Monday, January 31, 2011

Mamavation Monday

Well we are into week three in our MiLi challenge... Still no weight loss but Im hoping next week will be better. Atleast there is no weight gain. I am trying to stay positive but its starting to get harder for me...

Our Sponsor this week is... Earth Footwear and our question is

What does "wellness" mean to you?
Well to me Wellness means you are heatlhy and active and able to do the things you want to do. Happiness is also a huge part of wellness... So that is what it means to me.
Goals for this week:
  1. Walk atleast 10miles
  2. Keep uping my intake to get to 64oz a day
  3. Wii Work out 6days
  4. Work on portion Control
  5. Veggie for the week is Cactus

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mamavation Monday

Well I ended up NOT being a Mamavation Mom.. But I am in the Move It to Lose It Challenge and I plan to rock that challenge. This week was a weird kind of week I spent alot of time with family because I spent so much time campaigning to be Mamavation Mom. I've had a lot of people as if I would apply to be in Campagin 8 right now Im not sure. I would love to be the next Mamavation Mom on Campagin 8 but right now I am focusing on Rocking the MiLi contest!

I love the fact that I have met so many great friends in the Sistahood of Mamavation Mom. I have an accountability partner to help keep me motivated.

Goals for This week....

Walk 3miles each day

Drink more water building up to the 64oz your suppose to drink a day..

Wii Workout 5 days (wii fit, EA Sports Active)

New Veggie For this week is Asparagus...

Watch Portion Sizes

Didn't loose any but didn't gain any either....
Blogging Carnival Question is.... How are you getting more Fiber into your Diet this New Year?
In our family we eat alot of Veggies and Fruits and we are trying to introduce a new veggie each week into our menu. We also add Fiber to some of our foods like in sauces and things.
"Im writing this post as an entry to a blogging carnival sponsored by Fiber Plus. I will be reciveing a free product in return"

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mamavation Monday

Well its Monday again everyone.... Today is the day we find out who the next 2 Mamavation Moms I am very hopeful to get the opportunity to be the next Mamavation Mom but either way I am going to make 2011 my year to get healthy. For my family and friends and for myself. But I know with Mamavation it will give me the tools I need to succeed. Even if I am not chosen for Mamavation Mom I am entered into the Move It to Lose It contest... Its for 7 weeks aswell. Its similar to the Campaign but you are more on your own but with the support of the Sistahood... The contestant with the highest percentage of body weight lost Wins $500 and a pair of Earth Footwear the second place winner also gets a pair of shoes....

Well Its the First post to start both the Mamavation Campaign and the MILI Contest so here are my before pics and my measurements.... The plan is that these are the last time my numbers will be this high...

I am also going to start training to run a 5k a friend of mine from church is going to run/walk with me. Our plans are to do one in April so I will keep you updated on the progress with that one.


Bust 52"

Wasist 51"

Hips 61"
Thigh 30"
Calf 19 1/2"
Arm 16 1/2"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mamavation Monday I'm a Finalist!

Monday already... Well for me its been Oh My Goodness its MONDAY... It has seem to take awhile to get here. But I am a Finalist in the Mamavation Mom Campaign. We have an awesome group. Its hard to see some of the girls I've had the chance to meet not be picked but this is just one campaign and I know we will all succeed in this weight battle together.

5 lbs at a TIME!
I am so thankful to be given this opportunity to possibly be the next Mamavation mom. But I NEED YOUR HELP. Its voting time. We have a week to vote the top 2 finalists will be the next Mamavation Mom if you could take a second and go vote for me. I promise I will do my best and I will not let you down. Please pass this on to your friends and any and everyone you know.
This week Blogging Carnival is sponsored by @mrsalonpas
Have you ever been injured starting a new exercise routine?
Tell us about it... If not, do you get any aches and pains? Where?
I can't ever remember getting injured from starting a new exercise routine. But I am over 300 lbs so aches and pains are daily thing for me. My feet and hips hurt the most. I also have alot of back and shoulder pains and aches because the lord blessed me with DDD's and that doesn't always feel like a blessing. I am so happy that I have found and because with my Sistas I know I will lose the weight 5lbs at a time!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Megan The Real Me...

Doing this Mom Campaign has inspired me to do this post.
I am Megan and I am a Christian. I am a mother to 3 young boys ages 10,7, and 6 and 2 of them are autistic and they all have a multitude of other diagnosis's to go along with them. But I love them and our crazy little life. I am morbidly obese and that affects my daily life. I have sleep apnea and borderline high blood pressure. I come from a very obese family. I really can't name a single person in my family when I was growing up that wasn't over weight.
I have over come a lot of obstacles in my life and they have made me stronger. I grew up in a single parent home with my mom, grandma and brother. I was a single teen parent way before 16 and pregnant came out on MTV. I had my first son at 16, second at 18 left an abusive relationship with what we could fit in the trunk of a car and then met my husband a few months later and had my 3rd son at age 20. I was never a teeny tiny barbie but I was at a healthy weight before I got pregnant with my 1st son.
My brother is morbidly obese and my mom is over weight too. My mother has diabetes and luckily now it is being very controlled but she has lost toes due to her diabetes. Heart disease and high blood pressure runs in our family. I don't want that for me.
I am a SAHM and help my in laws with their rental properties. But with the boys and all the issues they have we have felt it best if I stay home. We don't have the family lifestyle where it is easy to go to the gym nor right now can we afford to buy gym memberships. But I know if I am chosen I will do EVERYTHING in my power to be the best I can be!

Its always been a joke with a lot of my online friends that they all know what my kids, pets and husband look like but not me. I never take pictures of myself because I don't like what I look like I don't like I hate this weight. The boys have recently learned they LOVE going to places like Carowinds. I spent most of the time sitting and watching because I was too scared to even try to get on some of the rides because it would be so embarrassing if I couldn't fit into the seat. When we go to the water park I normally sit and watch them because you aren't going to catch me in my bathing suit in the middle of carowinds. I'm not that crazy.
I want to be the mother that the boys deserve. I want to be the person that is inside me begging and pleading to come out. I want to be healthy. I need to be able to run and play and enjoy life with my children. They need me. My boys are runners. I have to be able to run and catch them
Their are a lot of moms that are applying to be the next Mamavation Mom and I'm hoping that I am chosen to be the next Mamavation Mom it would be a life altering Experience for my family. It would be a blessing for all of us. All the Moms that are applying are wonderful and have already been a great support for me. Please join me in this experience. Even if I am not chosen to be the next Mamavation Mom I will overcome this obstacle.

This is me now.... Im sitting here going be brave be brave just do it. But its so hard to face these pictures.. This is me now but not for long.....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mamavation Monday

Happy Mamavation Monday...
First I wan to start off with some AMAZING NEWS!!!!!!!
3.5lbs LOST
Now with that said on to my first Mamavation post....
Its a brand new year and alot of people are starting off on their yearly diets. Im not starting a yearly diet this year. I am doing a whole lifestyle change. Diets don't work, they are temporary. TV is now bombarded with Diet and Gym commercials. I personally don't have the family life style where I can easily go to the gym. Even the ones with child care are hard because I have special needs children. So it takes alot of time and effort to get them ready and to train someone to be able to care for them. So I am finding alot of different ways to work out at home and without having to spend a small fortune that I don't have on gym equipment. I have found that the Wii has alot of great options for work outs I LOVE wii fit and EA Sports Active. But even without having video games their are simple things to do. I will only carry up one of the boys clothes at a time. Which means I am making 3 trips UP the stairs. We have also started doing obstacle courses in the back yard with the boys. They LOVE LOVE LOVE picking out what we get to do and being the boss. But the BEST thing I have found. Is just playing with my boys and letting them take charge with their imagination. We have had Dance competitions, Sock wars (We ball up all the socks with a missing match and throw them at each other). Its not only a great family time. Its a great work out. But for something more alone and to target certain areas I would recommend you stopping by the Twitter Party on Jan. 5th with GameStop
Can't wait to talk to you guys again...

My Mamavation...

I want to be the next Mamavation Mom!!!!!
I have recently found a WONDERFUL AMAZING Group.... It has already been a great support for me. I have applied to be the next Mamavation Mom in campaign 7. The Mamavation Campaign is basically Boot Camp Experience but in their own home. They are setup with everything they need and they begin to live the next 7 weeks online documenting the challenges, struggles, successes that they have in their weight loss journey.
As some of you know I need to lose weight. I have about 140lbs that I want to lose. I am ready and motivated to be the next Mamavation Mom. But I need your help. To show support please
Tweet this "RT Hey @bookieboo I want @NcCarterFamily to be the next #mamavation mom She has my support!" you can retweet it as much as you want to show your support.
Facebook go to the Mamavation Fan Page and comment that You want NcCarterFamily to be the next Mamavation Mom
To earn the privilge to be the next mamavation mom would be such an honor but more so it would be such a blessing to my family. With having 3 very active boys I need to be able to be the mom that they deserve. 2 of them have Autism and that can be such a stressful life that I never know what is going to happen next. I need to be able to run after my boys. I want to be the mom that they SHOULD have. I want to be able to ride the roller coasters with them, go to the water parks do all the things that we want to do as a family.
Please join me on the process and help support me being the next Mamavation Mom!
My video Application is right here....