After the tragedy that struck Boston the twitter announcement party was cancelled (obviously we were all too devastated to even think about a party).  So they postponed who would win until yesterday afternoon when we heard via twitter that announcement would be made.  The other mom's and I were waiting anxiously to hear the news.  When I found out I won I couldn't have been more excited and scared.  Within minutes of winning my inbox was flooded with the to do lists, contracts, etc.  It was scary but you know what this is what I need.  I need someone all over my ass.  I need to get my shit organized and do this.  Once I get a handle on all on all of this I will be over the moon.

That being said you will find me posting weekly over on Mamavation so come check it out.  Also, because of the time commitment with Mamavation you might not see me as much around here.  Its not that I don't love you...I just need to get my shit done.  So stop on over Mamavation and check it out...its an amazing place to be.

Thank you again for all your support and love, It means all the world to me!
Hey everyone I know I already posted but I figured if I didn't do my post tonight I might be too nervous/excited to post tomorrow.  So this week in terms of a recap-According to my home scale I lost a bit under two pounds but having to put clothes on to weigh in at weight watchers I was down .8 which means in two weeks I have lost almost 3 pounds and you know what that is just fine for me. As a girl who only looses about .5 a week I will take it.

Mamavation Mondays For the first time in a long time I feel confident that I can do this again.  For a long time I have felt defeated and not wanting to put in the effort.  Yet for these last few weeks I have been pushing myself diet wise and fitness wise to a whole new level.  I was asked to try not eating grains after breakfast and I have pretty much stuck to that...it has sucked but it has made me really think about what I am doing in terms of eating.  I realize that I waste a lot of calories/points on carbs.  Carbs that are although whole grain might just be adding to my weight issue.

Then the fitness piece-I have done more fitness challenges this last month then I ever have.  Earlier this week I did 340 burpees, I won't lie I cried.  I mean cried when the hazing came out on twitter.  How was by big heavy ass going to get that done.  Then I got a message from Greta one of the other moms and she was crying too.  It made me realize this is hard for all of us, but we can do it if we put our minds to it.  So I did it, 20 at a time, sometimes ten...over the course or a few hours I got 340 on them done.  I was so friggin proud of myself.

That pride also carried over to starting my training for a 5k-I started that Sunday.  I won't lie I hated every damn second of it....but I did.  Even when I thought I would quit the running portion I kept going because if my ass could do 340 burpees it sure as shit could do this training for a 5k!

Needless to say I am so happy the direction I am heading.  If I am chosen as a Mom awesome lots of hard work ahead but I can do it.  If not this has been an amazing push in the correct direction.

Hope you all had as great of a week as I did!
Ok folks its one day till the people over at Mamavation make their announcement about who will be the final three Mom's.  I more time that goes by the more I realize I want this.  The more disappointed I know I am going to be if I don't.  I also know in my heart that I will try again if the time is right for the next campaign.  Yet, I want this now, it just feels right.  The other thing that weighs heavy on me is that the other four moms and I are now talking every day.  Not only on twitter but we FB message each other all day long.  I am not lying, I am starting to wonder if we are all just glued to our phones with the amount of time we chat everyday!  I know that when three of us move on and two are not chosen that the fun we have been having will change. I  am sure we will still chat but it won't be the same and that makes me a little sad to say the least.  So that is where I am at a sort of nervous mess!  I will let everyone know should I be chosen (hell you might here my screaming from whereever you are)
I AM A FINALIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I am letting that soak in for a bit.  I am so excited to be one of the top five.  Althought the downside of that is makes me realize how much I want this.  How much I want to be one of the three.  I have some stiff competitoin.  Lindsay, Amy, Melissa, and Greata are all great ladies, all of whom really want and need this just like I do.  I will find out on Monday night if I am chosen.  As I said in my last post regardles this is just a step in my journey, if I don't make it then I will apply again and keep plugging away.  If I do-blogger may need to get a bigger font for that post. 

If you aren't already a Mamavation Mom go check it out-its an amazing group of ladies.  If that isn't your thing, then come cheer me on on Monday night to see if I get chosen. 
Mamavation Mondays So for those of you who don't know tonight the finalists in the Mamavation Campaign 16 will be announced.  I can honestly say I am nervous-I have gone from hey this is an awesome opportunity to damn I really want this.  I want it bad enough to some days to actually do 200 burpees and walk circles around my house to get my steps in.  Yet, should I not get chosen I would do this again in a heart beat.  Not only did a meet some amazing ladies, more than that I got my ass in gear.  I made some much needed changes and began my journey towards a new healthy life.  In fact this week I lost two pounds at my weight in at Weight Watchers and that is the most I have a lost in a long time.  I have a feeling that all that hazing has something to do with it.  For that I will always be grateful to the Mamavation community finalist or not.  I will check back with everyone tomorrow to let you know if I was chosen as a finalist or not.  Thank you all for your support and love especially for all those in the community and good luck to all the amazing woman in the competition.  Also feel free to stop by the Mamavation TV show on Monday to meet those finalists.  Its a good time-so come check it out!

“This post is sponsored by Color Maker & Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women. I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway ” 
Since I have signed up for the Mamavation Mom's I decided that there is a lot of things that I needed to change and one of them was my priorities.  Not that I am like sticking the kids off in a corner or something but I decided that somethings that I previous had dedicated time to I no longer had the time or to be honest the energy to do.  I know that if I am chosen as a Mamavation Mom-there will be a ton of my time dedicated tot he eating and fitness program along with posting for the group.  So some of the things that have changed is that I have put working out, meal planning, and tracking above some of the other things that I usually do.  No more sitting for a long time on the couch with my lap top surfing the next or watching TV and knitting.  Instead I am usually finishing a workout and showering later than normal.  As referenced in the picture below I am not keeping up with my nails.  For those who know me I am a fanatic about my nails.  Something had to give and I wanted to be healthy more than I wanted my nails painted.

Yikes they are bad with no polish on them-Mainly because I bite them

Every day my goal is to get in 10,000 steps, in distance that is about five miles.  To get that many steps in I often have to march around my house while doing chores or for the past two nights I have marched in place while watching Dr Phil!  That is certainly a chance from my usual nights after the kids are in bed!
My steps as of 8:30pm

Then finally, the biggest change is the eating.  I was asked to limit my grains to breakfast only.  I am a carb girl.  I have really changed what carbs I eat to brown rice and quinoa but to go no grains after breakfast is tough (oh yeah no sugar either, but its more the carbs I miss).  So now I have to think more consciously about what to substitute into my usual meals to replace the grains and still be eating enough good food to keep me full.
Tonight's dinner of sausage and peppers, broccoli, and my favorite roasted beets 

So as you can see I have been making a lot of changes around there...and you know what-A lot of these were very much needed!