Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Workin' Things Out

Your comments thrilled me.

In fact, your ideas are so cool, they make my surprise kind of puny. Designing my own fabric line, starting a scrapbooking company, being featured in a craft magazine--thanks, dear readers. You are a daily encouragement to me!

My "20" is none of those fabulous answers. It is something I was afraid to share until today. More hints . . . some other new favorite numbers of mine:

Since November 1:
650--meters I swim in 30 minutes (when I began, 25 meters was difficult)
93--songs on Frenchy's Workin' Things Out playlist (thanks, Steph)
24--times I have lifted weights
23--laps I can run on a good day at the gym (when I began, I could hardly run one lap)
5 to 6--times per week I hit the gym, no exceptions
2--sizes I've dropped

You guessed it--I've lost 20 pounds since November 1--20.5 to be exact. My hope is to lose about 20 more!! (Amen, sisters?)

And now, the winner of the random drawing for a $10 S'bux card is:
CousinKarat said...

I wouldn't be surprised if you lost 20lbs. I see you working hard at the gym! Hmmm, I'd like to be able to say I'd lost 20! (Well this calender year at least.) I'm not watching I'm just there too. Its not 20 weeks preggers so I'm totally out of ideas. You found a $20.00 bill?

CousinKarat, email me (yeebird[at]gmail[dot]com) and I will send the S'bux moolah straight to your inbox. Oh, and next time you see me in the gym, come say "hey"! I would love to meet you!

Thanks for playing, everyone!


  1. Rebekah, that's awesome!!!!!!!! I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds this year. You're inspiring!

  2. Wow, that is awesome! You've inspired me, too...I've been going to the gym 3 mornings a week for the last month, but thinking I should bump it up to four, even five. And look at you - five to six!! You are amazing.

  3. That is SO awesome! That takes dedication :) Congrats!!

  4. Wow! That is awesome! Keep up the good work. I too am trying to loose some holiday poundage:-) LOL!

  5. AWESOME! Shout that number!

  6. Wow, that is awesome! Good for you! It's so hard to lose weight, but I am glad that you've been conquering them pounds! Yay!

  7. Rebekah! That's so amazing! I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago via Sara Ancich's blog, and I have absolutely LOVED reading it! You have such sweet, inspiring thoughts and ideas. I especially love all your parenting ideas (b/c I'm not married, but cannot wait til the day God blesses me with a spouse and then lots of children!)

    And I saw your post yesterday, but was too shy to post on the giveaway without inroducing myself first! ha! So here I am, thanks for sharing all your thoughts and inspirations! And a big congratulations on the 20 lbs! That's such a HUGE accomplishment...stay motivated! You go girl!

  8. Actually I THINK your winner was Betsy at 11:54 a.m.! But I'll be sure and stop you next time I see you at the gym!

  9. That is so great! Congrats!!! I've been working out with a DVD b/c I don't have a gym membership. Your accomplishments are many and I know God has blessed you!

  10. inspiring. i'm working out (but eating chocolate double time so gonna have to rethink that bit ;)

  11. Congratulations!

    And haha, props to CousinKarat for giving me some credit! When I saw the answer I thought "Yes, I won!!" haha. But she did say it was a random drawing, so CousinKarat probably won fair and square.

    Way to go, girl! Keep it up!

  12. That's awesome! I've been going to the gym faithfully six days a week now and kicking serious butt - way to go on your accomplishment!

  13. Way to go girl! I am so proud of you, I know how hard it is. You inspire me to try again, what a wonderful encouragement you are.

  14. What's your favorite S'bux drink, Bets? Cause you have one coming to you soon when you least expect it!