Embracing a Healthy Family: Mamavation Monday: Slumber Party

Mamavation Monday: Slumber Party

MamavationAnother Mamavation Monday and boy do they come along fast!  I forgot what week we're on but I always keep the sistas in mind when I contemplate making a bad choice.  I've written before about how I instilled the help of my family in a weight loss challenge to get us all ready for a family reunion in July.  So far so good!  I can state that this year, I beefed up a bit as that's because I'm a stress eater and it's been a stressful year.  I have lost 25 pounds in 2011.  Since I started my weight loss challenge with my family which coincided with this segment of Mamavation Mondays, I've lost 15 pounds and I couldn't be happier.


I've used Dukan Diet, Atkins Diet, calorie counting and finally ended up with Slim-Fast.  I like Slim-Fast because it helps me to count calories with convenience yet I can opt for healthy snacks and meals.  It's the best of both worlds for me.  I've also started running in addition to biking so that should also help.


This week on Mamavation:



MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Santa’s little helpers – @YumYucky, @EcoFoilPans, and @Mamavation. 2 blogging carnival participants will receive something out of the big holiday bag.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG?
Shakeology Prize (4 prizes)
: 4 individual packets of Shakeology, Supplement Facts sheet, and 30-day recipe calendar. @YumYucky (Josie) is  a Beachbody Coach and You can find Shakeology at her Beachbody shopShakeology is a nutrient-dense powerhouse in smoothie form with over 70 healthy ingredients to help you lose weight, increase energy, eliminate toxins, stay regular and improve your overall health – all with no artificial ingredients.” Smaller sampler quantities are available here.
Eco-Foil T-Shirt (4 prizes): These t-shirts are comfy and great for every day workouts. Don’t forget to buy some Eco-Foil pans for your next party. These disposable pans are 100% recycled and will make your holiday cleanup  an easy task. Check them out on Facebook and enter their Photo contest.
Workout DVDs from Mamavation (3 prizes): Start your New Year in high gear with new workouts. Have a variety of DVDs at your house to keep it fun and interesting. Don’t forget to vote for Mamavation for Best Health Blog of 2011. Each vote counts AND you can vote daily.
For a chance to win one of these prizes, answer one of the questions in your blog post and link back to the Mamavation website. <--details here

What is your biggest achievement of the year?
My biggest achievement this year was turning my children into health conscious little ones.  With my goal to getting healthier, I incorporated changes that fed into them.  Now they ask for salads and sometimes, they ask for apple slices and milk in their rare Happy Meals.  My eight year old turns down soda and is aware of eating healthy versus any image type issues (i.e. getting fat).  For that, it's my biggest achievement.  I have to say that is Leigh's influence for all the scolding she has done on my posts in the past about healthy losing weight versus bad losing weight (smile).


*Disclosure:  I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway sponsored by YumYuckyEco-Foil, andMamavation and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women.

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Resa said...

That's so great that your littles are jazzed about eating healthy!! That's really an incredible accomplishment. :)

@AndreaEmilien said...

25 lbs this year is awesome - great job!!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

Well HELLO amazing! Isn't it awesome what you can do in a year? Way to go and I can't wait to see how 2012 goes for you. :)

Annette Holland said...

It's great that your kids are listening to you and following your example of being healthy. Keep it up!

Health, Beauty, Children & Family said...

Thank you all for your encouragement! mamavation Mamas are the best!