Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

You would NOT have seen me do this 2 years ago!!

Being heavy has held me back SOOOO much over the years - the majority of my adult life!

It's made me fearful of being in front of people, cower to try anything new, shy away from social settings, fail to make significant friendships, push my family away and in general have a negative depressing view of myself and life in general.

Is ice cream, brownies, cookies, and overeating worth all that?

It's SO DANG FUN to let myself be "ME".

So, being ME, and hearing of the challenge of "Dance Dare's"... I knew I had to do it.  

A Dance Dare is where you dance behind an unsuspecting person or persons without being seen by them - and of course capturing it all on video.  

Ellen Degeneres highlighted many of these on her show, and after watching some of them, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

It was actually quite scary the first time or two.  It's not as easy to do as I was thinking.  But it was WAY FUN.

So if you want to laugh with me or at my expense... here are my first two dance dares!!!  And let me know if YOU do any cuz I'd love to see them too! ;)

(Note - the wise screen effect makes us look bigger than we are!)

Dance Dare #1  (Margene and daughter)

Dance Dare #2 (Margene, friend and daughter)


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!!! That is classic!!! Totally hilarious!! I am so daring my husband to do this!!!! I was dying! I almost fell off my chair!!! That was awesome!!!

Rettakat said...

How interesting the different reaction we will all probably have at seeing this...

On the surface, it looks fun. And I LOVED that you said "It's SO DANG FUN to let myself be "ME"." Just loved that.

But then... I watched the videos, and they brought up my own old insecurities... of being mocked in public, and feeling shame, of having others laugh AT me and hurt me. I wouldn't appreciate being made a part of a joke, without my consent.

Someday, I hope to feel as FREE as you do now!!

I'm sorry, I truly don't mean to be a party pooper!! I know you don't have a mean bone in your body, so this isn't meant as criticism. Just being honest about where *I* am still at. :-}

gracies tough journey said...

OMG that is so funny. I would die of embarrassment should someone turn around. But I totally would do it if I was with my daughter. She would be more embarrassed, so I would have to do. I mean isnt that what moms are for but to embarrass our kids. : )

Megan said...

That is so fun!! I loved the last one!! You guys got a long one in... lol!

Also, thank you for helping me so much. You are a great friend.

Kimberlynn said...

That's hilarious!!! My girls heard me laughing and came running to see what was going on. I played it for them and we howled!!! The only problem is that now they want to do this too, and I'm not as brave as you are Margene! Oh boy!

Karla said...

Oh my gosh, i was laughing out loud!!!!

Connie said...

So glad you let out the real you -- because she is wonderful, beautiful and I am honored to be her friend!

affectionforfitness said...

I like how you talk about how the weight loss lets you be who you really are.

I'm just sick of people seeing who I cam with the added little thought of "she's chubby. I'd like to get that little addition erased from the thought.

:-) Marion

A Journey to a new me... said...

I thought that those dances were cute and of no harm to anyone!! I do wish I had the courage to try that because the thrill of "am I gonna get caught" is inticing AND getting caught would help with the "yes I was just dancing behind your back, you caught me, but it was still fun and I will NOT apologize for having fun!"

sometimes I am too sensitive and I long to be free!!!!

Melly Allen said...

That was THE SINGLE bast way to start my day {that I thought was friday, but turns out is thursday, so I was bummed to start lol)

A friend sent me this & so glad she did! I laughed my booty off. She asked "So when are we going to start doing Dance Dares?"

Love, Love, Love it, thanks for sharing. BTW, good luch on your journey!

http://prettysimplegreat.com(coming soon)
& http://our702life.com (I poke fun with(AT) my family)

Joy said...

Thanks for the laugh!! You're a great dancer by the way!!

Stay focused!!

Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

OH MY GOODNESS. I love you!!! I reall do. I have to admit that I just now got into reading your blog and I am LOVING it. You inspire me like no other. The happiness exuding you from is beyond inspiring to me. Thank you so much for being who you are and sharing it with the world. You are awesome!