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Friday, May 28, 2010

Great Things Happening!

I only have 10 minutes to write a quick post, but I had to share. Yesterday was a great day for me and here is why:
 
We did the blog tour and it went really well. Hopefully those that participated loved it, and those that read the posts felt inspired! I’ll do it again soon.

I got a free pedometer!! I almost bought one the other day, but didn’t end up buying it . And now I have one!! Woo Hoo!

I got a free car wash! Rett from work was so kind and washed our team’s cars. Wow, what a great guy and he was so speedy!! Now I just need to clean the inside (bad!).

I wore a pair of shorts that I haven’t been able to wear for about a year!

I wore a really cute new top that I bought over the weekend that was a size smaller than I’ve been wearing. It’s a top that is way out of my comfort zone usually, but I was brave. At one point during the day I was thinking that so and so hadn’t noticed it, and the thought that followed that was – “Does it matter?”. What was so cool about that was it was a totally unconscious thought, so that means my head is turning around!!

I went for a walk/jog with Willow by myself and pushed myself. It felt great and we did two miles (which I know thanks to my pedometer). And Willow did really good at not running all around me and pulling on the leash.

I weighed in and lost 4.4lbs and hit 30.4lbs lost!! This is really big for me. I’m about to break the bearer of 230 where I usually get stuck. Not this time, I’m busting through it!

I got some new shoes for hiking, and I plan to wear them out this summer!

And last but not least, I got to spend the evening with my hubby and that was really fun!!
 
Lots of good things, I just had to share! Someone asked me today why I struggle so bad sometimes? I don’t really know. I think I just let my head get in my way. But right now, I’m not struggling at all and I plan to just keep on rockin’ it!! I think the biggest thing for me is to make sure not to compare myself to others and their success, or to compare my success to theirs. This isn’t a contest, we are all running at our own pace and that’s as it should be. As my WW leader, Kris, says – better your own best and encourage others to do the same. So that’s my encouragement to you – Better your best!
 
I’m headed out of town for the weekend, and will be back on Monday. Have a great Memorial day and I look forward to catching up on all my favorite blogs – and maybe finding a few new ones to follow.
 
One last thing, I’m thinking of doing a contest on my 100th post (as I am losing 100lbs), which is coming up in about 7 posts. I’m going to do a drawing for a blog makeover. I have a really fun program I use from Stampin’ Up! to design my blog backgrounds and headers, and I would love to make one for you! So, I will let you know when it is my 100th post, and on that day if you leave me a comment then your name will go in the drawing. My disclaimer is this: I do it for fun, I am not a professional, but I hope we’ll create a look that is personalized to you and that you’ll love!
 
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
 
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16 comments:

Traci said...

Wow!! So many things to be excited about. Thanks for doing the blog tour. It was so fun to read through everyone's blogs. How exciting that you got a free pedometer. Now you can keep track of what you are doing. :) Hooray about the shorts!! That's so exciting when you fit into something you haven't worn in a while. So encouraging. And the shirt too!! So cool! 4.4!!!!!!!! Wow!! That is huge!!! Amazing job!! I sooo know what you mean about having a barrier at a certain weight. I have been having it at 60 lb. I finally went beyond it today and hit 61. I also struggle with comparing myself to others. A constant battle of the mind. I love Stampin' Up!!! I make all of my own cards. Have a fun trip!

Natalia said...

That's great! How inspiring to fit into clothes. Sounds like you are doing wonderful and I'm happy for you!!!! :)

julielopez3 said...

The blog tour was fun thanks for putting it together. Great job on your success! Yes that comparing yourself to others...why is it such a stumbling block! Something I am trying really hard to get over.

Lindsey Feldpausch said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT start to your Memorial Day weekend!

ladyofthehouse said...

Wow - lots of great stuff!! Congrats on the 4.4 lb loss!!! and getting into a smaller size! That's some seriously wonderful results to celebrate!!!
Blog makeover - awesome give away! I love the look of your blog, so I'm sure whoever wins will be blessed by your talents. Fun!

Have a wonderful weekend away!!!

diane :)

fatgirl_vs_world said...

Keep the momentum up (or at least the excitement)!!

Kick ass & take names!!

Robin Merriman said...

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!
You go girl! Over 30 pounds is fabtastulistic! or something like that! I'm so proud of you - keep it up sistah! You can do it!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Sam-
I LOVE that: Better your best. No Comparing. That's where we get in trouble and feel badly about ourselves. I love your attitude to rejoice in everyone's success without any comparing! So glad you are feeling good... I love it when I am that way too.

Take care!
~Margene
http://believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

Quay said...

Quick post??? WoW You must type super fast!! You look fantastic here. And I think your doing great with all your hiking and walking! I think I may have to do water aerobics...then I can sweat and stay cool! LOL :D

C-ya next meeting!!

Holly said...

Wow! Congratulations to you are due ALL around! You sure are rockin' it. Way.To.Go!

karen said...

I had a blast with the blog tour! Met lots of bloggers I didn't know before both by visiting AND by comments left for me. Very cool!!!

I love this post in general, too. So many wonderfully positive things to share! Just a little reminder that this really isn't just one struggle after another :)

Happy Fun Pants said...

I also had a great time on the Blog Tour...so thanks for putting it on! :)

And 4.4 pounds lost in ONE WEEK? That is amazingly fantastic!

Way to go! :)

Lindsay said...

wow so many awesome fun things!!! Sounds like a great day! Awesome job on your weight loss too :) Enjoy your weekend!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Your blog is so inspiring. Keep up all the hard work! :-)

Joy said...

Sam, I love great days like this!! Keep up the great work!! I gave you a Blogger award - You are inpsirational!!

Sarah (Fat Little Legs) said...

Hi!!! I'm a new reader. So excited to share this journey with you. Congrats on your weight loss so far, and this week... WOW!!! Also on the better fitting/new clothes, that is always so awesome!!!