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Monday, January 10, 2011

Support

Support what is it? When you think of the words? Do you think of a metal piece holding up a bridge or maybe its that sports bra holding our girls as we run! Support comes in many different shapes and sizes for sure, I want to talk to you about a different type of support one that I have had for over a year now. That is the support I have got from Leah and the gals of Mamavation. I was on twitter back in nov of 2009 for a party for earth footwear where Leah was the guest speaker she was talking about mamavation and I was very much interested in it. I knew this was something I would want to see and try out. So I went to the next tv show which was the last Monday of the first two graduates I was so shocked at how much weighted they lost. I could not believe they support they where getting from each other. So I became a member I wrote up my first post and was so excited to join mamavation. Then the moment came when I could apply to be the next mamavation mom I was so excited, I made my video and said what I thought was the right things, where guess what it was all the wrong things to say it was not support at all, it was about me this and me that. I was not chosen for the top five and in the end I was so grateful. It was not my time at all. So I sat through the next seven weeks and I learned more about myself I was 250 lbs then and I drop 20lbs in seven weeks working out and eating right. I was so happy. I  was starting to become the person I always wanted to be. Then the seven weeks where over and I was so happy because I was going to apply again but this time I was going to do it the right way, when guess what happen thats right I found out I was pregnant. All my hard work of losing weight was now ruined I thought now more then ever I needed support. I was very upset and sad this was not planned and not in my cards. I knew the Lord works in ways we do not understand, but why would be make me pregnant when I was on this track of losing weight. Then I shared my fear with many of you and you all helped me so much and showed me that I could do this pregnancy and not gain weight and be healthy. I went nine months started out at 230 and ended at 245 15 gained thats all. At the end most of the weight was water weight and now I AM AT 215 LBS A TOTAL OF 30 LBS LOST IN TWO MONTHS! I would of never of been able to of lost this weight without your support. Now I have a chance of becoming the next mamavation mom for the first time this is something I have honestly dreamed about for over a year. something I have been wanting to do have been waiting for my time to come. I am asking right now for your support for a vote. There are 12 wonderful women who have a chance and only two of us will be chosen that is very hard I wish us all the very best. I can promise you all something I am NOT GOING ANYWHERE! I have been here for over a year ask Leah you can not get rid of me! I can promise you I will be here for you all and I want to be a role model. I am already making changes in my life I am walking 13,000 to 16, 000 steps a day I am doing the wii ea active a day working out 90 mins a day, making a meal plan and sticking to it. My dh is on board and wants to help me as much as he can. I need to get this weight off of me I know it is not an overnight fix, but I also know this would be the start of something that would help me for the rest of my help. So I ask you once again for you support please go here and vote for me. http://www.mamavation.com/2011/01/vote-for-mamavation-mom-2.html
Thank you all so much! Amanda

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by@mrsalonpas.   The winner will receive a Yoga Package including a yoga mat, yoga belt, water bottle, towel, and Salonpas samples.  To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention Salonpas with a link back to their Facebook page.  Link up your post here.
Have you ever been injured starting a new exercise routine? Tell us about it…If not, do you get any aches and pains? Where?
I am a ballroom dancer and the first time I was ever in a latin class I was doing the cha-cha and fell and twisted my ankle! It was horrible I had to sit out the rest of the week.

8 comments:

kia said...

Well since we can't get rid of you I suppose we should have you as a campaign mom ;P

Amanda, on the real I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished in the past year. That is amazing to know you are at 215 right now. I am going to do the craziest happy dance when you break 200. However 5 at a time for you... blah, blah, blah. I know you will succeed.

Marie said...

Amanda, we have seen you grow as a person and lose weight over the last year and I am so proud of you! I will be here watching and cheering when you lose even more weight this year! Congrats honey!

Steph-Fit Mom in Training said...

I'm so proud of all you've accomplished in the past year! Part of the whole journey is self-discovery and self-acceptance. If you don't have that now, you can lose all the weight and still be unhappy. You're well on your way and committed to losing weight. No matter what happens, you'll find the success you want and you'll pay it forward to everyone else!

Alisa said...

Just voted!!!!!!! I got your back!

MrsFatass said...

Wow, what growth! I'm so happy for you to be chosen as a finalist, but even more I'm happy for you for all of the changes you already made. You are already a great inspiration for your Sistahs.

Shelley said...

I ADORE YOU!!!! Seriously! You KNOW you have my support and I was so grateful for all the support you gave when I was a Mamavation Mom! Good luck in the campaign! but remember to breath!

SUPER BIG HUGS!!!!
Shelley
(@momma_oz)
www.slightly-off-kilter.com

Annette said...

Wow, I just recently became a #mamavation sistah, but your story inspires me.

Owen's Mom said...

Your story is very inspiring! AND you have that beautiful little baby. I look forward to seeing where this journey will take you in the future.

Have a fabulous week!