Sunday, December 26, 2010

Last week of the year - Mamavation Week 11

A christmas tree.Image via WikipediOh, well - the time is running out and I still have so much to do...

And don't we all?

Holidays are crazy and we have to step away from Twitter-Facebook life into the shop-a-lot land. My holiday is still ahead of me. For us, Russians, gift giving and feast consuming doesn't happen till New Year. Some take the Christmas Tree down by the 31st - we sometime don't put ours on til the 30st. And we call it a New Year Tree. The biggest meal of the year happens between 11 pm and 1-2 am (Talking about late dinner) and I doubt I will be able to workout after that.

So what's the girl to do? I probably will enjoy the table (Hey, I am just telling you these things honestly) and with any kind of luck I will have just a little bit of everything.

But what is coming next? A very special week called "Detox" I think, I will give myself and my hubby few days to regroup and after that "Veggie monster, I am coming for you!"

7 days all you can eat veggie buffet. The idea is not to loose weight, but to cleanse body from crap.
If you want to know more about 7 day detox I do, I wrote about it few days ago here

Keep track of goals
1. shed 10 lbs by the end of January. 7.4 (197.4 on 12/25/10) to go from 200 lb on 11/8/10 (start 04/01/10 - 209 lb). It looks like I lost 2.4 lb since last check at the end of November.

2. 2-3 gallons of water a day. Trying, but it's hard now. Restroom is too far away. I think I do about 1 litter a day.

3. Stop night snacking. I am doing ok.

The holiday is taking its toll though - some cookies organize, attack me in various places and make me eat them

For this week
I am kicking butt with Jillian Michael's DVD and hope to be finished with it very soon (on Januaty 2nd or so)

Sista of the week
Lots of hugs to ???? on becoming a sista of the week. ???, keep it real!
You might know, that I applied for Mamavation Mom Campaign. See my application here and don't forget to tweet Leah

Hey @! I want @ to be the next Mom! She has my support!

If You are on Facebook, go here http://www.facebook.com/mamavation and post the following

Bookieboo, Lena (@elenka29) has my support in becoming the next the Mamavation Mom. She is committed. (Feel free to add something nice)

Oh, and tell you friends to help out too.
Challenge yourself

P90x in the New Year Discussion

Biggest Looser challenge with Shelley's group

WII Active Challenge

Consider Applying for Campaign 7 Mamavation Mom (15 December to 5 January) if you want to transform you life and ready to commit


  1. My great-grandmother came to this country from Russia so we have a few family traditions that come from her. We used to give gifts on Russian Christmas too. Enjoy the New Year celebration - moderation will be your friend!!

  2. Good luck with the campaign! Keep rocking the #Shred. You know I'm right there with you.

  3. Sounds like fun! I would love to hear more about your favorite foods for your feast. I love trying new things.

    The veggie detox sounds interesting. Here we are mainly farming root veggies so they are great broiled or in stews, but not so fun for raw snacking. :)

  4. Hey! Good luck becoming the Mamavation mom! That would be great for you!

    I'm ready to detox with you. I need VEGGIES!

  5. Sounds like you've got a great plan. I love veggies but not sure I could do the detox, but it's very interesting. I might have to try it sometime. Have a great week!

  6. Have a great time with your holiday festivities! That IS a late dinner, I don't think I have been up that late in a couple of years (not counting getting up with my son).
    You are doing so awesome! I really hope you will be one of the next Mamavation moms!! You know you have my support!

  7. Best wishes on your Mamavation campaign and your detox! I've read a little about detoxes, but I've been pregnant and/or nursing for almost six years now, so I've never done one.

  8. good luck with your celebration and just workout earlier in the day and make sure to drink water before the meal

  9. Your goals are awesome!! I am hoping to start Jillian Michaels DVD soon in addition to some weight training. Goof luck in the mamavation campaign!