Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

I'm a few days late, but I'd just like to thank bunpoh for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award last week. I am always touched and pleased when someone enjoys my blog. Thanks so much, bunpoh!

I have to admit, I'm really not into the award process, aside from acknowledging and thanking the person who nominated my blog. You'll have to excuse me for not following the rules.

I really don't have 15 new blogs I'd like to nominate, but I do suggest my readers look at my blogroll. I've made some interesting discoveries recently like Angry Fat Woman and Screaming Fat Girl. Strange, there seems to be a bit of a trend in the names! And then there's Fifty Fat and Grumpy.

Yes, you can definitely see where my mind's at by the names of some of the blogs I read. I don't necessarily think I look at the world from a negative perspective. However, I'm no longer "young", though I hope to have a number of good years still before me. I no longer believe that I can just will things better. A good attitude is great, but I have been to places in my life where a positive attitude and $1.75 (plus tax) got me a pretty decent cup of coffee. In other words, it's the buck seventy-five that does it, not the attitude.

Mostly, I've moved to a place of not giving up and continuing the fight (no matter what that fight may be--and it's a lot bigger than losing weight) while acknowledging that we are not all dealt the same hand and sometimes our cards just won't allow us to "win" the game. All we can do is fight another day.

OK, now wasn't that an interesting riff on winning an award?

I award the Versatile Blogger Award to you all. Everyone deserves it for putting themselves out there and being brave! Here's bunpoh's post with the rules. Enjoy.


  1. I think age does have a lot to do with how we approach things, and all of us older dames are not quite so positive about something which is as hard and grueling as dealing with weight and related issues. That's okay. We have a different voice, and I think it's a useful perspective.

    "I no longer believe that I can just will things better."

    I think that is part of maturity. You learn the sky isn't the limit. There isn't a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and that you won't diet and exercise yourself into a "you-looking" version of Angelina Jolie no matter how hard you try. ;-)

    Thanks for the mention! I find your blog immensely interesting and am glad you're out there doing your thing!

  2. Hey! Thanks for the mention. And congrats on the award. You deserve it.

    Rhi B.

  3. You're welcome, and no problem! In my case, the whole thing just pushed me into finding new corners of the net, and I'm really glad I did. I love the diversity of perspectives out there, and I really do enjoy your blog.

  4. Hey, thanks for the mention NM! I like your attitude, and yes, I think with maturity comes not only lots of self-knowledge but an appreciation and acceptance of what we have and what we can do with it. I am not at the 'live each day as if it were your last' stage yet, but I am trying my best to 'grow' still. Things CAN get better..but I have learnt to live in the present moment. I am still learning - in my 50s - and of late I feel so much more comfortable in my own skin - even though my blogging tends to be full of questioning "whys" and "why nots" at times!