My Story

I weighed in at 289 6 months after giving birth to my 3rd baby in 2005. It all started with my fear of getting diabetes. I was 21 years old and unhealthy and totally unfit. I embarked on my weigh loss journey, with a family challenge of the biggest looser.
 Before at 289
 After at 167

I started my journey with a simple 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week. I was so driven, I never missed. I knew surgery wasn't for me, or pills or weird diets. I WANTED TO DO IT ON MY OWN!!!!! I ate relatively healthy, but let's be honest relatively healthy at that time was VERY healthy to my body. It was such a good feeling to see the numbers on the scale drop so quickly at the start. As I got to the point where I needed to up my workouts with extra help, I took some weight training classes and group fitness classes at the local gym.
I was able to loose a total of 122 pounds in about 2 years. I have maintained a 112 pound weight loss for 4 years!!!  I am now at the point in my journey with new goals that I would like to accomplish on this never ending ever changing adventure.
 One of my biggest regrets is not blogging or logging my previous weight loss accomplishments. Therefore I invite you to follow me on my way to loosing 25 pounds and training for a half marathon in August and a relay race in September.
This is my CRAZY I CAN DO IT face :)

22 comments:

The Sawyer Bunch said...

You're my inspiration. I have about 120 pounds I need to lose. I have 6 weeks before my husband graduates boot camp and I'd really like to lose 20 pounds. I'd be so thrilled with that. I started at the beginning of the year, and I was really focused and driven. I lost 22 pounds but then I got sick and I stopped working out. I have been having a REALLY hard time getting back into a groove. But I really want to lose 20 pounds for graduation. So.. wish me luck. Congratulations to you. You are amazing and my new "hero".

Genesis said...

wow, im so glad you commented on my blog and through that I was able to find you :) your story is amazing...you are amazing!

Lexxi Marie said...

You are an amazing inspiration!!! I'm hoping to lose 100lbs. also. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! You look amazing!! Keep up the great work =)

Journey2Goal said...

What an amazing accomplishment! You are so beautiful & an inspiration to those of us "on the way down the scale"!! Congrats on achieving your goals...17 lbs is a piece of cake (ha) compared to what you've overcome!

terrid614 said...

what an amazing story and an inspiration. i found your blog thru paige's blog, two runners and a brown dog....and then i hopped over to read your story....i give you kudos to staying strong and being so disciplined! you are a beautiful girl!!!! thanks for sharing your story! xoxo

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Wow... I love reading about your accomplishment and how you are running. I started at 280 and I'm on my way down right now... trying to lose 145 pounds. I'm bloggin me and my hubby's weight loss journey here:

http://www.believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

I admire what you've done! I hope to be able to train and run in a marathon myself someday!

Oh, I I grew up in Utah!! Sweet!
God Bless,
~Margene

ladyofthehouse said...

Your story is so incredibly inspiring!! The fact that you've kept off over 100 lbs for over 4 years is such and encouragement!

I have had it on my heart to try the couch to 5K program but keep letting my schedule, etc. get in my way. Thanks so much for sharing your story to encourage us all!

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find yours!!

I'll be cheering you on as you lose those last 17 lbs!!

diane :)

gmontalvo13 said...

like the rest of your followers, i'm so glad you found my blog so that i was able to find yours! i am soooo inspired by your blog! you look fantastic! looking forward to reading more blogs!

good luck on your first marathon! if you can lose that weight, you can do anything! (and if i can run a marathon, so can you!)

p.s i love your thomas edison quote--something i need to be reminded on a daily bases!

Ciara said...

Hi

I have just started a weight loss programme and have decided to keep a blog to help keep me focused http://horizontallychallengedgirl.blogspot.com/

I came across your blog and I have to say its such an inspiration to read about someone losing and keeping the weight off. I really love the before and after pictures. Good luck with your marathon

Ciára

sara said...

Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment on my blog. I am VERY happy to find you here. I love the look of your blog & I so look forward to learning your story. I have struggled with my weight for a long time & am in process of really trying to tackle it. I am active-- bike commuting mostly-- but think of myself as an athlete & am working on being good to my body food-wise. A big WELL DONE to you!

Betty said...

Thank you so much for your blog! I've been vowing for the past 6 years that I'd lose this last 30 lbs and get down to 135, but I find it easier when there are people out there I can relate to. Thanks for being real, and I look forward to all your future posts!

Julie said...

How in the world did you find me? I am so glad you did. Thank you for your comment. You are such an inspiration. I'm off to read more. GOod luck on your journey and also on your up-coming run.
Take care and God Bless!!!

The Horton's said...

You are AMAZING! If you could do that with 3 kids, then I can do it with 2 little ones!! I m Curious as to how tall you are??? GREAT JOB! Keep it up!! And you will LOVE running 1/2's!! I have done 3 since November and I am signed up for 3 more this year!!!

aShLie JaNe said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog but WOWWWWW LINDS!! You are amazing and inspire me to workout!! You look awesome! Way to go.

myhealthypassion said...

HOLY WOW! Thank you so much for posting a comment on my blog so I could find your little gem! You are amazing! I love your story! You are gorgeous and I love that you have proven that hard work and dedication really can have lasting results!

Becka said...

BIG congratulations to you on your weight loss! It's tough to do it on your own, but further proof that anyone can do it. Keep up the good work and best of luck to you on your half marathon!

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

Just found your blog from Allie's blog {http://www.thatgirlisarunningfool.blogspot.com/} I LOVE YOUR BLOG NOW. Omg, you're amazing. Such a great inspiration. :)

Lauren
http://www.teamgiles.com

Rae said...

Wow! You are awesome! Congrats on your weight loss and keeping it off. You are an inspiration to all! I can't wait to read your blog daily!

d.a.r. said...

I just found your blog through the recommendation of a friend...I have to say I am hooked! You have such an awesom story and I can't wait to read more!

How I've changed said...

Hi Lindsay! I just found your blog by accident...but it will soon become a regular "stop" for me in the morning to inspire me to get out and exercise. Congratulations on your incredible accomplishment. You look smashing!! :)

littlemisspotato said...

You're in inspiring and wonderful person! You rock!

Paige said...

I Love it! I just stumbled across your blog and LOVE It! I feel like we are alike in so many ways. I too have lost over 100 pounds and regret not blogging about my journey. I recently started going back and blogging about it and find it very rewarding. I've wanted to do something to pay it forward and now I feel like I can. I'm finding there is a whole world of us out here. It's great!


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