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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Monday, August 30, 2010

Week 29 ~ Crazy

Last week I lost 1 pound and my hubs lost 3 pounds!
So that brings ME to 90 lbs GONE! SWEET!! I am hoping to get into the 180's by the end of this week.

It really has been a crazy week for us with major decisions coming up that would change the future of all our lives, and trying to prepare for my son's Eagle in time, my daughter (who's never done any sport) trying water polo, having a BIG Yard Sale and majorly downsizing and simplifying our lives, trying to get our DJ business going, trying to reduce our expenses, trying to sell our car and buy a van (so we all can fit in a vehicle), trying to prepare for school next week (which hasn't happened yet), needing to connect with a friend in need, and the list goes on and on! It's all good stuff, really, but it can feel quite overwhelming.

Honestly, right now I am missing my sister and family closer around me... or having a good friend or two who would be interested in me and my family... who I could talk to. (Who would actually call me). I feel very isolated, although I know I am not. It's a lie that I've believed (from satan) for so many years that I am insignificant, unwanted, and even a burden in other's lives. Then, when certain things happen, it just reinforces that belief. And a lot of things have encouraged me to believe that lie. It brings me incredible heartache at times. It's like looking at the color blue and trying to convince yourself that it isn't really blue even though everything about it appears to be blue - yet it is a deception.

But my husband has been helping me so much and he is my best friend. I am so thankful for him and his loving nature towards me. Too bad I can't just be with him on a deserted island somewhere!

I have made a new web page called www.MargenesLeanandGreens.com which I have a link to now on the sidebar of this blog. This is where you can see pics of my lean and green meals altogether. Well, I am off with a FULL PLATE today (no pun intended). Have a wonderful, Healthy week, my friends!!

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

90 lbs is AMAZING and I cannot even tell you how happy I am for you. Along the way you are finding a new you and I am betting that helps you through your hard times. Times were hard for me for a while too, and when I was obese I had a much harder time dealing with negative things. And as I get healthier I am seeing a new person who copes differently. You have come so far Margene and I am confident that you are growing so much(spiritually and mentally of course). Its wonderful your husband is you best friend and such a great partner in life.

Lesia said...

Congrats of the weight loss. Incredible number! Love that you love your man:) Going to check out your new blog.

spunkysuzi said...

Wowsa's you are doing great!!
You are definitely an inspiration to me. Thanks

Lucy said...

I loved the way you described deception - very apt description.

BUT - YOU are ahead of the game bcs you KNOW its deception...there are many don't know.

Hurray for all the good things that are going on in your life & KUDOS to the 180's!!!!!

dawne said...

You are amazingly successful!!! So happy for you!

Ali said...

Awesome work! You should be so happy!

ladyofthehouse said...

90 pounds - that's AMAZING!!! congratulations!!!
We too are in a time of transition, which is always hard. I feel for you that you are feeling isolated right now. And I agree, it's a favorite tactic of Satan. I will be praying for you that not only will you feel the Lord with you in a very tangible way, but that He would bring a good friend to be close beside you and also thank Him for the wondeful friend you have in your husband!!
Wishing you peace during all of this transition!
hugs ~ diane :)

Donita said...

You are doing great and an inspiration to many of us!

I am glad you realize this negative thinking is a LIE... you are important to a lot of us out here on the "web" I know for myself, and many family members, we use your recipes as a resource. I, at least once a week, come here for meal inspiration.

Somedays I think "she hasn't posted for awhile, I hope all is good" and then you will post an update and I am thankful that you are still moving forward on your journey. Ok... off to look up your waffle recipe :)
Donita

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Thank you Donita!! I wish I could give you a hug!! God bless you on your journey as well. :)
Love,
Margene