Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Easter Feast Edition

I am a certified chocoholic. I’ve spent the last several weeks making improvements. At first, I just focused on not grabbing candy throughout the day. Once I got it nailed down to just my nightly bubble bath, I worked on reducing the quantity. Instead of 2-3 pieces each night and countless throughout the day, I’ve had it down to just one treat at the end of a long day.

I knew Easter weekend was going to be rough, so through the week, I really cut back. I went 5 whole days without a single piece of chocolate! Then, of course, I blew it all this weekend. Easter candy is my favorite—I have no willpower.

After the previous week’s low activity, I worked pretty hard this past week. I concentrated on Fit Mom in Training’s circuit training as well as spending some time with my new (to me) treadmill. Plus, MFJ and I went to Zumba on Thursday. It is amazing how out of shape I was after just a week of lazy. I’m hitting it pretty hard this week, too. I’ve gotta burn off all that candy, you know.

I really thought I’d have a weight gain this week, but the numbers didn’t change at all. I suppose that’s good news, considering my indulgent weekend. Of course, I didn’t lose all sense of nutrition. I went with salad & veggies instead of too many chips at my nephew’s cookout. And, I did manage to steer clear of soda. (Shout out to my momma for skipping the Sunkist in favor of stocking her fridge with bottled water!)

It’s going to be another rough week. I’m an emotional eater, and we’ve got a tough day to face. The dog, who was injured earlier this year, is now getting worse instead of better. Today, we’re facing a tough decision and a long road of grief. I’m hoping to lose myself in exercise, rather than chocolate. Wish me luck—with all of it!

I’m hosting a Fit & Frugal Twitter chat at Inexpensively, with KidGrade tonight We’ll talk healthy living, fitness and reaching your goals on a budget. I hope to see you there!

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
Today’s Weigh-In: 191 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: no change
Total Weight Loss: 4 pounds

Updated Measurements: I’ve lost 5.5 inches so far!
Bust: 36″ (-.5″)
Waist: 35.5″ (-1.5″)
Hips: 40.5″ (-1.5″)
Thigh: 23″ (-.5″)
Arm: 12″ (-.5″)

This Week’s Mamavation Topic: Who in your world deserves a “shout out” this week for pushing you to better yourself? What did they do?

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Mamavation Blogging Carnival for a chance to win My Trainer Fitness 100 Calorie+ Workout featuring MizFitOnline from Mamavation.

8 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Easter Feast Edition”

  1. Chocolate is so hard to say no to! I know I had a few extra pieces this weekend. Those Reese’s just call my name too loud.
    YAY for no gain while enjoy those extra pieces though! Keep to your plan this week. It sounds like a a good one!

  2. Good luck this week! You didn’t have a gain, so congrats. I know you want the scale moving down, but it didn’t go up after a holiday so that is a great accomplishment. Enjoy that treadmill and keep up the good work.

  3. No gain is a good thing 🙂 You should check out Pete Cohen’s program. He really concentrates on changing the way we think about food. It is helping me a lot. I use to have the same struggles with chocolate, but am finding myself handling it much better now.

  4. Chocolate is evil. That being said, it was smart of you to start with small and manageable goals. Going cold turkey works for some but for others it can just backfire. So congrats on knowing yourself well enough to decide on that approach.
    also? No gain is a great thing. it means you are doing something right.

  5. Awesome results. You are so doing in the right directions. XO

  6. Chocolate is my weakness too. I find that if I avoid it during the day, I’m able to have a small treat in the evening. If I’ve had chocolate throughout the day, I still want the evening treat – so I’ve doubled up. I don’t even miss the daytime chocolate when I’m able to avoid it.

    Great job on the week. Don’t beat yourself up over the weekend. Dust yourself off and start anew. Have a great week!!!

  7. I am the worst emotional eater too. I guess we need to find strategies, right? I think because emotion is so tied to food for me that feeling bad about eating emotionally makes me eat more emotionally. It’s a vicious cycle. Not sure yet what the solution is. but if you figure it out, let me know!!

    You’re doing great!! Good for you for sticking to it. Look forward to your progress!!

  8. Welcome to the sisterhood girl.. You can do this one step at a time. I’m glad you took that first step for a chgane. If you need anything please let us know. we are here to support you every step of the way. Have a great week