Friday, April 22, 2011

So...

I put my ring in the hat again and am one of the nominees for the Future PriorFatGirl Mom Edition.  There have been 8 other amazing women before me and my nominee post is up today.  You can read it here if you want.  Sometimes I wonder why I put myself out there, or out here.  After all I am highly introverted by nature, but honestly putting those things out there helps to free myself from the emotional turmoil that surrounds the facts of my weight and my health.  It helps me to see how far I need to go and to remind me why it is so important.  And comments of such nice people continue to give me hope in myself even when I am feeling ill equipped for the journey ahead.  So thank you.  If you go over and read my words, thank you.  If you vote for me next week, or one of the other deserving moms, thank you.  If you stop by here and let me know your support, thank you.

It means a lot.  More than you know.

Thank you.

7 comments:

Colleen said...

In case I don't say it enough, Liz, my friend, you are such a brave, beautiful, strong woman. I am so proud to have you in my life. You've got my vote... on just about anything you put your mind to (unless it's holding a tarantula again... in which case, I will support you, but think you are batsh*t crrrrrazy).

Melinda said...

I was hoping you'd do that! I thought about it and then decided against it for personal reasons (okay, probably insecurity). Anyway, I will definitely vote for yoU!

Emma said...

Go, Liz! Of course I'll vote for you!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Liz, having met you in person and having seen for myself just what a beautiful person you are, let me just say that I am also proud of your bravery. I know you're going to reach your goals, because you have taken this risk. You will do it! I look forward to the after picture I know is going to come. One day at a time!

Marie said...

Liz,
I am struggling myself and I can relate. I admire your bravery; I haven't had the nerve to post about my own health/weight issues. Thanks for being an advocate, and I do hope we can support each other. Best to you!
Marie
P.S. Roxane hit the nail on the head with her comment.

Kat said...

Liz, I read your story on Jen's site and it was extremely powerful. Putting your battle into words is a BIG DEAL. Not just because it's freeing for you, but because it lets others know that they are not alone. I'll definitely vote when I get the chance next week.

Ann said...

Liz - I LOVED LOVED LOVED your entry, and I am SO PROUD of you for putting yourself out there, again. You are strong, you are inspirational, and I just adore you. Keep up the good work!