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, October 24, 2010

Fun Discoveries!

Yesterday, the hubs and I went to Fred Meyer late at night to pick something up. I had to run to the bathroom and as I was catching up to him at the self check-out, I just couldn’t get over how great he looked. There was my skinny man!

I had to pull out my camera and snap a few pics.
Here he is just last Christmas time, and here he is when we were engaged.
He looks more like the picture from 22 years ago, I think!
How fun is that!

You wanna know something else so super sweet?

Okay, I was visiting keelie's blog over at Real Fat and commenting on her "Great Escape" from obesity. She has made it under the 30 BMI mark. I was telling her I can't wait until I do that too.

Then I checked my BMI after my weight loss of last week, and [insert drum roll now] ... I am no longer OBESE either!!! My BMI is now 29.9. I can't tell you how free that makes me feel to escape that label! WOOO HOOO! I've kept telling people, "yea, I've lost a lot of weight but I'm still considered obese and have a ways to go." but not now baby! Over 20 years I've been in that label and I have finally escaped with my hubby. I feel like saying as did Martin Luther King Jr. "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty we are free at last."


Karla said...

you are so cute, I want to squeeze you!!

congrats on leaving the obese zone!!!

Ann (-22 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Yay, Margene!! Oh, I DREAM of that day ... how wonderful, I am so happy for you!!

And I agree with you, your husband looks a LOT like the photo of 22 years ago.

Photos don't lie ... and what a great way to highlight the changes, which we may not notice on a day-to-day basis!

Congratulations on leaving obesity behind (forever) ... I hope to join you one day!


Funny ... my word verification is: Mytee ... and you made a mighty (mytee) big change today!!

spunkysuzi said...

Wow the mister looks great!!
And your out of the obese zone is amazing :) You truly are rocking this journey!

Christine said...

So awesome for you to be out of that label!!!!

Your hubby does look like he did 20 years ago....you are both doing amazing!

Anonymous said...

No longer obese...my, what a truly awesome feeling that must be!! I agree your hubby is looking good and know he is feeling it as well! Congratulations to both of you, ya'll are an inspiration!!

Deb said...

Congratulations on getting out of the obese range!

That was a recent huge accomplishment of mine as well, so I know how great you must be feeling right now.

Nancy B. Kennedy said...

Congratulations on this milestone!

D said...

Congrats on making it out of the "obese" BMI. I can imagine how great that feels. And your hubby looks great! WTG both of you.

Julie said...

I just checked my BMI it is now 31.38, down from 32.60 so it's moving. Maybe next month I can say the same thing. I can't weight to just be fat, no obese.
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. I so love it when you do that.
Take care and have another sucessful week. You are my inspirtation!!
God Bless Margene.