Monday, January 7, 2013

Losing 100 Pounds of Me

So in 2010 I joined the Mamavation community. I had found a great group of ladies that supported each other and helped each other to become the moms they needed to be. After all most of us want to keep up with our kids which means being in shape. That year I was voted in to being a Mamavation Mom.... What is that you may ask? Well taken from their site:
Mamavation Moms lose weight in a boot camp experience without having to leave the home. They are set up with support, tools, and professional coaches to help transform mind and body on this journey. As they are learning healthy living and losing weight they live their lives on a stage for seven weeks. The campaign becomes a virtual docudrama with real challenges and victories as they become the stars of the campaign.
I could not have been happier but life got in the way. As a blogger I was going to New Orleans for a few days of fun and blogging connecting with others in Mamavation and Blogging world, but in a "real life" setting. Two days before leaving I was in a car accident (husband driving) and although it was not bad it was bad enough. Then In New Orleans I felt 'off' I blamed it on the rigid schedule of being in the Mamavation boot camp. I know I was not pleasant to be around and lost friends during this trip. Less than a week or two after coming home I realized this was more than a bootcamp/weight loss problem..... I was pregnant!

This was a severe shock to me as I was taking birth control very adamantly I might ask. I was not happy as I had lost around 50 pounds or so since joining Mamavation earlier that year. I also was not ready for a third child..... but God had other plans. I had to drop out of the Mamavation program and focus on an impending child and a failing marriage. Right at two years later I can say I have a wonderful daughter and a stronger marriage..... I am also back up to the high weight of 250!

I have decided I am done.... It is time to have a new me! I recently messaged Leah (@bookieboo)
to ask if I could come back to Mamavation and she simply asked me to write a post, link up, and come back. I was so happy at this second chance. So here it is:

I am back up to 250 but I am determined to lose the weight needed and be a healthier mom for my kids. This time I am not alone in that my husband will be on this journey with me. Soda is out of the house and water is the thing we are drinking. I need all the help I can get though. This is why I asked to join Mamavation again. I am a competitive person.... I do best when I am in that scenario and when people are cheering me on and pushing me harder. I am asking for that again Mamavation please help support me and I will you. I WILL not let you down.

This post is sponsored by Schick Intuition and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway


  1. You CAN do it!!!

    Congratulations on a strong baby and a stronger marriage! :)

  2. Good for you for coming back... life little surprises sure do throw us off some times but you CAN do it

  3. You can do it!! Good for you on coming back as well - you're an inspiration to never give up!

  4. Jess, your story is inspiring and motivating - you've made strides in your life (literally and symbolically) and we applaud that. You didn't "let life get in the way." you faced everything that needed facing and you're rising to the Mamavation challenge once more - that's what we call Power Sticking. You get a high five from us!


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