My Friend is a Big Loser

{Tomorrow, I will be sharing my One Word for 2013 with you and that will make this post even more relevant!} My friend, Jessica Heights, is sweet.  People use that word to describe others often but I really mean it. You look up sweet in the dictionary and there is a picture of this girl.  She is a mama to four, a wife, a writer {who blogs here}, co-host of Allume {the largest Christian blogging/social media conference} and has managed to find the time in all that to write an e-book that is going to encourage and inspire lots of women, this woman included. The 100 pound loser is a quick and simple read, that provides inspiration, encouragement and practical tips for those of us looking to lose weight and live healthier in 2013 {or any year for that matter}.  In her conversational … [Read more...]

Multi-Tasking Monday

I am starting my own theme for Mondays as I have so much to share... First, my vlog for Monday Mingle, hosted by Eighty MPH Mom. The questions this week were: Do you have siblings?  Did you want more or less siblings when you were growing up? What was your wedding song? Did you do anything special for Valentine's Day? Tell us something special about your spouse/partner Here are my answers: Then I need to give you my Mamavation update.  I am down another 2.3 lbs this week (which is absolutely amazing considering all the awesome food we had at Blissdom).  I have not been able to walk outdoors because there is 4 feet of snow on the ground but the hubby and I did a lot of unpacking/cleaning so I am assuming that is where I burnt off most of the calories.  I continue to drink ice … [Read more...]

Mamavation Monday

Last week, I had my friend Katie guest post about her campaign to be one of the mamavation moms and I am happy to report that she won!!!!! Congrats to her.  She really put in a lot of time and effort and I am very proud of her. But, back to my weight loss/get healthier journey: I have lost 2.6 lbs in the last week! I have walked everyday (even in the rain, I have a pretty umbrella) I am drinking water like it is fine wine! What I want to add this week: Add in a workout video at least twice a week (and do workout video when children are not home so that I do not get made fun of during double time on Tae Bo) I'm sensitive (ha!) Think I can do it?  We shall see! For more Mamavation motivation, check out Bookieboo.com. … [Read more...]

Multi-Tasking Mamavation

I am applying to be a 5'4 1/2" 171lb. social experiment.  Given that my undergrad major was psychology, I love social experiments.  The desire to understand human behavior and what motivates change.  So, when Leah from Bookieboo announced on Twitter that she was launching Mamavation I was immediately drawn to the concept: organize a team of experts and cheerleaders to encourage one mom in her fitness journey.  Then, and almost as immediately, I was drawn to the concept that the one mom should could be me.  Why do I want to be the Mamavation mom? My fitness and overall health have been on my mind a lot lately.  I have gained 15 lbs in the last year and almost 40 in the last two and a half.  While I could sit here and make legitimate excuses for this, the fact remains that my doctor has been … [Read more...]

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