Thursday, January 12

Muffintop Meltdown {v.2}

Let's talk progress, points and one-for-one!!


Progress Report:

Total Weight Lost: 2 pounds
Total Inches Lost: 3.5 inches

I had a chance to sit down with the hubs to discuss my proposed point reward system.  Besides talking numbers in terms of weight lost or inches lost, the only other numbers I'm interested in are the ones that get me something I really want as a reward (besides the satisfaction of meeting my goals!)  For me, this means CASH money.  

Each day I collect points for doing something toward my goal:

At the end of each week I tally up the points, and at the end of the month I tally up those.  I can turn in my points at any time, but in order to get the bigger amounts I have to save my points. 

Did somebody say KA-CHING?!  Yeah, I want that cash, and it has so far been super motivating.

This Week:

I'm proud of these choices:

Grocery Shopping:  I didn't buy CHEESE OR BUTTER!  And since Jerry is away this week, I went ahead and loaded up on my modified vegetarian kinds of foods.  This is a HUGE win for me!
Tuesday Morning:  After a very rough night with Zion (only 4ish hours of sleep) I still headed out the door determined not to miss a free Pilates class that my Mops group was hosting!

I'd like to work more on:

Determining the difference between when I am thirsty or hungry.
Getting more consistent sleep .
Cutting down to 1 cup of coffee a day.

I totally cheated when:

I was surprised by how sad I got when Jerry left for his business trip this week, and proceeded  to justify eating a giant peanut-butter-chocolate chip milkshake to make myself feel better.  (I justified this by: hey, this ice cream needs to get out of our house…and I don't want to waste it!)

My One-For-One this week will be:  Yogurt/Applesauce/Herbs for Fats/Oils/Butter, as much as I'm able to substitute that is my goal!

How did you do this week?  I'd love to follow your success!  Feel free to link up below!



  1. Awesome! Kepp up the good work!

  2. hope you don't mind. i linked up my running and eating healthy post. I am also trying to loose my muffin top!! :) yay for loosing a few lbs!! :)

  3. Thats what the link up is for lady! Looks like you are on your way as well! :)

  4. Get it girl! You can do it!!

  5. You lost 2 pounds? That's awesome! Go, go, go, go!

  6. Leslie RussellJanuary 13, 2012

    Wow this is awesome! I am trying to lose some of my baby weight by working out, but can't seem to find the motivation to eat right. It's so much easier to grab a brownie, right? lol thanks for the motivation...I guess it's salad for dinner tonight :)

  7. good job. i really need a little network of people to help me get through this. thanks for asking me to join your link up. i look forward to linking up each week.

  8. :) Lol, salad for dinner, funny! I honestly don't remember the last time I just had salad. :) It is definitely easier to reach for the bad, but you can always switch some of the ingredients to lessen the impact, like yogurt for part of the oil, and egg whites instead of egg? :) Baby steps!

  9. I love to connect with others who are on the same journey. I find it super encouraging. So glad you came and linked up! Looking forward to watching your progress!

  10. Congratulations!  I am currently nine months pregnant and am starting to get really antsy about losing all this baby weight.  I can't wait until I can start dieting and exercising again!

  11. this is awesome! You are setting your goals and reaching them! One thing that I would recommend is the 100 work out( google it for best description). The work out is really for all ranges of fitness because it can be modified so easily! Its free and I highly recommend it! just prepare to be sore the next day

  12. What a great way to stay accountable to your goals! Keep up the great work!!

  13. Britnie RizkJanuary 15, 2012

    tell me about it, sister. this totally just made me feel better about my current weight loss goals. i want to lose like 40 pounds and i despise dieting. i can work out all day but i want to eat some yummy, delicious, food. i should do this points reward system with my husband. now that is some good motivation! i, too, blamed having a baby on my weight gain, but now she's 14 months! no more excuses!

  14. Mommy LaDy ClubJanuary 15, 2012

    Looks like you are doing really well!  My sister and I are doing an online personal trainer thing this month, and writing up our progress.  I'll come link up our posts, and you are welcome to come and link up on our Fit & Fabulous Hop on our Fitness page anytime! 

    P.S. There's something with your font that I can't read it very well, like it has white spots all over it, taking out the letters.

  15. Thanks for the cheers and congrats! You are so close! What an exciting time…plenty of time in the future to focus on losing baby weight! :)

  16. I'm totally going to check it out…thank you SO much!

  17. I'm glad you found encouragement here…thanks for visiting!

  18. Loved the link…not sure about the font issues…it was fine when I looked at it. Hmmmm.


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