Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 24 of My 30 Day Countdown

Hi everyone...

quick post today as I have to get off to bed!

Jiu-jitsu (JJ) class was absolutely PHENOMENAL today! I learned so many cool self defense techniques and JJ moves. It was amazing. Sensei Derek actually used me to demonstrate some of the techniques and let me just tell you, he had me screaming!! LOL!

Food was great today...although I was a bit late eating my lunch (about 2 hours) boy did I ever feel it!! My body was screaming at me to eat. It's really funny, because just a short year ago, I could eat a meal and not eat anything for HOURS after and not even feel it.

I had my interview with Alison Korn (the writer from the Ottawa Citizen) today and it went really well. I can't wait to read the article. Tomorrow, the photographer will be coming to the dojo (the gym where I do Kickboxing and JJ) to take some pix. They want me in the pix but I'd really like to get a shot with my trainer Rob and Sensei Derek! Unfortunately, I don't get a say in which picture (s) is used nor does the writer - it's all up to the editor. I will invite Rob and Derek to join me at the dojo and hopefully the editor might slip the shot in!!

The article should be published early next week, possibly Monday. I will certainly keep you all posted and post the link on the blog!!

In other fabulous news, I've decided on a date, time and place for my 1 Year Journey Celebration dinner!! December 12, 2009 at Big Easy's Seafood and Steak House ( here in Ottawa at 7 pm (until midnight)!! For those of you on FaceBook (FB), I've created an Event in the "Joania's Weight Loss Journey" group. Look me up on FB or send me an email for details or leave me a comment confirming your attendance. Looks like it will be about 30 or so people (so far!!) Should be a good time!

I FEEL GOOD!! Looking for a little hot black dress to wear to the dinner!!! Whoo hoo! :)

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


Katie said...

I am so excited, and motivated by you Joania, thank you for sharing your journey with all of us out here. We are all rooting for you!

cmoursler said...

great job joania,
I am so glad you are doing so well. I like that you want to share your article and the kudos of your progress with people you feel helped you on your journey.
I wish I could go...unfortunately for me, I am no where near ottowa. lol
Have fun and congratulations on one year towards healthy and whole.

MizFit said...

hmmm now I just need a sponsor to fly in for your dinner :)

(no need to panic. Im totally kidding but it's...) such a great great idea, Joania!

Stefania said...

Looking forward to reading the article.

I don't live in Ottawa so I hope you have a rockin' time at your celebration.

Mary - A Merry Life said...

Jiu-jitsu sounds awesome!! Congrats on the article and your upcoming one year celebration! :)

South Beach Steve said...

Joania, I wish I could be at the dinner. Just know I am there in thought.

Amazon Runner said...

What a beautiful young woman you are! And so ful of life and joy-- you truly inspire me!

Ohh, the little black dress...... sigh. can't wait to be able to wear one.