Mamavation Monday – Baby Steps are Paying Off #mamavation

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I am so excited with my weight loss progress so far. I admit I’ve been taking little baby steps since October, but it’s working. And as they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

I consistently lost .5 to 2 pounds most every single week since October 15, 2012. I had one week where I didn’t lose a pound, but most importantly I haven’t had an increase in weight… not once in the last 15 weeks. For a grand total as of this morning of, 18 pounds lost. Just 20+ pounds away from my goal weight.

I’m so psyched!

What did I do? Count calories. Portion control. Seriously, the biggest change I’ve made so far is to count the calories of every single thing that goes into my mouth.

And my hubby bought me a Fitbit a little over a week ago and I’m so lovin’ it! It’s amazing how difficult it is to get in 10,000 steps a day. Especially when you work sitting at a computer a big part of the day. Or playing the role of taxi driver. 🙂 I’m also using my Fitbit in conjunction with MyFitnessPal on my iPhone.

I love being able to track everything I eat and every movement I make. I like being aware of just how many calories in, how many calories out. No second guessing.

As far as exercise goes, I did start walking on the treadmill three weeks ago. I’m slowly going from couch to 5k. I plan on running in Color Me Rad on April 6. I hope to run the entire 3.1 miles. And trust me, I am NOT a runner.

So one of my goals over the next 11 weeks is to run non stop 3 miles. Yesterday I ran .5 mile without stopping, so I’m on my way. My main goal is to finish, though. Baby steps!


  1. Congrats on your weight loss and for making consistant and long lasting changes. I hope you do well on the run. Keep up the good work.

  2. Counting calories is the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me. It allows treats as long as they’re accounted for in the number. You’re doing so well!

  3. way to go! I’m on weight watchers and I have lost just under 7 lbs so far. I have a way to go to reach my goal but I am trying to get more active while dieting. such a hard combo, I seem to be able to do one or the other but not both!

  4. You’re doing great! That’s wonderful 🙂 I hope to see you get through taht 5K running all the way!

  5. That is so exciting! I wish I was doing that well! lol Great job!

  6. Sounds like you are doing it right. I know what you mean about the 10K steps.

  7. wow, 18 lbs is great!! You’ll be reaching (and passing) your goal in NO time!!

  8. Congrads on the weight lost. I’m sure you be able to get to your goal weight!!

  9. YEah on your weight lost. I hope to get my desired weight loss soon too!!

  10. Congratulations on your weight loss! It sounds like you’re making great changes to keep the weight moving in the right direction! I hope you have an amazing week 🙂

  11. Good luck, you will do great! I love my fitbit too!

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