Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Hero

I have been inspired by so many lovely women.  The first one I want to mention is my little sister Lorie.

She lives in Maryland and has recently started a charity.  How awesome is that?  Her husband is in the military, and while he was in Afghanistan, they were talking.  He mentioned how sad it was that in the winter months the children were still running around outside in either flipflops or barefoot.  That thoughts stayed with her for a few years.  After stewing over it for a while, she decided to start collecting gently used childrens' shoes to send to the children in Afghanistan.  She is my hero today. 

You can see her blog Toasty Tootsies here, and if you want to contribute, bless you!  You are my hero as well.

I have also been inspired by several women to make a big change in my life and to document it with a new blog.  It all started with the comparison of these photos here.

(note the difference in the face)

And then Lourie of Ca Girl and her Metabolism Blues blog, and my friend from high school Tricia with her Rawkin blog.  I am determined.  I know weight loss is a boring topic.  Everyone is always talking about it and I am no exception.  But I plan to be an exception when I go from being fubsy to svelte.  You can follow my progress at Fleeing Fubsy.  (And a big thank you to Kim for introducing me to that word!  I love it.  It makes me smile every time I use it.)

And, I just made a new blog button!  Grab one.  Share your Involuntary Smile pride!
One other thing.  I found the funniest music video.  It is in my left sidebar.  It is called Swaggin Wagon.  Check it out and laugh with me.  That is your prize for sticking to the end of this overly boring post.  :)

6 comments:

Sue said...

I'm trying to lose weight, too. I was doing well until Halloween, when I fell off the wagon.

I need to get rid of these Dots, because I'm having trouble resisting them!

=)

PS. Good luck, Amy. It's a hard time of year to diet, but holiday dieting has the added advantage of both losing some weight AND not gaining any!

Lourie said...

Thanks for the double shout out! And hey weight loss is not boring to me. Most of us are all struggling, and it gets harder with age. Love the the word "fubsy" too! I have yet to use it though. haha.

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

Those photos are gorgeous. I'm so amazed how in love Jeffery and you are! It is an inspiration... maybe that is why you are one of my "inspiring women" ;)

Terra said...

GOOD LUCK on your new lifestyle changes...I think you are simply adorable by the way! And well, I guess that is it for now.

Trish said...

Cool! I'll have to check out your new blog! I also recommend changes this phrase: "I'm trying to lose weight" to this phrase: "I am choosing to be healthy at size __" or "I am choosing my highest food choice on my current budget". Something that works for you and leaves out the words "trying" and "lose". Because usually people go looking for what they've lost soon after they lose it.

Natasha said...

you look fantastic! don't lose weight, you need to stay warm this winter, and trust me, a little extra joy helps with that. that's what i call my extra "fluff"