Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank You Susan Boyle!

Susan Boyle is my inspiration. Last April (2009) she had the courage to get up on a stage for Britain's Got Talent and put her heart out there. Everyone doubted her. She might have even doubted herself. But she did it. She put on her best dress, walked out on that stage, and laid it all out there. I was mesmerised. I followed her hits on YouTube. I read all I could about her.

One thought just kept returning to my mind. What if Susan Boyle had chickened out that day. What if she had decided that it was easier to just stay home, and not risk the embarrassment. She would never know the success that awaited her, and the world would never know of her talent. Her life would have gone on, just as it always had in her quiet town with her cat. No one would have known who Susan Boyle was.

So what would happen if I just put it out there. Gave it my all to lose this weight, and break free of this self imposed prison. I might be capable of great things, and never know if I don't try. I decided to follow Susan Boyle's example last April 17th. I've now lost 67 pounds. (as of today) It hasn't been easy. I've made lots of mistakes, but I just keep trying. Thanks Susan!


  1. Susan is a great inspiration, isn't she? I find her story very touching as well. Congrats to you for your successes! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. She is a pretty awesome, inspiring person. I think that's great that she inspired you to take control and change your life. Good for you!! :)

  3. I adore Susan Boyle! And I totally agree with what you said, about putting out heart right out there, and following our dreams.

    I love the name of your blog, Finding Myself. One of my all time favorite quotes is:
    "Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself." -Katherine Sharp

    Thank you for giving my blog a visit... I sure enjoyed discovering yours. And you are two thirds of your way to goal!! Congrats on that progress. :-)