Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mamavation Monday! - Another week later...

I am exhausted! Posting late-ish Sunday night because I am going to be swamped tomorrow at work! Work has been INSANE lately... and I am overwhelmed... and worried I won't be able to do everything that is expected of me... Plus, a coworker that was fired back in January continually comes back to haunt me! He over-road an equipment list for an entire chip plant that I have to recreate this week! We're talking ALL the equipment, parts, valves, etc to make a million dollars worth of chips per week... so I have to re-do that list ON TOP of the other 40+ hours worth of work I have this week! I'm stressin' just thinking about it :(


So Last week I was able to stick to my healthy eating all week... made it to the gym 4 times (30mins each!) even though I had to brave torrential down pour one day!... Did NOT make it to Friday without soda... made it to Thursday night... which was pretty darn close!

My wonderful boyfriend and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary today! A year ago today I had asked him out to dinner and we went to a little sub place called Jimmy Johns... So today we went and say Despicable Me ... it was AWESOME!... but it made me miss my best friend who lives in NYC... the main character of the movie is SO my friend in 15 years!

As for the pounds... this morning I was 167.4lbs!!! YAY! I was 170.6lbs and sad last week, so I am super psyched!! That's a 3.2lb loss for me! I haven't been this small since I graduated college over 15 months ago!! Roughly 5lbs lost since the @SmoothFitness treadmill and 11.8lbs since joining Mamavation!

So I am the smallest I have been in a long time, but I am just not seeing it... does that make sense? I mean I must be smaller... smaller clothes are fitting... but I am still the same shape just a slightly smaller version... it's tough, but I am trying to stay motivated!

MORE Water this week... I am doing really good with keeping my water intake up...
MORE Exercise... again, at least 4 trips to the gym @30mins each...
BETTER eating... I am going to try to snack/graze less... maybe chew more gum until the cravings pass...

Wish me luck! I'll be doing the same for you!!

Oh. BTW.I.Won.Mindy's.$150. CSN.Stores.Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!
YAY free fitness gear! or who knows what!

And CONGRATS to @ShawneeH for being Sista of the week! Way to go girl!!

AND... thanks to @EarthFootwear who is kindly sponsoring this weeks blogging carnival! YAY! They're giving away 2 pairs of their AWESOME shoes on top of the prizes for the move it & lose it campaign prize which was $500 and 2 pairs of shoes! Tune into Mamavation TV to see who wins!


  1. Girl you are rocking the weightloss!! You go girl! You have a totally awesome week... take the work stress out on your fabulous treadmill! HUGS

  2. Congrats on the loss, you are doing a sweet job. Also congrats on the anniversary. Those occasions make dealing with the work stuff that much more bearable I hope.

  3. Man, you are just lucky all around. Treadmill...150 dollar giveaway...whew.

    Then again, that has to keep you sane against all the stress you've been going through. Congrats on the loss! Those are some big #'s!

    And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Make it a good one!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss, 1 year anniversary and winning the contest. You're on a roll!

    I know you might not see a difference, but you should take before and after pictures - they can be a great motivator. It's hard to see ourselves as we really are without pictures.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. awesome job on sticking to the eating plan and having activity during the week!

    Not so cool on the former co-worker. I had a job where I was IT once. I mean seriously - my bosses would ask me before they did anything - kind of strange and stressful! Just hang in there!

    Have a great week

  6. Great loss! Keep up the hard work!

  7. You lost 3 pounds! Keep doing whatever you did this week!
    I was reading an article this morning about stress and coping mechanisms. It said "do what you can." As far as work goes, you can only do what you can do.

    Happy anniversary!

    Also, I totally know what you mean about the shape of the body not changing, just getting smaller. I still stay kind of round even though I'm smaller. Just have to accept I'll never have a long skinny body. : )

  8. Congrats on your loss this week!

  9. Your smaller, the clothes don't lie. You are burning deep fat and results on the outside can take longer. With that said, you are also your toughest critic! You may not see the change but others may. Chin up sweetie! You'll see it soon enough if you keep on working!

  10. Sometimes that image of yourself is so hard to really picture. I felt the same way...I was wearing clothing sizes that I couldnt remember wearing in 20 years, yet in some ways I didnt picture myself that much smaller.

    congrats on your loss and all your wins...especially the winning of your mans heart...Happy anniversary!

  11. Congratulations on your weight loss and your 1 year anniversary! I'm sorry to hear about all the stress at work, maybe pounding away some miles on the treadmill will help. Good luck this week!

  12. Congrats on your loss this week, that's fabulous! As you incorporate more exercise and different types (I really encourage weight training, it will really change the shape of your a good way :P), you'll see those changes.

  13. great job! keep it up and enjoy that treadmill!! :D

  14. Woohoo! Great loss!

    Enjoy your treadmill! I would love to have one! Have a great week!

  15. Good going Laura, I have not talked to you since WLB, and I am glad to see that you are doing good still with the exercise and weight.

    Take care


  16. Holy moses! You are rocking the weight loss!!! Great job!

  17. Congratulations on your loss this week! Way to rock it.

  18. congrats on the loss and the CSN win!!! Awesome :) GOOD NEWS: You also won my Community Coffee giveaway! Email me at lindseylu8 at gmail dot com w/ your address. Thanks!

  19. Wow! Great loss for the week! And good for you for your commitment to going to the gym. Proud of you!

  20. When you say you don't see it in the mirror, I totally get you. I never did either. And I still don't. It's in your head. It may or may not go away. You just have to trust your clothes fitting and scale to tell you the truth. XXOO