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!


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...

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...

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!

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 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!!!