Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. We slowly gained a lot of that weight back and we're now on another journey for weight loss and better health using Bright Line Eating. This is the story of our continuing Journey. .
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I am always SO COLD (literally, not figuratively).  Yes, having more weight on me helped me not feel as cold, but it feels SO good to not hate my body and be disgusted with it like I used to.  I love the way I feel.  I LOVE being less of me.  I feel SO thankful that the Lord has showed us this program and lifestyle that is working for us and I pray to continue a healthy lifestyle throughout the rest of our lives.  I stepped on the scale this morning for a sneak peak before weigh-in on Saturday, and it's so close to the 150's.... I am hoping to reach the 150's by Saturday!.  I cannot even remember when I was there last.  I already weigh less than when I was married!  I remember my wedding dress was a size 20.

Speaking of marriage.  Our 22nd anniversary is coming up this month.  I am trying to find a fun, yet inexpensive way to celebrate.  I think it would be fabulous if it involved a hot tub since that is literally all I think about since I'm so cold!!!

Here are a couple of my lean and greens lately:
Roasted Veggies with Alaskan Mesquite Salmon (from Costco in the frozen section) ~ 2 Morningstar Pizza patties w/ tomatoes & sauteed mushrooms.

I've also been experimenting more with my Knox Blox (you can find the recipe at the top of my blog under "Recipes Medifast" tab).  I've added some Anise (black licorice) flavoring to the Black Cherry jello.  I love it.  It feels like I'm eating licorice but it's a firm jello.  (It may be an acquired taste).
I also tried some Pina Colada  (Capella flavor drops) to the Strawberry Banana Jello and I LOVE that combination.  And the classic coconut sf syrup added to the Orange jello makes for yummy knox blox too!  (All jello I use is sugar free, of course).  Knox blox is awesome because it's fun, yummy, and so flippin' low in calories.  It really helps satisfy my sweet tooth with absolutely NO GUILT.

My goal is to drink one of my 24 ounce water bottles per meal.  Since I'm having 6 meals a day (5 medifast & 1 Lean & Green) that is 144 ounces of water.  I've pretty much been doing that and I know it totally helps with the weight loss.  That is one thing that has changed a lot this last year... I can down water so easily than when I first started!  It's the potty breaks... that's a whole other story that I won't go into right now... but it IS worth it!

So we are shooting to stay ON PLAN this month which should be easy since we have no extended family get-togethers.  Just us.  Making our own healthy, fun traditions!  Life is GOOD.


Ann (-35 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

First off, congratulations on 22 years of marriage!

Second, I am excited to see you dip into the 150s, Margene! I remember EXACTLY when I was last 150 lbs. 1984 It was the beginning of a very slow climb.

I enjoy reading of your knox box variations. In fact, I just bought the ingredients to make some myself (maybe do that over the weekend) - based entirely on your recipe. Thanks for that!

Kimberlynn said...

Oh Margene...you must be so excited!!! And to be getting to the 150's at Christmas time. What a wonderful gift to have given yourself. Congratulations.

Joy said...

You are doing so awesome - Keep it up!!!

I too am a lot colder than I used to be. Great thing...now I can buy coats and jackets. I used to never wear one, unless it was below freezing. Now my hubby calls me whimpy because I get so cold.

I like this problem! I love coats and was always so sad I could not wear them. Now I have two!!

Keep focused!

Debbie said...

I am also colder than I use to be. I love your pics of food..

Karla said...

you are doing soo good :)
I really should try and eat more fish, I am almost a vegetarian now!!

Julie said...

150 lbs!!! I am so impressed. Oh I am. Margene, I am so proud of you for all that you've done this year and yes the weight loss but so much more too.
Congrats on the 22 years, we are celebrating out 31st in April. I was only 18 when I got married, 18 plus 1 day. I got married at 150 lbs also, someday do I want to weigh that again, I don't think so but I'd really like 165 next year. One year at a time first the 180 but 2011.
Take care my friend. Have a very blessed Friday.

gracies tough journey said...

Love your blog, read the blog from
Nov 30. It really touched me. It hit too close to home. I too feel so lonely most of the time. I miss my parents also so bad its still hurts. I raised my kids, worked full time and I feel like I missed out on so many things I so need, besides the soul mate I never found, is the cherished friend I never had. I wish you luck . Congrats on the wonderful weightloss. Gracie

Dianne said...
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Dianne said...

Sorry! I had some typos and just had to re-post! :)

Knox blox are good, just maybe not the minty fruity ones! :)

Margene, you look like you're probably about 120 lbs or less to me!
I'm so impressed with you and your determination! Wish I had me some of that!
You go, girl!

Michele said...

You know that is a marvelous accomplishment to be size down from your wedding day. Wow! That is so cool. Congrats, too, on being so very close to a new threshold. You are a rock star!