Handing Out The Hardware and Giving Up Isn't Possible
First of all, let me say thank you for the wonderful support after yesterday's weigh-in blog. What a fantastic network of support I have here, it's really a tremendous blessing.
I had some elaborate plans for revealing my blog awards tonight and since I'm nearly computer illiterate, I failed to figure out my vision. I tried for too long and then decided that I better just list the winners. I know I'll hear “Why didn't you just call?” from Gayle in the morning. Gayle is our IT department whiz and full time production and on-air fill in personality. When I'm gone from my show or sick, it's “Gayle in The Morning,” instead of “Sean in The Morning!” I bet she could have figured out how to do exactly what I wanted, but I didn't call, maybe should have, because it's a cool idea! And I will get it figured out, more than likely with Gayle's help.
The idea is simple: I want a single track MP3 player along the left hand side of my page. I'll occasionally load audio messages and then mention in the blog “be sure to check out my special audio message today.” I wanted the first to be my blog awards ceremony, complete with sound effects and an overall large auditorium feel and sound. It would have been super easy to produce, I mean—Hey, this is what I do right? When I do have one, it'll be something you have to click on---it will not automatically play. I'm looking forward to it! Gayle? You reading this? (I know she is---) I need help!
I just figured out today how to add pictures along the side. I'm learning, I'm learning...slowly but surely---I'm learning!
This whole blog award thing is really messing with me. I don't want to leave anyone out. There are more than 15 wonderful bloggers that inspire me, so people will be left out here---and I don't like that. But here we go...
And the winners of The Lovely Blog Award, in no particular order, as awarded by The Daily Diary of A Winning Loser are:
Seriously, these are not ranked in order—to prove it, I will not list my wife and daughter 1 and 2!
Zaababy---The Incredible Shrinking Woman www.zaaisshrinking.blogspot.com
Tammy---From Fat To Fab www.foodaddict-fromfattofab.blogspot.com
Bonnie---No More Stinking Thinking www.nomorestinkingthinking.blogspot.com
Joe in KC—Dropping The El Bees www.droppingtheelbees.blogspot.com
Irene—Livin' Large (my lovely wife!) www.livinlarge09.blogspot.com
Amber---Dropping It Like It's Hot (My beautiful oldest daughter) www.amberisdroppingit.blogspot.com
45+ and Aspiring--- www.45andaspiring.blogspot.com
K-Dog--- K-Dog's Journey For Health www.ajourneyforhealth.blogspot.com
Lisa--- Lose With Lisa www.losewithlisa.blogspot.com
Kathiej ---Kathie's Journey www.kathieh20s.bravejournal.com
Scotty SOS--- My Road To A New Me www.newscottysos.blogspot.com
Sheilagh--- Sixty by Sixty www.slimsexysassysixty.blogspot.com
Reina--- Tales From The Scale www.reniwi.blogspot.com
Rach--- A Journey To Me www.creatingthemeinside.blogspot.com
That was not pleasant for me. There are so many that deserve this award, people I read regularly. Promise me something: If you know I read you regularly, then you know that you are special to me too, it doesn't mean anything if you're not on this list. We're all Weight Loss Superheroes!
Irene prepared a wonderful low cal meal tonight of lean beef roast, roasted potatoes, and carrots! It was very well portioned and perfect. Each plate came in at 360 calories. Anytime I can have a very tasty and satisfying dinner for under 400 calories, I'm in! Irene had to go back to work tonight and Courtney and I got into the YMCA for a nice hard workout. I opted for the constant movement of the racquetball court, although I must admit---it's getting way too easy in there. I must start scheduling opponents!
Today has been a wonderful Day 340. A co-worker of mine presented me with a card today after they received my mass text weigh day results. The message? Don't give up. Oh, never-ever-never-never-never, not even a distant thought. In fact, I'm not sure if giving up is even a possibility at this point. Not even if I tried. It was a very thoughtful gesture and I sincerely appreciated that today. Thank you for reading, goodnight and...