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, September 19, 2010

Week 32 - Quick Results Post

So..... last week I lost 2 pounds and the hubs lost 3 pounds!! Very good but not the 4 lbs I wanted. So hopefully NEXT week will be the big benchmark we're hoping for! I stuck to plan and drank a TON of water but I didn't get any exercise in and I think if I did, I may have had a 4 pound loss.

We are still waiting to hear about the rental house we applied for... BUT.... we found another rental house that was even a little cheaper and now we want that one (and we applied for it too - first ones to apply). So between either of these homes, we are pretty sure we will be moving. So sure, in fact, that we dropped off our 30 day notice to our current landlords. SO... either way, we will be out of here. I am already starting to enjoy every moment in this gorgeous dream home that is nestled back in the trees and has the vaulted ceilings and a wonderful Master Bedroom, bathroom with soaker tub, a huge kitchen with tons of cabinets, etc. And we will move to a home with only 1/2 the square footage, no vaults, with a tiny little kitchen, one less bathroom, and no back yard... BUT we will love it because it gives us a chance to SIMPLIFY, Be CLOSER as a family, and it's only TEMPORARY until we do BUY our "Dream" home!

I have been thinking a lot lately of the song by Carrie Underwood called "Temporary Home". Seems fitting somewhat. Change can be terrifying as well as exciting, and yesterday, after the initial excitement, I did have a "freak out" time where I panicked and thought "What are we doing? This is crazy?"... but I am back to full faith right now. LIFE IS GOOD.

We are still making our Lifestyle change... We are still sticking to plan... We are going to Keep Moving Forward and hope that a little sacrifice now will lead us to greater blessings in the future. Sending positive thoughts to all those reading this who may be struggling with your own battles. God bless!!

11 comments:

Blubeari said...

Sounds like things are really lining up for you guys. I'm happy for you. :-)

spunkysuzi said...

First congratulations to both of you on another great week :)
I'm so happy to hear that you'll be able to move!

ladyofthehouse said...

Congrats on another great weight loss!!
Pray that God will clear the way for you to be in the house He has planned for you. And let's not forget, although sometimes our homes here on earth aren't exactly what we want, we will someday have a mantion in heaven!!
Have another great week!!
hugs ~ diane :)

Lucy said...

WE moved from a 3 bed home w/an attic, attached garage and back yard to our lil' apt...2 bed, no attick, no garage and no back yard.

You know-I recently read of a millionair threw himself in front of a moving train - suicide. Why? He had everything money could buy and you know what...it wasn't enough. That is very sad.

WE have all we need Margene. When it's all said and over - we will see how small our material battles really were...now the spiritual, I think that's another story!

Hang tight - you're going to make it. God has a plan and you are right smack in the middle of it!

Jennifer said...

You always have such a great mindset and positive way of thinking. I just love that. Can you pass some of that my way?

Congrats on the 2 pounds! That is just awesome. You are doing great!

Julie said...

You are getting all your ducks in a row, good for you. Down sizing will be difficult but with the two of you I think life will be perfect once it settles down. I can't wait to read next weeks post when you guys have met your challenge and won. I am so proud to have gotten to "know" you guys. You guys are such an inspriration.
Good luck this week with getting your new place and your wonderful life style changes.
Take care and God Bless!!

Polar's Mom said...

Congrats on the great loss-and on the award I gave you on my site!

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Lesia said...

So I had Clay rig up my computer to my TV screen. Where I can enlarge the font really big to read your blog and still have my foot up in the air. I have a lap table where I place my wireless keyboard and mouse. So wala I am in business now to read your blog.

So happy that you found a place even though you will miss your current home. Yep this is only OUR TEMPORARY HOME..Life on the other side will be FOREVER!!!!!

Donna said...

I just finished reading your entire blog today and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The pictures make it so interesting. You look great!

Julie said...

I have been here twice this week, I am so waiting to hear how the week has gone for you two. Each time I come I read a bit more and enjoy every single post.
Thanks for stopping by Margene. I so appreciate your wonderful comments.
Take care and have a blessed day.

Jennifer said...

Hi Margene. Hoping everything is well with you! Havent heard from you in a bit so I am checking in :)

Jennifer