Monday, November 9, 2009

I'd rather be following along, week 2

Alright, this has to be a quick one.  Well, quicker than what I want it to be.  (I want to have a bitch-fest...but...)  I have a little girl with a fever here, and another that went through the traumatic experience of having 3 people hold her down to draw blood today.  So, needless to say, they require a bit of my attention.

Here is the rundown.

Eating:  Very good for the most part.  Lots of veggies/fruits, good portions.  The last of the reese's were eaten, though...thank goodness they are out of the house now!  The big problem was from Friday night until Saturday midday.  We had friends over, and consequently, had high calorie food and drink.  (sugary alcohol drinks, and pizza, and chips...bad Mandy.)  Then Saturday, was our church's annual holiday dinner and bazaar fundraiser.  We almost always go - and get all those yummy oysters, turkey, mashed potatoes, etc.  Got back on later that night, but the damage was done.

Exercise:  I fell down on the job here.  I did do a couple EA Active workouts.  And took the dog for a walk.  I did another great yoga class.  And I did, somehow, manage to get my #gruve to green every day.  But, I definitely could have done a lot more.  A whole lot more.

Emotions:  I had a "monthly" visitor this week.  (Sorry guys.)  So that always makes me gain a little and get ridiculously ravenous.  I find it hard to control myself.  But, for the most part, I did.  It definitely helped to see the other mamavation mom's tweeting out what they were up to.  You all always remind me that we are in it together - and I don't want to let you down!

On to the scale.  It sucks - the scale, that is.  Really.  I can never tell which weight is accurate.  Step on 3 different times, it will show 3 different numbers.  This time, I got it down to two numbers - either 192, or 194.  I'm going to err on the side of caution and say this week's weigh in was 193.5  So, that is down 1.5 for the week.  I will take that - I'm happy with it.  Not ecstatic, but happy.  It is just enough that I don't want to give up, and just under what I want, so that it pushes me forward.
(oh, and it is - apparently - really hard to take a pic with my crappy cell & get a half way decent picture. Sorry.)

There you have it.  Down 6.5 pounds so far.  Firmly in one-der-land.  (I am giddy about this, and can't wait to be in the 80's again.  I might wear leg warmers on that day)

See you next week!


  1. U seriously rock!! and not just cuz u r gonna wear leg warmers!! ;-)

    Take care of your babies! We will chat soon!

    <3 jen

  2. You are doing great- that monthly visitor thing can throw you off. Keep up the good work!

  3. great job girl! very healthy weight loss! You SHOULD be happy with that. Life throws you for a loop sometimes and the trick is to just get back into it instead of getting down. Sorry for the sick baby. thats no fun and yes totally relate when the certain visitor arrives its hard to keep motivated so i think you did a rocking job yet again!!! Take care of yourself and please please please rock the leg warmers at 180's I'm gonna hold you too it! haha

  4. I completely agree with Mommymomo, life throws you for a loop sometimes, and your job is to just keep going. Plus, I would die for a 1.5 weight loss in a week! That's a great number!XXoo

  5. Six and a half pounds! Woot! No wonder you're wearing that little sexy black number... rawr! Tweet you later love *wink*




  6. Busy week for you- always something! The day in the life of a Mom- I'm also enjoying your blog :)

  7. I'm SO proud of you and inspired by you every day! I'm just excited for you and so happy to be along for your journey! XOXOXOXO T