Proof that I can! #Mamavation

I’m nothing if not honest, right? Right.

So, I was a bit scared when I decided to apply to be a Mamavation Mom. I know my past. I know that I have tried countless times to lose weight or eat healthier and they have all failed. My willpower was non-existent and my commitment was nil.

I knew I felt really committed this time but I couldn’t help wondering if my track record would come back to bit me in the butt. The first week would show if I was going to fall back into old habits quickly or if I had the gumption to really follow it through. (All the other times I’ve lasted about 3 days.)

Last Sunday I stepped on the scale and saw the number that sticks it’s middle finger up at me most often. It read “200.8” lbs. ICK! I seriously considered throwing my scale away and getting one that didn’t show the 10ths of pounds because really, can’t we just say 200?!? No, it’s 200.8. There’s that middle finger again.

This week I proved that I really did have what it takes to accomplish my goals. I worked out every day this week, including:

  • Completing Week 2 of the Couch to 5k training. (3 workouts)
  • Strength training 2x this week.
  • On the one day I didn’t make it to the gym I used the “Just Sweat” mode on Just Dance 2 and shook my money maker for an hour.

In addition to that I signed up for an account with I saw a lot of the other ladies using it and thought I would give it a try. I set a goal to lose just 1 pound a week. I figured I’d start small so I wouldn’t get discouraged. It was my first week after all. To lose 1 pound my base calories per day would be 1500. This was teeny tiny to me. I’m pretty sure I ate close to double that, if not more. Of course, each workout added more calories I could take in but by changing the foods that I ate, I wasn’t hungry all the time. I actually ended up having calories left over each day.

So all of that is fine and good, but the real proof would come when I stepped on the scale this morning.

weight january 10

Can you see that? Here let me zoom in a bit…

Yes, that’s right it says “196.8” !!! Forget what I said about the “.8” it matters! I’m sure you can figure out what that means. I’ve lost…


I couldn’t have done it without the support of my #Mamavation sista’s! All I have to do is check out the stream of tweets and I get motivated to get off my arse and get out there! Thank you all so much!


  1. Good work Tina! Keep it up!
    RobMonroe´s last blog post ..A Square Meal

  2. Fabulous weight loss! Obviously you rocked it. I bet you were shaking that booty like your life depended on it. So proud of my fellow Sista.

    Good luck tonight. I am nervous and trying to remind myself my chances are slim… 5 outta 21? yikes. But, I know each of us is hoping to be chosen. Definitely sending good thoughts your way.
    Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday Ugh- are those my Toes

  3. So proud of you, girl!! Yay!! All you have to do is trust the process and it happens!! Woot! I’m so glad you have found Mamavation and that being part of a group of positive, hard-working women is helping! Yippee!!

  4. Congrats…great job on the 4 pounds…you rocked it girl! 🙂

    I was successful too…I exercised 4x this week and ate within my calorie range too which is 1300-1600. I need to try and stay on the lower end though. Tomorrow will be my weigh in day! Crossing my fingers I am as successful as you are!

    Congrats Tina!
    Tammy´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday Tears for Edie

  5. Good Job!!!!
    Pepper´s last blog post ..Super Surfing Sunday – Happy New Year

  6. Awesome job on the 4 pounds!

    Also – Couch25K is a tough workout! I started it and had to quit because it snowed and was icy here for a month straight! BLEH!

    Amazing job!

    Best wishes with the campaign

  7. Congrats on the weight loss!! That’s great news and a huge achievement! Best of luck to you as we anxiously await to hear who our finalists are. I do encourage you to stay with us even if you are not chosen. You will learn so much from these gals as well as the rest of the Sistahood! *hugs*
    Marie´s last blog post ..P90X Challenge-Start of Week 2

  8. WOW! Congratulation! This is a huge deal – I hope You do stick to it and not fall back onto your old habits. XOXO
    lena b´s last blog post ..Love me- Love me not – Mamavation Monday 13

  9. Woohoo!!! Congrats on the FOUR POUNDS. You CAN do this. Good luck with the campaign and the week. Stick to the baby steps and consistency.

  10. Yay! Four pounds! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    Mrsfatass´s last blog post ..hey Rocco! call me!

  11. Shelley (@momma_oz) says:

    WOW! Remarkable loss! I’m so proud of you 🙂 youa re going to do FANTASTIC! I’m also training for a 5K using C25K program. It’s TOUGH but doable! Keep it up – you inspire me!

    Good luck this week!
    Shelley (@momma_oz)´s last blog post ..Get to know your Mamavation Mom Applicants – Guest Post – Rebecca B

  12. Woo Hoo. What a great job you have done! You won’t fall back with all of us here to cheer you on! Great Job Tina!
    Louise´s last blog post ..Cuddl Duds Active Wear Review and Giveaway

  13. FOUR pounds?!?! Woo to the hoo!! Awesome! You obviously did the right things this week! Good job with the workouts and with your nutrition – keep up the good work! So glad you’re part of Mamavation 🙂
    Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog post ..Mamavation- I Need a Plan

  14. Way to go on the weight loss and the workouts. Keep up the great work!
    Jenn of´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday – Support- Strength and Sniffles

  15. Rebecca @ayoyomommy says:

    YEA! That is AWESOME! Congrats on your loss! Keep it up, girl!

  16. Great job on the weight loss! Keep up the good work! I am so proud of you. 🙂
    Angela @ Nine More Months´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday 01-10-2011


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