Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm Looking For a Few Good Women...

...who want and need to lose weight! I am starting again on this weight loss journey. My motivation? I now have a 2 year old and I want to be able to have enough energy to be the mom of a teenager and a toddler. I don't have enough energy for the teen, let alone the toddler. I want to be that "run-around" mom, but not in the bad sense. Ya know? I want to feel like leaving the house during the day. Right now, I love just staying in and sitting at the computer doing my work. I get cozy and comfy and time just seems to speed by. Where does the day go?

So here's the thing. I have found out about this cool website that will "photoshop" you to show you what you look like after losing a certain amount of weight. I was on, and saw 5MinutesForMom tweet about needing women who want to lose weight. I jumped on that right away! We'll see if I can get in on their little deal.

Anyways, I joined, and asked them to show what I would look like after losing 40 pounds, which is roughly 15% of my weight. I submitted a photo that Papa Bear took of me yesterday, and already today, I got back my "After" picture! Now, granted, I think the "After" photo looks more like how I would look if I lost about 60 or 70 pounds, but still. It's supposed to be a motivational tool. I really, REALLY don't like the way I currently look, and how much I weigh. But I have to be honest if I want accountability, right? I currently weigh 257. I am 5'6", and my goal is to lose 40 pounds.



I'm asking for 10 ladies who want to join me in this adventure. I'm not putting a time frame on the weight loss...simply a percentage....FIFTEEN PERCENT! If you want to lose 15% of your weight, and want to join the "15% Club", please comment and leave your email address. We're going to make this good, with incentives and all. If there are more than 10 women who want to join me, that's wonderful! The more, the merrier!
Oh! And please leave your email address in your comment, especially if you don't have it attached to your blog account. I need to be able to get ahold of you!

Here's a button that you can put on your blog. Please link it to this post.

If you are interested in joining me (it's FREE) AND you want to donate an "incentive", please let me know in your comment. I'm still thinking of what my "incentive" donation will be...

On your mark, Get set, GO!!!!

Mama Bear


  1. Saw you're following me on Twitter, and I would LOVE to do this with you!!

    I've got my WW materials from the last time I joined, and will be joining a gym sometime next month, once I get back to work.

    I have 2 kids, 7 and 4, and commute 1.5 hours each way every day to work. I'm also going to be a 1-1 aid for a special needs boy at my job, so I would love the energy to keep up with him and my girls.

    my email is

    Nice to "meet" you.

  2. I'm in! I'm finally getting motivated to lose weight. I have a 19 month old, and I'm so exhausted at the end of the day from trying to keep up with her. I'm ready for this challenge!

  3. Count me in! I would be thrilled to lose 15% of my weight!


  4. Count me in too. I'm a first time visitor and I'm doing WW online, but anything to motivate me.

    jennlee_123 (at)

  5. Casey, if you happen to read this, I hope you will email me. I don't have any way to get ahold of you! My email is rioosodesignsemail (at) yahoo (dot) com.

    Angie (aka Mama Bear)

  6. twitter IDeserveIt

    15% in 2009!!!!

  7. I just found you over at 5 Minutes to Mom this am while I was reading blogs. I'm deteremined to be healthier in 2009. My ultimate goal is to loose about 60-70 pounds. I already lost about 10 in 2008. I'm off to get a photo of me today to try out the WeightView site. It looks really cool! Thanks!

  8. Hi,
    We are fallowing eachother on Twitter, and I love your blog.
    I am a mom of a 6 year old and a 8 year old. I just started staying home with them full time last summer, and we started homeschooling this fall. We are so happy with our new life, and would love to have more children.
    I honestly need to loose way more than %15, more %50. But %15 sounds like a good starting goal. I lost 10lbs last year, and have been thrilled to just keep that off.
    So even though I do not have a blog yet, may I join you?
    Also I would be so happy to donate some handmade earrings for incentivs.

  9. I would love to join in on this...I found you through Jenn. I'm a first time visitor too.

  10. I'd love to join you-a couple of my RL friends & I are doing something like this too in a private blog, but I figure this could be even more motivation for me too! :)
    faithhopepoop [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. I hope I'm not too late, I would love to be able to do this with you. Honestly I think 15% will be a great start on this journey towards the new and improved me!

  12. Hey, I heard about you through Heather @ NotaDIYlife and I'm so excited about this! I totally need motivation, and this will do the trick nicely. You can reach me at: andij1967 (at) msn (dot) com.


  13. Hello, I'm a first time visitor that followed Shanda here. I'd love to join you guys...I need the motivation so much! My email is : lisa (dot) holcomb (at) suddenlink (dot) net

  14. I read about this idea on awamiba and asked for more info, so I followed the breadcrumbs here. My name is Kay, and I would love to be part of a support network for losing 15%, because that's almost exactly my goal. I've got two preschoolers, and I could donate an incentive - would it be for MamaBear or for the group? My email is: kbarrington (at) lwisd (dot) org.

  15. I would like to join the 15% club! That is exactly what I need to lose to be at my (personal) ideal weight. My email address is readingtofour(at)yahoo(dot)com

  16. I am so in!!

  17. I would love to join in with the group! With a 6 year old girl and a 3 year old boy I really need my energy back. And the benefit of the accountability to lose the extra pounds before my husband gets back from Afganistan would be wonderful! ~Tracy

  18. Are you still taking members? The more support I can get the better!

  19. May I join? My blog sorta hit the dust during my pregnancy with my latest baby (now 3 mo), but I would love to get back in on the Bloggy world. So, I'll put your little 15% image on there, even though my readership probably all died of lack of stimulation. Anywho... I'd love to join. I need the social motivation. Here's to 15%!

  20. P.S. Heard about you on 5Mins4Mom.

  21. I'd like to join in on this..Is it too late??