Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sign Me Up!

My mom did something amazing for me today! She handed me a cheque to cover the cost of joining the dragon boating team we have been rowing with and told me to sign my husband and myself up. She said me that she is proud of me for losing the weight and for keeping it off… I was so touched to hear her say that! Her overwhelming generosity is certainly welcome and appreciated, but so, too, are her words of encouragement. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful mother!

So, it appears that the decision has been made for me. We will, indeed, be joining the dragon boating team and I am very excited by that! Last time we were there my husband remarked to the coach that I was doing awesome at picking it up and the team leader seemed to be pretty emphatic about agreeing with my man. I’ve never felt like I was really good at any type of sport, so this is all totally alien to me… but it does feel great to think that I am actually contributing to the team efforts. I can’t wait to officially sign up!

- 6 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 2 egg wrap on a soft tortilla shell with grated cheese, red pepper, and onion
- 3 sips amaretto steamed milk
- 1 mug coconut steamed skim milk
- 1 cup rice
- 1 cup sweet and sour chicken with sauce
- 1/2 cup corn with butter
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli, carrots, and celery with five cheese dip
- 1 small glass homemade fruit smoothie
- 1 cup strawberries
- 3/4 cup red grapes

- 30 stomach crunches


  1. What a great MOM! So glad that you are getting the praise that you deserve! You must post some pictures of the dragon boating.


  2. Yay Mom! You deserve it 266! I'm super happy for you. Is dragon boating similar to rowing? If so, you're going to have the world's nicest daughter's arms are totally jacked from rowing. I don't know if it will affect those inner thighs...sigh!

  3. It's cool when someone unexpectedly sponsors you. I had a friend who gave me the registration fee for a stairclimb. I was so touched.

  4. COOL! Congrats. Now we need pictures!

  5. How fun is that! What a sweet momma to do that for you. Would love to see pics!

  6. My mom's so great!

    Wow... everyone wants pictures! I will do my very best to accomodate sometime in the near future, but it's hard because we are all in the boat on the water - lol! But I will figure something out!

  7. How F*U*N! That is such an incredible gift! My dad is paying for my hot yoga class which has relly helped me to stay faithful to it because I don't want to waste his money. Your gift is especially awesome because it's something that you and your husband can do together. That's so important in a marriage - no matter how close your relationship is now this will make it even stronger! So C*O*O*L! ~ Angie