Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mamavation here I come. Give me a glass of water.

Yesterday I posted about my wreck of an office. Well, as you might imagine, my life has become a bit of a wreck since Cora died, and that includes my physical health, too.

Right after she died, I didn't eat much at all. But, then I began comfort food eating. I was, and still am, much too tired to cook. I ate what was shoved in front of me, which was often fast food. In the past month or so, I've made an effort to cook more and make healthier choices, but I needs some help. I'm needy this week, first my office, now I my health. Only, I don't think it's being needy. I hope through sharing some of my problems, I help you.

Thankfully, most of you aren't dealing with baby loss. I know some of you are, and special hugs, but that doesn't mean you can't relate to my individual problems.

I've been hearing about Mamavation for months. It's a group of women that support each other through health and fitness goals. The community includes active participants really willing to support each other. That's what I need right now.

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I have to take this slow. I honestly, don't have the energy for big changes. But, that's what's so appealing about the Mamavation sistahood, everyone works at their own pace.

Besides wanting to lose a big "chunk" of weight, I truly want to be healthier. My daughter died of a heart problem. I owe it to her to make sure my heart is healthy. I know improving my physical health will help me sleep and also give me the energy I need so badly.

For this week, I want to drink more water. That's it. I want to start with one small change. I want to take this slowly and master that step. I go days without drinking water. I like water, I do, I just sort of forget about it. Plus, I've got a serious diet coke habit and reach for one of those before water. So, I need you all to check in and see how I'm doing. Ask how much water I'm drinking. I'm going to track each day to make sure I've had at least 8 glasses.

I look forward to reading the posts from all the women in the Mamavation community to support what they're doing and learn about future changes.


  1. I am so happy for you for finding awesome motivation and venturing outside of the normal! Finding great support is the key to sticking to your goal! I know you will do awesome because your an awesome woman!

  2. Hey 1 change at a time is actually better! I've heard that you are more likely to stick to the changes if you do it slowly. Good luck this week! And I can't wait to get to know you more. :)

  3. Hey Lady!!! So glad to see you here!
    I think it's great that you're reaching out for help.
    And, I think you know, I am here!
    I'll bug you about the water too. : )

  4. Nice to meet you Kristine! Good for you for taking smaller steps to start. Small attainable goals are key to reaching for the stars! We are here for you!

  5. Hi Kristine,
    You are an amazingly strong woman and I know that you will reach your goal of better health one step at a time. Every time you share a piece of your story you help women all over the world.

    Pretty sure you know where to find me if you need encouragement.


  6. "Give me a glass of water" LOL - Love it! Fitness has so many amazing benefits and I'm so happy you're joining us :)


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