Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunshine Award!

Special thanks to LDSwims of A Journey to Embrace fame for giving me the Sunshine Blogger award.  While I do think it was something of a pity vote seeing as I was left out of the Beautiful Blogger Award (WHATEVER), I'll take it!  I really like what the Sunshine Award is all about...positivity and providing support and inspiration to fellow blogsters.  While I'm not sure I'm as positive as I should be, you can bet I'm supportive as hell of all of you and what you're trying to accomplish.  With that in mind...the rules as you all know them by now...

1. Post the logo on your blog.

2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.

3. Link the nominees

4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person you received this award from.

I know some of these are going to repeat but what can I say?  I'm saying you're inspirational for a reason and if you get nominated by 8 different people, you should try to not be so witty and charismatic...and the winners no particular order...
Joey at Volume Control - She's just too funny!
Catherine at Chronicles from Bandland - Talk about inspirational!  She's done absolutely amazing with her band but also shares all her exciting NYC tales.
at Fat Bastard Banded - He's still in preband land but you gotta admire anyone who would take on the pre-op liquid diet without being told too in hopes of early surgery date.  He also cracks me up.
Sarah at Losing Weight and Gaining Tons - Even on her grouchy days (see today's post), she's optimistic and peppy.  How does she do it?
Carla at Loving Lucy Lapband - She was one of the first to comment on my blog and she always has something supportive to say. 
Katie at Me vs Myself - She's overcome a good bit of personal stuff to get where she is which always puts things in perspective for me.
Robin at My Journey into a New World - She is doing fantastic with her new band!  She's not shy about her life or asking questions and many of them are the same questions I have. 
No list is complete without Amy of Once Upon a Time... - Never fails to make me smile.
Cara of The Dash - One of my very first followers and even though she's SUPER busy right now, she still follows, reads and comments and you couldn't ask for anyone more supportive.
Lynda of The Band Saga - Another super supportive, always has something to contribute.
Thinspiration at The New Me - While she's had more obstacles than most...including broken legs, fingers, name doesn't seem to get her too down...she even can't wait to EXERCISE!
Tully at You Would Be Pretty If... - She won my heart when she quit her job.  Taking 3 months off to travel the world!  Can't beat that...
So there they are...Please go by and pay them a visit if you don't follow them already.  Truly great group of people.  Thanks again LD!


LDswims said...

For the record - it absolutely was not a pity vote! You have an great blog here and I enjoy reading it every time! Given that you are also pre-band, I feel like I am reading my own thoughts much of the time.

carla said...

Thank you so much for the sunshine award..I may not always have a chance to comment on blogs but I read them everyday.

It is so great to read your blog as I can relate to all you are going through.

Keep up the good work and your "new friend" will be with you to help you along the way soon enough :-)

Catherine55 said...

Thank you, Manda!! I am honored! BTW, I loved the panda pics you posted recently. . so cute!

Joey said...

Wow, thank you!! I love, love, love this blogging community. You're a doll. A living doll.

Jen said...

Very cute!! I love all the blogs you mentioned!!! And I'm sure it was not a Pity vote!! You are a great writer!!! Hey Listen, I've never been given any awards.. WHATEV!!! I'm going to come up with my own!! :)

Sarah said...

Awww... thanks Manda - I needed that today!!! I am glad to know that I don't come across as truly grumpy as I am (lol)... I love that! And love the fact that you are doing as well as you are - keep up the amazing work! And I agree - no pity votes for you at all!

THE DASH! said...

Hey Manda,
What a sweetheart you are. Such nice words from a lovely lady.

I think, no matter how busy we are, we need to keep up with blogging and our blogging friends as its an instrumental part of this whole weight loss saga. I will always take the time to comment and read.. I just love it anyway. You have yourself a lovely day and again, thanks from the bottom of my heart for the award. You rock xx