Monday, October 19, 2009

What Is This, The Academy Awards?

I haven’t had a very good day – life wise, I mean; I am doing fine with the eating and exercising although not without a lot of effort. So I was really touched to see that 100in12 has given me the Gorgeous Blog Award. Thank you very much! It honestly picked me up when I was feeling quite low, so it means a lot to receive this today.

As with many such accolades there are guidelines to follow and they are:

1. Thank the person who nominated me.
2. Copy the award and place it on my blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated me.
4. Name six things people might find interesting.
5. Nominate seven bloggers.
6. Post links to the bloggers I nominate.

Without further ado, I present a peek at the more random side of me:

1. When I wave at people I usually do so with two fingers in a sort of relaxed ‘peace’ sign.
2. I am worried that I won’t be able to have children even though the thought is totally unfounded.
3. Even though my goal is 150 I have a secret desire to get my weight down to 133 so that I can say I lost a whole me.
4. I believe that I have a bit of a superiority complex and a bit of an inferiority complex, but not necessarily in that order.
5. My belly button is so deep I can stick my finger in it up to the first joint, although I generally don’t since I absolutely hate how that feels.
6. I am one of the most deeply spiritual people that I know.

And, of course, I am pleased to pass this onto seven other wonderful blogs:

I would also like to take this opportunity to hand out a few Significant Milestone Awards to three fabulous people who have recently achieved some really remarkable things. To explain what this little badge stands for I will quote myself verbatim:

“Created with weight loss blogs in mind, but not necessarily limited to only them, The Significant Milestone Award has been designed to be handed out to those who have reached a noteworthy marker on a journey of personal betterment. It may be given to a blogger who has recently achieved a meaningful accomplishment such as a ten percent drop in body weight, a twenty-five pound loss, or reaching their final goal. Anyone who has already received this award may pass it on to another blogger when they feel that it is warranted, provided that they take the time to ensure that they are presenting it for a truly exceptional and important feat. The only stipulation that is attached to accepting The Significant Milestone Award is that the recipient must take at least one full minute to really think about what they have achieved and to feel good about themselves.”

1. Merry from Sheesh for reaching her long term goal of 200 sit-ups!

2. Jack at Jack Sh*t, Gettin’ Fit for recently reaching the 75 pounds lost mark!

3. The Road Curves Ahead for reaching the 50 pounds lost mark!

- 10 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin spice soup with cheese tortellini
- 1 large banana
- 1 mug of pumpkin spice chai steamed soy milk
- 1 wrap on a soft whole wheat tortilla shell with scrambled egg white, feta cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomato
- 4 cups of baby spinach salad with onion, tomato, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
- 1 mug of decaffeinated tea with milk

- 30 minute walk
- 5 push ups
- 3 sets of 50 stomach crunches (1 straight, 1 right, and 1 left)
- 2 sets of 2 minutes of weight lifting with 5 lbs per arm
- 2 set of 15 squats


  1. Congratulations on your award. I can picture you waving like that!!

    And the people you awarded the milestone awards to are so deserving. I'm glad you thought of doing it.

    I read your post from yesterday. I too felt more steady and focused when I had some specific smaller goals that weren't just weight related to focus on. For me it was often an exercise goal. Not a 5K - because I didn't do one until I had lost quite a bit of weight - but just being able to go a certain distance in a certain amount of time. Or riding my bike, or skating, or playing soccer. Things like that helped me stay focused and excited about doing something I hadn't done in a decade or longer.

    Take care,

  2. Your recognition of me is a true honor. I'm horrible with blog awards, but I sincerely thank you for thinking of me. I can do the belly botton poke too!! It's like a measuring stick of success. LOL---anyway, thank you again. I don't get enough time to always comment everyone and thank them for their support, wanted to say thank you this morning.

    My best always

  3. I've never really tried poking my belly button!

    Gratz to all the achievers here. Seems like you and Road Curves Ahead started about the same time (a few days ago, wasn't it? :)) and now look how far you both have come.

  4. congrats on the award!! After that kick butt 5K you deserve it!! :)

  5. Hey, thanks!
    I'd take a bow, but my stomach muscles don't think that's a good idea ;)

  6. Congrats on your award, and thank you so very much for bestowing it on me. I am grateful. I am only sorry that I am so techno challenged as to not be able to get the darned thing posted on my blog. I have no idea how I did the last one, so I'm at a loss. I do appreciate the honor, even tho' I cannot show it at the moment. :( I'm pathetic. :)

  7. Well done on the blog award.

    I've been doing a catch up with your last 10 or so blog entries as new on your blog.
    Well done on the 5kl run....keep it up, soon you'll love running and will see the changes in your body...I did!!

  8. I also totally just tested the belly button poke. My finger definitely goes in deeper than I would like.

    My goal weight is officially 145 for not obese, but I'm also secretly aiming for 139, which would be exactly half of my starting weight.

  9. How about another award? Check out my blog!!

  10. Well done on the 5k you are going great guns right now and I am so pleased for you:)

    Thank you so very much for the lovely award, I am truly honoured and thankful.

    I love the belly button poke thing, will try it later in the privacy of the bathroom...LoL



  11. I had to laugh at the belly button thing. The big joke in my family is not to stick something down my belly button because you'll lose it. I measure my belly button by finger joints as well! So funny! Will it get smaller as we lose weight or does it have nothing to do with it???

  12. Well done for the award - and am I the only one that did the two-fingered wave as she read this, lol?

  13. I was just admiring your progress in your sidebar - the numbers and the pictures - you're still decreasing, and the difference in the photographs is phenomenal! Very inspiring, and congratulations.

  14. You are all so wonderful! Thanks for all your comments!