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Mamavation and Omron Challenge Week 2

When I got on the scale yesterday I was dreading writing this post. I have literally worked my bottom off this past week. I’ve been doing two workouts per day (minus rest days) and I’ve been striving to get my 10,000 steps in per day. I only reached it 3 days out of 7, though.

weigh in Jan20

As you can see, I gained this week. Not even a full pound, only .8, but how frustrating after working as hard as I have the past week. I’m sure it’s muscle and water, but UGH! I lost a half inch in my waist, my right thigh and in both arms. I think I lost in my right leg because I’m stronger in that one when doing my kicks on the Combat workouts I do.

The motivation I get from the other bloggers on this challenge is amazing. Kim is my biggest motivator. I want to be just like her! This week I want to try to get as close to her on steps as possible. That’s going to take a huge amount of walking! Sara is my other biggest motivator. Last week she came up with some really good ideas about prepping her snacks and salads for the week. Here are my measurements so far:


Date Chest Waist Hips Biceps Calves Thighs Clothing Size
1/6 45.5″ 43″ 51″ R:13 1/2″ L:14″ R:17 1/2″ L:17 1/2″ R:26″ L:26″ 18
1/13 44″ 43″ 50″ R:14″ L:14″ R:17 1/2″ L:17 1/2″ R:26″ L:26″ 18
1/20 44″ 42 1/5″ 50″ R:13 1/2″ L:13 1/2″ R:17 1/2″ L:17 1/2″ R:25 1/2″ L:26″ 18/16

Regardless of the measurements I feel good about myself. Whenever I work out in the morning I feel great through the rest of the day. My off days I feel extremely lazy. I can feel a difference in my body. Plus, I was playing basketball on Saturday and my pants kept falling down! The tools I’m using to track my progress are: an Omron pedometer and an Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale. I like that the pedometer links up to an account on Omron Fitness where I can track my goals over the week and also see my friends’ progress.

If you’d like to visit my past posts from this competition:


Week 1 Results

I was chosen!


Full Disclosure: This post is sponsored Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families.  I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions. 

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Your measurements went down! Ignore the scale, it is a LIAR.

    You are doing awesome and I am so proud and inspired by your commitment.
    Kim @ What’s That Smell?´s last blog post ..TiVo – so much more than a DVR #ImWithTiVo $100 AMEX GC giveaway

  2. You are kicking butt!!!! Kim is right, IGNORE the scale! If you pants are falling off, you are doing something right! Keep up the great work!
    Sara Phillips´s last blog post ..Onward and Downward! #Mamavation #iHeartOmron {Week 2}

  3. I hate when weeks end up like that but sometimes its just a matter of how much water you did or didn’t have the day before or sometimes it goes up a little because you’ve worked hard and added enough muscle to outweigh the fat loss. Inches are what matters more. And next week will probably be a great week
    Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy´s last blog post ..How to Choose a Daycare

  4. YOU are kicking ASS!!!! 🙂
    Not So Average Mama´s last blog post ..Omron Fitness Challenge, Week 1 Results! #iheartOmron #Mamavation

  5. Awesome Job! I am thrilled to be part of this challenge too – I needed the support of a team like this to kick it into gear this year. Glad to hear I’m in good company.
    Mary´s last blog post ..Mamavation Week Two

  6. WooHoo! What? There was a scale pic? I just saw measurement changes 🙂

  7. Don’t let the dumb scale discourage you. You are losing inches, which means you are LOSING! Keep going, you are doing amazing!
    Nichol´s last blog post ..Otterbox Defender Series iPhone 4 Case Review #OtterKids

  8. Don’t worry too much about the scale I find that it falls into line eventually. Keep plugging away and doing what you are doing!

  9. Lost inches = huge progress! Congrats!!!
    Kristin @littlemamajama´s last blog post ..I Was Less Excited Than Everyone Else

  10. Wow, congratulations on your loss! Even though the scale went up, those inches are dropping! It’s totally awesome that your pants were falling – but I bet that was a fun game LOL
    Joanna @way2gomom´s last blog post ..KickButtImmunity Project