Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Comfort Zone

Hello again friends,

Just wanted to say a quick message that......

I have truly missed reading blogs this weekend,so far. I will have a lot of catching up to do come Monday after my 12's are done for a few days.

Some of the blogs I have had a chance to read I have noticed a lot of my friends are struggling... So I just thought I should share something for them this morning...

My Comfort Zone
Author Unknown

I use to have a Comfort Zone
Where I knew I couldn't fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail.

I longed so much to do the things
I'd never done before,
But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone
And paced the same old floor

I claimed to be so busy
With the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something better to come along.

I couldn't let my life go by,
Just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my Comfort Zone 'goodbye'
And closed and locked the door.

If you are in a Comfort Zone,
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were
At one time filled with doubt.

A step or two and words of praise,
Can make your dreams come true.
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!

I really hope it helps!!

Today was a good day, no stress at work ate less than 1200 calories today and had no pop and lots of exercise:-)

I hate to leave so much I want to say and so many friends I want to comment on their days....but I have to go to bed now and sleep so I can get through my last 12 hours. I promise I will catch up on the reading I love it, and gonna try on my days off to get Sean and Courtney to take some more pics:-) Full body shots are coming...

Cheers to new beginnings,


  1. Thanks for posting that it is indeed inspiring! Good luck on your next 12 hour shift.

  2. You are wonderful sweety. I'll wake you up with a nice meal. And those things you wanted me to do for you---they will be done!
    But of course you're reading this after the meal---after you discovered my awesomeness---and right before you go in for another 12 hour shift. When does this stretch end again? Rest baby, rest.
    Great inspiration,
    your loving husband,

  3. Hi Irene!
    What a great poem ... thank you for sharing that.
    i hope you get through your last 12 hours quickly and effortlessly.

  4. Wonderful poem! How did you know I needed that today? :-)

    Great job on no pop again today! So proud of you...

  5. I am glad you did cut it shorter than you wanted to get some rest - its so important!
    Looking forward to reading more from you when you have the time - sounds like you are doing fantastic! (I would expect nothing less from you!)

  6. What a great poem! Thanks so much for posting it, I think we all needed to see that right now whether we currently feel as if we are struggling or not.

  7. Irene NO POP!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOO you rock girl

    Thankyou for the poem it was wonderful

    I am looking forward to those full body shots it will show amazing results

    have a good sleep

  8. I know the feeling of the never ending work days. I had a week like that last week.

    Great poem!

  9. Thanks for posting another fabulous poem. I could really relate to this one. I think my comfort zone is my fat body, and the real me just needs to escape!

  10. Loved the poem. Hope your 12 hours aren't to tough. Look forward to seeing more pics.

  11. WOW! This is a great poem. Thanks for the inspiration

  12. in the comfort zone, filled with doubt. great poem. sounds like your working very hard and keeping the chin up!

  13. Thank you so much for coming by my blog! I have been truly blown away by all the support I have been given by this generous community of bloggers. I love the poem you posted here and think it is really great that you are reaching out to all your friends. I see that you have lost a huge amount of weight so far and I will definitely be popping by for inspiration in the future!

  14. Great poem! Thank you so much for sharing!

    And thank you for all the wonderful comments you have left on my blog. I truly appreciate it.

    I have been reading you blog and have to say...WOW! Congrats on your loss! You look absolutely fantastic! Thank you for starting this blog and sharing your support and wisdom with us!

    Looking forward to following your amazing journey :)

  15. Irene, that bought a tear to my eye tonight! I love it! Thank you so much for posting. Thanks for visiting my blog. You've done amazing and I look forward to following your journey!!

  16. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog. I find that I don't have as much time for blogging as I would like, but I do follow and read a number and I find it really motivating. I've been noticing your thumbprint picture as a follower on many of the blogs I visit, from Australia and elsewhere. Your whole family are doing an amazing job inspiring and supporting people! Thank you!

  17. Sweet Irene....thank you so very much for that poem about the Comfort Zone. I'm one of those that needed it this weekend. I absolutely love it. Thanks again. :)