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 28, 2010

WEEK 7!!

This week I lost 2 lbs for a total of 32 pounds lost!
My hubby lost 5 lbs for a total of 37 pounds lost!

Things I've Noted:
1. When I start to lose energy it can happen fast - so that's when I know I need to eat again quick!
2. Lack of sleep makes me get tired faster in between meals! I need my sleep!
3. My husband doesn't really snore so much anymore! (The nights are so much quieter)

I am feeling Good! I was talking to a friend this week who previously ran a 10K event last year. She asked me if I wanted to run it with her next year. I thought to myself "You know, I totally could do that!" I will have lost all my weight before then and I could train... why not??

[I am NOT a runner and have never liked running but I like the idea of having a goal to work towards. You see, I've been so big, I haven't even RUN or JOGGED in YEARS!! It's so hard on my knees and huge flapping tummy, not to mention that I've just not been in any kind of shape to do it.]

But as of right now, I'm over 30 pounds lighter and still losing... so I feel excited about having a goal like that. And I would love to run an event with a friend!!! I even asked my hubby and kids if they wanted to have a goal to run it with me. (no big responses yet... :)

We went to the tulip festival yesterday. We didn't get tired walking around but we did need to take our small meal break and drink lots of water. Oh, but it was beautiful! Here we are looking out over part of the flower field.
Overall, we are having many positive changes in our lives. We are enjoying life more than just surviving it... even though we still have some huge trials.

My Mantra for this week: Remember the JOY in the JOURNEY!

4 comments:

Bob and Julie said...

Thank you Margene. I was especially motivated by your Sunday musings. I have those same private feelings too. I have noticed more than anything a complete change in your writing tone. You write more happy, so I can tell you're more happy. This is the most wonderful part of it all. Keep up the great work and continue to have that strong faith and trust in the Lord. I am excited more than ever to join you. You've helped me to see that I really do need to do this!! I think you're an answer to my prayers! :)

Bob and Julie said...

Awwww....Update, update, update!! You need to update :) I logged on today for some help and inspiration ;) I'm back on...now day 2. I hope you had a good Easter!! I think you're amazing! Keep up the good work. Oh, and...where did you buy the orange sauce and the mango barbeque?

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Okay, here's the update!! Thanks for reading ;) You're the best! How is your week back on going?

So, I got the mango barbeque sauce at Win-co... by the other sauces in the condiment isle, and the Orange sauce LaTrease told me about and it's in Fred Meyer's in the refrigerated section where the produce it.. I believe it towards the right and the top.

Bob and Julie said...

Thanks!!! I am doing good...only the 3rd day so still miserable with a headache :/. I can't wait for tomorrow!! That 4th day is a charm for me. Love ya!