Thursday, May 15, 2014

Weight Loss + Epilepsy Fundraiser Team Storm

After weeks of weight loss episodes, and the scale not moving, I intended for last week to be my final weigh- in. I imagined that I would just keep maintaining my Weightloss because I was happy with the work I had done, until I hopped on the scale this morning...

That's a two pound drop from last week. If my mouth could LITERALLy hit the floor, it hit the scale! I was shocked!!! I'm officially in the wonderland of 130's! Holy cow! My intention was maintence, but my body has other plans, clearly! 



This post was never intended to talk about weight, but instead I wanted to get y'all involved in something else. As you know Epilepsy is a part of my life. It's not who I am, but it's part of my battle. Four years ago I didn't even know what a seizure was, until I began experiencing them myself.



As you know, they have not stopped me from living my life the way that I want. If anything, they have inspired me to push farther than I could've ever imagined, to take me out of my comfort zone, and to dream even bigger.

June 7, 2014 I will have the opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone, yet once again and I'm asking for YOUR support.



If you live in Grand Rapids, MI: 
Here is what that looks like. The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is hosting a walk at 8:30 for individuals with Epilepsy at our local Zoo. The cost is $25 per adult and varying amounts for children. If you live in the Grand Rapids area and would love to be apart of my team that morning, I would love your support! I'm trying to pull a team of 20 people together. Your $25 includes the following:

+Admission to the Zoo
+Food
+Facepainting
+ entertainment
If you can't make it, but want to donate, please do! Any amount is awesome! Remember your supporting me and tons of others who battle these awful things!

If you don't live in Michigan:
However, many of you awesome readers, read from far away and there are ways for you to get involved too. Here's how and why you should get involved..

+ Financially donate any amount online, the team that raises the most, earns different level prizes.

 High Tops Fundraiser ($1,000.00 + ) 
$1,000 sends a child to Camp Discovery, a summer camp just for kids with epilepsy   Rewards: High Tops Fundraiser - Summer Stroll for Epilepsy™ t-shirt, two tier-1 prize items of your choice, and two tier-2 prize items of your choice.

Sneakers Fundraiser ($700.00 + ) 
$700 provides transportation for 20 to our Wellness & Epilepsy Conference   Rewards: Sneakers Fundraiser - Summer Stroll for Epilepsy™ t-shirt, two tier-1 prize items of your choice, and one tier-2 prize item of your choice.

Cleats Fundraiser ($500.00 + ) 
$500 provides seizure recognition & first aid training for an entire school’s staff   Rewards: Cleats Fundraiser - Summer Stroll for Epilepsy™ t-shirt, and two tier-1 prize items of your choice.

Sandals Fundraiser ($300.00 + ) 
$300 provides an hour long consultation for 15 people with our Education & Advocacy Specialist   Rewards: Sandals Fundraiser - Summer Stroll for Epilepsy™ t-shirt, and one tier-1 prize item of your choice.

Flip Flops Fundraiser ($100.00 + ) 
$100 provides a Learn and Share Conference call for up to 20 people   Rewards: Flip Flops Fundraiser - Summer Stroll for Epilepsy™ T-shirt - 


+ If you are unable to donate, encouragement, tweets, prayer for good weather and Facebook posts of encouragement are always welcomed!

 I'm nervous about doing this.. Please stand with me as I take a leap of faith and meet others who deal with this courageous battle daily! I'm one of the lucky ones!

Here is my team page to sign up to be a team member or to donate!! Your donations are helping to refund research, but to also educate and reduce STIGMA! Please help me and others in this battle! Join team STORM!!

http://summerstroll.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1097840&lis=0&kntae1097840=76BDE3D4378E46579344990C2107FC1E&team=5969568

Don't let another seizure take someone's life!

4 comments:

Bari said...

I can't join in the walk but I made a donation. I hope it goes to your page :)

Sarah said...

Bari, your donation did take. I received an email confirmation. The site may not automatically update immediately. Thank you so much!! It means a lot!!! Hope your headache goes away!!

Erica Elia said...

Great job on your weight loss. I am so stuck!!!!! Keep up the good work. ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Thanks! I couldn't believe it ! I was speechless. I haven't been this weight since middle school. Don't give up Erica! It will come off. I have found the key is to not eat past 7, eat lots of small meals and eat a large lunch. Good luck!