September 18, 2009


Christie made an award for little ole me!! Okay so maybe not just for me, but still I was one of the recipients, which is kick a-awesome!

She created the award to pass on to bloggers who "make me want to be a better writer, blogger, and even most times, a better person." I am truly touched that she though of me.

She also gave the recipients the chance to pass it on to those who inspire us. In light of my huge scale victory this week, I want to pass this on to two of my sisters in shrinking that helped me out along the way. Two wonderful ladies who encouraged me and taught me. I really don't think I would have made it this far without them.

So here's to you Christy and April, for taking me from this, this, this, and this.

I restricting and counting my calories, exercising, and still not losing weight. What good is a 1 pound loss when you can eat burgers and fries and not exercise at all and just be a pound heavier?

Christy believed in me all the way. She always had an encourage word to say, pushing me to keep at it.

Then one day she hooked me up with April. Christy saw that whatever I was doing wasn't working, so she introduced me to the calorie counting queen. April gave me (actually is still giving me) great advice to help me get kick started.

13 pounds later I'm here to tell you that the last 10 pounds aren't all that hard if you can just keep up your momentum. Unless of course I haven't reached my last 5-10 that case I probably shouldn't be taking a break ;)

So thank you ladies. My husband isn't sure if he thanks you - he says that now that I'm smokin hot I'm starting to get cocky! He obviously doesn't understand the "fake it till ya make it" rule.


  1. Congratulations on the award. You are inspiring!

  2. yay...congrats!

    (you certainly inspire ME. 2 pounds down this week!)

  3. CONGRATS!!!! That is wonderful, you are a very inspiring lady.

  4. Congrats to you on your award! You are an inspiration and a cheerleader! You deserve it!

    You are always very supported on my blog and I appreciate it.

  5. I meant supportive. My fingers are not doing a very good job.

  6. Brooke,
    Thank you so much! You are truly one of the nicest Sisters ever. I'm so glad I was able to help you along the way, but girl, you did all the work!!

    I'm also inspired by you! I am so excited to lace up my (soon to be purchased) running shoes, and hit the pavement! I might be emailing you for advice and encouragement next :)

  7. Congratulations on the award....very well deserved!

  8. Whoo Hoo!! I add my congratulations!


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