Mamavation Monday: Week Five

Watch Lives Change

Last week my weight was 228.0 and this week I unfortunately gained. :( Current weight is 231.0 which is a gain of three pounds. It really upsets me since I had been doing so well but such is life I guess. My kids have had colds this past week and consequently haven't been sleeping the best - well, the baby hasn't anyway - and I've had a touch of it myself. So I haven't been exercising as much and I've overdone it on food. I did eat more vegetables this week though which is goal of mine because I hate them. I also have to give a little shout-out to the Mamavation Veggie Contessa who has been giving great tips and facts on veggies! One of the days last week she talked about carrots, I just happened to be going to the store so I picked up carrots while I was there! :) I ended up making a chicken casserole and added shredded carrots and celery to it. The kids and I (well, me and Ellie...Zeke still isn't brave enough) also snacked on celery throughout the week with a little peanut butter. I'm working on Zeke - he's quite the opinionated 4 (almost 5) year old but I have been getting him to try new foods, little by little.

Goals for this Week: Continue eating veggies, eat less, exercise more and get back on track.
Reminder: My goal for December 5th is to lose 20 pounds.
Sista of the Week: Rita (@lovelyritaann) is this week's SOTW! Congratulations - you deserve it girlfriend!
Joining Mamavation: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. (Sorry my post is belated - keep it in mind for next week though if you're interested!) Go here for instructions - invitations are done on Wednesdays over Twitter. (Or later if Leah gets swamped.)
Blogging Carnival: This week's blogging carnival at Mamavation was sponsored by Katy Bowman and her Aligned and Well series.


  1. Hiya friend!! I want to like celery so bad! I am working on it! lol I have loved the Veggie Contessa tips this week!

  2. It could water gain if hormones are involved, I'm sure you'll have it off in no time! Thanks for the inspiration, I have weight to lose and haven't been doing much about it. Ugh.

  3. Hey...we all have weeks like that. Don't let it get you down!

  4. Thanks gals!

    Kim, I am not a veggie fan by any I have to sneak them into my food or disguise them with something else! hehe :)

  5. I hate dieting, needless to say i'm 50# over weight. But I did read that kids can get along just fine with fruits when they hate veggies.

  6. Yes, you're right that life sometimes hands you 3#... Silly life... But, it sounds like you've got a great attitude about it and ready to jump in again this week. I don't know what it is about stress that clings to weight even when you're eating right and exercising like crazy, so perhaps with sick kids and yourself under the weather, it made you hold onto extra weight. Hope this week will be better for you! :)

  7. I love that you are getting the kids involved in healthy eating. You can do it this week!

  8. keep at it - you'll get to your goal, I know it! it's very very hard to do this stuff when you aren;t getting sleep. actually I've read studies that show your body will "hold on" to food more if you don't get enough sleep. just keep looking forward!!



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