Monday, January 4, 2010

Resolution Inspiration

I've got a new role model.

This guy has a ton of talent.

He's a great storyteller.

His work is phenomenally popular.

Don't recognize him? That would be because he's been successful at dropping 70 pounds.

I'd like to do that, too.

I know I can do it. My friend Mama Milton has offered to share her Zumba magic with me, and I am ready to make food changes.

Even the smallest heaviest person can change the course of the future.

This post is prompted by my membership in Club HASAY. Go check it out!

Peter Jackson is a great inspiration to me on another count as well; he has achieved great creative things. Yes, I know King Kong was not the best movie ever, but Lord of the Rings was wonderful. If I can write something 1/1,000,000th as good, I'll be happy even if I then write a flop. So today, I am waving goodbye to the family and going off to write for several hours. Tomorrow, I'll do it again. And the next day, and the next..... One bit at a time, right?

2010 is going to be big, I tell you, BIG! And I'll be getting smaller.


Frisky Librarian said...

OMG! WOW! I was totally floored when I realised who it was. He looks like a completely different person now - and so much younger (although maybe the decent hair cut accounts for a lot of that!) Good on him.

And good on you for stepping up to the plate or er...away from the plate? ;)

You can do it!

Maureen said...

Wow that's a really big difference. Ok, then, it's settled. If an ugly fat man can do it, anyone can (including me!) Good luck!

Bee said...

Wow for Peter Jackson.
You go, girl.

phd in yogurtry said...

wow, what an amazing difference. I had no idea who he was. wonder if he did it with surgery? has he made a public statement? I am checking out and considering club HASAY. Thanks for linking and inspiring.

Casey said...

Wow, he looks amazing! I KNOW you can do it too, especially with that attitude. This decade is going to kick some (fat) ass, I can feel it. Good luck with the writing and good luck with the new bodytude. Woot woot!

Kathy Amen said...

I don't think I'd ever have guessed who it was without the before picture! I'm so glad to know he's done this--I want him to live a long, long time and keep doing his wonderful stuff.

Same for you! Good luck with weight loss and writing!

Mrs. Chili said...

If you hadn't told me who the first picture was, I know for sure I NEVER would have guessed. Wow.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea who that guy was before or after! :-)

Good luck this month! You can do it!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air."

And so it goes - Peter Jackson & ye, big & small, smaller yet bigger.

Yes you can. When my gimpy foot is better, please join us on our nightly walks. Maybe we can even do a moveable tea meeting now & again with Smart Girls. :D

Becky said...

That is completely amazing. He is a total hottie! I never would have recognized him.

And go you! I have heard great things about zumba. I am sure I'm not coordinated enough, so I will continue my 1,000 Day Shred. Can't wait to hear tales of your progress

Sprite's Keeper said...

Seriosuly, Peter Jackson? I'm impressed! (And turned on a little. Hello, hottie!) THIS is why I love the geeks and nerds! Good luck with the weight loss. I'll be right there with you!

lisleman said...

have you seen his movie "The Lovely Bones". Just wondering, I have not. It looks interesting.
All the best on your goal.

Simple Mama said...

Wow! I didn't recognize him at all. Good luck to you - I'm on the same journey.