Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Significantly Appreciative

Diane at Fit to the Finish has awarded me with my very own Significant Milestone Award for gaining one hundred followers on this site! Yay! A huge thank you to Diane and to everyone who leaves comments, has joined my blog, sits silently in the wings, and just occasional checks in. You all add to this journey, and my enthusiasm to keep at it is strengthened knowing that I have all of your cheering me on!

Complying with the requirements for accepting said award, I did indeed feel pretty great about myself once I had spent my time reflecting on the significance of my accomplishment. I have come such a long way in the weight and health departments in a relatively short amount of time and it feels phenomenal to really mull over what I have achieved. I have finally implemented activity and good foods into my life in a way that makes me feel proud, and I have a fantastic group of people online who deem my journey worthy of watching. I have lost weight, inches, and insecurities and – in return – have gained confidence, energy, and an extended life expectancy. I am feeling so happy, but I am not done yet!

I think that this is a great opportunity for me to pass this accolade onto a fellow blogger who I know has recently finished a six month long project in a continuing effort to stay fit and maintain a loss of over one hundred pounds. Congratulations to Lori at Finding Radiance for completing the New Rules of Lifting program!

- 12 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with light peanut butter and light strawberry jam
- 4 whole wheat crackers
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with canned ham, grated cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 small bite of a sugar cookie with icing
- 1 mug of steamed light eggnog
- 2 celery stalks with fat free rancher’s choice dressing

- 3 sets of 15 squats
- 3 sets of 15 lunges for each leg
- 3 sets of 2 minutes of weight lifting with 5 lbs per arm
- 3 sets of 50 stomach crunches
- 30 minutes on the recumbent bike
- 3 sets of 7 push ups
- 35 minute walk with jogging intervals
- 30 sets of walking up and down stairs (not all at one time)


  1. congrats on 100 followers!
    I check in here every day to see how you're doing and you know that I'm truly amazed at your accomplishments so far. You're just zipping right along here. It's wonderful to witness!

    Lori is indeed a great role model and inspiration. And she's damn adorable too with her sense of humour. When I read her blog, it's hard to remember that she ever had to lose weight ... her life has changed so much. She's definitely a bright spot in Blogland.

  2. Congrats I hope to be posting great weight losses like you sometime in 2010.

    Yay for 100 followers - that's 100 people (including me) that you are inspiring!!!

  3. Well deserved my dear!

    Keep up the good work! You have made such wonderful progress.

  4. Ooooo - thank you for the award! Congrats on 100 followers, too!

  5. You are fabulous!! I love Lori's blog and all she has accomplished. I hope that you have a great weekend, even though you've already had your Thanksgiving! (I'm remembering that right aren't I?)

  6. You're welcome, Lori... you totally deserve it! Yes, Diane, we are already done with our sacrificial birds in Canada! Ha! ;)