Hey kids, thanks for coming back for another week.  I’m not going to talk about me much this week. My head is full of snot, I don’t feel awesome right now, and I’m not that worried about it.

I’d rather talk about other things that I love about Mamavation.  One of those things is the Sistahood.


These women are pretty much the only reason I joined twitter in the first place. I’m @angelasue79 in case you want to get in on the action. The Sistas are real women, moms, just like me who are trying to get themselves healthy in order to support their families. Sistas aren’t perfect. I’m sure as heck not. Sometimes I’m amazed that they still let me be a Sista, I’m so incredibly imperfect. But we always have each other’s backs. We encourage each other, lift each other up, offer advice and help when needed. We also cheer each other on when we’re on the right track.

I’m sure we’ll hear a lot of mention this week of @bodhi_bear as we talk about inspirational Sistas who have lifted us up and helped us in our times of need. But the thing that makes Kia a little extra special for me is that she really is my sister. Okay, technically she’s my sister-in-law but she’s also my weight loss rock. She got me started down this path, she introduced me to Mamavation, she taught me yoga, has helped me with my diet, been supportive, and never made me feel bad. I can’t tell you just one story about how she’s helped me. She even made my banner for my blog here. Kia has almost literally been everything for me throughout my weight loss journey. She’s the one Sista that rocks my socks off.

No stories to share, but other Sistas who have really stood out in the crowd for me: @trulytrayce, @tina529, @DaenelT, and @notdiyheather.  This is a list of Super Supportive ladies who have really gone above and beyond on more that one occasion. XOXO

Congratulations to @RachelSteffen for making Sista of the Week! Go girl!

Last but not least, this week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by @Gruvesolution!! HOORAY!!! I’ve been wanting a Gruve oh so super bad since I first heard about them. I have this problem with the computer and would love to have a little reminder clipped to me telling me it’s time to get up off my butt! It’d really make my day.

I think I have another date with the neti pot to knock out my snot monster. I’ll try and stay awake for the show tonight. Hearing some stories of awesome Sistas should be very inspiring and uplifting.


  1. I am sorry the snot monster is visitng your house! He is no longer welcome at ours! HUGS

    Have a great week… rest up and feel better!!

  2. A lot of people have had to deal with summer colds! It stinks! Luckily I got mine earlier in the summer – hopefully it stays away!

    Feel better soon!

    Have a great week

  3. Ugg, I got bronchitus last month and it sucked. I hope that you feel better and have a great week!

  4. I had no idea you and Kia were sisters! How cool! She is super inspiring! I remember seeing her “skirt” blog and I was blown away by how hot she looked that soon after giving birth! Hope you get over your cold soon, not fun at all! Have a good week!

  5. Amanda @beeacutie2
    8:57 pm on August 2nd, 2010

    yuck I hate being sick no matter what so I wish you a happy and speedy recoverly! and so cool you are kias sister she is great!

  6. Sorry you’re sick! Feel better soon!

  7. Hope you are feeling better quickly!

    You are so lucky to have Kia for your sister and your support system – That is awesome! <3

  8. Hope you feel better soon! It is nice to have such a great support network. Good luck this coming week.

  9. Hope you’re feeling better by now! You are very blessed to have Kia as a IRL Sista (in-law)! :) Have a great week!

  10. hi honey…. i was just thinking about you and thought i would check out to see how you have been doing!!

    i need to get back to Mamavation and The Sistahood myself!!! might need your support, to really keep me coming back every week and stay on track!!!
    going to write my post now!!
    ps i changed my twitter name to @thereismoretome
    and my blog is now at ThereIsMoreToMe.com

    talk to ya soon sweetie