Making Daily Healthy Choices Thanks to Walgreens #BalanceRewards! ~ #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias

Walgreens4Last year I ventured into a weight loss journey and successfully lost 40 lbs over the spring and summer by making healthy choices! As winter came along, I found myself sluggish, not working out as much, and enjoying holiday goodies and winter comfort foods a little too much. By the time warm weather hit this year, I stepped on the scale and discovered I had gained quite a bit of the weight back. To say this was disheartening was an understatement.

Though I didn’t let it get me down for too long… Aside from my general health, there is an important reason of why I want to get in shape and boost my energy. That reason is this little guy below! This momma needs to be able to keep up with him and his energy!

Making Daily Healthy Choices Thanks to Walgreens #BalanceRewards! ~ #CollectiveBias #shopThanks to Walgreens Balance Rewards with healthy choices, I’m now stepping up my weight loss journey and weight management by taking advantage of all the amazing resources and products that Walgreens has to offer in store and through their app program! The goal is to make daily healthy choices. Not only does Walgreens Balance Rewards guide me to which choices are in the best interest of my health, but also gives me incentives to actually follow through on those choices through earning rewards. Save money, burn calories, and earn perks? Sounds like a win-win-win to me!

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The Wounded Walk Across America for Wounded Warriors ~ #SoreFeetNation #WoundedWarriors

The Wounded Walk Across America for Wounded Warriors ~ #SoreFeetNation #WoundedWarriorsOver the summer I discovered a campaign called The Wounded Walk. With this project, two former, Adam Shatarsky and Chris Senopole, honor their Brothers and Sisters in Arms by going on a fundraising walk. These two brave men are going on a walk across the nation to raise awareness and funds for the amazing Wounded Warrior Project. What an awesome way to pay homage!

The Walk began back on June 15th at Camp Pendleton. The men plan to cover roughly 2700 miles to our Nation’s Capitol (and my stomping ground) of Washington DC! Their target end date is October 1st 2013. That’s less than a month away (which is why I am posting!). I’m always more than happy to share any way that my readers and followers can help and assist those who fought/fight for our country. I could never say THANK YOU enough to all the brave men, women, and individuals who defend our nation’s honor.

I hope you take a moment to check out their Walk Across America for Wounded Warriors fundraising page! Your donations help fund their walk, while all remaining proceeds are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Don’t forget… each donation comes at a different Reward Level! From shout-outs to t-shirts to stickers to videos and more, there is something awesome to earn at each level. So far they have raised $50,035 of their $100,000 goal.

You can follow The Wounded Walk journey on Facebook or Twitter! Or click the easy buttons below (may take a moment to load):


Just remember… your donation helps out a great cause!

I did not receive financial compensation for this posting. All opinions are my own.

Upcoming Fisher House Events ~ Help Support Military Families #SupportOurTroops

Upcoming Fisher House Events ~ Help Support Military Families #SupportOurTroopsHere at Maryland Momma, we are always happy to spread the word of support efforts for our military troops, and also the government workers sent overseas as well. The Fisher House Foundation is network of comfort homes built on major military and VA medical centers. These homes are across the United States and Europe. I love that they allow family members to be close to their military loved ones as they are hospitalized for a combat injury or illness.

There are several upcoming events we would love to tell you about! Please remember that your participation and involvement helps support military families during such emotional and vulnerable times.

Fisher House Events

If you would like to participate in any of these events, simply click the links provided to obtain more information or register for the event.

September 14, 2013
Team Fisher House at Navy-Air Force Half Marathon

September 21, 2013
Team Fisher House at Air Force Marathon

October 20, 2013
Team Fisher House at Army Ten Miler

October 27, 2013
Team Fisher House at Marine Corps Marathon

May 5, 2014
Fisher House Golf Classic

I did not receive financial compensation for this posting. All opinions are my own.

August Shaklee 180™ Video Update ~ Final Results ~ #ShakleeBlogger

Loose weight with Shaklee 180!Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. All opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee distributor.

Thanks for stopping by for my last (*sniff sniff*) video for my weight loss journey with the Shaklee 180™ Blogger Program.

If you subscribe to my YouTube channel, you might have already seen it pop up. Feel free to watch my video for July to see how I did the previous month. I had also included some very special thank you shout outs!

Like last month, I actually posted my update blog post first. If you want to read my final results first before checking out the video, you can read all about it HERE.

Final Shaklee 180™ Video Update

So there you go! My last and final Shaklee sponsored video. Hard to think this journey with Shaklee is coming to a close. It doesn’t necessarily mean my weight loss journey is over. Shaklee has given me the tools, confidence, and resources I need to keep going and to keep loosing until I’m back to my former self.

Thank you again for your support and comments along the way. I’m so grateful to Shaklee for giving me the chance to jump start my weight loss and grateful to my readers for the support. Special thank you to my family, friends, BFF, the Shaklee bloggers, and other bloggers who have supported me along the way. Thank you thank you thank you!

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Final Shaklee 180™ Results: Though Weight Loss Journey Is Not Over Yet! ~ #ShakleeBlogger

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. All opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee distributor.

I’m trying not to shed a tear as this is my last Shaklee 180™ post! While my 6 month journey with the Shaklee 180™ Program is coming to an end, it doesn’t necessarily mean that my journey to loose weight and get back in shape is over.

Thank You Shaklee 180™ for the last 6 months!

So this is it! The day I report my final Shaklee 180™ results. Like I said above, my weight loss journey is far from over. I knew that my overall weight loss goal could not be accomplished in a healthy fashion in the 6 month time frame. So I choose a goal of at least 40 lbs, which is half of my goal of 80 lbs. Not overwhelming myself with an unachievable goal in 6 months I think was the right move. I knew a 40 lb loss would be doable if I stuck with the program and got active. That is exactly what I did to my best ability…

First off before I reveal how much I lost during my 6 months participating in the Shaklee 180™ program, check out this side by side close up comparison of how I looked when I started, and an image of me from last night before I headed out for the night. Do you see a difference?

Final Shaklee 180 Results: Though Weight Loss Journey Is Not Over Yet! ~ #ShakleeBloggerI admit, stepping on the scale and measuring my inches this morning made me quite nervous. These are my final Shaklee numbers! While I knew the program was working and I was loosing weight, I was nervous to see if I reached my goal or not…

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