Confession Time

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On Tuesday the 15th, I swore to my husband I was going to have everyone packed and ready to go so we could leave bright and early Wednesday morning. Everyone’s piles were neatly stacked, laundry was being done and so ‘official packing’ would wait a bit longer. I snuck upstairs to play “dress-up” to decide [...]

Vegan Banana Berry Smoothie – Addicted to Smoothie Recipes #mamavation

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I thought that I’d share with you, as my first and introductory post to Mamavation and being the newest Mamavation Mentor/Cheerleader, my current addiction love of smoothies. I’m one of those people who, if I love something, I balls-to-the-wall love something. Like, can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t stop talking about it, making my family and [...]

A Weigh-Less November – Want to Join Me?

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I’ve been running consistently for two months, now. I began running to shake up my work out routine, add in some killer cardio, and get over yet another plateau, in hopes of finally reaching my weight loss goal. Instead, I’ve gained weight back. Sigh. I know it’s my body building muscle faster than it’s shedding [...]

Project You Magazine – Did You See (Me)?

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The folks over at RoleMommy.com have made absolute magic with a wonderful new magazine called Project You. I feel blessed that I got to be a part of it for their inaugural issue. From their website: Project You is all about you – joys and challenges you face while also being nurse, confidante, chauffeur, teacher, [...]

Eat Clean with Asian Noodle Bowls and Nakano Rice Vinegar

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Do you like Asian food? We eat something Asian-inspired at least once a week here, preparing anything from stir fry, to wontons, and much more. (Can you tell we love it?) Our newest favorite dish combines chicken strips with soba noodles, soy sauce, peanuts and Nakano Rice Vinegar to make a lovely meal. This recipe [...]

My New Goal – Run My First Marathon in 2011

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I’ve come to a decision recently. I want to run my first marathon sometime in 2011. It has my heart in my throat thinking about it; the excitement pulsating through my veins at the thought of breathlessly crossing the finish line, accomplishing that humongous task, falling to my knees, weak and proud. Invigorated yet exhausted. [...]

30 Day Shred Results

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Here it is, my 30 Day Shred Results! The month of March was a test of wills. A test to see if I could hack it with Jillian pushing me to work hard while she made me drip sweat into my eyes. If I could do the 30 Day Shred, then I could (probably) hang [...]

Weight Loss Update and New Fitness Challenge

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This is it, folks. It’s about to turn into March which means in one month I’ll be celebrating my One Year Dietoversary! Whoa! In this past year, I’ve done the Wii Fit, the EA Sports Active, the Wii Fit Plus, and EA Sports Active More Workouts and I’ve lost almost 40 lbs. Wow! Before pictures [...]

My Weight Loss Story and Tips to Help You Lose Weight

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2009 was *the year* of years for me in terms of becoming healthier and finally shedding “the weight”. I did it, I battled the “baby-weight war“ and freakin’ won, man! I successfully lost 35 lbs by making smarter food choices and working out utilizing the Wii (and a little ingenuity)! Woo hoo! I still cannot [...]

Need Encouragement and Mojo – Got Any to Spare?

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You ever feel like this year is going to be your year? I’m not saying I mean is this year your year, mind you, I’m saying, have you somewhere down the line realized, at one time, that you’ve had a pretty spectacular year, and that maybe, just maybe, it was your year? I’ve kind of [...]

Weight and Fitness Update with Photos

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It appears that I’m going to need new work-out clothes. I had purchased Danskin capris and shorts from Walmart, but now they are sliding off my rear and hips as I work-out. Kind-of poses an issue when your pants are falling, and you have to stop working-out to pull them up, or they’re being held [...]

Sucky McSuckerson

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Losing weight has been an awesome, life-changing experience. But it has it’s downside, too. You know what I miss? Not sucking. You know what else I lost along with some excess weight? My ability to friggin’ bowl. That’s right – lose weight and your bowling game totally sucks. Yup kids – icing on the cake [...]

Diet-o-versary, Update and Pictures

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Who knew that this week was a Diet-o-versary for me?? It’s been four months since I began my weight loss journey. I realized today that, while I’ve been stuck in a little “plateau” for about a month or so, I have still lost inches and toned up considerably (but never measured to see, boo!). I [...]

Size 6

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I was given 3 pairs of pants the other day. Sizes included an 8, a 6 and a 5. The 8 I was fairly certain I could slide on, and I certainly did. I eyeballed the 6 and wondered… should I? Could I? Nah… No way. Nuh uh. I can’t get them on… and close [...]

Chat Room, Weight Update and Other Randomosities

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First randomosity – I have a new, fandangled chat room ready to go here! Isn’t that fun?! With all the Twittering and Facebooking going on all the time, which is essentially chatting anyway (not to mention fun), I have to say, I kind of miss the old-school way of chatting. Every once in a while [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Celebrity Mom Diets and Weight Loss

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Beautiful Like Me – Self Image – Week 1

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I find it interesting the topic of this week’s Beautiful Like Me post is: How our self-image effects the self-image of our children. It wasn’t moments before that I had found this article, entitled Generation Diva: How Our Obsession With Beauty Is Changing Our Kids via Newsweek by Jessica Bennett. Here’s the part I want [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Healthified Recipes – Day 8

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Update with Pictures & Trying Hard – Day 7

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Oprah, New Fitness Products & Sane Fitness Cards – Day 6

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Eating Right, Special K & Recipes – Day 5

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Eating Right and the 6 Week Body Makeover – Day 4

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me?

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]