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Mamavation Monday – My Pledge #mamavation

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Me at my heaviest at the end of July 2012. It’s 5 months later and I am actually down about 17 pounds from when this photo was taken. I cannot express to you how difficult it is for me to put this photo on my blog. When I first saw this picture I didn’t recognize myself. I cried. Then I said, “No more!”

Many of you already know that I embarked on a weight loss challenge on October 15. I consciously made the decision to do it during the holidays. I did not want to wait till the new year. I was/am tired of the New Year resolutions. Starting in January, I’m going to “blah, blah, blah, blah…”!

I know many of you know exactly what I’m talking about.

It was the above photo that started me on this journey. My aunt took the picture, but I didn’t see it until October.

I figured if I could lose weight through Halloween, Thanksgiving, my son’s birthday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, I could really do it — for good!

I’m proud to say that I’m down over 13 pounds since October 15th. I’d done it by counting calories… portion control. I have not incorporated exercise at all.

If I am to lose the 18+ pounds more I want to lose, I know I MUST exercise. But I have a difficult time with exercising. I need motivation. I good kick in the butt to get me started.

So I am making a pledge. More specifically I am making a pledge to the mamavation sistahood. I pledge that I will live a healthier life. I pledge that I will move more… much more! I will quit with the self-negative talk.

I need the motivation. I need the camaraderie of like-minded women. I’ve lurked for some time on the Mamavation forum as well as the #mamavation Twitter stream, and when I saw that contest for the #iheartOmron Fitness Challenge, I knew I could NOT be just a lurker anymore. I would love to be chosen for this challenge. I am ready for this challenge. But regardless if I’m chosen or not, I will be the best sista in the mamavation sistahood I can be!

So Mamavation Sistahood, if you will have me, I would love to be a part of such a dedicated, helpful, beautiful and smart group of women.

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