Sunday, March 27, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - Learning about me

What a fun week it has been! My little sister is finally a married woman... She and her honey tied the knot on Saturday! I love my little sis and the last few months of my life have been consumed with making sure that she had the day she deserved. And she did. Now I can get back to some type of "normalcy" in my life. 

I bought a book last night called "10 Lessons from a Former Fat Girl" by Amy Parham who is a former contestant on The Biggest Loser. I have gotten through the first chapter and it already has my mind churning! The book is really helping me to dig deep into my spirit and find the empty holes that I seem to fill with food. At the end of each chapter Amy asks you to reflect on the chapter and how it fits into your own life. In the first chapter she asks for you to find a quiet place to pray and meditate on the things that may be keeping you from becoming the fit girl that God wants you to be. I have found that I try to take over in my own life instead of letting God have control. I am making it a goal, and have already been doing this at the suggestion of Leah, to not only pray before each meal, but to pray to God for guidance that I will be eating the meal or snack for the right reason, nourishment, and not for the wrong reason, because I am emotional or bored. I highly recommend this book, and I am not even really into the meat of it yet!

Weight loss this week was not great, but hey, it was a loss! And I did eat some high sodium, heavy foods at my sister's wedding yesterday, so that could also be reflected in this week's weight. And it probably doesn't help that I was still wearing my yoga pants and tank top... 
This week's loss, -0.4

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Congrats to my fit friend, @fitmomtraining for being named SOTW! I love her!!!

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Earth Footwear!

Where will your feet take you this year? Any plans for a big hike, race, or just a lot of walking?
This year I am going to run my first official 5K! I am nervous and excited!!


SalemMomma said...

That book sounds like a good one. It's great to reflect on the meanings of things, and what role they have in your life. I'll go check it out!
WTG on the weight loss, even though it wasn't HUGE, all of those little losses add up big! Keep on working, and have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Ohh! I'm totally going to check this book out!

Congrats to your sister!

Owen's Mom said...

Sounds like a great book, I will have to check if it is out for the Kindle.

Glad to hear the wedding went well and you are back to focusing on yourself. (Very Important Missy!) Congrats on the loss. You are still heading down, girl. Woo-hoo!

Have a great week and keep up your hard work.

Carter Family said...

Loved your post this week, It was so insightful and inspiring. It gave me alot of things to think about and pray about. You are right, so many things we try to control ourselves that we don't need to because God has a plan for us all if only we would listen and do what he wants us to do.

kia said...

Kimberly I am so happy you are reading this book. It sounds like a perfect transition from the rigors of the last campaign. There are proximal and distal reasons why folks gain and carry a lot of weight and I am proud of you for taking a mindful pragmatic approach. HUGS, big happy hugs.

adq501 said...

That book sounds really enlightening, I think I'll have to pick myself up a copy! Don't worry about the weight this week, losing is losing and it's still a step toward a healthier you! :)

Amanda said...

I think I may have to check that book out.
And you're right; any loss is good, so way to go!

I hope your week is super fantastic!

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

this was a great post and I will be check this book out! hugs

Katie said...

This sounds like a great book! I'm so happy to hear that the big day went off without a hitch. Now, it's time to focus on you, girly. Take care of yourself and I just know you're going to meet all your goals!

Shelley said...

I've been struggling lately with mental road blocks... wonder if I might find some insight with that book... totally stopping by half price books on the way home to see