Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You've done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.
--Mary Fairchild

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember those things which you are greatful for this year. Below are just a few things I am thankful for this year.

1. My friends and family

I could not have done many of the things I have accomplished this year without the love, help and support of my friends (both old and new) and family. I am very grateful to all of you.

To Adam - I am very grateful that you never lost faith and hope. Thank you for your missionary work with me. I am grateful for all of your love and support and always being there. I am thankful that you never gave up on me and thank you for making me go to the Y.

To Heather - It has been quite a year for you but I am grateful for you for always being true to who you are. Thank you for supporting me even if it is something you would never believe in yourself. Thank you for your frienship, I love getting closer to you as we become older.

To Dad, Linda and my mom - Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for letting my live with you for a month, for supporting me and my decisions and just being there.

To Jennifer - Thank you for being my best friend and always being just a phone call away.

2. Ryan Moody and CrossFit

The most noticeable change you can see this year is my physical appearance. All of that is thanks to my trainer, Ryan Moody, and CrossFit. I am well on the path to having a healthy life and have never felt fitter. I have direction in my life, a new found passion and have become a gym rat. I enjoy seeing the pounds lost, but I more so love setting goals, accomplishing them and setting new ones.

I am very grateful for Ryan and all he has done for me. I am grateful that he believed in me, even when I didn't. I am grateful that he was patient with me. I am grateful that he encourages me and never lets me settle or give up. I am grateful that he sparked a fire within me and mentors me to help others.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

50 pounds!

Just a little update, I have officially lost 50 pounds, 51 lbs actually, in the last 6 months! It has not been easy, but it has been worth it and I look forward to continuing the journey.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Wow, it seems as though I missed blogging the whole month of October. How did that happen? It has been a pretty busy, month where I have just been doing my normail routine things. I moved out of my apartment and have been living with my parents for the last 3 week or so. Later this week I am moving into a house with some friends. Other than that my month has just been work, the gym, church and soccer.

Halloween was a lot of fun this year and Stephen's party kicked things off right. As you can see I went as Supergirl. I went to 2 other parties and ended the evening watching a movie on an outdoor projection screen with some good friends.