Mamavation Final Post: @ninemoremonths

Fun with the family.

I can't believe it. I did it. I survived two Mamavation campaigns. In a row! I was nervous, and unsure of how I would handle it. I maybe thought it would have gotten a little easier, but honestly it didn't. I will probably struggle for the rest of my life with making time for myself. It won't be second nature, but it is starting to become a habit, … [Read more...]

Campaign 8: Building Character – 1 lb at a Time!


I can hardly believe this is my last post as a Mamavation Mom. After this I will be spreading my wings and continuing my journey with weight loss. My sights are set on a healthy weight I haven't been at for years. Now I have the tools to do it! Spring is a busy season around here. Planting has begun and everywhere I look there is potential … [Read more...]

Sweat is my Drug.


Before we start...head on over here and read the awesome article that the local news station wrote on me...I'm pretty flattered and hope I put a great face on Mamavation :) So last week I talked about motivation to lose weight, and how your primary motivation NEEDS to be that you are doing this for yourself. I'd like to reiterate that you … [Read more...]

Popping into Week 6

Popcorn can fill you up without all the calories

Oh, for the love of Food! Yeah, it might have helped get me into this mess... but, it is also helping me get out of it. With a little planning, new knowledge and help, food has become my alli in this weight-loss journey.  It is nothing to be feared or hated. Food is good for me. I have to make smarter choices about how I fuel my "gas … [Read more...]

Week 5 and healthy snacks with @ninemoremonths

Sweaty and tired but oh so happy.

I can't believe it is week 5 already! It's been going by crazy fast, and I'm a little sad that there's only two more weeks left. On the bright side, in a little over 3 weeks I get to meet and hang out with some of my Mamavation friends! I am really looking forward to getting away from the house, letting loose, working out, and having fun. Other … [Read more...]

One of those crazy days…


It's week 5. (see what I did there, with the picture and week 5? OMG, I hope it's week 5. Otherwise my joke just fell super flat.) And just when you think things get easier, life likes to sometimes throw an enormous wrench in the works, trying to halt all semblance of a routine or normality, and you have to struggle to stay on track. Losing … [Read more...]

Week 5: A Recipe For Success

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Have you ever seen Chef Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares? Restaurant owners call him in to figure out why they can't make their place successful. Is it the food? The decor? The attitude of the staff? Every place is different, but the one thing they all have in common is the owners have no idea how things got as bad as they are. I feel like my … [Read more...]

Planning is Key. Week 4 with @ninemoremonths

Ready for a home run!

I've never been a planner. In fact, I'm a very last-minute kind of person. Schedules? No thanks. Calendars? Mine are blank. Meal planning? A foreign concept to me up until a few months ago. Things that I would have never done on my own are things that I now welcome, thanks to Mamavation. Having a workout schedule is incredibly helpful for someone … [Read more...]

I don’t wanna, and you can’t make me.


That's the stage we're going through with Chuck right now. Everything is "NO!" and running away, laughing hysterically. Funny enough, that's how I'm feeling with Mamavation right now. I don't want to work out, and I don't want to eat right and I just want to lie on the couch and revert back to the "old me". I want to run away from my … [Read more...]

Have You Seen My Motivation?

My Inspiration, My Future

It was a hard week for me. The tools are all here, but now I have to get all of them to work.... together. For nutrition, this is the first week I am creating my own meal plan following the exchanges and calories Alysa first outlined for me at the start. I am happy to work back in some of our family favorites. Last night we brought back … [Read more...]