Monday, May 24, 2010

Sexy Mommy Weight Loss Challenge

Summer has definitely arrived around here. Today the high got into the 90's and the humidity is hovering around 100%. It's nasty.

This post is introducing you to our weight loss challenge that started today - well yesterday really. Four women - all Mommy's - 13 children between us. We have all struggled to lose weight, eat healthy and exercise so we decided to have a contest. Simple rules and a really great prize.

First one to lose 10 pounds wins a $100 gift certificate to Nordstrom to spend on shoes - or something great. We all chipped in $25 dollars and it must be spent on something you would normally never buy. I am kind of obsessed with this bag though it is still too expensive even with the gift certificate. You could buy $100 worth of expensive make-up or a fabulous necklace or the pair of blue pumps I saw there on Saturday that called to me.

I just got everyone's weight and measurements today. When this one is over, we may do another based on percentage of body mass, but this time we just wanted to keep it simple. I will post everyone's weight loss on Sundays - but not our actual weight - because we are just not that adventurous.

The rules:
No fad diets. That means no cabbage soup, no liquid fasts, no diet pills, no South Beach Phase One etc. We are trying to make healthier food choices, eat more whole foods, drink more water, consume less sugar and find some time to move while taking care of our families and working.

The players:

Me (Stacey): Single Mom, three kids, Full-time Daycare with 14 children in and out from 6:30-6:30 every day. Three kids in soccer and two side businesses making cakes (somewhat detrimental to weight loss) and selling pretty crafty things.

Susan: Full-time Ophthalmologist (call her for glasses, eye surgery or botox!), mother of 5 children who are involved in 512 activities including traveling soccer, piano lessons, swim team, oboe lessons, gaming competitions (Pokemon) and I can't remember what else. She spends more time in her car than anyone I know.

Caroline: Mother of three including a nursing baby. Two of her kids are named Calvin and Sophie which means we were meant to be friends. She will be putting updates on her blog as well. Sister to Kelly.

Heather: My sister out in Utah, Mother of two including a nursing baby. Works part-time as well as taking care of her growing family. She will be updating her blog as well.

So, yesterday I started this challenge. I started even though I had a cake order being picked up that morning and had to make this.

But, I did not lick the bowls. I have two containers of ganache and frosting in my fridge. If anyone wants to come and pick them up to use on top of cupcakes, let me know.

I did not eat some chocolate covered strawberries.

I fed them to the kids for breakfast because I am a cool - yet chunky, Mommy.

Instead of chocolate, I have a bowl of Kashi cereal for with skim milk. It needed some fruit, but I was in a hurry to get to church. For dinner, I cheated (already!) and had a Trader Joe's chicken tamale. It was actually quite tasty and low fat and I could not face cooking as I was exhausted. More on meals and a recipe in the next post. So far, I have done really well though I have noticed that I have upped my intake of diet coke. This could be due to the weather or the fact that I am seriously behind on sleep.

Wish us luck and if you'd like to play along, let me know!


  1. i want to play too!!!! that is awesome. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time and since I last weighed myself a week ago, I've gained 3 pounds. The age of 30 has attacked me with a vengeance. I'm not kidding. I'm in need of a serious diet make over...since there is nothing to do in Bend that I enjoy during the winter and winter lasts forever, I eat. BTW, congrats on your 90 plus degrees. I know it sounds completely awful, but what would I give for that!!! It's not supposed to get above 60 here for the next week. We've had one day this year over 70 degrees.

  2. Go girl!! I'm definitely in need of some weight loss as well. I hope you lose those 10 pounds & win the gift card. Great incentive & idea.

    Good luck!

  3. Emily! You are more than welcome to join us! We just barely started and figure it will take a while to lose weight without a fad diet.

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