Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Weigh-In, Week 12

on April 13, 2013

Well folks, you’ve been travelling along this road with me for 12 weeks now, how does it feel? Have you had any successes you’d like to share? I know I’ve had my ups and downs…and I hope that by me sharing both my ups and my downs with you encourages you more than if I just shared my ups. Because none of us live a life of just ups. We all have downs sometimes.

The last number of weeks have been kind of down ones for me, emotionally, in the weight-loss department but I am glad to report that I am on an up! Ok, this is starting to get confusing, especially since I’m about to tell you that I am down 2.5 lb since last Saturday! That is the same weight I weighed myself in at on Monday of this week, but I am also slimmer by another 1/2 inch around my waist. I would call this a good week. Now let’s hope this plateau has been broken for at least another 5-10 lbs before getting stuck again. Those crazy plateaus. They’re unavoidable.

Some of the things I’ve done differently this week include making a conscious effort to drink more/lots of water. I have an 18 oz cup on the go all the time. I’ve been eating mangos like crazy, well, 1 a day usually. At first I thought this might not be such a great thing, thinking that they were loaded with sugar and might affect me negatively, but turns out, mangos are apparently a weight-loss power house according to information found through google. Sweet. Literally. I also switched up my exercise a bit and added squats to the mix. And stopped eating whipped oatmeal EVERY morning for breakfast…now I have it every other morning and eggs in between.



I don’t know which, if all or any, of the above contributed to my dropping the last 2.5 lbs but it is a constant puzzle to find the right balance of what keeps me feeling full, happy, satisfied and losing weight at the same time. There’s no one right formula that will work for every person. Keep tweaking your methods until you find what works for you, beginning with the basics of eating well and exercising. And I really do stress the combination of both. Some people want to eat well, but not put the effort into exercising. Others think if they exercise they don’t have to pay attention to what they eat. You really have to do both.

4 Responses to “Weigh-In, Week 12”

  1. Lendy says:

    Thats awesome! And great results on losing inches! I was wondering if eating the same thing every day for breakfast didn’t get old and boring?

    • Little Mama says:

      I think it would if I didn’t like it so much. But I happen to LOVE peanut butter and banana together and I also love how the oatmeal keeps me feeling full so long – I need the energy to keep up with my kids! Trust me, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t eat it every day. I do sometimes alternate with eggs – I could eat those for days on end too without getting tired of them.

  2. Helena says:

    Hey Sara!
    I always enjoy reading your posts even though I don’t comment. It’s great that even when the numbers on the scale don’t budge, other good things are still going on.
    Keep up the good work and God bless!

  3. Lendy says:

    🙂 well I love eggs, I rarely get tired of those; but my oatmeal never turns out good and I’ve given up on it by now. My aunt gave me a tip awhile back and a friend did research on it too; anyway its said that drinking a liter of water first thing in the morning (before breakfast) is supposed to really help lose weight and flushing out wastes in your body. (One site actually said to drink the water even before brushing teeth.) I started it but I’m always running around first thing in the morning that I forget most of the time.

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