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Ups, Downs, Still Staying Strong #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 20, 2013 | Categories: Health and Beauty, Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Motivational, Weight Loss

Okay, I know it isn’t Monday, and I’m three days late. To be more precise I’m actually 10 days late, since I didn’t post at all last week. I’m a slacker. I know it seems that way, but I’ve been really busy. Life got in the way, and although I had an awesome week the […]

10,000 steps a day, running, and my achy legs #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss
FitBit Stats

I am proud to say that I have logged in over 10,000 steps a day over the last 7 days. Included in those 10,000+ steps were 3 days of a non-stop one-mile run. Yep, I met my goal of running 1-mile non-stop by February 1st. Three cheers for me. Hip hip hooray… According to my […]

My 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge, Creative BioScience, and Final Thoughts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness, Reviews, Weight Loss
After pic using Creativebioscience

If you’re one of my Facebook friends you are all too familiar with my weight loss journey. I’ve updated with a weekly weigh-in status every Monday. I’m very proud of myself. Because throughout the whole challenge, I lost anywhere between .5 pound to 3 pounds every single week but one… in which I didn’t lose […]

Mamavation Monday – Baby Steps are Paying Off #mamavation

Image Source I am so excited with my weight loss progress so far. I admit I’ve been taking little baby steps since October, but it’s working. And as they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I consistently lost .5 to 2 pounds most every single week since October 15, 2012. I had one […]

Over 40? Weight Loss Tips for You!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Guest Post Did you know between your mid 20s and mid 50s, your metabolism lowers by about 200 calories per day?  This change can cause a 30-pound weight gain in the span of those 30 years.  No wonder why your clothes don’t fit anymore! To add insult to injury, your normal method of crash dieting […]

New Year, New Me… 2013 Fitness Goals #Mamavation Monday

Image Source I don’t make resolutions… I feel they’re doomed to fail. And failure is NOT an option. I had a good head start. If you’re a new reader, you can check out my weight loss challenge as well as my sistahood pledge to #mamavation. I’ve thought a lot about my fitness goals, and I’ve […]

Mamavation Monday – My Pledge #mamavation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 30, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Many of you already know that I embarked on a weight loss challenge on October 15. I consciously made the decision to do it during the holidays. I did not want to wait till the new year. I was/am tired of the New Year resolutions. Starting in January, I’m going to “blah, blah, blah, blah…”! […]

The First 30 Days of My 90 Day Weightloss Challenge

Creative Bioscience 90 day weightloss challenge

Okay, I’m slightly behind (and my behind is more slightly) on updating my first month update. I really should have done this a week ago. Last week was a busy week, with traveling, Thanksgiving, Cody’s birthday… but better late than never! Before I share with you how my weightloss is going, I’d like to share […]

90 Day Weight Loss Challenge – I’m Ready #weightloss

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 14, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss
Creative Bioscience 90 Day Weight loss challenge

I have mentioned my weight loss struggles here several times. And those of you that know me in the real world, are abundantly aware. Since the end of 2005, beginning of 2006 I’ve really struggled with weight gain… that started slowly creeping on, then just bombarded me. It’s frustrating. I just can’t seem to get […]

#Mamavation and My #2weekchallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 16, 2012 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Image Source I finished my Mamavation 2 week challenge yesterday. And, boy, what a #2weekchallenge it was! I felt like everything was trying to deter me from my goals. BUT, I did not let it. I marched on. First off, if your not familiar with #Mamavation and the 2 week challenge — it’s an online program/community […]