Monthly Archives: October 2010

I haven’t fallen off the earth…

Hey guys!  Sorry I haven’t been around very much lately – you would NOT believe how crazy busy my schedule has been since being named as one of the new Mamavation Moms!

We now have all of the pieces in place… well, almost all of them anyway so now is when the *Real* work starts… at least that’s what I was just told even though I thought I was already working it LOL!

If you are curious about what is going on so far, check out my weekly update.

If you’d like to see what a day in the life looks like, you can also review some daily updates too!

And Speaking of Progress…

Application Weight – 251
10/18/2010 – 246.5
10/25/2010 – 243.5
week’s loss – 3 lbs
Total Lost – 7.5 lbs

I hope you all have a great week! Thanks so much for your continued support because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t do it without you.

I also know I wouldn’t be able to do all of this without the support of our sponsors so a HUGE thank you to Earth Footwear, SUBWAY, EA SPORTS Active, and Chefs Requested.

Thank you also to Pete CohenCynthia Pasquella, and Tracey Mallett for sharing your time and expertise!

I can’t wait to figure out what I’m going to learn this week!!!


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the power of your mind…

Have you ever noticed that when you are told you can’t have/say/do something, you have an overwhelming URGE to have/say/do that very thing?  Even if it’s not something your normally would feel?

That’s where I am with Caffeine right now.  As part of the Mamavation Mom Reign, we are blessed with the brilliance of Cynthia Pasquella as she molds our dietary lifestyle like Michelangelo with a block of stone.  That’s right folks, we (Rachel and I) are her “Statues of David.”

We haven’t dug into the nutrition aspect of things yet – right now I think she’s just getting an idea of how dense the block of marble is before she starts chiseling away, but she has requested that as of TODAY – Thursday Oct  21, 2010 – we omit Caffeine, Sugar and processed foods from our diet.

When I read those words on Tuesday morning, I though no problem… After all, I stopped drinking coffee the same time as I stopped drinking Coke Zero.  As such, I’ve been pretty good about omitting sugar as well… there are the occasional times when I’ve indulged in some sherbet (hello – sore throat) or 2 oz of dark chocolate… the occasional bite of chocolate cake, but SERIOUSLY – if you saw how I was BEFORE Mamavation, you’d agree that I’ve made great strides.  Processed foods I think I’m going to be ok with – especially after my morning pep talk with my Mamavation Mom Mentor – Lisa.  (Thanks again BTW)

Then today I REALLY started to think about it…All of a sudden it was like my brain was flashing a large neon sign with the word CAFFEINE over and over again! I started to think about the occasional coffee I will pick up at Starbucks – and when I say occasional, I mean like 1 time in the last 2 months.  I start thinking about how I love a nice cup of hot tea, especially in the afternoon.  I started to think about the fact that Chocolate has caffeine AND sugar…uh oh… talk about mental destruction!

Then I read this article by my friend and huge part of my support system Steph and it’s all about mental toughness and self-love and it got me thinking…I don’t NEED any of that (um… the caffeine, sugar & science experiments – I don’t need that! The mental toughness, self-love – that’s the stuff I need)

And then I remembered my good friend Red Tea… (Also known as South African Rooibos)  All the benefits of Green tea and NATURALLY CAFFEINE FREE.  So I can still have my afternoon tea (you’d think I’m English wouldn’t you?!) It’s not about DEPRIVATION – It’s about choices…and getting over mental hurdles.  I’m looking forward to learning more on this journey to health


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Whirlwind of emotions

It’s definitely been a whirlwind the last 2 days.

An update to those that do not follow me on twitter – I was selected to be one of the next Mamavation Moms.  This is a HUGE honor and if you want to know more about it, I STRONGLY encourage you to look into this amazing, life-changing group

With the honor comes responsibility so I will try NOT to ignore you over the next seven weeks but please understand that I will be posting on the mamavation website twice a week  (and my first post is up 🙂 ) and I will be posting my nutrition/ exercise DAILY so feel free to check that out too!

I’ll be here and there just trying to keep my head above water 🙂

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