Me & our sweet baby boy Wil born 5.10.11
MOMMAASHLEYAL is a SparkPeople Motivator!
On May 10, 2011 my family and I were blessed with the birth of our 2nd son Wilson "WIL" who was 7 lbs. 2 oz & 20 inches long. He's a laid-back easy baby and we are in baby bliss!
On a separate note I've already lost the 22 lbs. I gained w/ my pregnancy plus 5 additional pounds. I feel great and am looking forward to getting back on track with my weight-loss and continuing on my journey to a NEW ME!
Back on the SP Bandwagon Raring to go!!! :)
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In September 2009 I had lap band. It’s been an interesting journey – constantly learning what I can and can’t have or do. My surgery went off without a hitch, no problems and 1 adjustment under my 10 cc belt I am good to go. To date I’ve lost 37 lbs and will be having my 2nd adjustment in the coming weeks. It helps when you’re married to someone and learn together. It’s been an amazing experience to share.
I will say SP has been extremely instrumental in me being where I am at today the support, motivations and friends are unreal. The teams are always there in EVERY way shape or form! Find one that fits you join in and RUN WITH IT!!!! -
In the year and a ½ that I have been a member of SP I have accomplished a lot. I’ve shared, I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve failed, I’ve accomplished. It feels good. To be honest I feel that I am held more accountable, inspired, motivated, helped and given little gifts along the way. How do you ask? Well – add friends, join teams – utilize EVERY tool offered. You won’t be sorry!
Hi, my name is Elizabeth ~ otherwise known as MommaAshley. I am 34 years young & happily married to my amazing husband Jason. We have 3 kids - Hannah age 10, Hallie age 8, and Sam age 4. I have been heavy for about 17 years.
You do realize of course my DONE List could be as long as a race track and beyond? That’s because I think I have umpteen things to add to it daily. *wink *
MY WEIGHT & GOALS:
Here’s where I am, and where I want to be:
My true ultimate goal is to lose 150-175 lbs; so far I've lost 100 lbs. - a lot but not enough. Lapband surgery was a blessing and I am blessed to have had it. Change in diet has been SO different.
As for exercise I am:
Taking walks with my schnauzer, Maggie
Jumping on the trampoline (Yes I actually do this w/ my 4 yo son)
Participating in Water aerobics at the local YMCA/Swimming laps
I eat several small portioned meals and snacks daily. I drink water, fruit juices, and sugar free tea. I gave up sodas which I never thought I could do, but it has been so much better. Fruits and veggies, and lean meats and fish have become an important part of my daily diet.
I also eat a lot of 100 calorie snack items, fruit cups and yogurt.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION - MOTIVATION
Words are always an amazing gift in what they carry. Some people are inspired more by little thoughts they can take with them and utilize. I am a mixture - I enjoy various things to motivate and inspire me.
I am constantly adding new quotes and bible verses to my SP:
MY ULTIMATE MOTTO:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." Ï- Carl Jung
“Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” - Mia Hamm
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be." -Groucho Marx
"Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever." - Margaret Cho
"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is." -Aleksei Peshkov
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."- Marie Curie
WOW how true is that?! Put your heart and soul into it - accomplish and you will attain your goals!
Can I do it? That’s not the question -my ANSWER IS YES I WILL DO IT!
Blessings, Elizabeth aka MommaAshley
I have several. :)
- Lose 150- 175 lbs or more!
- Be healthy & all health issues disappear.
- Have one more baby (if this is God's plan)
- Wear a form fitting dress and WOW my man! ;)
Here's what I am doing:
- Consume no more than 1200-1500 calories per day (slip ups do occur sometimes)
- Exercise by swimming laps/water aerobics/walking/jumping on trampoline/chasing my kids.
- Drink 8 or more glasses daily
- Eat more water soluble fruits & veggies
Born and raised in the Heart of Dixie - Alabama, Birmingham to be precise. I now reside in N. AL in a town called Rainbow City on a beautiful family farm where we're blessed to grow fruits and veggies.
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1527 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2012!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
All the very best,
1528 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
The Sagittarius girl was probably a "Tomboy" and wanted to be outside with her Dad. She wasn't sure what he did, but she wanted to be part of it. She isn't cut out to be a Stay-at-home-mom as cleaning house isn't her real love, although she is a hard worker & can manage a family well. She just has to have other interest and use her brilliant mind to serve others.
She certainly can be obese, since Jupiter is her ruler & Jupiter makes everything "big". But she has luck and she can talk her way into anything she wants. Being obese is HER choice, as she is a true athlete at heart, if she wants to be. That "tomboy" ability to "beat the guys" works well for her in every aspect of life, so she never has to stay fat if she doesn't want to be.
She makes a good teacher, travel guide, writer, policewoman, horse trainer, farmer, yoga instructor, college professor, religious counselor or businesswoman. She gets along well with Libra, Gemini, Aries, Leo and Aquarius, but should avoid Scorpio who is her opposite in truth. She is outspoken and open, where he is full of secrets. He wouldn't approve of her freedom or love of spending. Sagittarius loves to give gifts, but she will always work & make more money. Her health problems can be in the hip area.
In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.
In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.
Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
1891 days ago
1891 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl!
1891 days ago