It used to kill me when someone I admired said they were disappointed in me. I would practically keen and wail and gnash my teeth and rend my garments in my agony.

I was a very dramatic teenager.

But nothing kills like being disappointed in yourself. And I am very disappointed in myself this week.

I had soda for the first time in a LONG time. I had alcohol (one tiny gin & tonic) for the first time in almost 7 months.

And I gained.

Boy, did I ever gain. I’m up 3 pounds from last week. Despite all of the walking and cleaning I did….it just isn’t enough for me to play with my kids and count that as exercise.

This is my first plateau. This is also my first actual weight loss struggle too. I was not fat until after I had my children, and I allowed myself to slide down the slippery slope of french fries and skipping breakfast and being a bad food influence on my friends and family.

I know there will be more plateaus. But I refuse to rest on this one. I won’t sit down and feel sorry for myself, like my subconscious really wants to do.

This week, I’m kicking my own butt. AND! I am starting boot camp for roller derby, so I HAVE to stick to this, I don’t have a choice.

As for the Mamavation question of the week: What qualities do you look for in a healthy breakfast? Any go-to breakfast recommendations for a busy mom?

I’m big on smoothies. I love them. Especially green smoothies. You just shove a bunch of stuff into a blender and you’re good to go. That covers me and my 11 year old. My toddler isn’t a huge fan of the smoothies, but she loves fruit. So she gets whatever fruit we’ve got in the fridge plus some whole wheat toast with peanut butter.

Still working on my fiance – he has coffee for breakfast 😉

This post is sponsored by Quaker Oats and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation and sponsored by Quaker Oats



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary (MsMary'sWorld) (@msmary1962)
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 08:33:02

    Stuff happens, and something as small as some water weight can put on 3 lbs so don’t get overly upset. And the longer you go without soda the nastier if will taste, after over 3 years of not drinking it iced tea and soda taste like dirt and I just can’t drink it. Have a great week; 😀


  2. jillian
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 15:15:16

    For me, breakfast absolutely must have protein in it. I like a PB&J for breakfast — it’s fast and yummy, and it has protein (real PB) and complex carbs (100% whole wheat bread) and a little sugar from the jam for a quick energy hit. A breakfast without protein just won’t last me long enough.


  3. Morgan
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 17:57:51

    I totally agree with Mary. I gain 3-5 lbs before my period, and then one day, it’s gone. No need to panic.

    Also, nice henna!


  4. kia
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 20:16:50

    Get back to what works for you. I am so sorry that the week with the soda and g+t was the week you gained. You know what you need to do. Get back to it.


  5. Megan @mnmspecial
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 22:25:02

    Love the scale pic showing some leg/creativity! Sorry it was a plus week. I also had a plus I’ve been blaming on my surgery, but I know its my new found chocolate addiction my husband is pushing me into.
    You’re strong & I have faith you will kick (haha auto spell inserted lick) your own butt. Hugs!


  6. Kelsey
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 12:26:01

    Oatmeal with banana, dried fruit and nuts is always a winner

    I also like a blended salad smoothie
    4 cups lettuce
    2 cups spinach
    1 banana
    1 mango
    Serves 2

    It’s not a race it’s a journey! 2 steps forward 1 step back is the way it goes sometimes. you’ll be okay! xxx


  7. Katrina - @craftsbykatie
    Aug 20, 2011 @ 17:12:11

    My 2c? Hang in there. You know what needs to be done and you are totally capable of kicking some weight loss butt. I’ve seen you do it and I know you can do it again. Hugs!


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