Thursday, July 7, 2011
What an interesting day :)
Firstly, let me say hi to all the MX, news.com.au and Herald sun readers who have found themselves here tonight.
I am quite happy with the story that MX have published. The article on the front page (for Melbourne readers) was written by a Journalist from MX. The ‘for what it’s worth’ that was published on page 4 was written by me and between the 2, I hope that people got the message that I am trying to send.
I’ve had a few interesting comments left on my blog tonight. I have been called a fatty bum! Well, I’d have to agree 100%! I also got called a ‘beached whale’ at Southern Cross Station tonight but, I am here to focus on the positives. I have had several messages from people who are fed up too. I’ve had messages of support, encouragement and many ‘thank yous’ and I appreciate every single one of them. Thank you so much xo
I’ve had some wonderful donations for my stair climb that’s on the 22nd of this month (2 weeks tomorrow, to be exact!). I am climbing up 46 flights of stairs to raise money for ‘The Cancer Council’. When I left home this afternoon, the tally was $640. Since the article has been ran, we are now up to $1050. Here is the link to sponsor the climb – your support is appreciated.
I met with Lynda from Today Tonight this evening and they are running a story on discrimination, fatism, my weight loss journey and my stair climb. I asked Today Tonight if they'd sponsor my stair climb in exchange for the story and they have agreed to do so. I feel like a bit of a Superstar as I am not allowed to speak to any Media until after the story has is aired which will be on Monday night. So, if you’re from the Media and are sending me Emails (yes, this is happening!), I am happy to speak to you after this story has ran however, an offer to donate to my stair climb fund raising efforts is appreciated :) my Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
So, here’s some links to today’s articles…
If you have a read through my blog, you’ll see the journey I have been on hasn’t been an easy one. It’s been full of ups and downs and has been an amazing ride and it’s only getting started. And you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I don’t blame anyone else for my weight (like one person has indicated) – I do accept responsibility and that’s why I am doing something about it. I also want to point out that I don’t take up 2 seats (like the same person suggested) however, out of interest, I will measure how big my butt (or anyone elses for that matter) would have to be to consume the 2 seats tomorrow!
I’ll continue to rally for people who are being discriminated against no matter what size I am.
Once again, I appreciate your support more than you know :)