This moment and post is bittersweet, this will be my last post as a Mamavation after two back to back campaigns. The past 20 or so weeks have flown by and I can’t believe the person I am today, compared to who I was almost 6 months ago. I like what Shelley {@momma_oz} said about shedding these pounds rather then loosing them, because I am not looking for them! I have worked so hard and do not want them to come back EVER.

I have learned so much about myself these past months, and I have really realized how hard I can push myself! Don’t get my wrong there are days that walking is hard but it’s a reminder that the day(s) before I pushed hard! I keep reminding myself “no pain, no gain”.

Isn't this pretty? Kidding. I got it during one of my runs this week & I didn't let a little fall stop me. I got right back up and kept on running. No pain, No gain!

I am a fighter and I have fought for every pound and every inch that I have lost. I don’t want to go back to that girl who couldn’t play with her kids or out run them. I don’t want to feel self-conscious about my weight and let that hold me back. I want to keep the momentum going, and keep pushing myself.

Since this journey began, I have tried new things because well not trying them let me keep packing pounds on. I did Zumba regularly and plan to again once the seizures are totally gone. I have gone to multiple spin classes, something I always wanted to do before and never did. I let my weight hold me back from both of those things & yet those two things have helped me get to where I am today. In high school I was very active, being in cross country you run distance and until recently I lost my “mojo”. Thanks to Mamavation, and this entire experience I have my mojo back!!

I am looking forward to going shopping for some new clothes that actually fit me! I am definetly going to need a belt because I have run out of room to put new holes in. In fact as I type this post I am wearing a size SMALL shirt!

A picture says a thousand words, so I will let them speak for themselves.

Taken before leaving to go to a spin class! Never would have gone to the gym dressed this like let alone taken a picture of it!

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Those before pictures are not easy to post, but it also reminds me how far I have come.


Chest: Before 43″ & After 38″ {Loss of 5″}

Waist: Before 41″ & After 32″ {Loss of 9″}

Hips: Before 49″ & After 42″ {Loss of 7″}

Thigh: Before 22.5″ & After 19.5″ {Loss of 3″

Arms: Before 13.5″ & After 11″ {Loss of 2.5″}

Total Inches Lost: 31″

Weight This Week: 142.4 pounds

{Before Final Weigh In} Total Weight Lost: 69.2 pounds

By the way … All of those pictures were taken in the same pants. Crazy to see how much better they fit & I look in them now!

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