With the New Year, came a new promise I made to myself to lose 40lbs by my 40th birthday (May 29th, which is over 20 weeks from today) that is only 2lbs per week, and it is more manageable for me to think of it like that, it almost sounds easier to do then losing 40 whole pounds. Granted I do need to lose way more then 40lbs, but I thought that was a good (and obtainable) goal for me to get started. With money being tight, I didn't want to join Weight Watchers again. Let's face it, I know what I am supposed to do I have joined and quit 4 times over the last 8 years. I got out all my books (which I have to admit, I suck at writing down my food/points) But I knew I couldn't do it alone. I was on the phone with Cheryl over at The Budge Bunch (she is a real life friend, if you didn't already know) and I was telling her I should do a post every week on my weight loss and really wanted it to be on a Monday to keep my weekend eating" in check". I knew my bloggy friends would be awesome support.
Then on New Year's Eve I was doing some random Tweeting and Leah @bookieboo replied back to me to say "hi". We have been twitter friends for a long time but haven't talked to her in a while. I am convinced it was "meant to be" cuz the minute I saw her reply I thought "Leah can help me." Leah has had her own struggles with weight and lost well over 100lbs. Now she helps others with her two websites, BookieBoo and Mamavation. If you are not aware Mamavation is an awesome weight loss campaign , for more info go check it out HERE. You don't have to be a "Mamvation Mom" to get the weight loss support from all the great ladies on the site. There is also a great group called the "Mamavation Sistahood" which consists of women who are seriously focused on their own weight loss and heathy lifestyle. They are there to support eachother. I am trying to "get in" on the Sistahood, I think it will help keep me accountable. Let's face it, it sucks and is a lot of hard work to lose weight. Why not do it with a group of other moms who are in the same boat or have been and know exactly what you are going through. So I hope you can help me stay on track, and join my every Monday on my blog for my "Mamavation Monday" posts to see how much I lose each week. (( fingers crossed)) Oh yeah, I almost forgot Leah also hosts a "Mamavation" MomTv show on Monday nights at 10pm EST. (Jeez, she is one busy biotch I don't know how she does it all) I will be there tonight, will you?