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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Thursday, November 4, 2010

TAGGED by Lanie Panie and GIFTS and CHALLENGE

My new blogger friend, Lanie from Healthy Smealthy tagged me with 4 questions. Then I get to tag 4 other bloggers with questions. Here are her questions for me:

1. What's the most profound advice you've gleaned from my blog?
Okay, I just discovered her blog but the most profound advice was to eat lots of fruit!

2. What's the funniest thing you've read from my blog?
(see answer to first
question) Fruit is funny, right?

3. What do you like best about me?
I love how Lanie is SO fruity!! And funny and witty. I will enjoy following her blog.

4. If it
wasn't all about me, about whom would it be?
No one! There is really only her... at least on her blog.

Okay, so now here are 4 people I TAG and the Questions I have for them to answer (note - if I didn't tag you - and you'd like to answer these questions, then consider yourself tagged! - I only had 4 to choose):

1. What was a single act of kindness you received that had a big impact on you?
2. If you could give someone some wisdom in just 5 words or less, what would it be?
3. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
4. What is the current book you are reading or have read?

Cool! I look forward to reading those answers!

Okay... this week I got a box from a friend on the other side of the country who sent me some of her Medifast food and some PB2. It was like Christmas. Thank you so much Lynn!!! Isn't she the sweetest? There were a lot of shakes, so I made some vanilla spice cookies (like, alot of them!) and put them in meal portion zip lock bags and froze them. And with the chocolate shakes I was attempting to make chocolate cookies but the batter wasn't thick enough so I made it into a brownie/cake. I used 14 chocolate shake packs, 2 scrambled eggs packs, 4 t. baking powder, and 10 packets of splenda.and mixed it with some water and Peppermint Patty sugar free syrup then Baked at 350 for about 40 minutes - made 16 servings. Then drizzled with Walden Farms sugar free chocolate syrup. (froze most of them to use as needed for a quick grab, microwave and go meal). Pretty yummy for not having cake for 10 months!!

November Challenge:
I am doing it... but missed yesterday :( I was sick and sniffly the whole day, but I'm back on board today. I really stink at the tricept dips and the push ups... but I'm not giving up!

Also, I should be getting my family pictures tomorrow. I had not idea I would be waiting this long (almost 2 weeks). In "Margene time" it has been many months!! Can't wait to see them, I hope I'm not picturing that I will look thinner than I do, I'm worried I will still think I look big and gross, but it's got to be some improvement. Later XOX ~Margene


Christine said...

I am tagged! lol
1. The ladies of my church made and delivered meals for a week when I broke my elbow a number of years ago.

2. Never give up!!!

3. Green Monster Smoothie...made with spinach, banana, peanut butter, water and flax.

4. The Eat Clean Diet Recharged by Tosca Reno.

I hope you are feeling better...all the way better!

Jennifer said...

feel better Margene! if I were still On medifast I would know who to come to for recipes. All your meals sound so good and obviously are working for you!

Lanie Painie said...

I do love your answers to my questions. Great work! You'll fit right in ;)

I hope you recover from feeling icky quickly. Being sick can really put me off track, I know. Lots of fruit should help! lol

I tried starting the November challenge today and I confess that I burned many calories looking around for my hand weights. Never did find them. I think I should lift Halloween candy instead! eh? eh? lift it right up to my mouth?

Julie said...


Your answers my dear and my questions and recipients.

That chocolate brownie cake looks amazing.

Keep up the great work Margene. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better today.

Take care and God Bless!!

Lucy said...

O.K...this tag thing, do I post the questions on my blog like you did?

When I read the first question, I got tears in my eyes. It has been the kindness of people and the kindness of my God that has kept me sane, has given me hope.

I can't wait to see the pics!!!!

Casey said...

Thanks for the tag, Margene! I´ll get to that a little later today!

Michele said...

Looks like it has been a good week. Keep strong. Michele

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

the food pictures look yummy!! wish I could be that creative!!