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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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Week 16!!



Weigh in this morning showed me having lost 5 pounds, and my man lost 6 pounds! WOW!! I have lost 61 pounds so far! My man has lost 66 pounds! We thought we had a slow week (too much checking the scales), BUT we both made efforts to drink LOTS of water and were pleasantly surprised this morning!
We checked our BMI today. My STARTING BMI was 49.6 and today it's at 38.8. My man's STARTING BMI was 41.8 and today it's at 31.7. He is so close to getting under 30 BMI and then he will be officially downgraded from "Obese fat" to just "fat". My man is more than 1/2 way to his goal!!!

I have a new Favorite Snack/Meal this week. I had ordered some powdered peanut butter (PB2) from Bell Plantation and it's been on backorder for like 2 months, but it came last week! I LOVE PB2!! For 2 T of Peanut Butter, it's only 45 calories and 1.5 g. fat. Compare that to normal pb which is more like 200 calories! And it tastes great and doesn't have the preservatives and hydrogenated oils as even the low fat pb do. I am SOLD!


I have the chocolate kind too and I LOVE to dip my medifast pretzels in the chocolate PB2. I've also mixed it with the Medifast hot cocoa and formed peanut butter cup balls! Love 'em! I need to order more of this stuff immediately!


This week I made an egg scramble for one of our L & G meals. I used 1 cup of egg whites (in "real eggs" carton), chopped peppers & mushrooms & celery, and some low fast cheese and scrambled it all together. SO yummy!

I also made this taco salad with ground turkey and lean ground beef with some taco seasoning, low fat cheese on top - all on a bed of romaine lettuce and some cucumbers. Delicious.
This week I have connected with several other people's blogs on their weight loss journeys. I have LOVED looking through their blogs and connecting. It's been SO inspiring. Lindsay, from Utah, on her blog "Healthy Stride" has already lost well over 100 pounds and is training for a 1/2 marathon. THAT is where I hope to be in less than a year.
SO inspiring.
I also was given a "Beautiful Blogger" award from Diane at her awesome blog "It's Time" who herself is also a great inspiration. Thank you Diane - I am truly honored! I will have to blog about the award and follow the rules for receiving it and awarding it to 7 others. Now to choose...

14 comments:

ladyofthehouse said...

A 5 and 6 pound loss this week?!?! That's amazing! And how exciting to see how far your BMI has dropped! You guys are doing terrific!!
I'm struggling to make good choices today - checking in with your blog and rejoicing in your success with you is just what I needed. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!!

diane :)

Lesia said...

Sweet!

Deb Willbefree said...

Oh, my! I don't have time to really read through this post, but I'll be back when I do. BUT, I did see that YOU AND YOUR HUBBY ARE MAKING EXCELLENT PROGRESS!!!!

Wahoo, you! congratulations. and thanks for stopping by my blog.

As you can see, I am NOT making such good progress on the scale--but what you can't see is that I am truly changing my attitude towards food and the kind of food I eat. Big, big changes there--it took me awhile to buy into this whole "lifestyle change" idea. But, I am finally on board.

I'm calling that progress. :) Uh-hmm. The scale is starting to get scared, tho--and so it should!

Deb

spunkysuzi said...

Congrats on an awesome week to both of you :) Hope your having a great day!

Natalia said...

Wow congratulations to you and your man you're doing great! :) I love taco salads I like to add salsa and a touch of low fat sour cream!!! YUM!

lynnss1 said...

Hi Margene...

What a great inspiring week you two had!

I've been thinking about buying the PB2,but I am a peanut butter snob (Jif or none at all) but based on your rave review, I'll order some. Found an interesting recipe (for when I'm back to real food) in a heart-healthy living magazine: grilled peanut butter, banana and strawberry on whole wheat raisin bread. If I made it with PB2, it would so much healthier and a yummy breakfast.

Cooked wild Alaskan sockeye salmon (bought frozen at BJ's) on the grill today...sprinkled with Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple seasoning... yum!

Have a great Memorial day weekend!

Lynn

Jennifer said...

Hi! How exciting about the PB! I am definately going to have to look that stuff up. I have never heard of it! Thanks for following our blog and commenting. I love comments! I look forward to following yours too!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Thank you so much Diane, Lesia, Deb, Suzi, Natalia, Lynn and Jennifer!!

Lynn - I am a salmon fanatic! That sounds so yummy - where do you get the grill mates Smokehouse Maple Seasoning?

lynnss1 said...

Margene... it's in the spice section at the grocery store. There are all different varieties, but today is the first time I saw the Smokehouse Maple and it was on sale, to boot! We really like salmon, too, and were happy to find wild at BJ's... here on the east coast we mostly get farm raised and if you can find wild at all it's big $$$.

karen said...

You two are doing SOOOOOOOOO great!!! It must really help doing it together, I would imagine. Can't wait to see what's up next :)

Deb said...

Great work! I've never heard of powered peanut butter. I'm going to have to go investigate. Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

I'm a lurker. Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey. I am new to medifast, but I am committed. Your progress is remarkable. Thanks again.

JoAnn

Misunderstood and Admired ??? said...

Over 60 pounds each!!! That's awesome. I will keep your words and story close as I know you have accomplished what I am trying to do... 55 pounds for me and I have lost 25 of it.

Niklee said...

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