Monthly Archives: August 2010

#Mamavation Monday Week 1

Week one is in the books.  It’s done and there’s nowhere to go but down… lbs that is 🙂

The last few days haven’t made the scale budge even a little bit but I’m ok.  6.5 lbs the first week is nothing to frown about.
Sunday was the hardest day for me.  Tradition states that after church, we all gather at my in-laws for lunch.  This sunday, that meant being surrounded by fried chicken and french fries.  warm rolls. potatoes…  but I did AWESOME!  My DH is so supportive.  We came home first which allowed us to change out of our church clothes of course but also enabled me to make a salad to take along with me because it is rare to see a fresh salad or veggies at these gatherings.

I ate my salad and I had a piece of chicken – without the fried skin of course and while I had to explain myself to the rest of the family, they were all supportive as well and my mother in law started talking about what we could do the next Sunday to accommodate this new lifestyle.  Who knows, maybe it will inspire some of the others to make different eating choices as well.

Today I even hit the gym again which I haven’t in a while.  It’s going to be tough this semester because of my schedule but I’m committed to make it work.  Tomorrow is a non-gym day since I leave for school immediately after work and won’t get home until 11:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Pick up the kiddos on Thursday but I’ll make it back to the gym on Friday.  I also envision some we fit time with the kids this weekend and bike rides in the neighborhood.

I’m excited and still motivated.  It’s hard but worth it!  How do you incorporate a busy schedule with “Gym time”?  I’m curious so let me know!

Day 1- 260 lbs
Goal- 180 lbs
Day 6- 253.5 lbs
6.5 lbs lost!



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Cauliflower is my new favorite veggie

I think cauliflower is my new favorite veggie… Made some steaks for dinner last night and *really* wanted some mashed taters to go with it. Potatoes are a HUGE no-no on Atkins so I had to find a substitute. Made mashed cauliflower with Parmesan cheese and it totally hit the spot. I’ll post the recipe soon but YUM!

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reading Plato on ereserve from alkek – someone actually hand … on Twitpic

reading Plato on ereserve from alkek – someone actually hand scanned this in … on Twitpic.

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