Sunday, February 14, 2010

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Companions

Today was a great day! I was feeling up all day long and got in a couple of really good, high energy workouts. I did much better on my water intake than I have been doing and I made healthy choices about what to eat too. My mood was elevated and I have just been floating along with this wonderful sense of accomplishment. I still can barely believe that I have lost one hundred pounds!

I am in awe of the fact that I have somehow discovered the quiet strength that resides within me to make a success out of my weight loss journey. With the Chinese New Year starting today, I am reminded once more of the seemingly endless chances we have to begin again. There is always time to find that starting off point, to hone in on that internal quality that will finally allow you to make this work long term, and to set about making the changes that need to be made. This innate power is not always forthcoming – and not always immediately recognizable to us or to others – but it is there. Inside, there is that spark in each and every one of us that makes anything possible. I believe this completely! We just need to learn how to tap into that fortitude and we are unstoppable!

I am still so blown away by everything I have experienced over these past six months! This latest accomplishment is no exception. It was pointed out to me that I have given myself quite the Valentine’s Day gift by reaching this milestone right now and I totally agree.

It makes me realize and appreciate though just how much support I have had along the way from those who have come to know me online. Each person who reads this blog, stops to comment, sends me an email, or otherwise reaches out has had a hand in my successes as I have moved towards improving my life and my health. Thank you! You are those unseen individuals who make my day brighter and my determination steeled more often than you would ever guess.

I want you all to know how much I appreciate you! On this day, which celebrates both new beginnings and love, I am pausing to let you know just how eternally grateful I am for everything you have all done to enrich my life. I simply could not be doing this without you! Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, wisdom, humour, understanding, compassion, and – most of all – friendship!

- 10 glasses of water
- 1/2 cup pear fruit cup
- 2 homemade tuna cakes
- 3/4 cup fat free lemon chiffon yogurt
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with honey
- 1 strawberry flavoured bran bar
- 3 cups Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, and fat free dressing

- 35 minute step workout video
- 30 minutes of the C25K program (Day 3 of Week 2)


  1. What a wonderful Valentines gift indeed! Your enthusiasm for success makes me smile so big. I wish I could find the right words to properly express my happiness for you! All I can say is, amazing. And thank you for your inspiration and story.

    My best always

  2. You should be so proud & it shows in your post! Amazing accomplishments!

    Happy V-Day!

  3. I'm happy to have played a tiny role in your success and I defintitely agree that blogging every day like we do has helped me to persevere in a way that I have not in the past. I think I'm also making some new friends along the way, Happy Valentine's Day.

  4. :) Many congrats on a huge hurdle past...such a short way to go now...:)


  5. Happy Valentine's Day (and Gung Hay Fat Choy) to all of you wonderful bloggers! You inspire me more than you will ever know!!!