Sunday, November 21, 2010

#Mamavation Monday - Pluggin' along...





First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for everything I have, I am especially thankful that I found Mamavation this year! You all have been so inspiring and helpful! Love you all!




Yep, I am pluggin' right along... This was probably my best week yet with all the meds/new job/etc... The banishment of the scale lasted a whole two days, then I remembered I had joined a challenge over at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans with some fellow sistas from the Mamavation Sistahood. The good news is, I DID NOT GAIN WEIGHT THIS WEEK! Which is HUGE. :) I have dropped down another 5 mg on the Prednisone, so hopefully as I go down on the dosage, so will my weight. I didn't do great with water this week, I have purposefully been holding back on drinking enough, because of having to run to the bathroom so often! I am still in training at work, so it is awkward getting up to leave in the middle of the class to go pee! I take on my actual position starting Friday, so maybe I will have a cubical close to the bathroom. Ha ha!

I kinda sorta found out the shift I am going to be on at work. While I am not super excited about it, I am not too disappointed. My dear mommy has been babysitting my two boys since I started my new job, and at 5 days a week, it is truly a task for her. I had been browsing around at different daycare/sitter options, and the prices are through the roof. One daycare close to my apartment wanted $600 a month for both boys twice per week. Um, not! So now, with me working something like 4:30pm-11:30pm, my mom will only have to watch the boys for a couple hours each day until my husband gets off work. This does however create a potential problem with my plans to apply to be the next Mamavation Mom. You may recall, one of the requirements is to be available every Monday night during the campaign for Mamavation TV. Well, if I was chosen, and was still working the late schedule, I would not be available! Ack! So I am praying and hoping that my schedule will be bumped up a few hours before then! I really want to be your next Mamavation Mom! (Can't start campaigning too early, right?!)

I will start vlogging again soon. I am a little self conscious lately over my face. The prednisone has caused me to develop moon face and a rounder belly and I am not to fond of either. This medicine is horrid!!

Congrats to our SOTW, Heather, @notdiyheather! This lady is an awesome sista and I love her to death! I steal recipes from her site all the time. She is such an encouragement to me! :)

This week's Special Guests are Sharon Catherine Blanks and Billy Blanks Jr.!! How exciting! 

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Subway@subwayfreshbuzz. One winner will win $100 towards the fitness goal of their choice. I would SO buy some running/walking gear with this if I won! My commit to fit challenge is to walk/run a 5k in the next 6 months. My goal was originally set for December 5th, but I have had quite a few setbacks with my new diagnosis, etc. 

Have a great week sistas!!

15 comments:

gretablau said...

You'll be off of the meds soon!! Almost there!! I hope you can fun for Mamavation Mom. Oh I hope hope hope!!!

Hang in there.

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are doing such a good job! I pray that everything works out with your schedule and daycare!

MNMSpecial said...

I so feel for you! I went through quite awhile on the same drug and it is what started me down the weight gain road. I was young and naive then. At least you have wisdom and Mamavation on your side!

Since you are already campaigning (lol) maybe you can take a really late lunch to join in or work in a break that late.

WooHoo for the maintain this week. Hopefully the swelling will subside quickly so we can get to see your vlogs again.

elenka29 said...

Daycare prices are so getting me depressed. Do your best and just don't put too much pressure on yourself

bookieboo said...

I'm so glad you didn't banish the scale. I know WHY people do it, but it always ends up working against you. Congrats on the maintenance.

Since you are working now, you need to put your focus on nutrition. Because that is 85% of weight loss. Do you think maybe you can do some journaling for a week and write down everything you eat. We can find the hidden calories in what you are eating.

mozzie76 said...

I'm praying that things will work out in such a way that you can apply to be in the running for Mamavation Mom next go round! I ADORE you and know you'd totally rock it. Either way, the meds aren't forever so I know that as you continue to drop in dosage, the weight will come down as well!

HUGS!

mozzie76 said...

Oh love, you've been through so much! I'm glad that youa re loving your new job but I'm hoping that you are able to work things through so that you can run for Mamavation Mom! I ADORE you and know you'd make an AWESOME Mamavation Mom!!! If not, you are still rocking the path to a healthier life :)

Happy Thanksgiving darlin! I'm thankful for YOU!

MrsFatass said...

Almost off the meds! Figuring out childcare! No weight gain this week! Early campaigning!

Sounds like your attitude is OUTSTANDING which indeed makes everything possible, doesn't it?

Have a great week, and a wonderful holiday.

Colleen said...

Good luck with getting off the med and with the new schedule! Hopefully it will all work out!

Laila said...

Does your are have a child care resource and referral agency? Check with your local YWCA or google it. They should be able to send you a list of licensed (and some not licensed) child care options that meet your needs. I hope that works out for you, trust that I understand how stressful that could be.

Hope you have a great thanksgiving!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Aw, thanks for the shout out, Kimberly! Love you too!

And you don't want a cube next to the bathroom. You want to be able to get up and walk around a little bit, so the farther the better! ;-)

Praying that all the details work out regarding childcare and the next campaign.

Steph-Fit Mom in Training said...

And now you know that you don't have to work Monday nights! Yay!

So how has your eating been? Now that you've been at work and training and getting used to the full time hours? Are you able to get on a regular eating schedule? Are you making use of the microwaves and fridges? Fill me in and we can try to come up with ways to help you out there!

kia said...

Stupid meds! You'll be off of them in less than 6 weeks though... and I look forward to seeing your bright face again. Also I saw on twitter that you have Mondays off! WOOHOO!!! I'm pulling for you for the next campaign already! xoxo

lorrie said...

you're doing awesome and this week you can focus on getting your water in. so thankful for you as a friend and the great news is we made the top 5 teams for weightloss so we must have done something right this week.

lorrie said...

you're doing awesome and this week you can focus on getting your water in. so thankful for you as a friend and the great news is we made the top 5 teams for weightloss so we must have done something right this week.