Saturday, January 22, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - One week down...

And 6 more to go! 

MamavationThis past week, my first week as a Mamavation Mom has been awesome! The first couple of days were a little hard, I was struggling a bit getting my 10k steps in and getting enough water in. I was also working day shift this past week, which was different for me since I normally work evening shift. I am not a morning person at all. I got my nutrition plan from Alysa, and went grocery shopping on Saturday night for all the fresh, new goodies. Truthfully, it felt awesome having all of those fresh items in my cart. The ratio of fresh to processed foods was definitely in favor of fresh this time! I admitted on twitter that I had never actually tasted fresh pineapple before, and I LOVE pineapple. Turns out the fresh tastes much better than the canned! I even like the texture of the fruit better when it's fresh as opposed to canned. 

My first weigh in as a Mamavation Mom is Sunday morning. You won't get to see my progress, but make sure to attend Mamavation TV Monday night to hear how much weight I have lost! My starting weight for this campaign is 276. Wow, what a number!

I am super excited for this week's blogging carnival which is being sponsored by, Fiber Plus. Make sure to visit the Mamavation Monday post this week to sign up to get your free box of these awesome bars! They are very tasty and chock full of Fiber!  

How are you getting more fiber in your diet this New Year? More fiber packed fruits and veggies! With my bowel disease I have to be careful of fiber, but fruits are my favorite way to get fiber!

Congrats to our sista of the week, Lena! @elenka29 

See my blog post from this past week on Mamavation.com here
Check out my daily food and activity log on bookieboo.com here

If you are participating in the Move It and Lose it challenge be sure to post your weight, scale pic on your blog this week! 

Thanks to Mamavation's sponsors, Earth Footwear, Sears Fitness, EA SPORTS Active, and Chefs Requested. We appreciate your support! Also thanks to our coaching team, Pete CohenAlysa Bajenaru, RD and Tracey Mallett.


“I’m writing this post as an entry to a blogging carnival sponsored by Fiber Plus. I will be receiving free product in return.”

28 comments:

gretablau said...

Psyched for you, lady!! Feel so lucky to be along for the ride. Good luck this week!

Steph-Fit Mom in Training said...

So, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so happy for you!

That is all.

MNMSpecial said...

So excited for you to be a Mamavation Mom! I hope I make in time to catch you on Monday because I want to find out how you are doing with the weight.
I love fresh pineapple. Pampered Chef has an awesome pineapple slicer that makes it so simple to cut and slice. I love shopping for the real food too.
Good Luck with this journey!

Skinny Sushi said...

You are doing such a great job! I can't wait to see your progress!

Laila said...

I am sooo happy for you and I so excited to see you blossom through this process. Best of luck to you this week!

Michelle said...

Isn't that the truth?? You never know what you're missing until you actually try it -- then suddenly a whole new world is opened up to you and you can't imagine what life was like before :) Fresh fruits and vegetables are definitely better taste-wise than anything canned, even sometimes frozen. Your taste buds change when your lifestyle changes, it seems. All the better! Eventually you crave what's good for you and you start to "eat what you are," which takes over and transforms the "are what you eat" part :) Best wishes to you this week!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

So happy for you! That first trip to the grocery store is so great, isn't it? Can't wait to see how well you did this week at Mamavation TV tomorrow night!

Lena said...

Congrats and good luck on getting through the bootcamp

Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com said...

Really excited for you and this wonderful journey you are on. I am cheering for you all the way!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

Just wanted to say hello and congrats on mamavation. I also love the premise of your blog.

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

what a great week! yeah!!!!!!!!! bug hugs we are going to rick this!

Amanda said...

Congrats on making it! Sounds like your off to a great start!!! Good Luck!!

danisedelights said...

Kimberly I just know that you are going to reach all your goals. One step at a time girl. God is with you with each step you take all 10,000 of them everyday! Love Hugs and prayers! You are doing it!!

Lena said...

Very happy for for you. Kick butt!

Owen's Mom said...

Glad to hear you are finding some new foods to love! I will send on those green bean recipes as soon as I get a moment. Try simply roasting veg. to bring out the sweetness.

Good luck with the weigh-in!

MrsFatass said...

I can already hear some serious excitement in your post! Woo hoo!

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

Congrats on your first week! Yeah!!! This is only the beginning and I'm excited to follow you on your journey!

MommaYoung @thebabysteppers said...

Hello there little lady... Thanks for stopping by Mamavation Post. Yep we are right around the same spot. I seem to be stuck in the 60's 260's that is, YUCK.

You are doing so well. Keep up the good work. I look forward to losing the pounds with you.

homemom3 said...

so happy for you. I know the feeling about seeing the cart full of fruits and veggies. Wait until you open that fridge and see it. I get all excited now and am trying to think how I can make all these yummies into something good. Good luck on losing the weight I know you'll just love getting into shape and losing it. I know I have. Way to go for joining. :) Happy Monday to you. Fiber I missed this morning, but plan on eating cereal tomorrow morning.

Marie said...

Can I tell you how excited I was for you when I saw you made it!! I was going to cry! You are going to ROCK this campaign! Your smile, your "I can do anything" attitude is uplifting and inspiring! I am pulling for you and cheering you on!!

April said...

You are doing awesome! We are right at the same weight so I'm gonna try to keep up with you. Have a great week!

lorrie said...

congrats on being mamavation mom and im thrilled wer friends i want to spend this year becoming better friends so that by june when we are roomies we can enjoy ourselves without all the awkwardness

I think iwill try to copy your food and fitnes journal and have my own thanks for the support hugs

kia said...

I am seriously almost crying reading that you just tried fresh pineapple. Wow! You are going to benefit so much from this campaign. I can not think of a more deserving person to be selected. I gots much love for you!

Daenel said...

Congratulations on surviving your first week as a Mamavation Mom! I know how weird it is to try new things ~ my husband swears he's allergic to fresh fruits and veggies, so I'm slowly slipping them in there. LOL Enjoy the process.

Gena said...

Way to go on completing your first week! You should be proud! I LOVE fresh pineapple. It is my absolute favorite. I love to grill it in the summer time too!

Shelley (@momma_oz) said...

you are doing SO VERY AWESOME!!! Love ya girl!

Amanda said...

I am so excited to be able to watch you go through such an amazingly awesome journey.
You're doing a rockin' job, good luck!

lorrie said...

have an awesome week and im glad we are friends