Friday, January 7, 2011

Love me, Love me not - Mamavation Monday 13

Since we are on the middle of choosing finalists for Mamavation Campaign 7, I figured this is a clever title. Don't you think? Maybe be not that clever, but I like it.

Since, I am starting to feel like a politician during the election season, I'd like to say this:
Nah, I am not going to say anything. Vote for who you think is right for the job

We are hear to lose weight, learn to live healthy and support each other. So, let's do just that.

My biggest achievement of the week - I completed 30 day shred. YAY!
Biggest project of the upcoming week - Detox! Since the holidays are finally over, I think it is time to get rid of some unwanted stuff in my body. I love my carbs, so it won't be easy (it is never easy - and I've done this few times). At work I am still temporarily relocated, so the closest restroom is quite far and ... it will not be fun...

If you haven't had a chance to check out my post about Kefir, please find a minute and do so - it could make a great addition to your healthy life syle.

Have I ever been injured start­ing a new exer­cise rou­tine?

I decided to get a health club membership after my first baby and worked out for about a week and a half before I had an actual session with the personal trainer. The trainer made me do an exercise and I told him that my knee made a noise. He ignored it. The knee kept popping and ended up getting dislocating. I went through few days before getting my chiropractor to put it back. However, it became a constant problem, because I got pregnant at about the same time and weight gain just made knee dislocation are regular thing. It got much better after I started loosing weight though
Keep track of goals
-2.4 lb since last weigh in I am now 194.2 (initial start 04/01/10 - 209 lb). Have 4.2 lb to go. I could get used to this progress
2. 2-3 gallons of water a day. I empty my jumbo bottle every day (2.2 L is 9 glasses of water) and sometime fill it again half way

3. Stop night snacking.
I am much better now since holiday treats are gone

For this week
I am planning to start my 7 days detox on 01/10. More about my detox here.


Mamavation TV

Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV. This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Salonpas.

Challenge yourself

Biggest Looser challenge with Shelley's group Join FB page and don't forget to chart your progress there

WII Active 2 challenge

Join us on Wednesday, January 12th from 8-10pm EST for the Less Pain More Gain Twitter Party with SALONPAS

Giveaways You might like

Kidswitch Giveaway light switch to let small children safely and easily turn lights on and off without having to reach, stretch or use unstable items as stepping-stools

Big Yoga – Flexibility This DVD focuses more on creating more flexibility in the body, to make a more challenging Yoga practice comfortable for those with weight issues, stiffness, or injury

YumYum Dishes, are cute ceramic bowls that hold up to 4oz of our favorite snacks

Your Name in Crayons
,These crayons are made in plain or swirled letters of your choice. They also come in the following alphabet letters.

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  1. I love the politician analogy! So true! So hard right now-- we are all trying to support one another and try to be hopeful for ourselves! Yay for you on the shred!!

  2. Way to go!!

    I'm a late night snacker like you and so glad the holidays are over and those goodies are gone. It is definitely much easier to abstain when they aren't staring you in the face.

    Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Congrats on the Shred! I am on day 3 and I am really sore. Do you think you would do it again?

    I wish you the best tonight! I know we all want it and are hopeful. Either way, I will be seeing you in the EAS active challenge and around the BL Challenge.

    Congrats on the loss! You are really working hard. I also love all the support. Thanks for reminding me about breakfast every morning. Cheers! (notimeMom)

  4. Awesome job on the shred and the over 2 pound loss!!! YEAH!!!

    Best wishes in the Mamavation Campaign. Remember, even if you aren't selected/win, we are still here as the sisterhood!

    Have a great week!

  5. Awesome job with the Shred! Best wishes on the campaign! Like Scarlett said, we will be here to support you and help you along if you are not chosen this time around.

  6. You give me hope that I can finish The Shred. Level 2 is wayy hard, I dont even want to imagine what Level 3 is like!! Ugh!! You are doing great on your water intake, I really need to step it up and drink, drink, drink!! Though I always feel so bloated when I drink alot of water. But I know that its good for my body so I have to keep that in mind. Going to go check out post on Kefir, have heard about it! Good luck this week on detox! Good luck on Mamavation as well! Its been very nerve-wracking

  7. Good luck with this week's challenge of your detox. You are a hard worker and it is a stepping stone to your overall goals. Have a great week, and good luck with the campaign.

  8. Yowch, that's a terrible injury! Good luck on the campaign. What a great speech! I'm rooting for you!

  9. Great job! Way to go on the shred! I can't wait to get to know you and the rest of the sista's more!

  10. Good luck on the campaign but don't get lost in the politics of it all - remember that you are already a winner for making the changes to better your life! I'm here to support you!

  11. Woot woot!! Awesome weight loss this week! Keep rockin'! And congrats on making the finals. So proud of the success you've achieved so far!

  12. OMG I'm so proud of you!!! 30 days!!! you are the ONLY one who finished!! you deserve a ticker tape parade!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticker-tape_parade)

    Love "we are here to lose weight and support each other" YES!!!!! that's what we're here for completely!! I know you'll stick to it no matter what and I'm here to support you!

  13. Great job! You can keep going and accomplish so much!

  14. wonderful job on the shred! I am so proud of all you have done!

  15. Wow u r doing great! Oh to be under 200 again...

  16. Great job with the Shred program! I've been so much more successful detoxing since all the junk is out of my house too. Just makes life easier. Good luck with your week.

  17. Great job with 30-Day Shred. Best of luck with the Mamavation campaign and your detox too.

  18. Lena, you are still doing awesome! You are so committed. I love it!
    Thanks for being an inspiration - congrats on the achievements, you definitely deserve it!!

  19. Congrats on your loss and being a finalist! Lots of luck!

  20. Congrats on completely the 30 day shred! That is awesome! Good luck on your detox, I think that's a great way to get rid of the nastiness from the holidays. I wish you the best of luck this week as we find out who the winners are. Win or lose, you are still doing an amazing job and I am proud of you!