I’ve been working on my Mamavation application off an on all morning.  I’m so excited about this, even if I am not selected.  Maybe just preparing myself for the commitment will help my journey in general.  The questions to be answered on the application are: “Why do you want to be the next Mamavation Mom AND what will YOU do to inspire other moms online?”  Wow.  That might not sound like much to those who aren’t dedicated to losing weight and haven’t really thought about the reasons for doing it.  I don’t just want to look good.  There’s so much more to it for me.

Losing weight to look good is great and all, especially considering that I spend half my summer at the lake in the bathing suit for everyone to see.  Sure.  But I’m an aunt with two more babies on the way.  I plan to be involved in their lives and I want to be able to keep up.  Come summer I may be having another trip to Colorado to visit my brother and sister (in law).  I’m sure at some point Terry will take me back to the mountains for a hike.  Come summer, I’d love to be able to run and really play soccer with my son in the yard.  I have hopes and dreams far beyond looking better and wearing smaller clothes.

For the first time in my life, I’m finally completely committed to this journey.  I know success is just around the corner.


  1. Good luck with your application. I know how involved you get with social sites and have no doubt you will be an inspiration to others via this blog, bookieboo.com, twitter, and facebook. Hope you are selected.

  2. Nice to meet you and welcome to Mamavation!! We are here for each other every step of the way. And Baby Steps is a great place to begin. Sounds like you have some goals elaebsishtd and every day is a new day!