Saturday, September 19, 2009

I can't wait for tomorrow's email!

I've set my Windows Live Mail calendar to send me emails every day with the countdown number for our migration to Florida. Just a number...nothing else. So, each morning, I get an email with nothing but a number on it. When I started this, the first email I got simply said 58. Meaning, of course, 58 more days until we were to leave for my favoritest place to be. Tomorrow's email will have the number 1 on it! Woooofreakinhoooo!!! I can't wait to see that little baby in my inbox!

We're leaving Monday morning bright and early. We've got a dinner date near Cincinnati with Heather and her hubby and we can't wait for that! Got my camera charged up and ready to go in fact. I'll be attending her Weight Watcher meeting Tuesday morning where I get to give a little talk. Man oh man I'm not sure she knows what she got herself into there! Insert evil, wicked, laughter here!

I'm actually very pumped about the WW meeting. I love going to new meetings and getting to know new people. I love when I get to speak too as there's always that little glimmer of hope that maybe I can reach someone. It's such a high to help someone overcome an obstacle or to start them in the right direction of a healthier life style.

In our park in Florida a few years ago, a lady asked me what I was doing to lose weight. I told her Weight Watchers. She had a lot of questions, and I had answers. I had enthusiasm as I think WW is a fantastic program. I'm sure this is illegal so maybe I didn't really do this, but I gave her a whole set of Weight Watcher books. I encouraged her to find a meeting when she got back to Canada, but in the meantime, look these books over and let me know if she had any questions. When she came back to the park the next winter, I couldn't believe what I saw. She had not only joined WW in Canada, she had reached her goal! How awesome was that? I like to think I helped.

When I came home to MI this year, my girlfriend here admitted she needed help losing weight. Why not come to Weight Watchers with me I suggested. She did. She got her 25 pound charm last Wednesday!!! I have goosebumps typing that! I was so proud of her. I like to think I helped.

We all help each other. I read blogs that inspire me. I get tips from my Weight Watchers meeting. I talk to friends when I need help. I get encouragement, advice, and a good arse kicking now and then. I have a friend in England that waits patiently every week for me to tell him how I did at my meeting as he knows I hate to be jumped upon the minute I walk in the door with 'well, how did you do?' He doesn't understand my not liking to be asked, but he respects it. How awesome a friend is that? When I have a fantastic week, I make sure to tell him before I blog about it...I think that's only fair. It's all about having each other's backs.

I've got your back.

Have you helped anyone with their weight loss or exercise journey? If not, today is a good day to start!



  1. Loved this post! We do help each other. So happy the countdown is over.

    Travel safe!

  2. You are an inspiration every where you go! Blogging, traveling, and even while at home. I hope you enjoy getting that email with the little number one on it!

    I miss Florida too. We've been gone three years, and every time I think of the beach I get a little bit sad. (Insert huge sobs here. . .)

  3. I hope you have a great time in Florida! Oh how I wish I were there right now.. :]

    It's the greatest feeling to know that you have helped somebody, especially with something that is as life changing as losing weight. Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to us all :]

    I can't wait to be a part of the 100lb. loser club! :]

  4. When I started my journey back in Jan, I started a craze amongst my friends - it was almost funny really - my flatmate and her boyfriend started, my next-door neighbour started, my best friend started, my neighbour's girlfriend started. Only 2 of them are still hardcore at it, ironically the 2 not doing WW's (well, and me of course), but I'm proud that they all lost at least a stone because of me!