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.
(For the fullest effect, begin at the beginning in Feb. 2010 using our Blog Archive on sidebar)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days of Christmas...

I got my box of 12 gifts from my new friend and swap buddy over at The Fat Mom blog.  (BTW, I think it should be "The Beautiful Mom" blog or "The Marvelous Mom" blog because those are more fitting word, imho).  I was so excited to take them all out of the box and here they are:


 How cute and fun is that???  When my kiddo's got home from school, they were like "Awe.... I want to do that too!"  (I know, right?  How fun for me, right?  Now stay away from my gifty's... Okay, I didn't really say that but I thought it!)

So I had to sing the 12 days of Christmas and open the first gift today and here it is - this cool recipe book:
I'm already eyeing some recipes in here to try like the chicken nuggets and spaghetti pie.  Sounds fun to make things that are healthy and trick my kids.  I am all for subterfuge and trickery!  he he he...

And I have some more fabulous news... The hubs got next week off and we are going to Utah for Christmas!!  I am so thrilled.  For those of you who follow my blog, you may recall that we were going to Utah a few months ago for a reunion but BOTH our vehicles died and forced us to cancel our trip.  I really miss my sister and brother that live there and we are way excited to go.  I've got so much to do until we leave but it's all happy, fun stuff.  And now, I need to put a plan in motion to stay ON PLAN for this trip and be prepared.  I think I'll be making a ton of my knox blox to get me through the tempting sweets... that's been working really good for me.

I would also like to express my gratitude for those who read and have commented on our blog.  I am always touched by the kind words of encouragement and how you so often share my joy as well.  I have not always felt open to give hugs because I felt that no one would want to hug a heavy person... but I love to hug and would give you each a big hug if I could.  Stay Strong!  Stay focussed.  Be Prepared! (gotta stick that Boy Scout motto in).  Life is Good!   XOXO ~Margene

7 comments:

foodmasochist said...

Please let me know how your deceptively delicious recipes turn out. i have the book and never made anything :( i'm a cookbook dropout. i think i am scared to lol. -fm

Kimberlynn said...

Hi Margene...how fun is that!!! Getting 12 gifts...wow. I have this cookbook, and at the time could hardly wait to get it. Can you believe I've never tried the first recipe in it. I'm inspired to get it down and check it out now.

I'm so happy that you're getting to see your family. My husband and I both have older vehicles and know how hard it can be to plan a trip. Have a great time my friend!!!

Karla said...

ohh hoo!!! Utah here you come!!

I am enjoying the 12 days of Christmas :)

Michele said...

SO fun too see what you received for the Twelve Day Swap. Utah sounds great! Always good to be with family at this time of year!!

The Fat Mom said...

The thing with the recipe book is you must ship your finished product so I can have a taste. LOL, just kidding.

Woohoo for your trip to Utah. Have fun!

The Fat Mom said...

By the way, thanks for the blog name suggestions. :) How about the Fabulous Fat Mom?

Julie said...

I joined the 12 days of Christmas because of you and am having a blast also.
I am so very happy you guys get to head to family for Christmas. You guys so deserve a get away. And I know you'll stay on plan, I know you will.
Take care my friend and have a blessed evening.