She become richer than the Queen of England overnight.
But it didn't really happen "overnight". She started out penniless, recently divorced, and raising a child on her own. She wrote her first book on an old manual typewriter sometime in the early 1990s. Twelve publishers rejected the manuscript! A year later she was given the green light by Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury, who agreed to publish the book but insisted she get a day job cause there was no money in children’s books. Can you guess who this famous author is? I'll give you a bit more time to think and give you the answer a bit latter in the blog post.
So...why is this story be important to losing some pounds and/or working to become healthier? To me, it's just one example of what some people call "failure". The more years added to my old pea-brain, it becomes clearer how failure (or stumbling blocks to success) can make us stronger. When I take time to really look at my stumbling blocks. I can usually figure our a positive way to get around it or break it up so it disappears. As I start a new year, I want to look back on last year's stumbling blocks to learn what I can change to do better so I can live healthier.
How about you? Are you looking for more success in the new year...on a quest for better health?
Have you guessed yet who the lady is that started out penniless, and became "richer than the Queen of England"? It's JK Rowling. The lady who wrote the Harry Potter books. What would've happened if she looked at her situation and told herself she wasn't "author" material? Or what if she had given up after the 10th or even the 11th regection?
This is a great "Grab-n-Go" snack.
I like to use Laughing Cow string cheese and apple but, grapes are good too!
Do you have a favorite, healthy "Grab-n-Go" snack or snacks?
Food - I did really well with food choices this week, no sugar or junk foods. I could've eaten
more fruits and veggies.
Exercise - I've back tracked from last summer. I'm only doing 1.5 miles for 6 days on my
treadmill. It took me 3 weeks of 6 days to go from 1 mile to 1.5. UGH!!! back tracking
Weight - down 1.8 this week from last. -- I put back on weight since last summer =(...sniff
sniff! But, I've gotten about 5 of it off in the last several weeks.
I would love to hear from YOU. Sharing your thoughts and ideas can help and motivate
others who might come to read the blog post... =)