Shay Sorrells AKA @ShayBL is going to be on Mamavation TV this Monday night. She is one of my favorite contestants EVER on the Biggest Loser. Her story is inspirational. She is a wife and mother of two small children. As a child, she was in foster care from age 5 to 18 and from that became an emotional eater. When she started, she weighed in at 467 lbs. and was the biggest girl to ever enter the Biggest Loser program. She had a tough road ahead of her and almost gave up the very first day, but hope kept her there. She fought to say on campus and create a healthier lifestyle. Becoming healthier was very important to her. While she was on campus, she shed 172 lbs. like a butterfly shedding it’s cocoon. (But with a little more blood, sweat & tears.) And today I would consider her a perfect example of how the human spirit can triumph against all odds.
Shay Sorrells aka @ShayBL didn’t win the Biggest Loser. The grand prize was not in her reach, but no one in America seemed to care. She didn’t need to win, because she had done something far greater. She inspired the country. At the end of the season, Subway offered her a very special challenge. For every pound Shay loses in between Season #8 Finale and Season #9 Finale, Subway will match that pound with $1,000. When she weighed in she lost an additional 52 lb.s and received $52,000 from Subway. Then afterward they gave her another challenge. Run the NYC Marathon with Jared in November and she’s going to do it. Can you imagine? What an awesome way to keep her focused, driven and continuing to inspire us all. Props to Subway!
It’s also Mamavation application week. If you are interested in becoming a Mamavation Mom for campaign #5, make sure to read this and click through to the application. I’m accepting applications from June 21st to June 30th. Make sure to get your videos in early, cause I like early birds. They have more time to show me how serious they are about their application. I’ll take some time at the end of the show for any questions you have about the Mamavation campaign or the Sistahood.
MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV.
SISTA OF THE WEEK: And a BIG congratulations to Rachel Lacy @Rachel_L for being the Sista of the Week! Give her props on twitter girls!!!!
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by @Subwayfreshbuzz. They are offering two (2) $25 gift certificates. So for those of you who want some Subway love, make sure to mention Subway in your Mamavation Monday post with a link back to their site and you will be entered to win.
SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over twitter.
GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):
1. A $25 Subway Gift Card from @Subwayfreshbuzz (2 winners)
(Yes, that is 4 gift certificates total. 2 for the blogging carnival and 2 for Mamavation TV.)
To Enter (leave a comment for entry):
1. Hit the Linky
2. Tweet out this Message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV win a @Subwayfreshbuzz $25 gift card and be inspired by @ShayBL, http://bit.ly/d9tEWu”
Extra Entries (leave a comment for EVERY entry):
1. Download the Alexa tool bar, http://www.alexa.com/toolbar (this will help your Alexa rating go up and will help Mamavation too!) (1 entry)
2. Apply to open an Open Sky shop (2 entries)
3. Comment on a Mamavation Monday post. (1 entry for each blog you visit)
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