Monday, January 18, 2010

Motivational Monday...Just Do It!

No, I don't actually have a scale like the one above, but it looks like the one my aunt had in the 70's. I always wondered just how accurate your weight would be on a furry scale!
This morning I stepped on my scale and was very happy to see a loss of 1.4 pounds, which now puts me at 191.8. I will be under 190 soon, and I have now lost over 25 pounds since I started on this journey. This is a major milestone for me, since I would usually lose somewhere between 7 and 15 pounds and then backslide. I sometimes wonder if I was actually afraid of success, but that's not the case now. I want to succeed...I am, and will continue to do so!
Did you see that Mo'Nique won a Golden Globe last night for "Precious"? She looked even more gorgeous since losing the weight, and showed how beautiful she is on the inside as well. She proves just how far you can come in life if you just believe in yourself and go for it.
My motivational person for the week is Devin Alexander. Fifteen years ago, Devin lost 55 pounds and has kept it off. She is an author and speaker, who creates new and exciting healthy recipes that keep us from getting bored with the same old "diet" foods. Her cookbooks are awesome, and I love her creativity in the kitchen! You can find out more about Devin and her recipes at
Believe you can do this, and you will be successful. Don't let anything stop you from your goals. Speak positive words to yourself and keep your mind focused on success. Put it into your mind, and the rest will follow!


Kristina said...

Good post! I especially love the last paragraph!

And if they were accurate, Id love a set of those scales! lol

CactusFreek said...

Congrats on reaching a milestone! And i too would love a set of scales like that. If they were around in the 70's, i might see if i can find a cover like that on ebay lol

CactusFreek said...

..I think i'm going to steal the picture too :o)

WriterMarie said...

Thank you!!! xoxoxo And feel free to use the picture! ;o)

brendaporter said...

Girlfriend you are officially scaring me! We ARE separated sisters lol I ballooned up to 205 pounds in 1998 from 117 pounds as a result of medication. It took me many years to start losing and now I have lost 53 pounds in a year! Congrats on your milestone girlfriend!! I don't have a scale tho as I hate reminding myself of the numbers (anything over 120 is a no no) lol BUT if I did I would have a purple fuzzy cover!!

XO girlfriend!!!

WriterMarie said...

Hey Brenda...maybe we really were separated at birth, I've have to ask my dad! LOL Congrats on the 53 gone! xoxoxo