Welcome to Campaign #14 of Mamavation!
This time it’s a little different than prior campaigns. There are teams, striving to win and supporting one another. Also, everyone is a former graduate of the Mamavation Boot Camp program – which means we’ve all done this before. Some just finished their first Mamavation journey and are getting an extended 16-week program and others of us (like me) haven’t done this in two years and are coming back after hibernation!
I have been participating for the last 8 weeks in Mamavation Mondays with my scale weigh-ins and posts about how my week was going in terms of fitness and food. The pre-graduate campaign was something we did loosely alongside the amazing Campaign #13 Mamavation Moms who just finished their campaign to amazing results!
So you have to be wondering why I’m doing this again.
My campaign back in the day was a little bit dramatic. There were ups and downs, I lost someone I loved very deeply, and it was a tough journey for the girl who is known for being hilarious to be deeply depressed because of grief and it really created a bad situation for me personally where I felt deeply, deeply sad but felt I was supposed to be up and peppy. To be very, very clear no one EVER told me I was supposed to act that way. Leah did not tell me to suck it up and not grieve or anything like that. She was a superstar. I just had a lot going on in my own head where I didn’t know who I was without the person who passed being part of my life.
It’s taken me almost the two years since I was in Mamavation to regroup and find myself again as a person without that family member to use as a mirror to myself. I am secure in being hilarious again and am not insecure that people won’t see any other facets of me other than the funny. I write a lot more now, I like my kids and my husband a lot, and I’m in a more peaceful place.
Also, I’ve found Paleo. I don’t do enough dairy to really be Primal, but I do some dairy so I’m not 100% paleo. I eat clean and my family only eats real food. This has made a big difference in my life.
Now I’ll be using Mamavation for the motivation and kick in the ass I need to be amazing. I’m going to give back to the community and most importantly I’m going to give every ounce of tough love and motivation I can to Ms. Shelley because she’s my teammate! That’s the other thing that drew me to the campaign. I love Shelley and am looking forward to being part of a team.
I have a great, healthy eating thing going on for myself and my family. I have no fear of movement and exercise and actually really enjoy it. I enjoy the group of Mamavation Moms and Sistas and look forward to giving and receiving support and love to everyone.
Getting down to numbers…
Starting Weight: 318.4 lbs.
Difference from Last Week: +2 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 22 lbs.
Percentage of Body Weight Lost to Date: 6.91%
So, for the start of this campaign I really had hoped to be down 25lbs within the last 8 weeks. It was a pretty big goal and I didn’t quite make it. But I have lost 22lbs. in the last 8 weeks and that’s a good, solid 2.75lbs. a week on average!
I’m not sure why I keep swinging back and forth. I think it has something to do with my body releasing weight, feeling shocked and then holding on to it but I’m not entirely sure. I think I’m going to consider it normal because the weeks I gain weight I’m not doing whiskey shots and binge-eating french fries. I’m just doing what I do.
But for this campaign I’m going to turn up the heat and see just how awesome I can do in the next 8 weeks.
I mean, who doesn’t love a good competition?