. I will keep progress posted on my My Fitness Pal and on the sidebar here.