A new beginning

Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am a 32 year old mother to four pretty cool kids, ages 14, 4, 3, and 14 months, and wife to an super smart amazing husband. We are a multicultural family and are pretty dang proud of it.  When I met my husband I was 135 lbs.  We started trying to get pregnant immediately after we married and was quite successful. I found out I was pregnant in December of 2007 and not soon after was put on bed rest, where I stayed for 30+ weeks. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in my early 20’s and the surgery that was required to remove it caused me to have an incompetent cervix. As soon as my cervix started to thin and dilate my doctor placed a stitch there to keep my baby in, but this meant bed rest. I seriously only got up to shower and use the bathroom.  It was totally worth it though because this is what I got out of it all:

Fast forward 5 months when I realize my period is late. I take a pregnancy test and sure enough, I’m PREGNANT. I cried! Shhhh don’t that tell my little man. Again I was placed on bed rest and got this reward:

Needless to say that was ALOT of laying around for 2 years. I gained weight. A LOT of weight. I couldn’t even tell you how much weight.  I was just starting to make progress with loosing some of it when I found out I was pregnant with my youngest (whom will always be my youngest! HA) I of course had the same issues and was again placed on bed rest and diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes to boot. I had a really though time keeping him in, even with cerclage (stitch in cervix) and he was born at 35 weeks.  He was in the hospital for a few days longer than me but was healthy.


I am now done having babies and am ready to take my body back. I want to be around a VERY long time for these precious little blessings. I want to be able to run around and play with them in the back yard and not be out of breathe. I want to set a good example of what health is and gain back the confidence that I once had.  I am so excited to have been given this amazing opportunity! I promise I won’t disappoint!

My before pics:


Starting Weight:


Okay so this pic was taken this  evening. I swear this morning it said 205 :/

Starting Measurements:

Waist: 39.5″

Hips: 46″

L Thigh: 25″

R Thigh: 25″

L Arm: 14″

R Arm: 14″

Chest: 42″

A special thank you to Leah, Mark, Shelley, Shannon, and Alysa for giving me this amazing opportunity and to the graduates of campaign 15, my mentors, I love you and look forward to your encouragement!


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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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2016-11-16T11:03:02-05:00 April 17th, 2013|Featured, Fitness|26 Comments


  1. Mamavation April 23, 2013 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I love these before pics and posts. Just wait dear. Just wait.

  2. Gina Badalaty April 23, 2013 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Good luck during the campaign! You have a great goal for this: that amazing family of yours. What a journey you’ve had, glad you came through all the scary stuff safely.

  3. kia April 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I am so happy to see you in this campaign. Good luck with the opportunity. Do this for your beautiful self and your beautiful family.

  4. Candy Olivares April 22, 2013 at 11:09 am - Reply

    All the best during the campaign! You are gonna do AWESOME!!

  5. monica young April 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    OMG I cannot tell you how happy I am for you. I know you are going to do AWESOME in the campaign. Hugs

  6. Way2goMom April 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Lindsay! You’re doing an amazing job! I do hope you have before pics in less baggy clothes though, so you really get the FULL impact of the weight loss you’re going to be doing! LOVE YOU GIRL!

    • LindsaysFamily April 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Unnn nope. I don’t. Can’t bring myself to wear anything that is not baggy. I HATE cameras, so it is pretty huge for me to even have that! LOVE you too!

  7. Junebug April 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm - Reply


  8. Rachel {@rachhabs} April 19, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

    YOU ARE A MM! How crazy awesome is that?! You stuck it out and applied for another campaign, so proud of you!! Excited for you and can’t wait to follow your journey! xo

    • LindsaysFamily April 21, 2013 at 6:58 am - Reply

      Thank you Rachel!! It IS crazy awesome!!! I am pretty excited too! Thank you for your support!

  9. Pam Gordon April 18, 2013 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Yay, Lindsay!!!

  10. Mommahunt16 April 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I am so proud to be on this journey with you! You, Amy, and I are going to kick some butt! Dare I suggest we might be able to even keep up with Campaign 15!

    • LindsaysFamily April 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      SOOO excited to have you as a Mamavation Mom with me girl!! We ARE going to kick butt!!! 😀

  11. Jeanae April 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Way to go, Lindsay! You’re in for the ride of your life, and I look forward to the big reveal!

  12. Lydia April 17, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Awesome! You’re going to do so well – it’s YOUR time. 🙂

    • LindsaysFamily April 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      It IS my time Lydia!!! Time for Mom to take care of herself!!

  13. Melissa McMurchy April 17, 2013 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Good luck Linds … You are going to do great. I can’t wait to see your transformation. 🙂

  14. Rebecca @RUtheMOMof April 17, 2013 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Woo Hoo can’t wait to see those after pictures. You are going to do awesome and you make very pretty and handsome babies…

    • LindsaysFamily April 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rebecca!!! I have to agree with you about the babies! 😀

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