Saturday, November 14, 2009

Significantly Impressed

I am finally totally caught up on my blog reading and I am extremely happy to report that there are several people who deserve a standing ovation for their efforts these past couple of weeks. Well, I am not one to let somebody’s accomplishments go unnoticed, so I think it’s time to pass around some more of my version of validation!
"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."

A hearty congratulations and an enthusiastic well done to the following:

1. Chris at A Deliberate Life for recently reaching the fifty pounds lost mark!

2. Diane at Fit To The Finish for reaching five thousand comments on her blog, where she works at helping others become healthier!

3. Fat Daddy from Fat Daddy Rants for recently reaching the one hundred pounds lost mark!

4. Kari from Fat(free)Me for recently reaching the seventy-five pounds lost mark!

5. Laura from One Hundred In Twelve for losing 10% of her total body weight!

6. Lynn from Actual Scale for losing twenty-five pounds since starting her blog and fifty pounds from her highest weight!

7. Tammy from From Fat To Fab for losing enough weight to ride roller coasters for the first time in twenty years!

- 10 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1/4 cup pumpkin spice soup
- 1 banana
- 3 cups spinach salad with grape tomatoes, dried cranberries, whole wheat croutons, and fat free rancher’s choice dressing
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli turkey, grated cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 2 cups of grapes
- 3/4 cup fat free blueberry yogurt with 1 cup Life Multigrains cereal

- 1 hour walk
- 45 minute step workout video


  1. I am going to take much more than just a minute to think about this award! I have always loved it when I've seen you pass this award around because you recognize those moments that some of may accidentally miss.

    Thank you for the recognition, but I thank you even more for being part of the recognition!


  2. All of these people are very worthy of the award. They've each accomplished what many are unable or unwilling to do with their hard work and commitment to getting healthier and slimmer.
    Bravo to all of them!

  3. Thanks!!

    Looks like you'll have to give yourself an award pretty darn soon. My goodness girl, you are just rocking the scale!

    Congrats on your accomplishment & thanks again for the award. :)

    Best wishes,

  4. Hi 266!

    Greetings from Casa Hice. I followed you over here from Joanne's blog Cinq. I'm so happy to make your acquaintance. It's a lovely lovely thing you're doing on your blog - recognizing the efforts and milestones of others on a similar weight loss journey.

    I recently lost 70 pounds this year and am so excited and interested in following the success of others in "our boat." Thank you for all the terrific links to follow. I can't wait to get to know you and your blog friends better.

    Please come by Casa Hice some time and take a peek at my weight loss journey. I have a photo link on my sidebar called "Adventures in Dieting" that follows my progress from the very beginning - the good, the bad, and the ugly!

    I look forward to keeping up with all the progress you are making, so onward and downward, so to speak! {I stole that from Joanne, but I love it}


  5. I'm glad everyone still seems to dig this award! I love giving it out!!!

  6. All very well deserving people -- I will head over to check out their blogs. And do check out Alix - she was the PING in my brain to get started on this journey - again.