I’d like to say a big thank you to the Mamavation ladies who gave me shout outs last week ~ trust me, your support is appreciated. I’d like to give a special thanks to the peeps on Twitter who answered my questions and offered encouragement when it was needed. You don’t know how much I needed to “hear” your voices at that moment…
Last week was mostly about making changes to my eating and drinking habits, which I did with a great deal of success. I started logging my food intake on Live Strong and was totally shocked by how many calories I was socking away per day. Funny thing is, I really didn’t feel like I was eating that much and I wasn’t. What hurt me was what I was eating, not how much I was eating. Sometimes you need to see the numbers and I did. So now I’m making sure that I eat a healthy breakfast (oatmeal with raisins and walnuts ~yummmm), a healthy lunch (because of my schedule I’ve made lunch my heaviest meal) and a light dinner (salad with grilled chicken and fruit). I’m also filling in my meals with water (not quite where I need to be but better than I was) and trail mix for a snack. Kia’s words of encouragement on the Mamavation Carnival post reinforced what I knew I needed to do ~ make the changes that are necessary for me to deal with the challenges that I have.
This week I plan to focus on the physical side of getting healthy. I have a pedometer so I’ll start tracking my steps (I know I probably won’t hit the 10,000 step goal right away but as long as I’m increasing from day~to~day I’ll be happy). I’ve also enrolled in a 21 Day Activity Challenge that is being hosted by my friend (and a fellow librarian), Sarah. The challenge is “easy”, just commit to doing 10 minutes of an activity for 21 days. The goal is not to make you a fitness buff but to encourage you to make a habit of being active. It takes 21 days to make a habit, right?
- Starting weight: 163.2 lbs
- Last week’s weight: 163.2 lbs
- Today’s weight: 161.3 lbs (-1.9 lbs)
- Goal weight: 145 lbs
Mamavation Monday Blogging Carnival
This week’s Mamavation Blogging Carnival is being hosted by Earth Footwear.
This week’s question is: “What does ‘wellness’ mean to you?
Wellness for me means taking care of myself on all three fronts: spiritual, physical and emotional. I’m doing this by participating in the Bible in 90 Days Reading Challenge, getting fit with Mamavation and taking time for myself to just breathe….
Disclosure: I was not paid or reimbursed for this post. This post is my entry into the Mamavation Blogging Carnival that is being hosted by @EarthFootwear. Mamavation is a weight loss support group that uses social media to help women and especially mothers to lead a healthy lifestyle. You can learn more about Mamavation by visiting the website, following on Twitter or liking on Facebook.