Hello #mamavation I’m so excited to be announcing that I will be pledging into the amazing #mamavation community! Feel free and watch my video, but if you don’t like video or can’t watch it do to having to keep the volume down for sleeping babies keep on reading. If you watch the video just jump below to the links to learn more about my weight loss journey!
I’m Pepper and I wanted to introduce myself to you and I’m thrilled to get to start knowing you to!
My Weight Loss Journey
I started my weight loss journey January 2011 and have lost 80 lbs since then. November 2, 2011 I had weight loss surgery and got the Lapband. I chose to get a Lapband because I wanted motivation, accountability, help keeping the weight off, and a tool to help me remember to eat slow, portion control and make healthy food choices. I lost 50 lbs before surgery and 30 lbs since. I am just starting to get into the green zone in my band.
Weight Loss Surgery is not the easy way out. It is hard and you have to know what to expect from the surgery. You still have to do all the work. If you want to learn more about my journey explore my blog and watch some more of my videos. You can find some of my best posts in the links below.
More About Pepper
I’ve been blogging since 1998 and am a graphic designer with my own business, Uniquehorn Designs, and work outside of the home part time.
I’m a mom of two boys, Zarek (3yo) & Zane(5yo) and am married to my high school sweetheart, TJ. My boys are my biggest motivation! In January 2011 I started realizing I couldn’t keep up with them anymore. I would get winded and tired from just going up the stairs in our house! Something had to change!
Some of the exciting things that I have seen in the last few months:
My boys and I actually jogged to the park a half mile away and they were having troubles keeping up with me! That would never have happened with those 80 extra pounds I was carrying before.
My boys have also started exercising with me. Especially my youngest, Zarek. I put in my videos and he comes running to join me. He doesn’t get any of the moves right, but he still is running around and being active. I have some great pictures of him doing down facing dog. It has been amazing to see how much the changes in my life have already start effecting my family.
That is why one of my mottoes is Healthy Mom = Healthy Family
Healthy Mom = Healthy Family - That is my life motto and I hope to encourage it to be yours too. January 2011 I made the decision to lose weight and lost 80+ pounds. I saw my boys start getting active with me and I realized I wasn't only changing my life but also my boys.