Week Three: little steps (and giveaway).

Life isn’t easy, and that’s no joke. It’s all about the blood, sweat, and tears you put into accomplishing your goal. Sometimes, I want to just take one giant leap and be where I need to be, but I know that’s impossible. Instead, I’ve got this thought on my mind:

There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.

With that in mind, I’m patting myself on the back for taking those little steps. I’ve been able to stay on track these past three weeks. It was definitely a hard task, but I have come a long way. In the past TWO WEEKS, I have lost…

8 lbs.

That makes a total loss of…

16 lbs.

When I look at the numbers, I tell myself that those little steps collectively make up a big step. πŸ˜‰

As promised, here’s a winner from last week’s giveaway:

Congratulations April W! Please shoot me an email via the Contact page, and I will get your prize out to you as soon as possible.

To celebrate my progress, it’s time for another giveaway! Who wants a really awesome Imaginisce giveaway featuring the Birthday Bash line?!

Leave a comment to this post by next Tuesday, September 27th, by 11:59 pm. By commenting, you’re automatically entered into the random draw.

I’m ready for Week Four – at least I think I am.

PS: Thank you to those who check in with me every now and then to make sure I’m still on track. I can’t express how thankful I am for all of your encouragement and support.



Filed under personal, scrapbook, weight loss, winners

75 responses to “Week Three: little steps (and giveaway).

  1. Wow Sarah! That is so awesome!
    Congrats on your success

  2. That’s Awesome Sarah, you’re doing so good, keep it up!!

  3. NanaBeth

    Way to go-I am so impressed. You are doing an awesome job.

  4. You are doing a great job Sarah!!! Yay!!!! πŸ˜€ Almost one month in…. they say it takes at least 30 days to form a habit… I think you are well on your way!!

  5. Misty

    Way to go, Sarah!!! Way to go!!! Glad to hear of your progress and to see that the will power is still going strong!!! You CAN do this!!! Keep up the AWESOME work!!!

  6. thanks everyone. wish i was at 20… but i’ll take 16 lbs. πŸ˜‰

  7. I cannot believe it, 16 pounds. Very impressive! I have been drooling over the Birthday Bash line since I saw the projects you created with it….keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  8. Yeehaw! You are doing great. Keep up the healthy life style.

    I plan on living to 100 (42 more years) and want to spend them with all my friends happy and healthy.

  9. Melinda

    Congrats on sticking with it! It’s not easy….

  10. Gloria

    congrats sarah. way to go. proud of you and keep up the good work. you’re an inspiration to all of us who believe that the solution to the poor man’s plastic surgery is EXERCISE!

  11. Heather L.

    You are doing such a great job Sarah! Keep up the fantastic work! I had to laugh at Gloria’s comment above. Too funny!

  12. Woo hoo for 16 pounds lost! That’s fantastic!

  13. Yay!! That’s sooo awesome!! πŸ™‚

  14. Pam

    Wow! 16 lbs. is great! You are doing great and keep up the good work. You must be ready to buy some new clothes now. You should treat yourself as motivation. Buy something marvelous.

  15. Sarah, that is so AMAZING!!!! I would totally be jumping up and down and doing cartwheels right now if I were you. Well, maybe not cartwheels…no need to get crazy and hurt myself, right? LOL! πŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, I hope you are soooo proud of yourself!!

    Also, thanks for the giveaway! I’m super excited! Off to email you now. πŸ™‚
    – April

  16. Jaime

    WOW!!!! The little steps do add up!

  17. Sandi Pressley

    Very nice weight loss…you go girl! I am on my own journey to a healthy lifestyle so I know the challenges but you are to be commended….good job.

  18. OMG Sarah!!! That is awesome!! I can’t wait until I can actually say I lost 18 lbs. Keep it up you’re doing great.

  19. WOW Sarah!! That’s an awesome accomplishment! Keep up the FANTASTIC work:)

  20. {vicki}

    Way to go!
    and thanks for another great giveaway!

  21. Michel E

    Congrats on losing 16lbs. Keep up the good work. All those little steps will get you to your goal.

  22. Rebecca Y

    I don’t know what your goal is, Sarah, but 16 lbs is awesome and you don’t look like you need to lose anything more! Thanks for the inspiration in all you do.

  23. Congrats! You are well on your way to a new you! Gloria’s comment made me laugh. Hugs.

  24. So, so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t stress that enough, girl!

  25. way to go Sarah! keep it up, you’re on a way to a new better you =) ( not that the old you was bad..hehee )

  26. Christy Miller

    Great job! keep it up!

  27. Way to go Sarah! That’s awesome. You are doing it the right way….slow and steady.

  28. Nicole Wohler

    WOO-HOO SARAH!!! That is totally amazing, congratulations on sticking with it!! You are such an inspiration!! Also I love love love the Imaginese Bday Bash Line, your LO’s are so adorable!! Thanks for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work!!

  29. Yeah, Sarah. What an achievement. Hang in there, girl and keep going strong.
    All the best!

  30. Norma

    Great job! Hang in there. Most importantly, if you do slip and take a tiny step back- just get right back on track. And I would sooooo love to win some Birthday Bash! Thanks for the chance!

  31. WOW! Again you are such a inspiration to me to get my fatty booty moving & lose a few lbs myself. Keep up your awesome work!

  32. That’s fabulous! I am trying to lose some weight, too, and you are such an inspiration!

  33. Chris Aiton

    Oh Sarah, that’s so great! I can imagine how hard you are working on this, and how great that you are sharing your experience with others. Keep up the good work!!!!!!

  34. “There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.”

    That is so true Sarah! Keep up with your awesome work! 18 pounds!!!! I should start using my Wii too!

    And who doesn’t love a giveaway.. πŸ™‚
    Am gonna link your giveaway to my blog…

  35. Jacque

    WHOOP! WHOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GO GURL!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. way to go girl! keep up the good work!

  37. wendy

    Great progress, Sarah!!!

    Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    Ok ok, no Genkis tomorrow. lol

  38. WAY TO GO! 16lbs is awesome! baby steps!!

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  40. Excellent work! You have made a lot of baby steps since the beginning and the pounds are dropping! Congratulations!

  41. Congratulations!! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step πŸ˜‰

  42. Su C.

    Congratulations! You are doing a great job Sarah! Keep up the good work!

  43. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    WOW!! What great progress! Keep up the good work.

  44. You are rocking it girl! Keep it up!

  45. You are doing GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! Baby steps is right. This is a change for the long-haul, not the short-run! So, so cool! πŸ™‚

  46. Karen Keiper

    ok. Well I just won a three month membership at a gym so I will be coming along for the ride with you. Although I am not going to officially start at the gym for a couple of weeks (its school holidays here so i will have fun with the kids and then start up when school goes back), BUT i am going to start watching what i am eating. No more sofdrink, and i think i will have tea instead of coffee. No cakes adn the big thing……eat breakfast every day/

  47. wahoo! WTG! that is awesome

  48. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy SARAH!!! That is AWESOME!! Soooooooooo proud of YOU!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  49. Katie

    Those numbers are amazing for how long you have been at it! Congrats! I have been eyeing that paper pack in just about every online place I can :)!!

  50. Congratulations Sarah! Those are huge numbers. It’s wonderful to see all of your dedication and life changes pay off for you. Keep it up sista πŸ™‚

  51. kat

    wow, girl! you must be doing something right! congrats…that is so great. and i am really, legitimately proud of you. you are one of my bloggy friends, so it makes me so happy to hear you’re being successful!

  52. I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good nite…lol..wtg! sure hope you are scrapping about this! Job well done and hope for continued success w/ week 4 cause I know how hard this (weight loss) is!

  53. Oh sweetie, that is so true, wish I could every now and then, but it’s always many little steps! I know it’s hard, but look where you are…16 lbs..that’s a huge step!! You go girl!!

  54. you can do it! i know you can!

  55. Kristal Barrow

    Great job Sarah!

  56. you made it girl…!!!! and you are going to make it again.
    hugs, heaney

  57. Susan Spiers

    I am so proud of u! You’re right, a little at a time, but it will be worth it! Congrats!

  58. I am just tickled pink for your fabulous progress along this journey to better health! We’re all right here cheering for you!

  59. Heather Robertson

    awesome success at the weight loss – WTG

  60. Pamk

    wow big congrats. keep up the good work.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  61. Melinda Wilson

    Woohoo! Keep taking those small steps so you can reap the rewards in the end!

  62. Sarah — congrats! Those small steps are adding up! Keep up the good work!

  63. DeniseB

    Awesome! You’re on a steady path!

  64. Amazing job Sarah! Keep it up girl!

  65. So proud of you! Keep up the good work, Sarah!

  66. You’re doing amazingly well, Ms. skinny-mini!

  67. Deb Long

    That’s an amazing accomplishment Sarah, and your “little steps” revelation really resonates with me. Thank you so much for sharing this journey.

  68. Congratulations Sarah! It is so encouraging to read about your success, in fact you have inspired me to take some “little steps” of my own. Looking forward to watching as you continue on this journey.

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