Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friends Making Mondays

Got this from Kenzi, it's called Friends Making Mondays. Copy and past the answers to the following and then paste the link in the comments section and teach some other bloggers more about yourself and learn more about others.

I like... to spend time with my wife, Kathy, and daughter, Lauren. I just feel like somebody when I am with them.

I don't like... that I let myself get in the physical shape I am in.

I love... being a family man after I was a bachelor for so long. My wife and step daughter make my life complete.

I dream of... getting through this final year in undergrad school and getting on with law school, hopefully finishing in the top ten of my class.

I wonder... how I ever got so lucky as to marry Kathy. I don't deserve her, but I will take it!

I know... that above all else, I want to take care of my girls and give them the best me I can. That is the mission statement behind this journey.

I went... out on a hike today with Kathy and Lauren and they both loved it! I hope to see us hike a whole bunch more this fall.

I have... a drive and determination that I never had before to finish school, get healthy and be somebody that Kathy and Lauren are proud of.

I think... that the day I graduate with my bachelors may be one of the best days of my life, even knowing I will be graduation law school one day.

I plan... go to law school and finish top ten in the class, land a good job locally and build a career that will allow me to retire comfortably.

I regret... that I didn't have the direction I have now on getting in shape and getting thinner.

I do... have a ton more happiness in my life now that I deserve. God is good to me and I love Him for it!

I drink... a ton of water nowadays, which is great since I used to drink a gallon or better of Diet Moutain Dew before.

I wish... that all my overweight friends could get the aha moment I did, and join me in this awesome journey to health and fitness. It is the greatest trip ever!

I am... in a very good place in general in my life. I cannot think of one area of my life I am dissatisfied with right now.

I am not... going to give up on this transformation journey. I have come so far in such a short time and I only see good things happening from here to the maintenance phase.

I need... to guard against impatience and my inner child. They can both knock me for a loop sometimes.

I graduated... with an Associates Degree in May 2009, but that was only the first step on a long row to hoe.

I hope...that Kathy is ready for a tough time during my law school years. I try to remind her it is gonna be a bear, and I just hope she is going to be understanding.

I want... the very best life for Kathy and Lauren. I don't mean stuff, I mean for them to know I got them taken care of. That all the struggles and insecurity they have faced all their lives are over.

I sometimes... wonder what my life will be like in 5 years. I think alot about it and hope that I am doing all the right things to make great things happen for my family.

I always... get this happy heart feeling when I am driving home to Kathy and Lauren. I love that drive! It always makes a long or rough day just fade away when I walk in and my girls are here doing their thing!

I can... walk three miles pretty dang fast now!

I work...in a law office with the greatest attorney now! It is a recent move for me. I love the old law firm but I LOVE this one!

I cannot... afford to rest on my laurels. I have to keep moving ahead and making progress.

I avoid... complacency. It will get you in the end if you let it!

I will... continue to try hard and work my butt off to get where I am headed physically, family life, education and professionally.

Now it's your turn to answer these questions so link up my friends!


  1. Shane, I just wanted to say that I'm really, REALLY enjoying your blog. The upbeat, positive attitude you have is just addictive. I hope Kathy is catching some of your positive energy and is getting healthier too. Lauren is such a cutie pie. I'm looking forward to reading about you reaching all of your goals.

  2. Thank you Joann. I really do appreciate that. That seriously means a lot to me. I enjoy your blog as well. It is on my top 10 list to read.

  3. You are such a positively happy guy, and I love reading what you write. Thanks for taking part today!

  4. Shane,

    You are inpiring....I left an award for you on my blog.


  5. I love your determination to finish your undergraduate degree. I have NO doubt that you go onto law school and graduate top 10 in your class. Your family has so much to be proud of in you. You are a model and inspiration for many of us. One of my favorite liens above is this one: I wish... that all my overweight friends could get the aha moment I did, and join me in this awesome journey to health and fitness. It is the greatest trip ever! I agree. And honestly, at least for now, it is easier than I ever thought. What took me (us) so long (me way longer than you). I will steal those questions and post responses soon. Take care my blogger pal, Michele