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, August 8, 2010

WEEK 26 - 6 months now!

Yesterday I said goodbye to my dear friend I've had the last 5 years. She and her family packed up their moving truck yesterday and headed down to California. Her son is also my sons' best friend. I hope she doesn't mind that I post her picture here on our last "gals day" together, but I just wanted to share how beautiful she is INSIDE and OUT!! She has been there for me at some of my lowest moments and cheered with me at my highest ones too. I will really miss her SO much and hope she finds joy in her new adventure. :)

We have hit our 6 month anniversary on our lifestyle change using the "Take Shape For Life" program. Last week we EACH lost 1 pound. Yay, for a loss... but I am still aiming for more than that each week. I think I may have lost more if I didn't have those 3 diet soda's this week.
My Favorite Lean and green this week was a nice salad with Bolthouse honey mustard dressing, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, and our Costco Chicken patty covered with sauteed mushrooms. Oh... SO good! My kids are LOVING these Costco chicken patties (Sweet Caramelized Onion Chicken Burgers - Pic of them in one of my Feb. posts), they are in the refrigerated section and my kids eat them in a bun. When I am needing to make something quick, I pull those out.

So last friday, my man had a day off and we were fixing up our family bikes. Then we just decide to ride our bikes (without the kids) to the theater for an afternoon movie.
Back in the day, my man and I were big movie buffs and always used to go to the newest releases... even once going to 3 movies in one evening! (Okay, we were very young teens then). With movies having so much yucky stuff in them nowadays, we don't do that like we used to, but it was SO fun last Friday.

I am always wearing that top, I noticed too, since it is one of the only ones that fit me. I have a lot of my "tent shirts" and I wear them too, but they are huge on me. I can't wait until I can afford a real clothes shopping spree... but I've still got a lot I want to lose, so it's good to wait anyway. :)

I look at this pic and I see two older folks... yet inside, we are still those two crazy teens. At least now, we have hopefully learned a thing or two!!

6 comments:

Lesia said...

I don't think you look old...And you really need to look for a thrift store in your area. I get KILLER deals every time I go. Really there are things there that still have the price tags on them. Every one is shocked when I tell them I got it at the thrift store cause I look so nice even at church on Sundays. Happy Shopping!smile.

dawne said...

You don't look like old folks to me!!!! You look like you're so in love! I wish I could take you shopping and treat you to a mid-goal clothes shopping spree! Keep at it!

Jennifer said...

You definately dont look old so get that out of your head girl!!! You look so great Margene and I am so proud of you! You have come so far.

I moved away from my friends and family about 7 years ago now. And it is so hard sometimes. So I know how you feel about missing a friend. Whenever I go home I try to catch up with "my people"(which is easier now because when I was bigger I avoided going out in public in fear of someone recognizing me and seeing what I have done to myself). And my friends and family take the 2.5 hour trip all the time to see us too! Just make sure you keep in contact with your friend. You will be surprised that with a little effort your friendship might even become better! Funny how that works. I have learned who my real "people" are since I have moved away, and I appreciate them so much!

Keep going Margene. you are doing awesome and such an inspiration to me!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Deb Willbefree said...

congratulations on the loss! Any los is a WIN! :D Good work. Deb

D said...

You guys look great. I am about to 5 months now. I just recently hit up the Goodwill and some Consignment shops for some temporary clothes. Mine were all too big also.

Great Job.
Donita

Lucy said...

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that shirt you said "is the only one that fits"...doesn't fit. It's too big!! You are a very beautiful woman Margene and you've come a mighty long way!!

A great big KUDOS to you and "your man"!!!

One more thing - I know you're aiming for more than 1 lb a week but, take it from someone who lost NOTHING this month....one pound a week is FANTASTIC!! P.S: I'm hoping you'll have to throw those words back at me soon!!