Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Going To Be A Good Day, It's Going To Be A Great Week!

When I come here and write about my life, show pictures of myself in all my flabby glory or even just post a recipe or two, I forget that people actually read the stuff I ramble on about.  Sometimes, I even get a couple of readers that return to read the stuff I talk about.  And once in awhile, one of those readers might even send me an email, thanking me for sharing my story and share their own struggles with weight. It is times like these which remind me why I am here, remind me why I started blogging in the first place, remind me of why I continue to put my heart and soul into my blog, because I want to make a difference.  I want to reach out to those out there that are struggling with weight and remind them, they are not alone.  I want to give hope to those out there that have given up.  And I want to encourage all to believe in themselves because we all have the power to be the best we can be.
Thank you for your support, you encourage me to be the best me.
And if that is not enough...
I was nominated today on Skinny Scoop for the "Top 25 Wellness Blogger" contest.  You know how me and contest go, my first thought is to "win, win, win."  But the truth is, it really is a huge honor and very humbling to just be nominated and I have you all to thank.  If there was an award for "Top Blog Readers" I would totally nominate you all!

If you would like to vote for me you can go to Skinny Scoop, sign in and scroll down to Survival Guide by The Working Mom and "like" me.  Check out the others on the list as well, I really am with a great group of bloggers!
 And lastly, the reason this is going to be a great week...
Thursday I am leaving for Baltimore to attend FitBloggin', a blogging conference that centers around fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyles.  I have dreamed of attending this conference since I began blogging and it is finally here!  
I am being sponsored to attend the conference by PersonaLabs, a company that believes in and promotes good health.  I couldn't be more pleased to represent an amazing company with an amazing agenda!
I have so much to be thankful for.
Disclosure: PersonaLabs is sponsoring my attendance to the FitBloggin' conference.  However, all opinions are my own. 


  1. This is so exciting and you deserve it! I hope you have a great time!!

  2. I'm new to PersonaLabs, I look forward to reading about your experience and the support they provide. Good luck with your weightloss journey!!

  3. Congrats! This is awesome :) Best of luck!

  4. Excitng week for sure! Congrats on meeting some personal goals as well as blogging achievements too! I love hearing about companies that are promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles.

  5. Congrats! You're gonna have a great time!

  6. You are going to have a BLAST!! Have fun!! Wish I could get down there!!!

  7. You are going to have a great time. You have worked hard for this and definitely deserve it. I can not wait to read the posts about your trip!

  8. Congratulations! I'm fairly new to your site, but I'm loving it! Have a great time!

    April @

    1. Thank you! I can not wait to share all that I have learned at that conference!!!