Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mmamavation Monday Carnival - Week 1

So many of us are new or relatively new to Mamavation. I have been around and active for about 3 to 4 months and I have to tell you I learned a lot. And I mean a lot. Can I share my experience with you?

When I first came across Mamavation, I looked through Mamavation.com and got somewhat overwhelmed. Somehow ended up on bookieboo.com and got overwhelmed even more.
What to do First?

For sure - Mamavation Monday Post
2nd and very imoprtant
Tweet using #Mamavation, look for people who are active on Twitter and start talking. Ask a lot of question! If you don’t ask, you won’t get answers. If I only had 5 minutes to spend on Twitter in a day, I would spend 1 minute asking questions and 4 minutes answering questions others (rather than talking about myself).
Forums and Giveaways
Start stopping in the forum section of bookieboo.com and look for topics that might be of interest to you. You will be able to find interesting topics of conversations, new workout challenges and giveaways.
But let me put it in a different way - If you need to loose weight and looking for support, you are in the right place. Just take it one baby step at a time.
Now it is time to support others, so do me a favor – go to the next post. But whenever you do have time, come back here and read the full version of the article “Mamavation 101 article
Things that made me proud this week
I finished my 7 day detox. My husband joined me, but he insisted on using more of lean protein
Coach's Oats answered my #breakfastclub call out
Lifeway Foods, Inc #FF me on Monday
I am starting Move It and Loose It challenge


Move It & And Loose It Challenge is ON!!!

Waist 40.0
Hips 50.0
Bust 40.0
Arm L 15.0
Arm R R 14.5
Tights L
Tights R


Keep track of goals
I am now 194.2 (initial start 04/01/10 - 209 lb). Have 4.2 lb to go to my goal of 10 lb loss by the end of the month.
2. 2-3 gallons of water a day. Did great

For this week
Starting some serious workout this week


Challenge yourself

Biggest Looser challenge with Shelley's group Join FB page and don't forget to chart your progress there


Come join us for a Twitter party launching the 7th campaign of Mamavation on January 17th from 5pm to 7pm PST
You haven't vote for the Mamavation Mom, do it here! I am elenka29


  1. You've come a long way, baby!! So proud of you!
    You've lost 15 pounds in less than a year and I can see you're going to kick even more butt this year!! Glad you found us!

  2. How awesome of you to give some instructions for the new sisters! Good luck this week!! HUGS!!!!

  3. You are such an inspiration. I love that you keep us all aware and eating breakfast. You are doing so well with your weight loss. I am still doing the Shred and have thought of you.

    I hope you are having a great weekend and will see you at the party Monday night. Best of luck.

  4. You are so wonderful! I want you to know you are doing so great! I am so excited to have gotten to know you! I am so glad you are here and a memeber of mamavation!

  5. Best of luck to you this week. I know it's been a long week for you. Whatever happens, keep coming to us for support and keep asking those questions!

  6. WOW! You're doing awesome! I'm so glad that I've come to know you - keep up the great work and inspiring me every day - love you!
    Have a great week & good luck tomorrow!

  7. Cutie, cutie Yelena it is ON! Good luck this week at the party tomorrow. I know you to be a very hard worker and I am excited to see your plan for this week go into action. Congrats on a successful detox, now get moving and have a blast with your actions.

  8. You're already off to a wonderful start!!! :) You are such a great support to everyone else and I wish you luck tomorrow when the Mamavation Moms are announced :) I think it's great that you're accepting the Move It & Lose It challenge -- so am I! I look forward to us keeping up with one another's progress.

  9. Looking great! Love the breakfast club on twitter. Great job girly! Good Luck tomorrow. Thanks for guest posting for my event. {Hugs}

  10. Wow, you have already come a long way!!! Congrats on your accomplishments! I am pulling for you tonight, I will make sure I am at the twitter party to support you and the rest of the applicants. Regardless of the outcome - you are amazing and are going to succeed because you are such a dedicated hard worker!
    HUGS and LOVE!

  11. You are doing so great! I did vote, and I'm rooting for you.

  12. You're doing SOOOOO great! I'm so proud of you that you got through that detox! ROCK STAR!
    You are always so inspiring. LOVE IT! See you tonight! GOOD LUCK!

  13. I'm soooo glad you found Mamavation! I've really enjoyed getting to know you and MAN you've come so far :) this is just the beginning and I KNOW you are going to reach your goals! I'm so very proud of you!

  14. You are awesome!! I am crossing my fingers for you for Mamavation mom, but if you don't get chosen I know you are going to rock the Move it and Lose it Challenge! Keep up the great work Lena!

  15. Just wow! You've made some amazing progress and are a mama on a mission! I'm inspired, and one of these days we have to meet since we don't live too far.

    Best of luck on your goals this week.

  16. wow you really did loose a lot!! Congrats!

  17. You are doing such a great job and really are an inspiration! I always look forward to your posts.

  18. You are doing great and such an inspiration. I love the support you gave me and I look forward to working with you on our MILI goals.

    Good Luck..

  19. Way to go! Thanks for this post. I am new to Mamavation and have been feeling overwhelmed! I needed to know it does get better. :)Good luck with the Move it or lose it challenge.

  20. thank you so much for reminding me of those lessons and im glad were becoming friends

  21. You are a machine! Look at you go. You are well on your way to success. Thanks for all the encouragement you have given me. You are so inspiring!