Monday, September 17, 2012

Motivaiton Monday: Plugging Along

Motivation Monday

Happy Motivation Monday, everyone!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Mine was good, albeit busy, but honestly, every weekend has been busy since Aubrey's arrival.  I'm pretty proud of myself because I stepped outside of my comfort zone this weekend, and get this...I mowed the lawn!  T ran one of his longer training runs (2 hours, 30 minutes) so I took pity on his poor, sore self and took care the lawn.  After flipping out on the mower once when I couldn't figure out how to back up the mower, I managed to get it done in record time.  And then clean my house.  And then collapse.  But I'm pretty proud of myself, and I did a damn good job, if I do say so. I'm still working hard at the lifestyle change of eating healthier and eating proper portion sizes.  It's tough.  I'm hungry all the time, but yes, writing down a record of what I eat does help a lot.  It's a pain to constantly write that down, but they way my dietitian has me doing everything is tracking "exchanges" of starches, dairy, meat, veggies, fruits and fat.  Some days I do eat more starches, but I'm trying to keep it within the limits she sets.  It's funny, though, because I have this book to look up portion sizes.  So I'll look something up and then get so disappointed.  Oh we're having tacos for dinner?  What's that?  One taco is a serving?  Yay!  Because it's the end of the day and I'm freaking starving.  Completely satisfying.  And I'm doing well at staving off the temptations.  During the work painting event last week, I did not partake in the pizza I ordered the volunteers or the candy I bought for them.  Yay, Nain! 

I'm sure this is a fluke or this is me totally not giving myself credit, but I'm down five pounds.  The negative person in me who has never been successful recently in losing weight keeps thinking it'll go back up.  But it's five pounds, and I've only been doing this for two weeks, so the dietitian says I need to give myself more credit.  So I'm going to use that as continuing motivation.  I really do think I can do this! 

So that's my motivation for the week, what's yours?  Link up your post by writing one of your own and leave a link to your blog in a comment!  And I'll add you!  Haven't had any participants in....well....a long time, so I'm open to some motivation mondays!
Ali @ A Coffeeqween's Life (Give this momma some love as she heads back to work after maternity leave!) 


  1. Awesome! Five pounds already??!? You go!

  2. 5 pounds is awesome!! Way to go! You should give yourself more credit fluke or not. Keep it up! Also I posted a little motivation Monday post for ya!

  3. Great job! On the 5 pounds and mowing the lawn! Doesn't it feel good to see the freshly cut grass afterwards?


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