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Join Me in the Pound For Pound Challenge

I was watching the Biggest Loser Finale the other night . Anyone else? Were you as impressed and inspired as I was at what these fearless contestants were able to accomplish in just 7 short months?

I know that I still have another 80 lbs to lose (give or take) to reach a healthy happy weight. How about you? are you still carting around the remaining 5-10 lbs that you are finally ready to do something about or is your journey like mine?

Something else that lit a fire was the Biggest Loser’s Pound for Pound Challenge:

For every pound you pledge to lose through May 31, 2011, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 11¢ to Feeding America® — enough to secure one pound of groceries on behalf of local food banks. $1,040,000 maximum donation.

I think that was just the inspiration I needed to kick myself back into gear! Doing something to help myself while helping others. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a way to give back – either time, talent or treasure – but sometimes it’s easier said than done. NBC and the Biggest Loser have answered the question on my heart and I’ve responded.

I pledged. Have you? There are a number of groups you can join to take part in the challenge. Maybe there is one in your own back yard. If not, join my group – Slightly Off Kilter – and pledge to lose so that we can not only get healthier together, but can also help to fight hunger in our own back yard!

Who’s with me? Please share this with your friends and family so that together we can make a difference!

***edit- the link above to join my group takes you to the main teams page. Unfortunately, you have to search for the team you want to join. You can search by city, state or team name. In order to join a team, you must first pledge the amount of weight you will lose by May 31, 2011.  More info about the challenge can be found here in the FAQ page***

************Thanks Jessica – try scrolling through the pages instead of searching and the option to Join should be available! I found the group on page 10 – the more members we have, the closer to the top of the list we will be*****



Filed under Inspiration

Mamavation Monday – 12/6/2010

Hello everyone!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming 🙂 For those of you not affiliated with Mamavation, I may have seemed MIA lately but I assure you I’ve just been SUPER busy finishing up the Mamavation campaign. You can see weekly blog posts and videos here.

As for this week – I’d LOVE to report a loss this week.

but…. I think I did too much celebrating Friday and Saturday to be able to do that.  that’s the only explanation I have for this:

No change… except that I did FINALLY get around to redoing my pedicure 🙂

I am still very cautious about portion sizes, but we went out to dinner with my parents to celebrate my oldest’s ALMOST birthday.  He turns 11 on Wednesday and we decided to do dinner, presents and cake Friday instead.  He got some special paints he needed for the model helicopter he’s building with my dad, so this way they could work on it this weekend.  It’s really heartwarming to see him and dad working together 🙂

Then, Saturday took a CRAZY long walk – just over 9 miles – and I’m SURE there was some elevation changes there too – in my fantastic Earth footwear so every step was like walking UPHILL!  it was fantastic!  All told, I had over 25,000 steps according to my Omron Go Smart pedometer. I was soooooooo tired that I ended up doing something I haven’t done in months… I ordered pizza.

I was so tired I went to my local Papa Murphys and bought a pizza to pop in the oven for the boys and I.  Hubs was over at his moms… We ate the pizza and it was good… but not as good as I remembered it being.

I know that the 1 slice of pizza I ate didn’t negate all of my hard work this past week, so I’m sure it’s water retention.  I’m thinking my sodium these last few days was too high.

The good news is that I didn’t feel good all day today.  Not sick, but just lacking serious energy.  I NEVER feel this way when I eat whole, real food, so it’s good that I remembered how sluggish I feel when filling my body with junk and I’m back on the wagon full force to keep eating healthy!

This coming week I’m also going to experiment with some new fitness ‘routines.’ I’ve got my new EAS Active2 to set up (was supposed to do that today… guess what DIDN’T happen. Plus I’ve got Yoga Booty Ballet I want to check out and a couple other Dance based workouts.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, i LOVE to dance.  Seriously.  LOVE IT!  (I feel I should clarify that loving it doesn’t mean I’m great at it!)

So here are my goals for this week:

  1. – continue to drink a min of 96 oz of water a day
  2. – Get a green on my Gruve at least 6/7 days
  3. – continue my pedometer goal of 12,000 steps a day
  4. – cardio 3 days this week
  5. – Strength Training 2 days this week

I know that if I keep doing what I know I need to do, the weight will follow!  What goals do you have?

Can’t wait to see everyone on Mamavation TV Monday – 9pm CST- Sponsored by Christine Rusticcia and we always have a fun time.  🙂 If you are curious about Mamavation, I suggest you pop in!

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Earth Footwear.  I love my shoes and am hoping that I can be good enough that next year Santa will bring me ANOTHER pair of boots!  (this year is shot, but I’m working on next)

Congrats to this week’s SOTW – Megan (@mnmspecial)!  So deserving!!!

Can’t wait to hear how everyone’s week went!



Filed under #Mamavation, Diet, Exercise, Family, Happiness, Health, Life, Love

My journey update :)

I can’t believe that this campaign is almost over. You can see how far Rachel & I have come over on the Mamavation site. We’ve both come so far and I proud of both of us!

The campaign was about more than just weightloss – for me I learned a ton about how to make life long changes and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.

Thank YOU for following along on this journey with me too!  your kind words and encouragement was not forgotten.

I still have a long way to go, but would you like to see how things turned out so far?  I’m committed to continuing this path and hope you’ll join me on my journey!

If you are ready to make changes in your life, Support is the key! my biggest support came from the Mamavation Sistahood and I highly recommend you check it out. I’ve never found a group of ladies– some moms and some that aren’t– more committed to helping each other achieve their goals!

If you know you want to make some changes but aren’t sure where to start, let’s talk!  I’d love to share some of what I’ve picked up along the way and you can never have too much support!


December 1, 2010 · 12:23 am