Thursday, September 11, 2008

The 1st Fat Ticker Friday

Alright, I'm having to write this up real quick as I have 2 sick babies who are crying their eyes out right now. However, I wanted to be sure I posted this right now as I don't think I'll get to it tomorrow. It's my hubby's day off! YAY!

I just want you all to know that I'm MORE than excited to do HOT for the Holidays and love all the motivation this is gonna bring me! 

Since starting HFH
I've lost 1 lb! Yay!!!

To answer this weeks question, "What do you want your legacy to be?"

Wow! Well, that's a really good question that makes me question a lot about my life right now and my life in the future. To keep it simple and sweet, I basically want my legacy to be one that my kids will admire. I want to have goals and accomplish them. I long to be one of those people who "just knows" when someone needs a hand and is always willing to put others first. I wish to be a mom that my kids can confide in, laugh with and love forever and ever. Simply put, I want to be the mom my mom was to me! 

I say was because my mother passed away unexpectedly when I was 18 years old. This was traumatic and horrible, but I feel blessed to have her legacy to look up to and to have had her for the 18 most impressionable years of my life! My mom was one of those people that I don't believe a soul in the world could say one bad thing about. She was honest, generous, kind, loving, compassionate, charitable. . . the list goes on and on. I could (and have and my other blog) go on for paragraph after paragraph about the great woman, mother and friend my mom was, but figure it is best put forth by just saying the following: If my legacy could be half what my mother's has been to me, I will have done well and feel I have done at least a little bit of good in the world.

That being said, I use this question today to look forward and to dream big. I want to attain my goals. I want to live life to the fullest and show my children how to do the same. I want to greet each morning with a smile. If I can do this, I will at least know one person will be smiling down upon me and when I greet her once again in the life after this, what a sweet reunion it will be!!

Alright, that's all for now. If you've read this far, thanks for staying with me. I can't wait to come around and meet other people who are on this weight loss journey as well as read all your answers to this poignant question! 

Jen :)


Jamie said...

I'm doing Hot for the Holiday's too! I found your blog via your comment on Bikini Bound's blog. Congrats on the loss this week! Great post by the way!

briy said...

Yay! A friend! Or at least, a team member! :)

I was a little worried I'd be like the kid picked last in gym class, or never picked! Thanks for your kind words~ I read back through your blog today and I'd love to "team up" with you. It's true, I mostly have NO IDEA who you are, but that's the idea. We can get to know each other. :) You seem to have an amazing positive attitude about the whole weight loss thing, which'll be great motivation.

Seems like Jamie's interested too, so then we would actually qualify as a "team" rather than a dynamic duo. :) How about I write up a 'get to know you' type meme as soon as I have another free moment, and I'll post it on my blog?

I'm not nominating myself team captain or anything. Just though it might get us started. :) I've added you to my Google Reader, so I'll be waiting for your next post. :)


Joanna said...

Yay! (stopping by from HFH) 1 lb is awesome! I love your header, it's really cute.

Christie O. said...

what a beautiful, thoughtful post! that's a wonderful legacy to strive for! and congratulations on your weightloss, that's great!!! woohooo! yay for us!

ciara said...

i'm part of hfh, too...though i didn't lose any this week :-/ but i'm determined for next week!

looks like you are totally kicking butt...keep up the great work! :)

melanie said...

I'm doing HFH too, but I didn't answer the question- oops!

Congrats on the one pound- way to go!!!

Marissa said...

Wow, what a great tribute to your mom. She sounds like a great lady.
BTW, I am weaning the little one and getting ready to join the Losing Team again. We need to get together and chat.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great job! Sounds like you are well on your way to that legacy :)

BecauseImTheMommy said...

AMAZING post! You answered the legacy question beautifully.

Natalie said...

great job on your loss! i am so excited for you!

Natalie said...

Congrats on losing this week! I'm glad you're doing this too! :)