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Mamavation Monday 10/4/10 October 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 12:03 pm
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Weight:  203…that’s down .6 I think from last week.

I got on the treadmill 3 times last week.  Jogging and then speeding it up to running until I almost roll off the back of the treadmill!  I started the first day at 1/2 mile.  I’ve tried to do a little more each time since then.  Yesterday, which technically isn’t  last week…I got up to .66 mile.  Still trying to do a little at a time so I don’t burn myself out.

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And a BIG congratulations to Shelley of @Momma_Oz for being the Sista of the Week! Give her props on twitter girls!!!! The Sista of the Week will receive an EA SPORTS Active “More Workouts” for the honor.

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by SUBWAY. SUBWAY is giving away a gift card for $25 to one lucky winner who mentions the Commit to Fit Campaign and Jared on their Mamavation Monday post. 

In other news:

I had a job interview today.  They had 1 other interview to do today and hopefully I hear good news tomorrow.  It will be full time starting out and may go part time after about a month.  But, right now I can’t be picky.  Our finances are leveling out since moving in with my parents, and technically we could make it without me having a job…but that’s not helping us put money into savings and moving towards our goal of buying a house. 

Living with my parents is going great.  It does get boring with just me and Lexi here by ourselves until around 6:00 every night.  But, I’m making the best of it.  I’m trying to cook, clean, do dishes, laundry, etc…to help pay for the fact that we’re staying here.  It is nice that there is pretty much always someone there to help out with Lexi.  But, at the same time I’m trying not to abuse the fact that there’s always someone there!


#Mamavation Monday 9/20/10 September 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 6:56 am
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First a little update:   I didn’t blog last week because we moved.  We moved in with my parents for a while until we can get back on our feet.  I’m still searching for a job, but am enjoying my time at home with Lexi again.

Scale udpate:  I guess I’ll go with this morning’s weight…204.8.  Not too happy about that, considering at one time during the week it was down to 202.8.  But, I didn’t really do any exercising last week either.  I MUST get on the treadmill this week.  I was giving myself a week to get into a new routine here at mom’s.  Maybe I can get some time in while Lexi is napping. 

This week’s blog carnival is sponsored by Subway.  They are also an official Mamavation Sponsor!  Loving some subway!  They are also giving away a $25 Gift Card to a Mamavation Sista tonight!  Good luck ladies!

SOTW is Pamela Kramer!  Congrats lady!

Goals for this week:  Do better about watching what I eat.  Get on the treadmill!

In other news:  Lexi has had a cold/allergies for like 4 days now.  I woke up yesterday with a sore throat.  We are both pretty much miserable.  But she seems to be feeling a little better, and has definately slept better the past couple of nights.  When she first got sick we were up every 20 minutes for several hours during the night because she couldn’t have her binky in, because she couldn’t breath through her nose! 

Like I said, I’m still looking for a job, but the economy is working against me.

Have a great week everyone!


#Mamavation Monday September 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 6:45 am
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My weight changes every single day.  I know that’s why you’re not supposed to weight everyday, but it’s wierd that it can vary so much from one day to the next.  So, I guess if we go by today’s weight I’m not really down any from last week.

This week has been stressful to say the least.  I got laid off from my job and we made the decision that we’re going to be moving in with my parents for a while.  So, I’m going to be busy packing and moving…maybe I won’t have time to snack and eat unhealthy.  My mom also has a nicer treadmill than me, so maybe I can use it more. 

I did use the treadmill 1 day this week.  My walking/jogging intervals are getting better, even with working out so little. 

I still haven’t bought any soda at the grocery store.  But for some reason I still find it hard to get all my water down. 

I can’t help but thinking maybe this wasn’t for me.  Everyone here is so motivated…and I’ve already talked about my lack of motivation.  But, it just seems like everyone is doing something and I’m not.  Oh well.


#Mamavation Monday Week 6 August 29, 2010

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Well, I ate horrible this week!  I’m having a hard time with peer pressure at work.  When everyone wants to go eat something unhealthy I go along with them so I don’t have to sit at my desk and eat by myself. 

I have still been drinking a ton of water though.

Treadmill is still outside, but it was cool enough in the evening this week that I worked out 2 nights.

Don’t know what’s wrong with me.  I know I’m fat, unhealthy, and unattractive.  But, I still don’t have the motivation or determination to change?  Why?  It’s stupid!

Welcome to the Mamavation team Cynthia Pasquella!

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#Mamavation Monday Week 5 August 22, 2010

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Weight: 205

I think that’s down a pound or two.

Not much to say.

I can’t get motivated to do anything.  Treadmill is still outside, even though I promised myself I would move it in and USE IT this week. 

Week 3 without buying pop though.  I’ve had an occassional soda here and there, but nothing like it used to be.

Still trying to make healthier decisions with meals and snacks.

Depression has been creeping back up so I’m feeling like doo.

Congrats @ShawneeH on being Sista of the Week!  Great job!

This week’s blogging Carnival is sponsored by Earth Footwear.  Go here to check them out.

If you’re interested in joining the Mamavation Sistahood go here to find out how.


#Mamavation Monday Week 4 August 15, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 11:40 am

Weight: Same as last week.

Didn’t gain, but also didn’t lose.  I blame that on my work schedule.  My hrs at work were cut back and Jacob is getting his classroom ready for the start of school.  So, we got to spend a lot of time together, but that means we actually ate out a lot more, and snacked at home a lot more!  Hopefully this week everything gets back on track.

Week #2 of going to the grocery store and not buying any pop!

Still going to focus on eating healthier/smaller portions and drinking more water.

Also, must get Jacob to help me move the treadmill back inside!  I’m going to try to start Couch to 5K again this week.

Shoutouts to our blogging carnival sponsor this week: Boogie Wipes.  You can find them on Twitter.

Also a big CONGRATS to @christlikemommy on being the Sistah of the Week!


#Mamavation Monday Week 3 August 8, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 8:17 pm
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Weight: 207

That’s down 3 pounds this week!  I chalk it up to making better eating decisions.  I have really been paying close attention to my body, and when I’m full, I stop eating.  That is a major thing for me.   I love food and I also HATE to waste food, so most of the time I just finish my plate even if I’m full.  I also did pretty well this week with not doing so much boredom eating.

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the Mamavation Sistahs who left me encouraging comments on last weeks blog.  It makes it so much easier when you know other people are cheering you on! 

I didn’t do as well on exercise this week (still haven’t moved the treadmill back inside).  Now I have a summer cold  :/ 

We are going grocery shopping tomorrow and I plan on buying no pop.  I still have a few pops here and some at work, but I figure I can kinda wein myself off.  I’m going to buy tea and splenda, and water of course!

I’m going to stick with the same goals: Exercise daily (no limit, just do something), drink more water (and less pop), and eat responsibly.

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