Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Dec 20-- Year in Review

First off I want to say thank you to all of my M sistas for their constant support and encouragement. I know I would not be where I am today in my weight loss journey w/o your support.

Last year about this time I decided it was time for a change. I had reached an all time high with my weight and I was so miserable. I was unhappy with where my life was and with how I felt. I knew I had to get serious about getting healthy. So I started making changes and trying to get more serious about getting healthy. I weighed in at 172 at my very highest. January, February, March all went by and I was doing little things trying to make a change but I wasn't seeing much change. I was getting more active than I had in the past but I wasn't trying like I needed to. Then in April I finally started looking into this mv thing I kept hearing about from Lori and Lisa (I love those 2). And I was watching them both working so hard to get healthy. I knew that I had to give it a shot.

So in May I posted my first mv Monday post and joined the sistahood! I can't believe the changes I have made since then. I have lost 14 lbs and several inches (I can't find my original measurements from last Jan at the moment). I got a gym membership and I actually use it, lol, we are incorporating more clean eating into our diet and cutting out most processed foods. Last week I weighed in at 158, I would have weighed in today but I forgot first thing this morning and by the time I remembered I had just eaten breakfast-maybe I will think to update this tomorrow morning.

I have done so many new things this year like getting a Wii and a new bicycle (I hadn't owned one in probably 20 years).

So thank you all for your love and support!

I also want to thank our sponsor this week and thank all the other mv sponsors like Chef's requested, Earth Footwear, EA Sports Active.

Congrats to everyone who has been kicking tail and getting fit! You all inspire me to keep going. I hope you all have a very Blessed Christmas and that this Holiday season brings you lots of Love and Joy. I will probably be off the radar for a couple weeks w/ the holidays but I will be back in action at the beginning of the year!

10 comments:

Owen's Mom said...

Congrats on your year's weight loss! I am amazed at how supportive all the sistas are and how well the community works for it's members. I hope I can post a great loss for the year next year. Have a Happy Holiday Season.

mozzie76 said...

Wow! Amazing how the inches and pounds add up :) So proud of you! Have a VERY MERRY Christmas and Happy New Year! Can't wait to kick off 2011 with you :)

Annette said...

Congrats on your changes, the inches and pounds lost! You go girl!

elenka29 said...

I had a very good year. Hoping you will keep going strong in the next one. Enjoy the holiday. Cheers!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Wow! Congrats on a new healthier you. You're a great example of small changes making a big difference. Keep up the great work in 2011!

MNMSpecial said...

Wow! Great job at making so many awesome changes in your life and your family's since joining Mamavation. I know I would be miserable with out it.

Great job on the weight loss and inches. You are amazing!!!

Merry Christmas!

kia said...

You have fought hard to improve your health and fitness this year in the midst of life being crazy. I have admired watching your journey. You are an amazing, resilient woman Julie. xoxo

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

You've made some incredible healthy changes this year - congrats!
Have a very Merry Christmas!

brook1ll said...

thank you for being with me on this last challenge i hope to get to know you better and have an awesome year ahead hugs

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Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

So glad that we're in the Sistahood together!! Congrats on the amazing changes that you've made this year! Lots of hugs. And Merry Christmas!