The week started off a bit rocky. I found out that I was not selected as a Mamavation Finalist. It really hit me harder than I thought it would. Out of 11 applicants, 5 were chosen as finalists. Falling in the bottom 50% really kinda sucked. I felt that I was putting my all out there and staying committed and active, but my best just wasn't good enough. I have a hard time getting those on my Facebook and twitter communities to be active on the Internet and place votes and/or post comments as to why they support me. Either that, or I don't have as much support as I feel I should have. That was a bit tough to see. People can spend hours on the Internet wasting away doing nothing, but when I ask for something that takes TWO SECONDS, and it could help impact my life for the better, for LIFE, they won't bat an eye at it. Society at it's best.
One thing I did realize-- The community is still there for me whether I am selected as a Mamavation Mom or not, so for that I am very thankful.
I did have a good week as far as the scale went! I lost about 4 more pounds! I weighed in at 274.1 lbs. That is officially smaller than I have been since before I had my daughter. This means that I have lost about 11lbs since I my first initial gain. But about a 4 lb loss since I first weighed in and joined the Sistahood.
Monday evening into Tuesday I really felt horrible. I ended up coming down with a horrible double-ear infection. I missed Tuesday/Wednesday at work. I was not able to exercise, let alone walk or hardly sit up, so I really feel that I will see those 4 lbs back on the scale on Thursday when I weigh in. I have been attempting to make up for it since.
Now to tonight, (Sunday), My DD Gigi was being excessively whiney at dinner and at the grocery store. Gave me the thought that something may be up. She immediately felt warm. I get home to a 101.6 deg. fever. Looks like it's ANOTHER sick day from work to take her to the doctor. Please send a few get well prayers to her. She didn't want to move off of the couch once we got home, which is a definite sign she's down and out.
Then...I receive a phone call from my brother telling me that a man on a motorcycle ran into the back of my father's SUV(he was not in it) and the man passed. Even though the loss does not impact our family completely, I am sure my father is a bit shaken up. Definitely an unfortunate situation for sure. Prayers are going out to the family of the man that passed.
Tomorrow night they will have the twitter party to elect the two Mamavation Mom's to go into the 7-week virtual boot camp to a healthier life. I plan on following right along and doing what they are doing in order to get myself in better health and better shape. Congrats to the final 2 and I am always here for any Mamavation Sista :o)
Here's to a better week and God Bless!