Howdy! I’m Ashley, the owner and head blogger of Freckleberry Finds! I’m a mom to three kiddos: Emma, 5, Micah, 3, and Maisy, 1. I believe that being a great mom means doing whatever it takes to have a healthy, happy baby and a healthy, happy mom. If you’ve got that down, then you’re doing a great job!
We are a geographically diverse family — and by that, I mean we’ve lived in a lot of places! I was born in South Texas, and during our marriage, my husband, Andrew, and I have lived in three different states! We currently live in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and we love every bit of it. Andrew does quite a bit of travelling for his job, so I am the head honcho around here for about 75% of the year ;).
In July of 2012, I found myself at 207.4 pounds. I had been heavier — my highest weight recorded was 219.5 — but I knew that unless I made a major life change, I would only get bigger and bigger. I felt trapped, hopeless, and truly lost. I decided to take control of my life, and lose the weight for good. With the help of Nutrisystem, I lost 38.6 pounds in 25 weeks, and I’ve never felt better in my life. I am not perfect, at all, but I want to make sure that I am setting a good example for my kids, and I do my best every single day. You can friend me on MyFitnessPal to see what I eat each day! I have my slip ups, but I own them ;). You can read all of my weight loss related posts here.
Now that I am off of Nutrisystem, I am counting calories and eating sensibly to lose the remaining 20-25 pounds. I suppose I have become a runner (it even feels weird to say that!), and I am currently looking for my next big race — probably a 10k. Be sure to follow me on Facebook! I’m most active there, and I love chatting with readers and hearing about you and your weight loss goals.