VOTE for Mamavation Mom

I’m always full of surprises.

What I’ve decided to do this time around is give you more to chose from. So here are the 12 finalists I have selected. Why did I select these women? I was looking for numerous things: (1) Do they have the ability to keep up with the commitments?, (2) Do they have the support to get through 7 weeks?, (3) Do they have it in them to kick some ass?, (4) Are they going to stay in the community AFTER the 7 weeks are over (as part of the contract they sign), (5) Will they be a good Ambassador for the campaign and the sponsors?, (6) Do they really need this campaign OR would they be better served in the Sistahood for one more campaign before I re-evaluate them again (this is what I have done to girls in the past).Β  If you were NOT selected, please don’t take it personally. Several of these women that I did select were not selected last campaign, but stuck around with us so I could get to know them better. I’d encourage you all to do the same and take the Move It & Lose It Challenge where you can win $500 and a pair of Earth Footwear very seriously.

Also, just to make sure you understand my feelings about voting and soliciting votes. I’m VERY easy going with how you decide to do this. Why? Because not everyone can be a social media rockstar, and for those of you who have less followers, Facebook friends, etc. you will have to rely on your wits instead to level the playing field. I encourage all of you to use your noodle (i.e. your creative thinking cap) when soliciting votes. In the past Mamavation Finalists have done the following and I find these methods acceptable: (1) Doing giveaways on their blog for votes, (2) having friends do giveaways on their blog for votes, (3) involving your church or synagogue, or (4) my personal favorite–contacting your local TV and radio station. If you have thought of something more creative than what is mentioned here, kudos to you!

If you are coming to vote, can you first LIKE Mamavation on Facebook above for meΒ  AND RSVP for our Twitter Party on 1/17 from 8-10pm EST as we announce the Mamavation Moms.

Here are our Mamavation Finalists by video. Let the Voting begin….Good luck ladies!

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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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  1. Joanne Smith January 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Wish I could of been on that list I weigh over 270 now. πŸ™ I couldn’t pick just one. I think you all deserve it. I wish you all could win. πŸ™ Good luck.

  2. mike smith January 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    everyone here is a winner tonite congrds @scoobydoo197102

  3. Jeff Gearheart January 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I am throwing my support behind Miss Lori, all the way from New York. She is an inspiration to so many people and a great friend. Lori is present for all her friends and family when they are in need, not matter the miles, the time or the need. It is time she PAID herself back with some TLC. Good Luck Lori, you are motivation to the MAMAs, PAPAs as well as the Brothers and Sisters.

  4. Akilah January 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Just voted! Best of luck, ladies!!

  5. Dawn Kellogg January 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Know you can do it Christi, Finally Loving Yourself. (Flying) love you, Dawn

  6. Robin Young January 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Good Luck! It’s so important to stay healthy and fit. Remember to keep God first who strengthen’s YOU and you will be successful!

  7. Alaina Frederick January 17, 2011 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Good luck to all the moms!!! As a former finalists I want to remind the moms to NOT get stuck like I did. If you don’t make it it’s not the end of the world. Instead follow the advice that is given to the moms and make it work for your family.

    At the end of the campaign you’ll be so proud of yourself!!

  8. Wendy January 17, 2011 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Hi Christy

    I hope you won! YOu have our vote!!!

  9. colleen caesar January 17, 2011 at 4:15 am - Reply

    I hope u win Chris!!

  10. Tammy W January 17, 2011 at 4:01 am - Reply

    @ChristiDarty has my support!!

  11. Tutus and Tantrumns January 17, 2011 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Good luck everyone!

  12. @handcraftkaren January 17, 2011 at 3:44 am - Reply

    good luck all, just remember its not weather you win or loose its ‘now you are changing your lives’ for the better, keep up the amazing work.

  13. MrsTDJ January 17, 2011 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Rooting for Alex @YoungFabMama!

  14. becky s January 17, 2011 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Good Luck Christlikemommy! I am so hoping you win! You deserve this so much! and you work really hard at getting healthy! You work so hard for yourself,husband, and your kids! Go get’em!

  15. Nancy reid January 17, 2011 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I voted for @elenka29 GOOD LUCK

  16. Stacy T. January 17, 2011 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Good luck @christlikemommy !

  17. Stacie Frost January 16, 2011 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I vote for notimemom #10

  18. Panda January 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Good luck Christi, you can do this!

  19. Jean January 16, 2011 at 3:09 am - Reply

    good luck beeacutie2, you have my support!

  20. Ericka T January 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Good luck to adventures in all things food.

  21. Glamamom January 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Go Young Fab Mama!

  22. victoria lester January 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm - Reply


  23. Cindy Cowan January 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I voted!!

  24. Jen Bowles January 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    u got this!

  25. Jessica January 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Good luck NoTimeMom!!!

  26. ANGEL JACKLYN January 14, 2011 at 8:12 am - Reply


  27. Ralph January 14, 2011 at 5:40 am - Reply

    I looked at everyone’s entry and it took me a very long time to decide. But who really touched my heart was elenka29. I mean she hit right on the spot. So motivational, so inspiring. I would like her to go all the way, not just for her, for her kids, for all aspiring mothers out there facing the same challenges. My vote goes to elenka29, and so should yours!

  28. Lori @BklynGirl15 January 14, 2011 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Good luck to you youngfabmama!!!

  29. Alex January 14, 2011 at 1:38 am - Reply

    You have my vote and support Youngfabmama!!!

  30. NaKia M January 14, 2011 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Yaaas Alex!!! I believe you can win!

  31. Tara January 13, 2011 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Go Kimberly! ☺

  32. John Spears January 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Go, Kim. Proud to vote for you.

  33. Ella B January 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    go kim

  34. Nikki January 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Good Luck YoungFabMama!

  35. jennydecki January 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I’m voting for two mamas. I think both of them would do the campaign SO proud for different reasons and together they’d make a dream team!

  36. deanna January 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm - Reply


  37. Tina M January 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Good Luck!

  38. Mimi January 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Good luck Young Fab Mama!

  39. Jean Potter January 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    go girl

  40. Tina W January 13, 2011 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Good luck!!!

  41. Kimberly Ciesla January 13, 2011 at 2:49 am - Reply

    voted for you! congrats on being a finalist and good luck to you πŸ™‚ @ciesla504 #salonpas

  42. Angel Fish January 13, 2011 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Good Luck!

  43. Roman Levin January 13, 2011 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Good Luck!

  44. ellen January 13, 2011 at 12:55 am - Reply

    You all are winners no matter what the outcome!

  45. Lua January 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Voted! Good luck ladies!

  46. Alison Hoyle January 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Good luck christi

  47. Tracy January 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    i love u kimberly gud lucky gurlie

  48. Linda January 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Good luck!

  49. Jenn of January 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Nice job ladies. All the best regardless of if you win. We’ll all still be cheering for you through the Move it or Lose it challenge too.

    • PatriciaWF January 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jenn! Already working towards goals. Not waiting for something to help me start, only I can do that, but it would be very cool to participate in the challenge.

  50. Michelle S January 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Good Luck!

  51. Yum Yucky January 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Go get ’em!

  52. meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman January 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Good luck!

  53. Renee Reynolds January 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Good Luck Kim….

  54. Candice January 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Good Luck, I hope you win!

  55. Chally January 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Because you deserve the best-outstanding daughter-in-law and mommy to the two greatest grandkiddos in the universe! I’m 100% with you for attending to your own needs and desires!

  56. Eileen January 12, 2011 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Wow…that is some big time vote recruiting! I am completely impressed and have cast my first vote!

  57. Mary C. January 12, 2011 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Good Luck To All The Finalists!

  58. Clairity January 12, 2011 at 5:59 am - Reply

    I voted for @christlikemommy. Good luck, girl, I know you can do it!!

  59. DAnza January 12, 2011 at 5:09 am - Reply

    I vote for Kimberly!!! She is an amazing mama and on an amazing journey to stay strong as a positive model to herself, her family and her friends. Keep up the good work Kimberly!!

  60. Annie @ Mama Dweeb January 12, 2011 at 1:25 am - Reply

    I vote for Andrea @NoTimeMom! She is a wonderful friend and I want to see her achieve her goals, she really has the best inspiration in her beautiful family.

  61. Sonya January 11, 2011 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Congrats to all the finalists! My personal vote goes to Alexandra! What has touched my heart the most is that I have an idea of the personal inner struggle you endure as a single parent. When you take a personal struggle and combine it with the other struggles i.e. single parenting, education, and health…and still that gets broken down. There is so much more to an individual than what is seen by the judging eyes, so often more than one can articulate. I think you are an amazing powerful loving young woman who has the courage and strength to do and be the next winner of Mommavation. I should know I am your momma and your are beautiful and amazing today and everyday with every life you touch and change. Thank You daughter for all that you teach me.

    • [email protected] Glow January 15, 2011 at 3:55 am - Reply

      You brought me to tears Mom. I love you for all that you have done for me and my daughter and the phenomenal Grandmother you are to her. She simply adores you. I’m beyond blessed to have your support Mom.

  62. Rachel January 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I voted for my girl @katjrobertson !

  63. Kris Lyons January 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Congrats Alex on being a finalist!!! You are an inspiration to all mothers.. keep doing it girl! I hope you are the next Mommavation winner!! You deserve it!!

  64. christie w January 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Congrats to all of the entries! You all deserve it. I can’t wait to follow the winners.

  65. RayMac January 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Congrats on being a finalist Alex!!! You are doing an amazing job!!

  66. Annie January 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    go for it Megie

  67. Tiffany January 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    I think Kim (christlikemommie) should be the next mommavation. She is so motivated and positive. She has faced many challenges with sickness lately but she stayes determined and keeps going. Her positive attitude is so contagious and I think she would be a great role modle to others!

  68. Alisa Adams January 11, 2011 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Love, Love, LOVE, beacutie2!!!

  69. Kelli Watts January 11, 2011 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I believe Kat is exactly the contestant you are looking for! She has enough motivation, determination, and dedication to carry an entire NFL team to the playoffs! Choosing her would definately be the best decision:)

  70. @PamelaMKramer January 11, 2011 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Oh this is going to be great! Can’t wait to see who gets the positions.

  71. Ella B January 11, 2011 at 2:48 am - Reply

    I believe that Kim @christlikemommy needs this for not only herself but to help motivate us the rest of her family to get fit and healthy and being fit doesnt mean being 110 or 120 pounds it means having your body where you will be healthy. Kim has motivated me to try and get healthy my self. I would love to be your work out buddy if we can do that it would be great. I am so proud of you not only are you wanting to get healthy but you will be a role model to the boys and us so all I want to say is YEAH KIM!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Jenn of January 11, 2011 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Congrats to all the amazing finalists. It is so hard to choose. I may just have to stop back and vote for them all.

  73. Scarlett January 11, 2011 at 12:23 am - Reply

    All the moms are inspirational, but @misslori has my vote and hopefully many others. She has worked her whole life and the lest we can do is give her what she deserves. I say Miss Lori=the next momavation mommy! Lets make her SMILE!

  74. James B January 11, 2011 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Go Kimberly!

  75. Bob January 11, 2011 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Great Job Misslori! You have Inspired all of us to work towards a better Us! I voted for you and I think many others should do the same. SmileNation!

  76. Ellen Brewer January 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    I voted for beeacutie2! Thanks for having the courage to share with such openness! It’s amazing that we get to be grown-ups and struggle so long with something that should be so simple as eating. I hope everyone gains a better understanding of how to keep their bodies in proper shape to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

  77. Laura January 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I voted! ALL of you are already winners for deciding to change your health. πŸ™‚

  78. Alice January 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    I voted for Kimberly. She has been working so long, and I’ve learned from her quest and her dedication. She’s into everything, but this is one of three constants that I see in her life. I think she needs this community support, encouragement and challenge to get where she needs to be, and with it I’m sure she can inspire others too.

  79. Gail Gedan Spencer @its_gail January 10, 2011 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, everyone!

  80. LissaL January 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Congrats to all finalists. I wish you all the best. However I could only vote for 1.

  81. Alexis January 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Congrats Kat !!!!

  82. Livi Stith January 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Best wishes KAT!!! Congrats to all the awesome moms out there.


  83. Kim Jones January 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I would like to vote for Christlikemommie. I would love to see her get chosen for Mamavation Mom! I like her spirit and positive attitude! I think she would benefit greatly! Plus I know she would be a great example and share her knowledge with the rest of her community! Thanks so much!

    Kim Jones

  84. Janell January 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Best of luck to you all. Lena I wish you the best in your journey. I am here for you.

  85. Marie @mkopp1 January 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Congrats Finalists!!

  86. Elise January 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Awesome job everyone but my vote goes to Miss Lori! Inspirational is all I can say!

  87. Jessica Dattilo January 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    The Hot Moms Club team supports Patricia Walters Fisher!

  88. Erin @wildlifebio January 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Awesome ladies!! I am so excited for each of you! Can’t wait to see what you guys do next πŸ™‚
    Good luck!!

  89. Brandy January 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness so many awesome people! It is so hard to vote .. but I voted for Kat πŸ™‚ Have a super fun time ladies! I cant’ wait to see who wins! You all deserve this!

    • Kat @ January 11, 2011 at 4:15 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much Brandy πŸ™‚ *hugs* There’s a great group of women here… any of us would make great Mamavation Moms! πŸ™‚ I am anxious to find out who wins too! LOL Crossing my fingers that I’m one of them… I REALLY want this!

  90. Jasmine January 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Exciting list of finalists! My vote goes to @MissLori, she will bring great enthusiasm and be exciting to watch!

  91. gina January 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Wow! Congrats to all of you! I look forward to seeing all of your journeys–EACH of you inspire me! Thank you!! I voted.

  92. Jamie January 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I would love to see @YoungFabMama become the next Mamavation Mom! I know she’s got what it takes to bring her life to the next level and beyond! She’s an inspiration!

    • Marilyn January 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      I was so moved by YoungFabMama! Wow! She knows how to tell it!
      She has my vote and has MOTIVATED me! Mamavation IS YoungFabMama!

  93. Bree Anderson January 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to you all and wish you the best…I voted :)-

  94. Lena B January 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Thank You for the chance to be in this campaign! I appreciate it a big time!

  95. Rebecca @ayoyomommy January 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Leah, thank you SO very much for choosing me as a finalist! I have felt so truly blessed and honored to get to know these amazing ladies, and YOU, the past few weeks and already have gotten so much from everyone’s amazing support. I need to do this for my 3 amazing daughters, for my new husband who has given me the world, for my job… and for me. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity. ~ Rebecca @ayoyomommy

  96. Hannah January 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I truly believe that she deserves this an would be truly dedicated in everyway possible !

  97. Erin @misselj January 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I would just like to wish the best of luck to all of the entrants!

  98. Miss Lori January 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I am really thrilled to have this opportunity. Thank you for including me amongst the finalists. Last year was about bravery and this year is about success for me, but I need your help to do it.


  99. Janice - Fitness Cheerleader January 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Great list of finalists Leah, i’m having a hard time choosing who to vote for. Good luck to everyone!

  100. Laila @OnlyLaila January 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Congrats to all the finalists! I voted! πŸ™‚

  101. Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom) January 10, 2011 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Leah, I am honored to be in this list of hard working ladies. I appreciate your faith in me and for the chance to try to be a Mamavation Mom. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I think I am up to the challenge.


  102. Kat @ January 10, 2011 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Oh I’m SOOOO excited πŸ™‚ Thanks for choosing me as one of the finalists! I cannot wait to find out if I will be one of the next Mamavation Moms! Good luck to everyone else as well… all of the other ladies are AMAZINGLY inspirational… you really cannot go wrong here no matter what! WHOO HOOOO may the voting begin!!

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