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My Biggest Day - Proof That Being Fit Pays Off

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Last Saturday I was blessed with the assignment to officiate the Illinois State Girls U14A state championship game in Bensenville Illinois. In 10 year of officiating I was never assigned to such a prestigious game. It was truly an honor. Without the weight loss and conditioning I would never have been considered for this assignment. Getting in shape for officiating was always part of my motivation for this journey, I never expected such positive results.

The experience was everything I hoped it would be. I skated my but off for the entire game and I was very satisfied with how I did. To top it off the game did not end until 5:46 into the first overtime period. We officials are just as excited about being part of such exciting games as the players. I actually bought a state tournament t-shirt even though it has the Blackhawks logo on it. (The state tournament is called the Blackhawk Cup). I am a life long Red Wings fan.

Before the game I asked the photographer who was handling the still photography for the game to get some pictures of the officials. I am going to order some, but here are some links to the shots from their web site. The jersey I am wearing is a size 56 which I barely fit last season. I am now wearing a 46 regularly, but it was the wrong style for the game so I had to swim in that jersey. The pants are also HUGE on my. They are held up by suspenders. I cannot even tighten the belt anymore.




Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NORWOODGIRL 3/13/2013 10:36PM

    Great shots! Great officiating! Great weight loss! Great increase in fitness! emoticon

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JUDY106 3/13/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon emoticon You are right you are swimming in those clothes, but you got the job done. emoticon emoticon

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AUNTB63 3/13/2013 8:12PM

    Congrats on a job done. Awesome pictures.

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BABY_GIRL69 3/13/2013 7:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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BBECKER1955 3/13/2013 7:19PM

    Way to go. emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/13/2013 6:34PM

    Lookin good, man. emoticon

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DACHI9 3/13/2013 6:24PM

    How nice for you. It is great to know that such hard work can pay off. Keep it up. I'm sure many more things will come to you! emoticon

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