Monday, September 13, 2010


Well just when I feel like I am getting a handle on incorporating a healthy lifestyle into my life things get bumpy. Last week I was stressed w/ divorce stuff that actually went much better than I figured it would. Thank you everyone who prayed for me and keep me in your thoughts. It really means a lot to me. Just as I am getting back into a good workout schedule I get a call to start babysitting everyday full days. So there goes my workout plan (3 under 4 and no jogger). But I will figure it out, looks like I will be back to working out in the evening, not my favorite but gotta do what I gotta do.

Last week, blah, I don't even want to talk about food last week. Well ok, I will. My problem isn't what I eat it is how much. I was stressed and coming down from being stressed and I ATE LIKE CRAZY. There were times when I knew I wasn't hungry I just felt like eating, but by the end of the week I was getting things back in control.

I finally stepped back on the scale (I had to hide them for a good week) and I am surprised to see I am down a pound since I last weighed in a few weeks ago. So I am now at 154 which is a total of 17 pounds lost since joining ma.

My goals this week are:

1. get my workout schedule fixed.
2. Be better in tune w/ my hunger and find better things to do when I want to eat but I am not hungry.
3. keep drinking plenty of water (esp now that my allergies are acting up)

Thanks to Chef's Requested for once again sponsoring M and this weeks blogging carnival. You rock and your steaks are AWESOME. Finally found some at my local walmart, I got bacon wrapped filets (and removed the bacon.)

Congrats to Stephanie @fitmomtraining for being our Sista of the week. I have had some great tweets w/ her this week about working out at home w/o equipment and I am stoked to join the MamaGuns challenge. (I will ETA pics soon) These guns will be shining pretty soon! You are a great addition to the M Leadership and a great choice for SOTW!!


Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Way to go with the weight loss!! Remember this is a journey and we will have some off times but we will get it together!

kia said...

Being down a pound with all that stress is kind of amazing. With the stress eating if you can't stop it then try to make better choices. First identify what kind of comfort foods you go for and then modify. For example if you like crunchy then plan on having cut up celery on hand with healthy toppings e.g. almond butter or savory yogurt dip. I hope this week is better.

Marie said...

Nice job on the 1 lbs loss under stress! Here is to a better week!

Stephanie said...

Considering the amount of stress you were under, you did remarkably well. I'm glad that stress is behind you. Hopefully the evening workouts will be ok and you'll find a way to fit in the activity you need to.

Anonymous said...

good luck with your goals next week

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

oh geez! You and I had the same eating issues last week. Hang in there and just move on. I have that kind of week once a month so I've learned to deal with it and move on. Congrats on the loss!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job on the weight loss! I'm so happy to hear that everything went as smoothly as can be expected under the circumstances. I gained over 20 lbs going through my divorce! (6 years ago) Glad to see you have a plan to get back on track because I think that makes all the difference in the world...instead of just saying "oh, tomorrow I'll do it" You are AWESOME!

gretablau said...

Yay! Gladit went smoothly at court and that despite the emotional eating (I'm right there with you!) that you lost a pound!

Love Kia's idea for stress eating. Never thought of that!

Good luck this week!! I work out at night an it just takes planning and getting over the "I'm tired" crap. You will be less tired after the workout!