Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mamavation Monday - My very first!

Watch Lives ChangeI heard of Mamavation a few weeks ago when the application was open for Mamavation Campaign 5. I read about, was interested in it, but was too ashamed to put myself that far out there. I don't mind posting my weight, or a picture here and there when I am blogging about my weight, but to post a video, where you could see my double chin swinging in the breeze, hear my southern twang, and possibly see my face turn 5 shades of red... I couldn't do it. But then, on Tuesday last week, I watched a video, Roxy's video. She has the same fears as me! But here she was, "being true to herself" and her video application was so inspiring! Inspiring enough that I want to join the Mamavation Sistahood, and WILL be applying for Mamavation Campaign 6.

So, here is my very first Mamavation Monday Post! Many of you who read my blog probably already know my past struggles. Just for a quick recap: I have been overweight or obese for all of my late teen/early adult life. In 2007, I lost 50 lbs with a popular weight loss plan, then got pregnant in 2008 and gained it all back. I am was an emotional, stress eater. I have been working through a program called The Lord's Table which has taught me to run to God instead of the refrigerator when I am stressed. I began that program on May 27th and lost 11.4 lbs in the first month. I veered off track around the 4th of July, but quickly got back to work. My most recent weight was 275.8 and I am 5'7'', so that puts my BMI at 43.2 or Morbidly Obese.

I want to be in the Mamavation Sistahood, because while I am reaching and when I reach my goal, I feel like my story can help someone. I had a conversation with my husband on how there are so many people going around telling of how they used to be an alcoholic, or a drug addict, but you don't hear as many stories of someone who used to be a glutton. I want to share my story one day. I want to be healthy, that is my main goal, but my little sister is getting married in March of next year, so that leaves me little time to get into a cute bridesmaid dress!

So far the past week of following the Mamavation moms on Twitter and on the Mamavation website has really helped me get motivated! This is the kind of motivation, the partnership, that drives me. 

Please accept this post as my pledge to the Mamavation Sistahood!

16 comments:

bookieboo said...

I agree with you about the glutton stuff. I have an eating disorder myself. I'm a binger. It's something I live with everyday. It never goes away, I've just had to find ways to keep it under control. Stressful times with family health issues are usually when I fall flat on my face and gain weight. I had a girlfriend on that program (or something similar to it in college and she lost a bunch of weight). Let me know how it goes. XXOO

Jess said...

I am so happy to 'meet you' Putting out our fears and showing other us helps us with accountability as well as makes us work harder to achieve our goals! I cant wait to see you apply and look forward to reading your journey!

Alison said...

I'm only on my second week coming up with following Mamavation, but I don't know what it is but I am so motivated! It's kinda crazy. I think it just all came together at the right time. I was already planning on trying to get healthy, but this has really pushed me.

I am looking forward to getting to know you more! Good luck this week! :)

jennydecki said...

Welcome, and we're so glad to have you! I share many of your struggles and I look forward to getting through them as a team!

Thrifty Mama B said...

Mamavation is a great group to be a part of. It's nice to "meet" you. Look forward to following along on your journey and getting to know you more.

Chat me up on twitter @ThriftyMamaB

I hope you have a great week.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

You will absolutely love the support and encouragement in the Sistahood! These gals are my lifeline when I feel emotional or stressed. Just tweet out for support and someone will be there to encourage you.

I look forward to encouraging you in this journey!

kia said...

Hi there. Good for you for putting yourself out there with this baby step. This program is all about baby steps and support. It appeals to many for that reason, you put in the work and you will see results.

Kristine said...

I'm just jumping in as well! Glad I found someone new here, too.

Lisa Johnston said...

WELCOME!!!! I'm so glad that Roxy was an inspiration to you! She's A HUGE inspiration to me as well! :)

It's awesome to take those baby steps, and it's great to have a place like Mamavation, where all of us are basically going through the same thing... together!

Love!! :)

Momma On The Run said...

Congrats to you for having the courage to put yourself out there. This was very hard for me to do as well. Once you do it though the accountability that comes with it is amazing. The group of Sista's Mamavation has is some of the most inspiring ladies out there.

I look forward to getting to know you better!

Shannon @trulove821

~Lori~ said...

Welcome to Mamavation. We are all here for one reason, to get healthy for our families. We all have difficulties in this journey and that is why mamavation exists. To support and help push us through.

Paige said...

Kimberly, you would be a wonderful addition to the sistahood. You sound like a wonderful lady and I look forward to getting to know you better! Congrats, by the way, for getting back on track after 4th of July. BBQ holidays are always tough, and getting back on the wagon quickly is to be commended!

Roxy said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. I have always said that, with anything I do, if I could just touch ONE person, it's worth the effort! And here you are... :) I love the Pay It Forward concept and you're absolutely right! There aren't many people who walk around saying they used to be gluttons and we are here to change that. I can't wait to see what's in store for all of us.

Mandi said...

Welcome! I can't wait to read about journey!!

MMM said...

Welcome!!! One thing I can assure you, this is a very supportive group. It is awesome! Good luck to you! I have to say I am REALLY bad at tweeting. But I read the blogs and write them...and will be returning to the tweet world soon! So...can't wait to tweet with you! :)

Jessica said...

Hi and Welcome!! You are so very right about being a glutton... I, unfortunately, have first-hand experience being one. I'm so excited for you to join us on this healthy living marathon. I look forward to watching you succeed! I'm off to check out the Lord's Table...