Embracing a Healthy Family: Mamavation Sistahood Follow Along Week 5

Mamavation Sistahood Follow Along Week 5

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This was a good week for me in spite of my husband's deployment to Kuwait on the 29th.  I did really well which was my goal while he was gone.  I know I needed to kick it into gear and with last week's comments from all the wonderful, supportive Sistas, it really did help!


This week was met with healthier eating, less Frankenfoods (as Jillian Michaels terms them) and more exercise.  I removed colas from my diet some time ago and am now working on eliminating Crystal Light.  We also saw a renewed interest in the kids in eating food and I was successful in getting both little girls with eating carrots and corn on the cob.  It's a start!


I am down five pounds this week and it was all by healthy eating and exercising!  I had to make sure I emphasized that as I know BoobieBoo will be reading and watching!  I can't get anything over her but I'm not complaining.


My experiences with the Sistas will pick up as I get situated with his deployment, my job ending in early June thus allowing more time.  I think the premise behind the Sistahood is amazing and so inspiration.  I'm grateful for them and this opportunity!  Thanks to all the Sistas!


This week's goal:


Exercise five days and take the girls on a walk around the neighborhood to help them understand the importance of all us being healthy.


Ensure that we all eat at least one vegetable and a fruit every day.




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EXTRA:

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SISTAHOOD: 


If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over twitter.


Mamavation TV:


Join BookieBoo this Monday as they welcome our special guest Dr. Renna to Mamavation TV. Dr. Renna is the official physician nutritionist to the Mamavation campaign. She is both a pediatrician and nutritionist and specializes in helping families overcome obesity. They are doing a special Q & A session with her, so bring whatever questions you have. Your questions can pertain to your family, children, or yourself. Don't worry, she knows it all.

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CJ @CJinKY said...

Congrats on the loss! I gave up soda several weeks ago and should probably give up Crystal Light as well...but it's just so satisfying!

Daenel said...

Firs of all, thank you to you and your husband for your service (I am a vet and understand the sacrifices of the family). Second, yay on your five pound weight loss and for getting th little people to try some veggies. I hope this success keeps you motivated and moving forward in meeting your goals.

Paige said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's deployment, but grateful to him and your family for his service. 5 pounds! Awesome! 5 pounds at a time, sista! And really good job on including your kids. xoxox Have a good week!

YouthfulTips said...

Such great Sistas!

You all are an amazing group of women!

Thank you!

bookieboo said...

WOW! 5 freakin lbs! You rock girl! XXOO....Hahahaha...I AM watching. I heart you!

Oh, btw...I love the new look. So clean and simple.

Jessica said...

I have to echo the other grateful sentiments regarding your husband's deployment. I truly appreciate the sacrifices your family is making. Next, 5#?!?! That's awesome! Keep up the great choices!

Lisa Johnston said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so excited for you and the 5 lbs. You are still in my thoughts and prayers as you and your family continue to adjust to your hubs being gone. I know it's hard on all of you!

I hope you have a wonderful week, and I look forward to hearing how well your goals went for next week!

You're my hero. <3

Lisa
@ljeantor

~Lori~ said...

Congrats on your 5lbs~ Thats awesome! Keep up the great work!

kia said...

I am glad you are regimenting what you are doing in your husband's absence. This is a great time to ensure your family becomes healthy. Congrats on the 5 POUNDS! You are doing great.

YouthfulTips said...

Thank you all so much! Very much appreciated and it keeps me on my toes! Hubby just wrote and he's still settling in.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Good for you! We both kicked those extra pounds this week. I'm so happy to be on the upside of things. It's a tough road. Good luck this week.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

You are doing GREAT!!! So proud of you!

I know what you mean about getting the little ones to eat veggies. My almost 3 year old eats broccoli, corn, cooked carrots, and occasionally peas. But I really want to expand her horizons!

Keep up the great work!!

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

wow 5lbs in a week! WOW! good job! You are so right we are all here for you! when you need anything let us know!

YouthfulTips said...

Thanks Pamela, Heather & Amanda! Everyone support is so awesome! I was about to eat some chocolate as I splurged at dinner and thought to myself "ah .. I already splurged so what the heck" and then I thought of the Sistas and stopped! :)

JustTracyB said...

Congrats on keeping it together and focused during such a tough time. 5 pounds is awesome. Keep up the great work.

Laurie said...

You did amazing! *hugs* have a great week!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

so sorry to hear that about your hubs.Hang in there girl. You're doing amazing... 5 lbs! WOW!!! Good job!