Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thanks for All The Fishes

This one is for Maren.

A couple of months ago I started a feature called "You Matter to Me" like Jorge letters my Latin Kitchen Aid mixer that writes me love letters. What? Your appliances don't write you love letters? Anyway I kept on meaning to do this one and then the whole Fan lady crisis exploded and well this one sat in the draft sections for months. So for you Maren with my deepest apologizes on why this is late.

I almost gave up on blogging.

After I gained the Biggest Loser weight and was going through a hard time at work I figured it was time to save all my post and shut the lights off on Blake Got Fat and shove off to greener pastures. However Maren is one of those people that sees the better characteristics in everybody she meets. She's one of those people who doesn't only see it but she encourages you to push yourself to the higher level of accomplishment. When I was all fat and sad Maren was the type that kept on saying "write! write more!" I'm sure it was for her selfish entertainment but still it was nice to know that there was still one reader who wanted me to succeed. To go further. We all need people like Maren in our lives to push us, guide and direct us.

I can say thank you enough to her for helping me through such a dark time in my life. She's a great friend and  Mother.

So Maren again a thousand thanks and you truly matter to me and have made such a difference in my life!


  1. Oh my gosh Blake I can't believe I haven't seen this post until now! You must think I'm such a jerk for not saying anything earlier! I have tears right now! You are just awesome! It was for my own selfish reasons that I asked you to keep blogging. The selfish reason is that YOU inspire ME! Any time I would think I didn't want to go to the gym or I thought that nobody understood how I felt, I would read your blog. Thanks you for the kind kind words. They mean SO much! You are an awesome person inside and out! I am so dang proud of you! We will conquer together! XOXO

  2. PS. I am still waiting for the Body Jam experience post :)

  3. Love maren! A great, honest kind friend!