Monday, August 17, 2009

Motivational Monday!!!

Happy Monday everyone! Let me start off this post by saying that I'm so thankful that I can use my computer again. Yesterday a virus shut me even disabled my antivirus software so I couldn't use it. I had to reload Windows, and thank God it works now, because I really needed to post this, plus I have 2 assignments for Ballroom Dance Channel today!
This morning when I went into my bathroom to step on the scale, I was a little nervous because I missed my workout last night due to the computer fiasco. The only thing I did was get up and walk around while I was waiting for various things to load or be scanned, because I got sick of sitting for such a long time. I did very well the rest of the week with exercise though, and also stayed healthy in the eating department. No diet soda again this week - just plenty of water!
Well, the number did go down on the scale...I am now at 206.8. I lost 1.4 pounds, and although I was hoping for more, this brings me to 5.2 pounds lost since starting Operation Fat Blaster. Using my friend Melissa's advice, I've been taking measurements as well. Today my waist is 41 3/4", and my hips are 48 1/2". In the last 2 weeks, I've lost 1 1/4" from my waist...and the same amount from my hips! It so nice to see the progress in more than one way, especially when the scale doesn't move as much as I think it should. Thank you Melissa!!!
My motivational person for this week is Kristin Steede from The Biggest Loser. She was an inspiration while on the show, and she looks gorgeous and happy! Not only that, she has her own blog where she keeps challenging the rest of us to do our best and live our lives to the fullest. Check out Kristin's blog at and I know she will keep you motivated!
Here's to another awesome August week...just remember, you can do more than you even realize you can. Believe and achieve!!!


Marcelle said...

well done on the loss this week....I'm thrilled for u...such a good feeling.

I've had two weeks of no loss, a bit of a gain due to my cycle, but hell, the amount of training I put in daily this should not be happening, so frustrating. Am in pre-menopause so know its going to be a huge struggle keeping weight off for me.

Kristin Steede said...

Awe...Thanks! That is super sweet! Congratulations on the loss this week!

WriterMarie said...

Thanks Marcelle...maybe you need to switch up your routine? I wonder if that would help.

Thank you too Kristin, and you are so deserving of the honor!

The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

congrats on the weight lost this week! that's amazing! I've been stuck at about 4 months of no loss so great job!

2Bmeagain said...

I just found your blog this evening via Fat Busters. Congratulations on your loss of pounds and inches!

Thanks for sharing the link to Kristin's blog. I'm a big fan of The Biggest Loser and she was my favorite from this past season. Can't wait for it to start up again in a few weeks.

WriterMarie said...

Thank you ladies...I feel so empowered now!!! :o)

Mesha said...

great job on the loss Marie

Blogger said...

New Diet Taps into Pioneering Concept to Help Dieters Lose 20 Pounds within Just 21 Days!