Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wow....

Hey guys...

First off, thanks for all the nice comments on my last post. I'm amazed at the differences in the pix.


Anyway, I had a very interested day today!! It started off with one of my friends at work. She came to visit me in my office and presented me with a little silver star that had the word "Bravo" written on it (See pic below). She recently joined weight watchers and had lost a total of 7 pounds thus far!! "Awesome!!" I exclaimed, "Keep it up!!" She'd been given this star as a result of her hard work and weight loss and decided to give it TO ME, because she thought I was a good support to her....We always talk about my journey, she follows my blog and always compliments me on how I'm doing!! IF anyone is supportive, IT'S HER!!! Anyway, she wanted to show her appreciation for supporting her!! I was so touched...I mean, I know it's a little silver sticker but the thought and sentiment behind it just means so much. So I wanted to say THANKS DEBBIE!! Keep up the great work and you know I'm rooting for ya!! :)
Okay, so the sticker is a cute little thing - I really tried hard to get a clear shot of it, but my photography skills aren't the best. It does say "BRAVO" on it (in red). :)


Later on that day, I had a very interesting conversation with another friend. This conversation had more to do with me and life and trying to figure out what exactly I want out of life. It was quite fascinating and shed some light on a lot of things I've been pondering of late, specifically as it relates to my career and life in general. You see, I'm going through a lot of very important changes in my life right now, number one being this journey. For the first time, I've decided to invest the time and effort required to assist me in being the best I can be. I'm investing in my health and well-being which will also greatly benefit my family!! So with that, of course, I find myself re-evaluating various other aspects of my life...just an interesting time for me right now and the conversation just captured that.

Anyway, I came home and check my emails (as usual). I received and email titled, "You Can Cross This Off Your Bucket List". I was intrigued. If you notice at the bottom right side of my blog, I have a section titled, "Top Items From My Bucket List" and I've listed certain things I'd like to try at least once before leaving this wonderful earth!! I don't know if I'll ever get to do all of them but I plan to try and I'm certain I will be adding more items to this list as I go along in life - I hope to cross off quite a few as well! :) Anyway, back to the email.

This person started off by saying, "YOU SAVED MY LIFE - Well improved the quality!!"...those words immediately brought chills to my body. I was a bit nervous to read on because I didn't really know what to expect. I continued reading and to sum up what was said, this individual recently found my blog and decided to read every post from the start. Well she read my post I wrote on FIBROIDS and my experiences with it. She's been having some lower abdominal pain and for the past couple of years have just disregarded the pain thinking it had to do with her obesity. Anyway, after reading my post, she recognized a lot of the symptoms that I described and decided to go to the doctor. She was diagnosed with numerous, large fibroid and eventually received treatment. Her pain is now gone and she too has embarked on a weightloss journey of her own!!

I am so very flattered. I don't believe I saved her life -I'm awaiting her response for more details - however, I'm very happy the information from my experiences could help her to resolve her own. This is great and I'm thrilled that I am able to positively affect people and help them out. So thank you for that email and I look forword to your response.

Anyway, today was a good day regarding my food but I DID NOT workout today...I was running late this morning and did not get a chance this evening. I will be up first thing in the morning sweating it up...no worries...

Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)

4 comments:

South Beach Steve said...

What an awesome day Joania! I bet you are on cloud 9.

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I've been pretty absent from my weight loss blog AND from weight loss for that matter, and I'm just getting all caught up with the blogs. I cant even begin to tell you how much happier you look in your after shots from your before shot! It's not that you looked unhappy in the before shot, you just look RADIENT in the after shot!

You are truly and inspiration :)

Lisa said...

How wonderful!

Melissa said...

Sounds like you had a great day!! :)