Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Kiki Success Squad

First off, sorry for no new Biggest Loser update. I've been so bogged down by this conference paper that I didn't even get to watch it myself on Tuesday night. I heard it was a good episode (and yes, I already know who was kicked off) so if I get around to watching it this weekend, I promise that I'll give you my thoughts in a seperate post.

Every morning, while I'm drinking my coffee, I read the Daily Spark. The other day they had a post called "Assembling Your Success Squad." I find it funny that most of my success squad is here on the internet. Yes, I have people in my every day life that are essential to my success: my gym buddy E. My walking buddy (y'know, when it isn't 10 degrees outside) D. My old neighbor J, who helps me to complain about my weight loss and exercise pains.

But a lot of you have come into my life through this little blog right here. C and Marcie, who started out at the same time as me. RooBabs, KK, and Angie, my running gurus. Miz, PTG, and Cammie, my all around start my day off with a chuckle gals. And Kelly, my fitness buddy who was "introduced" to me by Miz. Every time I post, I look forward to seeing all your comments, suggestions, and pick me ups. So, even though I haven't been posting as much lately (trust me, my work life is pretty much hell for me), you guys ARE my support system. And even though I might not have mentioned you by name here, I always enjoy the random passerby who has a helpful comment. It's amazing to know where I was last year when I started this blog (geez... a year already?) and how far I still can go with your help and support. So, here's a big THANK YOU and a hug!


Just_Kelly said...

I too love the Daily Spark. There recent stuff has been great!

What is your conference paper on? You missed a fun Jillian explosion... nothing compared to Bob but still... good stuff. I'm sure you've read about it some elsewhere on the blog-o-sphere.

It's amazing who you can meet through the WWW and how much they can become an integrated part of your life. I'm fan of many of the others on yoru "Success Squad"; all super good people. It's so nice to not feel alone in the struggles and humor of trying to get healthier.

Glad we were Miz-Matched too! Hopefully one day we'll both be way less busy and get to talk more often!


Marcie said...

Thanks for the shout-out! =) I feel kind of like an outsider now that I'm not trying to lose weight so this really made my day! I feel I've made good friends via the blog world...heck, you knew I was pregnant before any of my friends or family! lol...

Good luck on that paper! =)

Cammy said...

Awww, thank you for the kind words! Without a doubt, my day is always brighter when I see your name pop into my comments!

Good luck with the paper...don't forget to breathe!

c said...

Aw, I feel the same way! I have a soft spot in my heart for you and Marcie. I'm so proud of all of us (even myself!haha) and I'm glad we're still around. The internet is an amazing tool to connect with people. You're always so inspiring to me.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Woohoo! I am honored to be in this squad.
It is amazing to me, how people in my online "squad" have encouraged me when I was down, and/or motivated me to do better. People who I have never, or may never meet have contributed something positive to my life.

Thanks for being in my squad, and reminding me that weight loss is a journey and when done the right way, is much more meaningful.

RooBabs said...

Awww, shucks. I'm honored to be in your squad, even if I don't always feel like a running guru. = )

It's amazing to me that people who have never met in person can become such great friends. But then again, I met my hubby online, and my previous long-term relationship was also someone I met online. So it really shouldn't be that surprising to me.

But I love my blogging buddies, and would be sad if they weren't in my life for one reason or another.

KK @ Running Through Life said...

I read the daily spark too! And thank you for all the inspiration YOU give ME!!! You inspire me and I love reading your posts! Keep it up!!!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Thank you for your posts! You inspire me to keep going and I love checking in and seeking your progress!!!