Kicking It Into High Gear #Mamavation Style

Two years ago, I started a weight loss blog.  I had been struggling to lose weight and had only been able to lose 5 pounds of the 100 extra I was carrying.

Right after I started my blog, I heard about Mamavation.  I applied to be a Mamavation mom…and I didn’t get chosen.  I was really disappointed.

Flabby Fashionista Weight Loss 20 pounds
At this point, I had already lost 20 pounds. I don't even know if I have any pictures of me at my highest weight. I avoided the camera at all costs.

I followed along and watched as those moms worked hard and lost weight.  And I realized, I could do it too.

In the meantime, life got busy…so busy that I quit blogging about my weight loss and just focused on my money saving blog.  I somehow stopped closely following Mamavation.  I still checked in on the Twitter stream from time to time, but I wasn’t seriously involved.

Fast forward 24 months…  I’m thrilled to say that I have lost over 65 pounds.

Flabby Fashionista Down 65 Pounds at this point
This is where I'm currently at...down 66 pounds!

Although I’ve made great progress, I still have 35 more pounds to lose!  And unfortunately, although I’ve been really good, it’s getting harder to lose weight.

And that’s where Mamavation comes in.  I’ve realized 2 things:  I could use some Mamavation inspiration and I know I can offer some Mamavation inspiration.  After losing over 65 pounds, I’m well aware of the many struggles and temptations out there and can encourage those who are just starting.  And with 35 pounds to go, I know that I will need some of you to encourage me some days and kick my butt on others! :-)

So I’m committing to check in with the sistahood each day on Twitter  {Beware…in addition to this I have 2 other sites, so my tweets could be coming from @flabfashionista, @nickelsndimes, or @simplifiedsavin.}

Now…for a little accountability!  Here are my goals commitments this week:

1. I will exercise at least 5 hours this week.

2.  I will drink at least 2 liters of water a day.  I’m shooting for 3, but I want to at least get in 2.

3.  Be in bed by 11 and up by 7:30.  It would be even better if I could be in bed by 10:00 and up by 6:30, but I’m trying to make my goals attainable.

So that’s my plan.  I’m looking forward to getting back on the Mamavation wagon and getting to know all of you great Mamavation sistas!

And I’m going to be at BlogHer next week, so if you’re going too, leave me a comment or holler at me on Twitter.  I’d love to meet you!

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  1. Monica Young says

    Great accomplishments so far and I love your goals for this week. Setting doable goals is very important. How did you lose all the weight?

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