I have a lovely blog!!

The super sweet Annie has presented me with an award!!!

I am SO HONORED! Thank you Annie!!

To make this award "official", I need to ...

1. Recognize the person who gave it to me - YAY ANNIE!!

2. I need to give it away to 15 other bloggers who I think are just lovely ... so here they are ...

The Amazing Shrinking Girl
Gluten Free Betsy
Fran Wants to be a Healthy Girl
Journey to the Healthier Side of Life
Inside Every Thin Girl
Linda Gets Fit
Melissa's Journey to the Figure Pro-Stage!
P90X - Our Journey
Race & Repeat
Seattle Runner Girl
South African from Cape Town Now Living in Germany
The Unnatural Mother
Washing Away The Gain
Where is Tigerlilly?
Witness THIS Fitness

Please check out these amazing bloggers - I know you'll love them!

Soo ... the neck injury. It was starting to feel just fine - I took NO Tylenol AT ALL from Sunday through yesterday. Today, my stress went through the roof at work, and my neck hurts. It's almost relieving to discover that it's stress induced because it means I'm not "really" injured. Now that I know what triggers my neck pain, I'm going to work even harder to manage my stress to prevent the pain from even occuring. My doctor told me yesterday to continue with no workouts for one more week (darn doctor's orders!), and I'm counting down the seconds to workout again!

My weight watchers meeting tonite was very enlightening ... I'll try to summarize it in a few days, I'm still absorbing the message myself and applying it to my own life. But it was certainly eye opening and comforting!

And the weigh-in ... oh, that damn weigh-in ... I was seriously going to use my free pass to skip my weigh-in, in fact I totally avoided my group leader during weigh-ins and sat waaaay in the back of the room. I was so worried about not working out all week and how it might affect my weigh-in. Ugh!!!

About halfway through the meeting, I decided to weigh in, so I discreetly walked back to the receptionist and asked her to weigh me in. And ... another 1.2 lbs bites the dust! Can I get a WOOT WOOT??? LOL

Man, relief flooded through my body, and my group leader winked at me as I walked back to my seat. She's an absolute doll, and if she ever leaves WW, I'm outta there too! lol

So all in all, that was my day ... how was yours?


"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." Author Unknown


seattlerunnergirl said...

Michelle, you are such a DOLL to mention my blog - thank you! Congratulations on your WI today - that must've felt wonderful!!! Funny how worried you were, when your body probably responded well to the short break. I'm so glad to hear you've pinpointed the source of your neck pain, and yippee that you can workout again in a week! Hang in there...Valerie

Denise said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel about your leader....I have an AWESOME one also!

WOOT WOOT to you! Glad you might be finding an answer to your pain.


Marcelle said...

FIRSTLY...thanks so much for the blog award, its my first EVER award so its so so so special to me...
I will complete it from my side once in CT as now I'm going to the gym for the last time this week, then its shower and getting myself all packed for the flight later tonight...

Well done on the weightloss...that's really brilliant, am so pleased WW is working for you.

I will be saying good bye for now, will be reading blogs via my google feedreader as its so expensive to go online in South Africa, they a bit backwards ( 3rd world ) in this area.
I will be updating my blog from time to time - or else I will be back on the 11th October.
Keep travelling on your journey,my challenge is not to gain weight, to find time and a place to train 5x a week...
Lotsa love to you.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the shout out!
Congrats on your loss! How funny we can be, glad you didn't skip the scale! I'm also really glad you have a leader you love! I had one too, Joy, and when she left thats when I started to go less and less!
Now work on that stress women!!! ;D

Amy said...

Congratulations on your weigh in!

Tigerlilly said...

Woot Woot!!

Congrats on the loss!! Just goes to show you that food has a big impact on weight loss too. I'm proud of you!

Thanks for the award Sis...


Betsy said...

You're a champ! Congrats on that loss! You're doing so well!!

Thanks for the award! :)

Melissa Cunningham said...

awww,thank you for mentioning my blog!! :)-ill try to get mine posted up sometime today!
AND great to hear about your pain being triggered by stress and NOT a "real injury",i know you are probably literally counting down the days and hours and to the exact minute in which you can resume workouts again!! lol! (yeah ive been there done that one too!)
AND congrats on the weight loss!!! way to push your doubts aside and step on the scale anyways!!
i hope the rest of your week goes by as stress free as possible and you are able to find a way to find that "inner chi" to help calm that worked related blah bleh blah neck pain!

Debby said...

Woot Woot!!! I'm so glad you weighed in. See, the scale can be our friend!

Fran said...

Michell I'm honored that you've mentioned my blog. I'm blushing right now!


Pam said...

I am so far behind on blog reads - THANK YOU SO MUCH for the award!! I am honored : ))

Congrats on the loss!!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

Okay, first - thanks for the lovely award!! So sweet, and wow - you joined WW - good for you!!!!

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