Monday, June 18, 2012

Mamavation Monday

And the farewell tour continues- gosh am I full of myself or what? Nah I'm not. I'm trying to be funny, but I'm really sad about moving. 

Here's my weekly Mamavation Monday post- I'm slowly realizing what I need to do to get back on track. I'm hoping that with the help of my parents & my mother in law I'll get some time to work on me as well as enjoy being home with my family and friends. I've already made Zumba dates with my sister in law :)  

This week Mamavation is focusing on healthy meals & snacks. I tend to stick to pre-packaged snacks that are marked with the Weight Watchers points for now. I've never really considered myself an actual snacker- I was actually in denial. I've noticed that sometimes I do reach for chips or whatever is out just because. I bought some natural almonds for those moments. It's helped a lot this week. 

My favorite healthy snack to prepare in advance for myself is fruit salad. No additives, just the fruit. I cut up a fresh pineapple, cut up strawberries, add grapes, blue berries, watermelon and orange slices store in a large plastic container and portion out cup sized portions when I feel the need to chew.. Fresh fruits are worth 0 points :)  yay!! And I pare it with a cold glass of ice water w/lemon. A cool and refreshing snack. I get my water and my fruit serving for the day. Ofcourse I might do this twice a day if I have time. Most days I only have time to do this once a day. 

Oh an update on last week's challenge- I did make 2 zumba classes as planned. My running plans were de-railed by farewell tour dinners and get togethers. But we did walk a ton at Seaworld on Saturday. The official move starts Wednesday. Keep our family in your prayers as we will be leaving daddy here in Tampa, while we go home to East Texas to be w/family before our next duty station of Goodfellow AFB in west Texas. Hopefully the move goes smoothly and we find a place as nice as our place & landlord was here in Tampa. 

Big Congratulations to Hanan & Wendy for completing the Mamavation Mom Challenge!! You ladies rocked it! So glad I was able to be a part of your campaign.

WELCOME to the Mamavation Sistahood:
Welcome Kelly (@dancingvalentin) and Pam (@Pamdemonium2) to Mamavation. Jody (@rantsnrascals) and Lorri (@lorrieloveable), we are thrilled to have you back.
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. 

This post is sponsored by Dole and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.  


  1. Good luck on your big move! I hope you can find everything you're looking for. And good job making yourself a healthy snack! Snacking is my downfall, so to overcome that would be fantastic!

  2. Good luck on your move! And sounds like your doing good, one step at a time to getting healthier! And I love fresh fruit as my 'snack' when I just eat to be eating.., Also I buy the weight watchers string cheese and eat that with some nuts.., very satisfying!
    Have a great week!

  3. Great idea with the fruit salad. I need to do that! Sounds like you're in a very positive place!

  4. Moving is never easy, especially with kids! Good luck with the logistics of that. Take advantage of the new surroundings to find places/ways to be active, alone and with the fam!

  5. Good luck on your move!!! Thanks for welcoming me! :)

  6. I am not a fan of moving, but it seems like you have a great support system and plan to stay on track, which will make things easier.
    Hope you enjoy your new duty station when you get there and that you have great movers.

  7. Best of luck to you in your move. We will also be moving in the next week or so too. It can be so stressful, but try to stay focused as much as you can :)

  8. Best of luck! We are in El Paso at Ft. Bliss and I'm soooo envious of your Tampa move!

  9. Hope your move goes well. Good luck. and great you like zumba I love it too

  10. Good luck with your move!

    I love your snack. What a great idea!!