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Mamavation – The First 12 Days

Watch Lives ChangeIt has been a good but trying 12 days so far. I have lost over 12 pounds from the time that I first applied to Mamavation. I am excited. I feel better (for the most part) My watch and ring are a little loose. Woo hoo!

I am also thrilled for Alyssa who is doing very well. I like having two moms in Mamavation. It doesn't at all feel like a competition but it feels as if we are working together. I get her struggles. I am sure that she gets mine.

I have been working hard to get the nutrition plan down but I still have to refer to it everyday. My next step is to change more of my family dynamic. It seems that I only see the rest of my family around food. We meet for dinner. We go out for birthdays. Aren't other families like this? I am not sure what else to do with my extended family. I will have to think on that one. Sad isn't it?

I am feeling pretty down today and I am thinking that it is because the change in the weather. Not exactly sure. Maybe S.A.D. I will have to make certain that I take my depression medication at the same time on a daily basis and not skip a day (I tend to forget at least once or twice a week).

I work from home and my husband works long hours. Very often the only adult interaction that I have during the day is the wave to the carpool lady or with the people on the tv. It is true! Stand outside my house one day and you may here me yelling at the television or rather the people on it.

My goal for the next week is to get to the gym. We joined the Y over two years ago and I have not worked out there once. If I can lay it all out there for you guys, I should be able to do it to go to the gym. They even have FREE childcare. I think that just the act of getting out of the house will make me feel a little better.

Exercise was a total struggle today because of my attitude. I know that it's me. I did it but I wasn't really that into it. I did not work as hard as I could have.

I guess what I am most annoyed about is that I should have told you guys today. I am horrible about asking for help. It is so easy just to slide back under the covers and not see the outside world.

I should have jumped on Twitter and said the words: “I NEED HELP. I need some love today. Feeling down.” But I didn't do that. This won't happen again.

Tomorrow is another day and I am determined to wake up with a better attitude. Or at least drink a ton of caffeine.

P.S. If you guys are not wearing @EarthFootwear yet, you seriously should be. And EA Sports Active?? Get it.

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  1. thanks for the Ec dropped….

    btw, I would like to ask a favor if you could help us vote for my daughter…if you have time….your help is much appreciated….thanks!

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  2. Whenever you need a pick me upper, you NEED to tweet that out. Take advantage of the social media machine that is supporting you in this journey. Hopefully, if you get more sleep and continue consistently with the exercise, you’ll start to get a nice endorphin rush after your workout. That is defiantly a mood enhancer. I know people who went off their depression medication because they exercised at least 4x per week. It works wonders.

  3. Mary

    If you think of anything good to do besides go out to eat let us know! That is definitely our favorite thing to do together too. I have young kids so sometimes we go to the park… does that count?

  4. Susan

    The Y is great but it is really hard to stick to, especially now that it’s colder and getting out of your warm house isn’t so pleasant. I hope you go.

  5. It is hard to stay motivated when it’s getting colder out. Hang in there and keep positive thoughts coming in:)

  6. Hi! I just found your blog and I really love it!

    I am interested in learning more about your Mamavation? Is it like an online weightloss group?

    Anyways, I know you can do this and good luck! 🙂

  7. lucky you to have lost already that fast =)

    hi! your visit today will be greatly appreciated friend 😉

  8. Victoria

    If you ever need any encouragement, just let me know!! And I know how seasonal affective disorder goes – I used to get it SO BAD especially in February/March, it wasn’t even funny! But you’re doing an amazing job! Go Stacie!

  9. Stacie…

    It sounds like you are doing an amazing job! I was just talking to someone today about the need for adult interaction.. totally feelin ya on that one!

  10. Ordinary Biscuit

    Good thing you loose weight with mamavation it works effectively. Thanks by the way for ec dropping

  11. So I’m just visiting your blog from MBC (the FM group)..and am so glad I did. Way to lose that weight! I agree with the adult interaction. I totally feel that way being a SAHM. I’m currently following you.

    I just started my blog and I’d love for you to stop by my page.

    Keep up the great work on your blog!

  12. ellen

    12# is excellent-like I said I am reading your blog backwards so I am sure I will see even more. Yep, tight rings are a good indicator 🙂

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