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Monday, January 4, 2010

Mamavation Monday

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With the New Year, came a new promise I made to myself to lose 40lbs by my 40th birthday (May 29th, which is over 20 weeks from today) that is only 2lbs per week, and it is more manageable for me to think of it like that, it almost sounds easier to do then losing 40 whole pounds. Granted I do need to lose way more then 40lbs, but I thought that was a good (and obtainable) goal for me to get started. With money being tight, I didn't want to join Weight Watchers again. Let's face it, I know what I am supposed to do I have joined and quit 4 times over the last 8 years. I got out all my books (which I have to admit, I suck at writing down my food/points) But I knew I couldn't do it alone. I was on the phone with Cheryl over at The Budge Bunch (she is a real life friend, if you didn't already know) and I was telling her I should do a post every week on my weight loss and really wanted it to be on a Monday to keep my weekend eating" in check". I knew my bloggy friends would be awesome support.
Then on New Year's Eve I was doing some random Tweeting and Leah @bookieboo replied back to me to say "hi". We have been twitter friends for a long time but haven't talked to her in a while. I am convinced it was "meant to be" cuz the minute I saw her reply I thought "Leah can help me." Leah has had her own struggles with weight and lost well over 100lbs. Now she helps others with her two websites, BookieBoo and Mamavation. If you are not aware Mamavation is an awesome weight loss campaign , for more info go check it out HERE. You don't have to be a "Mamvation Mom" to get the weight loss support from all the great ladies on the site. There is also a great group called the "Mamavation Sistahood" which consists of women who are seriously focused on their own weight loss and heathy lifestyle. They are there to support eachother. I am trying to "get in" on the Sistahood, I think it will help keep me accountable. Let's face it, it sucks and is a lot of hard work to lose weight. Why not do it with a group of other moms who are in the same boat or have been and know exactly what you are going through. So I hope you can help me stay on track, and join my every Monday on my blog for my "Mamavation Monday" posts to see how much I lose each week. (( fingers crossed)) Oh yeah, I almost forgot Leah also hosts a "Mamavation" MomTv show on Monday nights at 10pm EST. (Jeez, she is one busy biotch I don't know how she does it all) I will be there tonight, will you?
Thanks
xoxo

16 comments:

blueviolet said...

I wish you all the luck in the world to reach your goal! :)

Suburbs of Atlanta said...

Looking forward to future posts on your progress, I think it's great. I think your breaking the pounds in the weeks is a good idea rather than looking at the whole pound.

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Good luck, my friend. 2 lbs a week is soooo doable! Then when I am in crunch-time mode next year for my wedding, I can come to you for advice!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

This is my first week doing a Mamavation Monday post too! I'm looking forward to cheering you on this year! I love the mutual support and encouragement of this group of wonderful ladies.

Colleen said...

Good luck!!! Hope I can be some support by joining the sistahood also! Your thoughts on weight watchers is how I feel about gyms...why join as I know I will just waste the money and not go. I have made a goal to exercise at home.

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Trish said...

I know you will succeed in your goals and I am so happy to be right here cheering you an and rooting and cheering you

Daenel said...

Good luck reaching your goal. Love that you have broken your goal down into something manageable ~ thinking in terms of 2 lbs a week is a lot less intimidating that thinking about 40 lbs.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

So looking forward to encouraging you in this journey! great goal and totally attainable! Im the head cheerleader who is big on workouts so bear with me hehe. I will be asking from what workouts you're doing and trying to push you. Welcome to the Mamavation family!!! Its a fantastic group of woman.

thehorizontalyoyo said...

Maybe knowing that there's going to be a buttload of ladies looking over your shoulder, you'll be better about tracking points?

Anyway, I'm pledging to be one of the sistas and look forward to reading your posts each Monday!

Good luck~

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

I will definitely be there tonight!~ Great post

Mandy said...

Welcome to Mamavation! There is always room for more, and we will be there to support you as you burn all those pounds away! Woot!

Get Real Girl said...

I am working on two pounds per week, too. I will chat with you tonight on Mamavation! We can do this together.

Fitness Family said...

Hi Tina! Two pounds per week is absolutely doable. Keep up the good work!

bookieboo said...

I AM one buzy biotch! lol

I'm so glad you came back! XXOO I'm so excited to get to see more of you again!

Kim said...

With that goal in mind and friends cheering you on you will do great. I lost a bunch of weight two years ago and threw out my fat clothes. Now my clothes are getting tight and I am back on the wagon. The new wii fit is really helping and I have a similar goal to yours. Maybe we can help cheer each other on. Here's to us and a pair of skinny jeans!!!!

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