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Monday, February 1, 2010

Never Give Up!

Giveaway Closed! Congratulations to Mendie!
I can't believe that it has been 11 weeks since that fateful day when I was told I am obese. Wait, let me change that - I "was" obese but now after weeks of hard work I am now overweight. Although I have a long way to go before I am in the "normal' range, I celebrate the fact that as of last Monday I've lost 25 pounds. And tomorrow I am sure I will be down at least another 2 pounds. If you've been following my blog, you know that I have been quite focused on my journey to healthy living. And it has been a journey. It started early last year, well, really in 2008 but this time I've been committed to serious change and things are happening for me.

I've been posting about my progress here, on twitter and on facebook. Both to keep myself accountable but also to encourage others to get out there and exercise. And I am happy to say that I've received so many emails and notes encouraging me to keep going and also letting me know that I've played a role in motivating others to exercise. I love this! One of my long time blogging friends Kristen of Kristen's Custom Creations reached out to me the other day because she designed a piece of jewelry just for me. Inspired by my commitment and journey to healthy living she sent me this "Never Give Up" necklace. I LOVE IT!



And the best part is wearing this necklace will always remind me to "Never Give Up" no matter how difficult things get. In addition to being a creative inspiration for Kristen she also purchased EA SPORTS Active after watching all of my progress. That to me is what this is all about. Giving and receiving encouragement and motivation. I am so happy that I have so many people that are supporting me.

Thank you so much Kristen. Your support means the world to me!

And as a thank you to all of you for your support of my journey, Kristen has generously sponsored a giveaway. You too can have a "Never Give Up" necklace!
GIVEAWAY
To enter please leave a comment for every method of entry:

1. What you have been doing in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. (Mandatory entry)

Extra Entries:

2.Visit Kristen's Custom Creations and leave a comment with another piece of jewelry you'd like to own.

3.Tweet (you can do this 1 time daily): Enter to win a "Never Give Up" necklace by Kristen's Custom Creations on @CutieBootyCakes blog! http://bit.ly/cn1ooo

4. Subscribe to Cutie Booty Cakes (if you are already a subscriber leave a comment)


Good Luck!

This contest is open to US addresses and ends on Tuesday, February 9th at noon E.S.T.

59 comments:

Lissa said...

I have been working out on the Wii Fit with my kids. It's a fun way to exercise:)

Tara @ The Young Mommy Life said...

I never enter giveaways, but I will today because I have to say that you have inspired me so much. I have begun my journey to a healthier me and I'm loving it. No big changes yet (I'm down about 3 pounds) but I feel better and that's what's important.

I've begun working out six times a week and the only way I've been able to stay on this schedule is with the help of my 3-year-old daughter. She does the workouts with me (in her own silly way) and encourages me to keep going. Funny how the shortest person in my house can be my biggest cheerleader. :)

KatrinaME said...

I love this entry, and I'm so inspired by all the positive energy you've been dishing ♥.

In pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, I've spent more time with the people who make me smile. I think participation is a big part of expressing love. Since I've started, I've felt more alive than ever. I'm not sure if this counts, but I wanted to share.

xo

Lissa said...

I also like the:

I Believe In Angels Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace because I do believe in Angels:)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39021183

Dian @ Grocery Shop For FREE said...

Awesome job! I have lost over 16! I am so excited! Keep up the great work!

Dian

Tara @ The Young Mommy Life said...

As far as Kristen's Custom Creations, how CUTE is this one?
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39733424

"Guess How Much I Love You" is my favorite book to read to my kids. I want to get two of these to give to each of them. :)

Lissa said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/LissaL/statuses/8512408062

*Lissa* said...

I LOVE IT!!

I am doing so many things in my pursuit for a healthy lifestyle...

Trying to eat more healthy, organic foods.

Exercising. In fact, today I burned 1,271 calories in 56 minutes at the gym. ;p

Writing about my journey. Hopefully, it will inspire others.

xoxo

*Lissa* said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/LissaJoy/status/8512767412

*Lissa* said...

I subscribe, of course!

Kirsten said...

I have been running consistently for over a year due to the Sisterhood. I am running my 2nd half marathon in June as part of Team In Training. I have cut out the majority of sweets in my diet - because if it is at my house I will eat it. Never Give Up is a great motto - words to live by!!

*Lissa* said...

Love, love, LOVE the capture life necklace!

Kirsten said...

I tweeted! (girlsworld)

~Mendie~ said...

I joined weightwatchers a few weeks ago....and have gotten back in the groove of exercising!

~Mendie~ said...

I subscribe

~Mendie~ said...

Tweet!http://twitter.com/ladybugs714/status/8513507550

~Mendie~ said...

I love the one that says MOM/DAD and has forever in my heart...my mom passed away last year, this would be so wonderful to wear everyday!

Jennifer said...

That is awesome that your friend gave you that wonderful necklace. Congrats to all the lbs. you have lost these past months. Keep up the excellent work!

angelretreat said...

its great to have good friends there for you, im trying to help a friend of mine start on her weight loss journey too and i do exercises classes with friends

I would have loved to enter your giveaway but unfortunatly im allergic to silver metals but im sure whoever wins it is lucky

angelretreat said...

its great to have good friends there for you, im trying to help a friend of mine start on her weight loss journey too and i do exercises classes with friends

I would have loved to enter your giveaway but unfortunatly im allergic to silver metals but im sure whoever wins it is lucky

angelretreat said...

its great to have good friends there for you, im trying to help a friend of mine start on her weight loss journey too and i do exercises classes with friends

I would have loved to enter your giveaway but unfortunatly im allergic to silver metals but im sure whoever wins it is lucky

kia said...

Renee you are both generous and inspiring. Watching your journey has been really sweet for me. I actually think it was off of one of your tweets I was led to the Mamavation group. Congrats on no longer being obese.

In the pursuit of my healthy lifestyle I took a leap of faith and went for my yoga certification, that training has been so key on keeping me mentally focused and balanced on my own journey.

sohamolina said...

I started exercising for a healthier life style.

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8522976573

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

sohamolina said...

email subscriber
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Petula said...

Very cool encouragement gift. I have been continuing to eat healthy to pursue a healthy lifestyle and I am working toward working out regularly.

Tooj said...

Okay, this is exactly why I haven't been by in awhile. You're doing so good with your healthy living changes and when I finally come by to leave you some love, you ask what WE'VE been doing.

At this very instant, I'm snarfing down a hot fudge sundae.

Yup. That's right.

Fatty McPrego is having a hot fudge sundae at nearly 9pm. LOL

Petula said...

It's so hard to decide which piece I like the best. I really like the inspire necklace (the one with the star), but I think the build a keepsake bracelet is my favorite!

Petula said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Petula1968/status/8525315161

Petula said...

I'm a subscriber! :)

Andrea H said...

I have stopped buying junk food and have started trying to exercise more. Congrats on your weight loss!

Andrea H said...

Email subscriber.

Rachel @seattlebabygear said...

As a member of Mamavation, I am working hard to not only improve my own healthy habits, but inspire other moms to improve theirs. Sounds like you're doing an awesome job!

Rachel @seattlebabygear said...

And I LOVE the "I love you to the moon and back" necklace!

Gwenny said...

I am doing so much now to live a healthier lifestyle! I recently just started a walking/running training program so I can run my first 5K race in May!

Gwenny said...

I really like the say calm and carry on necklace here.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39196496

Gwenny said...

Twitted!

Gwenny said...

Already a follower through Google! (And love your posts!)

K. Rock said...

I have been eating better and working out at least 3 days a week.

K. Rock said...

I am a follower.

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8558166391

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

Adie said...

I have been hitting the gym daily with the exception of 1 day a week. Some work outs are better than others but I still go. I had a defeated week last week and missed 4 days - but I am back to it. I am also eating better.

Good luck I am glad I found your blog and will be following you! I also own a piece of Kirsten's collection it has all of my girls names on it. LOVE IT!!

Naomi said...

Have you heard the Chumbawumba song "Ulrike"? It's very old but it repeats "I never gave up" throughout so that necklace immediately brought it to mind, even though it's about a political activist and not exercise! Random, I know...

I've been doing the 30 Day Shred DVD and am about to embark on the Wii regimen of EA Active and Your Shape when we get back from Disneyworld. Excited! I've just played around with them so far but I wanted to make sure I could keep it going without leaving town.

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8599686292

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

Niurka said...

I been walking as a form of exercise.

tainalatina1980@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Great job on the 25 lbs!!! (Happy dance!)

I've been eating a lot better in the pursuit to be healthier. Exercise is coming next!

*Alice Anne* said...

I've actually been blogging about my weight goals/progress too! It helps me to stay accountable for my goals. I like reading about your success. In the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, I have made exercise a regular part of my week (no excuses!). :)

*Alice Anne* said...

I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8644710335

eddiem1@ca.rr.com

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8684451932

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

dogsmom said...

I have gotten junk food out of the house and am drinking mor water daily - at least my 4 bottles, plus more.

dogsmom said...

I subscribed and am a follower. Really enjoy your blog.

dogsmom said...

Hard to choose just one! I like Inspire, but think I would choose Capture Life. There are many ways to interpret that.
and I like the camera too.

Jackie said...

I have cut down on snacking, and am trying to eat more veggies and fruits. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

Another item I like is the Every Picture Tells A Story Hand Stamped Necklace. This would be perfect for my daughter who loves to take photos!

Jackie said...

I subscribe via email

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8731902450.

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8823890946

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/8859706668

eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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