Mamavation Monday 5

14 Feb

This week has had its ups and downs. I’m feeling better- mentally and physically. Hubster and I talked a lot this week about my family, the separation, our relationship and that helped with all the emotional weight I’ve been carrying. Hubs is the best.

 I have no idea how much I’ve lost, or if I’ve lost. The scale and I are still on a break. I had issues with an eating disorder in high school. Obsessively stepping on the scale multiple times a day was the beginning. I’m trying to me healthy, not just smaller. That’s not a road I want to go down again. Been there, done that, I’ve got the emotional scars and baggage. No thank you!

I’m pretty confident I’ve lost at least something. *Caution! Potential TMI!* If I can take my jeans out of the dryer, put them on with no problems while having my period, something is going right! That was the perfect pick me up I needed. PCOS and treatment have really sent my body on an adventure. I’m now in week two of my period (uuuuuugggggghhhhhhhh!) and I’ve felt bloated, crampy and achy every single day. Being able to put my pants on with no issues was exactly what I needed!

I’ve upped my water intake to the point where I feel like I’m floating. I’ve been attempting to cut out most of the caffeine I’ve been drinking, but migraines have slowed that process. I’ve just started double fisting with water in one hand and caffeine in the other.

My work schedule and family obligations did make it easy to make multiple meals over the weekend, but I went grocery shopping with healthy, easy to make, eat on the go nutritious foods in mind and ate that throughout the week.

I started the week well with exercising more often and longer, but I think I overdid it a bit. My hips were soooooo sore. Nordic Track-ing was sidelined and I did a lot more sit ups, crunches kind of exercises.

My appointment with the doctor was cancelled last week, but I was able to reschedule for this coming THursday. I’ll ask for the referrals to a specialist and nutritionist then. I don’t know what they’re going to say, but it can’t hurt to get more information. 

It was a great week last week. I’m feeling healthy and happy. I have zero complaints this week. I hope you all have an awesome Monday!

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9 Responses to “Mamavation Monday 5”

  1. Amanda February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Hooray for both an awesome week and being able to get the pants on with no problems; definitely a whoohoo worthy moment there!
    Dropping the caffeine is something that I’ve really struggled with. I figure as long as I’m getting more water than I am caffeine, I’ll be alright. So that’s my goal.
    I hope this week is just as good to you, minus the soreness from working out so much!

  2. Rebecca B. February 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Have you tried drinking caffeinated water? It’s what I drank when I gave up soda… it’s sold under the brand names Water Joe or Aquavitae… it has no taste or calories, and just as much caffeine as a cup of coffee or soda. I love it!!

    I hope this week goes well for you too!

  3. Lena February 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    I love doing something right feeling. Feel like I know it all. Thank for the reminder about water (I have been sliding off lately). Drink up!

  4. Megan @mnmspecial February 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Woohoo for the jeans out of the dryer fit! I also had an eating issue in hs, so I like to go by clothes during v’s scale reads.
    Great job on the water intake too. Take it easy with your workouts till you heal.
    Hope you can get some great referrals from the doc. I did awesome when someone explained how to eat the way they have diabetics do. Good luck.

  5. Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader February 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Yay! Jeans that fit right out of the dryer is a fantastic feeling! Like you, I have broken up with the scale – I weigh myself once a month. Working out and eating healthy is the reward, not the number on the scale. Have a great week!

  6. Casey February 15, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    I agree with you that it’s a great feeling to be able to slip a pair of jeans on straight from the dryer. That’s how I know things are going right, too.

  7. Katrina February 15, 2011 at 5:13 am #

    Way to go on that fresh from the dryer jeans moment! That has to be the best feeling.

  8. kia February 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I also had an eating disorder in high school and college and do not step on the scale every week as a result. I get that. I hope you are doing what you need to be doing… I have slacked the last two weeks with illness being around me a good deal.

    I am also glad you were able to alleviate some emotional weight.

    Have an awesome week. You know what you need to do… now do it. xoxo

  9. Angela @ Nine More Months February 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    That so great that your pants are fitting better! I had the same thing this week. I got my period early (Saturday, bleh) and I have to weigh myself on Sunday mornings. Not surprisingly I gained this week, but my pants were practically falling off, so I’m not complaining!

    Great job working through your emotional issues. That’s just as important as the physical stuff. Have a great week!

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