Tuesday, December 2, 2008

7 Months and Counting

December 3rd will mark 7 months when I started this journey. I went back on this blog and started reading my first entries and the one that really hits me hard is the very first one on May 17th http://24stepstogo.blogspot.com/2008/05/and-it-begins.html , After re reading this post I have a new insight to myself - reading how I felt when I started this journey and what goals I had set for myself is such a reminder of how far I have come. When I originally set these goals I never would have guessed that I would be so lucky to actually be able to post as of this date that I have achieved more than I ever would have imagined. This blog holds me accountable for all my actions as well as it keeps me on track and lets me keep up with all the people who have inspired me - So today I would like to say a special thank you to them:

Lynn Haraldson-Bering at http://www.lynnsweigh.blogspot.com/ - she inspired me to become the person I really am inside - Thanks Lynn!

My Mom - she is with me through every tear and happy moment.

My Son - he is my heart and he always knows how to make me smile!

Donna my Trainer - she is my true motivation and stands behind me through it all.

Dee - My new friend she listens to me even when I whine and supports me along the way.

Cindy, Carmella, Barbara and all my other friends - thanks for keeping me real.

To all my fellow bloggers - without all of you I would not be where I am today.

Thanks everyone - it is nice to be reminded of what you have accomplished but also of what Lies ahead.


Anonymous said...

Thanks! sweetie, you have inspired me on my own weight loss. But as I continue, I find myself wanting the weight loss more than I want the carb loaded food. I went to a massive Buffett at Hard Rock yesterday and managed not to eat anything high in carbs, OOO there was a bite of cherry pie my sister left, but... hey! You gotta live! :)
Miss you :) Barb

spunkysuzi said...

What an awesome accomplishment!!

LastJourneyDown said...

What a great way to remind yourself of how far you've come! You remade your life! I know I'm incredibly inspired! Keep it up - you are doing wonderfully!

Anonymous said...

The story goes on... think of the wonderful praise report at the end of this journey. Keep up the good work.


Nix-Chic said...

Congrats on your accomplishments! I had faith in you all the time! Keep up the good work, in case you are wondering how different you look just glance at the pictures you have on your blog! An amazing change!! Kodos to you.

Anonymous said...

T- You have truly inspired me to stop wallowing in
sorrow, and get going again. Miss ya'.......

MizFit said...

whatcha gonna do to celebrate today??

pish said...

Hi Mara,
I wanted to congratulate you on your accomplishments; it's really motivational! I also had a question; I was wondering when you started working out at the gym if you went alone or with a buddy the first time? Was there anyone else in your weight range? I'm about 260 and really want to go to the gym (I got a free membership!), but I'm TERRIFIED. I would feel like everyone was watching the fat chick the whole time and laughing! How do you deal with your head when you're overweight in a gym? Thanks and keep up the great work! ~pish