Losing Weight; Finding Men

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Another pound, so happy...

Love that the scale is heading in the right direction. And I woke up feeling really good, better than I've felt since my back starting hurting almost 2 weeks ago. Perhaps this is a turning point. I hope so.

I'm off to the American Cancer Society's Dogswalk Against Cancer. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. We've raised $1,840, far more than I could have dreamed.

Speaking of achieving dreams, I have to note yesterday's incredible underdog feat. I love comeback stories and underdog stories.

At the first turn in the Kentucky Derby, Mine That Bird was last. Look how far behind he was!



Mine That Bird cost $9,500 and came from New Mexico.

Less than 2 minutes later, he'd pulled ahead of 18 other horses to win.



Most of the other horses cost millions and were from well-respected thoroughbred states, as well as the ever-mysterious Dubai.

The jockey was so happy that I don't think he stopped screaming for a full ten minutes.

I love it! Hurrah for the little guy and the little horse that could.

4 comments:

Graciela said...

Awesome weight loss! I'm so happy for you.

I did some checking on-line on the Gabriel method, but I got what appeared to be some conflicting descriptions of what it is. I don't need another "diet" so if that's what it is, no thanks. However, if it is something to help with my mental health issues, that would be great. Can you give me a bit more in depth description of what you are experiencing and how it is helping you?

Thanks, and again, congrats on the continuing weight loss.

Soxy Deb said...

Check him for steroids.

Couldn't help myself. Have a great day THG!!

Carolina Girl said...

wow, SO proud of your weight loss!! You are so close to the 50's, what a milestone!!

Love the little horse that could :)

hydrangea said...

I totally agree with you about the sheer amazement and joy at having an underdog win the Derby. I cannot wait to hear more about this amazing jokey and Mine That Bird in the weeks ahead:)
On a different topic, buy yourself some flowers because having lost that much weight since January is quite an achievement!! Well done.

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