Monday, January 11, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Most of you who have been reading about me for that past year pretty much know me. This will be a review for you...Who knows, you may learn something new about me!

My name is Kim. I'm 31 yrs old. I've been married for almost 9 years (shit, may anniversary is on Thurs!!!). I have a 6 year old daughter. And, as you can probably tell, I'm easily distracted.

I was chubby when I was younger, but as I got to be a teen I thinned out. When I was in elementary school, I was always self conscious about my weight. I weight 108 lbs when I was in the 5th grade. (Weirdly enough, I weighed less than that when I was 18.)

When I was18-19, I thought I looked as good(ish) that I could. I weighed 105 & was good to go. Sure I always had a little pooch that no amount of sit ups could fix, but whatever. Was I happy w/my looks...NO!

When I was 19, I decided to go on birth control. I was too lazy for the pill, so I went for the shot that you gt every 3 mos (I have no probs w/needles, for those of you thinking the pill is so much easier. Look at the blog name!). Your body can react like it's pregnant when you do this form of birth control. I was tired all the time. I was nauseous. I put on 50 lbs. Scary shit for the girl always worried about how much she weighed!

I was able to take most of that (ok, 1/2) off by the time I met my hubby through diet, exercise, & pills. I've probably tried a good portion of the diet pills out there. I hate feeling like my heart is going to beat out of my chest, but if it means that I don't have to work harder, it's worth it, right?

When you're with someone for a decade, you tend to get comfortable & a lot of people let themselves go. This is what I have done. I can blame it on my daughter, but that's taking the easy way out. I can blame it on my thyroid disease, too, & while I know that that's part of it, I know there's more. Plain & simple-I let myself go. I gave in to the laziness that has always been a part of me.

What I am trying to do is get myself back out of my lazy habit. I want to be ABLE to be active. My daughter doesn't need to grow up remembering me on the couch (which are most of her memories so far).

My goals for this week are small. I put them on my music post, but I'll put them here too.
  • Get moving in someway, shape or form.
  • Drink my 64 oz of water
  • NO SODA!!!!
I could make a ton more goals for myself, but Leah says baby steps.

Peace & Love


  1. I had that same thing happen when I went on the shot. I know what you mean about feeling in a rut. I'm trying to drink more water too and I HATE it. LOL Good luck!!

  2. You can do it! Water will be your best friend!

  3. We are here for you! I too am trying to drink more water. yuck!

  4. Think how much exercise you'll get getting up to go the bathroom every 20 minutes from all that water!!!

    Good luck.

  5. Baby steps is the way to do it! Good luck!!!

  6. Drink baby, drink! I find that adding lemon helps make the water go faster.

  7. Looking forward to hearing about moving, I do believe it's a part of the equation to be healthy. You're right, baby steps is the key. You're doing great!

  8. Love it. Take those baby steps. Welcome to Mamavtaion Mondays!!

  9. It is the small goals that will pace you for the long run! Good luck in your journey. I am glad you posted today.

  10. No soda is hard but I have been doing it so it is possible! I am working on the water. Keep it up. It is good to know that I am not alone in my struggles so thanks for this post!

  11. I like the no soda pledge. That is a VERY good first step to healthy living. My first one, as a matter of fact. I started off 4 years ago as an absolute couch potato...and today I'm able to keep up with the best of them, so it's entirely possible. Baby steps...a bit at a time. Be patient with yourself. You didn't gain all that weight in a day, you certainly won't be able to take it all off in a day.

    We will be here to support you!! XXOO

  12. awesome goals...... i am soo afraid to give up the soda totally . i am down to one (ok, maybe 2 a day) baby steps, right?

    have a great week and goooood luck!!

  13. Those baby step goals are a GREAT place to start! You can do it, girl!

  14. I have got to drink more water.

    But why does it have to taste so ....
    "COKE LESS" ?

    YOU CAN DO THIS, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    **look 2 comments on 1 post, True Friend (Just sayin)


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