I've decided to join in on Mamavation's
"Move It or Lose It" Challenge. Today is
the first day of the challenge and those
who are entering are required to do the
following:1. Create a Mamavation Monday post each week of the
campaign and update us on your weekly weight loss.
2. Include a picture in each post of your toes on the scale.
We need to be able to see how much you weigh in that
picture in order to verify your weight loss.
3. Measure yourself and post your measurements
on your first Mamavation Monday post with week
one of the campaign. Then measure at week 5 and
week 7. Include bust, waist, hips, thighs, & arms.
4. Take pictures of yourself, front and back. Post
them on your first post and then take additional
pictures to post on week 7.
5. Continue to support the Mamavation Sistahood
on twitter and engage with them daily
6. Link your weekly post up on Bookieboo.com
in the Mamavation Group, so others can encourage
Here are the updates for my
first day..yes, scary. But an
eye opener for me.
Don't mind my stubby toes..I had my 6 yo
take the picture so I wouldn't weigh more holding
the camera. Goal weight: 190 at least.
Measurements for Maopa L. aka MPuanani
Weight = 299 pounds
Right Arm = 18 1/2" in.
Left Arm = 17 1/2" in.
Waist = 45 1/2" in.
Right Thigh = 30 1/2"in.
L Thigh = 30 1/2" in.
Bust = 49" in.
Hips = 55 1/2" in.
uggh..here's my front view.This will change
soon enough! Lei took this while I wasn't look
Now that you've seen my pic. and measurements let
me tell you about my story. I've never been skinny &
the closest I've gotten to thin was size 12 after my
second child, Tia. During my teen years I had reached
size 16 at 5 ft. 9" and wanted to be thin like my friends
but thought that I was just big boned and was meant to
be a thick girl.
After my 2nd child I was always watching what I
was eating and made sure I stayed at my new size.
I then found out I was pregnant with #3 (Lei) and
gained 40 something pounds after her and tried
to shed the weight. I was currently going through
a divorce after I got out of the hospital and went
through depression that I tried hard to shake off.
I stayed at size 18 for a couple of years, then
got married for the second time and lost it again.
This time going down to 14 for a year. I was
taking weight loss pills to lose it quickly, but then
it came back and then some. After my fourth
child I ballooned to a size 20 and stayed there
for 5 years. This year is the heaviest I've ever
been, 300 lbs and size 22 jeans.
I need help and positive motivation to help me
on my journey to weight loss. I don't receive
that from my husband at home and feel that
with the help of the Mamavation moms, I won't
feel alone in my journey. I want to prove to him
that I'm not a fat lump sitting at home doing
nothing. I take care of our children, clean the
home, cook his meals, wash his clothes, take
out the garbage,etc.
I'm pledging to become a part of the Mamavation
Sistahood and hope that I'm doing things
right so that I may be a Mamavation Sister.
I've created goals to accomplish along the
way, as well as following in Pete Cohen's 28
day program through Mamavation.
1. Drink Plenty of H2o daily. I've started
drinking up to a gallon a day and notice
that my energy has gone up and my tummy
is starting to go down a tiny bit.
2. Make sure that the kitchen is well stocked
with fruits and vegetables. Our favorites are
oranges and bananas.
Tip: I just learned that a bit of banana can
help you get rid of bloating!
3. Go back to sleeping early, so when I put
the kids to bed..go to sleep too. Which has
resulted in my waking up early to get the
kids to the bus stop on time and more things
getting done earlier during the day.
4. No more eating after 6pm. This is working
for me. I'll admit it's really hard to keep to
it in the beginning. But I'm getting used to it
and starting to see the results. Like no more
chest burns in the middle of the night, becau
se I'm up blogging until 3 or 4 in the morning
and still munching on cookies or sweets.
That's done away with and I'm feeling really
great so far.
If you'd like to join in, Visit Mamavation through
Bookie Boo to learn more. I'm putting up a
Mamavation page soon to keep track of all
my activites and weight loss journal. I'll let
you know once it's up!! Thanks for reading
and I look forward to meeting you through