Mamavation Monday: Week Six - Support!

This week's Mamavation post by Leah was about the Sistahood and more specifically about the support and encouragement we give one another. Support and encouragement are key when trying to reach any type of goal. I've just begun to read the book Boundaries in Marriage and earlier I came across a passage that I think ties into this very well. Although the book is about marriage it still applies:

"We do not grow when we are judged, nagged, condemned, resented or subjected to some other lack of grace. We all need to feel that someone is on our side and supporting us."

I know that since joining the Sistahood I've received tons of support, not just with weight loss and exercise, either - with other things as well. My husband had a death in the family over the weekend and when I happened to mention it on Twitter, I immediately received condolences and messages of support from lots of my Mamavation sisters. I so appreciate all the other friends I've met through Mamavation and all of my other friends and family who encourage me on a daily basis. If you're wanting to lose weight or get healthier and want support, I definitely recommend Mamavation. I like what Leah said on this week's blog - "This week is about the Sistahood. We are a fun-loving, encouraging group that excels in lifting the spirits of others. Weight loss and healthy living is NOT easy. We don't do it effortlessly. It takes dedication and support. And support is what we are good at."

So this week, how did I do? Not too bad really! I've kept up with my water drinking very well. I haven't done too bad with my food intake either. I even went to an ice cream social this past weekend and only ate a tiny little bit of ice cream and part of a brownie. I exercised almost every day this past week by doing Zumba DVDs and a generic dollar store DVD called Super Stomachs and Buns. Feel free to chuckle but it was a dollar and I really like it. :)

Starting Weight on June 28/Week One: 232.4
Last Week's Weight: 231.0
This Week Weight/Week Six: 227.4
Change Since Last Week: - 3.6 (Wooo!)
Total Weight Loss: 5 pounds

(Sorry, the pic looks kind of funky. My camera was being odd - it acted like it wasn't going to take the picture and then when I started to step off, it took it! Then the battery went dead. Then I couldn't find the cord to upload it. It's not been a good day, technology-wise!!!! Also, please don't mind my horribly-in-need-of-paint toenails!)

Reminder (For me!): My goal for December 5th is to lose 20 pounds!

Mamavation TV: Join us Monday night at 7 PM PST/10 PM EST on Mingle Media TV.

Sista of the Week: Congrats to Rachel Steffan (@RachelSteffen) for being the Sista of the Week! She definitely deserves it after the rough week she had!

Blogging Carnvial: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Gruve Solution (@Gruvesolution) which is a product that I think sounds so awesome! According to the Mamavation post, the Gruve is a handy little gadget that learns your body mechanics and then helps you burn more calories throughout the day. Basically, it monitors how many calories you are burning and encourages you to burn more throughout the day by taking more steps, etc. - it starts to vibrate on you when you are sitting too long. (You can be entered to win a Gruve if you mention them in your Mamavation Monday post and link back to their site!)

The Sistahood: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it! Go here for instructions - invitations are given on Wednesdays over Twitter.


  1. awesome job! Over 3 pounds in 1 week? This past week must have been a busy/big week for everyone! It's exciting!

    Sorry about your family's loss. things like that are insanely stressful - and amid the stress, you still managed to LOSE weight!

    Have a great week

  2. Sorry about you family's loss. You have done amazingly well considering the stress that adds.
    Great job on your goals this week.

  3. YOU ROCK IT!! Congrats on Shredding the weight!! I might need to also check out the $1 store for some cheap work out DVD's.

    Sorry about your loss....

  4. Thank you so much for that shout-out girl. Congrats on the weight loss! Make sure to include a scale pic in order to be included in the Move it or Lose it challenge this week. XXOO

  5. great post! Congrats on your loss! Dont forget to add your scale pic for the move it or lose it challenge!

  6. Woot Woot!! Way to go with the weight loss this week, girl!! You are rocking it! And I see no harm with great dollar store deals and finds!! I am glad it works for you! :) Have a great week! HUGS

  7. Hey friend! I loved your post! What a great quote from the book you are reading! Great job o the weight loss. Catch up with ya soon, and have a great week!

  8. I love you found a greta video at teh dollar store! Think that one doillar is going to help you out on your jounry!

  9. Thank you all for the encouragement and condolences! I finally got my pictures for the entry uploaded - the internet here is being insanely slow today!

  10. Congrats on hitting the 5 lb mark! Keep up the great work! Sorry for your family's loss.

  11. Hey!
    Just stopped by from Mamavation to read your post! Just wanted to say that I love your goal of losing 20bls by December... very realistic!

    Keep up the good work!
    Laura @SeeLauraRun


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