Monday, August 29, 2011

Mama Says: Mama Laughlin

Today's Mama Says Mama fascinates me. I've always had weight and food issues. Before I found out I was pregnant, I was working out pretty much every day and was finally getting the trim, toned legs I've always wanted. Then suddenly, I was too tired to work out. What does that have to do with today's Mama? Today's Mam is Brandi from Mama Laughlin, she went from fat to fit and pregnant again (her words!) She so inspired me and I promised myself that if I were to get pregnant in a few years, I will look to Brandi and do as she did. What does she do? Here, let her tell you......


Hello Undomestic Chica readers!
My name is Mama Laughlin and I'm not your typical mommy blogger.

I write about the shit no one wants to talk about, like poop, baby weight, and whatever else my little heart desires.

I'm not your average "wholesome, Betty Crocker" mom either.
I like recipes that take less than 30 minutes, I cuss, I offend several, and I just don't care.
It's my blog, right? So why change the content to please everyone? It's not possible anyway!
Someone's always gonna have a stick up their ass and leave a few rude comments. It's part of it.

I have a 2 year old little boy who is the light of my life, and another one due in November!

After having my son in September of 2009 I lost over 60 lbs. and declared myself a MILF.

I blogged about my weight loss and posted progression pictures with every 10 lbs. I lost.
I found out, that through this blogging community I was able to help other mom's with their weight struggles and for me, there was no bigger reward.

I was a fat bride

an even fatter pregnant lady

and then a fat mom.

That's when I'd had it and decided to change my life. And I did just that. For all the internets to see.

And then I got pregnant with number 2, and while this pregnancy is MUCH different than my last, on most days I still feel quite Large and In Charge...another great part of pregnancy...

And now, 28 weeks pregnant

This pregnancy I'm doing things totally different.

I'm still running (even though these days it's more of a waddle/jog), lifting weights, and staying active.
With my last pregnancy I didn't move off the couch but to go to the freezer for ice cream. It also helps that I have an active 2 year old to chase after these days.

I workout 3-4 times a week and plan to continue to do so right up until I deliver.
I feel amazing this pregnancy and have had no complications, swelling, or anything otherwise. I truly feel that is because I've stayed so active this time.

With my last pregnancy I was in physical pain from carrying 217 lbs. of fat and baby (okay, mainly fat) around day in and day out!

It took a toll on my body every day. My feet swelled, I had horrendous back pain, I couldn't sleep, I snored, etc.

I was miserable.
But now, however, I feel amazing!

Other than my weight struggles, I am also a full time working mom.
I feel like I need that time away to be an adult and have a reason to dress up every day and put on makeup.
I truly believes it keeps me sane and makes me a better wife and mom.
Most days my house is a mess, dinner is cooked in some sort of casserole dish, I'm lucky to get in a 30 minute workout, and there is laundry sitting in the dryer from 2 days ago.

But honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Now don't ask me how I'm going to balance all this with TWO kids... I guess we'll figure that out as we go!

I was a featured Mama!
See? Inspiring! Thank you, Brandi!

Are you interested in being a Mama Says featured blogger? Let me know in the comments! AND, did you see that new button up there?! If you have the old Mama Says button on your blog, feel free to post the new one instead.


  1. Lindsay, I love your new header/layout! Your blog looks great! And how cute is Brandi? Thanks for introducing me to her blog--gonna go check it out now!

  2. Wow!!
    That 26 week comparison is amazing!
    I'm definitely gonna exercise when my mommy time comes!

  3. Great post!! Very inspiring :) Shoudl have read this BEFORE I ate lunch :)

  4. Love your new blog and love this mama!

  5. Very impressive momma. Tis time for THIS HERE momma to get on to losing some weight! It's outta control....happy monday girl!

  6. p.s LOVE the new layout....and header!! Cute cute...and that pic of you and BF. Double cuteness...

  7. good article i also read your blog

  8. You ROCK!! You sound like me...I was 185 lbs on my wedding day...216 lbs the day I delivered my son...stayed at 185 for a few months after his birth, then lost 50 pounds! When I got preggers with number 2, I decided that I was NOT going to be fat again! I gained 28 pounds with that pregnancy, and within a year (I was breast feeding) I weighed ten pounds less than I did when I got pregnant! Now my daughter is 4, and I have maintained my weight loss for almost nine years:)

  9. Fabulous!!! I just can't believe how could you loose such a huge are looking awesome after becoming much smart...Just can't wait to see more and more posts from you on weight loosing...Great!!


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