Mamavation Monday: Week 8

This week I learned a les­son.  What I’m doing is not to lose weight.  It’s to get healthy.  I need to do what I need to do, and even­tu­al­ly the results will come.  Weeks when I do well, I expect to lose weight.  Weeks when I don’t do as well, I don’t expect as much of a loss.  My body and my expec­ta­tions aren’t always on the same page though.  That’s why it’s so impor­tant to focus on the long term goal of being healthy vs. the imme­di­ate result of los­ing weight.

Last week­end, we were out of town.  We did­n’t eat like we nor­mal­ly do.  I also had *that* week of the month this week.  I expect­ed it to be a hold­ing pat­tern type of week.

Pre­vi­ous loss:  5.8 lbs

This week’s loss:  2.4 lbs

Total loss:  8.2 lbs

Who knew?

This week, I’ll be keep­ing up on the water and fruit and veg­etable intake.


  1. Wow! Great loss for the week!

    That’s such a huge real­iza­tion, isn’t it? When it sinks in that weight loss is just a by-prod­uct of liv­ing a health­i­er life.

    So proud of you, Casey!!

  2. Con­grats on your week! I know it can be a real ‘head-scratch­er’ as to the why and WHY of weight loss. Ulti­mate­ly I know that mov­ing every­day keeps me heart healthy and burn­ing calo­ries… cou­pled with good food choic­es I know it will come. Just some days I wish it was con­sis­tent!

    Have a great week and yes, eat those veg­gies!

  3. *That* week always kills me. I have zero moti­va­tion to move…unless it’s to get choco­late. Kudos to you for the loss and the healthy food deci­sions and mind­set!

  4. Nice job on your weight loss! I’m also learn­ing that my body and my brain don’t always work in sync with each oth­er!

  5. Con­grat­u­la­tions on the loss for the week and learn­ing those valu­able lessons along the way. This is how you make a lifestyle change.

  6. Whoohoo! Con­grats on the loss, and more impor­tant­ly on the les­son learned. 🙂
    Keep up the awe­some­ness!

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