Monday, February 28, 2011

Anatomy of a 20 pound loss...

Everyone has been asking for my secrets and or more details on my weight loss for this past week. I can only tell you what I have done and what I think happened. I am not an expert on this. But I talked to my PT and he gave me ideas on what he thought was the reason. I also spoke to my kids PE teacher at school who is also a Personal Trainer a few weeks ago when I was down in the slumps with my NO weight loss, he expected this to happen and wasn't shocked when I told him about it. So heres the story.

When I found I was 311lbs the most I've ever weighed in my life. I was ready for a change. I applied for Campaign 7 and started competing in the MiLi challenge. I didn't lose weight for a few weeks and started getting depressed about it. Then lost a few pounds, and then a few more, then gained some back, then had the big number... Well Coach and I talked because I couldn't understand I have so much weight to lose why isn't it just shredding off me?? Coach said he figures that my body completely froze up like "Fight or Flight" and was holding on to everything because I had made too many changes at once. He wasn't concerned and told me that I should keep up and that I would see a drastic drop that more than likely I will see a pattern of No weight loss for weeks and then a BIG number. He also said that since I stopped my workouts I was doing and changed them up do to PT it sent my body another shock and is what helped the loss. I went from doing EAS Active to doing my PT exercises every hour for 25min and then walking aswell. Last week was also a very Emotional Week and I made sure what I ate was extremely healthy because I was so stressed out, it was alot of veggies more than anything... But that is my thoughts...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mavation Monday Im so BACK!!!!

20.8lbs & 2.5in Loss this week

24.8lbs & 16in total Loss!!!

I weighed my self like 3 times and yelled for my husband to come in the room just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. I even moved the scale to a different room because I was sure that this was a mistake. But it only changed less than a pound when I would reweigh.. I have been flying on cloud 9 all day. I tried to figure out what did I do so differently this week? The only thing was Monday & Tuesday I had a major pity party for myself its been a stressful last few weeks, more so than usual. But I decided I would allow myself to have a pity party and cry and be all mad but I didn't allow myself to EMO Eat.. I refused to let myself do it. Because I knew I wouldn't be able to control my intake. I was also bitten by the Twilight Saga this week. It gave me something to do. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down, I was so hooked but it was a great release and let me relax. It was something for me and by the way if you haven't been following on Twitter. I am Team

and that is the only Team there is really.... But even my Sistas that are Team Dog I mean Team Jacob I still Loves ya, but Doood seriouslly Team Edward is the only one for me. But after I thought about it today, I realized I've always had a weak spot in me for Vampires and I can thank my Aunt RaRa and Karla for that, But I do think I need to find different ways to handle stress and reading might be a good one for me.

I know that next week I am extremely busy. I have atleast one meeting each day next week. I have PT 3x and school meetings, Im also going on a field trip with my middle one to go see Suessical the Musical; which we are both excited about. As of right now I am planning to attend Fitcation11 I am extremely excited because I will meet so many of my wonderful supportive Mamavation Sistas and have a girls Fitness Weekend. I've been a mother for almost 11 years and never had a weekend away, and I've never been to TX so its alot of firsts for me there. I can't believe that we are almost at the end of this Campaign. I am so thankful that I have stuck to it and I am making positive lifestyle changes for life! I know that I will meet my goals!

Wow Its time for measurements again... This is the last set for this campaign...

Bust: 51 (0)

Wasit: 45 (-.5)

Hips: 58 (-1)

Thigh: 26 (0)

Calf:19.5 (-.5)

Arm: 14.5 (.5)

How do you encourage your children to contribute to your family's healthy lifestyle?

Well we try our best to keep encouraging them to be active. We also have a garden so we ask the boys what veggies they want to help plant and care for. They also have Fruit Trees and Fruit Bushes. We let them pick places for new walks and going to the zoo. We want them to grow up with the concept that being active is healthy for them.

This post is sponsored by Mamavation and Im writing this to be entered into a give away.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blah Blah Mamavation Monday...

Well this week has really sucked. I wasn't allowed to work out due to PT but I am going talk about that this week. I gained weight which sucks but I fell off the wagon a bit in my Blah Blah mood. But only 3lbs so that isn't too bad. Plus Mother Nature wasn't my friend this week. But I will do better this week.... I turned the lights off in the picture because I didn't want to see the number...

No Real Goals for this week but doing the best I can.... Trying to find ways to fund going to the Mamavation Fit-Cation11 in June but not too sure if that is going to happen.

Blogging Carnival For this week...

What motivates you to get going and what keeps you going?
My kids get me going, I have to get up everyday to help with them but they keep me going and I just want to be able to keep up with them. The Mamavation Sistahood keeps me going... Especially a few Sistas who know who they are have been AMAZING to me this week and I don't think this post would have been done..
This post is sponsored by SEARS FitStudio and I'm writings this to be entered into a giveaway

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mamavation Monday...

Well first things first...

3lbs weight loss this week...

Well I am at a 7lb weight loss so far for this Move It Lose It Campaign. I would be lying if I said I wasn't expecting to lose a lot more for these past few weeks. But at least its a loss. I know they say losing little bits at a time is better for you but its still hard when you know how much more you need to do to get to where you need to be.

I am learning a lot from all the Sistahs who have been doing this for awhile. But my body has been thrown into a whole confused state. This week I haven't been hungry at all but still making sure that I do my best to eat at least 3 healthy meals each day.

Stress is a hard issue for me. Having 3 kids with such different needs and requirements. Im having to learn to deal with stress in new ways. I use to crave something sweet or fried when I got stressed out as a coping technique. But working to learn new ways. The boys have been a bit stressed as well with the changing of the eating patterns. But this is a learning experience for all of us and we will get there as a family.

Tomorrow is Valentines Day... We don't have big plans we will more than likely have dinner and a movie with the munchkins.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mamavation Monday


4lbs and 13.5 inches last seen a week ago.

If found please DO NOT RETURN

Thats right everyone I finally lost weight... 4lbs and I am so excited and thankful for the support. This has been a very hard week for me. Wednesday I was at my breaking point, stressed to the max and very disapointed in not seeing ANY weight loss. I came very very extremely close to breaking my diet and throw everything I had done out the window but I didn't and I am very glad I didn't because when I woke up in the morning I saw a change. As Pete Cohen from told us monday night. We need to Shut the Duck Up and Just do it! The duck was quacking very loudly wednesday night but I did manage to shut the duck up with the support of the Sistahood. I know that if I wouldn't have had you guys on wednesday I would have caved. I still have a long way to go, but i am almost 25% of the way to my first goal and reward. When I have lost 5lbs 4times (20lbs) I am going to go get my ears pierced! Its also time to post the measurements again, they are going down so that is a positive thing :) I still have a ways to go but its the small steps that are counting..

Bust 51 (-1in)

Waist 45 1/2 (-5.5 in)

Hips 59 (-2in)

Thigh 26 (-4in)

Calf 20 (+.5in)

Arm 15 (-1.5in)

This week our question is..

What am I doing to keep my heart healthy?

Well my diet and excersize are the biggest thing I am doing to try and keep my heart healthy. Making sure I am getting enough good fruits and Veggies into my system. I am also trying to find ways to manage and cope with my stress.

Goals for the new week...

  1. Walking... Trying to manage 3 miles a day

  2. Water... Keeping my 64oz minimum each day.

  3. New Recipe for the week.. Not sure yet but will post when I figure it out

Continue to monitor my portions and nutrition

Well the husband and I are heading out for a walk so I'll will see you guys Later....