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I was chosen! #IHeartOmron #Mamavation

I’m so excited! A few weeks ago I applied to be an ambassador for Omron Fitness through Mamavation. They got near 600 applicants and I was chosen as one of the 25 bloggers that will be competing in this challenge! To participate in the challenge I will be sent the Omron HJ-323 Alvita USB Pedometer, the new Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale, and then later on in the challenge the new Omron (Omron) Pulse Monitor Hr-500u. The pedometer and strapless heart rate monitor will sync with the Omron Fitness Dashboard. My challenge starts officially on January 13th and ends on February 10th. I’ve already started tracking my calories 5 days ago and am down 1.5 pounds. I’m starting out this week at 210.4 pounds. Next week I will start orientation, get my fitness plan, some nutritional tips, and receive some of my products. I’m SCARED of the fitness plan! I plan to push myself over the next 5 weeks, harder than I ever have. I’m scared that I’m going to fail. I want this, though, I want this bad. I did one of those body generators online to show you my current weight and my goal for the end of this challenge. My goal is to lose 15-20 pounds in the next 5 weeks. That’s going to be really hard, and possibly impossible, but that’s what I’m striving for. I’d love to be 10 pounds under 200 before my birthday (which is March 20.)

You can’t see a big difference in that picture. My BMI is currently 36 and if I can get down to my goal it will bring it down to 32.5.; just 2.5 points away from being overweight instead of obese. 190 pounds will bring me 44 pounds away from a healthy weight of 140. Here’s a mock-up of the change between 210 and 135 pounds:

I can’t even picture myself at 135 pounds! That’s pretty much my goal; somewhere around there. I’m not sure exactly my ultimate goal until I get closer to it. Next week I’ll be sharing my before picture, eek! I’ll also be talking about my plans for working out. I hope you follow along with me and help cheer me on, I’ll need it!

**Full Disclosure: This post is sponsored Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families.  I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions. 

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. My goal is 140-145. That’s where I was when I got married and I’d be SO HAPPY to be there again. We CAN do it!! 🙂
    Sara Phillips´s last blog post ..My excitement and the #iHeartOmron Challenge #Mamavation

  2. First of all, soooo proud of you! You should feel good just being selected from so many, clearly they see that YOU CAN DO THIS!!! And I know you can too.
    Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy´s last blog post ..Doing One Thing That Scares Me

  3. You can do it!!!! Set your mind to it, and you’ll get it!!

  4. YAY! So excited! We can do it! I’m nervous too 🙂
    Crunchy Beach Mama´s last blog post ..I am a #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge Ambassador! #Mamavation

  5. Rooting for you my friend!! You can do it!
    Dee´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday – Surviving the Weekend

  6. You, go, Gurl! Don’t look back. Don’t hold back. Push on. Be strong. I’ll see you at the finish line where you are a WINNER regardless of what the scale says!
    Julee´s last blog post ..I’m Ready for the #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge

  7. Bronwyn B. says:

    How exciting! Great way to start off the year. Go Paula Go!

  8. I am so excited for you being chosen. I know you will do great and can not wait to cheer you on and watch you get healthier and come closer to your goal. Celebrate that moment when your BMI drops out to just over weight… I think that is a huge accomplishment!
    Jessica B´s last blog post ..Our Life in Pictures 365 days 4-7

  9. I am sooooo glad you got selected. You can do this. It’s 30 days that can CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

    DO. IT.
    Kim @ What’s That Smell?´s last blog post ..Win Your Way from Shop Your Way – shop and win great prizes! #WinYourWay

  10. Congrats on getting picked!! You’ll do great! 🙂
    Sarah´s last blog post ..New Year’s Goals… a week later

  11. Woohoo that you’re a part of this! What a wonderful kickstart to your year!!!
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell´s last blog post ..In Spite of Myself, I LOVE the Surface! #WindowsChampion

  12. I think you can do this. Just take it one day at a time and set smaller goals. That always helps me.
    Maryann´s last blog post ..Want to Learn about Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux?

  13. You can DO IT, Paula! I’m so glad that you got this Ambassadorship. If it makes you feel any better: I weigh 220lbs! My goal is to lose 60 by the end of the year, but my short term goal is to lose 20 by Grady’s birthday (March 7), then another 20 by my birthday (July 23). We can do this together!
    Summer Davis´s last blog post ..Pigs in a Blanket – Paleo Style

  14. Lindsay (@LindsaysFamily) says:

    Congrats on getting chosen and good luck in your journey!
    Lindsay (@LindsaysFamily)´s last blog post ..#Mamavation Monday

  15. Congrats on being chosen, I am new to mamavation but excited to hear about everyone’s journey. Best of luck on getting to your goal for your birthday (mine is five days after that so good luck)

  16. Congratulations! You can do it! Good luck can’t wait to see updates!
    Nichol´s last blog post ..25 Fun Snow Activities to do with the Kids

  17. Congrats and good luck to you!
    Meghan @JaMonkey´s last blog post ..Help Arctic Home Protect the Polar Bears #HelpthePolarBears


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