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Hi October, so good to see you. What the hell did you do with September?!

Was I on a cruise to Alaska with my family?  Yes.  Did the boat keep breaking? YES THE FRAKKING CRUISE BOAT KEPT BREAKING.  Word of advice, NEVER ride Norwegian! My favorite ‘prison boat’ moment was when we were listening to this woman play classical music after dinner and she started to play the theme to Titanic.  Really?  You really want to bring that mojo down on us while we’re sailing on this sack of suds with a broken propeller?  My brother-in-law suggested they go out and play the entire score to the movie on deck.  You know, like they did in the movie?

Caping off this lovely broken boat experience, flying home (even though we landed a half an hour early in Atlanta) Delta didn’t have a gate for our plane so we sat on the plane for almost two hours and ALL missed our connecting flights.  Cut to a sleepless night in a REDRUM Atlanta motel whose toilet ran all night. Thank God I have a wonderful family and we still managed to have a good time.

However, the vacation sucked the life out of me.  I haven’t exercised in almost a month.  And this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging. Can we say, SLUMP? Fortunately, two wicked awesome motivating people have inspired me to get my FA back in gear. Tomorrow, I begin an UnBootcamp in Astoria with personal trainer Mark Fisher who has promised me a loving kick in the butt.  6 Saturday mornings in the park exercising! Yay?  I’m a little nervous and excited about this new work-out adventure.

I’m also thrilled to introduce another courageous ass who is working towards her own goals by walking in the 2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes. If you haven’t heard, here’s the word on 2010 Asses.  I’m looking for 10 people who each have a goal they want to communicate by working to raise $1000 each in 2010.  So far, 3 Asses have successfully reached their goals.  Please help support #4 Jenelle!!

Support Jenelle in the 2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes

Greetings!

I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.

This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $90 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.

Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.

That’s the bad news… and yes, it’s pretty bad.

The good news, though, is that JDRF is making steady progress toward a cure. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds more type 1 research than any other charity worldwide.

I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference

Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able?

Together, we can make the cure a reality.

Thank you,

Jenelle

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87763607

Follow this link to make a donation:

http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=87763607

Please pass this information around to your friends and family, help support Jenelle’s goal, and contact me (wgwafa@gmail.com)  if you have a goal of your own and want to be the next 2010 Ass!  You can raise the money through another site or organization like Jenelle, have people donate to my CHARITY BADGE if you would like to raise money for Feeding America, or even set up your own charity badge through the Network for Good for any number of valuable causes.

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{July 8, 2010}   Needed: A Few Good Asses

SneakerGate Update For those of you following my Stolen Sneaker Saga the wonderful teachers at Yoga Agora bought me new sneakers and they fit great! I love that place! This generous act reminded me of the power of karma and was a booster shot towards my fitness goals.  In fact, 2010 Ass Cailean and I are going on an exercise date to Yoga tonight!

What’s a 2010 Ass you say?  Funny you should ask.  Back in the early days of WGWaFA I was inspired by a talk I heard from Sharmen Lane  (http://www.sharspeaks.com/) on the 3 C’s to Success.

1. Commit
2. Communication
3. Create

During BareAss2008! –  I COMMITTED to raising money for hunger relief while getting healthy and overcoming lifelong body issues, COMMUNICATED this through this blog and by fund-raising for Feeding America via my charity badge which provided accountability to follow through with my goals, and thus I CREATED the hilarity that is White Girl With a Fat Ass which has raised $3382 for Feeding America and the 39.8 million people (13.2 percent of our country!!) who live in poverty.

This year I am challenging 10 people to do the same thing! COMMIT to a goal, COMMUNICATE it through this blog and by raising $1,000 for your charity of choice, and CREATE endless possibilities.

10 people, 10 goals = $10,000 raised in 2010

Look what our 2010 Asses have achieved so far!

Chris’ goal was to train to run a half marathon and he raised $1025 for Free Arts NYC

– Cailean’s goal continues to be spending more time with family and friends, and to enjoy life as much as possible and she raised $1153 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

-Yuri Rodriguez worked hard to double his goal of $1000 raised for this year’s Aids Walk New York and blew that goal out of the water  a total of $2050 raised!

HEY ASS! Yeah YOU!  Do you have a goal that you’ve been to overwhelmed to work towards? A worthy cause you would like to support? Or a friend who you think might be interested?  Please contact me about being the next 2010 Ass by commenting below or writing to wgwafa@gmail.com

You never know what could happen until you try!  To quote my favorite comic duo MEL &EL,

What’s gonna happen? What’s gonna happen?



{May 11, 2010}   What An Ass!

2010 Ass Yuri Rodriguez has raised $2000 for the AIDS WALK NEW YORK. What an Ass!

CLICK HERE check out this amazing achievement and keep the donations coming! The walk is this Sunday, May 16th so there are 5 Days left to help him blast his goal out of the water with your donation.  Spread the word about 2010 Ass Yuri Rodriguez and why he walks.

I’m so close to my walk! Just so everyone knows, I have walked every year since I found out about my friend being HIV positive. He was only 21 yrs old when he was diagnosed with this terrible disease. I hope you can helpme raise money to try to find a cure for this disease that plagues someone in most of our lives and millions of people around the world. Thank for your support!!



{April 23, 2010}   Go Ass Go!

Number 3 Ass – Yuri Rodriguez – is working hard and has surpassed his goal of $1000 raised for this year’s Aids Walk New York! CLICK HERE to check out his progress and celebrate his efforts with your donation.

I am inspired not only by this 2010 Ass’s story about why he is participating in the Aids Walk but that this year he doubled his fund-raising efforts and has already blown past his goal. Help him keep it going!!

Go Ass Go!

Amazing things are happening! Do you have a goal that you’ve been to overwhelmed to work towards? A cause that you want to champion? Or a friend who you think might be interested?  Please contact me about being the next 2010 Ass.  You never know what could happen until you try.

Please comment below or email me at wgwafa@gmail.com and I will help you get started. White Girl With a Fat Ass will do whatever she can to  make an Ass out of you.  (see what I did there?)



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