Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Resolutions in Motion

I have signed up for Resolutions in Motion for the next six weeks. Basically I have picked a goal for myself and I have six weeks to meet it.

A little backstory before I get to the goal I have chosen. I have battled my weight for as long as I can remember. My low self esteem led me to not so great decisions in my early 20's. It was tough, I felt worthless which is not a feeling that helps you lose weight.

At my heaviest I weighed 409.4lbs. It is a very scary thing to type that out for the whole world to see but it is what it is. In August of 2009 I had lap band surgery, which basically makes your stomach smaller into a pouch with a band around your stomach so you can't eat as much. Marc also had the surgery a few months later. I struggled at first with it but eventually I hit my groove and in May 2011 I hit 100lbs lost!

 

The picture of me in the Fanta shirt is probably my very favorite picture of myself. At this point I was walking over 3 miles each morning before work and have never felt better. It all fell apart when I broke my foot right before I found out I was pregnant with Violet. While pregnant I gained back about 70lbs, I was put on bed rest for high blood pressure and since having Violet I haven't been able to lose the weight or exercise.
I don't feel well, I have no energy and the worthless feelings and self loathing are slowly creeping back in. I don't want to feel or look this way anymore. Nor do I want Violet growing up watching my unhealthy habits.
All of this to say my six week goal for Resolutions in Motion is to lose 10lbs. I know that amount is achievable for me. I know I can do this and I know I have too. I am hoping this is the jump start that I need to claim back the Leslie in the purple Fanta shirt.
If you want to join Resolutions in Motion there is still time, click the link and join in!
 

 

24 comments:

  1. I'm same as you on the weight loss thing. I have gained and lost the same 10 pounds over the past 10 years. It gets frustrating at times. I wanted to share a little tip with you. I'm always hunting for tips to do better. Your biggest obstacle is going to be nutrition. I read about a big guy who wanted to lose weight and the exercises was not enough. He had to cut sugar completely out. I've been cutting back but I know my nutrition is not where it needs to be yet. Sigh. Its a journey and there's no finish line. I'm looking forward to reading your progress! I have weight loss wednesdays on my blog, if you're interested in a little encouragement. Esther Norine Designs

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  2. Wow, you look phenomenal in those pictures! You can totally do it! :)

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  3. You go girl! Wishing you the best!

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  4. I can so relate to your story! I've been battling with my weight the last couple of years and it is definitely a huge challenge that many people don't realize. I know that I need to exercise more and I HAVE to cut out sodas and I've actually been putting up more of an effort lately because, like you, I have my little girl who I want to be proud of me =) So I wish you tons of luck and I know you can do it! Definitely going to be following you and might join in myself =)

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  5. What a journey! I'm so excited you've joined us, and I know you can reach your goal! Can't wait to read more, good luck!!

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  6. Good for you! Half the battle is setting the goal and it looks as though you've got a great cheering section here!

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  7. Amazing story! You can do this! Best of luck
    danielle @ www.sweetpeapod.blogspot.com

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  8. You can do it. Its funny because I was always on the thinner side, but after having my son, I've struggled so much with my weight. I just cant get back to my goal. Sending great thoughts your way. You were able to lose it once, you can do it again!

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  9. That is definitely a doable goal! You know you have done it before, and you can do it again!

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  10. Good Luck! You lost 100, you can do 10. Losing weight is never easy, man.

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  11. Have you thought about getting a fill? Making small changes everyday can make a big difference. Wishing you the best of luck!

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  12. Good for you!!!!!!!!
    My husband and I both struggle with our weight.
    We have debated lap band but just not sure yet.
    I'm cheering you on for 10lbs.

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  13. Yay for you!!! I just lost 50lbs, and I've got another 50lb to go! You're looking great!!

    Thanks for the motivation!!!

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  14. You can totally do it. You have the most amazing will power. Xx

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  15. Wow! This is awesome Leslie! Thanks for sharing! You CAN do it!! You go girl! :)

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  16. Also, BTW you totally can't tell from these pictures you have self loathing or worthless feelings. You have such a beautiful smile! Your whole face lights up! Oh and, Kick those bad feelings in the booty girl! Your amazing!

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  17. Amazing! You both look incredible. What an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  18. I love this! Thank you for sharing. Sharing with others brings accountability and support. Excited for you!

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  19. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by my blog and follow me back.

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  20. Hi. My name is SHaree' and I am a new follower from the SHAPING UP TO BE A MOM link up! Love reading can't wait for more!! I also am doing the Resulation in MOtion too!!!

    Also, I have one more day on my giveaway supporting small businesses please go check it out!!

    http://www.momfittingitallin.com/2012/11/supporting-small-businesses-giveaway.html

    THanks
    Sharee'
    www.momFITtingitallin.com

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  21. You look fantastic ( I love the photo in the purple shirt that you love, but they all look great!). Good luck with your goals, it will be nice to achieve them, I know!

    I’m visiting from the Raising Imperfection Hop. Happy to be here. :)

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