Wednesday, September 9, 2009

On a serious note....









So just to be clear, in the first two pictures, I am the fat one. The first pic I have no recollection of, therefor I cannot give you a date. I assume about 2 years ago. I love the second pic only because I look like I am about to eat one of the babies. The third pic I took today at work.
I feel I maybe boring you all with my photo stroll down memory lane. I think I will stop posting pictures for now (although there are more....and more).
Silliness aside, here is the serious part of my post. I know you all are into exercise. One of the best exercises you can do is walking. Lots of you do admirable walks for charity. My mom braved the 60 mile walk for breast cancer research a few years ago. My sister-in-law works for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training and my mother-in-law completed a 10K on Mother's Day for the cause. What do I do?
Well, funny you should ask. Each year I participate in a charity walk that used to be called Walk for the Whisper. Someone soooooo dear to me lost a loved one WAY too young to ovarian cancer because it went misdiagnosed for so long. This person brought to my attention how much research still needs to be done about this disease. Please don't think that we are saying people should not support the breast cancer research walks. But this was called walk for the whisper because it is a silent killer. More needs to be known about it so more can be done to help prevent it (just like has happened with breast cancer research). The NOCC does the walk every year here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Click here to visit the website. I encourage you to please look in your area to see if there is a walk you can do to support this cause. Every little bit helps (just like with our weight loss). Thanks for letting me be serious for a moment (and you know this is serious to me when I am willing to miss a turbo kickboxing class in order to participate).
I hope you all find yourselves in good health and have a happy day!

14 comments:

Monica said...

What a great cause, I will definitely look into this and I hope I can contribute in some way!

jo said...

I love your photos, I think they are very inspiring! It does look like you are going to eat that baby! lol

Whisper. That's a wonderful cause. I love to support the "lesser known" causes. The number one killer of women in this country is heart disease, but the breast cancer cause is always in the forefront. My mom had breast cancer and survived. She died from heart disease. I'm not dissing supporting the breast cancer cause, either.

My cause is eplipesy. My son has it.

jo said...

Epilepsy--I do know how to spell my cause, I just don't know how to proofread.

Deb said...

Wow, you look so great! Your before and afters are SO inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

spunkysuzi said...

I'm doing a walking race this month for people with mental health issues!

Shelley said...

You look like a different person in the last picture...and I love your outfit!

Thanks for spotlighting this cause - we all need to be aware of the other very serious health issues that women face. Very nice that you are doing the walk!

Johanna Simpson Baker said...

Normally, you make me laugh. This one made me cry. Have I told you how completely wonderful you are lately?

The Road Curves Ahead said...

Great post about a great cause I will see if there is a walk by me.

and btw... I am enjoying the photos.

big_mummy said...

it is a really very good cause- i lost my grandma to ovarian cancer.

Here we have a "race for life" which is for women to walk, jog or run 5k and raise money for womens cancers. I will be doing again this year I really enjoyed it last year

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Thanks for the heads up about the epilepsy cause. I'll go check it out.

You are inspiring - not just with your amazing transformation, but with your life as well!

Hadley said...

This was such a great post. I spent a lot of time researching NOCC last night and it seems like a wonderful cause.

The pictures were fun. It's really amazing how far you've come in just a little over a year.

2Bmeagain said...

I love the pictures you have been posting. It is so inspiring to see your success.

My school year is going pretty well thus far. Thanks for asking about it. Over a year ago I decided to leave the classroom for a tutoring job. I'm in my second year of tutoring reading now, and I am loving it. It is like having all of the best parts of teaching without most of the stresses. I took a major cut in pay to make this change, but sometimes money isn't the important part.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Great post, and a great cause. I need to get involved with something like this.

Aimee said...

your pictures aren't boring!!! they are very inspiring! :)

thanks for sharing the "serious stuff" with us...i'll check it out, too.