I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. ¬†Shame will do that to a girl. In all honesty, I’ve been hiding.

Well today I’m here to tell you that I think I’m back on track. I’m not talking about a plan, or what I need to start doing. I just did it. I had some help from a local friend. I’ve worked out 4 times in the last week and I’m watching my food. I am tracking on SparkPeople again and using my lovely droid app to help me. It’s really easy to use and I always have my phone with me. #NoExcuses

We’re going to be on a tight budget over the next few weeks so it won’t be as easy for me to eat what I want and need to be eating. Portion control is going to be key. I hope to hit up a good friend for some deliciousness from her garden on Wednesday to help with what I need. They usually have a lot more than they can eat on their own.

I still find that I’m trying to do too much. I have a big social network on facebook, mamavation, sparkpeople and I want to do it all but it’s tough. I am going to continue to work to find balance between the three without spending my entire day on the computer. That most certainly doesn’t help my weight loss at all. Also the fall will be calmer for me as far as my schedule. Depending on my progress on my own, I may apply for the next campaign with Mamavation. The two things I want most are the treadmill and help from Dr. Renna with my eating. Follow that up with making more time for exercise as a requirement will turn into a habit. I just knew the summer would be a bad time for me.

So I did step on the scales at the gym this morning and I’m at 180.6 which in the overall scope of things isn’t too bad. I’m not at all frustrated with that number mostly because I accept responsibility for the fact that it hasn’t gone down. On the flip side, I also accept responsibility for the fact that it hasn’t gone UP all that much. And now that I’m back on track I know it will go back down. Down. Down. Way down.

Congrats to @lovelyritaann for being sista of the week!

Also, I have been trying to keep up (even though I haven’t commented) and Jess and Jenny are totally rocking this campaign! I’m so proud of you girls.



  1. kia
    11:33 am on July 26th, 2010

    I am glad you are back on track. Gotta love IRL friends you can’t run from, eh? Can you do work exchange at any local farms for veggies? What I mean is make that lazy lima bean of a son of yours do work exchange for veggies he will have to eat. Bwahahaha. I am a cruel aunt. Have a great week.

  2. Yea for being back on track! Thanks for the shoutout I’m trying really hard not to let anyone down, but the pressure is kind of not fun :) Even though the only person putting that pressure on me is me. IRL friends are great for working out with! I have a friend who comes over and works out with me one to two times a week and it’s always more fun with a partner!

  3. Welcome back! I look forward to seeing how you do in the next couple of weeks!

  4. Welcome back! Feels good to be back on track doesn’t it?

  5. Welcome back! I still do my post even if I’m not doing “well.” Somehow it helps just to stay connected and kind of forces me to be honest with myself. Everyone has bad days/weeks/months.

    Hang in there!

  6. Roxy
    3:15 pm on July 26th, 2010

    Welcome back! I like your attitude. Stick with it! You’ll get there!

  7. Great to see you back! It can be hard to post every week especially when you don’t have good news. We all know how that feels. Good luck to you this week.

  8. Dont’ you love technology? I use the sparkpeople app on my iPhone, which eliminates excuses not to food journal! (I still manage to avoid it still…)

    Have a great week

  9. I can totally relate with how computer/online/social networks can suck up alot of your time!! I find that I get lost on the computer… even if I was just going to ‘check email’. :P

  10. Great to “meet” you … I’m pretty new to Mamavation and can’t wait to follow your progress. I hope you have a smooth week!

  11. When I was on mat leave I liked to reward myself with computer time – I didn’t allow myself online until AFTER I did my workout. Good job on getting back into a routine!

  12. hugs ive missed talking to you on twitter my midwest friend whos my neighbor over in IN. you can do it i restarted too and did 20 miles last week just stay focused and you can do anything