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, November 28, 2010

Week 42 results - Hey, I'm 42!

So BOTH the hubs and I STAYED THE SAME this last week - no losses or gains. Yay for no gains! Time to get busy and get the rest of our weight off. I only have 29 lbs left and the hubs only has 22. I want to get it off and tackle some of my goals. I will post another time and list some of our goals and personal challenges we want to tackle.

My hubs is struggling with not cheating. No big time cheating but just staying 100% on plan and getting back into fat burning. He's used to downing some spoonfuls of peanut butter in the evenings and it's hard to break that habit. He also gives in to the occasional roll or donut. It's funny that it's not the other way around. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that I've been morbidly obese for 20+ years and so losing this weight is huge and major life changing. Finding a way to do this makes me feel very determined to be successful! I just don't want to go back there, ya know? Where my man has been thin and fit for most of his life. It's just been the last few years (specifically 2 years) where his weight really escalated. But either way, it's important to both of us to get healthy, be fit, live longer, and feel better!

Well, I gotta run and take my son to turn in his Eagle Scout Application. It's been a LONG road for this. He turns 18 on Tuesday!!!! I can't believe I will have an 18 year old. Does that mean I have to grow up too? (Naw!!!). Wishing blessings your way... XOX Margene


Julie said...

So how did the board go? I bet it was an amazing expeience. I wish him the very best. Mike turns 19 this coming March. They grow up just way to fast.
You are doing so amazing with your weight loss journey. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for always having such encouraging words for me.
Have a blessed week.

Karla said...

It is weird knowing the kids are older!! Mine are 21 and 25, it's like gosh, how can they be that old? what does that make me???



I can relate to the not wanting to cheat, I think this week will be a gain for me with Thanksgiving day being a feed for all, but thats the difference a year has made , it was just a day, and did not change the course I am on

you are sooo inspirational!!!


Christine said...

Yeah, for no gain!!!!

Good for you that you are staying the course...that will help your hubby to want to stay on program rather than reverting to old habits for too long!

A great inspiration you are!!! to me!!!

Lesia said...

Stopping by to smile.

Michele said...

Staying the samethrough a holiday is a win-winin mybook. Good for both of you. Stay strong!!

Ann (-34 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

You've come such a long way, Margene. I am so proud of you, and I take a great deal of inspiration from you too.

Congratulations on breezing through Thanksgiving with no added poundage - and still proving it can be enjoyed without devastating health affects!

Wow, less than 30 lbs to go! 2011 is going to be your year!! I am excited for you -- and I'm going to give a good run at my goal next year too. We have one month left in 2010 to ramp up for the new year. Let's make it count!


Rettakat said...

I checked out your Lean and Green page for the first time. All I can say is WOW! Not only do they sound delicious, they LOOK beautiful, too.
I'm definitely going to try some of those. :-)
Thank you for keeping a record like that, and sharing it.