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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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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