Sunday, September 23, 2012


“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Goran Eriksson

Weight loss this week - 2 lbs.
Weight loss total = 40 lbs.

This past weekend my uncle celebrated his 65th birthday. Seeing family members that I haven't seen in almost a year was nice. A bunch of them who live in the city of Chicago are the ones I only see a few times a year. I live in the suburbs. Having them tell me that I've changed so much since the last time they saw me made me feel accomplished.

 My change made a difference and it shows. Do you know how great that feels. Having my family members tell them they were proud of me and how far I've come made me happy. But then most of them would do the usual line.. "Tell me your secret.. I wish I could do what you've done." I always answer with the same line.. "You can do it too." They always walk away shaking their head saying they can't, It's not that easy.

Funny how that was me a year ago. I always would complain of how I needed to change and lose weight. Then my wake up call came knocking. My cousin passed away. Dying at the age of 37 and leaving a wife and daughter behind is not where I want to be too. I didn't want to leave my husband and two children behind. So I took my first step. With the help of my lifelong best friend Shannon, I joined the mamavation community.

August 2011

September 2012

With this community they have been with me through my ups and my downs of losing weight and changing for the better. I went from 168 lbs. to 128 lbs. in a year. I went from using insulin shots three times a day to take a diabetic pill twice a day. What a difference a year can make. So when someone tells me that they can't do it I always say yes you can. You just have to take that first step. My first step was frightening but I did it. I can still remember doing my first 2 week challenge and having finished doing the first week of workouts I thought I died. Those jump squats, lunges, and burpees nearly killed me. But every day after that was so much easier. So you see looking back makes me realize how far I've come.

So when someone tells you you're getting so tiny, you're looking so good, keep it up. That's the motivation you need to keep going and also know that you're doing something right.

I hope everyone has a great week. Happy Monday everyone :)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Feeling Defeated...

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"Being defeated is only a temporary condition. 
Giving Up is what makes it permanent!"
~ Marilyn Von Savant

Weight loss this week - 0 lbs.
Weight loss total -  38 lbs.

A couple of weeks ago I was so close to my goal. My goal weight is 120 lbs. I was at 126.8 lbs. So close. I am now back to 130 lbs. A few back steps to say the least. I am not one happy camper. I feel so close yet so defeated. They do say the closer you are to your goal the harder it gets to achieve it. I am at that point. 
I've already kicked up my workout a notch, but now I really have to buckle down and real watch what we eat. Yes I'll admit it I did side step and I'm regret doing it. That extra ice cream bar or that extra serving of mostacholi is now making me pay dearly. 

What do you do when you feel defeated? I could really use some ideas on how to shed the last 10 lbs that I need. I hope everyone has a great week this week. I will leave comment love tonight. 

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Almost there..

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”

Weight loss this week - 3 lbs.
Weight loss total - 42 lbs.

Happy Monday everyone! The summer is almost over. How many of you have allergies? If you do have them are you in the same situation I am in. Miserable? I am so miserable today with my allergies that all I want to do so sleep and not be bothered. Eyes are itching and I am not feeling well. Even though I would just love to lay in bed all day today, I got up and am now writing my blog and in a few I will be working at starting the 2 week challenge workout again. My goal is so close away that I hope with the 2 week challenge I will reach it sooner than later. I hope everyone has a great week this week. See you all next week. :)

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