Hello again! I guess since last week was kind of based on my venting and frustration, this week should be about all of the positive things coming from this experience. I think the one thing I have noticed is that people are actually gaining something from my blogs and my new way of life! My family is with me every step of the way. Since I want to eat healthy, they want to eat healthy. It’s an amazing ripple effect! To be called an inspiration by my brother brings tears to my eyes, and my mom’s. My whole family deals with weight issues and I’m proud to say we are ALL taking steps in the right direction. I know they are proud of me and I hope they know how truly proud I am of THEM! I am looking forward to the results that will come to all of us. I know I will be able to be more comfortable in my own skin in doing things I already do as well. I’m mostly looking forward to being slimmer for next year’s Roar on the Shore! I rode with my cousin Paul (who rocks! ) this summer and I can’t wait to do it again next year!
I have also noticed both friends and people at the gym acknowledge my hard work and dedication who want to do the same in their lives as well, whether it be losing weight, going to the gym, or just in general. That means more than I can explain with words. Every day is a challenge but as the weeks go by I can honestly say I have put 100% into it. I hope everyone can feel as accomplished as I do. Soon this competition will be over, the blogs will be over and everything will go back to normal. FYI, I dread that day! For now, I am enjoying every second of this fantastic experience!