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Pledging to the Sistahood #Mamavation Monday

Hi, my name is Darcy and I like to eat sweets and everything bad for you. But that’s okay… I only have a couple days left to stuff my face so freely.  Then it’s time to face the music because today is the last day before the start of a new year. A chance at a fresh start. While I tend to do goals rather than resolutions, this might seem awfully resolution-y. I mean, why wait until the beginning of the new year to make lifestyle changes?

Simple. I was pregnant for most of 2012!

That and doesn’t it seem easier to start something new at the beginning of the year or even the beginning of the week?

Now it’s time for me to get serious.


(Sorry, the video was apparently missing after my post published! Grrr!!)

Please note I misspoke about my weight in the video. I was 230lbs at the start of my pregnancy with Rissa but at 220lbs at the start of my pregnancy with Xander.

Up til now I’ve been half-assing it. Sure, I’ve made some healthier changes, but they aren’t enough to get my weight under control. I need to stop making excuses and stop being scared. Scared of what exactly….I don’t know, but change is kind of frightening, isn’t it?

After I finished this video I weighed myself for the first time since the day before Xander’s birth. I weighed 239lbs at that last doctor appointment. So this was a bit of a surprise:

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224?

Well, I suppose a good portion of that weight was birthed out and the breastfeeding is helping too. With Rissa I quickly and easily lost 30 pounds without trying, but then proceeded to gain back 20. I maintained for quite awhile. This time I am not going to fool myself into thinking nursing will take the weight off and keep it off.

So my first step? Pledging to the Sistahood and applying to be a Mamavation Mom. When I did Weight Watchers I did well while attending meetings. Once I stopped going I slacked off. This tells me support and accountability is key for me.

I hope you’ll help support me in my journey and I’ll try to support you too. Who knows? Maybe I’ll motivate it inspire someone else to take control of their health?

Comments are always lovely and if you want to support my application please tweet this:

Hey, @bookieboo! I want @Syrana to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://t.co/0O3zdpWd

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  1. Good for you Darcy! There is no way I’d be brave enough to post how much I weigh, I can barely step on the scale in the first place.

    I too make goals for the new year instead of resolutions. Goals I can meet, resolutions seem doomed from the beginning and often aren’t thought of after the first week, if even that long.

    Good luck!
    Ashley @ Bottles, Diapers… Babies recently posted..All Over and Back to NormalForgetfulMomma

  2. Joanna @way2gomom December 31, 2012 Reply

    I love when you weigh yourself and find a lower number than you were expecting!! Welcome Darcy, it’s been fun getting to know you on twitter! :-) Good luck girl!
    Joanna @way2gomom recently posted..P&G DDF Skincare Deals for Christmasway2gomom

  3. Naomiaomiomi December 31, 2012 Reply

    Yep. I’m pledging for accountability, too!
    Naomiaomiomi recently posted..Mamavation Mondaysuperdumb

  4. Pam December 31, 2012 Reply

    Good luck… you got this!!
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  5. Meghan @JaMonkey December 31, 2012 Reply

    Good luck to you!
    Meghan @JaMonkey recently posted..2013 Resolutions Become Evolutions

  6. Sprittibee January 1, 2013 Reply

    You have an advantage – the weight comes off much quicker after you have a baby. ;) I am just finishing nursing my 4th – mine are 16, 15, 4, and almost 2. My little guy doesn’t want to quit nursing, but the time is nigh. I’m going to miss the snuggle time. But you are so right, nursing is NOT a fool proof way to lose pounds. I lost weight like crazy after my 2nd while I breastfed her. Not so with the boys (#3 or #4). Well, nice to meet you – surfed in from Mamavation boards. I’ll be with you on the challenge… at least virtually! Happy 2013 and congrats on your little ones!
    Sprittibee recently posted..Fed Up to Fit – 2013

  7. WOW you are doing great so far!! I tweeted for you and would LOVE if you did the same for me?

    Hey, @bookieboo! I want @LindsaysFamily to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! bit.ly/aorv3Y

    I have been a reader of your blog for over a year and am so glad you applied with me!! Good Luck to us both!
    Lindsay (@LindsaysFamily) recently posted..#Mamavation Monday~ Goals

  8. Kristin @littlemamajama January 1, 2013 Reply

    Welcome to the Sistahood, Darcy! Happy to have you! You’re doing a great job already with the weight loss after Xander. You GOT this! ;)
    Kristin @littlemamajama recently posted..21 Weeks: The Face of Hyperemesislittlemamajama

  9. Mommahunt January 7, 2013 Reply

    First congrats on your baby! I also just joined Mamavation and am looking forward to having someone help me stop as you phrased it “half assing it” I need to get this done and stop coming up with excuses. Looking forward to reading your future posts! Again congrats on the new baby

    • Darcy January 8, 2013 Reply

      Thank you for stopping by! First step was recognizing my excuses …now I need to act. With support I think we can do it :)Syrana

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