Weight Loss Challenge- Don’t Make Me Do It Alone!


The first time it happened, I was embarassed. The second time, a little self conscious. But being asked a THIRD time in under a month whether I’m pregnant? NOW I’m on a mission.

And for the record, It’s a food baby.

In all fairness, I can see why people would ask. For starters, I’m a belly gainer- meaning half of the 15 pounds I’ve amassed since last summer are on my gut. So yes, I could easily pass for a pregnant woman. Which would be totally fine and all if I WAS one. But for the time being, I’m just a chick with a mummy tummy, stuck in a rut with too many treats in the pantry and not enough time to exercise.

But I have a plan. Here’s how it’s going to go down:

1. I’m setting a goal of a minimum 15 pounds, because according to my doctor, that is how much I need to lose.

2. I’m going to keep you updated. Consider this post part one of a (hopefully short) series with a very happy ending.

3. I’m inviting you to join me because having weight loss buddies will be a fun way to stay on track and motivated.

4. We’re going to have a party to celebrate our accomplishments together (details to be announced once we’re closer to our goals)

So…are you in? There are no rules- you choose whatever weight loss or fitness regimen works for you. Keep track of your progress and join us in the Weight Loss Challenge board on the Mums ‘n Chums Facebook page for fun, supportive discussion.

I look forward to sharing with you, don’t make me do it alone!!!!

By Sara

***Update!!! Since posting this article on Sunday, 4 members have joined me in the challenge! Join us for fun and supportive discussion on the forum!

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I founded Mums 'n Chums in 2009 after realizing that the area I live in was drastically underserviced as compared to surrounding areas for support and activities for growing families. Mums 'n Chums grew popular very quickly and I have been dedicated to nurturing that growth through frequent networking, social media engagement and in person meetups. By the end of its first year, Mums 'n Chums had close to 500 members and was receiving regular inquiries from fans outside of its service area, asking when we would be expanding to serve them as well. After much careful research and polling, I expanded the site in May of 2011 to cover the entire North end of the GTA (from Cambridge to Markham), areas I believe are still receiving far less attention than they deserve from other sites and family services. We also changed the focus from small scale local mom and tot meetups to more of an informative purpose, closing down our forum and adding several talented contributors to the blog. We do still offer several large scale family events per year, such as our popular Birthday Bash events and our Holiday Bash in December. Our contests have also become a member favourite, and we strive to offer amazing prizes from trusted brands like Babies R Us, La Roche Posay, Johnson's Baby and many more. In March of 2016, after months of work spent migrating all of the site's content to a new platform, Mums 'n Chums re-launched with its fresh, new look. The changes and expansion have proven a great success and we're still getting inquiries from several other cities within the Greater Toronto Area, whom we have decided to serve as well. I have built this site and its' reputation carefully and look forward to continuing its growth!