Sunday, October 25, 2009

Walking with a purpose! And... A GIVEAWAY!

There is a reason why I'm walking 3 to 4 miles per day now. I want to walk in two upcoming events: The Talmadge Bridge Run, Walk, or Crawl in December and the Tybee 5K in February of 2010.

Yeah. I know. That's a huge leap from 1 mile a day... but... that's WHY I'm adding miles daily. I WANT to do this!

Will I finish the walk? I don't know. I will try! Either Mike or Morgan will walk with me, I'm sure. Maybe both!

Now, to the GIVEAWAY!

Today is National Love Your Body Day!

In honour of this day, I have a gift to give. I am cross stitching a design that I hope will motivate and inspire everyone on their weight loss journey! THE CONTEST IS FOR A FINISHED PIECE OF NEEDLEWORK -- NOT THE CHART! :)

If you'd like to enter, please leave a comment ( you may have to go to the Main Page of the blog and then scroll down to this post to leave the comment. Blogger just doesn't always co-operate with me!)

For extra entries, Link back to this page from your blog and post a link on Facebook and / or Twitter!

I'll pick a winner on Hallowe'en!

Have a wonderful day and LOVE yourself!


Anonymous said...

I wanted to wish you all the best. I've been following you for a while on FB and you're a big inspiration. Philip is currently on Nutrisystem and doing great on it so I have cut down because I don't cook much other than simple things for James and I. James is picky anyway and eats like a bird so I've cut down and lost a few pounds. Those few pounds have motivated me to focus more on it now! I want to be a skinny girl! For years I wanted long hair, but somehow ended up getting it cut. Yesterday I went to get a haircut and the stylist said I had beautiful long hair...OMG the first time someone said I want someone to tell me I'm skinny. Not emaciated mind you, just fit and thin!

You don't need to add me to the drawing, I just wanted to let you know the inspiration you are when it comes to weight loss, keep it up!


Tina said...

What a great goal! I'm a walker (I've done 3 Breast Cancer 3-Days) and it never ceases to be the best feeling in the world to complete a challenge like that. I have that goal in mind almost every year and it's always motivation to put in some miles. You can totally do it!!

riona said...

Though I am not asking to be enter for the chart ... I have enough charts of my own to keep me stitching for another 4 or 5 years ... I do want to applaud your determination re your walking program. I just started the Leslie Sansalone program and am using the 1-mile walk for know, though I did purchase the 2 and 4 mile walking dvds, with an eye to the future. Good luck in acheiving your goals.

saras said...

Congratulations on your weightloss! Good for you! :) May I enter the contest?!

Leslie said...

Hi Georgia,

You're doing fantastic with your walking, what with 4 miles on your last post. I think you'll definitely be traversing the Talmadge in December. Great to have those kinds of goals that are not to far off to keep us on track.

Count me in on the contest. Happy stitching!

MissyM said...

Enter me in!
Great goal to work for. I wish you the best in the walk.
Thanks for coming by and sharing your tips on eating Chinese.

ladyirismom said...

Please enter me. I need to be out walking to drop some pounds before it gets too cold to walk but I have just felt so bad lately. Maybe if I had someone to walk with. Who knows? Love in stitches
Leah B in Tn

Karen said...

congrats on the walking and weightloss! what a great goal for the walks! I do the MSWalk every year and barely make the 5 miles (but then again i do have MS and it does take its toll sometimes). :)

would love to enter your giveaway!
hugs, karen

Kimberly~~~ said...

Congrads to your walking!!!!
I admire your will power!!!!
I also walk daily and work out.
It is so nice to see a design with such a "happy feeling"!!!
Thank you for a chance and your blog is very nice!

Christine Jeske said...

That is awesome that you are training for those two events! Best of luck. ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me! I'll be back to visit you again soon...

BJ said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog, fellow Georgian. I love the Savannah area, get down there about once a year for work.

Great Goals on the walks!! I have the same goal, but not a particular one in mind yet. I do plan on walking/running a 5k next year. It is something to strive towards. I have been walking a 1 1/2 to 2 miles a day, today I got up to 3 with hills (on treadmill). I am not dedicated enough to walk outside, with the changes in the weather and ALL the rain we have had lately, I just wouldn't do it, so I joined a gym.

Good luck on your journey.

jo said...

Oh, pretty! Enter me! I'll post it on my blog tomorrow and let you know that I did. =)

Anonymous said...

Great job on the walking! :D

Beautiful cross stitch too - I used to do that when I was little. In fact, I even have a sampler on my wall at home dated 1977, when I was 11!

Have a great weekend!

Shari said...

you are doing fantastic!!! Keep it up!!! It CAN be done!!! My son has lost over 100 lbs. & looks fantastic!!! I have lost, but no where near that much, but honestly, don't need to lose but maybe 10 more!!
The design is beautiful. Would love to be entered!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I have faith that you will be able to do both of those walks!!

You are doing such a great job - congratulations.

Coffespaz said...

I saw you on Fit Bottomed Girls and wanted to come say hello! Well done on your goals...I know you'll be able to complete both of those walks. I just did my first 5k (in a nor'easter no less) and was really pleased with how well it went despite the weather. My next goal is to be able to fully run a 5k by Spring. Good luck and please feel free to visit me....

Bette said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and this is such an inspiration to me. I'm more motivated than ever to shed the 60+ pounds I've packed on in the last 4 years. Best wishes on your walks.

lewmew said...

I have recently gotten my SO to start a couch to 5K program. I already run, but I am doing it with him. He intends to do the Jingle Bell Run in early December. Good luck to you - and by the way - love, love love the design - I have the perfect spot for it!