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#Mamavation? October 14, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 4:03 pm

I’m just not feeling #Mamavation anymore.  At first I was all excited about it, but now, not so much.  I feel like if I have a week where I don’t work out at all and eat like a fatass then I shouldn’t even bother posting.  I know that defeats the purpose, because they will give support.  But I feel like I don’t fit in.  These ladies are losing 3+ pounds a week…and that just isn’t happening for me.


Mamavation Monday 10/4/10 October 4, 2010

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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.

If you’re interested in joining the Mamavation Sistahood check out Mamavation TV tonight!

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 September 27, 2010

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Weight: 203.6  That officially puts me down 6.4 pounds!

After moving and all the craziness that came along with that, I finally got back on the treadmill yesterday.  Surprisingly I was able to jog half a mile in about 8 minutes!  I’m dealing with some major anxiety issues tonight so I wasn’t able to get back on.  But I WILL get on tomorrow!  I promise! 

SOTW: Big congrats to @way2gomom!!!  Everybody send her some props!

Blogging Carnival: Huge thank you to Pete Cohen for sponsoring us this week!

Sistahood: If you’re interested in joining the Sistahood go HERE!  You should seriously check it out!  You will never meet a more supportive, awesome group of women!

My goals for this week are the same:  eat consciously, don’t eat when I’m not hungry…and get up and do something!

Thanks to everyone who has given me support the past few weeks when I’ve been down.  I’m trying to repay everyone!

I do have limited internet time, and don’t have internet on my phone…so if I miss #mamavation tweets I’m sorry!  I try to RT and give support when I can!


#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 July 25, 2010

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I’ve been seeing a lot of tweets lately with the hashtag #mamavation.  I wanted to know what this was all about, so I headed over to their website

Their tagline is “Bookieboo moms making lasting changes.” is a fitness hangout for moms.  Basically a place where moms can go to talk about their weightloss journey, and get support and friendship from women just like them!

I don’t know if they will read this before issuing an invitation but I’m going to go over some of my goals.

  • drink more water.  Right now I drink a ton of Coke Zero.  Not as bad as regular coke, but I drink way to much.
  • jog/walk daily.  Since I did that 5k I have done a lot better.  I’m still lazy though.  My time to work out is after Lexi goes to bed at night, and it’s so easy to put her to bed and fall in bed myself.  So my initial goal is going to be to jog/walk a mile every day.
  • Choose better foods.  Especially with snacks, I have no discipline.  I try to cook semi-healthy meals, and have portion control.  But, when it comes to snacking, nothing is off limits for me.
  • More veggies/fruits  This goes with the choosing better foods.  But, I think it needs to be a seperate goal.

So, there it is.  The things that I want motivation and support to help me accomplish!