I don't do alot of blog awards anymore...not because I don't like them...or am not flattered by them.
I am and I do.
I just have soooo many people I love to read.
I have soooo many people I admire.
Picking out people can feel a little like stepping through a mine field.
I have recieved a blog award I am going to accept because someone took the time to pick me out or single me out specifically as someone who inspired them.
To have inspired someone or have someone say you inspired them, Is mindblowing for me.
11 months ago, I couldn't have felt less inspiring.
So I accept the award Sheilagh gave me.
For which I thank her...It means alot.
She designed it herself.
I am to pass it on to six people who inspire me.
Now, I am going to pick people who inspire me.
That doesn't mean they are the only people to inspire me.
But it does mean, that these are people I aspire to be like as people...
Not necessarily weight loss.
So, there are some weight loss icons I am going to skip over who motivate me daily..
Jack, Tony anti jared, Sean at daily diary, 266 who is a machine, and the like. Great people who would get this award (and probably will)....
The people I am going to give this to, are people who have attributes I need work on.
People I hold in high regard:
Loretta and her positive attitude...it ought to have it's own zip code.
She has been given a bag of crap to deal with, and she does.
With grace. With a positive mental attitude. She chooses to start new daily.
I get pissed. I have my little hissy fits..over things like water retention.
I am not as dedicated to a positive mental attitude as she is. So, when I get my panties in a twist...I pop over to loretta's for a mental adjustment.
Second is TJ:
Yes, TJ is a weight loss Goddess...She has had great success in losing weight.....sloooooooooooowwwwly. For reasons that are outside of her control, she has to do everything the hard way. The long way.
She does it with a light spirit. She does it with a look to the future. She doesn't complain, or whine or moan.
She just does. and she cooks...well. She is also an encourager, she cheers others on..
She inspires me to be PATIENT, to take the long view...and try some new food, dangit!
Thirdly....Michelle from my big fat super super obese blog.
I started reading her a while back...and I tell you what.
The one blog that will stick with me for the duration of my weight loss endeavors, is her taking a chair to walmart so she wouldn't have to use the cart.
So she could sit down when the walking became too much, The minute I read that...I knew that someday she would lose the weight.
Anybody that determined has something solid inside. She is stronger than she knows. I admire her.
And if you swing by and check her out...she has lost nearly ten pounds this last week. I think she is on her way.
Seth...he is new to me...but I admire his dedication to his community and the kids he teaches...as well as his willingness to help others..
I would also like to comment on his rabid intensity regarding exercise....sometimes when I am reading his blog I feel like I am reading my thoughts in regards to exercise.... He is currently jogging on a broken ankle...so props seth.
Fifth, marilee from the hicks mix:
she is not a weight loss blogger. She is a young lady who is a birth mom. She did something that I think is incredibly brave. She gave her son the life she wanted him to have by finding him a family to love and love him.
In the process, she is dealing with the heartbreak of being seperated from a child she loves.
In my book, that is the highest form of love. The self sacrificing kind.
She has my utmost respect.
Six, Exquisite Christine my fellow chris mafia peep...
She has just recently begun digging in her coop. It is hard to start and hard to keep at it when everything in you wants to cover it up and make it go away. She is too smart and brave for that...so she will keep digging.
I would give this to several other people...but it's outside the rules.
I haven't known her long...but Kelli from my journey to a new life....I would definately give one to her so I will lol. (sorry sheilagh!)
Kelli, to start where you are starting from. To love your family like you do. To put others first and to maintain a kind heart. To help your mother, to start putting yourself out there, to walk in your casts... That is huge. Not to mention you are about to kick this weight loss thing in the rear.
So seven it is.
I love my friend amber but I get to tell her daily what an inspiration she is to me....
The rest of you inspire me as well...but I just wanted to take this time to call out to people who I am so impressed by lately.
They are going places, so drop by and say howdy...
I did my gym workout today....elliptical, 210 sit ups, 36 lower back extensions (40 lbs), 36 lat pulls (40 lbs),
36 tricep extensions (35 lbs) and 36 flys (45lbs)
Great workout, great day.
Hugs to you all...