Saturday, March 10, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - going down!

Hi Mamavation! Hope you all had a great weekend! I have had a hard but extremely productive week. I started weight watchers on Monday and have seen lots of success this week. As of this morning I am already down SIX pounds! I'm sure I was retaining water but I am extremely happy to be under my highest weight ever. It was a big ugly number that I thought I'd never see on the scale. My official weighing day is Monday so I am trying to stay strong this weekend so I can see the results of my hard work! I am having a hard time with water, as usual, but I have made it a point to carry my water bottle around with me again.

My non-scale victory for this week was not emotional eating as I went back to work Wednesday after being off a week for my grandmothers funeral. I stayed strong through the stressful times and most days got home from work with points to spare! It was nice being able to enjoy a cup of skim milk with a squirt of chocolate syrup and not feel guilty about it!

So this coming week I focus on more water. I am excited about the time change because that allows me to utilize my company's walking track after my shift ends daily.

If all goes well I will see you all Monday evening at Mamavation TV. Have a great week!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - Not broken, but still need fixin'

Hi sistas. This past week was probably the worst of my entire life. I lost one of my best friends on Tuesday. My grandmother. It was a tragic accident that was very unexpected. She was found beneath her truck. My grandmother was 79 years old and I had expected her to live to 100. She had a light heart attack in 2010 but her health seemed to be improving, or at least holding steady as of late. My granny was a fiesty little lady, she had not been able to drive her vehicle for quite some time due to a hip replacement and in the past year had gained back quite a bit of her strength and started driving again. She was thrilled. She told us all how bad it felt to have a vehicle and not even be able to drive it. In the past few days I thought that maybe if we had kept Granny from driving she might still be alive, but she would have never allowed that to happen. I am coping with this loss as best as I can for right now. I will miss her more than anyone knows.

I received some lab work results back and it was a kick in the gut. My doctor was convinced I was having issues with my thyroid levels and that it was affecting my weight, moods, headaches, and more. But the test results say all is normal. I know that a lot of my weight gain comes from emotional eating. And I will be going back to my doctor soon to talk with him. I went for answers and hopefully solutions to a few problems I've had but instead I just got told what wasn't wrong.

I appreciate any support I receive. I am trying to get back into regularly checking in with my Mamavation crew because I know that the support you all provide will help me be successful in getting my body back to a state of good health.

Have a good week girls!