Monday, November 9, 2009

Motivational Monday...Keeping It Going!

I have had a busy week, and it only gets busier from here. Beside all of my usual writing and editing my novel, I have taken on NaNoWriMo. Novemeber is National Novel Writing Month, so the challenge is to begin a new novel on November 1st and complete 50,000 words by November 30th. I have been working dlilgently on it, and as of last night I am at 15,231 words. So of course, I need to fit exercise into my crazy schedule, especially since I am spending a lot of time sitting in front of my computer.
I did pretty well with that challenge, only missing my Tuesday workout. I am still eating well and drinking water. I fill up my son's empty 32 oz Gatorade bottle with water and drink from it constantly while I'm writing. I make sure I drink two of those bottles of water each day. Saturday was a surprise birthday party for my next door neighbor's 40th, so I did have one small slice of cake. At least it was cassata cake, so there were a few strawberries in there!
I was happy when I stepped on the scale this morning and lost another 1.2 pounds. I love weeks when I see big losses, but as long as the number on the scale is still going down and my clothes are getting looser I am happy.
My motivational people of the week are Matt and Suzy Hoover from Biggest Loser. They have a wonderful family now, and are helping others achieve their fitness goals. Matt just completed his first Ironman triathalon as well! If you would like to learn more about Matt and Suzy, please check out
Here's to another wonderful and busy week...I love what I'm doing and wouldn't have it any other way!!!


Sandra said...

Ah Marie, it is so inspriational to see someone who actually enjoys what they are doing! You go girl!!

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo. That sounds ridiculously hard!

Great motivation for monday... Matt and Suzy are awesome!!

WriterMarie said...

Thanks ladies!!! :o) I'm starting to get to the point where I'm enjoying all of the hard work, and starting to see it pay off! xoxoxo

Kristina said...

Great loss! And really excited about the novel thing! Good luck, hope you meet your deadline! Your doing great on your weight loss and keeping your head in the game!

~*~ Beckie-Lynn ~*~ said...

That's right, girl. Even if the loss is small, it's still a LOSS and NOT a gain! Great job!!!