Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Confessions, Visitors and Encouragement

Hello there!

Ok, let's get the confession out first.

I didn't do any running last week. or working out. or anything.

So, anyway I've gained at least 10 pounds now.

And, then, to make matters worse,... we have this awesome body building couple coming to visit our family this weekend.

ok...I know you have all been complimentary of my determinism in the "working out" arena but we are talking about a gal who can squat 500 pounds and leg press 1,000 pounds. No, I'm not giving out her name because that might implicate my identity..."ha, like anyone cares"...

Her boyfriend is the funniest guy and he can leg press 2,000 pounds. And I repeat I am not making these numbers up. So, amidst being so excited about their visit...I'm also having these irrational, "but I'm not eating clean thoughts."

Isn't that the dumbest thing you have ever heard? I have an excuse even...I'm pregnant...which we're telling them this weekend. In fact, the only reason for my abrupt stop in working out was because of exhaustion ....induced by my pregnancy.

A very happy reason.

I was so exhausted that I would stumble into bed with all of my clothes on...even my shoes...sleep 10 or so hours. And then after only a few hours of being awake...I wanted to fall asleep again.

But fortunately that awefulness has passed. I'm much more awake and interested in the world around me. And now I'm trying to figure out a way to trick myself into exercising again...and eating better.

Hmm.... so that's my update.

I have great empathy for everyone who is trying to lose weight, exercise, stay in shape, eat clean...because I know it is so challenging. It is challenging to me.

But today I found encouragement in the most unexpected place.

Lately I have been fighting a chest cough. So, this morning my thoughtful husband brought me a Halls cough drop. On the outside of the individually wrapped drop were these words,

"Don't give up on yourself."

I wonder if they have any idea how much a word of encouragement can really help boost the spirit.

I read more words, "You've survived tougher."

"Don't wait a precious minute."

If you're reading this..."Thanks Halls!"

I liked the "Don't give up on yourself" best.

Remember, friends, you're doing better than you think.


Sunshine Mama


  1. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your friends, SM! Glad the extreme tiredness is letting up a bit!

  2. It was nice to read your blog today! I can relate with the tiredness...we are expecting #7 too!

  3. Hey there, Sunshine Mama!
    I'm pregnant too, and sooo sick and tired. I can hardly manage to keep myself alive and fed, much less work out or eat healthy. :-P

    You are pregnant with your 7th child, so you should give yourself a little break. You know what to do when the time comes to lose the weight; you've done it before.

    And the most important thing is being a good mother and wife, which you are. :)

    I hope you had a good time with your friends, and I hope you find your groove soon!

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