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I believe my blog yesterday resonated with quite a few people. Between the email, the tweets, the calls and the comments, it seems I’m not the only one dealing with this issue.

To all who reached out with love and support, thank you! I really want you to know how much it means to me. P1020926

Now, let me give you the update on Day Two….

I woke up full of energy and took Koda (our 1-1/2 year old Samoyed pup) for a 1-1/2 hour hike in the mountains.  It was just beautiful! (Yep, that’s a photo of where we were, just to the left, and Koda, below.)

Part of me felt guilty for not being in the office early and I had a list of things running through my head of “must do’s”.

But, I know that if I were run over by a truck, the world would keep spinning. Taking care of me is important too. So, I took that time for me and played with Koda, walked, jogged a bit and soaked in the natural beauty around me.

When I returned to the office I still had a pile of things to do, but somehow it wasn’t as frantic as usual, and that was a nice change.

I stayed with just fruits and veggies all day. I still haven’t been able to eat 10 fruits and 10 veggies in one day yet! That’s a lot of food! I know I’m burning up extra calories too by walking and being more active during the day, so that’s great. And if you follow me on Twitter (@inspiremetoday) you’ll also know that I did a lot of dancing in the evening as I was unpacking boxes. I was just is such a great mood! I feel light and energetic and also something I haven’t felt in awhile, hopeful.

I also got very brave, put on a bikini and using my timer, took photos of myself. Very scary thing to do. (Cameras should come with warnings for things like this!) But, I want to be able to look back someday soon and say, “See, I was there too! If I can do it, so can you!” I put them in a file on my computer and labeled them pre-skinny photos. (I’m no longer pudgy or fat, just pre-skinny). And don’t bother asking- however brave you may think I am for sharing this experience, I’m not yet brave enough to share these photos. Someday perhaps, but not quite yet.
Many of you wrote and want to connect in a group. I’ll be forming a Google Group and will contact you with the information to join us. It’s free! I just want to be there to support you too. If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email to me at [email protected]. I’ll get back to you directly with the information on how to join us.

Knowing that scales fluctuate so much from day to day on a normal basis, I’m not planning to jump on the scale each day, but, today when I did, I was down a pound! I’m so encouraged to keep on going, knowing that the new me has been waiting for this for too long!

I’m looking forward to Day Three and releasing more excess baggage I no longer choose to carry with me.

Come on, join me for a healthier you. You deserve it!

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Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Yeahhhhhhhh! Gail!!!! What a wonderful day you had yesterday, and now you are off to a strong Day 3! I loved reading this, and feel even more excited and encouraged about my own journey to a more healthful and energetic me!

    I am “officially” beginning today, and am about to make a trip to Whole Foods to pick up my fresh fruits and veggies for the day. Tyson, my Boxer, and I have been out for a walk this morning already.


    1. Yeaaa! Sounds great Elizabeth! You go girl!!! I know you can do this. Trust me, if I can, anyone can do it. I’m proud to have you on the team.


  2. Hi Gail, We miss you here in Boulder but really excited for you and all your new adventures. Just want to share
    a book and author with you, don’t know if you have heard of her. Tosca Reno – Eat Clean Diet. Her web site
    is It is a lifestyle and something Tom and I really enjoy! She is 50 and looks fantastic.
    We will be chearing you on!! xoxo

    1. Thank you Melinda, we’ll check it out. We miss you and Tom too, and Boulder, but we’re loving Montana. Come visit anytime!



  3. Gail….when I read your “How did I let this happen” post, I couldn’t believe what I read. It was exactly what I was feeling, and I was so proud of you for putting it all on paper (or computer screen!). Thank you for the inspiration. I will come back daily to check on you, and be motivated by you. I am tired of looking at myself and wishing I was thinner….here is the new us! Best of luck to you, I know you can do it!

    1. Kristy, you’re not the first person to say those exact words… “I couldn’t believe what I read. It was exactly what I was feeling”. Seems like we have a lot of sisters out there. Welcome to the family! Would you like to join us on this 21 day process? Just email me at [email protected] and let me know.

      Thanks and hugs!

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