“I’m able to run my entire route without stopping now,” my friend Sabrina told me last Friday.
“That’s amazing!” I said. “I’m SO proud of you!”
“You want to know my secret?” she said.
“Obviously!” I said, smiling.
“When I want to stop and give up, I close my eyes and think of you. I picture you crossing the finish line of your half marathons. It works every time!”
I smiled and part of me wanted to cry- because you know I’m good at that…but her story really touched my heart.
And I was filled with so much joy and happiness- knowing that when she is searching and digging deep to stay strong…she thinks of ME!
I was over the moon…
I’ve reminded myself of Sabrina and her story at least 40 times this week.
This week has been tough.
I’m hungry CONSTANTLY!
Literally, I was at the doctors office on Wednesday and I could hear my stomach grumbling over the Christmas music. And one time, a lady looked me as if I was about to birth a small cheese cube.
I MISS my Diet Coke.
I CRAVE cheese like a man craves sex (aka I think about cheese every 3 seconds).
Just when I was about to have another break down, my friend Hannah sent me a message on Twitter.
“So, I came across a couple of blogs last Spring that I’ve saved on my laptop for when I decided I was going to finally “lose the weight.” Not sure if you’ve heard of www.mamalaughlin.com, but she is freaking hilarious, and I think you might like her. It screams, “Bedwell” to me..
Which also brings me to you, your blogs, posts, etc. Such an inspiration, you are.. So glad I have someone awesome to look up to and relate to in different ways!
Hope you’re having a great day! And hope you haven’t been thinking about pepper jack cheese cubes dipped in ranch all day like me.. Well, maybe you are now lol”
How did I ever get so lucky to have such AMAZING friends?
THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me emails (Brittany + Mel + Alexandra + Carla), tweets (Hannah + Amber + Hannah S.), comments on my blog post (Katy + Sonia + Annette + Stephanie + Chelsea + Sarah + Stephanie + Kami + Kelli + Beth + Justin), personal messages (Hilary + Katy), diet advice (Josh + Becca + Carolyn + Elizabeth).
Seriously, I’m overwhelmed by your love, support, and inspiration (sorry if I missed anyone!!).
I’m going strong.
I’m feeling great.
I’m learning willpower- and portion control (aka I ate the world’s smallest burger today for lunch).
|The burger was INCREDIBLE (and only two bites).
The vegetables sucked big time, but thankfully I ordered a side salad too.
And yes, I cheated by having ranch.
I’ve lost 11 lbs since last week (Biggest Loser style).
And most importantly, I haven’t locked myself in the pantry to hide in the corner + eat a block of cheese….sooo let’s just chalk this week up as a SUCCESS…
And I couldn’t have done it without you.