Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Romance Biggest Winner. My biggest Challenge!

 Romance Biggest Winner it sounds like something you've heard on TV right? Well it kind of is in a way. Romance Biggest Winner was put together by author Ashley March.  We are all in for the same thing. To lose weight, eat better and feel better for life. We all have the same or similar struggles to get there. I joined right at the last minute. Didn't give myself time to think about it just emailed Ashley my info. Romance Biggest Winner or #RBW as it's known in a hashtag on Twitter is made up approximately 93 authors and readers.

 Borrowing from the RBW blog here's how it works. Each team member is required to weigh in every Tuesday. Next week the participants will calculate their weight loss percentages and the team representatives will report each member's percentage lost. The team with the highest percentage of weight lost each week will win free books! The individual romance reader and romance author at the end of the competition (January 5, 2012) will win $1,000 each. That's how it works in a nutshell.

 There are 10 teams and my team has nine members. It's made up some great authors, readers and blogger/readers like myself. We've been at it for a month now and team nine or otherwise known as "The Naughty Nine" won week 2 of the 4 weeks so far. It's hard but we all email each other and tweet each other and try to encourage each other to eat better and drink water and try new forms of exercise. We don't all lose weight every week not for lack of trying but none of us have given up because we get encouragement within the team and the other participants. As for myself i have lost 6 pounds in the last 4 weeks. Almost completely given up my soda pop addiction and barely hit the fast food restaurants at all and when i do it's for salad. This is a big deal for me as i am usually on the run and thinking I'll just grab something on the go and not worry about it. I've been exercising every day too. I started doing cardio walking 30 minutes a day every other day then went to every day and then to one hour a day. This past week my boys and i tried out Just Dance 2 for Wii. It will kick your butt but it's fun. I have a few other wii games here that are made to make you sweat that i plan to use to my advantage. lol

I want to share some of my teammates websites and blog with you. Some of them will probably blog about their experiences with Romance Biggest Winner at some point and I'll try to keep you apprised of how I'm doing as well as we go along. If you have a chance give them a look see and say HI! A few might just show up here on my blog in the near future. Remember to sign up as a follower on my blog so you can keep up with me on my journey and my teammates as well.

Romance Biggest Winner blog to follow along with everyone.

Vanessa Kelley who is a Regency romance writer and whose latest book My Favorite Countess came out in May. Vanessa often hosts giveaways on her blog page.

Author Hope Ramsey who is another awesome writer.
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Hope also has a giveaway on her blog Blame it on the Muse right now.

Author Cynthia Harrison who is another fabuloso author and fellow teammate of mine

Helen Seeley who is a quilter extraordinaire. Who makes quilts, burp clothes baby blankets and many other things. Custom orders welcome.

Rita who is a blogger at Not Another Romance blog.

Check out the Romance Biggest winner blog today to see how my team and i did this week.

Do you have a fitness or weightloss tip to share with me and my team? We would love to hear it.


  1. Hey Girl!

    I'm just tickled PINK for you;D

    I’ve joined RBW very early on (Kieran Kramer's the one to point me in Ashley's direction), and I'm ENJOYING every moment of it!

    I've had issues with my weight for a long time. I'm Serbian and for us CARBS RULE! I think we inhale them! Seriously!

    If you'd like to find out a bit more about what works for me and why now, please check out my blog at

    I'm thrilled to report that I've lost over EIGHT lbs so far and this is due to this group of extraordinary women who've have been just fabulous, supportive, encouraging, and just plain AMAZING!


    Melanie F 'Pink Ladies' RBW1

  2. Hey There Lisa i love your blog it's an awesome way to get a quick update on how your doing. I believe the Naughty Nines are doing awesome. We kicked but in week two and we are all still loosing. Way to go team Nine. I know as the team representative i will be trying to email more often i think with more positive encouragement we can kick butt.

  3. It's amazing how doing this with a group can help increase discipline and motivation. Great blog, Lisa!

  4. Great blog post! I shared it on my site via blogger and on twitter ;)


  5. Hi Lisa! What a great blog -- and your Naughty Nine sounds like a great team.
    We Pinks are having a great time too! It's been wonderful getting to know this group of wonderful women & Ashley March is amazing for putting this all together.
    Being accountable to each other is a big motivator.
    And how nice of you to promote your authors' sites here as well.
    Like you, I've lost 6lbs. Seems 3 lbs kept seesawing back & forth, and then bam!
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Hi ladies!
    Melanie carbs are lots of fun aren't they lol I've been really trying to pay attention to what i'm eating and cutting out some things are painful. lol

    Helen and Vanessa my fellow Naughty Nines. Thanks for the support!!

    Leanne. Thank you for sharing my blog.

    Pamela. it's nice to get so much support. For me It's made me able to stick with it when some days i want to say eh I'm done.

    Thanks for stopping by ladies. I'll be back next month with a update!


  7. Thanks for the shout out. Naughty 9s are keeping me on track!