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See that fabulous woman in green work out gear? That is my mommy, I am the one next to her wearing sunglasses atop my Nike cap. This is our most recent picture together, and though we are a sweaty hot mess I think we look great!
Mother's day is fast approaching and I have her entered in a giveaway to win a photo shoot from a fabulous photographer from Mississippi where much of our extended family lives. Suzanne Carey is her name and you should go check out her blog to see what's up.
So I mentioned my mom is entered to win her giveaway... That is where you, all my loyal readers come in.
Over the past year and a half my mother has worked hard to lose weight and get fit. She has lost over 130 lbs. and counting! And you see how great she looks? She has totally done it right. It hasn't been 100% easy sailing though. August of last year she was having a fun time and took a ride on my cousin's Vespa and took a turn going too fast and ended up in a ditch, with her leg twisted beneath her and a Vespa laying on top her. To make matters worse, she landed smack dab in poison ivy, which she is highly allergic to. She was rushed to the ER where they did x-rays and the like and told her it looked like an ACL injury, but it was too swollen to really tell, so she had to wait for the swelling to go down and get an MRI. Long story short, her ortho doctor said she had chronic ACL tears and that she would need a knee replacement, and she had a surgery to repair her MCL which was a long recovery. She now wears a knee brace all the time, but she did not let that brace or her knee problems slow her down during her journey to get healthy! She continued to push on and has been doing aquatic workouts to build up her strength to achieve her ultimate goal of completing the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans, which we did! Next on the list of super achievements is to do the Susan G Komen walk for the cure in Atlanta, a 60 mile course done in 3 days. I'll be right along side her for that one.Love,
Isn't she an inspiration??
Now how do you vote for her to get the rock star treatment she deserves?
First you have to go on Facebook and "Like" Suzanne Carey Photography
Next click this LINK and vote for "Beth Abel" <-- that's my Momma!
Come on peeps! Let's make her win!!!