Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Resolutions in Motion

I have signed up for Resolutions in Motion for the next six weeks! I’ve picked a goal for myself and I have six weeks to meet it. Hopefully, since I’m actually blogging about my goal and there are other bloggers working towards their goals, I will feel motivated and actually make a lifestyle change.

So, here’s my story. Ever since I moved away from home after high school, my 135 lb. weight has been steadily increasing. I moved in with my granny and, let me tell ya, granny cooked differently than my stepmother did. We had gravy with dinner, cornbread every night, green beans cooked with a bit of bacon grease. See?! No wonder the weight started piling on, right, lol. Well, I eventually met my husband, so I ate because I was in love and loved food. I was happy. Then, I had a significant weight loss about five years ago but that was only because I had the help of a dietician that everyone was flocking to in Southern Georgia. I felt healthier, had more energy, looked great, my hair even felt different. Yeah, that got expensive fast so when I quit going, I slowly gained the weight back.

When I struggled to become pregnant, no doctor could tell me why I was infertile but they were pretty sure it was because I was obese. I was about 170 lbs. then which was large for my stature but definitely not unheard of. About 6 months later, I found out I was pregnant and was overjoyed! I actually lost 17 lbs. while pregnant and when I started gaining, I only gained about 7 lbs. over my first pregnancy weigh-in but was still considered obese by my doctors. After I had Kenna, I quickly lost some weight but, of course, it returned, because I was still craving citrus. To relieve that craving, I started drinking Mountain Dew and although I don’t eat entirely unhealthy, I am still inactive.

After seeing this completely unflattering picture a while back, I couldn’t stop thinking about how people see me at 200+ lbs. I was disgusted, I still am, that I let myself get this way and how could I have not noticed. I had no one to blame but myself. I haven’t wore that blouse since, lol.


My goals are:
Drink at least the recommended 8 oz. of water a day
Cut out the every day Mountain Dew drinking
Try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day

I want to look happier and healthier like these before pics!

This was the latest picture from June 2008


Easter 2008 (look how little my neck is?! And no double chin =)


This was a weekend I went down to see some of my family in central Florida. I don’t even recognize myself in this picture! But hey, I look happy and I’m with one of my favorite cousins ever!


So wish me luck and a prayer or two =)

If you want to join Resolutions in Motion there is still time, click the link or picture below and join in!


  1. I feel your pain, as I am super addicted to coca cola! I know you can do it though! That is great that you have those goal photos to refer to! Thanks so much for joining the challenge, and good luck!

  2. Good luck, you can do this. We can encourage each other!

  3. Thanks for sharing your story! Best of luck on your goals :)

    ps: Southern Color nominated you for the Liebster Award! http://southerncolor.blogspot.com/2012/11/liebster-award.html


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