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Monday, August 01, 2011



You have done great things for yourself and in turn for your girls and it is an added bonus that you look great as well! Keep up the good work Sandra!!!


Well spoken. You are 100% dead on.


Girl, if I could loose over 100 pounds I'd be butt naked in the frozen food section of the grocery store...heh
Congrats on such a huge accomplishment. Your girls are beautiful and you have a great family.


we knew how and what you meant. I would shout from the hill tops if I had accomplished what you did. Your daughters watched their mother set a goal and accomplish it with the added benefit of getting healthy. can't see anything wrong with that.


well said my friend!


Sandra, I never once thought you started this journey to be more beautiful. I understand the self loathing you felt. I feel it everyday. So much so that I can't get myself off the couch to the gym because I don't want anyone to see me. This weekend, I didn't want to dance with my family (or my husband) at a wedding because I didn't want to be part of the wedding picture the bride and groom would receive of the reception. How pathetic is that?!!
I agree wtih Kathleen - Stay the course.. your girls are definitely learning a wonderful lesson.. not only how to be healthy but how to love themselves, how to be strong and voice their feelings and opinions, and more.
You are a true INSPIRATION to many!


AMEN Sister! The biggest reason I want to be healthier is for Amelia. I want her to know how to live a healthy lifestyle, something that I never learned. I also want to live MUCH MUCH longer than my dad did. Not a day goes by that I don't think of how much I miss him and how I want to be a part of Amelia's life as long as possible.
Never have I mentioned skinny = beautiful (I'm a LONG way from skinny), I do talk about eating healthy and exercising as a way to lose weight so I can be healthier - I'm pretty sure we're on the same page with that:)


The person who made that comment doesn't know you. You have never once intimated that thin = pretty. You have always said that you had negative feelings about yourself because you weren't doing anything to make yourself healthier. I think you are the perfect role model for your girls & many others.


Even all the way out here in California, I can sense from the tone of your writing that you are a happier and healthier person now than you were a couple of years ago. I am so happy for you and for all you have accomplished. I think you are a wonderful example for your daughters.

You've certainly inspired me just with your determination. So I guess I should stop eating these brownies with sea salt from Trader Joe's right now and do something healthier! ;)


Amen to feeling better, re energized & ready to take on the world.!!


Your renewed strength and energy shines, your posts have served as inspiration to many including me. By addressing the comment you mentioned, I think your strength is apparent. Clearly, you are sharing your innermost feelings and never has it appeared that you are concerned about anything other than your well being and it's influence on anyone including your daughters, family, friends and blog followers. Stay the course, keep your voice out there, and live your "best" life. Congratulations on your HUGE accomplishment.


I SO AGREE WITH YOU SANDRA! Perhaps the comment came from someone who has her own struggles!! You are such a great role model for those reading your blog, as well as for your family! Thanks for your true inspiration!!

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