Friday, February 1, 2008

Folks, We Have a Winner!

Since Mindy so kindly bestowed this award on me, I've been pondering who to give it to. I chose someone who doesn't post every day, but when I'm actively trying to get in shape I need a daily dose of her posts! Who is this guru of weight loss? I'm talking about Calamity Jane and her blog, A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind!

She's a huge inspiration, and I mean huge because she's not. She lost 70 pounds with prayer, diet and exercise. I've been slacking reading her posts because I've gained back some of the pounds I've lost, and I don't want to feel guilty. I've started reading her again because I need help to get back on the exercise bandwagon. I've been royally stinking at that lately, and her example helps me to get back to it. She's very thought-provoking and gives a lot of the credit to Heavenly Father. She relies on His help to stay committed, and because of that her blog is different (and better!) than all the other weight loss blogs out there. She shows us that losing weight is hard work, but is achievable. She shows me that making mistakes or even seeing the scale go up a bit is a wake up call, not something to beat yourself up over. Because she shares her flubs with her readers, she is much more real as an ongoing success story and a super hero to me!

*cue drumroll* ......So, without further adieu, I hereby bestow with all it entails.......
Go on, Calamity. Take it. You deserve it!


Carrot Jello said...'ll have to show her what to do with it. ;)

Rebecca said...

What? Carrot stopped by my little blog! I am not worthy.

Now I can die happy!

Kimberly said...

Great choice!

No Cool Story said...

YAY!!! She's cool!
Congrats yo!

mindyluwho said...

I love Calamity Jane...perfect choice!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Hey, I'm a homeschooling mom too!

We tried the vegetarian thing but overdosed on black bean burgers and went back to a life of beef wishes fried chicken dreams. :)

Thanks for all your comments during my bloggy AWOL period.

Michal said...

great choice. i love/need to read calamity jane's posts. she deserves the award.