Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Dottie Awards

I am so completely honored! Sarah at Mom Tips and Notes from the Zoo, one of my Sistahs from Our BlubHer Overhaul, has nominated me for The Dottie Awards!

The Dottie Awards are being sponsored by They have eleven different categories that you can be nominated for. Sarah has requested that I be placed in the running for Captain of the Cheerleading Squad!

Captain? Me? Wow! Back in my youth I was a cheerleader in the sixth grade. I wanted to prove to everyone that you didn't have to be one of the "popular girls" to be a cheerleader. I proved it and had fun....but not that much fun. When you have to hang around with a bunch of rich snots who were too busy looking at themselves in the mirror than to be well, nice, it gets somewhat boring. Biotches!

I quit the following year and hung with a new crowd. They were more fun, they taught me how to smoke and ditch school. What can I say, I had a well-rounded childhood.

But back on subject here. Can you imagine my surprise when I saw a post from Sarah this morning that said,

"Ladies I think you will all agree with me when I tell you that Mrs. Schmitty ROCKS!! She started this whole Overhaul and she has been working tremendously hard to keep us going.

As recognition for her hard work and inspiration I have nominated her for Captain of the Cheerleading Squad over at the MomDot Dottie Awards. Follow me and do the same would you?!

The actual voting doesn't start for a week or two but I think she deserves all the nominations we can get her!

Thank you Mrs. Schmitty for being one awesome cheerleader!"

I had tears in my eyes! When I, along with Karly from Wiping Up Snot, started Our BlubHer Overhaul blog, I thought we might get a few women to join us. I figured it would be a nice place to write about my weight loss journey.

I never imagined it would turn into what it has. We have 27, dedicated, wonderful women blogging. They are the most supportive and sweet friends. We are truly in this together. We average 15 posts per day with comments galore. No one judges if I slip up. Each person is truly happy if you do well. They offer great advice. They make me laugh. I love each and every one of them.

I have a long way to go in this quest. I will be leaning on my sisters for help. I will also be there for them whenever they need me.

Thank you again Sarah, this nomination means the world to me. I feel like I've actually made a difference in someone's life.


Sarah said...

You "feel" like you've made a difference?! You should KNOW that you've made a difference. How many of those 27 would have continued to just live instead of thriving? You are worthy and someone needed to recognize it! Now quit your weepin' and start exercising!! Loves!

Anonymous said...

As one of the 27 women, privileged enough to be working with you, I believe it to be a well-deserved honor, indeed!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh YAY!! Congrats to you!!! That is totally super awesome!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

go girl....

georgie said...

WTG... you are so AWESOME!

2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate...Mrs Schmitty....YAY! RAH RAH!

Leigh said...

I completley agree, Mrs Schmitty! You SOOOOOO deserve it!
You have my vote!

Maria said...

Pats on the back are always appreciated...and hey, sounds like you are doing something really rewarding, so good for you!

Leslie said...

You totally deserve it!

Although, if I join up with you at the Overhaul now, will I just look like a band wagon jumper, you know, doing it for the fashion?

Mrs4444 said...

Congratulations!! I hope to get over to vote this weekend; I've just been SO tied up with school these days... YOU rah-rah! :)