Monday, October 11, 2010

Mamavation Monday- 10/11

This last week was a bit better than last week other than when JR went to light the furnace flames decided to shoot out of it. The furnace is more than likely the original furnace when the house was built about 50 years ago. So, now every time that the furnace kicks on flames shoot out of it! So instead of leaving it on we had to shut it off although we did think about just leaving it on and leaving for awhile just to see if the house would still be standing. My dad delivers fuel oil and he had their furnace guy come out to look at it. He cleaned it out, but it was still shooting out flames. So, the verdict is we needed to get a new furnace. We thought about using the left over insurance money that we will get from the Jeep that got hit by a deer because JR was just planning on fixing it himself(which he can do and I love that he is a Jack-of-all-trades! I think that's why I married him!). My dad called me the middle of the week and said that he was going to be getting us a new furnace! He has a special account through his work because he doesn't take his employers health insurance, so the money that they would be putting into his health ins. goes into a different account and he is allowed to use this account for furnace and other related things. So, he doesn't even have to pay for it! We now have the new furnace in the basement and have to wait for JR's step dad to come and help him figure out what all we need to get to get it hooked up. One major crisis has been solved! Amanda of @beeacutie2 really cheered me up the one night when I was really down about the furnace. She really made me laugh!! Yeah, girl you know what I'm talking about!! LOL

On the smoking front.... I still am, but I have really cut down from what I used to. I had a doctors appointment the other day and she prescribed me some meds to help me to quit. I went to the pharmacy to pick it up and they said my insurance doesn't cover it and it was over $100! I cannot afford that right now. I went home and looked at the insurance info that I have and it said that it should be covered. To make an hour long story short, I have to call a lady that covers the insurance stuff at JR's work today!
This week despite all the stress, I think I did wonderful with eating right! For dinner just about every night I had a salad instead of pasta and other things. One night I made some Baked Ratatoi and I loved it! I wish the rest of the family would have liked it as much as I did.  With everything going on this last week I didn't get in as much exercise as I would have liked, but I did get some in. I have been journaling my workouts and food, but really slacked off with it this week. So one of my goals is to get back into journaling. Yoga has been my savior, although I was only able to get it in once this week. I hope to get more in this week.

My absence with Mamavation TV the last few weeks is because I have been trying to spend more time with JR, but I will be making a come back this week! I have really missed all of you and I need some ME time to really focus on my weight goals and KEEP me focused!

This week I am not posting what I did fitness wise due to my lack of journaling, but here is my fitness goal for this week:

  • 30 Minute Elliptical
  • 50 Minute Slim In 6- Ramp It up 
  • 30 Minute Elliptical
  • 60 Minutes Slim In 6- Burn It Up
  • #Tworkout or Yoga- Which ever I feel like doing
  • 30 Minutes Elliptical
  • Yoga 
  • 30 Minute Elliptical
  • 60 Minute Slim In 6 Burn It up
  • Yoga 
  • 30 Minute Elliptical
  • 50 Minute Slim In 6 Ramp It Up 
  • If I get something in that's great, if I don't not to worried.
  • If I get something in that's great, if I don't not to worried.

I didn't weigh in last weekso this is for the last 2 weeks.
This week my weight is 158.4!!

I lost 1 pounds!!

Waist- 37 Same
Hips- 37 Lost 1 inch
Right Thigh- 22 Same
Left Thigh- 22 Same
Right Arm- 11.5 lost 1/2 inch
Left Arm- 11.5 lost 1/2 inch
  • Keep breathing
  • Keep up with my fitness & food journal!
This weeks blogging carnival is sponsored by SUBWAY!!! Guess what they are giving away this week...... A green iPod Shuffle and a $10 iTunes gift card!!! I so need this when I am on my elliptical and the baby is eating her cereal while watching Dora! This would also be great for yoga! The  Commit to Fit Campaign is great for everyone! Jared is truly in inspiration to all that are over weight.

I would also love to thank Amanda of @beeacutie2!! Thanks so much for your support!!

Also don't forget I have tons of giveaways going on right now!

Shiva Rea's Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga from Acacia
alo- Bamboo Short Sleeve Tee
Aurorae Yoga Mat
Moss YogiBand from Grow to Grow
CSN $35 Giveaway!!


Anonymous said...

you really had a lot on your plate and under the circumstances, I think you did remarkably well! Congrats on the new furnace - I love when little blessings come just when we need them. You are gonna do great this week - I can feel it!

Lisa Johnston said...

oOOoohh so sorry to hear about the furnace!!!! How scarey for one, but then to know it needs to be replaced... that's a lot to process!

I hope you have a better week this week, love!!!

Momma On The Run said...

Congrats on your 1 lbs loss! I hope the insurance issues get resolved. My husband used the patch to quit smoking his insurance paid. It worked for him in less time then it called for.

Hope this week is a better week for you! Chin up!

Colleen said...

Good luck on quitting smoking! Congrats on your loss this week and good luck on your goals!

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

aww sweetie I am so glad on that night to help you out and remember that when my ac went out my dh told us it was a chance to just not wear clothes!!!!! I heart you so much and glad we are friends! Know I am always here! *hugs*****

kia said...

Good to see you Carrie. Good luck with the smoking, the exercise is nice, but you know the tabacco is a hard habit to break. I love that you have been abandoning us on Mon. nite to spend time with JR, that is a beautiful priority.

Steph-Fit Mom in Training said...

I'm so glad you got your furnace replaced. And more so that you didn't discover the flames when it's freezing cold and you need that heat on. Shooting flames is not cool...unless you're camping and making smores or something. But even then...
Congrats on your weight loss this week. I hope you are able to straighten out everything with the insurance. They can be a real pain (I speak from experience...I work for an insurance company LOL!)

lorrie said...

wow your schedule for workouts is awesome good luck with that, a great program to use is sparkpeople i use that to keep track of my food and fitness

hope you have a great week

lorrie said...

wow your schedule for workouts is awesome good luck with that, a great program to use is sparkpeople i use that to keep track of my food and fitness

hope you have a great week