• Today I am grateful for:

    Rainy Saturday mornings...even though I have to go to work

    My 3 children. Sometimes I think I lead a charmed children are kind, compassionate, respectful & so funny!

    My BFL family, who gives great advice!

    Strong coffee!


    Have a wonderful Saturday everyone :o)

  • Today I am grateful for:

    My amazing daughter - she surprises me every day.

    Waking up to BFL.

    Long weekends.

    Being able to have a good time with my friends.

    God always keeping his hand over us.

    DebMO for waking up early to keep me company


  • Today I am thankful for:

    A drizzly day without snow - a day to stay inside, warm and caught up at home.

    A good night sleep with funny dreams

    Waking up with BFL on my brain

    My stationary bike

    Scott: for being such an inspiration and model of what BFL can do for a body if we follow the book every single day of our challenge

  • Today I am thankful for:

    WEEK 7 is ending and being logged into the books.  Free day...guess what we are going to do?   Enjoy it

    My sister is coming to town and I get to see my little neice and swim at one of the fancy pools on the strip.  (and work on my tan in prep for the Week 12 photo shoot!

    All those who have made a decision in their lives to Start BFL and find it within them to courageously push forward one day at a time.

    The food I eat because not only do I pay attention to what I eat, but where it comes from.  Shrimp from Vietnam, Salmon from Alaska, Potatoes from Idaho, Tomatoes from Mexico, Myoplex Protein Bars from Canada, Chicken from my Homestate of California....etc...etc.....

    Now before I eat, I say a silent gratitude to all those people who have given their time and energy to grow the food, nurture the food, transport and package the food, just so I can sit here and have a truly complex and rich food experience.  Nobody does it alone....

    they all did their part to get this food to me, I promise to do my part and eat this food so that it will help me be strong so that I can contribute back to this world.

    ~Marqui D. C1W7D48

  • Today I am thankful for...

       Serving a Big God...

       My parents and my in laws

       My husband who is doing BFL with me now...

       3 incredible boys (young men)!!

       Awesome friends :-)

       Being able to share BFL with others!!

       In the middle of May Faithful Renee and I get to have one... possibly two girl's nights with DebbieMO!!!  Can't wait to get to meet & hug DebbieMO :-D


    Pam  ~ Be the change you want to see in the World ~ MG

  • Today I am grateful for:

    Enough sun to dry my laundry

    Great Coffee with fabulous friends

    The gym being open and my daughters aerobics class still happening even though it is a holiday

    My elbow holding up so far during this challenge (although the other one is acting up)

    Being able to have a dance day with MO


  • Grateful for my wonderful life, husband, children, lifetime friends and all of you!!!

  • Grateful for all the people who have decided to start today and let others know it.  It helps me keep pushing with my own quest and it's inspiring.

    ~This sounds weird, but I'm glad that free day is over.  It threw me off track a wee-bit, and I'll need to re-calibrate

    and always to everyone - thanx for your honesty!

    ~Marqui D. C1W8D50

  • Today I'm Grateful for:

    My Faith - My God has Blessed me beyond belief!

    Family-they support me and give me compliments!

    my weekend was full of fun with my sorority sisters at our college reunion!!

    Catherine and Liesl listening to me last week! Glad it's a new week! :)

    I'm entering a 5K on Saturday

    I just got news that I will have a student teacher next fall and that they specifically requested ME! :)

    A new UBWO that Rocked!

    All of the great compliments on my 4 wk pics!

    Two of my volleyball parent friends are starting the challenge today

    Only 19 days of school left!

    164 days til Tennessee! Whoop!

    LIFE :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • My health!  

    The fact that I have accomplished the 12 week challenge with great results!!!

    I have encouraged 5 of my friends and family to start the challenge!

    I've become a role model!

    My supportive friends and family members!

    I'm grateful for the wonderful peeps here on the BFL community forum!!  You guys rock!

    Have a wonderful day everyone!  


  • Today I am grateful for:

    No storm damage.

    This IS my lifestyle.

    Gratitude and the posters here.

    It's ok to be cranky.

    The BFL community and forum.

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory

  • Today I am Thankful for:

    I made it through 3 weeks of AR and gained no weight (even though I probably should have)

    BFL helping me make better decisions in every aspect of my life

    Relay For Life for allowing me to speak at their events


    "I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today"

  • Today I am grateful for:

    My Cousin Katie calling to catch up.  It was nice. 

    An old friend calling out of the blue to say she loves me.

    A great cardio this morning.

    An awesome visualizing session.



    and always, Michelle 

    Jessica Mighty Max ~ 2013 Body-for-LIFE Champion ~ Champion is a VERB!

  • Today I am so grateful for:

    feeling more hopeful and knowing it's only going to get better

    plans for Nashville coming together

    some time to relax

    my plantar fasciitis feeling much better

    that today I have a choice and I'm choosing empowerment

    Jessica Mighty Max ~ 2013 Body-for-LIFE Champion ~ Champion is a VERB!

  • Jessica for starting this thread all those weeks ago and that it' still going strong.

    I'm not cranky today.

    I'm healthy.

    Progress not perfection.

    This community for the forum to share the knowledge.

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory