Thursday, 19 May 2011

Believe nothing of what you hear, and half of what you see!

Okay, so I'm not really sure where to begin with this blog.  I have many things on my mind at the moment, so this is going to be a long one lol.  If you fall asleep, seriously, I will not be offended.  Just need to say a lot of things right now.

First off, I want to start off by talking about life.  Where I am now, compared to where I was a year ago.  This time last year, I had the pleasure of meeting some really important people.  People who have impacted my life more then I think they realize. They have a very special place in my heart, and I love them dearly.  I just want to say thank you, because even though it's been a year, you are all still having such a positive impact on my life.  I will forever be great full.

I have recently started taking my little girl to pre-school.  She loves it and actually cried today when it was time to go home.  What is great for me though, is spending time talking to the other moms.  That is something that I would never have felt comfortable doing before.  For mothers day, we went to the Mothers day breakfast at the fire hall.  I gotta say, not only can those fire fighters make an awesome calendar, they are also great cooks!! It was so nice to catch up with people.  George is doing great with his cycling.  I'm the timer for the Sunday races! Next year I'm going to join the bike club and participate in the duathlon! Ultimately I would love to do sprints, my swimming still needs work, so cycling and running will be a good start I think =)

So those of you who have watched Village on a diet know exactly where I was a year ago.  I was a very sad individual, who really didn't think much of herself, or think that she really didn't have much to offer anyone. I am so happy with my life and where I am today.  So proud of my accomplishments, and so excited for the future.  To have goals now in my life, and to have the will and want to do things that I always talked about doing.  It really is an amazing feeling.  Even the little things.  Having the energy to so yard work, to want to be outside, taking my little girl to the park.  These are things I always made excuses for.  What is disappointing though, is how some individuals are perceiving things differently. (Hence the title of this blog).  I guess because some people haven't been seeing me around as often as they did during filming, they have come to the conclusion that I have become a hermit again.  Well, honestly, there is a difference between being a hermit and enjoying time by yourself, and with your family.  My family means everything to me, and I am going to put their needs ahead of what others are "thinking".  A year ago, spending time by myself was something I NEVER enjoyed doing. I take pride in my home and I take pride in myself.  Far from what hermit Jamie was like =)

Up until a few weeks ago I was attending the weekly boot camps down here, led by the magnificent Laurie! I miss it so much, but with how I've been feeling during this pregnancy, Dr. says I need to cut it back to just walking.  I have to say that was very hard.  Some might think it's silly because I'm 26 weeks pregnant now and have a pretty good reason growing inside of me to take it easy.  When you go from always pushing yourself and striving to be better physically, it's so hard to step back from that.  Doing what's best for our little baby is what is important.  This year I will not be able to participate in the 2nd annual hill climb here in Taylor.  I will however be there cheering George on though.  My personal best time up that hill was 6 min and 59 seconds.  I will work on improving that Next summer.

So, I guess the point I am trying to make with this blog is, as long as you know you are doing what's best for you, take no notice of what others are saying or thinking.  Have pride in yourself.  If those you consider to be your friend only have negative things to say to you or about you, well, they weren't really your friend to start with.  Surround yourself with positive people who aren't going to make you feel bad about yourself or what you are doing.  What YOU think of yourself is what matters! =)


  1. Thanks for posting this blog. What you say is so true. If you are happy with what you are doing and who you are, it doesn't matter what other people think. Your main priority right now is that little baby and your family and your health. It's amazing what can happen in a year, right? I watched your journey and cheered you and the others on all through the winter and was so impressed by what you all did. You helped so many people. You will never know how many you have helped. I will be going through Taylor in July on my way to Alaska and I am really looking forward to seeing it in person.

    Keep smiling :) it really makes people wonder what you are up to!!

    Your facebook friend (thanks for adding me by the way)... Dorothy

  2. Well said Jamie.I try to live by your wisdom every day. You are a "role model" for many,my self included.Keep up the great work.Anxious to hear about the birth.Stay fit!from Liverpool,Judi

  3. Good for you, girl! Congrats on the new addition and keep up the good work.

  4. We hope to have the gym up and running soon and then you can try prenatal yoga! I liked it when I was pregnant! :)

    Lyndsay (Rogers) Beer

  5. Sounds like you've accomplished a lot, congrats. Thanks for sharing your positivity!