Monday, July 12, 2010

10 Things

I forgot to update after my last weigh in. I lost 600 grams...which is half of what I had gained the week before, so that's a plus!


Often on this adventure we can get so fixated on the things that we don't like about ourselves and the things that we want to change or get rid of, that we can lose sight of the good things. Be honest with yourself for a minute - how often do you stand in front of the mirror and say to yourself "Ugh...I really need to tone up my arms, they look like they're having a disco of their own whenever I wave at someone" or "I wish I had a better body/face/hair style". We're hard on ourselves.

What I would like to challenge all of you to do this week is this. Find at LEAST 10 things that you like about yourself, and write them down. Blog about them. Tell your spouse or your best friends.

I promise you'll feel better afterwards. Don't think about, just do it!

I'll start.

10 Things I Like About Myself

1. I love my hair. I have awesome hair. It's long. It's blonde. It's thick. It's lovely. Plus, it falls out in handfuls. This can be mildly irritating but, for the purposes of this post, I'm going to keep the fact that I lose copious amounts of hair in the "I like this about me" category because I find it funny that The Man has to pull so much of it out of the shower drain on a regular basis.

2. I have pretty eyes. I really do. They're a crystal clear blue and they shine. I have always been complimented on my eyes and I fully plan to keep those compliments coming. I think that they're probably my best feature.

3. I am a good mother. Sure I yell and scream and have my own little temper tantrums occasionally but I am a kick ass mother to my children. They will always know that I am here for them and will love them and make time for them.

4. I work very hard at being a good friend. I try to be there for a laugh or as a shoulder to cry on. I'll help plot revenge and cover up the evidence for you too. I'll be there for you in whatever capacity I can and enjoy doing so.

(this is harder than I thought, ya'll!)

5. I am tall. This means I can reach high shelves, change lightbulbs on my own, and rest my head on my husband's shoulder. I have longer before my children will be taller than me and if I ever get the chance to stand next to Tom Cruise, I can be added to the list of women that tower over him.

6. I have a great sense of humour. Alright, it's sometimes warped and always dirty...but it's fantastic.

7. I have really strong legs. My arms may be pathetically weak much of the time, but my legs are incredibly strong. They carry me through my life and allow me to run after my children. One day, they will take me through a running race. One day.

8. My brain holds onto all sorts of weird facts. I know a lot about movies and random literary references. This means that I often have an advantage in trivia games...but I try not to let that go to my blonde head.

9. I am stubborn. Many would view this as a bad quality but in this case, as it pertains to my weight loss especially, I think it's a great thing. It means that I'm not going to give up this time. I'm determined to succeed and anyone who tries to get in my way had better watch their back.

10. I love. Deeply. If you fall into the group of people who I love, I will go to the ends of the earth for you. Not in a weird, stalker-ish kind of way...but I will do whatever I can for you. I will love you, support you and be there for you.

So that's my 10 things. What are yours?


  1. hmm
    I do think I will write my ten down. give it some serious thought and formulate.

    and for me? your number three? HUGEHUGE. I strive to get there daily.

  2. I think were twins, separated at birth. You have just described me to a tee!

  3. I'll definitely be working on this one today! Maybe my ten will come to me during my post-work/post-get-the-kid-on-the-bus nap :)

  4. Dang, that's a hard thing to do. I love your list though! You are an amazing person!

  5. I so need to do a post like this! Time to get my thinking cap on . . .


  6. I'll tell you one thing, that's evident from this post...I know how to pick some very cool friends!

  7. Wow, that was a little eerie reading this post because almost every single one of these things that you listed about you are what I would list about me. Except the being a mom (because I'm not one yet but hopefully soon!) and being stubborn. Or maybe I am but just won't admit it! LOL

  8. Hmm, let's see - except for #1 and #3, you could have been writing about me! I'll add this one to my "blog to-do's". Thanks for the inspiration!!