Monday, March 1, 2010

Motivational Monday...March Madness!!!

We all know about college basketball's March Madness. But this month is crazy for so many other reasons. The weather is even more unpredictable than usual, especially around here. In my family, it's like Christmas all over again...because there are 6 birthdays for us in March. Five of them fall between the 11th and the 14th, with 2 on the 13th. Then two weeks later is my husband's birthday!

A few of my friends and I have committed to losing 20 pounds by May 1st. We actually started this over a week ago, and last week my loss was minimal. Today I stepped on that scale and lost 1 pound...bringing me to 188.4. (And I have lost 1.4 pounds so far in our challenge.) I really stepped it up this week, and I'm proud of my progress. Guess who's coming to visit any day now...yes, my dear aunt who just has to come and see me every single month. Since I never used to lose anything around the time of her visits, this is a good number. Plus, my clothes are even looser, even if the number on the scale showed only a one pound loss.

My motivational person for this week is my friend Daphne, who hosts "The Thick & Lovin' It" show on Blog Talk Radio. Miss Daphne has lost 230 pounds, maintaining her weight at a size 12-14. She talks on her show about weight, health, body image and other important issues. If you get Discovery Health Channel, her weight loss story will be re-aired this Friday. To find out more on her radio show, go to

The workout picture above (in pink!) is to remind me of my promise to run Race For The Cure this I have my May 1st goal in mind as well as my September goal to keep me going. What goals are you setting on this first day of keep you motivated?


mandy said...

I've been reading your blog and found it very interesting. What do you think about the woman that is holding her weight at a size 14. I mean losing 230 is absolutely wonderful but should at what weight should we consider maintenance? Is it a good idea in your opinion to hold at a weight that could still be considered overweight? I've lost a considerable amount of weight and now am a healthy 158 pounds. I plan on losing another 20 or so. Come by my blog sometime.


WriterMarie said...

Hi Mandy! I feel that each individual person should figure out what weight is best for them. My lowest was 120...but it was hard to maintain that. I went to extremes to try to do so, and missed out on a lot in life. It's all about finding that balance, so you can live all aspects of a healthy life. Not everyone is meant to be a size 2, but everyone should eat nutritious foods and exercise, and live life along the way. I will take a look at your blog! :o)

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