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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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hitting a MILESTONE

We hit a MILESTONE for our WEEK 4.
I lost 3 pounds for a total of 21 pounds lost!
My hubby lost 5 pounds for a total of 22 pounds lost!

We both have reached the milestone of losing 20 pounds!! This is where I usually stop losing or end up slowly fizzling out of my lifestyle change, or cheating and rationalizing that I'm not... BUT NOT THIS TIME - I'm just getting started baby!

Today was awesome because my husband was able to wear a jacket that didn't fit him before. He's been wearing this fleece vest for a warmth the last two winters because he outgrew all his coats and jackets. He also commented to me that it's much easier to tie his shoes. He used to have to hold his breath and lunge for it with gusto even get to his laces. Makes me realize how much we can take for granted. I wore a skirt today and it did seem a little loser around the waist. Hmmm... I could get used to this. I feel much better than I have but I am anxious to feel more thinner and to see some more noticeable differences in my appearance.
("Patience..." I tell myself).

I LOVE that I have a coach who has a sincere interest in my success. This is the BEST program for me.

Here is one of my lean and greens this week. It's the pre-cooked beef strips from Costco with... (act surprised now) sauteed peppers and mushrooms! So yummy. No, those are NOT real olives, just part of the plates decorations.
Tonight we tried a totally new L&G. I browned a pound of lean ground turkey and added some taco seasoning (watching the carbs), and 1/2 cup of canned tomatoes and let it simmer. Then I portioned out about 4 ounces (instead of 6) and then I put it on a couple lettuce leafs like so.
Then I added 2 ounces of low fat CHEESE!!
(cheese counts as the rest of my protein)
Then I topped it with some tomatoes and peppers and VOILA!!
My hubby ate it with a fork but I rolled them up like tacos. They were SOOO good. I think we'll have this again tomorrow.

My message for this week is:
BE STRONG and think of the END RESULT!!

3 comments:

Laura said...

I am LOVING your blog!! You come up with some great recipes and are so inspiring. I myself am on Medifast and have lost 35 lbs as of today! I started 1/1/10.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Laura... that is AWESOME!! You are really cruising! I can't wait until I lose that much too! Thanks for your feedback - feel free to share any meal ideas you have too! :)

Sara said...

Your blog has inspired me! I'm on my 2nd day of MF and I've been wondering how I'm going to survive on their food and fast food salads w/no dressing and grilled chicken. I have hope!! THANK YOU!!!

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