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Friday, January 14, 2011

Win a 25.00 EcoMom gift and a Remington cool print flat iron

Hello everyone you all know me! I have made it I been chosen as a finalist for the next Mamavation mom !!!

I really want this chance and need this so I am asking for your help! With your vote I can become the next Mamavation mom. So now heres the fun part! I have a 25.00 gift cerifitcate good to the Eco Mom store and also a Remington Cool Print Flat iron and you can win it!!!!

To enter:
Mandatory entry: 
Go to Mamvation and vote for me, @beeacutie2 (1 entry per vote, you can vote once per computer, or device!)
(if you have already voted, please feel free to enter!)

Additional entries:
- Share this giveaway on your facebook page (1 entry)
-Tweet this giveaway (1 entry per tweet up to 15 tweets)
Vote For Amanda @beeacutie2 to be the next #Mamavation mom help her win and you win to! http://tiny.cc/5pewd

Giveaway ends 1/17 at midnight EST. Open to US and Canada. Winners will be chosen 1/18 after the Mamavation Moms are announced at the Mamavation Twitter Party on 1/17!

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for me! I promise you I will do all I can to make you proud! XOXO Amanda

Monday, January 10, 2011


Support what is it? When you think of the words? Do you think of a metal piece holding up a bridge or maybe its that sports bra holding our girls as we run! Support comes in many different shapes and sizes for sure, I want to talk to you about a different type of support one that I have had for over a year now. That is the support I have got from Leah and the gals of Mamavation. I was on twitter back in nov of 2009 for a party for earth footwear where Leah was the guest speaker she was talking about mamavation and I was very much interested in it. I knew this was something I would want to see and try out. So I went to the next tv show which was the last Monday of the first two graduates I was so shocked at how much weighted they lost. I could not believe they support they where getting from each other. So I became a member I wrote up my first post and was so excited to join mamavation. Then the moment came when I could apply to be the next mamavation mom I was so excited, I made my video and said what I thought was the right things, where guess what it was all the wrong things to say it was not support at all, it was about me this and me that. I was not chosen for the top five and in the end I was so grateful. It was not my time at all. So I sat through the next seven weeks and I learned more about myself I was 250 lbs then and I drop 20lbs in seven weeks working out and eating right. I was so happy. I  was starting to become the person I always wanted to be. Then the seven weeks where over and I was so happy because I was going to apply again but this time I was going to do it the right way, when guess what happen thats right I found out I was pregnant. All my hard work of losing weight was now ruined I thought now more then ever I needed support. I was very upset and sad this was not planned and not in my cards. I knew the Lord works in ways we do not understand, but why would be make me pregnant when I was on this track of losing weight. Then I shared my fear with many of you and you all helped me so much and showed me that I could do this pregnancy and not gain weight and be healthy. I went nine months started out at 230 and ended at 245 15 gained thats all. At the end most of the weight was water weight and now I AM AT 215 LBS A TOTAL OF 30 LBS LOST IN TWO MONTHS! I would of never of been able to of lost this weight without your support. Now I have a chance of becoming the next mamavation mom for the first time this is something I have honestly dreamed about for over a year. something I have been wanting to do have been waiting for my time to come. I am asking right now for your support for a vote. There are 12 wonderful women who have a chance and only two of us will be chosen that is very hard I wish us all the very best. I can promise you all something I am NOT GOING ANYWHERE! I have been here for over a year ask Leah you can not get rid of me! I can promise you I will be here for you all and I want to be a role model. I am already making changes in my life I am walking 13,000 to 16, 000 steps a day I am doing the wii ea active a day working out 90 mins a day, making a meal plan and sticking to it. My dh is on board and wants to help me as much as he can. I need to get this weight off of me I know it is not an overnight fix, but I also know this would be the start of something that would help me for the rest of my help. So I ask you once again for you support please go here and vote for me. http://www.mamavation.com/2011/01/vote-for-mamavation-mom-2.html
Thank you all so much! Amanda

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by@mrsalonpas.   The winner will receive a Yoga Package including a yoga mat, yoga belt, water bottle, towel, and Salonpas samples.  To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention Salonpas with a link back to their Facebook page.  Link up your post here.
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 am a ballroom dancer and the first time I was ever in a latin class I was doing the cha-cha and fell and twisted my ankle! It was horrible I had to sit out the rest of the week.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

ups and downs

I am a very weird person I love having weeks where there are tons of ups and downs. Now this may seem really weird, but there is a good reason why. Sundays starts off good was a great day at church, then we noticed Logan was acting sick but did;t think to much of it. When we get a phone call from my sister tell me my niece has strep throat! We watched Logan and on Monday he was getting very sick the doctors was closed till Tuesday so we had to suffer. Monday night was pure hell! Logan was so sick he slept in our bed and was up almost ever hour. This was not fun at all. Tuesday comes we go to the doctor and sure enough he has strep throat. Now this was a major down. Logan hates median unless you can chew it up, so getting him to take anything was hard. But heres the things on Tuesday we my doctor gave me great news he said I am all clear to apply to be the next mamavation mom. There is the up! I was online Tuesday night thinking about should I apply or not, seeing as I am a very late bird and Leah likes early birds. I was talking myself out of it when Rachel and Stephine talked to me and told me I could do it. It was the little push I needed so I made a video and got it all uploaded. It honestly took me a while to push the submit button cause I was scared. But after I got done I let my friends all of you online know about it and was so amazed at the support I got right away! Things where looking up, when I started to feel sick. Not knowing what it was I went to the doctor on Thursday for some blood work to be done and found out I had strep throat now! I tweeted out to everyone and was floored with get well soon. That was a down that turned into an up! Mamavation was been that up in my life. I have never once thought bad about this sisterhood. Now when you think of Sisterhood what do you think about? I think about so many things but one that sticks out to me is support. So I am going to ask you all for your support. If  I have inspired you in any way please tweet out Hey @! I want @ to be the next  Mom. She has my support! 
I know without a shadow of doubt in my mind that if I would of never saw mamavation on twitter I would still be a person who was ok with being overweight. I am not that person anymore. I will lose the weight and I will support others in their goals to lose weight.
This week blogging carnival is sponsored by Gamestop, and they asked a very good question.
What are ways you can work out without having to leave the house? 
One of my fav. ways to work out is running and playing outside in the backyard with Logan! I also love playing on my moms wii Just dance 2 with my niece and nephews. They honestly keep me fit. My last way is to do ballroom dancing with my hubby in the kitchen! 
I am so excited to start this new chapter in my life! I am so grateful for you all! XOXO Amanda
p.s. opps forgot to let you all know I am down 5lbs but really i think its because I have been sick so I would say for real only 3lbs!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

mamavation mom #7

OK guys I know I am so late into the game but it is true I have gotten the ok from my doctor to compete for a spot to me the next mamavation mom. Many of you know how over weight I am and how much I have been trying to make a better life style for me and my family, well mamavation is my chance! If you think I would be a great mom please let leah know by going on to twitter and saying
“Hey @bookieboo! I want @beeacutie2 to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/aorv3Y”
or go to the Mamavation facebook page and tell her there!
Please watch my video and see for yourself why I need this, I say need this and not so much want as it is a need! Thank you all so much! Amanda

Monday, December 27, 2010

New beginnings

Ok so first off I am posting my Christmas blog a little later getting pictures all downloaded. Now when I say this has been a week you just wait and see! It all started on Monday night when we had Chicken for dinner just remember this when I explain and tell you the rest of our week. That night was my Nephews Levi birthday party he turned 8 and it was just such a  great time seeing him and listening to him all ready to be Baptizes and to know that he has been truly taught by his wonderful parents and teachers at church about it. We had tons of fun and I only ate half a cupcake way to sugary. On the way home I didn't feel any different and was just ready to get home as it was going to be a crazy busy week. Stephen had to work all week and I am still getting use to having two kids. Tuesday Morning I woke up and my throat was killing me I went to take my morning pills and had a hard time shallowing them down, but I honestly thought it was just because I just gotten up. I was to busy to really eat anything so I just helped fix lunch and at 11:30 when the ham came out of the oven and was being cut I took a bite of bread and waited for the ham to be ready. I felt like the bread got stuck so I went to the bathroom ro throw it back up. I have bad acid reflex and have times this happens. I went to take a drink to make sure it really cleared when I wasn't able to shallow the water down. I spent the next hour in the bathroom trying again to get the piece of bread up. After an hour I thought it has to be dissolved by now. I tried the water again the same thing happened. I was not sure what to do, but I had to take care of Spencer as Spencer was at work so I was honestly spitting in a glass or sink because I couldn't;t get it to go down. When Stephen got home I told him what happen he told me to try to sleep and see if maybe it was just so tense I tried to sleep when I woke up trying to breath as I was choking. I knew at that point something was wrong. I had him give me a blessing and off to the ER we went. We got there at 5:00pm between 5:00 to 1:00 I stayed in the ER as they tried to find out what was wrong. My frist doctor on call there did;tt hink anything was wrong at all as he saw I could use my mussel and that means I was ok. He took xrays of my throat to see what was wrong and they had me try to shallow this horrible stuff! There found a huge mass on my thyroid. So when I got back to my room I had a new Dr. Cox! He was wonderful! He listened to me and did all he could to find out what was wrong a ct later and some more xrays found out I had a blockage in my throat. My Doctor was on a date with his wife in a town an hour and half away and Dr. Cox called him and he call to do a scope on me to see what was wrong. Yeah he is wonderful! As I sat there waiting for it happened I was so scared at what they found find, would it be bad maybe it was just something stupid it had to be right I was young only 28~ Well I found out many things, first off I have to get my thyroid tested for many different things and see if drugs will make it smaller, also I found out it is part of my problem of gaining weight as it is not working at all. Second as the DR. was doing the scope he was 95% positive I have Crones which is why I have been having so many problems, including thinking I was having hearth attacks, the bowl movement problems, and other things I have had problems with. I found out on Thursday the results of the test and honestly I am not scared. There is no cue for Crones, but with Medians, diet, and exercises you can control it. There will always be times I have bad flair ups and times it will knock me out, but I will survive. I have to remember that Heavenly Father does not give us any problems we can not handle. There is a chance as being a women of getting breast cancer, but we can;t live by that scare. I will not let this rule me, or make me live my life different. Yes many things have to change and that is fine with me. I have been making changes and these are not any different, but I know my family will always be there for me. My husband Stephen will be there to support me. That my two sons Logan and Spencer will grow up with a mommy who loves them and wants to be healthy for them. So many times we only think of these problems and trials as ends and not as beginnings, that is what I am looking at them now. New beginnings  . New times to because a new me. I can;t keep this weight on me and stay healthy I have to change for my boys and my DH. My doctor is very positive I will lose weight when my mass is removed I was talking to Stephen about it and one of my goals was to have him carry me one day, he said honey it doesn;t matter to me I love you no matter what, but when you lose weight I will be proud of you! Speaking of losing weight I now weight 215 which is now 30lbs from the time I have had Spencer six weeks ago. Without the support of you all there is no way I would of ever been able to do this! Thank you all for this and know you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! Amanda

Monday, December 13, 2010

is it a month already!!!!

As you can see from this picture we had our church christmas party. It was so much fun but one nice thing about it was the fact I was wearing jeans that I havn't gotten to weear before baby and an xl shirt! But take a look at this picture in our church we have had three new babys in the space of three months. Starting with Amanda and Reese who I am holding is three months, then we have Logan who Katie is hold and he is one month then you have Mia who Amanda is holding and is two weeks! Now these women have been so much fun to ahng out iwth because quess what we all had c-sections and before Spencer was a boy we all where to have girls! lol It was so nice to go to the party and feel god about myself for just having a baby. Yes i have tons I need to work on, but guess what its ok because as we all know I am working on 5lbs at atime. Thinking of weight I weighed in last week at 224 and this week at 222 a 2 pound lost I will take. I have been really bad this week for sure, but I played the wii on friday and found out how out of shape I really am. It made me see I need to get back and work out. thinking of working out Doctor has passed me off for exersing now I can slowly work my way up to doing so much. Its kind of crazy this happening as the new campain for mamavation mom is coming thinking about apply we shall see. I know this is short, but I have a bigger post to write soon. Know I love you all and so greatful for your support! XOXO AMANDA

Sunday, November 28, 2010

3 weeks

I know I am a little behind but things have been so busy with Spencer. He is such a good baby. I can not believe that he is here, there are many times I just stare at him and think how lucky we are to have him. Heavenly Father truly places our children to us when we need them I am a firm believer on that. Logan is handling this change so well he is always wanting to play with baby he knows his names but chooses to call him baby! He is a great big brother and it makes me so happy to see my boys together. This week was thanksgiving a time where we think about all we are thankful for. I have so many things. My wonderful husband who is so willing to do whatever needs to be done to provide for our family. A great son Logan who is so willing to love his brother and be a great "help". and for Spencer who is reminding me everyday to take the time to let your children be little. He is helping me to see all the good things in this world to look at the postive. So many things have happened. Spencer is now 8.3 lbs and is 20 1/4 inches long. He is opening his eyes and staying awake longer which is so great. He is drink great, and is honestly a very easy baby. I guess with this being my last he needed to be. I am doing great have lost a total of....... 21lbs! I went into the hospital weighing 245 and now weigh 224, still have 25 more pounds to lose before I am under 200 but like we all know I am taking it 5lbs at a time. I am able to walk a litle bit longer each day, and I am feeling better as well. Just taking it nice and easy. I thank veryone you for your prayers and support. I love you all. Will be writting long post later! and umm would love to win Dr.Lynn new book because I just ahd a babya dn would love to feel sexy!