Friday, June 09, 2006

Good for the ego, better for the soul

No rugby for Jake this weekend, but he does have an underwater hockey tournament all weekend: regional qualifying for the national tournament in August.

Why is this good for the ego? Underwater hockey sits firmly in the 'not a real sport' category, so tonight's games are the first ones I've been to this year. I had lots of Mums raving about how good I look - they haven't seen me since last August, when I'd lost 30kg. Now I've lost 54kg.

But why is it better for the soul? Because one of those Mums looked pretty fantastic herself. She says that not only have I inspired her to lose over 25kg, her teenage daughter has lost even more.

That's the best compliment I've ever had!


Mary said...

That is so nice to hear Sue and yep, you sure are an inspiration to a lot of us :-)

kathrynoh said...

Woohoo, being an inspiration is the biggest compliment of all for sure.

littlegrover said...

Isn't it great to think that you can be such an inspiration to someone else - kind of makes all of the hard work pretty satisfying - 54 kgs - You're a legend!!!!

Karen said...

Yay for being an inspiration to others! You really are an inspiration to many including myself hun!
Well done on a great loss this week! You rock!!!!

Julie's journey said...

Inspire away Sue. You have lost a whole person (my daughter for example). You are incredible.

Me said...

Continue to be the wonderful inspiration that you are - you have done some amazing things and should be proud that people see you as a source of inspiration.
Keep up the good work and have a great weekend at the tournament !

M said...

Seeing people lose weight on the TV on a reality show motivates some people - for a short period of time. But seeing someone 'real' over a period of time sensibly losing weight is a completely different thing. Isn't it amazing that a journey started out to improve your life has impacted on so many others in such a great way.

Well done to the lady and her daughter. That's fantastic :)