The Role Mommy Fave Five

Hot off the presses is our latest fave five for moms.
1. Get me a donut…stat! Was in Dunkin Donuts with my daughter tonight picking up three dozen donuts for my son’s 7th birthday school shindig and guess what I found out? They just started posting calorie counts for donuts, bagels and muffins and what I saw, shocked and amazed me. The calorie count on a reduced fat muffin has more than double the amount of calories of a chocolate frosted donut (500+ calories vs. 230 calories). Guess I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow when I pick up my medium hazelnut with skim and a splenda.
2. Free ticket Giveaway for Four – Bob the Builder in New York City. Thanks to the folks at Madison Square Garden, we’re offering free tickets to the May 30 performance of Bob the Builder at the Beacon Theater. Bob the Builder LIVE! Spud’s Big Mess is a singing, dancing, building extravaganza, starring Bob the Builder, his business partner Wendy, trusty machine team members Scoop, Dizzy, Lofty and Scrambler, along with other favorite friends from Sunflower Valley including the mischievous scarecrow Spud, Farmer Pickles, Mayor Bentley and more! The 90-minute stage show includes ten original songs and promotes positive messages of caring for the environment, recycling, teamwork, cooperation and, of course, the importance of a can-do spirit. Just comment on tonight’s Fave Five if your child is a Bob the Builder fan and you could be a winner. And, if you’d like to purchase tickets, you can also buy one ticket and get one free. Click on this link and use the promotional code: HAMMER.
3. Virgin America Rocks the Air. Just returned from a flight from Los Angeles to NYC and have to say, I am loving Virgin America. From reasonably priced tickets, to flights that left on time; to technology offerings that range from ordering food, chatting with a seatmate, selecting your own music playlist and ordering movies on demand. Let’s not forget the wi-fi and the regular TV too. If you’re taking a cross country trip, then give Virgin America a whirl.
4. The Biggest Loser Finale – Stayed up late tonight to catch the winner of my favorite reality weight loss show – The Biggest Loser. Don’t want to spoil it for my friends on the west coast but here’s a hint – it’s a she and she’s 48 and looks amazing! Motivation enough for me to hit the gym in the morning. But first, it’s time to hit the hay.
5. Want to win a Mitsubishi flat screen television? Well, all you have to do is visit the Woman’s Day website and enter to win. Wait a second…now that’s an offer I need to check out myself – my TV’s are still trapped in the 90’s.

Role Mommy Interviews The Biggest Loser

Listen in to our latest interview with last season’s winner of The Biggest Loser, Michelle Aguilar. After losing more than 100 pounds, Michelle is now the spokesperson for the latest Live Well Drink Well campaign by Milk. Find out how she’s managed to keep the weight off and then listen in to a no-holds barred conversation with Beth’s partner in crime, Traveling Mom’s Kim Orlando.

The Biggest Loser And Me

So yesterday, after an insane afternoon where I took the kids to catch the premiere of Zwinky Cuties and meet Disney sensation Jordan Pruitt (more on that later since I’m still sorting through my pictures and realized my camera crapped out), I avoided all the incredible sweets at the event (okay, I admit I had 3 swedish fish), came home to eat a well balanced Weight Watchers approved meal (fat free hot dog, sauerkraut, 1 bun and some veggies), got the kids to do their homework, ate my two points cookie ice cream bar and then curled up with my blanket on the couch to watch one of my favorite reality shows, The Biggest Loser.
Yes, I know, I am a cheese ball. But I am such a sucker for transformation and makeover shows and I just love it that every episode without fail, I start crying whenever someone’s refrigerator gets turned off. So last night, the show is featuring a new twist – families. That means husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons and more can compete to be the Biggest Loser. And these people have a significant amount of weight to lose. Many of them tip the scales at well over 300 pounds! And to think, I’m whining that I put on 8 pounds since the summer.
Anyway, amazingly, these fierce competitors shed double digit weight losses in the first week except for the losing couple, Stacy and Adam – Stacy only dropped 9 pounds while her hubby did drop a lot more. Either way, they got the heave ho and we did get to see that since they left the Biggest Loser campus, they’ve already shed more than 50 pounds between them.
Personally, I’d love to fast forward to the last couple of weeks so that I can see how svelte these people get but either way, it’s delicious programming without the calories. Now if only I could lose 9 pounds in a week, then I could have reached my goal and quit complaining. Okay, reality check. I’m Losing For Good -that’s what Weight Watchers tells me – for every pound I lose it goes to charity and as of this morning, I think I’ve taken off a pound and half. We shall see what the scale says on Friday…stay tuned and see if this Little Loser pulls in a big weight loss this week!