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, July 27, 2010

He ran a 5K and won a pie!

My man rocks! Last Saturday was our "Pioneer Day" celebration and he got up and ran/walked a 5K that was actually closer to a 7K! Then, right afterwards, at the Pioneer Day Fair, he won this huge apple pie on the cake walk. Plus he volunteered ALL of his time at the fair handling the mixer for the performances. How could I not love this man to pieces?
The other day, he had to go through his clothes again and pulled these out and showed me. I had to snap a picture of his old size 48 jeans. He wears size 38 right now! Yaw!!!

I tried doing something different with asparagus this week. I broiled them in the oven with a little olive oil drizzled on it and some sea salt. I broiled it for about 3 minutes, then turned them over and broiled them for another few minutes until they were tender.
Then I made a kind of sauce with a couple T. red wine vinegar, a little mustard, freshly ground black pepper, chopped green onion, basil, and 1 garlic clove minced and then put it on top of the broiled asparagus. Yum.. My man even liked them.


Life is SWEET with all these changes BUT we've been having our share of set backs too.

For instance, BOTH our cars have died on us, the 2nd one just yesterday! We've had to cancel our Vacation to Utah next week :( It is a total bummer and our kids are very disappointed (as are we) but, better than having our van break down during our trip!

Our van was only working in one gear (tranny going out) and we were using it yesterday to go pick up our car that was majorly overheating, and just after we got our car dropped off at a shop - the van stopped driving in any gear except reverse in the middle of an intersection! So my man, amazingly drove BACKWARDS down the street - going the right way but just backwards, and into a turning lane and a parking lot. And there we were completely stranded! Thankfully, a good friend came and rescued us! Yay... we didn't have to sit in that heat.

Not only that, but we had a BBQ invite that night and our host friends came and picked our whole family up! How cool is that? We enjoyed a nice evening relaxing after all that car drama with good friends, an incredible view of the country, a dip in a little pool, petting some chickens & ducks, and some great eats!

I even beat my man at tether ball (with a little cheating).
My yummy BBQ meal: Chicken skewers dipped in orange sauce, shrimp skewers and salad. SO delish! We brought the pie that my man won and he even treated himself to a piece... but I stayed right OP and did not. He deserved it, though, and I think he has more "room" in his plan for a tiny little bit of "treating" off plan than I do. And I'm okay with that (for now at least).

My man admitted to me the other day, that he was concerned because in our past when we'd diet, he would always lose like twice as much as me and I'd always get so discouraged. So he has been PURPOSELY trying to keep his loses more even with me so I would feel better. (He could be losing faster) I was AMAZED to learn that that's what he's been doing. I am sometimes blown away at how much he loves me!! Anyway... thanks for reading, my blogger friends... I love you ALL!!! Ta ta for now. :)

10 comments:

Lesia said...

You have a great hubby. And it seems like the adversary is working your number. It's like he comes way too often when things are going good. Your food looks yummy and I will be trying that asparagus.smile.

MaryFran said...

Great post......you are truely a great couple!

Sorry to hear about the cars and the cancelling of your vacation. I hope and pray that you can get everythign worked out without to much of an upheaval.

Jennifer said...

Sorry to hear about your car, and the trip. But I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Maybe you just werent meant to take that trip.

I see your weight is so close to Onederland and i am so excited for you. Keep up the excellent work. It is surely paying off.

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Sorry to hear about the car trouble... that just sucks. Your man is so sweet. You are one lucky lady.

dawne said...

Sounds like a good man...keeper for sure.

Hey, what did you do with the pie????

kathyj333 said...

A pie?

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

That yummy apple pie my man won (I'm assuming it's yummy cuz I didn't have any), we shared at our friends BBQ and then we've let our kids have the rest... and my man has snitched from it some. :)

~Margene

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

I love reading your posts (except for the car break downs-very sorry to hear that)...you all are so sweet and loving! I'm very happy for you. And how sweet is that to keep even with you!! That is love, seriously.

And digital mammogram!? where do I sign up...they didn't have that at the office today!

Rettakat said...

Awww... what a dear! To lose slowly just so you don't get discouraged. What a guy!

Loretta
=^..^=

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You have a ,amazing great hubby!!!
I feel so badly for you that you had to cancel your trip. That was so cool and sweet of your friends to pick you up for a evening of fun at the bbq!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin