Wednesday, July 24, 2013

...One Year From Now...

I am not even going to start off by apologizing that I haven't blogged in awhile.  I haven't.  Nothing I can do or say will change that.  Crazy-busy.

My reason for writing today is that I have a lot to accomplish in a year.  My Origami Owl business is booming.  Thriving.  The timing of this could not be more perfect.

This year, I bought a {$250} ticket to attend the first "O2 Experience" {National Convention} in Phoenix, Arizona.  I had a room booked {$99/night} and kept my eyes and open for inexpensive flights.  Do you know how expensive it is to fly to Phoenix from Saint Louis?!?!?

Big Daddy and I were seriously debating selling my ticket and saying to heck with it.

That all changed June 17th.

I won a free ticket to convention.

You had to buy a ticket to be registered to win a ticket, so they refunded my cost.

It was a sign.  A huge flipping sign.

We figured that the $250 could be put toward my airfare.  We found roundtrip for $280.  Great news!  {Bad news, my flight home came in at 5 am!}

I am so glad that the door was open to allow me to go to convention.

What I wasn't thrilled at was that I had to go out of my "comfort zone".  I had to travel all by myself.  I had to handle things all by myself.

But I did it.

The thing that I hated was traveling at my weight.

The flights were PACKED.  Sold out.  Oversold.  Who knew that so many people wanted to leave Phoenix at midnight, only to arrive in Saint Louis at 5 am???

I was worried {again} about fitting into the plane seat.

When I travel, it is usually with Big Daddy and Little Man...they don't mind being squished near me.

The flight to Phoenix was not too bad.  I was in a window seat, and US Airways seats seem to be a bit roomier than Southwest {just my observation}.  The woman next to me was tiny {thank goodness} but I sat in that seat for three hours...I was getting antsy.

The flight home was a winner...though the seat next to me was sold {I was on an aisle this time} it didn't fill!!!  I joked with the guy in the window seat that I wasn't buckling my seatbelt until the doors were closed.  It worked, we had one of two aisles with empty seats on the whole plane!

I shared my Mini Ritz Bits and Mini Chips Ahoy with him, I was so damn happy.

All of this leads to what I have to do this time next year.  {hence, the blog title...One Year From Now}

I walked across the stage as a Team Leader.  At my highest weight.  EVER.

Here is a pic.

Yep.  That is me.  Taken 7/12/13

Origami Owl announced the next conference to be 7/24/14 - 7/26/14.

One year from today.

I am NOT walking across {as Director} the stage at this weight.

I am NOT flying on a plane at this weight.

I am NOT doing anything ever again at this weight.  I can't.

If I don't lose this weight, this weight will kill me.

My goal is 100 lbs in a year.  It can be done.  It will be done.

I invite you to follow along on my journey.

I will save the whole "God's timing is perfect" for another blog post.

So much to share.

{love to all}